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Love Hina  
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Keitaro has had great difficulty getting into the university of his choice and no luck in meeting women. In a desperate effort to go into seclusion and study for his entrance exams, he volunteers to take over running his grandmother's hotel. His plans are ruined when he discovers that the "hotel" is actually an all-girls dormitory... and some serious distractions ensue.

Won the 25nd Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga.


Related Series
AniHina (Spin-Off)
Love Hina (Novel) (Side Story)
Rikujou Boueitai Mao-chan (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Любовь и Хина
С любовью, Хина

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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.122 by Mangabandits (1350d ago)
v.13-14(end) by BYAAAH (2897d ago)
v.12 by BYAAAH (2897d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1, Chapter 1
Ends at Vol. 12, Chapter 105

User Reviews
Love Hina by AstroNerdBoy

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1727 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 2nd 2015, 4:55pm PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha USA (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #704 increased(+213)
Monthly Pos #1356 increased(+27)
3 Month Pos #1415 increased(+86)
6 Month Pos #1351 decreased(-108)

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On 709 reading lists
On 560 wish lists
On 4660 completed lists
On 170 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
is love hina good if i hate the anime? 799 days, 4 hours, 34 minutes ago
love hina 819 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes ago
AniHina / love hina 1395 days, 11 hours, 47 minutes ago
who would you choose 1463 days, 15 hours, 0 minutes ago
Possible seqquel... 1876 days, 11 hours, 13 minutes ago

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A CLASSIC!!!! a manga among mangas   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeno01
October 13th, 2011, 10:28am
this is the manga that got me into mangas and ive read alot of manga since than

fucking hilarious
lovable characters
sweet plot
great art
need i say more

the only thing i hated about this manga was vol.14 final chapter last page "end"
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Love Hina is the reason I started read Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SimonFearless
September 5th, 2011, 6:01am
This is such a sweet and wonderfull manga. About love and forfilling your dreams.
It really pictures the hardship of love. The rivality between friends, when they love the same person.
And of course the akwardness and embarrasment about finding out what It really means to love and epose feelings to each others.
Together with a lot off comedy and different occurrents the story progress on and never gets boring. The characters is also good and easy to understand. You get to know them fast and can see how they develop as the story progress.

Well, it may be a little to much fan service somtimes and the main character is kind of a cliche (a guy without any significant abilities and poor looks but with a strong bealive in his dreams and somhow gets a lot of girls). But the author makes It up by delivering so much more and making this manga very realistic and entertaining.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by sirsosss
July 12th, 2011, 5:45pm
excellent manga

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
very disappointed that keitarou chose to go to america, and his sister seriously annoyed me

but other than that a very good manga, nice characters design and development. all the characters are lovable. quite a lot of fanservice toward the end. a very sweet and cute manga

i agree with some people that it could be better, some of the events were really unnecessary and frustrating, but because of my like toward the characters alone, i'd give it a 10.
considering that it was written in 1998, it's brilliant. very modern and relatable.

try it, won't be dissapointed

... Last updated on July 13th, 2011, 1:44am
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by KarnowoB
May 6th, 2011, 10:14pm
An extremely good Manga, this was my second time reading through, first time since I knew about Baka-Updates. Its storyline is very good though at times you will notice its a bit drawn out and they could have laid of the ecchi a bit... and by a bit I mean not an ecchi scene every chapter, sometimes multiple times a chapter... its gets tiring. Over all though definately give it a read if you like the Romance / Harem genre. Personally I find the Harem genre annoying as in my opinion it has never been done right from my current knowledge (I would prefer it if they made it so the male lead could at any stage go any number of ways rather then just with the character you guess he is going to go with from chapter one). This is not that much of a Harem as the main character never even partially develops romantic feelings for anyone other then the female lead.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pletar
April 24th, 2011, 7:26am
I absolutely love this manga, and although some parts fall a bit short of my expectations, it is overall quite solid.

And regarding the earlier comment, yes it does feel a bit weak when compared to manga nowadays. However, it should be noted that this manga IS A LITTLE BIT OLD, and that back in it's day was quite revolutionary and spawned higher popularity for the harem genre and as such has been improved throughout the years.
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READ IT!!!   
Rating: N/A
by Eskamobob1
February 11th, 2011, 7:38pm
this is a truly amazing manga... it has an amazingly satisfying ending, a good story line, and many funny aspects too... this manga has and will continue to set the bar for harem romance based mangas for a long time... if you ever get a chance read this manga, you will have no regrets smile
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Good, but repetitive   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by qasz
September 24th, 2010, 4:33pm
Love Hina is a solid series, pretty much everything you would expect out of a harem manga (especially since it set the standard for harem manga to follow). However, some of the gags are extremely repetitive. Namely main character sees girl naked/nearly naked, then girl hits him so hard he flies into the stratosphere. Yeah, it's funny the first few times they do this gag, but then it happens (what seems like) every chapter and in the exact same situation (usually Keitaro walking into the bath when a girl is in there). If you can handle that though (I could easily, it only started to bother me in the last 30 chapters or so) I would definitely recommend this series, it has great characters, romance, and a happy ending. I'm kind of a sucker for happy endings.

tl;dr overused gags keep this series from being a 10/10. Read it if you like romance/harem.
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Good, had alot more potential though.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by TuaRal
September 11th, 2010, 12:14am
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Love Hina was probably the first manga I read back in 2000 or so. At that time, I felt it was a instant classic, a 10/10, I hadn't read anything like that before and it stuck out in my mind. Now roll the clocks 10 years, and here we sit at 2010, giving this classic another deserved read. Well, I must say, I was slightly disappointed, as it did not live to my memories expectations, plus it seemed to have quite a bit of wasted potential.

The first few volumes were really well done in my opinion and taking into consideration when it was written, it was the standard of harem manga. It set the bar for all future harem genre, and Akamatsu really did a good job nailing the slapstick comedy/light romance, adding some unique and lovable characters with a cute and interesting plot. Fan service aside, most of the beginning was really well done. However, that is until you hit about the time Keitaro finally passes the exams. From there, it seemed to derail, get repetitive, get old, boring and stale. I can't really put my finger on why it did that so rapidly, but I kept thinking to myself, "Can't we just see them go out already!?". Or, "Why does she keep abusing him?" It got pretty redundant and old, and after you see poor Keitaro abused for the 100th time, its not that funny anymore.

However, as it added more (useless?) characters, and got towards the end, it seemed to shape up a little better, giving you a nice heartwarming ending, and a wedding scene! I'm a sucker for happy endings.

Overall, a little overrated by most in my opinion, being that its a stepping stone manga into the manga world, and lost potential. Either he should have cut it short, or took it in a more serious direction with the romance. I could recommend this to people quite easily though, its easy to pick up, easy to relate to, and the characters are hard not to love. Even though there are much better harem manga out there, I can still recommend this one if you don't mind a frustrating main couple, and somewhat of a repetitive comedy scheme.

... Last updated on September 11th, 2010, 12:19am
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Awesome Series   
Rating: N/A
by ninjarear
September 7th, 2010, 1:39pm
I wish I never read this series...JUST SO I COULD READ IT AGAIN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. Honestly this series is amazing, its funny, cute and romantic. Naru and Keitarou are probably the best couple I have ever seen in manga. Insanely good series, even people who aren't into the harem genre might enjoy it. This is one of my favorite manga.
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Good Harem   
Rating: N/A
by partially
August 8th, 2010, 5:07pm
About the only harem type manga and anime I would actually recommend to people.

It's silly, lacks plot, and wishy washy like 100% of other harem. However I think the place it truly does succeed is that it has a sense of fun to it. And unlike the vast majority of other more recent releases from the genre, it is basically non-fetishised. It simply has a bunch of oddball characters having risqué fun, and doesn't pander to specific fetish subsets.
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