Val x Love

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Synonyms: Vallove, Ikusa x Koi
Japanese: 戦×恋(ヴァルラヴ)


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.901 (scored by 3651136,511 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #99432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2120
Members: 99,467
Favorites: 170

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Valkyries—legendary female warriors from the land of gods, Asgard—are sent by Odin to protect Earth against the growing threat of demons. To overcome these threats, nine valkyries under the guise of the Saotome sisters will have to level up by performing a variety of romantic acts with their official lover, Einherjar.

Meanwhile, the socially anxious Takuma Akutsu learns that Odin has chosen him as the valkyries' lover. Despite his utter horror, however, he agrees to let the sisters stay in his big yet empty house to help them in their war against demons. With nine beautiful women sharing his roof, will Takuma manage to prevail over his fear of society and become someone worthy of saving the world?

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Opening Theme

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"for..." by Rikako Aida

Ending Theme

1: "UP-DATE x PLEASE!!! ver 1.7.8" by Ichika Saotome (Yumi Uchiyama), Natsuki Saotome (Kaede Hondo), Yakumo Saotome (Maki Kawase)
2: "UP-DATE x PLEASE!!! ver 2.6.9" by Futaba Saotome (Yumi Hara), Mutsumi Saotome (Rina Hidaka), Kururi Saotome (Kotori Koiwai)
3: "UP-DATE x PLEASE!!! ver 3.4.5" by Misa Saotome (Ayaka Shimizu), Shino Saotome (Rikako Aida), Itsuyo Saotome (Ai Kakuma)


Jul 31, 2021
A very unique twist to your typical anime of this type. Having the MC be completely different than typical MCs of this genre really did open up a world of opportunities.

The story, while unique, is a bit dull and feels overplayed in some way. Of course, this only applies to certain aspects of the story, but each part of the story influences it all, so it ends up feeling dull a bit. This was somewhat well done in the end, and my Akuma boy really did well throughout this.

Personally, the assortment of character types and how they act in certain situations and events is what ...
Feb 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
It could have been a nice, humourous Ecchi/Harem anime, if it had been given the proper time to develop. The characters are nice, the Yamada jokes are not that bad, the MCs do have some chemistry, but it sort of feels as if they tried to cram 24 or more episodes onto one short season, in a way that even someone who hasn't read the manga knows that there's a lot missing. I really dislike the way they tried to cover important plot points with flashbacks and just randomly insert background information like the whole "Our Majesty" thing with Futaba that had not been previously ...
Mar 29, 2022
If you're looking for something with a storyline done before in a different setting, and happy to skip out on a decent storyline, this could be for you. It uses the same sort of plot as Hybrid Heart and can be found the derivative of others as it tries to combine leveling up of isekai, with the ecchi for a cheap thrill.

The stories are about a guy who chose to be the lover of 9 valkyries, and you worry at first when you see it as some are pre-pubescent and you think, how far is this going to be pushed. But ...

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