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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.

Mote: 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 K.I.S.S. (1866d ago)
v.13-14(end) by BYAAAH (3414d ago)
v.12 by BYAAAH (3414d 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 (1789 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 2nd 2016, 5:53pm PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #639 increased(+138)
Monthly Pos #917 increased(+217)
3 Month Pos #1127 increased(+20)
6 Month Pos #1177 increased(+60)

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On 744 reading lists
On 590 wish lists
On 4782 completed lists
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Forum Posts
is love hina good if i hate the anime? 1315 days, 21 hours, 51 minutes ago
love hina 1335 days, 23 hours, 40 minutes ago
AniHina / love hina 1912 days, 5 hours, 4 minutes ago
who would you choose 1980 days, 8 hours, 17 minutes ago
Possible seqquel... 2393 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by barbapapa
September 6th, 2005, 11:56pm
My first, and still one of the best titles ever imo.
Romance, Comedy, (covered up) Nudity... yup, all the ingredients :D
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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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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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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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Good Harem   
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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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So good.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by se7a
June 29th, 2009, 4:33am
My first manga. I read it back in 2001, and today it is still the one i'm most fond of. There this special charm to it that no manga can hope to achieve. You really fall in love (in a healthy way) with the characters and the ending is so fulfilling. The art is very good, specially for a 1999 manga. The settings are perfect.
The characters are the best part, you will grow to like them so much... They are unique in their own ways, and unlike in other harem mangas, they just don't fall in love with the main character first sight, and they are not all love interest. The main character is a bit lame, sometimes, but he is not detestable or a complete wimp dork like most main characters in other mangas; you will even hope that he everything goes alright for him. And the romance. Oh the romance. It is so sweet, it's one of the things that makes this series on it's own level. You will really feel warm when you finish reading this. Oh, not to spoil but the ending is probably the only ending that I thought that was perfect. If only, I wish he didn't become so "seta" like.

Just read it. It's the only complete manga I've re-read after so many hundreds of others in 8 years, and I did it thrice.
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Love Hina   
Rating: N/A
by sanver
June 28th, 2009, 10:29pm
Love Hina was one of my first mangas and I must say: boy did I enjoy it!

The story is told in a way that keeps you clinging for more, the sudden changes in the main course are enjoyable (makes you wonder if it's going where you expect it to). Although there are quite a few "nude" scenes, they are meant that way for the story to have more resources (many of them had me laughing), and I think the result of it is quite nice. If you are easily touched by emotional scenes, you'll definitely be moved at one point or another.

I admit the story and characters are not the greatest, but Love Hina has a certain charm that no other manga of it's kind (that I've read) has. Overall a great manga. The anime is good as well, but leaves some important things out. Deserves a 10.
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