Love Hina (2000) IMDb


Hybrid, mostly static harem bishoujo.


Modern Tokyo. A sweet-at-heart dork becomes manager of an all-girls dormitory. Much misconception, romance and ultraviolence ensue.


Enjoyable, but there's no escaping the dweeb factor. Some claim it to be a parody of the genre or even a shoujo series. It's not. Based on a long manga in which they eventually marry. The original series has spawned several follow-up episodes in the form of “Specials”.

References here: Outlaw Star (1998), Ground Defense Force Mao-chan (2002).

Japanese production animation series


Love Hina Again (2002) IMDb


Attempts at character development! More of the strained plot of the original, with even more fan service.

Japanese production animation series