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Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve TV Special 2000 Same Franchise
Love Hina Special: Motoko's Choice, Love or Sword: Don't Cry DVD Special 2000 Side Story Episode 25 released only on the DVDs.
Love Hina Spring Special - I Wish Your Dream TV Special 2001 Same Franchise
Love Hina Final Selection TV Special 2001 Same Franchise
Love Hina Again OVA 2002 Sequel

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Love Hina 1998 TBD
Love Hina (Light Novel) 2001 TBD
Love Hina: Special Project 2010 TBD
Name Role
Makoto UNO Character Design
Yoshiaki IWASAKI Director
Koichi KORENAGA Music
Ken AKAMATSU Original Manga Creator

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Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi

Aoi Sakuraba, heir to the Sakura department store, has only one thing on her mind-- her beloved. Betrothed from a very young age, she has been in love with him, Kaoru Hanabishi, ever since. After Kaoru left his family, their bethrothal was nullified. Aoi sets out to find him. Will they be able to stand against the barriers that will try to keep them apart?

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incantrix
A mature version of Love Hina with better characters...
Aikou
This series is very similiar to Love Hina. Maybe not as silly, but a bit more thoughtful.
kamirura
if you enjoyed watching Love Hina, You should watch Ai Yori aoshi. Love Hina got abit more comedy than AYA though it got the same drama/comedy/ecchi theme. Maybe AYA is abit cuter than Love Hina and less ecchi. Though as I said those to series defenetly belongs to the same genre.
Stm4t3d
If you like romantic/comedy Animes like Love Hina this is a great choice... this is somewhat more serious, but that only makes this series better.
Tomte
I really love these two series. They both get top scores in the romance genre, LH have a gigger share of echhi and comedy while AYA have more and better drama. The relation situation of the serires is quite the opposite, but they are still simmilar in so many ways. If u havent seen them, get them NOW!
BlueTongue00
Ai Yori and Love Hina share a common theme about exploring love. Both Kaoru and Keitaro are surrounded by girls with different abilities and backgrounds. All of them are drawn closer to Kei/Kouru, and now its a crazy love polygon, pumped with occasional comedy and drama. If you like seeing the characters get into these sticky situations of love, (and how they get out) this anime is for you. If you're rather straightforward on the drama, I suggest you get LH first.
magnusvv
Ai Yori Aoshi is basically the same thing as Love Hina, with even very similar character types. The main difference is there are rougly 6 or so episodes in Ai Yori Aoshi that deal with a more serious romantic plotline. The characters have a bit more depth and there is more reason for the ladies to fall for the lead guy Kaoru.
Niceguy
The series are very similar in their structure and charecter makeups. Both have the same basic elements - primarily a hapless, but purehearted male lead surrounds by women who like him to varying degress. Unlike Love Hina, he does not typically suffer any abuse at their hands, and there are few awkward/ecchi situations. The humor in this show comes from the fact that the relationship between the two leads must be kept a secret, and yet he has to fend off several other girls without hurting them, and at the same time keep him main relationship a secret, while not hurting the one he truly loves. The series also has a fairly dark back story for the male lead, which makes him more sympathetic than the typical lead in an essentailly "harem anime."
Lothar
I you like Love Hina you'll enjoy Ai yori aoshi to, and the other way around. These two animes has a lot in common, being romance/comedy/harem animes with some ecchi moments. While Ai yori aoshi focuses a bit more on drama, Love Hina is much more ecchi comedy. Still, these are pretty laid-back, feel good animes which will leave you thirsting for more.
Stmated
A boy, shy to start with, moves into a house with alot of girls (all with different personalities). Romance is the fact in both of them, but AYA has a more "secret love" feeling then LH, which is more open.
VuTang
Love Hina is like a more comedic violent version of Ai Yori Aoshi; while young, two people fall in love, disappear from each other for many years, and then suddenly reappear.
mrschocofrog
Both Love Hina and Ai Yori Aoshi have the same anime ground : A "Hinata", a boy and a bunch of girls. And the relationship story are similar, but Ai Yori Aoshi is less ecchi and the boy hero is less clumsy with girls. For people who have been bored of the famous "Naru Punch", Ai Yori is just perfect. A perfect end is missing though, but let's hope the second season (Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~) will settle that for us.
nextolast
Long lost childhood love, somewhat cutesey eyed animation, and frequent blushing. you will find this and more in the somewhat serious AAY and in the more lighthearted love hina.
marx
In both series, the main romantic interest becomes very apparent early on. However, the main male character, ends up living in a house with several females, most of whom end up having an interest in him, causing many problems for the destined pair. If you like romance disrupted by comedy with an minor hint of ecchi, I highly recommend this series.
memyselfandi

Love Hina and Ai Yori Aoshi both deal with a main male character trying to develop a relationship with one of the female characters - with the remainder of the cast getting in the way. In both cases you get the feeling that the main male character is down on his luck in some way, and has to strive hard to progress in his life as he wants to.

Ai Yori Aoshi has less slapstick violence than Love Hina but if you like one of them, you should like the other as well.

ZuruZora

Both Ai Yori Aoshi and Love Hina depict the life of a (lucky) young male student who has to live in a large house full of females ranging from young teenagers to older women in their 30's. There is plenty of humour and romance in both, as well as solid character development for each individual character, so each one feels special. You'll be able to relate certain characters from Love Hina to Ai Yori Aoshi and vice versa. There is plenty of humour, romance, fan-service, and fun to go around in these two anime.

madcomic

Both "Love Hina" and "Ai Yori Aoshi" are the same in the fact that they revolve around a man who has a single love interest, while all of the other girls have a love interest in him.

The difference lies mostly in the nature of the relation between the male lead and the main love interest.

Weeqay

Both AYA and Love Hina are about one guy who is surrounded by many girls. This is not to say, however, that both anime lack a good story. Both have some funny scenes, AYA is somehow more serious though. They are very nice love stories, if you ask me.

Vilho

Both are "classic harem" anime series, that means one guy and lots of girls/females. Usualy prime character (usualy prime character is the guy) get in all sorts of weird sitsuations and the tric is how he survives after that.

TheGiftedMonkey

Dormitory living, 1 guy, numerous girls. Both have the perfect recipe for a good romantic/comedy. With plenty of characters to flush out, there are plenty of possibilities! Sometimes, even though you live so close to the person, it can feel miles apart.

YannickR

Both anime have a similar feel to it. Ai yori Aoshi is made in a more serious manner,while Love Hina has more comedy in it.

They both have one male with many females to accompany,tough theres obviously one main female character.

Koboi

Both series are about love and the difficulty to express it. You'll find in both a boy living together with girls in a big house and the funny misunderstanding and troubles that comes with it. But Love Hina has a more "Crazy" side to it as Ai Yori Aoshi.

Arielle

Of course is Love Hina a death match for Ai Yori Aoshi. Not only are they both about 1 guy who is surrounded by 5 or so women, the comedy they both have is very much teh same as well as the story lines.

Ai yori aoshi does have a little more substance and there for a better story than love hina does.

There is no doubt about it; if you like one you will definetely love the other as well!

Gwape

Love Hina and Ai Yori Aoshi are similar but also have thier differences. Both have one guy surronded by girls which causes some awkward yet comical scenes. Love Hina tends to be funnier than Ai Yori since Keitaro has had a pretty easy going past while Kaoru has a dark past full of pain with a little happiness when he was with Aoi.

To sum it all up, if you liked Love Hina you will most likely want to watch Ai Yori Aoshi.

Cfos

Ai Yori Aoshi and Love Hina are both romantic anime with some fun as well as dramatic scenes. The male main character is a shy person, but he knows if something must be done and then he is able to overcome his anxiety. The main story is about the love between a boy and a girl, but these two anime aren't limited to this topic alone. As well as the development of the relationship between the main characters, the two of them get new friends and overcome hardships as well.

rdaniels

These two shows are very similar.  Both are about a young man and woman meeting again after a long period of separation and falling in love.  Both shows also have several other pretty girls who live in the same building as the couple, causing problems for the developing relationship, and both make use of alot of ecchi comedy.  Ai Yori Aoshi leans a bit more toward the love story aspect, while Love Hina concentrates more on the ecchi comedy.

cassiesheepgirl

Both Ai Yori Aoshi and Love Hina are comedic Harem-situation series. Though both series approach the harem situation in very different ways, both share a similar sort of feel, so if you liked the comedy situation in one then you may enjoy the other.

Oishii

Although both male protagonists have different personalities, they do represent the same idea. Both are surrounded by multiple females that push the males to their limits. Definitely, definitely something you should watch if you enjoy this anime.

Leslie1984

just started watching Ai Yori Aoshi, the way the story is playing out is similar to Love Hina. Both have lots of giggles, lots of sad moments and lots of on the edge of your seat moments which bring a smile to your face. One is a must see if you enjoyed the other.

jdconner1990

Having read a recommendation to watch this series after watching Love Hina, I felt I just had to recommend it as well. Ai Yori Aoshi is a great series that serves maybe as a more mature version of Love Hina. Don't worry though it is still a comedy at heart (I was afraid it wouldn't be) however, it is more down to earth with realistic situations and characters that you feel you've always known.  

ashman711

both deal with forming relationships and bonds. Where Love Hina is more comedy and fanservice with slight emphasis on relationships. Aoshi makes the Relationship growth a top priority with less emphasis on the fan service/ecchiness though there is a fair amount in both. 

nysier

Love Hina is a little more light hearted and has some more slap stick comedy... but both are very good  with that romantic bonus ^^

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Chobits

Chobits

Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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infinight
Great harem romance. You will definitely like this if you liked Love Hina. Some sci-fi, not as much as Onegai Teacher, though.
SSJCloud
I think these both have the same atmospheric feeling. They got embarrased quite easy and they always seemed to get into the wrong place at the wrong time ^^ they are both filled with some laughter and a lot of attention grabbing love.
FMDGandi
Chobits has many obvious things in common with Love Hina. First of all that the Hideki (the main character) also tries to get into an university in Tokyo, but fails the entrance :). He is as naive as Keitaro and trust in that people always want to do the best. He does not have much experience of life in cities because he has grown up on a farm. In the world of Chobits machines that look like humans, so called Persocons, are helping the humans in many ways of life. As Hideki comes to Tokyo he for the first time in his life realizes how common Persocons are in the cities. He has barely ever had contact wirh persocons before, but in Tokyo nearly everyone has one. His life is very complicated to, becuase he always gets himself out in very embarrasing situations for himself (mostly in front of female persons :P)and very amusing situations for the wiever. But in the later episodes of the story there comes a lovestory in too, but, !NO SPOILERS HERE!. So if you liked love Hina I am nearly 100 sure you will liek this one too!
VonXanadu
These are both 'ecchi' series, although neither reaches into hentai. They both go into love and doubt and decision, and evoked the proper feelings well I thought, with very well done music scores. It also gets much more serious, in a good way, starting around episode 15.
Halcyon
I am pretty sure that fi you liked Love hina you'll like chobits too. Chobits has similar elements ; a boy wich can't handle close contact with women, exept for that in Chobits, the women are computers :) Or a fair bit of them at least. Chobits has lots of humore and a bit action, a fair bit of romance, one of th best stories i have ever encountered. This is a number one, and of course it's a CLAMP production :)
nextolast
Hideki and Keitaro are both compellingly awkward in their romantic attachments... and in narusaga you get a slightly more deep character... and slightly less creepily cute as well. As with mahoromatic, slightly more ecchi than chobits, but a great series not to be missed.
TheBurningCrow
Both of these are stories about a boy who can't get into his university and must cram to take the exams, all the while trying to overcome his love for his female room mate and trying to make a relationship blossom. Funny, and heartwarming... but Love Hina is a bit ecchi at times.
Otaku108

Love Hina and Chobits are romantic comedies that are beautifully drawn, wonderfully written, and just plain fun to watch. If you're a lover not a fighter, here's a couple of anime for you!

Eileanach

Chobits and Love Hina are a love story with a difference. Both series are based around one male character trying, when all said and done, to find a partner to share his life with. One is more a story of his childhood love, while the other is more about trying to choose between current female colleagues. Both are full of disaster and comedy that is bound to amuse you.

SaiAkuto

Both shows are about a completly nerd guys who what's more have a lot of problem with studing. They find themselfes in a new city whey the have to focus on studing but instead they fall in love with girls they unexpectedly find in their place. Both stories are also extremly funny and full of ecchi jokes.

crawller

love hina and chobits are both for people who like harem/ecchi anims. both have it's many ecchi moments and also a lot of comedy :)

Both also have a guy who easily get nosebleeding from looking panties and breasts.

ConnorD

These two have a lot in common. The Male in the series seems to find attraction to the near by girls. And has an awkward way of aprochign the girls he likes in fear of what someone might think or do. And with that, they always fnid themselves in the most awkwrad of positions with them!! if you liked on then im sure youll like the other

Mih

There are both about a male student that strugels to get his greade better in order to beable to get into a uneversity. and all what that means. Also both have a romance in the plot, that seems out of reach or "wrong" for the main character and it have a important part of in the story. But both also contains alot of funny moments wich make you wanna keep watching them.

Kari5

Both these shows involve male students who while attending school, find themselves living with girl(s). They have to survive school while often being put in very awkward situations. Both involve plenty of ecchi, funny, and romantic moments.

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Ichigo 100%

Ichigo 100%

Manaka Junpei is an average guy who has only two dreams in life: to become a filmmaker and to find the girl of his dreams. Luckily for him, after a chance encounter on the roof of the school, he has a lead on the girl! She was wearing strawberry panties. Unfortunately, he can't figure out which one of the five girls chasing him it was; but he gets plenty of chances to find out the color-of-the-day in his Cinderella search for his one true love!

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NeronaS

Ichigo 100% is one of the best harem anime out there, just like Love Hina. Comedy and romance are the main points of both, and I think that these two anime are pretty similar.

flamewizzy21

Both Love Hina and Ichigo 100% are great harem anime. Both have their fair share of ecchi scenes which are sometimes followed by a "painful" misunderstanding. The protagonists, Keitaro and Junpei, are both a little confused about which girl to pick. Despite their... "desirable problems"... each protagonist has a similar goal: to get into a certain school. Ichigo 100% has a more ecchi-driven plot than Love Hina. Love Hina, even though it has many ecchi scenes, seems to have a plot that is not just an excuse for the ecchiness. To sum it all up: If you like ecchi anime and harem anime, both these shows are good.

jurexplay

Both Ichigo 100% and Love Hina are rather light hearted harem stories concentrated on relatioships between girls and the clumsy and pervy main shounen. Ehh, both series are good if you want a laugh or a bit of romance. Those are enjoyable series but don't expect too much. Well if you like one of them then the other definitelly will match your taste.

ConnorD

Both Love Hina and Ichigo 100% is based on one guy and his girl problems. Both of these animes ahve a lot of nice Ecchi and Harem. if you liked on im sure you will like the other.

Mih

Both are about a male student that are trying to find love at the same time they are dealing with the everyday life. Much comedy in both that are very simelar.

Dagon

They both had simuler humor both very funny and have a guy with lots of girls that like him. thay also are both

  • Ecchi,
  • Harem,
  • Romance,
  • theazariah

    Really similar in terms of characterisation. Love Hina is way more extreme in every way, but Ichigo 100% follows the same the same humorous larger-than-life vibe. Anyone who enjoys one will enjoy the other.

    wolfangel87

    Did you ever wonder how such a shy and awkward guy could be around so many pretty girls?  That is exactly what the main male characters in Love Hina and Ichigo 100% were thinking.  Set around a school age setting both series are hilariously entertaining with bashful, awkward moments at every turn.

    shinigamidono

    Both are harems with over-done, annoying, perverted, and extremely wimpy male leads (even more than the usual harem)

    Thrawn

    One guy, many girls. An indecisive heart housed in a body that takes physical abuse like a man. All this also leads to fanservice and accidental peepings on the women each protagonist is surrounded by. Ichigo 100% is a poor man's show compared to Love Hina but fans of Love Hina can find some enjoyment in Ichigo 100%, even if it focuses more on comedy than romance and less on the staples of a Tsundere romance.

    Please Teacher

    Please Teacher

    Kei Kusanagi is a shy teenage boy with no romantic experience whatsoever... until he finds out that his hot new teacher is actually an alien! In order to conceal her identity, the two are forced into a pretend marriage... but is it really a pretense, or are they actually falling in love?

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    infinight
    Same sort of harem romance. Sci-fi elements, too, if you like that kind of stuff. Not as much humor.
    kamirura
    Another ecchi and funny series it tells the story about an alien becoming a school teatcher and falling in love with a student. If you want alot of spaced out fun you should check this one out.
    AnimeUnrivaled

    Both Love Hina and Please Teacher are quirky romances with a healthy dose of ecchi humor. The lead males both prove to be the same kind of nerdy/geeky guys who gets into an interesting relationship with a beautiful girl and seem to run into nothing but problems constantly. Both series have you laughing most of the time. The rest of the time you'll be frustrated or just plain sad because of the lead's dillemma. These are recommended for one another not simly because they're similar, but because any fan of one is likely to be very entertained by the other.

    kamenoko

    Though it is a harem comedy, Love Hina shares a lot of the plot elements of Onegai Teacher. From the misunderstandings, the jealous younger sister, and the non descript male lead, one lends itself well to the other.

    Tomte
    Both are romantic/comedy series, LH based on comedy while Teatcher on romance. And both have a good storyline.
    NekoRocket
    Cute geeky guy with glasses finds the love of his life in a very peculiar manner. A very typical anime plot device finds a perfect home in both Love Hina and Onegai Teacher. Both of these series feature in-depth love stories with a plethora of obstacles. You'll laugh, you'll cry... :)
    freakzilla

    Love Hina and Please Teacher should appeal to the same people. Both are lighthearted series where comedy is the main drive, have a small romance story to get things going, and have a bit of ecchi (as is usual in this genre). Things are about to liven up, as our main characters are in for a lot of hazardous situations!

    daniel44044

    Both Love Hina and Please Teacher have a great mix of romance, love and humor that will please everyone. In addition, both have a good and romantic story that has a little bit of humor to keep you hooked until the end.

    Obxist

    Both Onegai Teacher and Love Hina is a love story. Both of them got the drama and both of them got comedy + a little ecchi. Even though theres some different kind of story love in here but i believe these two is the most similar amongst anime. Dont forget to watch the other if you liked one.

    cartmanbeck

    These two anime are all about the perverted young man who finds himself in a situation where several beautiful, busty women want to be with him. Both involve some measure of public disgust to the situation the young man is in (in Onegai Teacher he's married to his high school teacher, and in Love Hina he's the manager of an all-girl's dorm). Finally, they're both full of pantyshots, uncomfortable situations for the main character, and breasts breasts breasts. If you like one, you'll invariably like the other.

    Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki

    Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki

    Tenchi Masaki lives a quiet life helping his grandfather at the temple. Quiet, that is, until he accidentally unleashes a strange and beautiful space pirate from her 700-year-old prison. Things rapidly get worse for Tenchi when the royal princess Ayeka, cute Sasami, ditzy galaxy police agent Mihoshi and scientifically insane Washu crash land in his back garden to join the mayhem. Will Tenchi be able to shake off the unwanted romantic advances of these women, and what secret does his history hold?

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    GTOnizuka
    Though not the first, Tenchi Muyo! is the most prolific in harem anime. Watch it and its various incarnations and note how well developed (no, not those!) the characters are.
    MaximusThrax
    Tenchi was one of the original ecchi "harem" anime and defined the genre of a (usually nice, shy, and bland) boy surrounded by exciting and attractive females. One of the most popular successors is Love Hina. Both of these series are humorous, unrealistic, and are almost guaranteed to feature at least one female appealing to the lonely otaku. These two particular harem series are also humorous, well-written, and have good enough art to appeal to other anime fans apart from lonely fanboys.
    Psychopath
    If you like harem comedy, you will like Tenchi. Aside from occasional science fiction battles, you will find this series very humorous, and similarily entertaining, in short: very much like Love Hina. There are some differences in the character design, which expresses more maturity and less frontal assault humour. In overall I found the OVA of Tenchi a bit more grown up than the TV show, but they are both worthy of watching.
    dredge

    I am recommending LTenchi Muyo! if you liked Love Hina because they both have a similar plot. They are about a guy who gets drawn into living under a roof with a group of girls and him not knowing how to cope with it.

    These anime have a few things in common, though one thing really stands out: no matter how hard the male tries, he is always in the middle of mayhem whether he is responsible for it or not. These are both romantic comedies, yet they are different in many ways. I promise that if you like one then you will like the other just as much - if not more.

    selachii

    One guy lives with loads of girls and has no idea what to do with any of them; Tenchi Muyo and Love Hina are definitely cut from the same comic cloth, both revolving around a reasonably normal young man and the massive disruption to his life once he meets the girl of his dreams.

    Young Tenchi in TM finds an alien outlaw whose presence summons other alien princesses, all of whom end up living with him and trying to fit into his everyday life. Keitaro, in LH, has no prospects after failing to enter Tokyo U. He is drafted into the job of apartment manager by his absent grandmother Hina, having then to oversee a group of very different young ladies.

    Both series have the expected fan-service, the occasional panty shot or mildly suggestive situation. But more importantly, both seem to focus on the immense power of friendship and deeper fellow feeling, even in the strangest of places. If you're interested in following the comic trials of young boys who flourish into men with the help of some unpredictable women, then both Tenchi and Hina are for you.

    Iria

    If you liked watching either Love Hina or Tenchi Muyo you might try the other. In both anime there is all-around craziness when one guy ends up living with several girls.

    SmugDude

    To me Tenchi is probably one of the best harem series. Though unlike Love Hina, it has a bit more fantasy as all of the characters have hidden powers. And while Tenchi has many plot lines the core OAV and movie plot line is definitely worth watching for Love Hina fans.

    gboichris

    Both Love Hina and Tenchi Muyo are about a guy who is surrounded by a bunch of beautiful women. Also both include romance and have very funny moments. I also think that the little black cat girls are a very obvious similarity between these two series.

    Jabaniz

    Both LH and Tenchi Muyo have a teenage boy who is thrust into an awkward living situation with several teenage girls! While both young men try to stay focused on their previous goals, it seems almost impossible with all the new commotion in their lives. Each has the perfect recipe of adventure, comedy, and of course, teenage love.

    foxhead556

    If you watched 1 out of the both you can see similarities in the characters and story.Basic plot is that a guy is stuck in a house with girls whom he has to decide who he has feelings for and most of the girls have a crush on him thus leading him into a love web.

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