To Love Ru promo streaming

12 08 2010

The newest promo for the upcoming OVA version of To Love Ru — Motto To Love Ru — is streaming at the anime’s website.

The promo features the first opening theme for the new series, “Loop the Loop” by KOTOKO.

The series will bring back all of the voice actors from the first series, and many of the key production aspects as well. Atsushi Ootsuki will direct and Yuichi Ouka will return from the first series to work on character designs.

The series is scheduled to release this fall.

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To Love Ru manga spinoff announced

31 07 2010

Kentaro Yubiki’s To Love Ru manga series, will be getting a spin-off, according to early scans on 2-Channel.

The series is expected to start on Oct. 4 in Square Jump magazine. Yubiki will handle the art and Hasemi Saki will write the scripts.

The original To Love Ru series ran from April 2006 to August 2009 and launched many spinoff properties.





More details released on To Love Ru anime

13 07 2010

This Saturday’s edition of Weekly Shounen Jump will announce the newest anime adaptation of the To Love Ru manga.

Called Motto To Love Ru (More To Love Ru), the series will bring back all of the voice actors from the first series, and many of the key production aspects as well. Atsushi Ootsuki will direct and Yuichi Ouka will return from the first series to work on character designs.

The series is scheduled to release this fall.





New To Love Ru anime series announced

3 07 2010

The most recent issue of Shonen Jump has reported that a new anime series based on the manga series To Love Ru (Transliteration/pun on the word trouble) is in production.

The main cast will be back to reprise their roles from the 2008 anime series, though the format has not yet been announced.

Running in Shonen Jump from April 24, 2006 and August 31, 2009, To Love Ru revolved around a normal boy and the alien princess that crashlands in his house and decides he’s her fiance.





New manga series from To Love Ru creator coming

4 11 2009

JG To Love RuTo Love Ru creator Kentaro Yabuki has announced that he will be launching a new series in the Jan. 4 issue of  Jump Square.

To Love Ru ended recently (Oct. 31) and the speed is surprising to many as most manga-ka take a year or more between the end of one series and the start of another.

The name of the new series or any details about it are yet unknown.

Meanwhile, the last three tankobon volumes of To Love Ru will feature three OVA volumes, making six in total, in addition to the television series.

Check out the opening for To Love Ru here: (To Love Ru)





To Love Ru manga to end soon

26 08 2009

JG To Love RuThe 39th volume of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that the manga To Love Ru will be ending with it’s Aug. 31 issue.

The sci-fi harem-style comedy was a fan favorite, with an anime series that aired last year and and OVA series which bundled with the manga’s last three tankoubon releases. In addition to comedy, the series featured a light ecchi edge, though that element was clearly subservient to its comedy value.  

No word yet on what To Love Ru creators Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki will be working on next. 





J Geeks in Japan: Akihabara and then some

13 07 2009

The journey continues, with some intersting otaku buiness to report.

Yesterday, I went to see Rookies, the movie that finishes the drama`s story of a group of deliquent high school baseball players straightening up and pursuing their dream of a national championship. I`ll be the first to admit that my understanding of Japanese is still lacking, and I understood only about half of what was said. However, the movie, which was a lot like a longer episode (though perhaps more dramatic) employs enough other elements that, even when the words are not understood, the situation is impossible not to grasp. The dramatic power of Rookies was apparent as even my skeptical girlfriend (who is Japanese)  was in tears for about half the film. It`s definitely worth checking out.

Also made a short journey to Akihabara, impromptu, and found To Love Ru figures and, to my surprise and delight, a machine containing Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo keitai figures. Of course I plugged the machine full, and got each one (only one duplicate!).

Well, that:s the report for today. Later,  Iwill report on my trip through Osaka and Kyoto (the former of which I now am). Ja mata!