To Loveru

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (1,639)

To Love Ru is a Japanese anime series that aired from 2008 to 2010. It is based on the popular manga series of the same name, written by Saki Hasemi and illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki. The series follows the story of a teenage boy named Rito Yuuki, who finds himself in various romantic and comedic situations with multiple female characters.

The show takes place in the fictional town of Sainan High, where Rito attends school. Throughout the series, he develops feelings for his classmate Haruna Sairenji, but is too shy to confess to her. However, his life becomes even more complicated when an alien girl named Lala Satalin Deviluke suddenly appears in his bathtub one day. Lala is the princess of the planet Deviluke and has arrived on Earth to escape an arranged marriage.

From this point on, Rito's life is turned upside down as he becomes involved with Lala and her various alien friends and family members. Along the way, he also attracts the romantic attention of several other female characters, including Lala's younger sister Momo, his childhood friend Saki, and the school's resident ice queen Yami. As Rito navigates these various romantic entanglements, he also has to deal with various comedic mishaps and situations that arise due to the aliens' supernatural abilities and quirks.

To Love Ru is primarily a romantic comedy, but it also has elements of science fiction and action. The show explores themes of love, friendship, and the challenges of adolescence. It is known for its ecchi content, which includes sexual innuendos, partial nudity, and suggestive situations, but it is not overly graphic or explicit.

The animation style is typical of anime, with colorful and exaggerated character designs and expressive facial expressions. The voice acting is excellent, particularly by Akeno Watanabe, who plays Lala Satalin Deviluke. The show's soundtrack is also notable, with catchy opening and ending theme songs and a variety of instrumental music used throughout the episodes.

To Love Ru has been generally well received by fans and critics, particularly for its humor and character development. Some have criticized it for its fanservice and lack of plot depth, but it remains a popular and beloved series in the anime community. It has spawned multiple spin-off manga series and an OVA (original video animation) series, as well as merchandise such as figurines and cosplay costumes.

Overall, To Love Ru is a fun and lighthearted anime series that is perfect for fans of romantic comedies and science fiction. Its unique premise and memorable characters make it a standout within the genre, and its blend of humor, romance, and action keeps viewers engaged and entertained throughout its 26-episode run.

To Loveru is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2008.

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26. Lala
September 25, 2008
Yuki wakes up to Haruna and Lala yelling at him that he is about to miss the ship. Lala decides she can't marry unless he wants too. Lala then uses her memory erasing tool so that she can start a new life on earth back at the school.
The Earth's Final Night
25. The Earth's Final Night
September 18, 2008
Rito receives a message from the King of Deviluke which orders him to board the Devilukian spaceship as he has to prove he is the best in the universe. Before boarding the ship he confesses his feelings for Haruna.
While I'm Shy
24. While I'm Shy
September 11, 2008
Lala's personality changes due to a fever. Rito now has to deal with Lala's constantly changing personalitues and her desire to take over the world as a deviluke princess.
Saruyama's Harem Story
23. Saruyama's Harem Story
September 4, 2008
Saruyama wishes that he was a nobleman from the Edo Castle. He then starts to daydream about being the ruler of Edo Castle.
Tremble with Fear! The Culture Festival
22. Tremble with Fear! The Culture Festival
August 28, 2008
Yami decides to look for a job. Everyone is upset by Yui's submission of what they should do for the culture festival. She submitted that they do a region research display or a calligraphy display.
Keshiro tei chi fuuroku
21. Keshiro tei chi fuuroku
August 21, 2008
Yuuki hears about an alien hotel being run by Mikade-sensei and Kimio. There Yuuki decides to try it check it out via the old school building.
Bomb-Fever Magical Kyoko Flame Bomb-Fever Magical Kyoko Flame
20. Bomb-Fever Magical Kyoko Flame Bomb-Fever Magical Kyoko Flame
August 14, 2008
General Mojack decides to try and take over the world so Kirisaki takes it upon her self to destroy him by turning into Magical Kyoko Flame.
The Seven Colored Alien from Hell's Onsen, Porori
19. The Seven Colored Alien from Hell's Onsen, Porori
August 7, 2008
After seeing a commercial on TV promoting a hot springs, Lala tells Rito that she wants to own a hot springs. Lala then proceeds to build her own hot springs right in her own backyard.
Saruyama's Gift
18. Saruyama's Gift
July 31, 2008
A space ship flies over the school and drops off a package for Lala on the roof. Inside the package is a pregnant wolf that jumps out and tries to kill Lala. The wolf starts having stomach pains so the girls take her to the school nurse where she starts to go into labor.
The Ex-School Building's Ghost
17. The Ex-School Building's Ghost
July 24, 2008
Lala suggests that everyone go visit a haunted school building. Upon entering the school building the door suddenly closes and locks; next they start to hear all kinds of unexplainable noises. Then monsters appear and explain to them that they are just aliens from other down-sized planets that had not place to go so they all gathered in this old school building.
Run's Assaulting Confession Time
16. Run's Assaulting Confession Time
July 17, 2008
Everyone decides to have a fun afternoon together at the water park. However, Rito now has a new source of relationship drama: Run has fallen in love with him, too. Through their whole afternoon, she tries everything she can imagine to get Rito's attention. From fishing poles to vacuums and even fabric-eating fish, each of her attempts ends in disaster for Rito. She finally gets some advice from Montemitsu and Rito's teacher, but finds herself in a spot of trouble with the other patrons of the park. Rito steps in to help her and Lala whips out one of her new inventions. Unfortunately for Rito, this is only the beginning of Run's campaign for his affection.
Runâ' Surprise Confession
16. Runâ' Surprise Confession
July 18, 2008
Everyone decides to have a fun afternoon together at the water park. Rito now has a new source of relationship drama: Run has fallen in love with him, too.
Princess of the Jungle
15. Princess of the Jungle
July 10, 2008
Rito, Haruna, and Lala are moving up in the universe, when an alien prince visits and they each become Ambassadors of Peace from the Earth. They get more than just their titles, but a challenge to compete for the title of Greatest Hunter in the Universe. This could be a big opportunity for Rito in reaching his goal of become the greatest man, so they compete. After an adventure filled with dinosaurs and giant gorillas, Haruna wins the title, while Rito finds a group of Amazons who want to all marry him.
Futari dake no himitsu
14. Futari dake no himitsu
July 3, 2008
Rito is training hard to hopefully become the Greatest Man in the Universe and save his life in the process. While out running, he bumps into Haruna walking her dog. She becomes very supportive of Rito, even meeting up with him everyday as he runs. Finally, Haruna asks Rito to have lunch with her by the river. During their date, her dog falls into the water and is rescued by Rito. Dripping wet, Haruna takes him to her house to dry his clothes. There, Haruna trips and almost kisses a towel-clad Rito just as her sister enters the room.
The Number One Man in the Universe
13. The Number One Man in the Universe
June 26, 2008
Rito is about to have the worse 'meet the parent' experience in the whole universe! Lala's father, King Deviluke is coming to earth to see if Rito is worthy of being his daughter's future husband and eventual ruler of their planet. At school, Rito meets a strange girl on the roof, who turns out to be Lala's father testing him. Having made a very bad first impression, it looks like Rito is about to learn about intergalactic pain, until Lala steps in. Now, Rito is left with only one option to save himself and the earth from total destruction: become the Greatest Man in the Universe.
Trembling with Fear! The Athletic Festival
12. Trembling with Fear! The Athletic Festival
June 19, 2008
The athletic festival has arrived and Rito is in the lead to making a complete fool of himself. He's trying everything he can think of to impress Haruna, but keeps accidentally bumping and touching her. While Rito is pretty sure that Haruna absolutely hates him, Lala finds herself in competition with Saki, who still wants to beat her. The only person who seems to be really enjoying themselves it the principal as he watches the female students go through bizarre and perverted contests.
Golden Darkness
11. Golden Darkness
June 12, 2008
Rito encounters a golden haired girl on street. They begin to talk and Rito buys them taiyuki when suddenly, she attacks! It seems that both her hands and her golden locks are weapons. Rito tries to run away, but she pursues him. It turns out that she is an assassin, know as Golden Darkness, hired to kill him. Zastin comes to rescue Rito, but this girl is more than he can handle. Lala shows up, and the girl fight is on.
The Universe's Actress......
10. The Universe's Actress......
June 5, 2008
Lala's fan club president, Stella, shows up, trying to convince her to return to make an idol CD. Stella becomes upset when she finds that Lala is engaged and refusing to go. Rito he held responsible for this, and must find a stand in actress to pretend that she is Lala. Rito becomes upset when Stella decides that Haruna would be the perfect double for Lala.
Including Love From a Star
9. Including Love From a Star
May 29, 2008
Another suitor blasts his way into the picture, this time quite literally, as he wears an armored rocket suit. He decided to cut straight to the point and keeps trying to snatch Lala. Lala is able to dodge his attacks, but she finally get frustrated and fights back. Wounded and with his armor damaged, he wander about, seeking advice from everyone, even Ren. He comes up with a new plan to claim Lala and attempts to drug her.
The Upright and Cleanhanded Public Morals Committee Member
8. The Upright and Cleanhanded Public Morals Committee Member
May 22, 2008
One of the school prefects, Yui Kotegawa, is all about rules, discipline, and good morality. She feels that things have gotten quite out of hand and will not tolerate anymore lewd behavior. Yui convinces the principal to allow her to set some rules for moral behavior at school and creates an enforcement squad. Rito comes under Yui's special attention, as she suspects that he is the one behind the corruption of good and decent values. As punishment, Rito is banned from speaking to any girl for two weeks! With Lala and Ren causing all kinds of havoc, it seems almost impossible that Rito will be able to stay in line.
It Should Be Like This With a Man!
7. It Should Be Like This With a Man!
May 15, 2008
A new rival has arrived at Sainan Private High School, Ren, one of Lala's childhood friends. Apparently, Ren has held Lala in such high regard that he allowed himself to be her guinea pig for experiments, was proud of the memories where she made him cry, and is not the least be upset that she doesn't immediately remember him. What is upsetting is that she still does not think of him as manly.
The Alien's Assassin
6. The Alien's Assassin
May 8, 2008
Lala seems to be really pushing Rito's buttons at school. All she wants to do is learn a bit more about him, but she may have gotten the wrong idea in science class when they were doing frog dissections. Little does Rito know that he's also being studied by another alien; this one a rival for Lala's affection. To get Rito to back off, this supposed assassin has taken Haruna hostage! Will this new guy finally get a clue that Lala is not interested in him? Can Rito save Haruna and himself from this intimidating alien assassin?
The Queen's Written Challenge
5. The Queen's Written Challenge
May 1, 2008
Saki Tenhouin is the queen of Sainan High School. She's the richest, the most popular, the prettiest, the vainest... you get the picture. She's also the most jealous of Lala when she finds out that her popularity is on the rise amongst the other students (due in part to her sex appeal). But Miss Saki will not be out done! She challenges Lala to the Miss Sainan Competition. However, it's not a good idea to send an alien princess a challenge with an arrow stuck through it. It's an even worse idea to try to kidnap her fiancé to ensure that she shows up. Refusing to be made a fool of, Saki will learn Lala's secret and try to destroy her in the queen's challenge. If she can get out of the escape pod that is...
The Universe's Apron of Love
4. The Universe's Apron of Love
April 24, 2008
Mikan is helping Lala feel right at home with delicious home cooked meals. Her uncle Zastin, on the other hand, is not giving Rito a favorable idea of his future as the King of Deviluke, what with the waging of intergalactic wars and all. Rito is desperate to find a way to get out of marrying Lala without attracting her father's rage and being at fault for the destruction of the earth. Inspired by Mikan's hot meals, Lala tries to cook for the family, but as it's her first time, the results are sub par. Rito sees his chance and declares that he will not marry Lala unless she can cook well for him. Oh course he's wrong to think he just off scot-free, especially when Lala returns from a cross galactic grocery shopping trip, bound and determined don a love apron from outer space.
Love Triangle
3. Love Triangle
April 17, 2008
Lala and all of this marriage stuff are driving Rito insane! At least he can catch a few hours of sanity alone at school. What?!?! Lala is the new transfer student?! Even though Rito implores her to keep a low profile, her antics are making her rather popular. Even worse, Haruna has just said that she thinks Rito and Lala make a good couple! In an attempt to cheer up Rito and teach Lala more about earth culture, Mikan decides they should go on a tour of the city. Disaster is narrowly averted following a literal wardrobe malfunction and Lala's inventions at the aquarium. Oh, and Haruna ends up joining them on their outing which could be the beginning of a love triangle.
Engagement Cancellation!?
2. Engagement Cancellation!?
April 10, 2008
Things go from bad to worse for Rito. First, he has a bunch of aliens show up, and then he finds that he's engage to a galactic princess, now the girl he really likes is mad at him? How could things possibly get any worse? Oh, well, having Lala's father blow up the earth would be pretty bad. Rito has only three days to set things right and prevent King Deviluke's wrath over a broken engagement?
The Girl Who Swooped Down
1. The Girl Who Swooped Down
April 3, 2008
Rito is a shy boy just trying to get through life and pluck up the courage to confess his love to his long time school crush. Of course, the universe seems to be against him, even to the point of dropping a naked runaway alien princess named Lala quite literally into his lap and bathtub. As if things couldn't get stranger, in the suds and confusion, Rito now finds himself engaged to the girl who fell from the sky.
Where to Watch To Loveru
To Loveru is available for streaming on the Anime Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch To Loveru on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 3, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,639)