To Love-Ru (Japanese: To LOVEる -とらぶる- Hepburn: 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 punon 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 TV 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.
Powers of the Verse
The Verse is quite powerful: The Low Tiers are Street to Large Building Level at maximum. Mid Tiers range from Large Building to even Large Town level via gag feats. However, there are characters such as Darkness Yami, Nemesis, Black and Gid, who are capable of cutting or even destroying entire planets.
Speedwise, the verse is not very noteworthy, having Athletic to Peak Human movement and Subsonic reactions. However, beings in the High and God Tiers reach the MHS+ range.
In terms of hax, mostly they have Mind Manipulation, Limited Matter Manipulation, Dark Matter Manipulation, Body Control, Wormholes Creation, Exorcism, Telekinesis, Possession, Ability to harm intangible beings (like Ghosts), etc.
Supporters and Opponents of the Series