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Motto To LOVE-Ru
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Information
Japanese もっと To LOVEる -とらぶる-
Rōmaji Motto To Rabu ru
Studio(s) Xebec
Licensor(s) Sentai Filmworks
Producer(s) Geneon Universal Entertainment, TBS, Magic Capsule, PRA
Kohei Kawase
Director(s) Atsushi Ootsuki
Aired October 6, 2010 to December 22, 2010
Episodes 12
Duration 24 minutes per episode
Status Finished
Genre(s) Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, School, Sci-Fi, Shōnen
Ratings R+ - Mild Nudity

Motto To LOVE-Ru is the anime sequel to To LOVE-Ru. The series was first announced in 2010, and the first episode was aired on October 5th, 2010. Motto To Love Ru was produced by Xebec and directed by Atsushi Ootsuki. The show is made up of twelve episodes with three, seven-minute long stories in each episode, much like the sixth To LOVE-Ru OVA. The opening is "Loop-the-Loop" by Kotoko and the ending is "Baby Baby Love" by Haruka Tomatsu. While the first To Love Ru anime series made many differences from the original story, this series follows the manga more closely, though the chapters are in a mostly random order. This lead to the series being better received by fans of the manga, along with critics.

PlotEdit

A year after Lala came to Earth, she is all the more determined to make Rito fall for her, putting all her effort into it, even though she knows that Rito actually loves Haruna. Poor Rito will have to face tough times since Lala's younger twin sisters, Nana and Momo, now live in the same house, along with Rito's reliable sister, Mikan, and Celine.

Fun and trouble await with their other friends from school and the many other characters, with Lala's usually catastrophic inventions, Yami's contract to kill Rito and many pending issues from the first season.

CharactersEdit

Episode ListEdit

Motto To LOVE-Ru

Title for Motto To Love-Ru

  • Note: Content Adapted from Wikipedia
No. Title Original air date
01 "Once More, From Here"

"Mō Ichido Koko Kara" (もう一度ここから)

October 5, 2010
"War at the Public Bath"

"Ofuroba Sensō" (お風呂場戦争)

"Tick Tock Tick Tock, the Sound of Love♡"

"Chikutaku Chikutaku Koi no Oto♡" (チクタク チクタク 恋の音♡)

Lala and Rito run late to school and end up at the place where Rito first confessed to her. Lala expresses her true feelings for Rito. Wasting more time, Lala uses a new invention to teleport them to school. Although it allows Lala to specify a distance, they end up teleporting naked, putting Rito in an embarrassing situation.

Lala and the others go to a public bathhouse. Two bounty hunters who are after Yami use Rito as a puppet to attack her. Realizing that Yami will not attack Rito, they began to mess with the other girls. Mikan discovers their hiding spot and Lala overrides their signal with a more powerful controller.

Yui and the discipline committee implement a demerit policy to ensure the morality of the school. Yui starts to deduct points for any signs of misbehavior (e.g. Bringing non-school related items to school or undersized uniforms). Instantly Yui records large amounts of demerits. When Rito tries to comfort her over her actions Yui becomes flustered and punishes herself with 8 demerit points because her heart beats so fast when she is with Rito.

02 "Those Warped into the Midst of Darkness"

"Kurayami no Naka de Utsuru Mono" (暗闇の中でうつるもの)

October 12, 2010
"Welcome to the Yuuki Household!"

"Yōkoso! Yūki-ke e" (ようこそ!結城家へ)

"Sleepover Party"

"Otomarikai" (お泊り会)

Lala creates a mess of her own gadgets at school. As Rito tries to keep Haruna away from Lala's gadgets, Rito and Haruna accidentally activate the warp ring sending both of them into an unknown location naked. Haruna and Rito explain about their background but get discovered by Mikado-sensei as the unknown location was in her clinic.

Haruko, Mikan's teacher, wants to visit Saibai (Mikan and Rito's dad) because she is a fan of his manga. Due to a new deadline, Saibai is unable to visit. Lala dresses Rito up to as Saibai, but Rito is too nervous and acts strangely in front of Haruko.

Lala invites Haruna and Yami to a sleepover party. After a big dinner, Rito decides to take a bath. However, Lala does not know about Rito's presence and invites all the girls to the enlarged bathroom she created (with Rito still inside). Although the enlarged bathroom is large enough for Rito to hide and escape from the girls, Peke activates Lala's controller restoring the bathroom to its original size and putting Rito in front of all the girls all naked.

03 "Magic Love Potion♡"

"Tokkō yaku♡" (特恋薬♡)

October 19, 2010
"What I See Through the Lens is..."

"Renzu Goshi ni Miru Kimi wa..." (レンズ越しに見る君は...)

"You are the Lovely Cinderella♡"

"Itoshi no Kimi wa Shinderera♡" (愛しの君はシンデレラ♡)

Rito is assigned to deliver important papers to Yui who is sick at home. Yuu, Yui's brother invites Rito to Yui's bedroom. Yui is uncomfortable with Rito in her room and panics leading to Rito accidentally touching Yui's breast in front of Yuu, giving him the wrong message. Later, Lala and the others visit Yui.

Rito puts on a pair of glasses he finds in Lala's room The glasses lock on to Rito and he can't take them off. Mikan comes into his room to empty his trash in her underwear, acting like there is nothing out of the ordinary. He quickly realizes that the glasses let him see through peoples clothes to there underwear. Rito struggles even more when he accidentally adjusts the settings causing him to see everyone naked. Lala arrives and helps him to take off the glasses but Run interferes with a new pair of glasses for Rito.

Saruyama wants to visit Riko having fallen in love at first sight. Lala sets up a date by transforming Rito into a girl and having him meet up with Saruyama at a specified time and place. Saruyama and Riko go out on a date to places such as a love movie. By the end of the day when Saruyama was about to confess to Riko the effects wear off and Rito runs away before Saruyama hugs him.

04 "Yami-Yami Fashion"

"Yami-Yami Fasshon" (ヤミヤミファッション)

October 26, 2010
"Wonderful Love♡"

"Wandafuru Rabu♡" (ワンダフル·ラブ♡)

"Twins Escape"

"Tsuinzu Esukeipu" (ツインズ☆エスケイプ)

Risa and Mio find Yami reading fashion magazines. As Yami always wears the same clothes Risa and Mio bring her to a clothes shop and try to find her a new style. Yami finds a attractive new style, but she cannot use her transform ability without damaging them. In the end she appears to have reverted to her normal clothes but with a surprise.

When Haruna takes her dog Maron, out for a walk she feels that someone is stalking her. She finds Oshizu on her break from Mikado-sensei's clinic, and asks for help. Lala helps Haruna by making a machine that switches their bodies. Using the bait trick, Lala and Oshizu defeat the stalker. The stalker turns out to be a female dog like alien that fell in love with Maron.

Gid orders Zastin to retrieve Nana and Momo, because they escaped to evade studying the Royal Lineage of Deviluke. Nana and Momo try to hide in Rito and Mikan's house but run after Zastin finds them. Nana and Momo then use their Pe-dials to summon dangerous animals and plants to attack Zastin and his assistants forcing him to admit defeat.

05 "Queen of Love!?"

"Ren'ai Kuīn!?" (恋愛クイーン!?)

November 2, 2010
"Let's Play ♪"

"Oyūgi Shimasho ♪" (お遊戯しましょ♪)

"Sweet Feelings are a Taste of Chocolate"

"Amai Kimochi wa Choko no Aji" (甘い気持ちはチョコの味)

Saki daydreams of Zastin. Her servants Aya and Rin, help by kidnapping Rito who is hiding from Lala and her lunchbox. Aya and Rin demand Rito to bring Zastin to school. When Zastin arrives, Saki tries to confess to him but gets interrupted as Lala finds Rito and feeds him her lunch causing Rito to run in panic towards Saki.

Run avenges Lala with an alien skunk that will gas Lala into a child, making her weak. However, the skunk escapes and causes more chaos at school. Run, as a child, tries to catch the skunk and nearly falls off the top of the building. Lala, also a child, rescues Run, but tosses her too high as she cannot fully control her strength yet.

Yui watches everyone prepare for Valentine's Day and struggles as she makes her chocolate for Rito. Yui finishes her giri chocolate, but is too nervous when delivering it the next day, making her randomly yell at Rito and form second thoughts about Rito's problems. Watching other girls deliver their chocolates to Rito, Yui finally gains confidence to deliver her chocolates to Rito.

06 "Beach Girls♡"

"Bīchi Gāruzu♡" (ビーチ·ガールズ♡)

November 9, 2010
"Night Tutor"

"Shin'ya no Katei Kyōshi" (深夜の家庭教師)

"Master of Love"

"Ren'ai Masutā" (恋愛マスター)

Rito and the others visit Saki's private beach. Saki tries to win Lala in her Watermelon Split contest, but Rito, tossed in the air by Nana, destroys the watermelons. Momo summons an alien watermelon and Saki offends it, causing it to attack everyone. After Rito, Lala, and Ren attack the watermelon, Yami splits the watermelon into halves as she learns about watermelon splits.

Haruna receives a 98 on a math test while Rito receives an absymal 18. He bumps into Yami, who tells him to seek Lala for help. To Rito's surprise, Lala receives a perfect 100. Peke explains to Rito about Lala's genius intellect. Despite Lala helping Rito study for tomorrow's exam, Rito blanks out, forgetting how to do the problems.

Lala's progress with Rito continues to stall. Risa and Mio help Lala by giving her a book on seduction techniques. Lala tries many methods, but only makes Rito angrier. Then, Lala tries the "Tsundere Trick", but forgets the next step. Having failed, Lala cries. Rito sees the book and admits that he enjoyed having a surprise event, inspiring Lala.

07 "Yami's Clinic"

"Yami no Shinryōjo" (闇の診療所)

November 16, 2010
"Hostile Feelings"

"Tekitaishin" (敵対心)

"A Strange Haruna"

"Okashi na Haruna-chan" (おかしな春菜ちゃん)

Yami tries to attack Rito, but falls unconscious. Rito notices Yami's high fever and rushes her to the hospital with the help of Lala. Mikado-sensei recovers Yami and tells her to thank Rito. Yami does not understand why Rito continues to act friendly towards her, noting that he's still her target.

Run stars as the antagonist in the next Magical Kyoko episode. Run tires out from acting and is angry about Kyouko, the protagonist, being a favorite. Kyouko then eats lunch with Run and tells her that she's one of her fans. When the principal attacks Run, Kyouko reveals that her ability to control fire is real, and that she is half earthling and half flame jin. Run reveals her identity as an alien and they become friends.

On the way to school, Haruna notices a dog running around her. When Lala and Rito meet up with Haruna, Haruna acts strange, even groping Risa and Mio. Haruna then confesses to Rito, shocking him. When Rito tries to confess back, Haruna freaks out from dogs and Rito sees Oshizu leaving Haruna's body. Oshizu was running away from the dog Haruna saw earlier and Haruna got in the way.

08 "Grow Bigger ♪"

"Ōkiku Nāre" (大きくなぁーれ♪)

November 23, 2010
"Wan-derful Life"

"Wandafuru Raifu" (ワンダフルライフ)

"The Trance of Feelings"

"Kibun wa Toransu" (気分はトランス)

Hearing about Risa and Mio talk about a perfect body, Haruna thinks about her bust in relation to Lala and how she's failed to enlarge them. She and Oshizu find Nana angry about Momo showing off her bust. Nana revenges by working together with Haruna and Oshizu to enlarge their breasts. After many attempts, Haruna tells Nana to stop and quotes Rito that the inside matters more.

Haruna finds a helpless stray dog with Maron and takes him in for care. Maron asks the dog about his origin, who turns out to be Rito stuck inside a dog's body thanks to Lala. Maron tries to teach Rito dog tricks and maneuvers such as licking Haruna, but Rito couldn't take it and ran out. Lala finds Rito and switches back bodies.

Mikan wishes to change bodies with Yami to experience her abilities. Yami agrees and Lala performs the change. With switched bodies, Mikan struggles to escape the principal. Yami, on the other hand, learns about siblings and caring from Rito, who does not know about the body swap and thinks Mikan is sick or depressed.

09 "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

"Dare ga Tame ni Beru wa Naru" (誰がためにベルは鳴る)

November 30, 2010
"Troubling Rampage?"

"Meiwaku Bōsō?" (迷惑暴走?)

"Loving Idol"

"Koigokoro Aidoru" (恋心アイドル)

Christmas Day is approaching. While Rito goes to invite Yami for Mikan, Mikan explains to Lala about Christmas. Mikan and Rito never had a big Christmas celebration since their parents are rarely home. Mikan and Rito are having a big celebration for the first time. Lala makes Mikan's wish come true by bringing her parents home for Christmas.

Momo accidentally uses a device which transports Rito into Peke's body. Hoping not to upset Lala, Momo brings Peke to Lala in time for P.E. and tells Rito to act like Peke. Lala's warm up stretches shock Rito as he feels her body. When Lala jogs, Rito passes out and causes havoc everywhere. Momo brings a substitute to Lala and vows to repair Peke.

Run begs Rito to pretend to be her boyfriend because she lied to Kyouko about it. Rito accepts. As Rito and Run walk with Kyouko, the principal attacks. Run accidentally strips her and Kyouko with a clothes disolving bomb that she had mistaken for a pervert repellent bomb. After torching the principal Kyouko tells Run that she knows about the lie. Rito brings Lala to restore their clothes, but Lala hypes over Kyouko instead.

10 "Pollen Telepathy"

"Kafun Denshin" (花粉伝心)

December 7, 2010
"A Girl's Feelings"

"Onna no Ko no Kimochi" (オンナノコノキモチ)

"Heart Throbbing E-Mail"

"Dokidoki Mēru" (ドキドキ☆メール)

Rito takes Celine out for a walk and meets up with Yui. As Yui argues with another person about Rito and her being a couple, Celine wanders off and steals a Cola. She drinks it and becomes drunk, spreading pollen everywhere. Saki and the others get infected by the pollen and fall for Rito. Rito tries to escape, but gets tackled by the principal.

Rito is assigned to shop for groceries, but gets intercepted by Risa as she tries to ward off a stranger following her. Risa returns the favor by taking him to Mio's workplace. Risa tests Rito's reaction to girls, leading him by love hotels and into her bedroom. After playing with Risa, Rito arrives home late with no shopping done.

Rito requests from Yui a book titled "Midnight Date" for his dad's manga and hands her his contact info. Yui contacts Rito with text messaging about the book, but Rito's sleepy and wants Momo to answer. Momo mistakes the message and responds awkwardly. Nana takes Rito's cellphone and asks a more provocative question and Celine sends a nude photo of Lala to Yui.

11 "All Quiet on the "Sister" Front"

"'Imōto' Sensen Ijō Ari" (「妹」戦線異状アリ)

December 14, 2010
"The False Love?"

"Itsuwari no Koi?" (偽りの恋?)

"Romantic Forecast"

"Ren'ai Yohō" (恋愛予報)

Mikan wonders about Momo's intentions when she sticks to Rito, even sneaking into his bed. Mikan tries to uncover Momo's secrets by sneaking into Rito's bed herself. Seeing no signs of Momo, Mikan tries to leave only to be frightened by thunder. Rito hugs Mikan and assures her fears. The next day, Rito panics over Mikan in his bed and Momo witnesses the event.

Rito and Lala try to catch drunk Celine, but Celine spreads her pollen to Yami, making her fall in love with Rito. Yami borrows Rito and tries to understand love by feeding Rito taiyaki and giving him a kiss. Rito, unable to handle it, shakes the effect off. Yami smiles at Rito and assures that he's still her target.

Nana storms out of the house after being angry with Momo sneaking into Rito's bed. She then rescues Maron from a car. As Nana collects information from Maron, Haruna finds him and takes Nana into her apartment. Nana and Haruna talk about their viewpoints on Rito, prompting Nana to return home for Lala. Haruna, knowing that she cannot hide her feelings, tells Lala that she likes Rito too.

12 "I Love You♡ 1"

"Daisuki♡1" (大スキ♡1)

December 21, 2010
"I Love You♡ 2"

"Daisuki♡2" (大スキ♡2)

"I Love You♡ 3"

"Daisuki♡3" (大スキ♡3)

Starting from where Episode 11 left off, Lala accepts Haruna's feelings and vows to help achieve her love. At the water park, Saruyama observes Rito and tells him that he has changed after Lala came around as Rito is more comfortable being with girls. Rito tries to understand the values of Lala.

Nearby, Run and Kyouko perform a concert when an alien amoeba attacks and suffocates everyone. Lala tries to rescue Haruna, who gets eaten by the amoeba, but suffocates. Rito sacrifices himself to rescue Lala and Haruna. As Haruna and Lala try to rescue Rito from death, Rito sees flashbacks and realizes that he loves Lala too.

After the amoeba was defeated, Rito tells Lala in private that he loves her, but really loves Haruna too. Lala proposes a solution by having Rito marry both of them. Peke says, "Since the marriage between Rito-Dono and Lala-Sama will make him become the king of universe so earth rules won't matter anymore". Before Rito could oppose, Lala blasts Rito to Haruna so he could confess to her. Oshizu accidentally rips Haruna's swimsuit, making her run away before Rito confesses to her. His confession reaches Nana, Yui, Mikado-sensei, and Run, inspiring Lala to suggest that Rito should marry them all.

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