Love Hina Review


Today on culture mystery: Why losers always get the chick in manga/anime

I watched a few episodes of Love Hina when i was kid in Korea.  I hated this anime/manga with a passion.  Why? Well the main dude is a dumb weakling.  He gets beat up by every single girl, yet they are attracted to him.  Well that was 2003.  I finished this series a few months back and i found to be an average series.  Why? Well theres a SPOILER so i put it at the bottom, but you can basically see the ending coming 20,000 light years away and i am not kidding

The story revolves around everyday looser Urashima Keitaro who wants to enroll at Tokyo University.  He moves in close to the area to find his aunt Haruka to find a place to stay.  Turns out that his lodging place turned from inn into an all girls dorm.  Because of his grandmother’s last will (who previously owned the place), Keitaro is the new manager to which the members of the dorm are suprised to see that they are supposed to be managed with a pathetic piece of crap.  There he meets Narusegawa, who reminds Keitaro of a girl who he made a promise to when they were kids.

Well i personally never felt for the characters.  Although it does have a plot, i personally never felt any sort of attachment between any characters.  It looked like a flimsy line for any sort of relationship. 

No i will not go into any deeper plot .  But i do wanna say that the SPOILERS begins here. 

Keitaro later finally gets accepted to his dream college, then he decides to screw all that hardwork and go work for another looser.  Then he comes back a few months/years later.  Then after some more delaying, Narusegawa and Keitaro get married.  I honestly didn’t feel “Aww thats sweet.” only a “FINALLY” because all the shit and abuse Keitaro has gone through. After Keitaro gets back, hes a little tougher, but i still don’t like him.  Hey, you can only give one first impression.

Regarded as one of the more famous ecch/harem mangas, i personally call this an average manga/anime.  But once again, im no pro, if you wanna read it, go ahead.

9 responses »

  1. Despite being a loser, he was a loser I liked. There are very few guys who are losers today that I respect.

    Anyway, Naru’s lame, Motoko is the star of the show. Otohime and Motoko’s older sister were my 2nd favs (Despite the sister being in only 1 episode). Shinobu’s alright, Suu’s…Suu and Kitsune’s a whopper of a woman. Kanako Urashima was weird but not loathsome.

    Overall, the show may not be perfect at all, but it has nostalgia value for me.

      • Hetero harem leads are supposed to get physically and mentally abused by their prey before nabbing any of them with little to no effort. You should know that by now, being a het harem aficionado and all.

        You have to admit that Keitaro at least put some effort…some.

      • Certain harem leads have their “traits”
        But Keitaro makes being abused by girls look like an artform
        Which ain’t that reputable

      • Hmm, his path of pain is admitably not as impressive as other masochistic harem leads, like my boy, Key-kun from Seitokai no Ichizon or Akihisa and Yuuji from Baka Test. They are experts at getting trashed with style.

      • Sugisaki demands a harem, and by god he will get one.
        Main from Love Hina basically is gunning for one girl, whilst getting beat up by said girl and around 5 others. Sugisaki just gets verbally abused and physically abused to some extent to get at least 6 girls around his arms
        Bruise per inch of skin, I say the Harem Route is somehow working along nicely

      • I haven’t seen Ichizon 2 yet, but it sounds like everything I liked (the beatings) are there and everything I didn’t like (The mushy five minutes per episode) are also there. Fine by me.

      • I think the mush was more prevalent in season 2, something I enjoyed seeing because Sugisaki deserves all the girls

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