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To Love Ru Darkness  
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To Love Ru (Prequel)

Associated Names
To Love Ru: Darkness
To Love You -Trouble- Darkness
To Love-Ru Darkness
To LOVEる -とらぶる- ダークネス
To LOVEる ダークネス
To-LOVE-Ru - Trouble- Darkness
Любовные неприятности - Тьма
투러브트러블 다크니스

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CXC Scans
Fallen Angels

Latest Release(s)
c.Extra Arc by SquigglesJP & Jmcrap Translations about 1 year ago
c.Extra Arc by Jaimini's Box about 1 year ago
c.Bangaihen 24 by CXC Scans over 3 years ago
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in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)
1 Volume (Combini-ban, 2017, Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1, Ch. 0
Ends at Vol. 14, Ch. 55 (Including OVAs), Skips Ch. 51 - 53

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (877 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.04 / 10.0

Last Updated
June 5th 2020, 12:02am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Seven Seas (16 Vols - Ongoing)

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by Akira Ryuji
January 21st, 2020, 2:09am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Fucking TRASH
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Probably the best ecchi harem manga  
by kiriee
June 3rd, 2017, 10:08am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
People who read ecchi harem should not expect something more than what it offer. And that is exactly what "To Love Ru" and "To Love Ru Darkness" is.

People who read To Love Ru but demand story or something more from To Love Ru Darkness really need a slap in the face and probably a punch too. The manga never take itself seriously it serve as light romance, full on harem and ecchi. The author deliver exactly that, and man YABUKI Kentaro really do great job drawing the ecchi and plump-ness of the girl.

All and all, I enjoy this immensely, ignore all that butt hurt and overly harsh critic read this if you want ecchi, harem with no drama, a bit of comedic and light story manga.

I'm gonna miss this manga.
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Great art but poor plot  
by Kusanagi_Kyo
December 7th, 2015, 11:20am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Kentaro Yabuki's art is impressive as always, it's a shame that he's now more focused on the loli style. On the other hand, the argument is poor and at times absurd. And let's face it guys, Momo really don't care about Rito's opinion regarding the harem plan and all she has done is to satisfy her own lust, arguing that she seeks to "the happiness of all the girls around the boy." So if we had to choose a nickname for Momo, it would certainly be: The little slut from Deviluke. The popularity of this series is due to the large amount of fanservice.
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I didn't like it. I didn't hate it.  
by Mhaaad
December 3rd, 2015, 12:58pm
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
The girls are not interesting without jealousy.
The male lead should be a female because he has no balls.
There is absolutely no story, no arcs, nothing, just pictures with bubbles and words.

It's not my cup of tea..
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Awesome art and no plot  
by pomoli
January 11th, 2015, 3:13pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
The art, especially in the colored version, is absolutely beautiful. But don't read it for the story, there isn't any, apart from an episodic one centered around a harem.
I think this story is basically a huge fan service ending to the first manga.

... Last updated on January 13th, 2015, 10:13pm
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Incredibly Disappointing...  
by Lost Rabbit
December 25th, 2014, 8:42pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
I really enjoyed To Love-Ru when I read it a couple years back. The series was pretty formulaic, but I still managed to find it humorous + enjoyable from time to time. Although the ending was very unfulfilling, I was overjoyed to have found the sequel days later. It gave me "hope" for Rito finally being able to develop his relationships with the girls interested in him, but I was dead wrong...

They had 150+ chapters in the first series to have the characters get into awkward, yet comedic situations. It's been about 50 chapters with this sequel, and just about nothing has changed at all. Actually, I feel like the sequel has managed to regress if anything, given how there's a lot more nudity than comedy, plus the two heroines (Lala + Haruna) from the last series are barely side-characters, and now just make "guest appearances" instead. I'm pretty sure Rito failed to confess to these specific girls at the end of the first series, so... Why has he practically forgotten about his love for them?!

Rito's just a nice guy that's clumsy and innocent. There isn't anything else that comes to mind about him, and it's a shame that they can't properly develop his character in the sequel... Otherwise, the main "joke" throughout the series is that he gets into perverted situations unwillingly. There aren't many other jokes to find. Like I previously said, it's mostly now just more nudity, along with tentacle groping, imagined perverted fantasies, and girls accidentally cumming without showing it. It's the kind of stuff you'd expect from a hentai, but with this series, private parts + sex (or anything of the sort) will never be shown. It makes me wonder what's the point of pushing the "Borderline H" as much as possible without ever really planning on crossing it...

Everyone should stop saying how there's a plot to the series. Yes, there's an intended goal they're aiming for (the Harem Plan), but there's little-to-no evidence that actually proves they're getting closer to reaching it. After all, the damn series is episodic and will usually reset everything by the next chapter.

If you're really looking for a good harem manga to start, I strongly suggest trying out Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou. It is definitely episodic and has some clichés, but in this case, the girls are all "monsters" (half human-half animal hybrids) and are sometimes treated that way by humanity. The protagonist though assumes the responsibility of taking care of them all, and treats them like they're all ordinary human girls, each with a different "condition" he has to help deal with. In that sense, the series at least gives the protagonist some qualities that make it reasonable to fall in love with him. Beyond that, there are lots of funny situations/shenanigans they all get into, some occasional nudity + fan-service scenes, and some sweet moments between the protagonist and the girls. It's a nice, balanced combination that I can no longer find within To Love-Ru (Darkness)...
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funny as all hell  
by Triedgezero
May 21st, 2013, 3:32pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
To love ru darkness is funny as all hell. Not much in the way of plot yet. I actually enjoy lala as a character more than the others, but each character feels fresh and different in their own way.a big part of me want the harem plan to actually go through lol. Rito, you lucky bastard
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To LOVE-Ru Darkness  
by Ohmanitsjojo
April 21st, 2012, 10:49pm
Rating: 5.7 / 10.0
Throughout Shueisha's shounen manga series, To LOVE-Ru, a manga focused strictly on a romantic comedy, had been one of the few to last as it was in Jump of all magazines. When most think of Jump, they'd most likely think of an action manga. As of now, To LOVE-Ru has been continued in a new story, "To LOVE-Ru ~Darkness~".

To LOVE-Ru ~Darkness~ has been continuously considered as a "better" manga than the original series, To LOVE-Ru. In my opinion, that statement is false, based on what most say. Focusing on the two heroines, Haruna and Lala, To LOVE-Ru lasted from 2006 to 2009. Now, in the story of To LOVE-Ru, Lala and Haruna are both hardly recurring. And please, do not bother talking about "Shiho and Hasemi Saki." This is just a rumor, and To LOVE-Ru was never high in the ToC of Jump to begin with. The ToC is the biggest factor, following with author's choice and series returning from hiatus. As for Hasemi Saki and this "Shiho" person, it's funny someone would believe this without any evidence. This "Shiho" person has worked with Yabuki Kentaro, the artist of To LOVE-Ru, on To LOVE-Ru and his previous work, Black Cat. How she would all of a sudden spout that she looked just like Haruna 140+ chapters in, I have no clue why she would care, and if that was true. Hell, searching her name up, I have managed to find a person who looks nothing like Haruna.

Now then, instead of mumbling about how To LOVE-Ru was better, I guess it's time for the review. To LOVE-Ru ~Darkness~ is a manga serialized in JUMP SQ, a monthly magazine. This manga focuses on ecchi, romance, and comedy, a common three genres. Regardless of what people may say, this manga does NOT have a story of any sort. It is still episodic at most times, just like To LOVE-Ru was. In To LOVE-Ru, the average chapter would make comedic jokes at random. In To LOVE-Ru ~Darkness~, the average chapter is about Rito falling into the hands of a heroine, and causing a revealing scene. There has also been character development between a character, although I do not see much of a point as it was quickly passed on, with the turn of two pages resulting in an imaginative sex scene between that specific character and Rito. As of now, the two likely main heroines are; the one mentioned before (Who will remain unnamed) and Momo. As for Momo, she just wants Rito to have a perfect harem, simply put, a large group of the opposite sex falling for him. In the end, the story is nonexistent almost at all times, and is less constant than that of the original series.

As for the art, it appears to have changed over time a bit, taking the look-alike art from the adaptation of Mayoi Neko Overrun's light novels to a manga. I will admit, it is high-quality. I won't say it is incredible, but it is definitely great. Thus, there isn't much to say about this.

And again, time to mumble about parts most would personally not care about. I do not care if this manga was made specifically for "the sex appeal" in someone's opinion, and if that is so, I don't have much to say. I do not care if this little "character development" was important in someone else's eyes, as it obviously wasn't to me. Lastly, I do not care if someone believes "ecchi" or the "harem plan" to be the story, as I obviously do not think so.

Overall, it would be better of this series were to end, and have a follow-up which isn't filled with "ecchi" in every chapter. It could well enough live on the type of ecchi it had in To LOVE-Ru, with constant comedy, and possibly some story, although comedy will make up for it. Unfortunately, exposing women's bodies will not.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2012, 7:26am
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Great art, but superficial depth of plot.  
by Boriol
April 18th, 2012, 5:49am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Ever since reading Black Cat, I've followed Kentaro's art. He wrote a solid shonen story as well--nothing too deep or thought-provoking, but sufficient for its target audience (I was fourteen at time of reading).

Let's get the good points out of the way first:

The "plot" in Darkness is way beyond its predecessor, but more on that later. The art is good, too. Really good. Also, this may be the first time I've seen a manga approach a harem situation with a "bed ALL the girls" attitude, and coming from one of the girls, no less. Yes, the harem plan relates to the back story, but that's about as deep as the story gets.

And... that's about it. Now let's rip it apart.

I have no problem with episodic storytelling, but in Darkness, you can easily predict the ending of every last chapter: Rito is thrown into a sexual situation (uncensored this time), gets slapped/punched/kicked for his clumsiness (as he always "falls" into girls' chests, etc.), and ends up somehow attracting a harem of girls through being a nice guy, all the while never taking his existing relationship a step further.

His existing relationship was unexpected. Though it happened in the end of the manga, I'm genuinely surprised that Rito actually got a girlfriend. But now what does she get? One chapter? It seems almost as if they've grown farther apart.

The characters are all as shallow as you'd expect from a harem manga. The cast of girls is only attracted to Rito for his outstanding kindness. They never get any deeper than that. The first part of TLR and this are filled with moments that could potentially develop excellent characters, but unfortunately, the writer doesn't take any opportunities, instead leaving Rito as a wish-fulfillment self-insert character.

I mean, who else has noticed that Rito never does anything wrong? He gets kicked around a lot for accidentally touching girls, but it was never his fault. Nothing was ever his fault. Come to think of it, what flaws do any of the characters have? And I'm talking about real flaws, not hastily-added anger issues on top of a tsundere personality or anything like that. Everything is superficial at best.

All in all, To Love-Ru Darkness is a poorly-written, but extremely well-drawn manga. You may come away from this manga with a perverted smile remembering an excellent pseudo-sex scene, but if you're looking for deep story and characters, you won't find them here. I have to give props to the writer for daring to write what is potentially the first non-hentai true harem, but unless the later chapters get a lot better, this manga will forever live in mediocrity. Five stars out of five for the art. One out of five for the writing. I rate this a six.

... Last updated on April 18th, 2012, 5:49am
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I cannot believe I didn't comment yet!  
by Spearsmen620
April 1st, 2012, 4:25pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
To LOVE-Ru: Darkness supersedes its predecessor by amazing amounts. The fanservice is still quite intact, but there is one thing that changed, the amount of plot. Yes, finally instead of the episodic(yet still appealing) chapters, you get an awesome amount of plot along with increased ecchi each and every chapter. The series did change from being weekly into monthly, but the amount of plot along with long chapters quickly and easily over weigh this fact.
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