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Love Hina  
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Description
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.

Type
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
ラブひな

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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.122 by Mangabandits (1725d ago)
v.13-14(end) by BYAAAH (3272d ago)
v.12 by BYAAAH (3272d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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

User Reviews
Love Hina by AstroNerdBoy

Forum
8 topics, 82 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1776 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 2nd 2016, 5:53pm PST


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Year
1998

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Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #588 increased(+184)
Monthly Pos #1222 decreased(-62)
3 Month Pos #1291 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #1359 decreased(-7)

List Stats
On 735 reading lists
On 592 wish lists
On 4751 completed lists
On 172 unfinished lists
On 320 custom lists

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Forum Posts
is love hina good if i hate the anime? 1174 days, 7 hours, 38 minutes ago
love hina 1194 days, 9 hours, 27 minutes ago
AniHina / love hina 1770 days, 14 hours, 51 minutes ago
who would you choose 1838 days, 18 hours, 4 minutes ago
Possible seqquel... 2251 days, 14 hours, 16 minutes ago

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If you love manga, you need to read this one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jjm152
August 14th, 2016, 10:49pm
It's hard to say this, but imagine there are two types of manga readers. Ones who read just for entertainment and ones who read for that, but also really appreciate the history or artform of manga. If you're in the former group, there is a good chance that you will at least "like" Love Hina, because it's a good manga. However, if you're in the later group, then you ABSOLUTELY MUST READ THIS MANGA.

Love Hina is the definitive harem manga. It spawned countless imitators and established not only the genre but all of the tropes that went along with it as part of popular culture. That is to say, while not everything in Love Hina is an "Akamatsu original" idea (as the genre and some of the tropes go back farther than that), it's fair to say that it was Love Hina that firmly cemented them in the minds of manga creators and readers as it was the first harem manga to take off like a rocket in popularity.

There is really now way of knowing how much of a shot in the arm Love Hina was to a flagging manga industry when it came out, but if you were to say it revitalised it and inspired dozens of careers, you wouldn't be wrong. From the manga, to the video games, the products, the anime, the drama CD's... Love Hina was a cultural phenomena. If you appreciate and love manga and manga history, then Love Hina is something that you need to embrace as an incredibly important work that is still shaping and influencing manga that is created today.
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No way in hell   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
April 28th, 2014, 1:59pm
Both the anime (i just glanced at it for confirmation) and manga are bad but the manga is a bit better done and just listen to me and Bennett the Sage as his Love Hina reviews are very funny and insightful. We both sure hate Akamatsu equally but dislike his Negima (3/10) more than this circle jerk so me and ecchi/harem will never be friends. No character development, no romance, no dating, no sex, thus no service i always say. I actually started to dislike the series half way through when i read it more than 10 years ago as a teenager so the art and the very first stories are the only saving grace. To think i actually played my own money for this.
Ah the sins of youth but i learned and the harem genre has been dead to me ever since so thank you Love Hina for that. A good series about an actual harm would be Ooku (8,5/10) and the deconstructive Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei (9/10) should be the final word on the genre. At least this series isn´t porn in disguise but Akamatsu does yuri/loli hentai on the side too. Sigh.

... Last updated on May 4th, 2015, 10:11am
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On the must read list for the genera   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by smatthew854
May 8th, 2013, 7:55am
Though not perfect throughout as it had its ups and downs in story telling and the ending though not rushed felt like a race to get through, its well worth the read. It's one of those stories like Ichigo 100% and I''s that's on my must read list for this type of manga.
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hmm   
Rating: N/A
by aclgrafix
November 23rd, 2012, 10:18am
i dont get all the hype over this manga, all it is is a retard guy living with a group of girls, fanservice ensues,guy and girl get into uni, guy ends up with girl, story complete... no rating... dropped
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one of the best manga out there   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ilovebhong
July 9th, 2012, 2:20pm
i loved it. it's my third favorite manga and i love the fact that the ending shows the couple past college!! and for those looking for a better manga, i suggest suzuka and ichigo 100%. love hina is definitely a must-read for anyone who loves romance.
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Started a generation   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kevjunba
June 22nd, 2012, 11:25pm
In my opinion I believe that Love Hina truly started the era of Slice of Life and Becoming of Age manga. However, like many good manga, it started getting too ridiculous and it took a very long time for Akamatsu Ken to bring it back on track (if he ever did). Had 100 chapters been cut, it truly would have been a masterpiece.
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Uhhhh   
Rating: N/A
by enaikelt
January 26th, 2012, 8:53pm
TuaRal more or less nailed it with his review a couple pages back. The beginning of this manga was (although kinda annoying) pretty good. The story was compact, it flowed well, it was interesting, and the characters occasionally did things you totally wouldn't see coming.

And then... somewhere around chapter 60... everything went crazy. People started doing the most random things, arcs come out of nowhere just for the sake of being there, no one ever seems to sit down and talk anymore, and the weirdest stuff happens in the name of comedy. And it's not funny. It's just strange. And kind of random.

Plus some of the characters are completely annoying - at least in the beginning. Kanoko, Kei's sister, completely grated on me for the longest time. So did Otohime, for that matter.

It's kinda cool that it's such an old manga, but I wouldn't label it a 'classic' by any stretch of the imagination. It was awesome in that it was a huge coming-of-age story for Keitaro, the little wuss, but it also felt like any emotional depth he gained, Naru lost... so it ends up about the same in the end. I forgive it though, just because they had moments of really intense cuteness. D'awww.

... Last updated on January 26th, 2012, 9:32pm
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No.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Verix
January 8th, 2012, 4:59pm
Was fun for a couple of moments, but got repetitive and boring so very very fast. Always the same emotions, clichés, stupid plot development, super-long-stretched out relationship development... Can't say I recommend this one. This < Ai Kora < Ichigo 100%

... Last updated on January 8th, 2012, 5:00pm
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A bit frustrating   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Moonclaw7
December 14th, 2011, 3:41pm
This series might have held up well at its time, but now it felt very repetetive, i think i went through the same scenario at least twice. Though when it did something new it was fun, it sadly suffers in the end though, as it kinda was one of the first ones out there doing this kind of story. Its a classic but i dont think its great its just ok.

... Last updated on December 14th, 2011, 3:42pm
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U HAVE TO READ IT!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by panda14ify
November 28th, 2011, 7:58am
I LOVED LOVE HINA JUST AS MUCH AS ICHIGO 100%, AND CHANGE 123 ^_^

... Last updated on November 28th, 2011, 8:01am
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