Love Hina: The Complete Series (Viridian Collection)
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Attempting to fulfill a promise to his childhood sweetheart, Keitaro Urashima is determined to enter Tokyo University. After being rejected twice, he decides to leave home and stay at his grandmother's apartment complex to study. But when he arrives, his grandmother is gone and he finds himself under attack by the all-female residents. Will the girls accept him as their new apartment manager? Will his bones ever mend? More importantly, can he concentrate on his studies when he discovers that one of his tenants might be his long lost sweetheart?
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I LAUGH MY YOU KNOW WHAT OFF!!!!! From the beginning, all the way to the end, I was laughing. Some jokes I didn't get (I guess you have to know a lot of japanese culture to get all the jokes, and see a lot of japanese cinema), but you will get most of it. Keitaro getting hit/hurt everytime in every episode gets tiresome by the 4th dvd, but since in all harem anime the girls love the guy, this was completly new and original to all who has seen harem anime (I haven't, this is the first time). And there lies the most artistic value of this DVD set. It is original, and most original of all is the ending. For me, is a mix of "hey! nice! something different" with "aw men! don't leave me like that!".
The art is nice, the songs are amazing, the girls are supercool to watch, and our hero, well, he is a misunderstood guy. And the way the relations grow is funny to watch. Anyway, if you have read other of my reviews you most know I don't get into details of the series. If you want something to make you laugh, even if your tastes aren't this, if you want something original, and above all, something which you won't regret spending money, this is it.
Warning! You need to get the OAVS! Sadly the Perfect Collection version is out of print, and even more sad, this set does not include the ovas. If you read more reviews you are going to find out that the series real end is the last ova (well, here they are call movies). A bad trick for Bandai, this should be call THE ALMOST COMPLETE COLLECTION.
The girls, I like the most Kaolla, (she is nuts, she likes Keitaro in a painful sisterly kind of way) and Shinobu (she is cute, and inocent, she brings balance among all those strange not so traditional girls). Motoko, well, I still don't understand her. Where do she got her hatred for men? Other thing that get tiresome is that she always miread Keitaro actions (she calls him pervert before hitting him), most of the time when he is simply hugging one of the othe girls. You thing that by the 5th DVD she will get over it and understand that poor Keitaro is simply clumsy, not trying to get into a girls undies, and that is normal for a male friend to hug a female friend (or is she in love with him??). Kitsune...she doesn't get too much time in the series, but she is fun to watch. Naru...like Motoko she is always misinterpreting anything Keitaro does. For this, he gets the reputation of peeping tom among other things. But, she helps him to study.
Keitaro, well, he is the "hero". He is geeky, nerdy, a nice guy, but since he is clumsy, he gets the fury of Naru fits and Motoko sword. Part of the comedy is when you see him doing something, and one of these two girls see him and thinks other thing was going on and well, does team rocket mean anything to you?.
Mutsumi, she is not part of the main cast, but she is important, since she is the only one who understand Keitaro.
To end this, Love Hina is a great addition to your collection. It has an amazing replay value, is fun, is simply amazing. You wont regret buying this. And is an anime girls will like too. The human element is important. Who doesn't have a dream to fulfill? Who hasn't fallen in love and think is not possible when it is? Who hasn't been in a situation that no matter what you do everyone misunderstands you? Who didn't want the attention of someone special? Is the human element among the comedy and wierd situations that takes this story to 5 stars. Enjoy it.
But... it kind of grows on you the more you watch it. i think the girls are way too butch and the guy it such a noob, that it it does get a laugh or two along the way.
the ending makes up for the 15 episodes, but just barely.
A great story which ends the series by the three movies (Christmas, Spring and Love Hina Again). The Christmas movie contains the hidden 25th episode which is great.
If you're like me and are into Anime big time, a great series for you to check out!