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Old 2007-09-13, 07:06   Link #21
ellifeedn
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EDIT: Nevermind. I found what I was looking for. Apparently it is also called "Love Collage" (without the "&"). Thanks for trying to help.

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Old 2007-11-12, 11:45   Link #22
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I just read the first volume of the manga today, and I must say it looks pretty good. The similarities to Love Hina are obvious (even down to the individial characters) but it seems to have enough originality to it to make it worth reading. I'll have to check out some more volumes this week.
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Old 2007-11-12, 11:50   Link #23
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I just read the first volume of the manga today, and I must say it looks pretty good. The similarities to Love Hina are obvious (even down to the individial characters) but it seems to have enough originality to it to make it worth reading. I'll have to check out some more volumes this week.
I find it quite different from Love Hina. This one is done by the same mangaka as Midori no Hibi, which has an equally off-the-wall premise, but both are very good in terms of character development and interaction. I personally would rate these over Love Hina.
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Old 2007-11-12, 11:55   Link #24
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I find it quite different from Love Hina. This one is done by the same mangaka as Midori no Hibi, which has an equally off-the-wall premise, but both are very good in terms of character development and interaction. I personally would rate these over Love Hina.
I rather liked Love Hina (moreso the manga than the anime) but I'll admit it's not the most... sophisticated story around. Even after just one volume, I think I can see why you would rate this manga as better. I've seen the anime of Midori no Hibi and it's one of my favorites, so that makes me even more interested in reading more of the Ai Kora manga.

Still, quality of the writing aside, the similarities are obvious:

How Love Hina = Ai Kora
  • Girls boarding house w/one male resident = Girls dorm w/one male resident
  • Keitarō Urashima who gets beat up by the girls = Hachibe Maeda who gets beat up by the girls
  • Naru Narusegawa the tsundere = Sakurako Tenmaku the tsundere
  • Shinobu Maehara the shy girl = Yukari Tsukino the shy girl
  • Motoko Aoyama the samurai girl = Kirino Ootori the ninja girl
  • Mitsune Konno the party girl = Tsubame Ameyagi the party girl
Certainly there are differenced too, in both the characters and the storyline, but the impression that it was modeled on Love Hina seems inescapable.

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Old 2007-11-25, 01:03   Link #25
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i am a huge akamatsu/love hina/negima/anything else he puts out fanboy, that aside despite the similarities and differences i think Ai Kora brings something of its own to the table if for no other reason than the character of the intrepid hero.
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Old 2007-11-26, 15:42   Link #26
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Although I like this manga and find it very funny I just wish there was a bit more romance in the manga.
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Old 2007-11-27, 06:52   Link #27
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Although I like this manga and find it very funny I just wish there was a bit more romance in the manga.
Yeah it's getting repetitive by now. A little more development would be nice. I really don't want to lose this series by dragginess.
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Old 2007-11-27, 07:40   Link #28
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Yeah, stop with the idiotic manga chapters describing various fetishes and get with the development.
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Old 2007-11-27, 11:01   Link #29
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For those looking for development, a lot of it happened in vol 7. Unfortunately though, vol 8 kinda stalled again.
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Old 2007-12-08, 04:08   Link #30
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I need to understand Japanese.

It's scanlated up to 56. There's twice as much raw. ;_;
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Old 2007-12-16, 20:19   Link #31
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wonder if he will ever fall in love with one of the girls, tenmaku should have the highest chance, since she is on the cover
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Old 2007-12-16, 20:21   Link #32
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I need to understand Japanese.

It's scanlated up to 56. There's twice as much raw. ;_;
how many volumes is it up to?
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Old 2007-12-16, 21:18   Link #33
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Think there are 10 volumes out right now.
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Old 2007-12-16, 22:29   Link #34
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i couldnt find any translation pass chp 57 but chapter 61 is translated, seems like the series might move forward after this chapter, hope the romance picks up from this.....chapter 62 please
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Old 2007-12-26, 23:22   Link #35
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what is going on with the scanlations (T_T)....ch 61 is really a turning point....must read more
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Old 2007-12-27, 09:10   Link #36
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the group that is doing ai kora had a meltdown a few months back maybe they had another i can't say for sure , i won't say who they are or where to find them because one of the books they do is liscensed but i will suggest you seek out thier web page for more info on what they are up to. a good website for info on what is going on about any manga or scanlation group is baka manga so maybe you could search for that.
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Old 2007-12-27, 22:18   Link #37
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anyone know who did the scanlations for ch61, it is not musashi
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Old 2008-01-30, 13:10   Link #38
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And it ends next week!

From ANN: Ai Kora will issue it's final chapter next week Feb 6th.
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Old 2008-01-30, 16:47   Link #39
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And it ends next week!

From ANN: Ai Kora will issue it's final chapter next week Feb 6th.
Yeah, I was thinking it would be ending soon. Given recent events in the manga, they can't stretch it out any further without ruining it.
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Old 2008-01-30, 18:22   Link #40
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