To Love-Ru

Max Factory Mea Kurosaki photo
More To Love-Ru girls, please
Mea hails from To Love-Ru Darkness, and as you can probably tell, the manga has its fair share of ecchi elements. Before Mea, Max Factory has also made a 1/6-scale Momo Velia Deviluke from the same property. The two share a t... read feature

Alter Mikan Yuuki photo
If casual wear isn't your cup of tea, how about a swimsuit?
To Love-Ru has recently gotten a couple of high quality figures from Max Factory. Now Alter is gearing up to release their second Mikan Yuuki figure. If you'll recall, Alter's first take on Mikan had her lying prone in h... read feature

S.H. Figuarts photo
Not the service you'd expect
You know, there's something to be said about the harem show. Sure, they're usually puerile, insipid and lacking in any sort of redeeming value. Yes, they usually rely on fanservice in lieu of good animation or solid design. Y... read feature

Wonder Festival photo
Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Art Spirits

Better late than never(?)
Aug 05
Art Spirits likes to take things slow. After they first announced their To LOVEru Darkness Precious Collection Momo Belia Deviluke figure it took some seven months for them to finally reveal it. The same seems to be... read
Max Factory Mea Kurosaki photo
Max Factory Mea Kurosaki

Rapunzel's got nothing on Max Factory's Mea Kurosaki

Mar 11
[Update: Added links to previews and more pre-order links] Max Factory's Mea Kurosaki didn't fly under my radar. It was nowhere near my radar. If Mea was a Soviet bomber and I was commanding NORAD, let's just say we'd all be ... read
Vertex Nana Deviluke photo
Vertex Nana Deviluke

Vertex's Nana joins her sister in pre-orders

Vertex Dwell Nana Astar Deviluke 1/7-scale figure
Jan 31
If you like Vertex's take on To Love-Ru's Momo, you can now complete the set by ordering Nana, her twin sister. This figure shows her more energetic personality compared to Momo, whose pose is more reserved. As with Momo, you... read
Vertex Momo Deviluke photo
Vertex Momo Deviluke

Vertex adds Momo Velia Deviluke to their Dwell line

Pre-orders went up early yesterday
Jan 11
I haven't really been keeping up with Vertex news, but it looks like they've been ramping up their releases over the last year. First announced at WonFes, Vertex's Momo Velia Deviluke figure is up for pre-order now. She almos... read
To Love-Ru photo
Yami moves just like a deadly assassin should
From the anime and manga, To Love-Ru, comes Golden Darkness, the first figure to be released in Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line. Also the lead in To Love-Ru Darkness, Golden Darkness, also referred to as Yami, is the beaut... read feature

Certainly has that younger sister feel
Mikan is a younger sister type from To Love-Ru Darkness, and now she's getting her very own figure thanks to Art Spirits. I think her face and pose are pretty cute, but there isn't anything super fancy going on. Her outfit ma... read feature


[NSFW] This Mea Kurosaki is all torn up

Vertex - 1/7 Scale
Mar 29
Leave it to To Love-Ru to make even an "innocent" school swimsuit entirely immodest. At least the character is fitting, with living weapon Mea Kurosaki all shredded from battle damage, leaving her suit just a few shades away ... read

Pre-order this shiny new Golden Darkness

Vertex - 1/7 Scale
Mar 16
Despite the harem filling the cast of To Love-Ru, the order of the day seems to be still more Golden Darkness, this time brought to us by Vertex. I can't say I'm surprised, though. Nanoha's Fate is certainly an appealing char... read

Alphamax's Golden Darkness looks golden in this preview

The tummy is top tier
Feb 19
I make no bones about it: I'm critical of swimsuit figures because to me, they're pretty lazy from a design perspective. There is, however, one thing that sets Alphamax's Golden Darkness apart. It's all about that little... read

S.H.Figuarts Golden Darkness pre-orders finally shine

Star of To LOVEru Darkness finally makes her way into pre-orders for a May release.
Feb 01
It's been a bit over three months since Bandai first revealed their Golden Darkness S.H.Figuarts figure from the ecchi harem manga and anime series To LOVEru Darkness. With nothing much else to go buy some people we... read

It's not destiny, but you should grab Golden Darkness

Alphamax - 1/7 Scale
Jan 31
To Love-Ru might not be the most quality of series, but at least it certainly knows how to create some pretty attractive characters. Especially when they just grab them straight from other series, like Golden Darkness here. I... read

Comiket 83: Gift plushes

More variety than I was expecting
Dec 30
Over at Comiket 83, Gift had quite a few of their poseable plushes to showcase. Some of them (Golden Darkness from To Love-ru, To Aru's Shirai Kuroko and Misaka Mikoto, and several of the Vocaloids) weren't so new a... read

Alphamax's Momo brings out the carnivore in you

Alphamax - 1/7 Scale
Dec 28
Despite its rampant popularity, I'm not a fan of the borderline hentai To Love-Ru series in any of its incarnations. Perhaps it gets better after the initial opening, but I was turned off enough to not bother continuing--thou... read

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Vertex

Exactly who is Vertex and why do they have To LOVEru, BlazBlue, and Persona figures coming?
Nov 05
It's always great to have more options when there are choices to be made. Like when a new manufacturer enters the market to bring new figures for us to be interested in. The latest is a company by the name of Vertex who made ... read

To Love-Ru's Momo works her devilish charm on your wallet

Jan 11
Back at the MegaHobby EXPO in November, ALTER revealed that they would be releasing a figure of the devilish Momo Velia Deviluke from Motto To Love-Ru. It's interesting since you would think for ALTER's first foray into this ... read

MegaHobby EXPO: Alter's anime ladies

Nov 22
Sure we'll get the usual figure from One Piece here and game characters there, but we mustn't forget that there will always be the cute anime girl, too. And that's what ALTER presented at the MegaHobby EXPO 2011 Autumn event.... read

[Updated] Nendoroid Golden Darkness hair-punches its way to you

Aug 23
I could never make my way through To Love-Ru no matter how hard I tried. The gags were too repetitive and didn't deliver enough ero content to make it worth my time and patience. That said, I'm quite fond of the ladies in the... read

24th Annual Prize Fair: Furyu has angels from Angel Beats! and devils from ToLOVE-Ru

May 31
Quite a bit of variety is coming out of the 24th Annual Prize Fair held recently in Japan. Furyu decided to ascend to heaven and descend to hell for their latest figures. Well, not quite those locations but they have new figu... read

Under the Radar: Bandai's To LOVE-Ru R-Style trading figures

Dec 17
Cuteness is not something that typically comes to mind for the raunchy manga and anime title To LOVE-Ru, especially with its current running season. However, leave it to the folks at Bandai to make it so with the release of t... read

Under the Radar: Lala Satalin Deviluke Metamo swimsuit ver by Bandai

Apr 09
Impulse buys: one of my major weaknesses.  But most of the time, receiving the figure helps me get over the buyer's remorse these impulse buys cause.  A case in point is this really cool rendition of Lala Deviluke, ... read

Tomopop After Dark: Puchi Chara-land's Haruna of To Love-Ru

Jul 09
While at Anime Expo, Tim and I pressured our photographer, Ace0fClub5, into buying something from the Expo. So, when we went over to Kinokuniya, he bought this Puchi Chara-Land figure of Haruna from To Love-Ru, one of those g... read

Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji Premium for To Love-Ru announced

Mar 24
I don't know what Banpresto is thinking of making more of these, especially because they are extremely expensive. But I guess they must be selling them if they keep making more. I wish they wouldn't sell them in bundles becau... read

Shueisha's Haruna Sairenji Animal Cafe version

Oct 01
Sometimes, there are figures I'm on the fence about, and Shueisha's Haruna Sairenji Animal Cafe version figure falls into that category. This figure is apparently based off a scene from the To Love-Ru manga, which I have not ... read

Devilishly Cute: Alpha Omega's Lala (school uniform version)

Jun 17
While I never got into To Love-Ru (which is odd, considering I liked Urusei Yatsura and the premises of the two shows are a bit similar), I can't deny that the characters from the series are cute. Doesn't matter if it's Harun... read

Shueisha presents To Love-Ru's Haruna Sairenji

Jun 16
I've read some mixed reviews about the young lady you see above in figure form, but I actually think she's pretty delightful. Due out in September, Haruna Sairenji is from the anime To Love-Ru and is due to release anywhere b... read

Alpha Omega's Konjiki No Rami from To Love Ru

May 22
I never really contemplate what it would be like to be blonde, but this figure is so gorgeously imagined that I have to admit for a moment I thought, would it be glorious to have flowing golden locks? The moment passed, but y... read

Good Smile's To LoveRu Lala 1/8 PVC

May 12
Plain and simple: the world needs more girls with pink hair. Don't tell me it can't be done -- enough bleach and determination can do anything. Hopefully the anything happens before one's hair turns into spaghetti and falls o... read

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