Synonyms: Motto To-Love-Ru, More Trouble, More ToLoveRu
Japanese: もっと To LOVEる -とらぶる-
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2010 to Dec 22, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 7.821 (scored by 24018 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Dec 28, 2010
If you're familiar with To LOVE-Ru, then you probably know that there's not really a driven plot. Those that are new to TLR (which I'll refer to this series as for the rest of the review), you're not gonna expect much of a story here. Since Motto follows the manga more closely, we're given about three 6-8 minute long (give or take) segments of various chapters of mainly Rito in weird, ecchi, and sometimes comedic situations, accompanied with the various side characters of TLR, with some having a segment dedicated to them. Because of that, almost none of the episodes follow up to the next one, thereby making my point that TLR doesn't have a driven plot. I, however, liked how each episode had different segments since it compliments the manga well. They're both fast and easy to dive into.
The art has slightly improved from the first season (ooooh shiny), but the animation has really improved as well, at least from my standpoint. You may also notice that in the censored broadcast, in some ecchi situations, there's a "white light out of nowhere" covering a certain part considered ecchi. While in some cases it's acceptable, others it just doesn't seem needed at all. Luckily for me (and hopefully for you), I was able to watch the uncensored broadcast, which to me, is what makes TLR enjoyable in the first place. *wink wink*
Though I feel that sound wasn't a big factor in Motto, the music did, however, compliment some of the scenes pretty well in order to fit the mood. The opening theme is catchy and lively and the ending theme is easy-listening.
Because Motto follows the manga more closely, we're not always given an episode that focuses solely on either the two main heroines, Lala and Haruna. Like I said earlier, some side characters get a segment of their own as well. As for character development, almost everyone is their usual self, but with some of the girls beginning to develop feelings for Rito. Rito himself is also coming to realize that he's developing feelings for Lala as well.
Comparing the first and second season of TLR, I honestly think that the 2nd was just simply better than the 1st season because...you guessed it...it follows the manga more closely. Seeing some of my favorite chapters animated and having some of my favorite characters get their own segment definitely beats than having to watch something entirely stupid and pointless (ex. most of the episodes and Lala's transformation sequence in the first season). The fanservice, in my opinion, is definitely where it needs to be since it is of course, TLR, which is known for that, and the 2nd season definitely did that a lot more than the 1st.
It may seem I'm giving Motto a little more credit than it deserves, but it does have its flaws. For those that, somehow, enjoyed the 1st season, the 2nd doesn't pick up at all where it left off, so expect that if you're going into the 2nd season. *Spoiler Alert* You may also question to yourself as to who is that character and how *insert character* is like that since it wasn't portrayed in the anime at all, such as Celine originally being a plant, who is now in the form of a baby, or Oshizu now having a prosthetic body when she was originally a ghost.
With all that said, Motto TLR is a good watch...IF you happen to be a fan of the series. They removed, in my opinion, everything that was just terrible from the first season and just made the second season better by just following the manga, which pretty much what made me enjoy Motto from start to end. read more
Dec 1, 2010
Each story has a new problem towards nearly all the characters in the story. The story is getting more into the comedy section, such as when Yuuki is turned into a dog, because Lala inventions. He also had to lick every part of Haruna's body, because Haruna's dog said so! (cough even a dog is perverted). Yuuki in season two is more developed and more mature then he was in season one. Yuuki quoted, ''The most important thing is not the outside, but the inside''. (Cough that's what she said xD), sounds wrong at first but he is more kind, and generous towards the girls now in season two. I also like how Golden Darkness or (aka) Yami! is developing feelings toward Yuuki. Even though she has a mission to kill him, she is seeing how good of a person Yuuki is. Overall the story is made for comedy, so far not a lot of intense or serious episodes/scenes. So far I'm more interested how the relationship between Yuuki and Lala develops.
The art was a lot better then the first season when i compared both. The color and the design was nearly perfect, except for the white blocking. The white blocking or white flash is used for blocking the parts of the story where its too Ecchi or perverted. If they could take out that white flash, then i would of gave the art 10/10, and it would make a lot of people happy. Overall i though art was well done.
Most characters in season one changed either physically or mentally. Lala is getting more out of hands, using her inventions and making them. Yami is now not that aggressive as she was in season one. She is more kind and is trying new things, also Yami is maybe.. Liking Yuuki to a certain degree. I think Yami has a crush on Yuuki Rito, because she usually blushes when shes near him or when his helping her. Haruna and Yui is developing feeling for Yuuki. Such as, when Yui was sick, Yuuki came to deliver some paperwork, but there stay was longer then expected. Haruna is showing more that she likes Yuuki, but she really hasn't confess to him yet in season two. Overall i like how the characters are much different from season one, but not too different. They added some changes that i personally love.
I enjoyed season one, but season two is where the action and comedy steps in. It makes me laugh much more then usually, also there is more ecchi scenes in season two which adds some kick! I'm also enjoying how each character is starting to develop a feeling towards Yuuki Rito. I personally enjoyed the first eight episodes so far and hope it gets better forward. Why i watch Motto To LOVE-Ru is because of Golden Darkness/Yami, because shes so CUTE! and starting to have feelings toward Yuuki!.
My Dislikes and Cons
My dislikes for Motto to LOVE-Ru is waiting for the new episodes.
I hope you enjoy this review :) read more
Apr 16, 2011
In understanding all this, I also already understood that to-LOVE-ru itself is purely a fanservice type show. I didn't expect a "true" story to develop. However, what I did expect is the anime to follow manga chapters in its chronological states. I realize that this may have been a bit difficult (because the original to-LOVE-ru strayed course pretty fast), but not entirely impossible. What we get is a show entirely divided into segments, each segment contains a certain plot that occurred in the manga just in no particular order until about the end. Personally, it would of been nice if they decided to work their way "up" the chapters, not all ways around them.
To a degree, I'd say the art in this remained decent, and being a fanservice type show this is important. There are some slight changes from the original however, like Haruna for example. She looks totally different from her previous counterpart. For adaptation kicks, I thought they totally would make Haruna's breast the size like it was in the manga. In which, they sorta did lol (not too big, not too small). Simply put, while I do prefer this Haruna over the other one some people might prefer the qualities haruna had in the first, simply for the fanservice.
The sound is good, but nothing spectacular. It is my belief the viewer will get kicks here and there with some themes, chimes, and noises but it won't be in the manner that details everyones favorite character. This is really subjective because there are theme's that are acceptable to Lala fans, but not so much Yui fans. This is what happens when you have Harems because everybody wants a good theme for their favorite characters, but they may get the same ones over or things that don't fit the nature of the character.
For a adaption, characters that are suppose to follow the manga script actually did a fine job. Character reactions and traits made an impressive showing to me. Lala is wild as ever, Yui is always hard-pressed, Rito is always getting beat-up for doing something ecchi to Yami, these are things that make this adaption flow greatly. Yui had very entertaining ecchi segments, which is good for me because I like Yui. In some segments here they don't go too extreme with the ecchi, in which I noticed that the manga version doesn't hold back at all.
You can probably watch this without reading the manga, but I don't see why anybody would want to. If you're watching censored versions of this adaption expect your enjoyment to take a nose dive, more common sense than not when it comes to fanservice shows. I didn't waste my time with those beams of light flashing over Yui's underwear, and so should you. This anime didn't show ALL the manga, but you should be at least entertained for what is there. read more
Mar 27, 2012
Jun 9, 2011
Since this is the second season which was dearly needed to help the first one, I was caught a bit off guard because the first season had much intail with the story while this season was more along the lines of random adventures that you could see in Hayate no Gotoku. But even though this season was more of a circle jerk of different stories with each episode containing 3 different stories, I was fairly entertained. If you are into that type of romance then by all means watch it. But if you are looking more for the continuation of the story, then I would say don't really go a watch it.
I was able to find this anime uncensored so this added to the value a bit of enjoyment since I am a firm believer of not censoring things. If you are squeemish to nudity then there is a censored version.
This review was quite short but, eh who cares. Till Next Time. read more
Nov 25, 2010
Finally, the much awaited sequel to a show that hundreds if not thousands demanded have a sequel. Oh, when the OVA came out, that was not enough. The cries of the people rang in the ears of the producers, who then had to oblige. At last: a sequel that’s a sequel. They’ve kept us waiting long enough, right? But wait…is THIS what I’ve been waiting for?
What story? So far, all it is is a continuation of the first season. Not a sequel. Just an OVA that they named all fancy and stuff. There’re really no plot (at least none seen yet ). At the very least, the first season had a story that it tried to follow, and I say tried because there were so many arcs and so many sub plots that you kind of lost sight of what the point was – it started to look like just a slice of life genre, and you forgot that she was a big important person on Deviluke and that he was her chosen mate and that they were supposed to rule the galaxy. But, it did end on a good note. At least, that’s what I think. I’ve really been looking forward to this second season but so far I am thoroughly disappointed.
The artistic value went up slightly. I can’t say that it was a big change, but it was enough for you to notice. The only thing that’s slightly bothering me is the lighting issue. I’ve been watching this on animeseason, and every time there’s a panty shot, it’s either covered by light of dark. AND THIS IS PISSING ME OFF. Sure, coincidence that hair is directly over the nipple, fine. But these supposed “glares” on your view come out of freaking nowhere. It’s probably not the producers or directors fault or anything, but this is a dent in the art. Those shots are supposed to be there so that you can see what the character is seeing (sometimes).
I’ll update this later, because I have a feeling they’re going to change the ending theme.
Lala has become even more bubbly then before. She’s also become sweeter, and the faces she makes are often priceless. All the ladies of the show are back and you can count on the fact that they’re proportions are just as big if not bigger than it was in the first season. You also meet Momo and Nana.
If you read the manga (before all the manga sites got scared of posting it), then you know these characters and you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by what you’re going to get.
So far, through all the fan service and nonsense that they’re throwing at the viewer, I can’t say that I’m not enjoying it. I’m not particularly ecstatic either, and I probably won’t be if I don’t see a plot or focus point soon. Though I like it, all it is so far is fan service. And the update will change the entire outcome of the review depending on whether or not I see a plot or definitive point to the show.
You’re probably tired of hearing me say this, but I cannot get over the fact that the show has NO POINT. I’m watching it because I figured it would jump right back to where it left off: what happens with the earth, and what’s going on with Rito and how he’s coping with everything. But, this second series acts almost as if the ending events of the first didn’t matter. Sure, Rito remembers everything, but he doesn’t seem at all affected by it. I’d imagine that he would still be having a hard time accepting the fact that the earth was almost obliterated thanks to him and the fact that he will probably still end up ruling the universe someday if lala stays with him any longer. It just doesn’t follow the personalities that the characters had in the first season.
Overall, I just can’t wait for the season to finish. That’s about it. From here on is what will make or break this anime. I’ve pretty much gone through 7 episodes of fan service that should have been in the OVA, and now I’m ready for some more action, and I want a plot.
Mar 24, 2012
I really enjoyed the first TL-R series, this one was better for a number of reasons. First was that, unlike the first series, Motto TL-R followed closely to the manga, without putting additional plot points. Each episode is split into 3 sub-episodes, with each of those covering a particular chapter from the manga; for the most part the sub-episodes are actually named after the chapters on which they're based with a few notable exceptions--more about this at a later time.
The major liberty taken from the manga was the use of the entire cast from the start. This wasn't necessarily an issue; however; it took some 162 chapters of the manga to get Yuuki's entire harem assembled. Most character explanations and backgrounds are taken care of in the first sub-episode but done briefly (From the Beginning) through exposition. It is assumed that most viewers of the anime are already familiar with the basics of the TL-R universe, and the series serves to fill in gaps that have been left out by the first series. Also notable is that the chapter order bears no real relation with the order of the episodes; characters are sometimes added as needed, but seamlessly.
The reason this works is that the chapters used for the anime were more the side-stories and not in the major plot arc; for example, no appearance of King Deviluke and Zastin only shows up briefly once or twice of the manga. The only real arc in the series as a whole is the developing friendship/crush/romance between Mikan and Yami, dealt with in several episodes. Yui's feelings for Rito are given some multi-episode treatment as well; the Haruna/Lala/Rito triangle is taken as obvious (to the viewer) from the start.
I enjoyed the art style and the animation was good as well. It had great scenes of humor which I really enjoyed. I was a fan of the original series like I mentioned.
The final episode is the final four chapters of the manga, encompassing the "I Love You" story arc, and ends with the same hilarious nonsense as the manga. And this leaves space for more series in the future. Hopefully... read more
Jan 4, 2011
Episode Scores: -,-,-,-, 7, 6, 7, 8, 7, 7, 9, 7
Actual: 7 (Good)
Half as long as the first season, and having a heck lot more material to work for it is obvious which was superior. I had read the manga, mindlessly mind you, and they picked only the best chapters; or rather they picked the top 36. Divided into 3 parts per episode it stays true to its wacky random antics and everyone gets their fair share of trouble. I mean literally everyone, because they put effort into spliting the air time evenly with all the characters. The majority of the comedy is still dependant on ecchi humor and slapstick.
However due to the true comedy format of short segments, there was not that much character development at all. Despite some good scenes, the relationships stayed relatively unchanged and it left me sort of disappointed. It might of been my foolishness in expecting a couple to form when i watched the first season, but i regained that hope only to be shattered yet again.
Motto to love-ru gives just that, more to love-ru. It is slightly better than the first season due to it being condensed into only the best parts, but that can only improve it so much. read more
Jul 28, 2011
I thought the original was okay. The art wasn't much and it was absolutely confusing. Still, a great story. The OVA was even more confusing, with the exception of the final. But when the time came for a new season, it got better. Story's a nine. It has loads of clichés, (Magical Girl, Guy Can't Confess, Girl From Outer Space, to name a few), but this comedy-ecchi, which also has a censored version, is very creative. Art gets an eight. It takes anime's animation pattern to another level, with sweatdrops and eye whites everywhere. My favorite part is episode 6 act 2, when Run has learned Kyouko's secret. It just makes me crack up. Anyway, sound gets a seven. This anime, which doesn't have a dub, has little to no sound effects, but the voicing is very good, sounding quite realistic to their character, especially Yami's, Yui's, Ringo's (Ringo is female), and Riko's. Character takes a nine for aforementioned creativity. It just makes you think, "Who came up with this stuff?" In my opinion, the best character might be Celine, the headdress-wearing stepdaughter of Rito who has a little secret. The ecchi adds to the enjoyment, as you just can't help but let out your inner perv and wait for a girl to drop her clothes. Maybe it's just me. Anyway, enjoyment takes a nine, with a nice mix of comedy and ecchi, with a bit of romance tossed in for an interesting mix. Overall, I give this an eight, so it's one to definitely check out. read more
Nov 21, 2010
Before anything else, I have watched the first season and really enjoyed it. Then came the OVA, also enjoyable. Then came the sequel. And for some reason, within a few episodes the feeling the first series gave me completely left me. Now I find myself recognizing the characters and seiyuu but nothing else from the first season. Where has it gone? Let's take a bite at figuring that out.
To Love-Ru is known as a romantic comedy. Our harem lead is Mr.Nice guy, caught up in a love triangle between A) a cute and shy girl he's had a crush on for a while and B) a busty / childish alien that fell from space and makes him go through alot of adventures. The first season portrayed this well; between the laughs was also room for plot development and romance. A nice mix along with a good production value that made for an enjoyable ride.
In the second season however, I can only see a ton of fanservice and a story that is (at the moment I write this) not progressing anywhere. The charm of season I is a relic of the past, replacing it is a display of how magical the sun rays are once again, conveniently censoring everything that comes into the screen. And in a series that is mainly about fanservice..it tends to beat the point.
In a nutshell, Motto To Love-Ru supports the notion a recent article on Sankaku made about the anime industry becoming a porn industry. You want fanservice? Watch it. You want anything else? Do not watch it. A simple logic that should save both you and me quite some time. read more
Nov 26, 2010
The sequel to To-love RU...
Sadly it can't even compare to the original..
This sequel really destroyed everything in the show..
Art:Well it looks like they changed how characters look a bit...They all seem shinier and pretty much better than before
Sound:Can't really comment here..the only music we get to hear is the op and ending which is ok..not great but ok
Characters: Nothing new..Everyone is still the same...if not worse...The main character Yuuki Rito seems to be even shier than before...They made him an even bigger douche than before..which is amazing...But really annoying as time passes..Lala is still the wacky ,happy , strange girl like in the first part..The rest are just plain and pretty much the same boring and annoying characters as before
Enjoyment: Where is the enjoyment..? Every episode is the same really...Either 1:Lala creates a machine that fucks up Rito in some kind of way... 2:A day where Rito is alone with some other girl that's in love with him (every girl qualifies) ..It's so boring and predictable...Hey look fanservice...flashing beam of light hindering fanservice...Yuuki Rito looks at fanservice....Stands like an idiot...Girl slaps him....that's the whole plot of this show
Overall: A sequel that is failing miserably.....I'm watching it cause I'm curious on what's gonna happen and if there is a possible chance of improvement but no....there is no improvement
Overall score: 5 Mediocre seems to fit this sequel.. read more
Oct 13, 2012
To Love-Ru is a great epitome of all the fan service animes out there. It is the anime to go to if all you want to see is boobs, butts, and a faceless boring male lead who all the girls wanna be with. You could easily put yourself in his shoes and imagine yourself doing all the perverted things.
To Love-Ru has no shame at all. While the first season actually had something that resembled a plot (introduce a new girl, have the new girl fall in love with Rito. Not to mention the plot regarding the king of the universe), Motto has nothing like that. The anime consists of several short segments, one episode usually housing two or three of them. Within these segments, something unique occurs. For instance, in one segment Lala invents a gender swapping machine. Anyways, these plot devices exist for the sole purpose of getting Rito, our male lead, into as many perverted situations as humanly possible. And oh boy does Rito deliver. Throughout this short 12 episode anime, Rito will get his hands on every pair of breasts and every butt, get his face between every pair of legs, undo every bra, pull down every pair of underwear, you name it. He'll see every female naked at some point, and every female will see him naked at some point.
To Love-Ru's perversions are almost all 'accidental perversion'. What I mean by this is Rito is a goody two shoes that never has perverted thoughts on his mind. The only way he gets into perverted situations is by tripping, getting catapulted into, being mind controlled, or whatever into them. What this means is almost every segment consists of the following formula: Rito or a girl gets attacked, Rito falls over the girl, Rito and the girl realize his hand is on her boob, the girl gets pissed. Rinse and repeat. Especially in the first 7-8 episodes, this was the entirety of Motto To Love-Ru. You should be able to guess how repetitive it gets.
But hey, it's hot, right? Yeh, it's hot. There's a looooooot of girls, so chances are high at least one of them tickles your fancies. Unfortunately, there's only one Rito, and all the girls have to take turns getting into perverted situations with him. As such, in order to enjoy everything that is Motto, you need to already be really really aroused, such that every situation will just turn you on more, despite the poor plot and annoying Rito.
However, we reach a problem which is in all fan service anime: it never actually goes all the way into hentai. Nobody will ever kiss nor do anything above that ever in Motto. This means that no matter how aroused you get from watching it, the show will never be anything more than a cock tease. After watching Motto To Love-Ru, you're most definitely going to need some supplemental doujins or hentai games to truly be satisfied. You might be better off watching some hentai right from the start.
There is one good thing about watching this show, and that is that it has a LOT of doujins. Those Japanese fans have drawn a doujin for every girl in the show (except for Run for some reason), so even if you're unsatisfied after watching a few episodes of Motto, all you need is the internet and you're bound to find a doujin to take you all the way. read more
Oct 13, 2012
I dont think this anime is a masterpiece and is not one that gives you like crazy feelings that you want to cry.
No, this anime isnt like that. This anime is one of those animes that it just fun to watch and makes you feel really good inside and while you watch it you will smile.
Art- (9) The art in this anime is perfect this kind of animation suits the anime itself perfectly also which you will notice as you watch
Characters - (8) The characters are great. There is basically every type of character in this anime from the clueless happy one to the devious but good at heart one.
Story - (8) The story is very unique and original, I definitely have never seen an anime like this one before so I would give it a(9), but because i favor animes with romance and action with some comedy thrown in this gets an (8)
Overall if you look at the genres of this anime and you happen to like them, then you will most definitely enjoy this anime as i did. What the genres tell you that you will get in the anime are exactly what you will get.
I definitely recommend this anime to all people. read more
Dec 9, 2010
Reluctant at first, i decided to give this sequel a shot since i hadnt got what i wanted from the first season. Motto To LOVE-Ru follows chapters from the actual manga and brings to the table what the first season never did, entertainment. Even after the recycled gags and the archetypal characters, it reminds us why harem/comedy animes are quite popular. Funny characters getting into awkward situations which we can all see coming like psychics but even if its not innovative its still something that will put a smile to your face.
For those of you who want to see more material from the manga in the anime, this season shouldnt disappoint. No more pulling out random episodes from thin air, these episodes take from material that actually existed in the manga and ends up being much more enjoyable and a much better adaptation of the manga even if the sequence of the anime is not following the manga in a linear fashion. read more
Dec 31, 2010
O K first off...
When you think about it there is not really plot or story to it, its mostly just rito getting himself into hopeless situations and getting beat up afterwards xD There was defiantly more plot in the first season but this one with make you LOL so hard you won't care.
Ok, with motto to love-ru they have a whole new way of drawing the characters they are draw completely different (but of course you can who the old characters are). I like the art better than the last one its modern but they do have alot of animation on the chest area if your into that. e.e
Not much to rate on sound cause they don't use sound effects alot alot but opening i was fond of and the ending was pretty good too.
still the funny as ever characters from to love-ru and more such as lala's sisters Nana, and Momo, and also Celine
Very enjoyable and very funny, since theres no main story your just thinking what could happen next and how worse could rito's life could get.
Great anime if you like comedy, harem, and ecchi read more
Oct 13, 2010
Aside from the new things and characters that have been added like: Lala no longer moans when she puts up Peke, the school nurse, Ryoko Mikado now has a house of her own and the entire cast now sport a new school uniform, etc, but enough of that lets just review the things that contrasts this season from it's previous season:
-Lala now having superman like strength, one might think that Peke is doing the heavy lifting but it turns out that Devilukes were actually strong.
- A Deviluke's tail, Nana and Momo demonstrated that a female devilukes' tail is as sensitive as a female's clitoris so much so that they can do foreplay with it.
-Oshizu Murasame the 400 year old ghost in a prosthetic body who now has magical powers.
-As the series goes on there seems to be more inclination among Lala, Yui and Rito, seems like Haruna is being place further back.
-Ren and Run being able to mentally communicate with each other despite sharing one body.
-An even smaller role for Zastin and Kenichi, but a bigger role for the perverted Principal.
-Saki looking more and acts like Selina Lori Flameheart from "Ladies Vs Butlers."
. Frankly it's still to early to say as to what else will come, but I guess we'll find out as this anime goes on. read more