Love Hina

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Love Hina
ラブ ひな
(Rabu Hina)
GenreHarem,[1] romantic comedy,[2] slice of life[3]
Manga
Written byKen Akamatsu
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
Original runOctober 21, 1998October 31, 2001
Volumes14 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYoshiaki Iwasaki
Written byShō Aikawa
Music byKoichi Korenaga[4]
StudioXebec
Licensed by
NetworkTV Tokyo
Original run April 19, 2000 September 27, 2000
Episodes25 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Love Hina: Christmas Special
Directed byYoshiaki Iwasaki
Written byShō Aikawa
StudioXebec
Licensed by
ReleasedDecember 25, 2000
Runtime44 minutes
Original video animation
Love Hina: Spring Special
Directed byYoshiaki Iwasaki
Written byShō Aikawa
StudioXebec
Licensed by
ReleasedApril 1, 2001
Runtime45 minutes
Original video animation
Love Hina Again
Directed byYoshiaki Iwasaki
Written byShō Aikawa
StudioXebec
Licensed by
ReleasedJanuary 26, 2002
Runtime30 minutes
Episodes3 (List of episodes)

Love Hina is a Japanese manga. It was created by Ken Akamatsu. It tells the story Keitarô Urashima. Urashima is a Japanese student who tried to enter the famous university of Tokyo (Todai or Tokyô Daigaku). Love Hina exists also as an animated series.

Story[change | change source]

Keitarô Urashima is a 19-year-old boy who tries to study at the well known university of Todai. He tried three times and failed. He finally decides to go to the hotel of his aunt, the Hinata Hotel. When he got to the hotel, he found that it has been changed into a girls' hotel. The first time he met the people living in the hotel, they were not very happy to see him. Slowly, they began to accept him, even if he is clumsy and a pervert.

Characters[change | change source]

  • Keitarô Urashima: Keitarô is a 19-year-old boy who tries to study at Todai. He failed three times. When he was younger, Keitarô and a young girl made a promise to enter Todai when they were older. Keitarô still remembers this but cannot remember who this young girl was or what her name was.
  • Naru Narusegawa: Naru is a 17-year-old girl. She was accepted to Todai. She is the best of her class. She has a bad temper and hits Keitarô when she is angry.
  • Mutsumi Otohime: Mutsumi is a nice 20-year-old girl. She is clumsy and forgets things.
  • Shinobu Maehara: Shinobu is a 14-year-old girl. She is very shy. She loves to clean and cook.
  • Motoko Aoyama: Motoko is a 15-year-old girl. She is violent. She sometimes hits Keitarô with her sword.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chen, Tony (September 17, 2002). "Love Hina GN 1-5 – Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 14, 2008.
  2. Brenner, Robin E. (2007). Understanding Manga and Anime. Greenwood Publishing Group. 89, 112. ISBN 9780313094484.
  3. Paul (September 14, 2004). "Love Hina Volume 1". Anime UK News. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  4. "町立図書館 - スタッフ". TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on 2018-08-11. Retrieved August 11, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)