Kuragehime feels strangely familiar…


This is Keitaro.


And this is Narusegawa, Kaolla, Kitsune, Shinobu and Motoko. Make your own guesses as which one fits in to whom.

So yeah. Take Love Hina, reverse the looks factors of the boy and the girls, throw in a bunch of movie references (lol the OP is win), and you have Kuragehime. It’s the perfect show for those whose dicks have been confused by Japan already.

Of course, for a more compelling reason to watch this show, I guess I’ll have to point out that our “Narusegawa” is being voiced by Kana-tan and there’s also Noto-sama as well in the show. But seriously, I think the best reason to watch this is to treat it as a weird mirror-universe version of Love Hina. Ahahaha.


  1. OtakuD Said,

    October 16, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    Is there any way you can show images in google reader? Sucks not getting a preview from there….

  2. K_S_ Said,

    October 16, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

    Don’t make your readers expect STRANGE THINGS from this show!

    I don’t know how you can refer Kuragehime to Love Hina, since I can’t see a single similarity from both shows, except the fact that one man lives in an all-girls apartment (no wait, he doesn’t even live there as of yet). Also more males or to be introduced.

    We don’t have a tsundere like Naru, we don’t have a shy girl like Shinobu, we don’t have anyone from Love Hina.

    Or that’s what I STRONGLY think.

  3. Beruchi Said,

    October 16, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    there was a preview included in the ending.

    I see your references to Love Hina, but I only noticed, cause you mentioned it XD
    But other than that, this show has nothing to do with Love Hina.

  4. berz Said,

    October 16, 2010 @ 10:36 pm

    first pic confused me @_@, made me think ” oh another weird show like star driver and its lady gaganess”

  5. arigatou Said,

    October 16, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

    Almost Love-hina plot except the crossdresser boy have different issues for staying there stay tuned for the upcoming episodes and our Narusegawa is a deformed version of the nose bleeding girl along with four boys forgot the name of the anime.

  6. The Hordesman Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 12:57 am

    Isn’t comparing this show with Love Hina like comparing Starwars with Die Hard? I am sure you can find similarities, but only if you are really, really bored.

    I think this show will be a keeper, I have needed to see a show with more realistic and down-to-earth portrayals of otakus ever since Genshiken ended.

  7. Uppfinnarn Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 1:37 am

    Have you read Love Hina or watched the anime ripoff (that skipped about 60-70% of the story)?

  8. K_S_ Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 2:26 am

    I for one have only watched the Love Hina anime, but I don’t think the overall character depiction can be THAT different between manga/anime, meaning the Naru/Shinobu etc I know from the anime or more or less the same in the manga, unless the character does some great character development.
    And even if that was the case, unless they all develop into some sort of otaku, I don’t see the similarity between the LH cast and the cast here.

    At last, the incomparability of these to shows may already be evident by looking at their genres:
    Love Hina does a lot of “fanservice” (though I don’t know to what extent this is used the manga) -> shounen-muke manga
    Kuragehime is broadcasted in the Noitamina-timeslot, meaning Seinen-muke (though I also heard about Noitamina to be adressing only to young women). Plot-wise, I’ve heard about Kuragehime being also about the male character talking about dressing up/cosmetics, which also is rather adressing young women than teenage boys.

    Well but I don’t think this should be discussed too much in detail^^
    I liked Love Hina, I like Kuragehime, and I personally would never refer these two to one another, that’s that.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    Hurr, people getting so serious about this comparison.

    I just couldn’t help noticing some of the similarities. Girls-only dorm. One guy randomly gets in. Drives one of them crazy. Y’know. Even the numbers somewhat match up.

    Of course I am sure this is going to be NOTHING like Love Hina later. But hey, as I said, the setup felt strangely familiar.

  10. Skribulous Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Maison Ikkoku called. They’re asking for proper credit where credit is due.

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    Oh fuck, I’m not oldfag enough to remember Maison Ikkoku! ORZ

  12. Uppfinnarn Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    The LH manga DOES have huge amounts of character growth, on par with Hoshi no Samidare or Shakugan no Shana. That’s almost completely cut in the Anime version, and was one of the best parts of it…

  13. K_S_ Said,

    October 17, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    There are people out there refering the Tamayura OVAs to K-On! because it is about 4 GIRLS GOING TO SCHOOL -.-‘
    Though Tamayura should obviously be closer to Aria, as it was announced as an anime created by the re-gathered Aria-staff.

    What I want to say is, people shouldn’t compare two works that easily. I mean, you can compare Kanon to Clannad for some good reasons, but adding in other visual novels (outside of KEY) should be difficult. Also comparing one of these Key-VNs to Angel Beats is questionable, at least in my opinion.

    Ever since K-On (which people said to be another Lucky Star for the same reason as Tamayura is K-On) I for one stopped comparing works halfheartedly.

  14. OverMaster Said,

    October 18, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    The girl with the glasses and the braid is weirdly cute, in a refreshing natural non glamorous way.

  15. Kazu Said,

    October 23, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    @K_S_: “Kuragehime is broadcasted in the Noitamina-timeslot, meaning Seinen-muke (though I also heard about Noitamina to be adressing only to young women).”

    noitamina isn’t male-oriented (seinen-muke), it targets a general audience. And Kuragehime is an adaptation from a josei manga (female-oriented manga).

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