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The cast of Love Hina, built out of parts from Touhou characters using Create.swf.note 

Kitsune: One guy livin' with a buncha girls is a disaster waitin' to happen.
Keitaro: It's fine. I'm pretty sure I'll figure out where to go next. (I can't tell my sister I can't get the inn back, but maybe if I jump into the ocean, no one will find the body...)
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Five Dangerous Months At The Hinata Inn is a Love Hina fan series by Spaztique and animated in create.swf. It retells the first three books of Love Hina with few changes to the actual plot, but with several twists on the original material: all of the Fanservice has been removed, most of its Slapstick violence is played for drama or dark comedy, and every subplot that's introduced later is introduced right at the beginning. Adding to this, Spaztique does not use the Love Hina soundtrack, but opts to make his own music. He also wrote the series without watching the original anime nor reading the manga, meaning the whole thing was recreated from memory.

The story thus far: Hyper-obsessive Ronin Keitaro Urashima has spent the last three years of his life abusing his health to get into Tokyo University to fulfill a fifteen-year-old Childhood Marriage Promise, which has essentially torn his family apart. When he's finally kicked out, he sets off to his grandma's inn, the Hinata Inn Hot Springs Resort, to gain control so he can both have a place to study for Tokyo U's entrance exam and fulfill his promise with his sister to run the inn together.

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Unfortunately, the series has remained in Development Hell thanks to Ao Usagi Tribute Show and Diamond in the Rough (Touhou). However, Spaztique does plan to release the scripts and eventually continue the series once he finishes Ao Usagi Tribute Show.

Watch the first episode here.Read the scripts here.


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  • Accidental Pervert: Although Keitaro has only a few moments like these with Naru, Naru knows what's going on for the most part.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Most of the cast.
    • Keitaro in particular has gone from a clumsy-but-loveable idiot to a nervous wreck, willing to go through any length and use anyone to fulfill his promise. This becomes the central plot of the story, when Keitaro realizes his fervor to fulfill his promise has ruined all of the lives around him.
    • Naru is less a Tsundere and more an Insufferable Genius. Her annoyance with Keitaro is less not trusting him and more worrying his bad luck could accidentally cause her to fail her exams. Naru even briefly freaks out when it seems all Keitaro ever used her for was to get into Tokyo U, calling him out for his behavior and then admitting she liked him.
    • Kanako, as of the beginning of the series, seems to be the most level-headed person in the cast. She only snaps after being continuously ignored by her brother and seeing the residents of the inn break down his morale.
    • Kitsune prides herself on being the only one at the inn who knows how to live a little, as evident in the climax, where she calls out Motoko, Naru, and Keitaro for thinking life is all about studying when Shinobu and Su are missing.
    • Mutsumi seems to only be faking her ditziness, and she gets more sober/sound-minded moments than her canon incarnation.
  • An Aesop: Never make a promise without knowing the consequences.
  • Aside Glance: After Naru jokes about Motoko's backstory, Keitaro remarks it sounds like something out of an anime. They then both look at the camera.
  • The Atoner: Keitaro in Episode 3 and beyond, after causing Naru to fail her entrance exam, along with hurting the residents of the inn and lying to his sister.
  • Big "NO!": A Running Gag with Shinobu.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The title of the final episode. Keitaro and Naru fail to get into Tokyo University, and Keitaro is forced to leave Mutsumi, the girl he had been searching over fifteen years for, to fix his trail of broken promises. However, the residents of the Hinata Inn accept him back, Keitaro and Kanako finally get the inn, and Keitaro and Naru make up.
  • Boring Failure Hero: Averted. Keitaro actually gets to keep his victories this time.
  • Butt-Monkey: Keitaro, Naru, and Shinobu.
  • Compressed Adaptation: To keep the series short, the following have been removed: all scenes involving fanservice, all scenes with Shirai and Haitani, three major chapters, and most of the scenes at cram school.
  • Continuity Cameo: Shirai, Haitani, and Kentaro each get a line in Episode 1.4, despite all being written out of the series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kanako as the series progresses: especially in Episodes 2.1 and 2.2.
  • Double Meaning: Virtually all of Mutsumi's dialogue, which all takes on whole new meanings if you've read the original manga.
  • Friendless Background: Explicit with Keitaro and Naru, especially in Episode 2.4. Implicit with everyone else.
  • The Insomniac: Keitaro never seems to sleep. The only few times he does sleep, he needs to be knocked out.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In Episode 3.2 and 3.3, Mutsumi seems more than happy to let Keitaro be with Naru, and even encourages Naru to give Keitaro a chance.
  • Insufferable Genius: Naru. Rather than being a Tsundere, Naru simply thinks she's better than everyone else.
  • Maybe Ever After: In the end, although Keitaro and Naru are far from being a couple, they vow to have a real relationship instead of using eachother for their promises.
  • Mythology Gag: Numerous...
    • In Episode 2.1, Su mentions the time Keitaro let her stay over.
    • In Episode 2.2, we see Keitaro buying a watch for Naru, which is the same watch Keitaro loses at the beginning of Book 4.
  • Not So Different: Keitaro and Naru. Made explicit in Episode 3.1, when after Naru criticizes Keitaro for being obsessed with his promise and only using others as a means to an end, Keitaro calls her out right back and asks, "How are you any different?" Later in the episode, Naru admits that maybe he's right.
  • Overly Long Gag: In Episode 1.5, Motoko pouring soy sauce on her rice for roughly ten seconds.
  • Running Gag: A few...
  • Sad-Times Montage: The ending of Episode 3.1, where it shows all of the people that Keitaro's promise has hurt.
  • Sadistic Choice: In the finale, Keitaro must choose between running away from the inn and everyone's he's hurt so he can be with Mutsumi, who appears to be his promise girl and leaving Mutsumi behind so he can go home and fix everything he broke on the way to seeing her again. He chooses to return home and fix everything.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After all of his abuse from the residents of the Hinata Inn and failing to get into Tokyo University again, Keitaro decides to run away and never come back. So does Naru.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Keitaro and Naru deliver one to eachother in episode 3.1 after failing the entrance exam, both accusing eachother of only caring about their promises and using everyone to fulfill those promises.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Burnout, Keitaro and Naru's studying theme.
  • Title Drop: When Keitaro and Naru agree to being study partners, Naru toasts to five months at the Hinata Inn, while Keitaro says five dangerous months at the Hinata Inn. Su pops out and screams, "TITLE DROP!," scaring them both off the roof.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: 5DM Naru is much, much nicer to Keitaro this time around.
  • Tsundere: Naru, naturally, but now she's more deredere.
  • Was It All a Lie?: When Keitaro finds out Naru was not his promise girl and Naru finds out the only reason Keitaro did anything was to see his promise girl again, both ponder why they ever became friends in the first place, then get into a huge fight. Luckily, it takes the help of Mutsumi for them to eventually admit they mutually still like eachother.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 3.1 is titled this, and for a good reason: Keitaro reveals he wants to leave the Hinata Inn one he gets his test results, then he finds out that he failed, then he finds out Naru failed, then Naru and Keitaro blame eachother for failing and get into a huge fight, then Shinobu and Su run away to find Naru and Keitaro, then Kitsune and Motoko have to chase after them, and finally, when Keitaro hears Naru crying in her sleep, he realizes his promise really did ruin not just his life, but everyone else's.
  • Worf Had the Flu: In Episode 1.5, Keitaro survives his fight with Motoko because she got a cold from overexerting herself.
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Keitaro: So, when do you think he's going to get back to this series?
Naru: It better be the moment he finishes that weird top-down shooter thing, or I'm flying all the way out just so I can strangle him until he starts up again!


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