Alright at first I need to say, this is one of my fav manga's but I will judge pretty strict so...
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
To-LOVE-Ru is a Harem, Sci-fi, Romantic, Comedy that gives off the initial feel of an idiotic Rom/Com nevertheless it is still an entertaining read. If you feel like having a laugh then this never-ending manga is worth checking out.
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.
To Love-Ru is one of those series I always eagerly wait for to be released, simply because it has a high enjoyment value, mostly because of the comedy, and on top of that loads of fanservice, which gets even better because of the incredibly good art style. That said, I must say that it doesn't go any further than that. Even though the art is great and enjoyment value is high, the story lacks enormously and I also don't notice a lot of character development. Sure there's story, sure there's character development, but it's all very weak and minimal. Though, both these factors are not something you'll be thinking about a lot while reading To Love-Ru, which practically is the case with all ecchi manga.
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
I first started reading this manga about a year ago. I finished the anime (which sucked, by the way), and I saw that there was a "readaptation," Motto To LOVE-Ru, that followed the manga more faithfully, which sparked my interest in reading the manga. I walked into the manga, not expecting much, and the first few chapters were closely related to the first anime. I dropped the manga for a year after being disappointed, thinking it wouldn't change. I recently picked it up again and actually read the entire series in less than two weeks. Let me explain why I became obssesed with such a simple manga.
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
After finishing Black Cat, I decided to check out some of Yabuki Kentaro's other works. Since I never found Yamato Gensouki, I figured I'd settle for To-LOVE-Ru, even though he only did the artwork and the premise was practically a carbon copy of Urusei Yatsura's.
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
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!!! ^_^
To LOVE-Ru serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump from April 2006 to August 2009. To LOVE-Ru is a Harem, Ecchi, Romance and Comedy manga that is well known to this day. The story is written by Hasemi Saki and the art is drawn by Yabuki Kentarou, which is the same artist as the Black Cat manga series.
I first heard of To LOVE-Ru a long time ago on an anime recommendations video on youtube. But, I don't really listen to recommendations, as opinions differ and I don't think that the reasons he listed would make me like it. But, almost a year later, I started reading the manga of To LOVE-Ru.
That was a week, no, rather, 5 days ago. I read the manga of To LOVE-Ru, and it's sequel, To LOVE-Ru: Darkness within these 5 days. I caught up to Darkness today and I enjoyed the series despite it's heavy themes of ecchi. The characters and art style to the manga are great and it makes me honestly think that the artist used to be a hentai artist. He's very great at drawing, well, breasts, and very great at trolling us by not letting us see what's underneath.
The story to To LOVE-Ru... well, there kinda ain't one. A teenage boy named Yuuki Rito is just relaxing in the bath, having a nice peaceful bath, looking at the ceiling which is very amazing and detailed... until some woman appears in his crot-I mean, bath. The story is pretty mediocre and literally nothing gets developed in this series, well, at least for the first 60 chapters or so. Things start happening later on, but the story is better in Darkness, which is why I don't have a high rating for the story for this manga. Anyway, the woman that appears in his bathtub is an alien called Lala Satalin Deviluke. She is the daughter of the King of Planet Deviluke.
Lala basically tells Rito "Bitch, whether you like it or not, you're my fiance and you're eventually gonna be the new King of Deviluke". Then, Rito didn't like life from that point on.
As I've mentioned, the art to this series is great. This is almost like the To LOVE-Ru doujinshi art, but kinda better, considering it's the real artist. Yabuki Kentarou is a good artist, acknowledge him for his titty drawings. If people ask you what he's known for, just say titties. They'll immediately want to read one of his works, well, to be more precise, To LOVE-Ru, but, yeah, you get what I mean, right? No? Wait, where are you going?
The characters in To LOVE-Ru... well, I don't think I really hate one at all. I like all of the characters in this manga. Some people might annoy me at times, but usually, I'm okay with all of them. But, my favorite out of all the girls is Kotegawa Yui, but I actually like all of them equ- no, not really equally, but I just like them all. Though my opinion probably means shit considering each and every person has their own character tastes, I think all the characters are great in their own way.
Well, overall, I liked this series. It was enjoyable to read, and it passed by extremely quickly. I spent a few hours a day reading this series, and finally caught up to it this day. Now, I don't know if this review has helped you, if it did, cool, if it didn't, well, I couldn't care less considering I don't write reviews to help people, I write them for my own personal enjoyment/boredom.read more
Please be gentel with me cuase I suck at spelling and I have never written a review before...that siad let me start this off by saying Im a huge Harem fan and have read and seen very similiar stories and characters like the ones found in To-Love-Ru. The thing that sets this one apart though is that the story doesnt take it far enough and ends with you begging for 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
I decided to write this review after learning that this manga series will be completed next week. Despite my enjoyment of the series, I knew that the fanservice that the author provided wouldn't keep it afloat for much longer. I loved the story for it's comedy and yes, I also like the ecchiness. However, I feel that the story could have been much better. Out of the 160+ chapters that the authors managed to draw/write, only about 60-70% could have been considered story-relevant. Which also explains why the characters got a 7, after all, how can the character develop is the story doesn't? The art was great, obviously lol, or else it would've never lasted this long. I'm trying to be unbiased right now which is why I'm giving more negative statements than positive ones. But my personal opinion is that as long as you don't expect too much, this series is quite satisfying. Even for the ones with more stringent tastes, I think you should give this manga a try. However, if you really can't bend a little, then you should look elsewhere. Anyway, bottom-line is, most will enjoy this manga. Thanks and I hope you found this helpful.read more
I liked To LOVE-Ru because it neither failed nor exceeded my expectations. I took it for what it was, a comedic ecchi harem, and nothing more. And I wasn't disappointed in the ending, like I was with Ichigo 100%.
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
To Love-Ru is a manga that uses a variety of genres which includes romance, harem and sci-fi; the plot centres around Yuki Rito a high schooler who is in love with his class mate Haruna Sairenji until he meets the alien Lala in which many misadventures spawn from.
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
You think you have seen it all??? Not so fast dudes... Not until a pink haired, innocent alien princess emerges right out of your bathtub stark naked. Or not until you are informed of the fact that a silent assassin who is feared across the galaxy is after your head. Here comes the world of To-love ru defining friendship, youth and love (with a bit of ecchi acts, sneak-peek of panty shots and titty-groping... Wait, did I say a bit??? I mean a lot...). I mean what is a teenager school life without a genius alien girl, a shape shifting flirty idol, a clumsy ghost or a busty alien doctor, right?
Artwork is one of the key factors in a manga (especially in an ecchi manga) which really makes or breaks the deal. Now, Kentarou Yabuki has done one hell of a job right there. I absolutely loved the artwork. Everything was bright and crisp. The character designs were really detailed especially of the female ones. I specifically liked the artwork of Lala. I mean who in their right mind wouldn't fall in love with a hot alien princess?? And yeah I also liked the artwork of Celine and Gid. Those two were really cute... hey, hey, don't judge me; I'm not a damn loli lover...
The background, although, sometimes felt a bit less detailed. But who the hell in the holy earth gives a damn to that anyway???
MY RATING: 8.5/10
Well, there ain't much of a story as usual. As in a typical rom-com, we've
got our "I'll save everyone" protagonist Rito Yuki. We've got our "beauty-with-the-brain" princess Lala (drooling...ehm..ehmmmm), bossy and strict tsundere Yui, kind and gentle Haruna, clumsy and slightly spooky(literally) Oshizu (or Shizu??? I don’t know...) and many more. So as we speak, we've got all the ingredients and spices ready for a good harem comedy. Now, was the dish worth of a Michelin star or got burnt out??? The plot didn't differ much from many other harem stories. But what does set it apart from others is the fact that it has got sci-fi elements in it(and believe me, the mangakas have used it in the story in every possible ways knowing the fact that how much it appeals the fans...). The story was pretty enjoyable throughout the manga. Each time whenever we're fooled into thinking that there can't be any more surprises, we're slammed into the earth of to-love ru by a new character with its unique traits and activities(or by another crazy and weird invention of Lala... By the way, who the hell does the work of naming them???). And I have to confess, didn't I enjoy it thoroughly...
Although, the manga is filled with oneshot stories afterwards which really hamper the pace of the story... Actually it advances very little after the midway.
MY RATING: 7/10
There is our MC Rito 'the sissy' Yuki. To be frank, I don't dislike introvert or effeminate characters provided that there is enough plot time and character development to explain the transition. But what do we get here???
Rito remains the same sissy he used to be throughout the story but surprisingly enough gathers the courage and strength to face opponents off much bigger and better than him. The only work he does in the entire story is to act as a chick magnet and stumble upon absolutely nothing.
Now for the female leads, they are used as they would get in any other harem manga. They all are cantered around Rito. Absolutely no plot time is given to explain the reason of their affection other than Yui besides Lala (which I'll consider as a special case here keeping in mind that she confessed him in the beginning of the story). There was absolutely no scope of character development whatsoever.
MY RATING: 4/10
Well, there certainly are many shortcomings in this manga if seen critically. But I think we shouldn't forget the fact that it's a light rom-com created solely for the purpose of entertainment of the readers (in contrast to its sequel "darkness" which has apparently more plot with less humour). It has got a lot of ecchi scenes, a lot of fan-service and certainly a lot of belly-aching, jaw-breaking laughter too. I have to warn you though, this is not for everyone. If you're not into ecchi comedies or if you hate fan-service, I've to sadly announce that this is not the one for you (sob...sob). But if you have no problem with it whatsoever, I'll suggest you to give it a try at least once (and you're also welcome to hit me with all your curses if turned out badly). Actually it's been so much popular that it's become a corner-stone in its genre.
And by the way, many are complaining about the ending of the manga. But I personally don't mind it. Because I>it's a harem series. Choosing one of them would also mean to decline the rest which I certainly wouldn't like. II>The creators had the sequel (darkness) in mind. Had they been end it otherwise, they couldn't continue it anymore.