- This article is about the anime. For its original manga, see To Love-Ru Darkness (Manga)
|To LOVE-Ru Darkness|
|Japanese||To LOVEる -とらぶる- ダークネス|
|Rōmaji||To Raburu -Toraburu- Dākunesu|
|Producer(s)||Geneon Universal Entertainment, Magic Capsule|
|Aired||October 6, 2012 to December 29, 2012|
|Duration||24 minutes per episode|
|Genre(s)||Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, School, Sci-Fi, Shōnen|
|Ratings||R+ - Mild Nudity|
The first season of To Love Ru: Darkness anime series is composed of 12 episodes and 6 OVAs. Each OVA is a filler side-episode consists of two or three story segments, while adapting random manga chapter. The first OVA served as the pilot episode before the TV series aired and following on. The series was announced on March 31, 2012 and the first episode aired on October 5 of the same year on Tokyo MX. The anime is produced by Xebec and directed by Atsushi Ootsuki.
A second season, titled To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd, began airing in July 2015.
The anime adaptation of the sequel focuses on more maturity than the previous anime sequels. The series still retains its usual perverted comedy, except with a serious focus on its story plot and character development, especially around Yami. The series provides more censored fan service during TV airing, while following closely to the manga.
As close encounters of the twisted kind between the residents of the planet Develuke (represented primarily by the female members of the royal family) and the inhabitants of Earth (represented mainly by one very exhausted Rito Yuki) continue to escalate, the situation spirals even further out of control. When junior princesses Nana and Momo transferred into Earth School where big sister LaLa can (theoretically) keep an eye on them, things SHOULD be smooth sailing. But when Momo decides she'd like to "supplement" Rito's relationship with LaLa with a little "sisterly love," you know LaLa's not going to waste any time splitting harems. Unfortunately, it's just about that point that Yami, the Golden Darkness, enters the scene with all the subtleness of a supernova, along with an army of possessed high school students! All of which is certain to make Rito's life suck more than a black hole at the family picnic. Unless, of course, a certain semi-demonic princess can apply a little of her Develukean Whoop Ass to exactly that portion of certain other heavenly bodies!
- Rito Yuuki
- Momo Belia Deviluke
- Mea Kurosaki
- Nana Astar Deviluke
- Lala Satalin Deviluke
- Haruna Sairenji
- Mikan Yuuki
- Yui Kotegawa
- Original Creator: Yabuki Kentarō (art), Hasemi Saki (story)
- Director: Atsushi Ootsuki
- Music: Takeshi Watanabe
- Original Character Design: Yabuki Kentarō
- Character Design: Yūichi Oka
- Art Director: Nariyuki Ogi
- Animation Producer: Takumi Kusakabe
- Color Design: Tamae Matsuoka
- Art Design: Nariyuki Ogi
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Producer: Kazumasa Sanjouba, Kentarō Hattori, Nobuhiro Wakayama, Tsuyoshi Tanaka
A PS-VITA RPG story action game titled To Love-Ru Darkness: Battle Ecstasy, was released on May 22, 2014. It was developed by FuRyu, developer of Unchained Blades.
- Note: This is a list adapted from Wikipedia, verification may be needed on episode summaries and episode titles
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|October 5, 2012|
The story begins with Rito rudely awakened by each Deviluke alien. Rito explains his routine life and is most concerned with Momo due to her deceptive intentions. As Rito arrives at school, he meets Haruna. Lala tries to encourage Rito to confess to her, but Rito pushes Lala to a corner and explains to him that the situation is complicated, as people are legally allowed to marry only one person. Out of nowhere, Celine clings onto Rito. Momo and Nana surprise everyone with their sudden enrollment in school.
Now a student, Momo winks at Rito, reminding him of their conversation last night in the bathtub (in the first OVA). Momo overheard Rito's concern about marrying multiple girls and explained to Rito that many girls love him and marrying them all would make everyone happy. As the future king of Deviluke, he can have many concubines. Momo vows to create a harem for Rito. During class, Momo becomes popular among the boys, while Nana greets a mysterious girl looking out the window. Nana impresses her with her ability to understand animals. The girl introduces herself as Mea.
Later, Momo finds Yami at a bench. As Yami is an obstacle to her harem plan, Momo tries to secretly enlist Yami in her harem plan by convincing her to enroll. The conversation gets cut short when Rito runs over in a panic, stating that the other boys suddenly went violent. The other boys arrive on the scene and attack Yami, forcing her to use her weapons. After Yami and Momo restrain the boys, Yami hears a mysterious voice reminding her that she's an assassin assigned to kill Rito.
|02||"Doubt and Dish"
(Doubt and dish～疑惑と料理～)
|October 12, 2012|
Mea speaks with the mysterious voice about her day. The voice reminds Mea about her job: killing Rito and reverting Yami back to an assassin. Meanwhile, Momo warns Rito of the dangers posed by Yami and convinces him that Yami may change back and kill him anytime. Next, Momo is surprised to see Mikan invite Yami over for cooking lessons. Nana also comments on making a new friend to Lala. During the dinner service, Rito freaks out over Yami's taiyaki soup and thinks she may have set a trap. He nearly vomits and asks to go shopping.
At bedtime, Rito finds Momo in his bed. Momo warned Rito earlier that she must protect Rito to allow the harem plan to progress. Yami may kill Rito in his sleep. As Rito tries to sleep, Momo caresses him every way, forcing Rito to shove her aside. As Rito later takes a drink, Yami asks Rito to talk. Yami explains about her cooking lessons and compares it to her attacks. Momo mistakes it for an assault and jumps down to defend Rito. However Yami only wanted to know if Rito enjoyed her taiyaki soup.
The next day, Yami also becomes enrolled. Mea finds Yami and explains that she is Yami's sister with similar abilities. During class, Yami does not get along with other students and prevents people from befriending her. Momo offers to help but gets rejected as well. Meanwhile, Mea asks Nana about Rito. Nana simply replies, "He's a beast." Her rambling comments about Rito only interest Mea, who then goes to find Rito herself. Momo then talks to Mikado-sensei, who loved Yami being enrolled. She tells Momo how Yami's lifestyle has been only fighting. While Yami is sitting on a bench wondering about her feelings, Yui approaches Yami and tells her that not understanding their own feelings is normal, and she too does not understand her own feelings. Then Nana asks Yami if she's seen Mea. While Rito is asleep on the roof Mea climbs on top of Rito and whispers that she'll be able to know what he's truly like once they are "joined together".
(Each speculation ～それぞれの思惑～)
|October 19, 2012|
Rito wakes up in his dream and finds himself inside his bathroom with Mea. Mea tests Rito's beast-like moves and asks Rito if he experienced something similar. She reads Rito's mind about Momo and her harem plan. Back in reality, Yami cuts Mea off from reading Rito's mind and warns her to not bother Rito. Mea walks off and learns about the harem plan and how she and Momo are competing for Yami. Later, Nana introduces Mea to Lala and friends. Rito sees Mea and realizes her from the dream earlier. As Mea speaks obscenity to Rito, Momo considers adding Mea into her harem plan.
After school, Rito spots Yui and offers to walk home together with her since Mikan is cleaning up Saibai's studio and Momo and Nana are with Lala at an important event. Yui is at first skeptical but accepts. Momo secretly escapes from the event, a Magical Kyoko Costume Show, and observes Rito walking home with Yui. She finds this a perfect opportunity to advance her harem plan and devises a way to lure Rito and Yui into Rito's house. She first uses the principal to chase them toward Rito's home and simulates rain to get both of them inside.
Inside, Momo surrounds the home with a barrier and creates romantic scenery by simulating rain and a blackout. Rito accidentally falls onto Yui, giving Momo signs that her romantic scenery is working. She panics when she finds Mikan and the others trying to get inside during the romance. Then, Mea shoots a laser beam and destroys the barrier, breaking Momo's scenery and exposing Rito and Yui to everyone. Lala tells Rito there was no rain today and Mikan sees Momo's tail, adding to her suspicions about Momo. Meanwhile, Mea tells master, the mysterious voice, that she was only messing with Momo's harem plan.
|04||"True Smile ~Peace and Anxiety~"
(True smile ～過去と友達と笑顔と～)
|October 26, 2012|
A mysterious assassin named Azenda arrives on Earth seeking vengeance against Yami. Mea questions her regarding Yami, but master believes Azenda could help revert Yami back into an assassin and kill Rito. Meanwhile, Mikan wakes up to find Celine missing. She hears moaning noises from Rito's room and blasts into it only to find him playing a game with Momo and Celine. Momo tries to reassure Mikan that she's only supporting Lala's love, but Mikan does not believe it. In the shower, Momo wonders who destroyed her barrier and relates it to the fact that someone is targeting Rito and Yami.
After another disastrous day at school involving Oshizu using her telekinetic powers on Haruna, Yami feels lonely and visits Mikan. As they both eat taiyaki, Yami hears Mikan express her concerns about Momo. Mikan gives Yami a taiyaki keychain and shows her matching keychain to symbolize their friendship. Yami happily accepts. The following night, Rito finds Yami. Rito is happy that she talked to Mikan as Mikan usually feels depressed. Yami feels strange about happiness per Mea's words. Rito assures Yami that she should do what she wants.
Suddenly, Azenda appears and confronts Yami. Having observed Yami earlier, she uses Mikan as a marionette to defend herself and attack Yami. Being friends, Yami chooses not to attack, allowing Azenda to easily defeat Yami. Next, Mikan tackles Yami and does obscene gestures, setting them in perfect position for Azenda to kill them both. Azenda rambles about how she lost her pride after Yami defeated her and uses this chance to get even. Rito tries to stop Azenda explaining that Yami and Mikan do not deserve this, but Azenda chooses to kill Rito instead. At the finale, Momo intercepts with her plant monsters and defeats Azenda. Mea sees the fight from a distance and is unsatisfied because Yami did not attack Azenda.
|05||"A Man? Woman ~The Changing Ones~"
(A man? Woman ～変わり行くもの達～)
|November 2, 2012|
During swimming class, Mea feels dejected about the Azenda fight. Earlier, she tried to convince Yami to revert back into a weapon, but Yami rejected that and explained that there is more to life than fighting. On the other side, Yami talks to Momo regarding Mea's stubborness about living as a weapon and how she was like her before. Nana finds Mea depressed and looks for ways to cheer her up by asking Rito for advice. Rito suggests to do something fun with Mea, giving Nana an idea. Afterschool, Nana takes Mea to the riverside, where she has an event prepared. At first, Maron hops onto Mea and licks her.
Seeing Mea enjoying Maron, Nana adds more fun by bringing out more animals. The animals and Maron become jealous over licking and fight to lick Mea. Nana, Haruna, and Rito become caught in the licking as well. Nana tries to reclaim her De-Dial after a monkey steals it, but the monkey leads her in front of a moving truck. Mea sees Nana in danger and tries to rescue Nana by attacking the driver. However, Yami and Lala stop the truck in time. Nana apologizes over the incident, but Mea thanks Nana for the fun and Lala concludes that the operation was successful.
The next day, Mea hears the principal talking about his Run poster and asks who Run is. Haruna and Nana explain to Mea that Run is an alien who can switch genders. Lala jumps in and demonstrates that Rito could change genders too. Now Riko, she tells Lala to turn her back but the machine fails, forcing them to leave early. Mikan returns and is shocked to find Riko dressed up as a maid. She is more disgusted to find Mea licking Riko. Riko offers Mea tea, but Mea overloads it with sugar cubes and feeds some to Celine, making Celine spit it out at Riko. Now sticky, Riko tries to change out of the outfit but is uncomfortable with looking at her body. Momo sneaks in and thinks that Rito/Riko may be admiring the wonders of a female body.
|06||"Metamorphose ~Time for a Change...~"
|November 9, 2012|
Momo offers to show her body to Riko. Riko sidetracks by asking where Mea went. Momo replies, "She left." As Momo questions Mea's intentions, she shows Riko the secrets of a female's body by touching her private parts. Mea sneaks in and witnesses Momo's deceptions. Using the memory she got from Rito before, Mea forces Momo to let her in regarding the harem plan. Momo reluctantly accepts, hoping that Mea can get master to come out. Mea and Momo lick Riko until Riko changes back into Rito. Mikan enters the room and is shocked to find Mea and Momo along with a naked Rito. Mea exposes Momo's cover-up, making Mikan scold at all three of them and kick Mea and Momo out of Rito's room.
Run stops by Rito's house and wants to ask Rito for advice, but Rito is seemingly occupied at the time. Momo quickly fixes a meet up with Rito, hoping to advance her harem plan. During the meet up, Momo and the others spy on Rito. Mea wants to see kissing while Nana wants to keep Rito from naughty acts. In the cafe, Run asks Rito his opinion about her manager forbidding relationships. Rito tells her not to stress herself, inspiring Run. He causes chaos with Saki, Aya, and Rin, prompting them to escape. Outside, Rito and Run talk about Memoruzians and their ability to change genders. Momo suspects that Rito may be making progress.
Run cries admitting that she loves Rito but could not compete with Lala due to her ability to become Ren, therefore making her not completely female. Her idol career also makes it difficult to meet with Rito. Next, Run feels ill; Rito brings her to nearby bench. Momo and the others catch up with Momo thinking that Rito may be making sexual encounters. Enraged, Nana jumps out to attack Rito only to find Yui stopping Rito too. Suddenly, to everyone's surprise, Run glows and splits from Ren, becoming two bodies. Yami explains from the encyclopedia that Memoruzians split into two different bodies when they reach adulthood using a process called "metamorphosis". Momo finds this outcome rewarding as the Run-Ren transition is no longer an obstacle to her harem plan.
|07||"Sisters ~The Invention of Happiness~"
|November 16, 2012|
As Lala fixes up Nana's De-Dial, Momo tells to Nana grow up while looking at her chest, infuriating Nana. Lala brings out an item that grows Nana's breasts, but it only works for a few seconds and shrinks Momo's breasts. Momo sarcastically admits that she understood Nana's feeling. Later in Mikado-sensei's office, Rito and friends discuss about Lala's inventions and Oshizu asks about Lala's childhood. Momo recalls the frequent incidents with Lala's inventions; whenever she was fighting with Nana, Lala's inventions ran wild and they both cleaned up Lala's mess.
At lunch, Rito and friends visit Mea's apartment. The apartment is empty and Mea notes that she lives alone. Nana finds it strange knowing that Yami is her sister while Momo was hoping to collect more details about master. In the follow-up meeting with Mikado-sensei and Oshizu, Momo expresses concerns about Mea and how she may be hiding her true heart. Yami notes that their hearts are incomparable with a human's heart because she and Mea are both weapons. Rito invalidates Yami's claim and relates the sibling analogy to Mikan. The meeting is cut short when a dog clings onto Oshizu, making her rip Yami's clothes, causing Yami to chase after Rito.
Afterschool, Ren gives Rito Run's CD and explains about Lala's pure sweet child personality. Rito considers it as he thinks about Momo's harem plan. Later at night, Mikan asks Rito to call Lala and her sisters down for dinner. Rito enters Lala's room and finds her fixing an invention. Rito asks Lala when she started making inventions; Lala replies that it naturally came to her whenever she got bored. Momo hears Rito in Lala's room and thinks Lala is about to kiss Rito, but rejects the theory. She and Nana listen on. Rito asks Lala about her incidents; Peke replies that they were incentives to reunite Momo and Nana. Remembering what Ren said, Rito panics as he looks at Lala and activates an invention, tying both of them up. Momo and Nana discuss how much Lala cared for them.
|08||"Bad Mood ~Bonds of Happiness~"
(Bad mood ～幸せの絆～)
|November 30, 2012|
Mikan feels misplaced after seeing Rito become closer to Momo. She goes shopping and almost passes out on the way home due to the intense sun. Momo runs to save her but Kujou Rin grabs her and offers to take her to her place. Mikan feels the need to vent and starts telling Rin about how she feels misplaced. While Rin expresses negative thoughts about Rito, Mikan explains that despite his perverted actions, Rito is a really great guy. She also tells Rin about how everything seems to have changed since Momo's arrival. Although Momo appreciates Momo helping around the house with chores, but Mikan feels she is no longer needed. Rin tells Mikan that no matter what Momo does, if Rito is how Mikan describes him, he would not want Mikan to leave. During the conversation, Momo eavesdrops from the rooftop.
Meanwhile, Yui keeps wondering about her crush for Rito as she goes for a walk. Haruna finds Yui and asks Yui to join her. Haruna takes Yui to the cosplay cafe with Risa and Mio. Risa tells them about the time where she went on a date with Rito. She starts braging about the how she had slept with Rito. Haruna rapidily blushes over Risa's sexual claims, but Yui refutes these statements, explaining that Rito is not like the other boys despite his perverted actions. She knows he does not do them on purpose. As they head home, Yui stops and understands she is shameless herself since she can not stop thinking about being with Rito.
At the bridge on the way home, Mikan sees Momo who offers to take her home for the rest of the way. Mikan understood that Momo was eavesdropping the entire conversation earlier; she does not yell at her though. Momo tells Mikan how she envies her since Rito has been with Mikan much longer than her. Momo remembers how Rito told her Mikan is his "one and only, dear little sister" and how he considers her more than that. Momo also expresses her feelings for Rito to Mikan. Before they could continue, Rito appears running and screaming as he was very concerned about Mikan. Mikan pretends not to care but feels happier on the inside knowing that her brother cares for her.
|09||"True Self ~True Face in the Darkness~"
(True Self ～闇の中の素顔～)
|December 7, 2012|
The episode begins with Rito thanking Rin for taking care of Mikan. Later, due to one of Lala's inventions, Rito and Yami become stuck to each other by the hand, Yami immediately tries to cut Rito's hand but Momo explains the effects will wear out eventually. Yami goes to buy food with Rito and makes it clear she does not want him touching her inappropriately over her food. While she is buying taiyaki, Rito gets embarrassed when the seller thinks they are a couple. They sit on a bench where Rito invites Yami over for dinner at his house which she accepts.
Back home, Rito helps Yami cook dinner. Nana thinks of feeding Rito because he can only use one hand but quickly blushes and forgets about it. Lala apologizes that her invention caused this mess and Mikan lets Yami stay as long she needs to. Next, Yami has to shower. Nana steps in despite Momo's demands, saying that she prevent Rito from doing anything perverted. In the shower, Rito is blindfolded while Nana washes Yami's back. Everything turns around when Rito's blindfold slips off, resulting in a beating. During bedtime, Yami and Rito must sleep together. As they are alone, Yami tells Rito how she never sleeps anymore and wants to talk about the past with him.
While this happens, Oshizu goes for a walk when she encounters Mea. She follows Mea and wants to understand more about Mea. Oshizu leaves her body and enters Mea's mind. She first finds sweets and Rito licking her. As she goes deeper, she sees memories of Mea's past. Mea asked for information about Yami and hears her talking to someone who she calls "Master". Oshizu tries to find out about Master but is suddenly kicked out by Mea herself as she detected Oshizu's presence. The darkness power inside Mea nearly swallows up Oshizu until Oshizu returns to her original body. Mea approached Oshizu and tells her that she could have died if she stayed in there longer. Oshizu. terrified asks Mea "Who are you".
|10||"Past ~Memories Leading to Tomorrow~"
|December 14, 2012|
Yami starts telling Rito about her past, explaining how she was created by a woman named Tearju Lunatique using her own cells, therefore Yami is effectively a clone Tearju and sees her as her mother. However, Tearju was taken away from Yami by the association that had asked to create Yami. They forced Yami to follow the path of darkness and trained her to be a weapon. She doesn't know what happened to Tearju and also notes that the society was destroyed when the Devilukes unified the universe. Rito demands revenge, which confuses Yami given that Rito is her target. Yet somehow, Yami feels safe with Rito as she leans torwards him.
During the conversation, Momo tries to spy on Yami, but is caught by Mikan. Momo convinces Mikan the necessity to spy on them claiming that Rito may do inappropriate acts with Yami in his sleep. Mikan reluctantly tags along, but stops and grabs Momo's tail, making Momo scream for help. The effects of Lala's invention soon wears off. Rito praises about being detached from Yami, but Yami feels insulted and knocks him down. She snuggles close to him for the rest of the night.
The next day in school, everyone is Rito's class is surprised to see a new assistant who Rito recognizes as Tearju. While Lala and friends discuss Tearju, Oshizu asks Rito to come with her. Mikado tells Rito she and Oshizu brought Tearju to earth during her investigation. She found a photo of Tearju and was able to trace her whereabouts. Meanwhile, Momo tells Yami to meet Tearju but Yami does not respond. Rito finds Tearju in the hallway and asks her to meet Yami. Tearju hesitates, blaming herself for abandoning Yami. The principal starts chasing after Tearju, making both of them run. Lala finds Rito and Tearju running and offers them help. She teleports them behind the bushes partly naked. Yami, sitting on a nearby bench, knocks out Rito, catching Tearju's attention. Tearju looks at Yami and calls her "Eve".
|11||"The Right Thing ~What is a Way of Life?~"
(The Right Thing ～生き方って何?～)
|December 21, 2012|
Tearju tries to talk to Yami and apologizes for abandoning her. She tried to escape with Yami when the organization tried to eliminate her, but the plan was foiled and Yami was taken away. She hid her identity until the organization was destroyed. Yami refuses to let her life as "Golden Darkness" go and walks off making Momo concerned about Yami's honesty. Mikado finds the situation normal as they have not met each other for a long time. Meanwhile, Nana tells Mea about a new assistant in Lala's class triggering Mea's instincts after master told her about Tearju being one of their main enemies.
Nana questions Mea's reaction and seeks Haruna and Lala for help, thinking Mea is still hiding a secret. They all help cheer Mea up by remodeling her apartment. Haruna picks the design while Lala helps Nana obtain financing from their father. Meanwhile, Momo and Rito ask Tearju about Mea and master. Tearju is unsure but knows that the organization wanted to mass produce transform weapons. Momo gives Tearju self-defense seeds to protect her from master. The seeds will trap the enemy and call Momo for help.
Afterschool, Mea finds Tearju alone and breaks in wanting to talk to Tearju. Oshizu spots Mea and strips Mea's clothing, warning Tearju that Mea is dangerous based on her previous analysis. However, Mea is not afraid of being stripped and quickly escapes and regenerate her clothes. Tearju trips and activates the seeds, tying Oshizu and her up and calling Momo for help. When Rito and Momo arrive, they see Mea's true identity. Mea only follows orders from Nemesis, her master. Tearju explains that Nemesis was created from a project parallel to Yami and her and was originally frozen. Mea remembers how Nemesis courted her shortly after she was born. Nemesis trained her to become a transform weapon and told her about Yami being her sister. Tearju and Momo convince Mea to change her lifestyle, but Mea leaves with the note that she will remain loyal to her master Nemesis.
|12||"Room ~A Maiden's Feelings~"
|December 28, 2012|
Momo plays through several dating sims and takes notes hoping to aid her harem plan. As Momo completes another pathway, she wonders how she can use these concepts to solve the main issue: Rito. Momo wonders when she fell in love with Rito and remembers how Rito shared many interests with her such as plants. As Momo thinks of Rito more, she slowly starts to fondle her tail until Nana walks in. Momo's romantic fantasies of Rito continue throughout school.
At school, a group of boys who share a love interest with Momo form a fanclub titled "Venus Momo Club". As members, the club will dedicate themselves into helping Momo out. At first, Momo appreciates the help such as accepting all her duties, cleaning her furniture, and acting as bodygaurds but as time goes on, the club distances Momo from Rito more, making her unable to spend time with Rito. Momo sees Lala spending personal time with Rito and Rito making accidental gestures with other girls, making her feel left out. Momo's depression reaches the critical point and devises a way to spend personal time with Rito. During P.E., Momo cuts class and wanders off.
Momo's club waits outside the locker room for Momo and learns about her biggest threat: Rito. Because Rito is frequently discussed by the morals committee and Momo lives with him, Momo will not be safe from Rito. Later, Rito receives a message from Momo to meet her in the storage shed. When Rito enters the storage shed, Momo locks the door and tackles him. She feels aroused over Rito and asks Rito how he feels being alone. Momo deeply caresses him and daydreams Rito becoming sexually active with her. Momo continues to seduce Rito until Momo's club finds out thanks to Mea. The club attacks Rito for kidnapping Momo, but Momo becomes very angry and forces the club to apologize to Rito. In the end, Momo blames Mea for ruining the moment and wonders how she can successfully win Rito's heart. Rito also cannot understand Momo's true intents.
- Note: This is a list adapted from Wikipedia, verification may be needed on episode summaries and episode titles.
- Note: The first OVA take place after Motto and before episode 1 of Darkness, serving as a pilot to the To-Love-Ru Darkness series. The second (which was released between episodes 8 and 9) acts as side stories in the middle of it.
- Note: OVAs 3 & 4 are believed to be the continuation of Darkness following Episode 12 (which was the final episode of To-Love-Ru Darkness) with more to follow. However this as of yet unconfirmed.
|1||"Prologue～Commence Project～"||August 17, 2012|
|"Pollen Plan～Dangerous Little Sister～"|
|"Body touch?～MEOWnderful Life～"|
|Momo tries to get Rito’s attention by changing her hair style, but has little success. Momo then learns from Lala that Rito loves both Lala and Haruna, and since he will become king of Deviluke he can marry both girls, and return both of their love. Inspired, Momo begins a plan to eliminate Rito’s indecisive nature and create a harem for him, so that Momo and the other girls who love Rito can have their love for him be fulfilled.
A drunken Celine sprays Mikan with pollen, causing Mikan to develop romantic feelings towards Rito. As she waits for the effects to wear off, Momo learns of her plight and “helps” by leaving her alone with Rito. Mikan succumbs to the effect of the pollen and nearly kisses him, but manages to regain her senses at the last minute. Momo decides Mikan is not yet ready to accept her own feelings, but promises she will include Mikan in the harem.
Thanks to one of Lala’s inventions, Haruna is turned into a cat and wanders the streets contemplating what to do. Remembering that Nana can speak to animals, she goes to find her, but runs into Rito. Circumstances then force Rito to give Haruna a bath, which becomes too much stimulation for her causing her to revert to normal, albeit naked and on top of an unconscious Rito. An embarrassed Haruna is then left to explain the situation to a confused Mikan.
|2||"Nostalgia ~Back then, At That Place~"||December 2, 2012|
|"The Changing Heart ~Honest Feelings~"|
|"Flower ~Budding Feelings?~"|
|Kotegawa Yui is going to look at cats on the pet store as usual when she finds Rito on the way, they encounter the skunk of youth who broke free from Run's house. Rito tries to grab it but scares it and him and Yui end up turning young again. Eventually all of Rito's friends are turned into kids. Rito eventually was able to catch the skunk from a high wall where he almost fell but was saved by Yami. The skunk was then put into Nana's Phone where it won't disturb anymore. Back in school Yui asks Rito if he used to play around a temple she walked by and he confirmed, she then remembered he was the kid who saved a kitten that was stuck in a tree when she was young.
Nana enters Rito's room wanting to talk to him, she asks him if he likes big breast girls. He blushes and starts imagining big breasts, Nana seems upset but Rito replies to her saying it's not the breast size that matters and Nana even not having big breasts has her own unique appeal. Nana removes her shirt and gets on top of Rito asking him if he sees her as a woman. Rito desperately tries to get away but grabs her breast, she doesn't slap him and leans to kiss him. Momo bursts out of the closet to stop them. Momo and Nana had switched minds with one of Lala's inventions and Momo was the one in Nana's body. They walk away with Nana (now in her body) blushing and thinking about what she heard Rito say.
Rito finds Celine playing with some flowers he's never seen. He smells a pot that has purple flowers and then walks away. Momo finds Celine and explained how those were her flowers and no one should smell them because they can have side effects, Celine told Momo Rito had smelled the purple flowers and she was really worried since those flowers change one's personality. Rito demands Lala to give him her see through glasses and asks her to pose for him. Excited, Rito starts asking for more breasts and runs to school where he looks at each and every girl and even looks closely at Yui's privates. Momo finds Rito and heals him before anything worse happened. Rito Falls unconsious on the floor from all the things he saw.
|3||"Exchange ~Me and I~"||August 19, 2013|
|"It feels ~Teacher who Endures~"|
|The episode starts with all of Lala's inventions scattered across a table. Lala is called to help Tearju Lunatique with the copier. Rito and Haruna accidentally change bodies when they catch one of Lala's inventions falling off the table. Momo explains that they have to use each other's bodies for seven hours. After school, Rito in Haruna's body gets splattered with mayonnaise when Haruna in Rito's body steps on a bottle of mayonnaise. The real Haruna has to then give her body a shower. However, the timer countdown finishes during this time, leaving Rito touching Haruna.
Celine finds one of Lala's inventions, but because it seems to be broken, Momo lets her play with it. However, it fires a dart that lets Celine massage Tearju Lunatique, causing problems for her as it makes her feel as if someone is playing with her body. When Rito sees Tearju limping, he thinks she might be ill, so offers to take her to the sickroom. Celine uses the machine to violently caress her on the way, making her fall on top of Rito. Yami sees them and thinks that Rito is being "ecchi" to Tearju, so tries to kill him. The device is later revealed to be an invention to massage yourself. Lala gives it to Honekawa because he has terrible back pain.
|4||"Girl of Blaze ~Magical Kyouko - Flame~"||December 4, 2013|
|"Infiltration ~Kyouko in Trouble?~"|
|"Adhesion ~But no Ill Intent~"|
|Run messages Rito about starring in an upcoming Magical Kyouko episode and wants Rito to watch it. During the taping, Run puts all of her heart into her acting for Rito which causes her costume to fall off. Kirisaki covers up by goingad libitum to Run. After the taping and a few incidents, Kirisaki tells Run that she understands her intent and advises her to concentrate. During broadcasting, Lala enjoys the show while Rito and Momo are shocked to see the principal sneaking onto the set for Run and Kirisaki.
Kirisaki arrives at Sainan High School to give a lecture about working as an idol. After the event, Tearju asks Rito to guide Kirisaki around the school which Rito reluctantly agrees to. Rito does not know Kirisaki's main purpose was to observe Rito for a day. As Rito guides Kirisaki through the hallways, he gets unwanted stares from other jealous students. They both come across the principal who initially acts docile but suddenly runs after Kirisaki, making the morals committee discipline him. Afterwards, Morenitsu asks Kirisaki for her autograph and draws the attention of many male students, creating a large crowd around Kirisaki. Rito rescues Kirisaki from suffocation and tries to escape from the other male students. Lala senses danger and uses her invention to teleport them into a locker partly naked. Momo helps recover their clothes, but Kirisaki runs home in embarrassment. The next day, Run tells Kirisaki that she experienced similar events in the past. The memories of Rito carrying Kirisaki come into Kirisaki's mind, but Kirisaki quickly brushes it off.
An animal with wriggly arms approaches Mikan and Yami. Yami prepares to attack until Nana identifies the animal as Meda-Q. Meda-Q has interest in Yami and wants to cling to her. As Yami gives in, she shows signs of fear. Later, when Rito brings home taiyaki for Mikan and Meda-Q eats it, Meda-Q goes berserk and quickly overpowers Yami. Afterwards, everyone question Yami's fear of wriggly animals, but Yami declines to explain. Azenda, who learns about Yami's weakness, tries to exploit it but get instantly defeated by Yami.
|5||"Suddenly ~Imagination and Reality~"||December 4, 2014|
|"Mobile phone ~Heart Pounding?Voice~"|
|"Moonlight ~Moonlit Angel~"|
|Mikan gets a surprise visit from her classmates, Sachie Kogure and Mami Nogiwa, who are interested in meeting her brother Rito. Mikan is not optimistic about their visit given Rito's frequent accidents with him falling over and groping one of the girls. The situation gets worse when Rito and later the Deviluke sisters greets Mikan's classmates, making Mikan panic. Despite a near accident with Rito slipping on a remote control, the day appears to end well with both of them leaving peacefully until Mikan slips on a shoe and fall on top of Rito right when one of her classmates returns to retrieve her manga. Meanwhile, Momo makes a note of Mikan's classmates.
Rito accidentally steps on his cellphone. He fears he will have to buy another phone but Lala offers to fix Rito's phone. Rito accepts. Lala hands Rito an improved model of his phone and has him try it out on Yui who Rito wanted to call to thank for lending a book to Celine. When Rito calls Yui on his new phone, his voice on the receiving end stimulates Yui's senses, bringing her down to her knees. She feels as if Rito's voice is physically molesting her body. As Rito talks about the book, the stimulation on Yui gets worse eventually making her unresponsive. Rito, clueless about the situation, thinks the phone is still broken. Momo offers Rito to try the phone on her and quickly passes out when she hears Rito's voice, revealing the real problem with Rito's improved phone.
On the night of the full moon, Rito panics when he finds a naked girl on the rooftop while watering plants and quickly barges into Mikan. Mikan identifies the girl as Celine in her adult form. Everyone is surprised at Celine's rapid growth given that she did nothing unusual previously. Mikan feels a little sad about losing Celine but Rito assures Mikan that Celine is still present. Wanting to celebrate, Celine asks to sleep with Rito and Mikan for the night. As they all go to bed, Momo, who does not understand Celine's species completely, wonders how the full moon could have affected her growth. The next morning, Celine has reverted to her baby form.
|6||"Photography ~Take That Awesome Picture!~,"||April 3, 2015|
|"Technique ~The Door of A Maiden~"|
|"Holiday ~Cooking ☆ Flexation~"|
|Run invites Rito to her room and wants him to take pictures of her wearing a swimsuit with her new camera. She is hoping that the photoshoot will seduce Rito into liking her. As Rito starts the camera, the camera takes control of Rito's body. Rito takes pictures of Run in strange poses but then goes overboard by zooming in and attempting to take more erotic shots of Run. Eventually, the camera explodes and injures Rito's face. Run finds out in the manual that the camera can overheat and explode when the user gets too excited.
Risa finds Momo shopping for lingerie and asks her out on a date. Momo accepts, hoping that she can learn more about Risa and aid her harem plan. During the date, Momo and Risa discuss about boyfriends. Risa wishes she had a boyfriend like Rito and is envious of Momo's having a club of boys at school. After an incident involving the principal, Run, and Kyouko, Risa invites Momo to her place to clean up and uses the opportunity to thoroughly molest Momo. Momo quickly escapes and returns home, confused and frustrated about Risa.
While Haruna is thinking about the fortune advice to her, 'cooking for someone you love leads to luck', she finds Rito looking for a cookbook. He wants to make a omelette to express gratitude for Mikan. Haruna learns that Rito cannot cook and offers to teach him, taking advantage of the fortune. In the middle of Rito's lessons, Haruna reveals that she enjoys cooking and wanted to take cooking classes but switched to tennis after being inspired by Rito's athletic ability. Although Rito ends up making a poor quality omelette, Mikan enjoys it because it has Rito's feelings all over it.
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