The Promise Girl is Keitaro's Childhood friend who he can't remember either the name or the face of, but they made a promise 15 years ago to get into the Tokyo University Todai together when they grew up. She is the sole driving force for Keitaro's determination to pass the entrance exam and be admitted to Tokyo University. Her identity is a mystery until late in the manga, while her identity in the anime is still in ambiguity. Granny Hina confirmed that she knows who she actually is, but since Naru punches Keitaro's cellphone just as she is about to say it, her identity is still unconfirmed.
This is a list of fictional characters in the anime and manga series Love Hina created by Ken Akamatsu. The character names are listed in Western order, with the given name before the family name. The main characters are residents of the Hinata Inn, a former hot springs resort that is converted to an all-girls dormitory managed by Keitaro Urashima, the sole male resident. As a child, the young Keitaro made a promise with a girl, based on a story the children overheard that two people who love each other will live "happily ever after" if they enter 'Todai'. Later, in volume 13, it is revealed that Todai may not even refer to Tokyo University after all. After failing to pass the entrance exams on his second attempt Keitaro's parents seem either unwilling, or unable, to let him continue living at home while he studies. He then receives a call from his grandmother. As a result, he travels to "Hinata Inn", a hotel owned by his grandmother to find a place to stay and study.
Two novelizations of Love Hina , written by two anime series screenwriters, were also released in Japan by Kodansha. A twenty-four episode anime adaptation of the manga series, produced by Xebec , aired in Japan from April 19, , to September 27, In July , the license was acquired by Funimation , who released a boxset of the television series in February The series has proved extremely popular around the world, both commercially and critically. In Japan, the manga sold over 16 million copies [ citation needed ] ; over 1 million anime DVDs were also sold. The English release of the manga has been reprinted many times.
Kuro Arashi , Three Guardians. A very sweet, very kind, scatter-brained girl, she lived with her family on a small island off the coast near the main island of Okinawa , but has recently lived in Hinata. She is the current Yochi no Kouken. However, her family used to work at the Hinata House where, as children, she, Keitaro Urashima and Naru Narusegawa made a promise to one day attend Tokyo University together. Her mother working at the Hinata-Sou, Mutsumi spent her time playing with Keitaro Urashima and, when her parents brought her to spend time at the apartments due to her illness, the pair included Naru Narusegawa in their games.