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To Love-Ru (To LOVEる -とらぶる-, To LOVEru -Toraburu-?) 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 Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009, and the chapters collected into 18 tankōbon volumes. The manga series' title, とらぶる (Toraburu?), is the English gairaigo (loan word) "trouble" and "rabu" (ラブ?) is the English loan word "love". The title is a pun on the words "love trouble", which describes the harem aspect of the series.
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. Four video games have been released for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.
A continuation of the manga called To Love-Ru Darkness (To LOVEる -とらぶる- ダークネス, To LOVEru -Toraburu- -Dākunesu-?) began serialization in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine on October 4, 2010. Xebec produced four OVA episodes of To-Love Ru Darkness and later an anime television series adaptation that aired between October and December 2012. A second season of To-Love Ru Darkness, called To Love-Ru Darkness 2nd, aired between July and October 2015.
The story is about Rito Yuuki, a high-school boy who cannot confess to the girl of his dreams, Haruna Sairenji. One day when coming home and sulking in the bath-tub a mysterious, nude girl, appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from the planet Deviluke, where she is the heir to the throne. Her father wants her to return to her home planet so she can marry one of the husband candidates, but she decides that she wants to marry Rito in order to stay on Earth.
Motto To Love-RuEdit
To Love-Ru DarknessEdit
The Yūki's residence is now full of people: in addition to Rito and Mikan Yūki, Lala, her twin sisters Nana and Momo, and Golden Darkness. Momo, who also falls for Rito, actively tries to create a harem for him. Meanwhile, a mysterious red hair girl named Mea Kurosaki enters Sainan High School with a hidden agenda.