Sometimes pettankos look like little kids, which a lot of people find disturbing. Of course, it's very subjective. Yami looks too young for my tastes, for example, even though I'd buy that she's supposed to look 18.
Well, aside from the long hair, Yami looks like some of the girls in my class, and I'm a twelfth grader, so her flat chest doesn't bother me.
"The Dark Side is a pathway to digestion problems some consider... unnatural." -Flanker 66
Yami looks about fourteen to me.
Nothing wrong with being flat-chested. Looking young is different, though. It goes especially for Japanese media, since it often feels a little too close to what we've been axing from the wiki. Yami does look a little too young for me, but the way she dresses and acts doesn't really say too young to me. She's more simply alien and socially ignorant than childish as well. Though I actually find Rito a bit too young on occasion as well, but that may just be because he's so na´ve.
That's what I was trying to say. She has a young-ish body, but her clothing and actions do a good job of de-emphasizing that.
It doesn't help his feminine voice in the anime makes him sound even younger than he looks. Like 'Puberty? What's that?' young.
Just finished marathoning the anime and I have to ask: what is with this Celine thing and Lala's sisters package that appears out of nowhere in the second season?
There are very few outright positive things to be said about this franchise, but I'm pleased to report that 'detail-oriented' isn't among them. They didn't bother with a proper into, because why should they? Keep in mind that TLR is literally printing money with minimal creative investment.
edited 15th Jun '12 3:55:05 AM by Savoie
Literally printing money huh? Sounds like counterfeiting.
I wonder if Rito's harem consists entirely of shotacons.
Regardless of the validity on your complains about the franchise, you are either talking without knowing or half-twisting facts, since Lala's sisters were properly introduced in an OVA set between seasons. It's just they haven't licensed the OVA for America yet. Celine didn't get an anime intro, but apparently she'll get one in a Flashback OVA soon. All three of them were introduced adequately in the manga.
I'll admit that, as someone left feeling rather raw from the Black Cat -> TLR transition, I'm probably one of the last people to go to for an unbiased account in this instance. Still, I might as well offer something of substance: I can't look at TLR without seeing tremendous wasted potential. The mangaka is clearly capable of developing interesting characters, but instead he chooses to increase the fanservice because it sells. It's all rather off-putting.
edited 15th Jun '12 4:21:26 PM by Savoie
Black Cat really wasn't that great either, mind you. Generic Shonen fighter stuff.
"Canada Day is over, and now begins the endless dark of the Canada Night."
Oh? Yet another Generic Shonen Fighter? Yawn. It also seems to be major Yaoi Fangirl fodder, which I find to be just as pandering as the male oriented fanservice.
edited 15th Jun '12 6:44:22 PM by NapoleonDeCheese
So the next omake chapter came out. Just as a RAW, though, so it's only up in scans. Mikan runs out of underwear to wear for school, so Momo turns Rito into a pair of panties for her to wear. I don't know whether to be aroused or appalled. Probably both.
edited 20th Jun '12 3:59:04 AM by Torquey
I don't see a release from CXC, and we don't discuss spoilers here. Should've waited.
Ah? AFAIK, discussing spoilers is still okay as long as they're hidden. And without actually spoiling anything, this is the first time ever in my reading of To Love-Ru that I feel actually disgusted by a chapter's twist. Normally I find all the lowbrow stuff funny or sexy, or both, but this time it felt just creepy as hell.
So are you talking about a chapter translated by people other than the usual, or an entirely untranslated chapter? If the former, where could I find it? (And if the latter, it would be best if you marked your spoilers as such... or had no spoilers at all.)
— Sees what the chapter is about — Oh god why. No, don't answer that. I already know. It saddens me. Not only is it creepy, it's also headdesk-level idiocy.
The chapter is up. However, CXC isn't the one that did it - 4chan translated it, so it's covered in grammar mistakes. CXC is saying the raws they have "look like poop", then said they'll get better raws and release on Friday. Premise of the chapter wasn't bad enough? It's part one.
edited 21st Jun '12 8:32:39 PM by burnpsy
Well. This wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but then again... There's still the next chapter for it to get worse.
TLR 20.5 This is just horrible now. I think Yabuki went off the rails when his wife fucked the horse head guy. Oh, and a Darkness anime is coming. Probably will have nips and cleverly concealed vagoo.
No. No. nononono Nooooo
It's worth mentioning that, while Yabuki draws and most likely co-plots, he isn't the series' head writer.