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: sentimental, humorous, ecchi, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, love triangle, opposites attract, youth, couples, teenage life, battle of the sexes, wooing, unlikely couple, adolescence vs adulthood, college, high school, martial arts, university, self discovery, feminism, school, romance, friends, family relations, love and romance, high school life, rivalry, strong female presence ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan

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Most similar movies to Love Hina

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and touching films and TV series with plots about youth, romance, love and romance, high school life, high school, teenage life and friendship mostly in Animation, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Love Hina: His and Her Circumstances (1998), Maid Sama! (2010), Toradora! (2008), Step Up Love Story (2002), Golden Time (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, romance, power of love, youth, hopes, family problems, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan
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100%
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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, humorous, touching, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: school, high school, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, maid, teenage life, romance, student, high school life, power relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, semi serious, humorous, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, fall in love, love and romance, loss of virginity, youth, romance, obsession, social relations, teenage life, looking for sex, wooing, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 15K
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: shoujo, realistic, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, high school, school, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, romance, youth, friends, looking for love, wooing ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: ecchi, sexy, feel good, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: sister in law, first sexual experience, newlywed, sex, sexual fantasy, slice of life, sexual humor, shyness, newlyweds, husband wife relationship, marriage, male female relationship ...
⇓ 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, japanese girl, love interest, hometown, dream, rock star, romance, couples, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Skip Beat! (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: feel good, captivating, shoujo, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, showbiz, love and romance, rising to stardom, teenage love, breakup, artists and showbiz, relationship vs career, betrayal, teenage life, couple relations, vengeance ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Honey and Clover (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: captivating, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: slice of life, friendship, romance, coming of age, fall in love, love triangle, student life, everyday life, youth, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Aishiteruze Baby (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Aishiteruze Baby is a shōjo romance manga by Yoko Maki. It was serialized by Shueisha in Ribon from April 2002 and January 2005 and collected in seven bound volumes. It was adapted as a 26-episode anime television series produced by TMS ...
Style: touching, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, high school life, teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, youth, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, social relations, family relations, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 269
Maburaho (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Kazuki Shikimori comes from a line of powerful magicians with extraordinary DNA and he attends the most prestigious school for wizards in all of Japan. It would seem that life is good for Kazuki. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, ecchi, captivating
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, teenage life, supernatural ability, chosen one, teenage love, wizards and magicians, love triangle, youth, curses spells and rituals, high school, boarding school, love and romance ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 695
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sexy
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, teenage love, schoolgirl, unfulfillment, underdog, buddies, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, battle of the sexes, unfulfilled love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: school, high school, youth, friendship, society, romance, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, male female relationship, teenage girl, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, offbeat, cult film
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: romance, hopes, destiny, fall in love, goddess, magic, true love, couple relations, college, opposites attract, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (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: touching, humorous, entertaining, light, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school life, friends, couple relations, friendship, love triangle, high school, teenage life, couples, youth, everyday life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hatsukoi Limited. (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ayumi and her friends are all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, wooing, teenage life, love and romance, teenage love, couple relations, high school life, love triangle, high school, couples, swimming, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, shoujo, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school life, friendship, friends, school, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, troubled past, first love, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kimi Kiss Pure Rouge (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Kouichi Sanada and Kazuki Aihara's childhood friend Mao Mizusawa has returned after living in France for a couple of years. Kouichi is surprised to learn that, since her parents are remaining overseas for the time being, his mother has agreed ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage life, friendship, love and romance, high school, romance, family relations, teenage love, social relations, youth, couples, hopes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Haganai: 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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: harem, social misfits, school, friendship, social relations, teenage life, club, youth, misfit, teenage love, society, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Boarding School Juliet (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Grigio Academy Boarding School. Students who attend this school in two countries and reside in their own dormitories. Inazuka and Persia are rival dormitory leaders, but in secret they love each other. Now, they have to keep their relationship a ...
Style: entertaining, light, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, rivalry, friendship, romance, teenage love, love triangle, couples, youth, social relations, everyday life, dormitory, high school life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 332
Little Busters (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Anime film about a group of friends including a kid whose parents were killed
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, good versus evil, rivalry, youth, couples, young heroes, heroes, 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, realistic, sentimental
Plot: couples, family relations, romance, youth, love and romance, college life, college, haunted by the past, sexual content, true love, love, kindness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 263
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, young lovers, love and romance, fall in love, romance, friendship, school, prank, disorder, high school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 113
Super GALS! (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, light, entertaining, realistic
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, best friends, youth, family relations, high school, sister sister relationship, teenager, high school life, fashion, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Junichi Nagase was a real delinquent in middle school, one nasty enough that he earned the nickame "Geno Killer," and it's by this less than flattering epithet that Yuuhi Katagiri first comes to know him when he rescues her from two ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, high school life, rebelliousness, teenage life, youth, teenage love, friendship, engaged couple, family relations, rivalry, new student, salvation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, social relations, high school life, young lovers, high school, space and aliens, teenage love, benign alien, youth, teenage life, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 1K
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, ecchi ...
Plot: romance, master and servant, school, butler, power relations, wrestling, social awkwardness, youth, love, couples, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Plot: romance, looking for love, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, teenage life, social relations, young heroes, youth, wooing, couples, rivalry, demon ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: exciting, touching, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, youth, school, romance, supernatural ability, social relations, high school life, coming of age, slice of life, supernatural, super weapon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, shoujo, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, high school life, transformation, loss of family member, everyday life, teenage love, youth, first love, accident, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Blue Spring Ride (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of her first year of high school, Futaba Yoshioka suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Kou Tanaka. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, ...
Style: shoujo, captivating, stylized, romantic, visually appealing
Plot: school, friendship, high school, love triangle, love, romance, everyday life, teenage love, high school life, love and romance, unrequited love, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%