Synonyms: To LOVE-Ru Trouble, To-Love-Ru, To Love You, To Love You - Trouble, Toraburu, ToLoveRu
Japanese: To LOVEる -とらぶる-
Published: Apr 24, 2006 to Aug 31, 2009
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Score: 7.771 (scored by 13723 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagscomedy ecchi harem romance
Feb 21, 2009
At first glance, To-LOVE-Ru seems like a hopeless randomized ecchi sci-fi harem, which is kind of true since most of the chapters are quite random. I think Ken-kun has created a storyline that has a basis to it that follows it's own schedule. Sometimes it will be on track other times it will be a random adventure.Rita, Lala, Haruna and their friends are always caught up in a new adventure or experiencing a different event every chapter. I thought the storyline was quite nice.
I LOVE KEN-KUNS ART. All the characters are drawn beautifully and very detailed. When drawing the characters Ken-kun makes sure that each character is drawn uniquely like Rito's wild hair.
Each of these characters are unique in their looks and personalities. Rito has a caring and pure personality. Lala has an ambitious, energetic and bold personality(proved when she is always showing herself naked to Rito). Haruna has a shy and loving personality.
This manga is very good. So far i'm enjoying it very much. I love the random ecchi/comedy scenes. This improves the manga just a bit more. I look forward to the upcoming chapters being uploaded!
Overall..I really love To-LOVE-Ru. Ken-kun as made a terrific manga filled with great artwork of great characters. If you like harem, with a main character getting in to random ecchi scenes with different girls, that include a hot alien girl then try To-LOVE-Ru! read more
May 16, 2008
It’s basically about a high school boy (Rito Yuuki) who is forced into becoming a marriage candidate for an alien girl (Lala). It begins with him protecting her from the various marriage candidates’ confrontations but soon after that finishes, the story moves onto the typical high school Rom/Com, full of idiotic sci-fi elements and every shounen Rom/Com cliché imaginable (e.g. misunderstandings). Sure if you enjoy these type of dragged out Rom/Com storylines or haven’t really read any, then there’s a high chance you’ll enjoy this one but many experienced manga readers will get bored quick. Yet there are always a few laughs to be found in every chapter.
In the beginning, the artwork is probably the weakest aspect of the manga, as it looks just “plain”. No effort is put towards the character designs and also the background art was dull and geometric. Things do improve as you go along; especially in the detailed environments and the girls, who are the source of some real good fanservice.
The characters are pretty typical for a shounen Rom/Com like the male protagonist Rito Yuuki, the pathetic teenage boy who’s the butt of many jokes and physical beatings (where have I seen this before?). Haruna Sairenji the love interest and Lala the gorgeous alien girl, with her many wacky gadget. What’s more is that there’s a whole cast of other characters that just spawn out of nowhere to fill in numerous criteria like Yami-chan (cute silent type). Sure they all have cliché personalities but there should at least be one character for each reader to enjoy.
Overall To-LOVE-Ru is just basically the same old typical Rom/Com any experienced anime/manga lover is familiar, but with a sci-fi theme. The story is fairly predictable and easy to follow but the sci-fi theme helps add an element of unpredictability, seeing how anything can randomly happen. There are a few interesting developments and laughs to be had but I can honestly say that I have read better ones than this.
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Mar 12, 2008
At first a normal story will start, well it's what you call normal I mean who meets a princess from a other planet, well Rito does meet the beautiful Lala Satalin, who did run away from a marriege on her own planet, when she knows him better she falls in love with him... but Rito falls for Haruna, a shy girl that he knows from when he was little... after some chapters this story will a little disappear and there will be random story's about there live...
Whoot I love this art, and I need to say it's something I don't think about mutch manga, the only think I dislike about it is how the eicchi parts are drawed but it's still good...
Lala the pink haired princess from a other planet is like allot other maincharacters, a hyper girl who falls in love. Rito is also a clunzy boy who loves somebody else. Haruna the girl he likes is pretty shy... the story is a little about these 3 in common but look also at the other character which you will love: Ren, Mikan, Yami, Yui, Peke... all these characters are unique in there own way even thought you will see allot old things coming back... nothing bad to say about
It's a eicchi manga, which I dislike the most time BUT this one I really could enjoy mutch, it's funny in it's own way even with all the random story's which are in it, I think if you like how the characters are in there own way which will let you enjoy the manga very mutch.
A must read for eicchi fans (which I'm not), but also a try to read for people who love comedy... I said before this is one of me fav manga's so I would love to give it a 10 but I gave it only a 8... read more
Aug 28, 2009
Story: this manga has, like most harem no real story, except for the love between the main characters. This made it overall less interesting, but the comedy made up for it. But the biggest flaw is the fanservice. It was just too much. You'll not find a single chapter without Rito groping breasts, a butt or seeing a girl naked/in underwear, not a single one. What's also damaging the plot are all this one-shots. A manga such as this should have more of these small arc, but To-LOVE-Ru had too many of one shots, which didn't even got you further with the main story.
Art: The art was well done, it looked good. The characters were well drawn, had no mistakes like a 6th finger or something similar to that. It was steady and that's good. This is one of the manga where the art didn't improve much, but also didn't went downhill.
Character: One of the stronger points of this manga. Of course, there're a typical character types like Rito, Lala or Haruna, but this manga has more special types too, like Yami, the school nurse and Peke. They make it overall more enjoyable to read the manga. Such as Yami punishing Rito for doing something ecchi to her.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this manga fairly a lot, and if you're a fan of special characters, a lot of ecchi and sexy and cute girls, you'll probably enjoy it too. It has decent comedy, which is a good plus for the enjoyment. I'd recommend to males more than females though.
Overall: a felicitous manga, which will bring you some laughs, a lot of fanservice (sometimes too much though) and a broad selection of characters you can choose and support in their goal. read more
Oct 15, 2011
There's not much to it. Rito is surrounded by many attractive girls who all like him for their own reasons and he gets caught in various accidental scenarios involving boob touching, ass grabbing, etc. For the most part, it consists of episodic chapters, focusing on random comedic situations, or archs that are about 2-3 chapters long that are more concetrated on developing characters. There aren't many words on the pages, making for an easy read. It's not the strongest feature, so don't be reading this for a deep story with complicated plot twists.
The art is amiable, with playfulness eminating from almost every page. Rito's faces are drawn perfectly to capture the effect of his comedic accidents. All the girls have cute designs and each one is unique and pleasing to look at. The ecchi scenes are top tier, abundant in every chapter, and are portrayed expertly. They vary in positions and the way they happen. Characters are rarely seen not blushing, always giving you the essence of "love in the air." The quality is consistant with only a few drops usually small enough to be overlooked. I just wish I could find better scans, though, so I could see it at its best all the time.
The characters were one of the most striking elements of To LOVE-Ru. Rito starts out as your typical wimpy kid who can't even stand the sight of his crush in a bikini without losing his head. However, he grows and matures into a brave and endearing person as we progress. Lala is always joyful and spacey (no pun intended), but is also caring an considerate towards her friends. Haruna is a shy girl who grows outgoing and strong, just as Rito does. The plethora of supporting characters all get their moment to shine as well, moving forward and growing together. This surprised me, as harems usually tend to overgo the development of the supporting cast; this manga faithfully and actively includes many of the characters so they seem less like cute cardboard cutouts that just follow Rito.
This is one of the most enjoyable manga I have read in a while. It is lighthearted and always lively, making me flip page after page for hours on end. Comedic scenes were reused, but they never weren't funny or took away from the experience. I often discovered I was smiling while I was reading, actually.
To LOVE-Ru is one of the most entertaining harems you will read. The characters set it apart from the crowd and the ecchi scenes bring a perverted grin to your face. When the manga ended, I felt almost melancholy to depart from the characters and the world that was shaped around them. I would recommend this to mostly guys who are looking for a great harem that you can't help but smile at and say, "Thanks for the good times." read more
Mar 21, 2008
So, do I recommend this manga? If you're a fan of ecchi and don't mind lacking story and character development for this genre, I definitely do. read more
Sep 16, 2009
To be honest, I actually found the first few dozen chapters to be fine. The jokes were largely hit-or-miss, but Yabuki's artwork and the chemistry between the characters kept me reading. All-in-all, it was a typical ecchi harem that didn't really wear out its welcome.
But then, at some point, writer Hasemi Saki lost steam. Her jokes grew more and more bland, losing any semblance of charm there may have been early on. In addition, what little drama there was, she didn't handle very well. Two scenarios in particular (Lala and Haruna becoming rivals but remaining friends, and Rito realising that he has feelings for both of them instead of just Haruna) could've been really good for character development, but their potential is squandered in her hands.
Overall, the series never rises above mediocrity after its initial stretch. Yabuki's artwork is great and the fanservice is fine, but Hasemi never exploits any of her good ideas and her humour becomes repetitive and dull far too quickly. The ending is also extremely abrupt, and is ultimately an unsatisfying conclusion to an unsatisfying series.
I personally wouldn't recommend it to anybody except die-hard ecchi fans. read more
Jun 27, 2010
First things first, how lucky can you be to have a beautiful alien princess land in your lap and then almost instantly fall in love with you?? Will if your Rito then your that lucky. The manga story line is some what diffrent as its pretty random but also has meaning basically showing you the reader why such beautiful girls would throw themselfs at this some what weak person named Rito. It all boils down to one thing no matter what happends and how you treat this poor boy he will NEVER TURN his back on you and will love and respect you for who you are. The protagonist is simply a nice guy that gets put in so many echhi situations its no wonder he hasnt written a karma suttra book of his own. Thats what really makes this manga is the pure simple heart of a unexperienced boy getting into situations he would never put himself in if it werent for the ladies in this manga. That too is whats best about this manga is the ladies there beautiful, smart, echhi, and pure hearted too.(Atleast some of them are excluding the Sensie and Rissa) This manga really has only one fualt and that the creator doesnt take it far enough !!!!! I wont spoil the ending cuase it was still pleasing but I just cant say that I would have ended the series so soon and like that. All siad and done though it was worth reading and the anime is very much worth watching!!!!!!
Thanks for reading this and please "Dont Flame me bro" read more
Aug 27, 2009
Feb 13, 2014
Story - 8
The story of To Love-Ru at a first glance looks like sci-fi ecchi harem that centres around the character getting into to all sorts of random trouble, which is part is what it is but it does have slowly developing plot that slowly creeping plot which developed without me noticing until near the end which I found to be a great element in this work as it got me more developed into the story but even so the 'adventures' in the story are varied but some to repeat twice every so often.
Art - 10
The art is an outstanding piece of work with a very close attention to detail which left amazed at how well it looked for example the clothing which the characters wear.
Characters - 9
The characters in this manga come in a wide variety and are all unique in their own way like having unique personalities and appearances which amazed me beyond words.
Enjoyment - 9
I enjoyed To Love-Ru random comedy and ecchi scenes as well as the slow development of the main character until the end.
Overall - 9
Overall I loved the To Love-Ru manga filled with a amazing art work and fun characters, that is a must read for harem fans. read more