To Love-Ru is a Japanese manga series written by Saki Hasemi, and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki, creator of Black Cat. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009; 18 tankōbon volumes have been published in Japan. A drama CD was released in February 2008 with an original story. A 26-episode anime series adaptation by Xebec aired in Japan between April and September 2008. Six original video animation episodes were produced by Xebec between April 2009 and April 2010. A 12-episode second season by Xebec titled Motto To-Love Ru aired between October and December 2010. A video game was released on the Nintendo DS in August 2008, and another game for the PlayStation Portable was released in October 2008.
A continuation of the manga called To Love-Ru Darkness began serialization in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine on October 4, 2010. An anime TV series adaptation for To-Love Ru Darkness produced by Xebec began airing in October 2012. The title, とらぶる, is the English gairaigo "trouble" and "rabu" is the English loan word "love". The title is a pun on the words "love trouble", which describes the harem aspect of the series.
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Unconsciously ~Light-Headed and Heart-Pounding~ Jul 6, 2015
Rito begins his day with the usual activities: Momo sneaking into his bed, a beating from Nana, and accidental groping with Lala. On the way to school, Rito greets all of his classmates and receives another beating from Yami for running into her. As they prepare for class, Momo reminds Rito of her harem plan. Lala also encourages Haruna to confess to Rito. In the afternoon, Haruna, fresh from tennis practice, finds Nana at school for her remedial classes. They sit together and have a chat; Nana also shares a Deviluke sports drink with Haruna. Momo, waiting for Rito to finish his remedial classes, joins them. She asks Haruna about her progress with Rito in which Haruna admits she needs help. She loves Rito but does not want to jeopardize her friendship with Lala as she loves Rito too. By Earth's tradition, Rito can only marry one woman. Momo tries to convince Haruna that polygamy is common in the universe and that Earth is simply outdated. As Nana argues with Momo about polygamy, Haruna suddenly begins to act strange. Rito arrives and informs Momo and Nana that the Deviluke drink earlier has made Haruna drunk. Momo, attempting to advance her harem plan, requests Rito to escort Haruna home. Rito accepts and avoids detection from the principal. At Haruna's apartment, Haruna, still drunk, seduces Rito and mentions Momo's harem plan. Rito asks Haruna about her feelings for the harem plan but Haruna sobers up. Akiho also arrives home and greets Haruna in an embarrassing situation. Rito quickly leaves. While Akiho continuously apologizes to Haruna, Momo finds Rito and asks him about his day with Haruna. Meanwhile, Mea is asking for Nemesis's whereabouts.
Uneasy ~An Uncertain Heart~ Jul 13, 2015
Rito finds Momo in his bed again. Momo reminds Rito about her harem plan and advises him to be careful of Mea. Meanwhile, Mea is worried that Nemesis is not responding to her. She tries to hide her feelings from Nana who is inviting her to a bakery. Elsewhere, Tearju thanks Rito for helping her and asks him if Momo has new information about Mea. Momo is more concerned about Yami skipping classes. Tearju understands Yami's motives about staying away from her and wishes to see her in school and Mikan, Yami's friend. As Rito thinks about the friendship, Lala bumps into him and accidentally drops an invention. Rito activates it turning him into a mouse. Being small, Rito can easily see girl's underwear, making him uncomfortable. He desperately searches for Lala but his small size makes him vulnerable to being stepped on. His escape attempts eventually lands him under Yami's clothing. Rito manages to escape with her underwear but passes out. Mea finds Rito and remembers Nemesis message about weak people being weeded out. She helps Rito anyways and Rito recovers in time for a beating from Yami. As Yami walks off, Mea asks Yami about feelings and how Nemesis has never taught her this subject. Yami tells Mea that she should discover it herself. Afterschool, Rito finds Mea on the roof in her battle clothes and asks about her motives. He tries to convince Mea not to rely only on her master Nemesis but it enrages her. Mea seduces Rito with her Psycho Dive ability, but alien enemies also approach and attack Mea, leading Rito and Mea on a wild rampage. During the fight, Mea realizes that Nemesis is reminding her that she is a weapon. Nana also spots Mea in her weapon form.
After a Storm Comes a Calm ~Friend~ Jul 20, 2015
Nana is heartbroken as she remembers Mea's true form as a weapon. Mea notes that she was following her master's orders to disguise as a human. She also requests a breakup of their friendship because weapons and humans can never be together. Later at night, Momo informs Rito that Nana has shut herself in her room. Momo also blames herself for not intervening given that she was already suspicious of Mea. Rito assures Momo by talking to Nana himself. He finds Nana inside a virtual space filled with her animal friends. Nana tells Rito how she wanted to help Mea as Mea was always alone. Despite her efforts, Nana feels that Mea never saw her as a friend and was only playing with her. Rito hugs Nana and assures that she can still make up. The Psycho Dive ability showed Rito Mea's fears and loneliness of being a weapon. Feeling confident, Nana seeks Mea. As for Mea, she is sitting near a river trying to justify her actions. She reminds herself that she is a weapon and only befriended Nana to bring Yami out. Nana finds Mea and confronts her. Mea, fixated on her identity, keeps Nana away by attacking her. Momo tries to intervene but Rito stops her. Nana dodges Mea's attacks until Mea activates her Psycho Dive. With the ability, Mea finds out that Nana consulted with Rito. Mea tries to explain to Nana in detail why they cannot be together but Nana refutes, stating that regardless of her identity, only the feelings matter. Mea is unsure about Nana's words but accepts her request to be friends again. Yami, who happened to be dealing with the alien assassins targeting Mea, arrives. Mea thanks Yami and admits she partially understands Yami's words on emotions and feelings. At night, Nana can't sleep and she remembers how warm Rito's hug was and decides to sneak into bed with him, but as usual, Momo was already there and Rito gets beat up by Nana.
Summer Festival ~Beginning of the Festival~ Jul 27, 2015
Mikan invites Yami to the festival in which Yami accepts. At the festival, Rito follows Momo and Nana. Nana is uncomfortable with Rito looking at her cotton candy and gives him a bite. Momo notes that Nana is conscious of Rito after the incident with Mea. Rito also notes how Mikan is helping Tearju with understanding and reuniting with Yami. With spare time before the fireworks viewing, Momo requests to spend time alone with Rito. Rito spots a kid with her mother and asks Momo about her mother. Momo replies that her mother is usually away with political work; however, Momo enjoys being with her sisters and Rito. She then admits that she loves Rito and wants to be with him but covers up before Rito hears her. Mikan suddenly appears and asks Rito and Momo for help. As they run, Rito bumps into Yami who attempts to attack him. Mikan asks Yami why she hasn't killed Rito and reveals that she is actually Nemesis, Mea's master. Nemesis materialized to ease everyone's suspicions about her. Rito makes gestures at Nemesis which interests her. She enjoys Rito's gestures and considers using it to her advantage. Yami then asks Nemesis about making her a weapon. Nemesis replies that despite Yami's peaceful life, her inevitable true form as a weapon named Darkness will surface. At the fireworks viewing, Rito and Momo share their thoughts on Nemesis with Tearju and Mikado. Mikado is surprised that Nemesis exists while Tearju remains suspicious about Nemesis. Mea notes that Nemesis wants her to experience life on Earth to understand Yami better. Momo then asks Tearju about Darkness but Tearju is unable to respond. However, Tearju assures that with everyone present, Yami should be fine.
New Move ~Two of a Kind?~ Aug 3, 2015
Rito tries to take one of Lala's inventions from Celine but Celine activates it and summons a naked Yui for Rito. The next day, Rito catches a train and finds Yui inside with an angry glare. She pulls Rito to a side protecting him from other women. Rito tries to talk to Yui by asking why she is here. Yui was delivering papers while Rito was shopping for novelty items. The train then becomes more crowded, squeezing Rito and Yui together and forcing Rito to grab Yui in weird places. One of Rito's items also molests Yui. At arrival, Rito finds one of his items running, angering Yui. Meanwhile, Mea asks Nemesis for feedback about her experience on Earth. Nemesis finds it too peaceful and is waiting for the Darkness form to activate. Mea then questions Nemesis about the Darkness form inside Yami but Nemesis declines to explain and assures Mea that time will come, making Mea upset. As for Yami, Mikan tells Yami not to be swayed by Nemesis. She also requests Yami to always seek her for help. On the way home, Mikan spots Mea while grocery shopping and finds her basket filled with sweets. She advises Mea to have a better diet and invites Mea for dinner. Mikan also hopes to learn more about Mea given that she is Yami's sister. At home, while Lala washes up Celine and gets her breasts sucked on, Mea requests to watch Mikan cook. Mea takes interest in cutting vegetables and volunteers. Mikan teaches Mea and remembers the same experience Yami had. When it's Mea's turn to cut, she feels a cutting sensation and cuts the vegetables wildly with her abilities, ripping everyone's clothes in the process. She stops just when Lala arrives. After Mea leaves, Mikan is skeptical whether she can befriend Mea like Yami.
Manservant ~Competition~ Aug 10, 2015
Rito, Mikan, and Momo are helping out with Saibai at his studio. As they leave, Saibai asks Mikan to stay behind and cook them dinner. Mikan is concerned about leaving Momo with Rito but endures it. On the way home, Momo hopes to seduce Rito with her visual novels but is stopped by Nemesis who is looking for entertainment by making Rito her servant. Rito agrees hoping to learn more about Nemesis and much to Momo's disappointment. Nemesis challenges Rito to many games and has him feed her, making Momo jealous. Nemesis soon understands the environment around Yami and Mea and compares herself to both of them. Rito tries to ask Nemesis more about Darkness, but Nemesis gives a vague response that Darkness will bring chaos, angering Momo. Later, Mikan rushes home fearing Momo; instead, she finds everyone enjoying dinner cooked by Momo. Momo then tries to sneak into Rito's bath but finds Nemesis already inside. Nemesis used her transform ability to seduce Rito and wants to take Rito from Momo. Momo tries to fight back but Nemesis uses her trump card by calling Mikan with Rito's voice. Mikan arrives and finds Momo with an unconscious Rito, resulting in a big scolding for Momo. The next day, Mikan, preventing Momo from bathing with Rito, sneaks into Rito's bath first. Rito is suspicious of Mikan and questions her. Mikan replies that the situation is normal because they're siblings. As they share the bathtub, Mikan asks Rito about his progress with other girls. Rito gives a lackluster reply. Mikan then mentions the harem making Rito panic and rise. He accidentally exposes his private parts to Mikan and escapes from the bath, bumping into Momo who is eavesdropping. Rito suspects that it was Momo's plan to get Mikan to take a bath with him.
Resistance ~I Know, But Still~ Aug 24, 2015
Thanks to Lala's massage tool, Honekawa feels better and resumes his teaching duties. Tearju is reassigned to teach the class that Momo, Nana, and Mea are enrolled in. As she begins class, she feels depressed as she sees the empty desk. During break, Momo confirms to Rito that Tearju is her new teacher. Momo wants to reunite Yami with her and tried to invite Yami back to class; Yami denied it. Rito chooses to talk to Yami himself. As he looks for Yami, Mea finds him. Mea is interested in his bathing experience with Nemesis and uses her Psycho Dive to recreate it. When Rito mentions Yami, Mea reads Rito's recent thoughts and backs away, feeling anger with Tearju. Rito tells Mea to reconcile with Tearju but Mea leaves. As for Yami, she invites Mikan to the library with her. At the library, Mikan is impressed with the breadth of Yami's reading and tells Yami about her past from Tearju. Mikan also invites Yami back to school but memories of Nemesis float into Yami's mind, making her feel uneasy. The next day, Rito finds Yami in the library and asks Yami to return back to school. He also mentions Tearju's thoughts of them being a family but Yami refuses to accept because of her identity as a weapon. Yami also tells Rito to stay away from her family business but is confronted by Mea, a member of her family. Mea relates Yami's thought to how she always followed orders from Nemesis. After the fight with Nana, Mea learns that she can follow her own path. Per Rito, she tells Yami to reconcile with Tearju. Although the meeting is interrupted by a dog interfering with the eavesdroppers Oshizu and Momo, Yami accepts Mea's words and shows up in Tearju's class the next day in her school uniform. She thanks Mea as she takes her seat.
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Continue Oct 5, 2012
The story begins with Rito rudely awakened by each Deviluke alien. Rito explains his routine life and is most concerned with Momo due to her deceptive intents. As Rito arrives to school, he meets Haruna. Lala tries to encourage Rito to confess to her, but Rito pushes Lala to a corner and explains to her the situation is complicated as people are legally allowed to marry one person. Out from nowhere, Celine clings onto Rito. Momo and Nana surprise everyone that they have enrolled in their school. Now students, Momo winks at Rito, reminding him of the conversation last night in the bathtub. Momo overheard Rito's concern about marrying multiple girls and explained to Rito that many girls love him and marrying them all would make everyone happy. As the future king of Deviluke, he can have many concubines. Momo vows to create a harem for Rito. During class, Momo becomes popular among the boys while Nana greets a mysterious girl looking out the window. Nana impresses her with her ability to understand animals. The girl introduces herself as Mea. Later, Momo finds Yami at a bench. As Yami is an obstacle to her harem plan, Momo tries to secretly enlist Yami in her harem plan by convincing her to enroll. The conversation gets cut short when Rito runs in panic stating that the other boys suddenly went violent. The other boys arrive on the scene and attack Yami, forcing her to use her weapons. After Yami and Momo restrain the boys, Yami hears a mysterious voice reminding her that she's an assassin assigned to kill Rito.
Doubt and Dish Oct 12, 2012
Mea speaks with the mysterious voice about her day. The voice reminds Mea about her job; killing Rito and reverting Yami back to an assassin. Meanwhile, Momo warns the dangers of Yami to Rito and convinces him that Yami may change back and kill him anytime. Next, Momo is surprised to see Mikan invite Yami over for cooking lessons. Nana also comments about making a new friend to Lala. During the dinner service, Rito freaks out over Yami's Taiyaki soup and thinks she may have set a trap. He nearly vomits and asks to go shopping. During bedtime, Rito finds Momo in his bed. Momo warned Rito earlier that she must protect Rito to allow the harem plan to progress. Yami may kill Rito in his sleep. As Rito tries to sleep, Momo caresses him every way, forcing Rito to shove her aside. As Rito later takes a drink, Yami asks Rito for a talk. Yami explains about her cooking lessons and compares it to her attacks. Momo mistakens it for an assault and jumps down to defend Rito. Yami only wanted to know if Rito enjoyed her Taiyaki soup. The next day, Yami also becomes enrolled. Mea finds with Yami and explains how she is Yami's sister with similar abilities. During class, Yami does not get along with other students and blocks people from befriending her. Momo offers to help but get rejected too. Meanwhile, Mea asks Nana about Rito. Nana simply replies, "He's a beast." Her rambling comments about Rito only interests Mea, who then goes to find Rito herself. Momo then talks to Mikado-sensei, who loved Yami being enrolled. She tells Momo how Yami's lifestyle has been nothing except fighting. While Yami is sitting on a bench wondering about her feelings Yui approaches Yami and tells her that not understanding their own feelings is normal, and she too does not understand her own feelings. Then Nana asks Yami if she's seen Mea. While Rito is asleep on the roof Mea climbs on top of Rito and whispers how she'll be able to know what he's truly like once they are "joined together".
Each Speculation Oct 19, 2012
Rito wakes up and finds himself inside his bathroom with Mea. Mea tests Rito's beast-like moves and asks Rito if he experienced something similar. She reads Rito's memory about Momo and her harem plan. Yami cuts Mea off from reading Rito's memory and warns her to not bother Rito. Mea walks off and learns about the harem plan and how she and Momo are competing for Yami. Later, Nana introduces Mea to Lala and friends. Rito sees Mea and realizes her from the dream earlier. As Mea speaks obscenity to Rito, Momo considers adding Mea into her harem plan. Afterschool, Rito spots Yui and offers to walk home together since Mikan is cleaning up Saibai's atudio and Momo and Nana are with Lala at an important event. Yui is first skeptical but accepts. Momo secretly escapes from the event, a Magical Kyoko Costume Show, and observes Rito walking home with Yui. She finds this a perfect opportunity to advance her harem plan and devises a way to lure Rito and Yui into Rito's house. She first uses the princpal to chase them toward Rito's home and simulates rain to get both of them inside. Inside, Momo surrounds the home with a barrier and creates a romantic scenery by simulating rain and a blackout. Rito accidentally falls onto Yui, giving Momo signs that her romantic scenery is working. Her patience runs out when she finds Mikan and the others trying to get inside. Then, Mea shoots a laser beam and destroys the barrier, breaking Momo's scenery and exposing Rito and Yui to everyone. Lala tells Rito there was no rain today and Mikan sees Momo's tail, adding to her suspicions about Momo. Meanwhile, Mea tells master she was only messing with Momo's harem plan.
True Smile Oct 26, 2012
A mysterious assassin named Azenda arrives to earth seeking revenge with Yami. Mea questions her regarding Yami, but master believes Azenda could help revert Yami back into an assassin and kill Rito. Meanwhile, Mikan wakes up to find Celine missing. She hears moaning noises through Rito's room and blasts into his room only to find him playing a game with Momo and Celine. Momo tries to reassure Mikan that she's only supporting Lala's love, but Mikan does not believe it. In the shower, Momo wonders who destroyed her barrier and relates it to fact that someone is targeting Rito and Yami. After another disastrous day at school involving Oshizu using her telekinetic powers on Haruna, Yami feels lonely and visits Mikan. As they both eat Taiyaki, Yami hears Mikan express her concerns about Momo. Mikan gives Yami a Taiyaki keychain and shows her pair to symbolize their friendship. Yami happily accepts. The following night, Rito finds Yami.
A Man? Woman Nov 2, 2012
During swimming class, Mea feels dejected about the Azenda fight. Earlier, she tried to convince Yami to revert back to a weapon but Yami rejects and explains that there is more in life than fighting. On the other side, Yami talks to Momo regarding Mea's stubborness about living as a weapon and how she was like her before. Nana finds Mea depressed and looks for ways to cheer her up by asking Rito for advice. Rito suggests to do something fun with Mea, giving Nana an idea. Afterschool, Nana grabs Mea to the riverside where she has an event prepared. At first, Maron hops onto Mea and licks her. Seeing Mea enjoying Maron, Nana adds more fun by bringing out more animals. The animals and Maron become jealous over licking and fight to lick Mea. Nana, Haruna, and Rito become caught in the licking as well. Nana tries to reclaim her De-Dial after a monkey steals it, but the monkey leads her in front of a moving truck. Mea sees Nana in danger and tries to rescue Nana by attacking the driver.
Metamorphose: A Time of Change Nov 9, 2012
Momo offers to show her body to Riko. Riko sidetracks by asking where Mea went. Momo replies, "She left." As Momo questions Mea's intentions, she shows Riko the secrets of a female's body by touching her private parts. Mea sneaks in and witnesses Momo's deceptions. Using the memory she got from Rito before, Mea forces Momo to let her in regarding the harem plan. Momo reluctantly accepts, hoping that Mea can get master to come out. Mea and Momo lick Riko until Riko changes back. Mikan enters the room and is shocked to find Mea and Momo along with a naked Rito. Mea exposes Momo's cover-up, making Mikan scold at all three of them and kick Mea and Momo out of Rito's room. Run stops by Rito's house and wants to ask Rito for advice, but Rito is seemingly occupied at the time. Momo quickly fixes a meet up with Rito, hoping to advance her harem plan. During the meet up, Momo and the others spy on Rito. Mea wants to see kissing while Nana wants to keep Rito from naughty acts.
Sisters ~The Invention of Happiness~ Nov 16, 2012
As Lala fixes up Nana's De-Dial, Momo tells to Nana grow up while looking at her chest, infuriating Nana. Lala brings out an item that grows Nana's breasts, but it only works for a few seconds and shrinks Momo's breasts. Momo sarcastically admits that she understood Nana's feeling. Later in Mikado-sensei's office, Rito and friends discuss about Lala's inventions and Oshizu asks about Lala's childhood. Momo recalls the frequent incidents with Lala's inventions; whenever she was fighting with Nana, Lala's inventions ran wild and they both cleaned up Lala's mess. At lunch, Rito and friends visit Mea's apartment. The apartment is empty and Mea notes that she lives alone. Nana finds it strange knowing that Yami is her sister while Momo was hoping to collect more details about master. In the follow-up meeting with Mikado-sensei and Oshizu, Momo expresses concerns about Mea and how she may be hiding her true heart.