Movies and TV shows like Love Hina

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Love Hina (2000)
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Love Hina (2000)
Original name: ラブひな
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
TV show
Story: Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart make a promise to be accepted at and to meet each other at the prestigous Toudai University before she moved out of his life. About a decade later, Keitaro has become an artist and a daydreamer, having ranked 27th from the last in the national practice exam. When his grandmother leaves the all-girls dormitory, he becomes the residential manager and soon meets up with two Todai applicants who may have been that sweetheart, since he`s forgotten her name. Then there the other tenants like young Shinobu who was in despair until Keitaro helped her, Motoko the swordsmaster who sees men as evil distractions, Su Kaolo the genius child inventor and the sneaky Kitsune.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, love triangle, opposites attract, teenage life, youth, battle of the sexes, couples, wooing, unlikely couple, adolescence vs adulthood, high school, martial arts, university, self discovery, feminism, school, college, friends, romance, family relations, love and romance, high school life, college life, teaching the ways of the world ...
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan

Most similar movies to Love Hina

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, touching and realistic films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, love and romance, high school, teenage life, friendship and high school life mostly in Animation, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Love Hina: His and Her Circumstances (1998), Toradora! (2008), Maid Sama! (2010), Oh My Goddess! (1993), Golden Time (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: OMG! There’s this girl at school, Yamada, who wants to make like a hundred sex friends. She totally thinks she can devirginize one hundred different boys! Can you believe that? That’s like every boy in the school. Who does she think she is? I ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, best friends, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, looking for sex, obsession, wooing, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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100%
His and Her Circumstances (1998)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In His and Her Circumstances, like a drug, Yukino Miyazawa was addicted to admiration and praise from those around her. She worked hard to become the perfect student, the perfect girl. But that was before… him. Souichirou Arima. The instant she ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, friendship, teenage love, bully, young lovers, teenage life, young people, power of love, romance, hopes, youth, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Toradora! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, shoujo, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, high school, school, youth, romance, wooing, slice of life, unrequited love, high school life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 5K
Maid Sama! (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all-boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret—she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the ...
Style: shoujo, touching, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, school, teenage love, fall in love, maid, unlikely relationship, teenage life, romance, high school, workplace, rich and poor, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Oh My Goddess! (1993)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: When college student Keiichi Morisato dials the wrong number while ordering for some food at his dormitory, he accidentally gets connected to the Goddess Hotline and a beautiful goddess named Belldandy appears out of a mirror in front of him. After ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, cult film
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: true love, fall in love, hopes, destiny, couple relations, college, silly humor, friends, couples, misfit, unlikely couple, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Golden Time (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Banri Tada is a freshman at a Tokyo law school. After an accident, he suffers severe memory loss. Despite the incident, he befriends fellow freshman, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, which leads him to the beautiful, yet obsessive, Kouko Kaga.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, light
Plot: friendship, love, university, youth, love interest, japanese girl, hometown, dream, romance, couples, love triangle, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sakura Dormitory is a dorm of the high school affiliated with Suimei University of the Arts (often shortened as Suiko), which hosts the strangest, most trouble-making students. After being kicked out of the normal dorm for keeping a stray cat, ...
Style: entertaining, touching, light, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, high school life, friendship, teenage love, social relations, dormitory, everyday life, teenage life, couples, youth, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Honey and Clover: Set 2 (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, everyday life, romance, coming of age, slice of life, fall in love, love triangle, struggle, love and romance, unfulfilled love, self discovery, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, friends, social relations, school, high school life, love and romance, haunted by the past, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 619
Video Girl Ai (1992)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: High-school student Yota Moteuchi is so unpopular that his classmates have given him the nickname "Dateless." So it's no surprise when the love of his life, Moemi, is not interested in Yota but instead is in love with Yota's best ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sexy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, underdog, romance, buddies, store, college life, forbidden love, high school life, teenage life, college, unfulfilled love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Step Up Love Story (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Makoto and Yura Onoda are happy newlyweds but neither of them has sexual experience before. Desperately willing to improve their sex life, they look for help from their relatives, friends and "the media". While their sexual knowledge is ...
Style: light, feel good, humorous, entertaining, sexy ...
Plot: newlywed, sexual fantasy, sister in law, slice of life, husband wife relationship, shyness, marriage, sexual humor, first sexual experience, newlyweds, male female relationship, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Don't Have Many Friends (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his ...
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, social misfits, school, harem, social relations, friendship, club, youth, misfit, teenage love, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, high school life, high school, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, youth, benign alien, true love, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bluer Than Indigo (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Kaoru Hanabishi is a college student with a mysterious and painful past, involving his wealthy family whom he walked out on years ago. He encounters a young girl, newly arrived from the countryside, and takes her in to assist her in adjusting to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic
Plot: college life, family relations, romance, youth, true love, love and romance, sexual content, haunted by the past, college, couples, love, innocence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 194
Place to Place (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can't bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: youth, couples, friendship, fall in love, young lovers, love and romance, romance, disorder, prank, high school, friends, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, melancholic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, teen comedy
Plot: school, youth, high school, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, love, male female relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, friends, youth, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, loss of family member, transformation, high school life, loss of parent, teenage love, everyday life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The World God Only Knows (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Keima is a dating sim champion. Cute girls are rendered powerless by his irresistible game playing techniques. Too bad things aren't that way in the real world. That is, until his tempting game playing causes a real live—and very ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, feel good, captivating, light ...
Plot: romance, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, danger, supernatural, teenage life, social relations, young heroes, wooing, youth, couples, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
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 717
Shuffle! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his parents. Everything changes one day when a devil princess ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: chosen one, forbidden love, youth, romance, teenage life, rivalry, fall in love, love and romance, curses spells and rituals, school, legends and myths, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
My Little Monster (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Mizutani Shizuku finds peace in her studies.  Working hard to stay at the top of the class, alone but focused.  When she is tasked with delivering class materials to Yoshida Haru, her world starts to rapidly expand.  With some new friends and ...
Style: shoujo, light, sincere, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school life, friendship, teenage love, romance, teenage life, couples, youth, wooing, everyday life, high school, school, coming of age ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Strawberry Panic (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Nagisa Aoi is a new transfer student into one of the three prestigious all-girls Catholic high schools on Astraea Hill: a school called St. Miator (the other two are St. Spica and St. Lelim (known in the anime as Le Rim, for some reason). While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: school, romance, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friends, social relations, youth, gays and lesbians, boarding school, meaningful kiss ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 88
SuperGals (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sporting designer clothes, make-up, and nails, Ran Kotobuki is the very picture of a trendy, young Shibuya girl, but don't let that fool you. This girl comes from a family of cops, and she’s ready to lay you out flat if you even think about ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic
Plot: teenager, best friends, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, high school, sister sister relationship, school life, fashion, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 1K
Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The girl Kyoko Mogami lives alone in an apartment with her big love the childhood friend Sho Fuwa. He is a big music star and has many fans. One day he breaks up with her telling her she is a plain woman, and the only reason he stayed with her all ...
Style: captivating, feel good, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, showbiz, rivalry, teenage love, artists and showbiz, breakup, rising to stardom, relationship vs career, teenage life, betrayal, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Listen to Me, Girls. I'm Your Father! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Segawa Yuta is a freshman of a university. He lost his parents when he was small and was raised by his sister Yuri. Yuta has been living alone since Yuri got married to a middle aged man when Yuta was a junior high student.  One day, Yuri visited ...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, sincere, light
Plot: orphan, family relations, romance, youth, life turned upside down, hopes, friendship, japanese culture, uncle niece relationship, sister sister relationship, separated, parents and children ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Heaven and Earth (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Tenjho Tenge, also written as Tenjo Tenge, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Oh! great. The story primarily focuses on the members of the Juken Club and their opposition, the Executive Council, which is the ruling student body of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, teenage life, rivalry, gang, youth, supernatural power, female fighter, school, friends, siblings relations, high school, high school life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Like What I Like, So There (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Hashiba has an accident and has lost all of his memories. When Fujimori comes to his school as his new roommate, He tells Hashiba that he is called Ran. He and Hashiba both have a split personality which they developed in their youth.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: split personality, memory loss, romance, high school life, youth, gender, young lovers, social relations, teenage life, young love, gays and lesbians, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 4K
Chobits (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tokyo is abuzz with persocoms – humanoid computers that are virtually perfect. The socially and technologically inept Hideki is dying to get his hands on one. When he finds Chi abandoned in the trash, she’s cuter than any current model he’s ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sexual, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, romance, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, follow your dream, mysterious character, youth, human nature, student life, friendship, androids, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with "chunibyo," a state where they're so desperate to stand out that they've literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, imaginary, supernatural, romance, school, coming of age, super weapon, high school life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 797
Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When you've got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school's a bloody ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: romance, master and servant, school, power relations, youth, wrestling, butler, social awkwardness, couples, love, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ah! My Goddess (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Nice Guy Keiichi is doing his best as a poor student at a tech college, but his good nature is taken advantage of relentlessly. One day he is attempting to order a pizza over the phone (being stuck at the dorm to take messages for upperclassmen) and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, seinen
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, romance, true love, magic, power of love, supernatural ability, goddess, god or devil, wish come true, supernatural romance, fall in love, desire ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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