Reviews of Love Hina (2000) and related work

Love Hina (2000Moving picture, 9 hours) – previously

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

A genre hybrid, but mostly static non-haram harem bishōjo. I’ve seen claims that it’s a parody of the genre or even a shōjo series. It’s not. There’s no escaping the dweeb factor.

Based on a long comic 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).

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Love Hina Again (2002Moving picture, 87 minutes)

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

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