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Show: Love Hina (2000)  
Review by: Animetique
This summary/review is provided by animetique.com and used under the Creative Commons License.
My Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

When Keitaro was five, he made a promise to a neighborhood girl that when they grew up, they would meet at Tokyo University and live happily ever after. The girl then moved away and Keitaro forgot her name, but not the promise they made. Fifteen years later, Keitaro has tried and failed to pass the entrance exams into Tokyo University several times. His parents are ready to kick him out of the house, and he has all but given up hope of getting in.

Then, one day, Keitaro's grandmother, who owns an all girls dormitory, decides she no longer wants to manage it. The job is dropped in Keitaro's lap and he becomes the new manager, to the dismay of the girls living there. The anime follows Keitaro in his quest to fulfill the promise he made to the girl fifteen years ago as well as to be accepted (and not killed) by the five girls living in the dorm - yes, you know the routine... five women, one man...

But Love Hina for the most part is quite enjoyable, although the love aspect of it has that violent Ranma style of comedy to it that does get old occasionally.

Animation:

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0

The animation is pretty decent - very well drawn with a mix of highly detailed scenes and crazy, exaggerated deformation style whenever something violent happens.

Music:

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0

The theme song is pretty catchy. I like the music... although I'm not sure I'm ready to buy the cds yet

Character Design:

My Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

The character development is interesting, although a bit predictable given the storyline. I like most of the characters - they each have something to add to the story to round things out.
Last Updated: 8/17/2007
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