Rito Yuuki never gets a break—he's always finding himself in lewd accidents with girls around him. Although his heart still yearns for Haruna, his childhood love, Rito can't help but question his feelings for Lala, the alien princess who appeared in front of him and declared she would marry him. But now, it's not just Lala he has to deal with: her younger twin sisters, Momo and Nana, have also travelled to Earth, wanting to meet their older sister’s fiancé, and just as luck would have it, they end up staying at Rito's home.
Meanwhile, amidst the bustle of his new family members, Yami, the human weapon girl, begins her pursuit for Rito. It's not an easy life for Rito as he deals with uncertain love, punishment for being a pervert, and a girl dead set on murdering him.
I personally love ''To LOVE-Ru'' and the new Motto To LOVE-Ru. In the first season it's a story about the girl called Lala, which apparently met Yuuki Rito in the washroom. Lala wants to get married to Yuuki due to his kindness from saving her multiple times. However, Motto To LOVE-Ru gets more interesting. They add numerous random scenes per episode. It really isn't a story that relates to each episode, but it's a different way of telling the story. I'm reading the manga on a daily basic. So far it kind of matches up, but not a lot. I recommend this type of anime to people that like ecchi, romance, and comedy.
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.
As a fan of To LOVE-Ru, I didn't enjoy the first season at all. I know it wasn't very faithful to the manga, but the way it was executed left a bad taste in my mouth. However, Motto changed that by following the manga more closely, and the result? An adaption that was enjoyable from start to finish.
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
WOOOOW, okay. If you’re interested in watching the To LOVE-Ru series, skip the first season and start with Motto To LOVE-Ru instead. I know I know, why in the world would I say this when I thought that To LOVE-Ru was a pretty good first season? Well the answer is mega simple; To LOVE-Ru ends in a way that lets Motto start off in a very much “let’s start all over” again sort of way. It’s ecchier/lewder, the art style is changed/upgraded to match the To LOVE-Ru ecchi aspects and it’s a huge over haul. Sure, it may take a while to get used to the characters, since there is a ton of girls to remember, but honestly, starting with Motto is far far far better. It’s not just art that changed too; the way the episodes are shown has changed as well. Instead of being forced to watch a 23 minute episode of sometimes archaic and rather ridiculous scenarios, Motto To LOVE-Ru employs a new tactic, each episode (except for the last one) is cut into 5-9 minute chunks; what this means is that in a 23 minute episode, we the viewers, are able to watch 3 different plots/stories/scenes/thing…. It works so unbelievably well; since the biggest issue I had with To LOVE-Ru (even if I didn’t mention it) was how dragged out some episodes were, especially since To LOVE-Ru was 2-cour.
Motto To LOVE-Ru takes what To LOVE-Ru did really well in and makes it a whole ton better, it also fixes all the issues I had with the first season. If you really like the older art style (I know I liked it a ton), you can give To LOVE-Ru a watch, but aside from knowing who’s who, you’re not missing much by skipping the first season, that’s my honest opinion.
Motto starts off a little later in time after To LOVE-Ru ended and the first episode, the first 10 seconds, really sets off with a “Hey you, yeah…you, you’re watching this for lewd ecchi goodness, don’t forget that”. Momo, Lala’s younger sister is in Yuuki’s bed and her head is near his crotch, so uhm, yeah it’s the perfect way to introduce everyone back into the To LOVE-Ru universe. Because of the episodic changes, Motto actually has 36 “episodes” and each episode is executed perfectly. To LOVE-Ru did a poor job giving meaning to the girls, Motto fixes this big time. Each girl gets at least one “episode” of exposition, I’d honestly say most get around 2 and then some. This makes it a lot easier to understand why they like Yuuki to begin with and that’s huge, giving characters a reason is something all anime should strive for, even if it’s a shameless ecchi anime. Yami, Mikan, Saki, Kotegawa, Oshizu, Lala, Haruna, Momo, Nana, Run, Celine, they all have episodes dedicated to them and their feelings, their likes and it’s incredible. Of that entire list, Celine, Momo and Nana are new to To LOVE-Ru; Celine is a super cute sunflower child that Lala gave to Yuuki on his birthday (from the OVA if you paid attention), every time she’s involved in an episode, hilarity ensues and she’s just too adorable!, Nana and Momo are Lala’s imouto, running away from the planet Deviluke, they live with Lala, Mikan and Yuuki. Momo has some of the best episodes in this entire anime and Nana eventually grows to like Yuuki, as additions to the cast, they’re fantastic and entirely lovable read more
Sequels. They really are a world on their own. A few maintain the success from the first series and are able to carry it onwards. Others attempt the same, but cannot compare, yet still provide an enjoyable ride. And then there are cases like Motto To Love-Ru, where you watch the same thing yet it feels like something completely different.
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
Plenty of anime girls have beautiful long hairstyles. But what about their short-locked sisters? Short hair is just as cute on anime girls, as the following list proves. Here are some of the best short-haired girls in anime!