Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Love Hina Volume 5 Summer by the Sea |
Actors: Yu Asakawa, Megumi Hayashibara, Yui Horie, Yumiko Kobayashi, Masayo Kurata
Directors: Wendee Lee, Masakazu Hashida, Kiyotaka Isako, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Toshinori Narita
Genres: Comedy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
The plot of this popular slapstick romance veers into the supernatural as the summer ends. The gang from the Hinata Apartments prepares to leave the seashore and resume their studies when Naru is possessed by the ghost o... more »
Mutsumi goodness returns...
Aozame | In the Trees | 01/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"(There's a reason I call myself Mutsumi Otaku, you know)
Mutsumi appears for real this time in the last two episodes on the disc, so I am very fond of this. Mutsumi is my favorite character, and the more I see of her the better!The first episode involves Naru getting possessed by an evil spirit and Motoko learning her school's ultimate technique. The episode after that has everyone going to a yukata festival. Haruka and Seta seem to know each other quite well (in the manga, the two were once dating, but the anime is unclear on this) and Shirai seems to be a little too interested in Haruka. Naru goes to the festival with a clueless Seta (The guy makes ME look socially adept sometimes), and Keitaro ends up taking Shinobu (who looks even cuter than usual in her yukata) to the festival, which makes Naru angry. In the next episode, everyone has gone back to the Hinata Apartments, and Kaolla's brother Lamba Lu shows up to marry Kaolla! She is less than willing to do this, and the residents end up finding and bringing Amalla Su to the Apartments. Amalla's apartment and Mutsumi's were connected, so Naru finds Mutsumi when she finds Amalla and Mutsumi tags along back to the Apartments. There is much bizarreness, and all the girls end up dressed in the wedding dresses of Kaolla's country (including Mutsumi, who looks really good like that). The last episode involves a doll named Moe who has come to life after being in the possession of the Urashima family since Keitaro's great-grandfather bought her. (Incidentally, Haruka is Keitaro's cousin, not his aunt. The word for aunt in the Japanese version can also mean "old woman" which is how Keitaro uses it.) Keitaro, Mutsumi, and eventually Naru can all hear Moe speaking to them, even though no one else can (Sara theorizes that only those who have failed their exams can hear the doll).In short, this one is very good. If Mutsumi were in it even more it would be even better."
No Spoiler simple review
Amused | 02/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Are you into cute dramas that moves you and makes you laugh? Then Love Hina is IT. This is truly one of the most popular anime hits in America because it delivers these themes exceptionally well. It's a very cute story, has great laughs, good character development, and by the end you'll fall in love with all the characters. Definitely a must watch for those that are into this genre."
Things get more interesting...
Michael Valdivielso | Alexandria, VA | 03/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A ghost is trying to kill Keitaro, Kitsume seems to show an interest in the Professor (much to Sarah's unhappiness), Kaolla tries to eat Tuma (which is frankly, kind of normal), a Prince shows up to marry Kaolla, and a mechanical doll is found in the apartments that thinks Keitaro is his grandfather.
That's right, it thinks and moves and seems to be alive. Lots of magic in this DVD, plus the characters get to sing and we get to see a side of most of the characters that we rarely get to see. It's nice to know that Kitsume has a soft side and that Keitaro, as shown in his dealings with the doll, can be calm and collected when he needs to be. It renewed my interest in where the anime was going!"