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    • It's almost unprecedented, but To-Love-Ru performed terribly in the Shonen Jump popularity polls, yet its collected volumes sold extremely well. Then came the No Ending of the first series due to the lawsuit between illustrator Kentaro Yabuki and his ex-wife Shiho; after the legal stuff was sorted out, it came back in the monthly magazine to high sales and got serialized in other magazines in the SQ line simultaneously, meaning it is serialized three times at once. This totals 11 pages minimum per week overall, only 6 pages under the amount readers would get from a weekly serialization. Proof that if creators want to continue something that's selling well, the publishers will pull strings to get it back moving in full force.
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    • The fact the series continues to run in the face of intense pressure from the family values crowd, who have attempted (without success) to use the power of the state to shut it down speaks volumes of how much this trope is in effect.
  • Creator Breakdown: The character Haruna Sairenji was modeled after Yabuki's then-wife Shiho, who turned out to be nothing like Haruna. Following an outrageously public and messy divorce, the end of which saw Shiho claiming ownership of the Haruna character (and demanding all profit from the manga and anime), it directly caused the publisher's legal team to force Yabuki and writer Saki Hasemi to end the manga immediately.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Rito Yuuki is played by Akeno Watanabe, which is no surprise given she's usually typecast as boys. Though she pulls off a convincing Gender Bender Riko too.
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  • Executive Meddling: The end result of Creator Breakdown, although justified - Yabuki's ex-wife Shiho claimed ownership of the characters (particularly the one who resembles her), as well as Yabuki suddenly finding himself a single parent, thus the publishers had to force them to kill the original manga very quickly. Fortunately, this did help lead to the rise of Mayoi Neko Overrun, a project Yabuki worked on as a form of relaxation while they tried to resolve the rights to the characters. He later conclusively solved the rights issue; almost the second he did, Yabuki and Saki restarted the manga as Spin-Off sequel Darkness.
  • No Export for You: As of 2018, the OVAs from 2009 have not been released in North America.
  • The Other Darrin: Due to Masako Jo's pregnancy in 2012, Mikado is now voiced by Harumi Sakurai.
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  • The Wiki Rule: The To LOVE-Ru Wiki.


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