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LOVE♥LOVE?
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Cover art for LOVE♥LOVE? found on the DVD, CD album track and promotional posters
Genre Harem, Comedy[1][2]
Anime television series
Directed by Takeo Takahashi
Studio IMAGIN, Studio Live
Licensed by
Network Sun TV, TV Kanagawa, Anime Network
Original run May 3, 2004June 28, 2004
Episodes 13
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LOVE♥LOVE? is an anime television series by director Takeo Takahashi. It is a sequel to his previous show, Hit o Nerae! (Smash Hit), with character design by Miwa Oshima.

Story[edit]

Naoto Ohizumi is the screenwriter for the all-female Super Sentai TV show, The Super Transforming Cosmopolitan Prayers ("Cosprayers"), although this is only known by the show's producer. Naoto has a crush on one of the show's stars, Natsumi Yagami. As the show proceeds so does their relationship, with many twists and turns along the way. Many of the other actresses are also in love with Naoto, creating various situations throughout the anime.

Characters[edit]

Counter-clockwise from the top: Natsumi Yagami, Sayaka Imamura, Yohko Katsuragi, Miku Hayasaka and Hikaru Jougasaki
Naoto Ohizumi 大泉直人
Naoto is the 17 year old script writer of the fictional children's TV show "Cosprayers", although only the show's producer, Mitsuki Ikita, is aware of this. To the rest of the cast he is simply the "Making Of" camera man, it is later revealed that the whole cast had known that Naoto was the script writer from that start and he is unaware that all the cast had known of that fact. During the first episode he has an intimate encounter with each of the show's actresses and he gradually starts developing feelings for the show's main heroine, Natsumi Yagami.
Natsumi Yagami 八神莱摘
Natsumi stars in the "Cosprayers" show as Miko Red Rayer (Koto Hoshino). She is 17 years of age and is under the belief that she was only enlisted for her looks and that her acting is of poor quality. Yagami is aware that Naoto is the script writer and seduces him for more roles. She falls in love with him after she sees how much of a good person he is.
Youko Katsuragi 桂木洋子
She is the 17-year-old that plays the part of Sister Blue Rayer (Scarlet Church) in the "Cosprayers" show. She is quite the opposite of her rival Natsumi for although she is confident in her acting skills, she is unsure of her looks. Katsuragi is aware that Naoto is the script writer and seduces him for more roles. She ends developing feelings for Naoto.
Hikaru Jougasaki 城ヶ崎ヒカル
Plays Sari Yellow Rayer (Priscilla) on the "Cosprayers" show and grew up to be a 14-year-old tomboy after being raised around 6 older brothers. Jougasaki is aware that Naoto is the script writer and tries to seduce Naoto but fails.
Sayaka Imamura 今村さやか
She plays the part of Rabian Pink/Purple Rayer (Remy) on the "Cosprayers" show and is especially skilled at imitating voices. Her short height and childish behavior commonly lead people to believe she is younger than her actual age of 14. Inamura is aware that Naoto is the script writer, she also has feelings for Naoto and get frustrated because he never notices her.
Miku Hayasaka 早坂みく
At age 11, she is the youngest member of the cast, starring as Dian Green Rayer (Dian Iko) on the "Cosprayers" show. She has a fear of heights which frequently causes problems during stunts. She actually likes the producer nicknamed Dracula. Hayasaka is aware that Naoto is the script writer.
Mitsuki Ikita 生田みつき
The 25-year-old who was the main protagonist of the prequel Hit wo Nerae!. She is often mistaken for a grade schooler due to her height and appearance and is the "Cosprayers" show's producer.

Anime[edit]

Love Love? was produced by m.o.e. and directed by Takeo Takahashi, with character designs by Miwa Oshima and music by Toshihiko Sahashi. The opening theme was "(LOVE)∞" by Miyu Matsuki, Sanae Kobayashi, Sayaka Ohara, Mayumi Yoshida, and Kiyomi Asai, and the closing theme was "Only You" by Ayano Ahane. The series has been licensed for a release in North America, set to be released on May 2013.[3]

The first nine episodes were broadcast on Sun TV and TV Kanagawa between May 3, 2004 and June 28, 2004. Episodes 10 to 13 were never aired, but released as straight-to-DVD OVAs. The series was released on 4 DVDs between July 14, 2004 and September 1, 2004.

# Title Original airdate
1 "Wetting the Sands of March"
(三月の濡れた砂) 
May 3, 2004
2 "June - Country of Dreams"
(六月 - 夢の国) 
May 10, 2004
3 "Inside the Campus of August"
(校庭にいない八月) 
May 17, 2004
4 "If It Becomes September"
(九月の空) 
May 24, 2004
5 "Men Are Without Patience"
(男はそれを我慢できない) 
May 31, 2004
6 "A Man Who Is Understood Too Well"
(知られすぎていた男) 
June 7, 2004
7 "Love and Lala Daily"
(愛と追憶の日々) 
June 14, 2004
8 "Youth Without Repentance"
(わが青春に悔いなし) 
June 21, 2004
9 "Inside the Shining Storm"
(嵐の中で輝いて) 
June 28, 2004
10 "July Rhapsody"
(七月の狂詩曲) 
n/a
11 "With no Regrets in my Youth"
(九月になれば) 
n/a
12 "Shine Admidst the Tempest"
(地獄に堕ちた女優ども) 
n/a
13 "History Is Made Through Women"
(歴史は女で作られる) 
n/a

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