To Love Ru: Darkness

TV (12 eps)
Fall 2012
3.909 out of 5 from 9,098 votes
Rank #1,425
To Love Ru: Darkness

Rito Yuuki has more women in his life than he knows what to do with. In case it wasn’t enough to have all three Devilukean princesses under one roof, he now has alien girls from all over the galaxy attending his school, too! But when the arrival of a mysterious red-haired girl threatens one of their own, Rito and the girls must stand up to a powerful adversary- the likes of which they’ve never seen before.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

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This show is amazing, especially for an ecchi-harem. Hell, I'm judt going to say it: This is my favorite anime of all time. LET ME EXPLAIN WHY. The characters are amazing and beyond lovable, the story while little is very relaxed and casual, the animation is surprisingly beautiful at times, and the fanservice is as enjoyable as the likes of Highschool DxD and Heaven's Lost Property (that is to say, very enjoyable) While the show/manga is by no means for everyone, it hits a chord with me for being what it is. Perverted and naughty, yes, but at the same time heartfelt, sweet warm, fuzzy, and gentle at its core. When it's cute, it's adorable. When it's happy, it's joyous. And when it's likable, it's lovable. At least for people who can take it for what it is and appreciate the kind of subtle niceness that radiates from it. While it does have a few problems, the main protagonist more than makes up for all of them. Rito Yuuki is a sweet, caring, and frankly inspiring main lead no matter what more callous viewers may say about him. His innocence and bashful nature and appealing to the max, his personality is that of an angel's (for the most part), and he's just perfect boyfriend/best friend material to anyone looking for a genuinely nice person.  While the fanservice may get a bit carried away, and the story may be a bit slow at times, it's still an enjoyable ride from beggining to end; being as nice and laid-back as a tunnel of love ride. And for a romance anime, that's the kind of feeling you want. 


Here We Go, To Love-RU Darkness. Lets Start: For an individual as myself who loves this series with a desire and will and can cherish it for the rest of my life-cycle, Darkness, in a way, let me down. Aside From The Nudity, Ecchi and Harem in it,  The Story did progress, but not significantly, it only really explained some details in it and that's it. And on that note, Cliff Hanger at the end, not impressed with that, at ALL. The Reason i was ticked off with this, is due to the fact that so much in the story can and has to be explained, it basically left a big portion of the Story and left it out for the time being. And Quoted from LaserKing: "What's The Point Then?" Seriously, again aside from the Ecchi, Nudity, Harem and Comedy in it, This season is really just pointless, Seriously, and it kills me to say that. We Can Now Go On Side With The Ecchi, Nudity n All. The Ecchi in this season does keep in tact with the first season, but a little more though. When i say this, i'm talking about Lala's Inventions; Like in one of the episode's, one of her inventions consist of a increasive breast size, literally, can't sweat that enough. Or the good ol gender bender invention's, and yes, there are more than 1 of these, Look back in the First OVA and you'll know what im talking about. But yes, the Gender Bender invention, which we go from Rito, to Riko. I May also believe that Darkness was the first season in the series that introduced Nudity as well. For me, this was a interesting feature they introduced, and for others, not so much. I'm not going to get into detail with this either, as i wnat this to be friendly as possible *wink wink*, But All i'm going to say about this, is that I like it. The Characters all stay the same, one by one, and some others were introduced. Like Mea, Nemesis, Tearju and some others. And it is unique how the newly introduced characters in this series take a major role in the story (not going to go there) as well, and their not just side characters or what not, and that amazed and surprised me alot. Animation does not need explaining, cause like 720p or 1080p high resolution video is good enough for me. Sound, is Fucking amazing and superb as always XD, more clear now though, thats good XD. NotesL With The Announcement of a sequel of Darkness, I just praise that the story does advance and that it explains, not some, but alot of the story, other than just leaving it there.

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