Urashima Keitarou is a loser. He's failed the Tokyo University entrance exams two years in a row, and his parents have finally kicked him out of the house. Penniless and destitute, he travels to his grandmother Hinata's inn, hoping she'll put him up until he can get into Tokyo U and fulfill his promise with his childhood sweetheart (whose face he can't even remember). Unfortunately - or perhaps fortunately - it turns out that the inn is no longer an inn... it's an all-girls dormitory, as he discovers in his typical blundering fashion by grabbing an eyeful and more of every girl in the place! Narusegawa Naru, a fiery-tempered high school student and the first victim of Keitarou's lewd bungling, wastes no time doling out brutal punishment and preparing to kick him back out to the street. But wait! A letter has come from grandma Hinata, and Keitarou is to be the dorm's new live-in manager! Is this a blessing from heaven, or has he been cursed to a living hell?
Ai Kora has mostly the same premise as Love Hina except that the protaganists are totally different. In both manga the main character finds himself living inside of a girl's dorm. Antics ensue and both make for a great read.
Harem. I think that single word will describe both these manga's. Male protagonist lives in an all-girls dorm and he manages to make every single one fall for him. But obviously he will always choose the tsundere-type
Most likely, this series would have the same fans of the other. Both have the harem elements and the stories are both long enough for a funny read. Its just that Ai Kora will appeal more if you want to see foiled erotic advances. And Love Hina will appeal more if you want to see more focused romance development. The main difference is the protagonist. But Ai Kora had definitely lived up to the Love Hina standard set in 1998. If you've read one of these then read them both FTW.
Harem? Check. Chick magnet? Check. A guy whose kind underneath that loser exterior? Check. The guy living with a boat load of babes- women; Love Hina prevents me from saying hot babes with it's... adolescent inhabitants. Ai Kora is safer on that fact, with mostly young adult and above but anyway-
Suffice to say, they share a lot of the same traits in their premise. They both play out the way you'd expect and the guys aren't total scumbags. If you're looking for more comedic harem action with a guy living under the roof of a house populated with the softer fems, you'll slake your thirst with either one.
Both are good harems that don't spare on the comedy. Ai Yori Aoshi is more of a love story than a harem, and Ai Kora is more of a harem than a love story. Regardless, if you like the essence of harems and lots of comedy you will like either one.
Both stories are harems, of sorts, where the primary love relationship is more or less evident from the start. The rest of the girls mostly provide comic relief. Ai Kora is much more absurd in its humor and much less poingant in its moments of truth, but both have the potential to make you laugh and to tug at your heart strings. If you liked one, the other is at least worth a perusal.
Feared for his fighting prowess and his ‘Devil's Right Hand', Sawamura Seiji is one of the most well known delinquents in town. Though, behind his devil facade Seiji is merely a lonely seventeen-year-old boy who only wishes to have a steady girlfriend. Despite being rejected twenty times, Seiji gets his wish, but not in the way he thought or wanted; one morning he wakes up to find that his right hand has been replaced by a small girl! Seiji's new ‘right-hand girl' is Midori, who has loved Seiji from afar for three years; but unfortunately for her, Seiji wouldn't be caught dead dating his own hand and simply dismisses her attempts to profess her love. Now Seiji must struggle to maintain his fearsome reputation and keep Midori a secret, while she continues to hope that maybe one day her and Seiji can be a real couple.
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!
I recommend both mangas strictly for the harem aspect as well as the high school aspect. Ai Kora is far more ecchi oriented than Strawberry 100%, and Strawberry 100% is more of a romance story than Ai Kora.