Ranked #1874


Alternative Titles

English: To-LOVE-Ru
Synonyms: To Love You, ToLoveRu, ToLoveRu Trouble, To-Rabu-Ru, ToRaBuRu
Japanese: To LOVEる -とらぶる-


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Producers: Xebec, TBS, Sentai FilmworksL
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.401 (scored by 94,550 users)
Ranked: #18742
Popularity: #147
Members: 171,254
Favorites: 1,848
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The story is about Rito Yuuki, a high-school boy who cannot confess to the girl of his dreams, Haruna Sairenji. One day when coming home and sulking in the bath-tub a mysterious, nude girl, appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from the planet Deviluke, where she is the heir to the throne. Her father wants her to return to her home planet so she can marry one of the husband candidates, but she decides that she wants to marry Rito in order to stay on Earth.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Deviluke, Lala Satalin
Deviluke, Lala Satalin
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Yuuki, Rito
Yuuki, Rito
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno
Sairenji, Haruna
Sairenji, Haruna
Yahagi, Sayuri
Yahagi, Sayuri
Konjiki no Yami
Konjiki no Yami
Fukuen, Misato
Fukuen, Misato


Kato, Takao
Kato, Takao
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ootsuki, Atsushi
Ootsuki, Atsushi
Episode Director
Enomoto, Akihiro
Enomoto, Akihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"forever we can make it!" by THYME

Ending Theme

#1: "Lucky Tune (ラッキーチューン)" by Anna (BON-BON BLANCO) (eps 1-13, 26)
#2: "kiss no Yukue (kissの行方)" by Anna (eps 14-25)

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Nov 8, 2008
Story: Pretty much all filler. Each episode stands alone except the ending and they don't really play off of each other. The series strays way too far from the Manga and doesn't explore the main parts where you see many characters develop themselves. I understand that the Manga has stories that end in one chapter and expansion is necessary to make the Anime but they could've handled it better. A similar style to the beginning of Full Metal Panic Fumoffu would've been cool where there were two stories split between an episode. Since chapters for To-Love-Ru are short, that would've been a great direction for read more
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Sep 27, 2009
To Love Ru is your typical fanservice fare. If you've seen any anime, you've seen To Love Ru.

If you scanned through a 1970s edition of Playboy that has been weather beaten (as well as beaten in other ways), you've seen To Love Ru. If you ever stopped to wipe your ass and look into the toilet bowl to see what's inside it after a dump, you've seen To Love Ru.

Typical big-boobied art colourful enough to distract anyone that is capable of one brain function at a time. Le sigh.

The characters are frustrating and retarded and it makes me wonder if they drool while they tie read more
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Mar 7, 2010
Well.. Where do I start.. Hmmmm

Well I watched this series due to a suggestion in the recommendations of Rosario + Vampire.. Although the shows are both somewhat similar.. I expected a bit more out of the series.

Let me start with this.. there are to me.. two seasons to this series basically..and the second series starts somewhere around episode 14.. but.. too be quite honest in my opinion.. Episodes 18-24 are basically OVAs that are stuffed in.. I mean.. There is the story of Kyoto the Fire Girl..a entire episode about a show Lala and Rito watch on television.. which had absolutely nothing to do with read more
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Nov 13, 2014
This is just mindless, fun entertainment.

Alright so the story of To Love Ru is about a boy name Yuuki Rito who gropes a pink-haired alien name Lala who is the princess of Deviluke. After trying to confess his feelings to a girl, Haruna Sairenji, he accidentally confesses to Lala and says to him "Lets get married". From there on Rito tries to get out of the relationship with Lala, but has other things in his way that actually makes him closer to her. The plot does get more of a serious tone towards the end of the anime, but overall it's just a fun anime.

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Anime: Rosario to Vampire
Both are pure service anime made for your amusement. Yes, there is harem as well as overly jiggly boobs. If you liked Rosario+Vampire, then you'll love Tu-LOVE-Ru, or otherwise. The female lead role both have lovely pink hair. 
reportRecommended by chibuki
Anime: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
-Both shows has a alien girl who loves the male protaganist
-Alot of comedy, parody, and development of romance
-To Love-Ru contains abit more fanservice then Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 
reportRecommended by Pysonics
Anime: Seto no Hanayome
Both about a guy who is forced into a marriage through a series of crazt events, and both are really funny with lots of comedy and cute girls as lead characters ;3 
reportRecommended by Kuromii
Anime: Asobi ni Iku yo!
Very close, both of them have aliens and a lot of ecchi moments with a bit of action. 
reportRecommended by Fezinho
Anime: Nisekoi
In both, MC likes a certain girl and that girl likes him back (for similar reasons too), but is (sort of) forced into a relationship with another girl.... Circumstances are pretty similar in both.
The difference here is that Nisekoi is not ecchi nor supernatural. 
reportRecommended by push0
Anime: Sora no Otoshimono
Both animes have a female alien coming from out of outer space witch stays with the main protagonist. They also both have amazing technology. 
reportRecommended by Aurao

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