Love Hina: An Anime With Humor, Romance and Great Lessons

Posted by David D'Angelo | 8/10/2008 11:10:00 PM | | 0 comments »

Love Hina perhaps is one of the anime that I have loved and remember of course beside Hunter X Hunter that is. Love Hina is the story of the promise between Urasima Keitaro and Naru Narusegawa back when they were very young and their quest to be together at Tokyo U. During this wacky, humorous, and romantic story of their whirlwind romance the two had find love after all the adversities and the torture that Urasima had suffered from the hands of the Hinata Girls.

Here is the Opening of Love Hina in case you have not watched it in a while.

Love Hina had touched my hear as well with one of the songs which reminds me of my personal life. This is during the episode where Naru tries her luck as a singer and a star. The song is entitled Egao No Mirai E. It is a song which tells us never to surrender in life despite all the hardships and looking into a happy or joyful future.

Here are two versions of this song. The anime and live versions of Naru Narusegawa's Egao No Mirai E...

Love Hina - egao no mirai e 笑顔の未来へ (Anime)

Egao No Miraihe (Love Hina) Horie Yui

Here's my personal rating for Love Hina Anime...

  • STORY: 10 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 10 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 10 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 10 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 10 - effective use of music in the story.
  • ART WORKS: 10 - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: 10 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • TOTAL RATING: 10.00

  • Well no bias there but I personally think this is one of the best animes ever to hit the market... love you all Shinobu Maehara, Keitaro Urashima, Naru Narusegawa, Mutsumi Otohime, Motoko Aoyama, Kaolla Su, Mitsune Konno,

    Personally my favorite character is not Naru but Shinobu. Her cure and caring eyes seems to radiate the truthfulness of her heart... and mind you she also has a crush on Keitaro Senpai.

    Here is a YouTube Tribute for Shinoby... the most lovable characters of the Hinata Girls...

    Bit of additional info about Love Hina from our friends at Wikepedia:

    The manga won the "Best Manga, USA Release" in 2002 Anime Expo. At Book Expo America 2003, Tokyopop announced that not only had Love Hina been among the top ten graphic novels on Nielsen BookScan's list, but it was also (along with Chobits) the first graphic novel to ever enter the general trade paperback list.

    The anime was praised in a review by the Anime News Network for being very intriguing and for mixing "drama, romance, and slapstick comedy in a pleasing combination". The music was also commended for being "incredibly cute" and used in a way which contributed to many of the dramatic effects in the anime.