Love Hina – “The story is a shōnen comedy that takes place in the Kanagawa Prefecture, and centers on Keitaro Urashima and his attempts to fulfill a childhood promise that he made with a girl to enter Tokyo University together. However, he has forgotten the name of the girl he made the promise to and hopes to be accepted into Tokyo University in order to find her. Despite failing the entrance exam twice, he becomes manager of the family-owned girls’ dorm Hinata House and must balance his new responsibilities with his attempts to pass the university entrance exam and find the girl of his dreams.”
The music: It’s Yui Horie who also plays Naru Narusegawa in the series, to sing the opening of Love Hina and Love Hina Again. The music is catchy but it needs to be shown with the clip as well to actually be somewhat entertaining and interesting. The opening sequence shows all the characters in the Love Hina world and it’s crazy. Be it you actually enjoy it to enjoy the series.
Why You Should Watch:If you’re reading this, then you probably did end up watching it at some point of your life. I would arguably say that this IS the anime/manga of the 90s because of its humor and lovable characters. If you didn’t like Keitaro or Naru, then you most certainly would’ve loved Su, the hyperactive technology genius; Motoko, the katana-weilding ninja; Shinobu, the hopeless cook trying to get in on Keitaro’s love; Kitsune, Naru’s childhood drinking friend; Kanako, Keitaro’s creepy (but awesome) sister; and any of the other characters that make Love Hina so fun. Unfortunately, the anime stopped at around half-way through the storyline but for those of you that want to know – yes, Naru does marry Keitaro in the end.
Why You Shouldn’t Watch: If you don’t like repeating themes of a guy living in a girl’s dormitory, then you shouldn’t watch. I found out that 80% of the people who watch this show enjoy it and find it funny. It’s not the best anime, but it’s one that remains a classic in your head. The 20% that don’t enjoy are women who find violence/humor between guys and girls lame. It’s a slight bit ecchi but compared to the anime series nowadays, this is a child’s movie. Cheesy storyline and odd characters.
Final Verdict: Watch it. I have the whole manga series and I love reading it every now and then. It’s funny, witty, and touching as Keitaro goes through on an adventure of life and trying to fulfill his childhood promise.