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Love Hina

14 Feb

Ok before I start this review I just want to say that I am sorry that there were no reviews last week. There was a lot of family things going on and every time i tried to sit down and write something another thing came up. To make up for that though there are going to be three reviews out today this being the first. The next two will be later tonight and its going to be Shiki and Higurashi no naku koro ne. so if you come back in about 5-6 hours that those will be up ^_^ now on to the review

Love Hina
available in both English sub and official English dub
Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Comedy, Tsundere
if you liked Ai Yori Aoshi, Chobits, Please Teacher, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, or Ichigo 100% you might enjoy this
watch it free here:
http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/love-hina-english-dubbed-online-free
Buy Here:
complete set: will cost about 36 USD
Love Hina: The Complete Series (Viridian Collection)

lovehina

Story:
This entire story is just something that your supposed to kick back, laugh till your sides hurt, and enjoy.  The story starts out with Keitaro Urashima having a dream about a promise that he made with a girl fifteen years ago to get in to Tokyo University so that they could live happily forever. After failing to get in to Tokyo U twice he goes to his grandma’s inn to start working as the resident manager to pay for the classes he is taking to help get in. As he walks around to find his grandma he passes by an outdoor bath and decides to take a dip. This proves to be the start of what is all the slapstick violence goodness that is found in this anime.

Animation/Art:
The animation in this is very good, the style is more cartoon-y then realistic only so that they can do visual jokes with the characters. this anime was made in 2000 but because of the detail work that they put in to everything it does not look that old. The characters move well and the voice to mouth movement is done well. The backgrounds are very nice as well. the back drops are not entirely cartoon-y but are no where near realistic ether. The back drops fit the anime like a glove so that both complement each other. The opening animation fits the anime itself perfectly. you know what your going to get with the anime just by watching that. The ending animation is the girls rapped in white cloth looking kinda sad. there is no animation to it, just a still picture that the camera travels around.

OST

Sound:
As mentioned in the animation part the voice timing was good, the voices them selves fit the characters decently as well.  There is not a voice too old or too young for the character that it is meant to represent.  The opening song is very upbeat and not too serious which leaves the mood going into the anime nice and light.  The ending; however, is a bit sad sounding and I have no idea why they picked it. There is nothing that it really fits with and the mood of the anime being light-hearted fun does not fit the feeling of the ending song.
opening

ending

Characters:
The two main characters in this anime are Keitaro Urashima and Naru Narusegawa who are both taking classes at the same place so that they can get into Tokyo U.  The other characters that are going to matter are Haruka Urashima(Keitaro’s aunt), Kaolla Su, Mitsune Konno, Motoko Aoyama, and Shinobu Maehara who all live in the all girls inn.

characters

Overall:
This was a good anime and the only one I finished in one day. (stayed up all night just so that i could finish it) The story is good and the comedy is great. If you like slap stick comedy, a little love story, or just siting back and watching something you don’t have to think about this is the anime for you. I hope anyone who watches this enjoys it as much as I did.

 
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