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Love Hina Bd. 01 (Love Hina #1)

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At the age of 5, Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart promised to meet again as students at Japan's most prestigious university. Now 20, he can't pass his entrance exams...or even remember the girl's name Stumbing into a fluke job at an all-girls dormitory may be his last chance. In the series that inspired the new hit anime, Love Hina proves that love conquers all. Even s ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published by Feest Comics (first published March 17th 1999)
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Naailah
Apr 10, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If any book ever deserved to be burned, its this one. I only tolerate fanservice to a certain degree, and this surpasses it. With female characters blatantly sexualized and a female tripping over her boobs every page, this is plotless garbage. The worst part of this is when the misogynist of a main character peeks in on a grade schooler while shes changing. Or maybe that the main girl feels like she can only be pretty or smart, but not both at once. If you want something with a similar storyline ...more
Mira
Jan 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember reading this when I first started getting interest in manga (and anime). Though it happens to be some time ago, I still do remember how entertained I was when reading about Keitaro's miserable life. You never really feel bored when reading it because it contains a big amount of humor and there is constantly happening something. Though I might admit that I would feel kinda irritated reading about Keitaro being smacked by the other girls continually.

I'm not really that into harem, but L
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The Crimson Fucker
mediocre at best... i remember loving the tv show... but this is anything like it! my sister is making me read manga this month! yay! she claims to have read over 600 of them! so i'm hopping things will get better soon!
Aoife
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Hina is a series where Akamatsu came into his own. He improved in art, writing and characterisation to an admirable degree and in my opinion, the animated version utterly failed to capture the charm and humor of the cast.

Less distasteful than his previous 'A.I. Love You' and perhaps lacking the formidable cast numbers of 'Negima' Love Hina is a 'harem comedy' that manages to dance the right side of funny and teasing.

Our 'hero' Keitaro is retaking college entrance exams (once more) in an at
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Hannah
Okay, I wrote a really long rant review on this book, but I deleted it. Suffice to say: WORST. MANGA. I'VE. EVER. READ. EVER .
Bobby
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
3.25 stars
Michael
Jan 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mind-numbing harem heterosexual male wish fulfillment filled with mostly unlikable or dull characters and very little to no substance. I did kinda like Mitsune, but even then - the writing does her little favors.

Ken Akamatsu's work is basically what you've come to expect from any harem manga (and anime - as the two are tone-wise the same) that relies on a Tsundere lady lead and a boring spineless "nice-guy" protagonist. Lots of female-on-male abuse meant to be 'funny' because "hahaha women can't
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Jessica
Feb 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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Redfox5
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, manga, japan
This is one of my favorite mangas. It's been years since I read this so it was nice that I still enjoyed it as much this time round.

Keitaro keeps failing his entrance exam for Tokyo University and instead of going home as a failure. He decides to stay in his grandma's hotel and study. But Grandma is on an around the world trip and the hotel is now an all girls dorm!

He manages to upset every single girl in a series of accidents which make him look like a massive pervert. All the girls are be
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Starbubbles
Mar 11, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
i must say, i'm glad i got 7 books for 10 bucks. i would feel ripped-off if i had paid more for it. this style of plot never appeals to me. they are situations that spiral out of control, and then keitaro gets to take all of the blame. then the girls have the nerve to boss around their own landlord. i say kick them all out! mwahaha! i'll try another book or two, but i'm not holding my breath for it to get better
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Ken Akamatsu (赤松 健, Akamatsu Ken, July 5, 1968 -) is a Japanese mangaka from Tokyo.

In his teenage years, Akamatsu failed the entrance exam to Tokyo University, and applied for Film Study instead (it is speculated that this is where he got the idea for Love Hina). Eventually, he became famous as an illustrator featured in Comiket (short for Comic Market, a comic convention bi-annually held in Japan
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