The BEST Episodes of To Love-Ru
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020
The story is about Rito Yuuki, a high-school boy who cannot confess to the girl of his dreams, Haruna Sairenji. One day when coming home and sulking in the bath-tub, a mysterious nude girl appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from the planet Deviluke, where she is the heir to the throne. Her father wants her to return to her home planet so she can marry one of the husband candidates, but she decides that she wants to marry Rito in order to stay on Earth.
#1 - Pollen Telepathy / Girl's Feelings / Heartthrob Mail
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2010
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 Rito, 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.
#2 - A Frightening School Festival!
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 28, 2008
After reflecting on her experiences on Earth, Yami reminds herself that she’s an assassin and decides to look for a job. At school, Yui tries to coordinate what her class is going to do for the culture festival and gives only two options, a calligraphy display or a region research exhibit, much to everyone’s disappointment. Saruyama takes the lead and the class chooses to take on an animal cafe for their project. The class prepares for Culture Day as Yami continues to look for work in assassination however, when she fails to find employment, she returns to the school in time to help with the animal cafe.
#3 - Lala
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 25, 2008
Starting where the last episode left off, Rito is still trying to make it to the ship in time. With more challenges, he starts to lose hope and eventually goes into a dream of him, Haruna, and Lala. After awakening to Haruna and Lala yelling, he makes it to the ship. Then it cuts to a marriage where Lala says she can't marry him unless he wants to. Using her memory erasing tool, she then tries to start a new life on Earth, but ends up just transferring back into the school because her invention, like many others, is faulty, and a new adventure then begins.
#4 - Love Queen!? / Let's Play a Practical Joke / Chocolates Are Sweet Love
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 2, 2010
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 Zastin, 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.
#5 - Hell's Hot Springs: Alien Girls and Colorful Exposed Bodies
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 7, 2008
Lala is seen watching a commercial on tv about the Tsumata Misami Hot Springs. She then tells Rito that she wants her own hot spring. Rito finds Lala attempting to build something in their yard. Lala then asks Rito to go get her a drink, so Rito heads to the store where he is suddenly attacked by Yami-chan as a test. Rito tells her that Lala is back at home building something, in which after hearing this, Yami-chan leaves. When Rito returns, he finds that Lala constructed a large drill machine which she intends to use to dig underground and hopefully find a hot spring. Mio, Risa, Mikado-sensei, Yami-chan, Haruna-chan, and Saruyama are all invited to join Rito and Lala dig underground. As they travel, they find Tokugawa's hidden treasure and the entrance to Atlantis, which Lala blatantly passes by due to there being no presence of a hot spring nearby. They eventually come across what is called the Seven Colored Hot Springs due to the water appearing as seven different colors. All the girls enjoy using the big and spacious springs, while Saruyama and Rito are stuck using a very small and cramped one. Saruyama decides to get out of the small spring and mess with the girls in the other hot springs. Rito soon follows, and sees Saruyama chasing after Risa and Mio, which Rito then tells him to stop. They come across Mikado-sensei and Yami-chan, who then punches them both with her hair stating that she hates ecchi people. Lala then tells Haruna she needs to leave the spring to try and find a hot spring she can bring back to Rito's house. Rito then finds Haruna and they try to start a conversation with each other, which is then interrupted by Lala who tells them that they need to leave quickly because she accidentally hit an underground volcano. They come across a civilization of moles who seek to rule the Earth's surface, but the moles are then killed by the flowing magma, and everyone returns safely to the surface.
#6 - A Secret Between the Two of Us
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 3, 2008
After thinking about what Lala's father said to him, and the challenge that lies ahead, he brainstorms ideas on how to become the number one man in the universe. He starts training and meets Haruna, walking her dog, Maron, during his first run. After explaining to Haruna that he must change, she decides to cheer him on, meeting everyday during his runs. His goal to change also affects Haruna, who eventually asks him on date to eat lunch together at the river bank. During that time, Haruna's dog chased a bird and eventually lands into the river. After Rito saves him, the two go to Haruna's house to clean Rito's wet clothes. While waiting for his clothes to dry (Rito ended up wearing a towel), the two talked about their middle school days. When Haruna was about to go to check if Rito's clothes were dry, she trips. They almost kiss, only to have Haruna's older sister walk in on them, and it turns into another awkward situation when Rito's towel falls off.
#7 - The Prefect of Spotless Integrity
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 22, 2008
A school student, Kotegawa Yui has had enough of the "ecchi" in the school, and tries to set the school some morals. Not only does she try to clean it up, but enforce some new school rules, and has a squad so to speak, to check on the students. Shortly later, Yui has started to realize that Rito is behind all the "ecchi" in school. So she gives him punishment so he wont be able to talk to any girls for 2 weeks (well after persuading the peverted principal of course). But Yui comes to see that Rito isn´t like that, and then removes his punishment. Yet things go badly wrong when Lala's machine pulls him to her.
#8 - Golden Darkness
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 12, 2008
An assassin known as 'Golden Darkness' comes to earth to attack Rito according to her client. Rito meets her in the streets and offers for a Takiyaki. She then starts attack Rito rapidly and Zastin comes to the rescue. Sadly, he fails to do so making Lala replace him in rescuing Rito.
#9 - All Men Should Be Like This!
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 15, 2008
A childhood friend of Lala, Ren Elsie Jewelria, arrives on Earth claiming he is manly enough to marry Lala. He constantly attempts to impress Lala by showing off his strength, speed, and looks, but all his efforts are in vain. After failing many times, Ren asks Rito how he is able to be manly enough for Lala. Ren watches a movie (Rocky VII) about how to be a man, and he works out non-stop in order to get Lala to love him. Eventually, Ren completes runs a 120 kilometer marathon and goes to Lala to hear her finally tell him how manly he is. However, at this time, he sneezes, causing him to turn into Run, a girl. Apparently, whenever Ren sneezes, his body and mind change genders into the innocent Run, and vice versa, due to his species carrying this inherent ability.
#10 - The Greatest Man in the Universe
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 26, 2008
The day starts out like any other day for Rito, Lala right up in his face. This morning Zastin is at Rito's house to speak with him. He tells him that Lala's father is coming to see him to make sure that he is worthy of marrying Lala. Throughout the day Rito worries about what Lala's father looks like and can't get it out of his mind. Today at school all of the girls that have appeared throughout the other episodes seem to make his day "interesting." Rito gets called to the roof to speak with another girl that is introduce in this episode, but after he gets done talking to her he hears a mans voice. The woman was a test by Lala's father to see if Rito was worthy, but he fails. Rito, after seeing a little kid standing in front of him, doesn't believe that this is Lala's father. He soon shows why he is the ruler of the universe. Lala runs to the roof before anything can happen and saves Rito. After seeing his daughter protecting Rito and telling why she loves him, King Deviluke challenges Rito to become the number one man in the universe. Rito goes home and thinks this over and decides that he is going to do it.
#11 - For Whom the Bell Tolls / Out Of Control Nuisance / Pop Star In Love
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2010
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 Kyouko and her clothes off. After defeating the principal, Kyouko tells Run that she knows about the lie. Rito brings Lala to restore their clothes, but Lala hypes over Kyouko instead.
#12 - Run's Surprise Confession
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 18, 2008
The episode begins as Rito and co. all go to a water park. Run believes it's her time to make a move and further her relationship with Rito. She attempts many times throughout the episode to obtain Rito's attention, such as she tries to lure him towards her with a fishing pole, sneaking up behind him as he's bringing back ice cream, using a vacuum to pull him away from a waterslide, and even by using fiber eating fish to eat away each of the girls bikini tops in order to scare them away from rito. All attempts fail however, sending Run into a state of depression. She encounters Montemitsu who then buys her food. Run then enounters rito's teacher, who she then requests from him to teach her the ways of becoming famous, for Run now decides she wants to become a famous idol. After rigorous training, Run decides it's too hard of a feat to accomplish. She then gets attacked by some people, which then Rito shows up to save her. Lala defeats the attackers using one of her inventions. The episode closes as everyone leaves the water park, and Run states that her fight for love has only begun.
#13 - Princess of the Jungle
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 10, 2008
At school Zastin accidentally revealed the secret about Lala being an alien. Zastin also takes Lala, Rito and Haruna to space to be ambassadors of peace. They meet an alien who challenges them to a hunt. The winner wins the title of The number one hunter in the universe. They encounter dinosaurs, Amazons who wished to marry Rito and a giant gorilla "Ginga Kong" which Haruna tames. In the end Haruna wins the title as The Number One Hunter in the Universe
#14 - Yami-Yami Fashion / Wonderful Love / The Twins Escape
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 26, 2010
Risa and Mio find Yami reading fashion magazines. As Yami always wears the same clothes, Risa and Mio bring Yami to a clothes shop and try a new style. Yami found a new attractive style but cannot use her weapons without damaging her clothes. 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 work 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 was an alien dog that fell in love with Maron. Gid the king 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 cellphones to summon dangerous animals and plants to attack Zastin and his assistants, forcing him to admit defeat.
#15 - Yami Clinic / Feelings of Hostility / Haruna-chan Acting Strange
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2010
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 her ability to breathe fire. Run reveals her identity 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.
#16 - Earth's Final Night
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 18, 2008
After taking back his daughter, the King of Deviluke sends Zastin to deliver a message to Rito. Rito finds out that, the next day, he needs to board the Devilukian spaceship to prove he is really number one in the universe. He confesses his feelings to Haruna, and takes off the next day to board the spaceship, with the citizens of Japan, and Earth, cheering for him. Eventually, he comes across a dangerous plant that grows extremely fast. he manages to run away, but cannot do so forever and gets caught. However, a SUV comes and Kotegawa saves Rito, only to hit him again for a misunderstanding. Mikado drives the SUV towards the spaceship and the episode is left at a cliffhanger.
#17 - Things You See In the Dark / Meet the Yuuki Family! / Sleepover Party
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 12, 2010
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 gets 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 be Saibai, but Rito is too nervous, acting 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 (Rito is 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.
#18 - A Frightening Field Day!
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 19, 2008
A perverted day for Rito at a sports festival, he keeps on accidentally touching Haruna and he thinks she hates him. The contests dont make sense and the principal makes the girls do things just to please his sick desire. This day gets worse and worse for Rito.
#19 - Beach Girls / Late Night Tutor / Love Master
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2010
Part A.) 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. Part B.) 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. Part C.) 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 "Candlelight Trick" in which she seduces Rito with sexy clothes. Although that method failed too, Rito admit that he enjoyed having a surprise event, inspiring Lala to continue her seduction techniques.
#20 - A Broken Engagement!?
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 10, 2008
Rito discovers from Zastin, Lala's uncle and leader of her personal guard, that if he were to back out of his engagement with Lala, that he would be killed and Lala's father would destroy the Earth. Rito hypothetically asks him if it were somehow possible to back out of his engagement and not suffer the repercussions. Zastin tells him that he must feel up Lala's breasts once more within the first three days of his engagement in order to call it off. While he attempts many times to touch Lala's breasts, he does not make it in time, and thus is stuck with the engagement. The next day while at school, a new transfer student is announced to the class. Just as Rito is thinking that school is the only place that he can breathe anymore, Lala is brought into class and all of Rito's hopes of a quiet school life fall apart.
#21 - Once More From Here / Bathhouse Battle / Tick-tock: The Sound of Love
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2010
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, Tiger and Panther who are after Yami use Rito as 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 a 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.
#22 - Continue
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 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 intents. As Rito arrives to school, he meets Haruna. Lala tries to encourage Rito to confess to her, but Rito pushes Lala to a corner and explains to her the situation is complicated as people are legally allowed to marry one person. Out from nowhere, Celine clings onto Rito. Momo and Nana surprise everyone that they have enrolled in their school. Now students, Momo winks at Rito, reminding him of the conversation last night in the bathtub. 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 in 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.
#23 - Each Speculation
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2012
Rito wakes up 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 memory about Momo and her harem plan. Yami cuts Mea off from reading Rito's memory 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. Afterschool, Rito spots Yui and offers to walk home together since Mikan is cleaning up Saibai's atudio and Momo and Nana are with Lala at an important event. Yui is 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 princpal 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 a romantic scenery by simulating rain and a blackout. Rito accidentally falls onto Yui, giving Momo signs that her romantic scenery is working. Her patience runs out when she finds Mikan and the others trying to get inside. 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 she was only messing with Momo's harem plan.
#24 - Get Bigger! / Wonderful Life / Transformative Feeling
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2010
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, learn about siblings and caring from Rito, who does not know about the body swap and thinks Mikan is sick or depressed.
#25 - The Ghost in the Old School Building
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 24, 2008
A haunted school building is shown at the episode's beginning. Lala, Risa, Mio, and a frightened Haruna are seen conversing about ghosts and monsters. Lala then suggests that the four of them and Rito should go explore the haunted house. As they all enter the buildling, a lock closes behind them by itself. They continue to explore the old school and hear what sounds like approaching footsteps. Rito notices Haruna's fright, and tries to leap at the approaching figure, only to find out it's Yami-chan. They then hear a piano which chases after them. Yami slices the piano into pieces and everything seems alright. But a skeleton and a disfigured looking human then appear, constantly saying "get out". An octopus creature appears, which frightens Haruna to such an extent that she uses Rito as a weapon and deals a mighty blow to the creature's head. The other monsters then show themselves to the group, but this time with no hostility. They explain to the group that they are aliens from other down-sized planets that have gathered in the old building. Mikado-sensei appears and tries to help the monsters find a job in order to make a living for themselves. Also, a ghost girl named Oshizu appears and explains everything about herself to the group. Mikado and the monsters appear again to tell he group that the person they talkto for hiring only wants female monsters, which none of the monsters are. Oshizu then teaches them how to be more feminine, and the monsters are then accepted for their jobs. Lala, Rito, Yami-chan, and Mikado are then invited to a party where all the monsters are. The episode closes as Lala and Rito are astonished to see Zastin attending the party.