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: 7.721 (scored by 18021 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
It's an ecchi, and if you dislike the genre, there is no way in hell you'll like this one. It's probably the most typical ecchi out there, and it does everything only an ecchi could do, and that's the whole point of it. So if you do dislike this type of manga, then it's best not to read it.
Warning: Very minor spoilers on chapter 1.
Story - 7/10:
Our protagonist, Yuuki Rito, is a high school student who is usually despised due to the product of his misfortune. For some unknown reason (other than the creator's desire to show off nudity), he always ends up tripping or falling, "accidentally" grabbing various parts of a females body, and it get's him into a lot of trouble. He is plagued by this misfortune, but it get's even worse for him. Whenever he tries to confess to the girl of his dreams, Haruna Sairenji, he is intercepted and fails. He never can, no matter how much he tries, and not only does he fail, but something worse usually occurs, and it almost always leads to his pain and suffering. After a day of failed attempts to confess to the girl of his dreams, Yuuki sits awestruck, trying to relax in his tub after a difficult day, and, right when he thought his misfortune couldn't get any worse, a bright pink haired girl with an irregular tail appears naked in his bathroom. He is of course alarmed, and when she later vanishes, he assumes he's gone crazy. But when he sees her in his room later, he tries to figure out what the hell is going on. He later learns that this girl, Lala, is the daughter of the king of planet Deviluke, and in order to escape from a forced marriage, she decided to take refuge on Earth. She explains that her device, "Pyon-Pyon Warp-Kun" can allow quick teleportation, but at the risk of an unknown location to warp to, and at the cost of losing the clothing the person was originally wearing. In other words, this device conveniently warped her into Yuuki Rito's bathroom without any clothes on. So, after a little while, when the Devilukian footmen try to force Lala back home, she claims that Rito is the person she plans to marry. This is a cause of alarm for Rito, who originally only planned to help Lala, not marry her, at this point he's not as worried about Lala, he's more worried that this marriage will ruin his chances of getting with the girl of his dreams. But, Lala only picks Rito because he's the closest person there at that time, she doesn't actually harbor feeling for him. The men back down, and Lala does begin falling in love with Yuuki overtime. Lala starts living with him, and she explains to Yuuki that there are many malicious candidates for her marriage that would fight to the death in order to posses her. Yuuki is of course frightened, and is forced to fight for her and the people around her. This is where the story starts off, Yuuki Rito has to protect the princess of the planet Deviluke from her candidates for marriage who plan to do nothing but harm. Of course, this is not all that happens. Various story arcs introduce more character which slowly change the story a bit overtime, and after a while, a plot isn't really realized. It's more of a general idea that every chapter you can expect a new "trouble" which may or may not do with what the original story planned to create. The plot quickly vanishes, and we rarely have chapters based on an actual story, just a mini arc every chapter, or maybe a series of chapters that create a small arc. This is my biggest problem with the story, regardless that it may still be enjoyable, there isn't much of one. The story changes every chapter, it never remains constant, and the ending felt like it didn't have much of an impact, because it barely feels like a conclusion without a real story.
Art - 8/10:
To LOVE-Ru's art is certainly very good. There's little to say about it other than it makes the characters flash, and the backgrounds are very beautiful as well. A very important thing about art for me is that the situations are understandable, thankfully the art is easily understood. You won't sit there confused on what's going on because the art is unclear, it's all clear enough to understand just fine.
Character - 9/10:
To LOVE-Ru's strongest point isn't realized until later on in the manga. The character's are great! The interesting ones are introduced overtime, and each one of them has a very likable style, and very varied personalities. Of course, there's a very large female cast, who all happen to be in love with Rito, and every single one of them get's the fan-service that people who read it want, while it can get pretty weird sometimes, it doesn't go over the limits, so try not to worry about that.
Enjoyment - 8/10:
My enjoyment of the series is definitely varied. Since I said that the story never remains constant, it's honestly hard to give a definite rating. Some arcs are fantastic, and some are extremely boring. I think it's important depending on the character involved, and the insane imagination the creator uses to depict various situations. Sometimes there's little to no imagination, and other times the creator really figured out something awesome to work with, and it can't help but draw you in. Overall, I definitely enjoyed myself. The one thing I love about To LOVE-Ru is how creative it is. It does a lot of things that I find extremely interesting, and I think other's do, too.
Overall - 8/10:
With an unstable story, it may seem boring until later, but the awesome art, and the even better characters make To LOVE-Ru definitely worth reading. The manga is clear with you that it's an ecchi, but it's a very creative one that uses the author's bursts of imagination to make the reader have a good time. I recommend To LOVE-Ru to people who don't mind a moderately perverted ecchi, and are pretty easily entertained by things that aren't as funny as they should be.
(I'm looking for feedback on this review, feel free to tell me what I could have done better! Thanks! :D)
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
what a great manga to look at from the authors, Yabuki Kentaro(Black Cat) and Saki Hasemi.....
i like the come back of Eve as Yami in the manga, and Kyoko as the magical kyoko.
i think, To-Love-Ru has a great story, art, and characters that is ejoyable to see and look at closely.
you wouldn't wanna miss it!!
but, the anime is kinda dissapointing and only had 26 episodes...
but overall, this manga is worth readed!!! ^_^
The story was more of a distraction (and at best a complementary element) to the overall read. It got pretty crazy and beyond explanation most of the time, but it wasn't anything I got upset over. However, if you want a manga with a good plot, you might wanna skip this one.
The art style made this manga for me. The extremely well-drawn characters scenes they were put into fit very nicely into this genre. The ecchi drawings also fit in nicely too, not crossing that invisible line but providing quite a bit of fanservice.
Character development wasn't amazing, but it held its own. Although I thought the development between Haruna and Riko was entertaining (one of my favorites to date), some of the supporting characters were a bit lacking in quality. Overall though, it didn't ruin the mood of the manga for me.
As I said before, I took this manga for what it was. I came into this with low expectations and came out lightly surprised. This is an ecchi harem, don't expect too much.
I can confidently say that this manga isn't as bad as you might think from a first glance. The story is ridiculous and absurd, the art is fantastic, and everything else is exactly what you'd expect from a harem.
If your still not sure about giving this a go, I would recommend that you just dive in. I had been avoiding reading this one for a while because of some reviews that I read. But I think if you go into this with low expectations, it can be quite enjoyable. I'll end with this metaphor... Don't expect a knock-out homerun, but this standup double will do just fine. read more