The BEST Episodes of Love Hina
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
Keitaro Urashima is determined to be accepted into Tokyo University, the hardest Japanese University of all to get into, because of a promise he made to a girl when he was young... a girl whose name he can't even remember. After failing to get into Tokyo U twice, he is kicked out by his parents and goes to live with his Grandmother at her hotel, but it seems it has been turned into an all girls boarding house. What's more, much to his surprise and to the tenants disgust, Keitaro is made manager of the boarding house.
#1 - Motoko's Choice: Love of the Sword: Don't Cry!
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired May 2, 2001
Out of nowhere, Motoko's sister appears and is ready to pass on the dojo. However, Motoko is still not quite as strong as her sister and when big sister finds out about this, she gives Motoko an ultimatum: Motoko must beat her sister or marry Keitaro!
#2 - A Sepia-colored Promise with a Sleeping Girl: A Trick?
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 30, 2000
Keitaro discovers a doll that can move on its own. Everyone is amazed by it but Keitaro seems to be able to hear it talk also. He finds out from the doll that his great grandfather promised to fix its legs but never did and being the good guy he is, Keitaro decides to fulfill his ancestor's promise.. With the help of the girls, of course!
#3 - Monkey Performance at the Seaside Teahouse Hinata: A Kiss?
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 2, 2000
The tenants of Hinata Inn are working part-time at a beach tea house and decide to perform a play to increase revenue. Keitaro is still incredibly glum about the whole Seta and Naru situation and it's pretty understandable.
#4 - Little Sister Mei's Devious Plan: It Can't Be!
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 13, 2000
Mei is Naru's stepsister and hopes to take Naru back home. To accomplish this, she decides she has to hook Keitaro up with Mutsume and it is in this episode that Naru finds out something shocking.
#5 - Naru's Crush Is Now a Tokyo U Professor: Turning Into Love?
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 19, 2000
Hinata Inn is having a financial crisis and everyone must take up a part-time job. When Keitaro becomes an assistant for Naru's first love, Kitsune becomes incredibly worried and curious at the same time about what might happen when Naru discovers that Seta is back in town.
#6 - The First Kiss Tastes Like Lemon? Marshmallow? Adult
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 12, 2000
After witnessing Keitaro almost kiss Naru, Shinobu wonders what a kiss is like. Supposedly, it tastes like a lemon and is as soft as a marshmallow and thus begins Shinobu's quest for her first kiss.
#7 - Kendo Girl and the Legend of the Dragon Palace: Is This a Dream?
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 7, 2000
During meditation, Motoko enters a dreamworld where everyone is living in an RPG. Keitaro is a knight on a quest to save Naru from the Dragon King and the silliness of it all turns off Motoko. But as she continues to meditate further, she finds a lesson in the dream.
#8 - Naru Narusegawa - Her Wavering Heart and Keitaro: Crushed
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 20, 2000
Naru now wonders what she should do with her newfound knowledge and it seems like Keitaro is going to be returning home since his grandma has returned to reclaim the inn. To add more to the mess, it doesn't look like Keitaro's studies are going to be enough to help him into Tokyo University.
#9 - The Case of the Missing Hinata Apartment Money: A Mystery
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 14, 2000
A thief has stolen the rent money of Hinata Inn and everyone panics. That is everyone except Detective Kitsune and her sidekick Kaolla Su. The cast begins to assemble the clues and attempt to solve the mystery of the missing rent money.
#10 - Mesmerized by Naru on the Haunted Island! Something's Fishy!
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 9, 2000
Naru becomes possessed by an evil spirit and Motoko is the only one who can destroy it. Unfortunately, she doesn't know the technique to kill the spirit without killing the body and it's quite a predicament.
#11 - Changing After the Wedding? Swordmaster Motoko's Sunday Best: Feminine
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 5, 2000
When Motoko runs out of clothes as they're all in the laundry, she is forced to wear a dress. Furthermore, her swordsmanship has been foiled by not only Tama-chan but also Keitaro. This leads her to doubt herself and things get worse when Mecha Tama-chan begins to create havoc.
#12 - The Idol Shooting for Tokyo U is a Prep School Student: Sing
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 28, 2000
Naru becomes a celebrity all across Japan as an idol and this, of course, leads to Keitaro worrying about her studies. He begins to believe that Naru no longer cares about getting into Tokyo University and becomes incredibly depressed.
#13 - Marry into Money? A Prince from Across the Sea: Warm
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 23, 2000
A man who happens to look exactly like Keitaro when he wears glasses appears and is later found out to be from Kaolla's home country. He is here to get married to Kaolla but she decides she isn't quite ready yet, but tradition says she must.
#14 - I Love You! Romantic Confession Inside a Cave: Tall Tale
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 26, 2000
When Keitaro has to take care of Seta's adopted daughter, Sara, Naru of course finds out about Seta. Keitaro begins to give up his hope of Naru ever liking him and decides to help her be happy instead.
#15 - Jealous Outburst? Two Lovebirds on a Boat: Tremble
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 6, 2000
Naru and Keitaro decide to go out to celebrate the latest grades and while both are wondering whether it's a date or not, a mysterious little girl appears.
#16 - Celebrate! Are the Blooming Flowers Tokyo U? Love? Everybody
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 27, 2000
The final episode of Love Hina. Everyone has to leave Love Hina for a day because the inn is going under renovations. It also becomes apparent that Keitaro won't be coming back to Hinata Inn and Naru has completely given up on Keitaro. Who will Keitaro decide to be his soulmate, Naru or Mutsumi?
#17 - Who Is the Beautiful Woman Wandering in the Moonlight? Transformation
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 21, 2000
A mysterious woman appears in Hinata with her pet alligator. The duo are wreaking havoc all across town and Kentaro claims that it's actually a grown-up version of Kaolla. Is it?
#18 - Girls Dressed in Yukata for the Summer Festival: Let's!
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 16, 2000
Seta has to leave on an excavation trip and asks if Sara can stay with the girls at the inn. Sara doesn't take too kindly to this and decides to run away while causing as much trouble as she can to everybody else.
#19 - First Date, Keitaro's True Feelings: Nowadays
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 31, 2000
Keitaro scores two tickets to Neverland and plans on asking Naru to go with him for the grand opening. However, a new face appears and his name is Sakata Kentaro. He's richer, better looking, and smoother than Keitaro. He also has tickets to Neverland. Things don't look so hot for Keitaro.
#20 - Keitaro's First Kiss is with...? Journey
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 24, 2000
After finding out that both Keitaro and Naru are in Kyoto, the rest of the girls at Hinata Inn assume they're going to commit double suicide and go after them. Meanwhile, Keitaro and Naru help a girl named Mutusmi get back home which is located on the other end of Japan!
#21 - Kendo Girl In Love?: Swordplay
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 3, 2000
The master of the sword, Motoko, returns from a training retreat only to find that Keitaro has been named the manager of the inn. She's outraged and is completely against a male being the manager but becomes confused by weird feelings that consume her body. Could it be love?
#22 - The Tokyo U Promise From 15 Years Ago: Diary
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 10, 2000
The girls discover that Keitaro is not really a Tokyo University student and to make things worse, his studies don't seem to be going very well. Seeing this, Keitaro decides it's time to leave Hinata Inn.
#23 - The Hinata's New Resident Shinobu: Arrow Signs
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 26, 2000
Shinobu's parents are getting divorced and she doesn't seem to have many friends at school but Keitaro and the girls welcome her with open arms which leads her to decide to stay at the inn instead of living with either of her parents.
#24 - Wow, a Trip to Kyoto! Exciting
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2000
It's time for the exams for Tokyo University, and unfortunately, both Keitaro and Naru fail. Disappointed, they go their own separate ways to take a break from Hinata Inn. Or do they?
#25 - All-Girls Dorm with Outdoor Bath: Hot Springs
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 19, 2000
The unlucky Keitaro is given a break when his grandmother asks him to be the manager of Hinata Inn. Keitaro accepts but little does he know that since he's last been there, the inn's become a girls' dormitory! None of the tenants are all too happy about a male living with them until they begin to believe that he's a student of Tokyo University.