Yet more Mutsumi goodness!
Aozame | In the Trees | 01/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mutsumi is in this volume more than any other time in the whole anime, even the parts we haven't gotten yet (the Spring Special and the three-episode OVA, Love Hina Again). Thus, I like it. In the first episode, Naru and Keitaro end up on a date of sorts, which a little girl is none too happy about. Mutsumi and Keitaro then end up on a date and Naru spies on them the whole way and ends up in a boat chase with them. (yes, a boat chase.)
In the next episode Naru's stepsister Mei, who arrived at the end of the previous episode, tries to get Keitaro and Mutsumi together so that Naru will come home with her. This leads to some odd plans from Mei, all of which ultimately fail.
The last two episodes of the TV series (episode 25 doesn't count) involve the promised girl. Though the anime never really reveals who she is, the manga apparently does. (I won't tell, though.) Granny Hina comes back and decides to remodel the Apartments. Thus, everyone has to move out for a few days. This gives Naru a chance to reflect on her relationship with Keitaro. The ending of the TV series really leaves a lot to be desired (and even the ending of the OVAs doesn't complete the story) but it's still quite entertaining."
Amazing ending, if you can even call it that
Anonymous | USA | 04/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw these episodes...I was truly amazed. The show changes to an intense romantic ending in the final 2 episodes, although there is still subtle comedic reliefs, much more so in the episodes before the final 2. These episodes are mainly about Naru, Mutsumi, and Keitaro. They're about who the girl that Keitaro promised to was and true feelings are finally exposed. A powerful ending (if you can even call it that...you'll see what I mean once you watch this) to a wonderful series that leaves much room for additions. You most likely will have the need to immidiately buy the christmas special, spring special, and love hina again ova's once you finish the tv series. But, these specials and ova's don't really finish the series...the only way to see the ending is to purchase the Love Hina Mangas, which will complete their american translations late 2003, and characters have more depth to them in addition to the finale of the series. All well worth your money...but don't forget to watch/read them all in order!"
And the end...kind of..
Michael Valdivielso | Alexandria, VA | 03/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A clue has been found - a photo of Naru, Keitaro and Mutsumi has been found, from when they visited the apartments as kids. But Naru found it. Should she show it to the others? Without it, can Keitaro find out who he made the promise to? Will he ever find out? Will anybody figure out how Tuma can fly?
Then Naru's younger stepsister, Mei, shows up and plots to find a way to get Naru to return home with her. Once she finds out about the photo, it seems so simple. Just show it to Keitaro!Add a date between Keitaro and Mutsumi, a kind of date between Keitaro and Naru and the return of Granny Hina and you make things even MORE confusing!
The ending is kind of bland, because, while things seem to be solved, they are not, not really. After all, Naru has yet to show her true feelings, whatever that means, and nobody has yet entered Tokyo U!
But don't worry - there are three Love Hina movies available after you finish collecting the series! They even put them into one collection - so go buy them!"