Love Hina, at least as portrayed in the Anime, takes place not in the mortal realm, but in a deep part of the realm of dreams.When you consider the abrupt nature of plot twists, the location and costume changes, and their ability to produce objects with a thought (including but not limited to Kaolla Su's ability), one gets the feeling that one is viewing, not real events, but rather a dream. The "town elders" are the clincher; they're always muttering about the hazy nature of the border between dreams and reality... They are the immortal caretakers of this section of the realm. It explains how all the characters can manifest seemingly superhuman abilities without substantially affecting the setting they find themselves in.
Kaolla Suu is not a Gadgeteer Genius; instead, she has the power to create or summon machines from thin air.Despite the huge variety of mecha Kaolla has employed in the series, we never see her exhibit the usual props and tropes of a gadgeteer, mechanic or inventor — not even a lab or a workshop. Kaolla's primary activity when not eating or harassing Keitaro seems to be sleeping on a tree branch. Furthermore, there's never any mention of the time she spends allegedly building any of the devices, and she never demonstrates any kind of mechanical aptitude in any other context. And we do know that she possesses some kind of magical power because of the "Red Moon" incidents.
Urashima Keitaro is a descendant of Wolverine from that time he was bumming around Japan.Keitaro's healing factor allows him to survive horrendous beatings on a daily basis. And as the series continues, he begins to produce pheromones that cause women to simply gravitate towards him.
All the residents of the Hina Inn are part of a cultJust hear me out Naru Mokoto and all the other girls who beat Keitaro are the conditioners beating him each time he does something they dont like (like what they were doing in the original but evilier) Shinobu and Mutsumi are there to guilt/charm him into not leaving.The inn is isolated and the chances of someone else coming around to point out how wrong this all is are slim as hell .Thats why they always get so jealous when he talks to other girls they're basically trying to condition him into being their personal slave/sex toy .
Naru is a telepath who didn't learn to control her powersThere are some times there are "talks" that go in thought bubbles, and even though some may be believed to be just whispers some of them are impossible to happen in usual ways or happen with people far apart. And people answer, so they aren't only thinking alike. And all of those impossible ones happen with Naru nearby. She also talked with Keitaro and Mutsumi as a kid, even though her first words are an important plot point caused by another one after they have been playing together for some time. Her amazing strength is actually tactile telekinesis like Superboys. Could evolve to actual one if she had training. That also explains why she was weak when young, she was just too powerful for her body at the time.
The Hinata-Sou is a mage's enclave.We were just seeing the front they put up for the sake of Keitaro, who is a mundane, and they care about him too much to turn him in. The reason? Simple — we know from hints and a crossover character or two that Love Hina is in the same universe as Mahou Sensei Negima!. Negima heavily features MIB — mages in black, in charge of maintaining the Masquerade. However, waaay too much magic goes on there for it to go unnoticed; magical creatures, supernatural swordsmanship, Kaolla Su and the kingdom of MolMol in general... it's all much too magical for any involved Muggles not to be mindwiped. The solution? They aren't Muggles.
Keitaro's grandmother knew about the pheromones and wanted him to have a harem
Kaolla Su is a SparkA Gadgeteer Genius from a royal family with the ability to pull complicated gadgets from out of nowhere who also happens to be completely insane? Looks like we have a winner, folks! As to why we don't see any other sparks, there are two possibilities as to why:
Keitarou is descended from Inazuma's family.Hina the black demon sword is actually her sword with Jei's spirit sealed inside it, so that anyone who wields it becomes temporarily possessed by him.
General little girl (from Keitaro's flashback) theoriesShe wasn't Naru, but...
Suu doesn't age normallyInstead, on her eighteenth birthday she will fully transform into the older version she becomes under red moonlight.
The Hinata-Sou, like the Brady Bunch home, is the receptacle of a time loop that repeats situationsThere are at least two instances of the same type of crush playing itself out as part of a larger romance. In the first instance, it runs Naru-Seta-Haruka, with Sarah's Mom as a distant player. In the second, Shinobu-Keitaro-Naru, with Mutsumi as the distant player. It is heavily implied in the epilogue that Ema may feel this sort of crush towards Shinobu. This repeating pattern may go back even further, and may have led Grandma to stop it being a hotel, because as the Love Dodecahedron plays itself out over and over again, too much damage occurs, even for a place resistant to being blown up by step-cestuous stalker sisters. Her family she can protect mystically, possibly explaining Keitaro's durability. But too many others were involved. The Sou is not as insistent as the Brady Home, locking the same people into the same looks and attitudes forever. But it always reproduces the love string in this fashion.
Aunt Haruka is a master of reverse psychologyHer lack of defense of her nephew is a ploy. She will speak up for him, in limited ways, but knew, especially when the girls were so resistant to him early on, that any defense of the first baby she ever held wouldn't help him and would only weaken her position, so she let it all play out. She never stopped the beatings, knowing of his immortality in advance, because she herself is. Face it - two women were up for the hand of Seta, and one is dead. Life with Seta is probably fraught with danger, and Haruka learned the family secret after taking a few falls herself. In the Molmol arc, she tells Keitaro to take the initiative with Naru, meaning have sex with her advice he mistakes for an urging that he propose marriage. Haruka knew that the young would-be couple's nerves would never handle the direct approach, and so gave vague advice she knew Keitaro would misconstrue. Had she been more explicit, than like as not Naru would have reacted in a violent way to such an idea, unless she herself 'came up' with it, especially as its not hard to imagine Keitaro fainting/nose bleeding at the thought of trying to take that step of asking her to go all the way. Haruka was also up against a deadline. The other girls were getting more aggressive and stupider in their efforts to separate K/N, and she knew better than to trust any explanations given by Kitsune about their 'true' intent, not to mention having Su abusing her power as Molmol's princess to basically win the 'game' however she saw fit. Haruka may have been the victim of her own best strategy, though, as the man she married, Seta, could be said to be an older version of her nephew.
Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan happens years after Love Hina.
Nearly every female interested in Keitaro is in reality his chromosomal counterpart from an AU
Naru and Keitaro staged his wedding-day flubThe dress-tearing seems like typical Keitaro. But by this point, the couple is older and wiser. With a few exceptions, they know that their friends, who they love dearly, are completely insane, and they know that Grandma may have some sort of test waiting for them. They don't want to be followed on their honeymoon, nor do they want to be waylaid in Molmol, allowing Su to annul them before relenting. Everyone present is family or friends, so they don't mind looking foolish in front of them, for sake of a peaceful honeymoon. So Naru sets up a second gown, this one velcroed up, and has Keitaro expose her at just the right time. They have a cooperative mole in Shinobu, who wishes to pay the others back for telling her that stopping K&N at the Tokyo U entrance was being done for her benefit, and for love of the couple. They considered Mutsumi, but feared her casually tipping her hand. While the others laughed at Naru's exposure and Keitaro's expected beatdown, they watched them run off. After they were out of sight, Keitaro produced a pair of shorts they had hidden and some bikes. They met a different limo than had been hired for them, and got away while Shinobu made chit-chat that further distracted the mains. Even she wasn't told where they were really going, and the couple kept watch for flying turtles, real or mecha.
The roots of the World Tree extend all the way to Hinata inn's abandoned dependance.It is outright stated (and shown) that the abandoned dependance on the hill behind the inn has the power to magically bind together two people who confess their love to one another while they are in it. This makes the dependance identical to the World Tree-powered "confession spots" during the Mahora Festival arc in Negima. However, because Keitaro's erroneous confession to Kanako happens two years before the tree's luminescence, its influence is not powerful enough to stop Keitaro from screwing destiny and getting together with Naru. Shrinking Violet who's a Supreme Chef and does the chores around the place? Clumsy, occasional Covert Pervert? You betcha.
Mutsumi lied to Naru in the last episodeMutsumi really, truly was the girl that Keitaro made his promise to 15 years ago, but because she senses that Keitaro loves Naru, she lies to Naru and tells her that she didn't really make that promise. Point: Naru herself said that she was 2 years old back then, and her mother said that when she returned from Hinata she only knew a handful of words. Naru, at that time, wouldn't even be able of comprehending promises, let alone making them. Though we know that Naru befriended Mutsumi back then, it's is even possible that she never actually met Keitaro until the start of the series.
Hinata Urashima is Arcueid Brunestud using a glamour mystic code crafted by Altrouge, and Altrouge is Evangeline A.K. McDowellSimilar whimsical personality aside (with Arcueid's personality before being 'killed' by Shiki being the result of her almost giving in to her thirst for blood), it would explain a lot: