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, ...
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Keitaro, Naru, and all their friends are back in an animated series based after both the specials. Keitaro's still trying to get Naru, but he isn't the only one. Of course, the other ... See full summary »
Keitaro fell asleep during his Tokyo U exam. He was so embarrassed that he was going to fail a fourth time, that he runs away from home, visiting a far away island instead. Naru decides to ... See full summary »
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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
Much of the more risqué elements of the original manga (i.e., fan-service) were toned-down considerably for the TV series, with the exception of the unaired 25th episode. See more »
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 »
In the Christmas special Love Hina DVD, there is a special Episode 25. Motoko's sister returns, there is nudity of Motoko and Naru (mostly Motoko, Naru's is only seen if you look closely due to the hot springs' smog). See more »
The manga was better. Now this is not to say that the anime was not good. It was hysterical. It's just that the manga is that much better, and fans who have read it first should not expect to be blown away. However, if you haven't read the manga, you will be beside yourself with laughter for the first several episodes, and you will find yourself pulling for the characters throughout the series. And then when you read the manga (you won't be able to resist), you can repeat these feelings all over again.
However, there are some downsides. This series is crammed full of filler, and can only be matched in that aspect by Dragonball Z (which, by the way, is 291 episodes long). Also, if you're going to watch this, subtitles are a must. This is one of the worst - if not the absolute worst - dubs I have ever seen. Kitsune for the most part sounds like a drunk Dixie Chick, and Su has some sort of accent that sounds like an unnatural blend of Russian and Indian. Motoko sounds like "Izzy" from the Digimon dub, and Shinobu and Naru, while having voices that relatively fit their characters, are acted adequately at best. All this is amplified one hundred times when you take into account that the original had such a stellar voice cast, in fact one of the BEST in anime. Keitaro is probably the best in the English cast, but still can't hold a candle to Ueda Yuji. No one can squeal like this guy!
So all in all, I highly recommend this series to anyone, anime fan or just a fan of good laughs. Just make sure you read fast.
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