Available in the UK?
Highest Certificate: 12 (vol 5, vol 6, Christmas Special)
Collection boxset, which also includes the two Love Hina specials and Love Hina Again, and a box that holds the normal DVDs was released with the US release of Love Hina vol 1. All six volumes contain 4 episodes each, making up the original TV run of 24 episodes.
The Love Hina Christmas Special and Love Hina Spring Special are both available on DVD in the UK (Region 2, PAL) from MVM. The Love Hina Christmas Special DVD also includes episode 25 of the series, which was released as a straight-to-video bonus in Japan and features a side story to the main series.
Love Hina Again is also available in the UK on DVD (Region 2, PAL) from MVM. The whole three episode series is included on a single DVD. In the US Love Hina Again is also available in a special 'Love Hina Movie Collection' boxset with the Love Hina Christmas Special and Love Hina Spring Special DVDs, and all three are included with the TV series in the US Love Hina Perfect Collection boxset
Love Hina Final Selection was a straight to
video release aimed at hardcore fans of the series. These kinds of
compilation releases are commonplace in Japan but rarely see a release
in the UK or Europe, and Love Hina Final Selection remains only
available in Japan (Region 2, NTSC) where it has been released as a
double feature with the Love Live Hina concert. It has no
English dub or subtitles.
DVD Extras (Christmas Special):
DVD Extras (Spring Special):
DVD Extras (Love Hina Again):
DVD Extras (Love Hina Final Selection - Japanese
Availability & Price:
The US Love Hina Perfect Collection boxset is available from some sites for the pretty hefty price of about £80-£100, but the vol 1 + slipcase box has now been discontinued. The Love Hina Movie Collection boxset is still available for around £40. It is worth noting as always that goods with a value higher than £18 imported from the US are liable for a Customs and Excise charge when reaching the UK, which usually comprises the VAT of 17.5% on the entire parcel value plus a handling charge of around £4. These charges are levied randomly which means you sometimes avoid them and sometimes not, but if you wish to take the risk good places to look include PlayUSA, DC-DVD and DVD Pacific.
As mentioned Love Hina Final Selection is not
available outside of Japan but can be picked up on
YesAsia for around
£25 with free delivery. The DVD also includes one of the Love
Live Hina shows which features the Japanese voice actors and
actresses in live concert singing songs from and inspired by the series.