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To LOVE-Ru


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-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 150,148 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #23872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #175
Members: 283,654
Favorites: 2,866
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Synopsis

Timid 16-year-old Rito Yuuki has yet to profess his love to Haruna Sairenji—a classmate and object of his infatuation since junior high. Sadly, his situation becomes even more challenging when one night, a mysterious, stark-naked girl crash-lands right on top of a bathing Rito.

To add to the confusion, Rito discovers that the girl, Lala Satalin Deviluke, is the crown princess of an alien empire and has run away from her home. Despite her position as the heiress to the most dominant power in the entire galaxy, Lala is surprisingly more than willing to marry the decidedly average Rito in order to avoid an unwanted political marriage.

To LOVE-Ru depicts Rito's daily struggles with the bizarre chaos that begins upon the arrival of Lala. With an evergrowing legion of swooning beauties that continuously foil his attempted confessions to Haruna, To LOVE-Ru is a romantic comedy full of slapstick humor, sexy girls, and outlandishly lewd moments that defy the laws of physics.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

To Love-Ru is licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks and distributed by Section23 Films. To Love-Ru has been adapted into five video games; two Nintendo DS visual novels, two Playstation Vita games, and a smartphone game.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kato, Takao
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
Takahashi, Hideya
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"forever we can make it!" by THYME

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#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)




More reviewsReviews

Nov 8, 2008
Hayamin (All reviews)
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
Mar 7, 2010
anime_n00b (All reviews)
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
Nov 13, 2014
Anthony_DiGrande (All reviews)
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.

My read more
Sep 13, 2009
DrAlucard (All reviews)
To-Love-Ru was a huge disappointment for me. The series had so much potential, but in the end, turned out to be one big failure... It had no plot whatsoever, beside the first few episodes, which introduced the "story". No plot progression for characters as well, what they did was throw in a few new characters during the show and there it ended. They could use much more interesting turn of events and character progression it even hurts to think about it.

Another thing I have to point out - the humor in this series is simply NOT FUNNY... AT ALL. The only one who actually made read more

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