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Love Hina 

Rabu Hina (original title)
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When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Yûji Ueda ...  Keitarô Urashima / ... 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Yui Horie Yui Horie ...  Naru Narusegawa 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Masayo Kurata Masayo Kurata ...  Shinobu Maehara 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Yu Asakawa ...  Motoko Aoyama 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Reiko Takagi Reiko Takagi ...  Kaolla Su 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Junko Noda Junko Noda ...  Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno 25 episodes, 2000-2001
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Haruka Urashima / ... 24 episodes, 2000-2001
Yukie Maeda Yukie Maeda ...  Onsen Tamago / ... 23 episodes, 2000-2001
Hiroyuki Yoshino Hiroyuki Yoshino ...  Masayuki Haitani / ... 18 episodes, 2000
Michio Miyashita Michio Miyashita ...  Kimiaki Shirai / ... 18 episodes, 2000
Satsuki Yukino Satsuki Yukino ...  Mutsumi Otohime / ... 15 episodes, 2000-2001
Yumiko Kobayashi Yumiko Kobayashi ...  Sarah McDougal 12 episodes, 2000-2001
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...  Kentarô Sakata / ... 12 episodes, 2000-2001
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When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, Keitaro has failed his entrance exam twice, and his parents refuse to support him any longer. His grandmother gives him refuge and employment as caretaker of her inn, which just happens to serve as a female dormitory. The eclectic group of tenants tease, annoy and berate him to no end. Still, Keitaro won't ever give up his promise to meet his childhood friend again, even though he can't remember her name. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 April 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Hina See more »

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| (25 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Episode 16, Naru switches roles with Keitaro during the Son Goku play, and dons a very skimpy costume. Her attire closely resembles the slave girl outfit Princess Leia wore in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), complete with the chains, collar, and leash. See more »

Goofs

Naru's need for her glasses varies dramatically between episodes. For most of the series she goes without them and has no difficulty at all (and there is no evidence that she uses contact lenses). And during the fireworks display at the festival, she is able to recognize Keitaro without her glasses in the dark, from behind. But earlier, when she and Keitaro both run off and break their glasses, she cannot recognize him without them even at a distance of inches. See more »

Quotes

Maehara Shinobu: By Medical Powers, Rururururu!
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Connections

Followed by Love Hina Spring Special (2001) See more »

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one of the top ten anime series
3 January 2003 | by gjhongSee all my reviews

I've seen a lot of anime at various university clubs and rented a lot from local video stores and I rank Love Hina among the best shows. The artwork is good and the stories are varied and clever. It can be argued that the situation of a geeky guy who somehow ends up living with a household of girls has been used before but what matters is whether you care about the characters. With a show like Vandread that is supposed to be good I didn't feel much for people in it. With a show like Cowboy Bebop it wasn't long before I grew to enjoy the oddball characters living in that world. That is also true for Love Hina. We are introduced to the supporting characters and learn their backgrounds gradually. The way they interact with the lead actor Keitaro reveals his personality. It didn't take too many episodes before I realized how good the show was. For example the episode about the forgotten automaton Mo-e was a big surprise. It told a touching story on the importance of keeping promises which is one of the main themes of the series.

I've just seen the TV series and Christmas special released in English and the actors do a very good job on the voices. Matoko sounds serious, Shinobu sounds shy and Kaolla sounds playful just like the Japanese version. This show is well worth watching because the plot advances unlike shows like Ranma where it will take forever for the two leads to confess their love. Warning: Keitaro always blunders into fan-service situations where girls are undressed but Naru is always there to punish him for his transgressions.


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