To Love-Ru Officially Canned

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Issue 39 of Shounen Jump magazine has confirmed that Yabuki Kentarou’s tentacle laced alien harem manga To Love-Ru will end next month ending all speculations.

The last chapter will be featured in the August 31st issue of Jump.

While the magazine has said that the decision to end the series was planned by the creators, it is rumoured that the real reason was the lack of fresh storyline, in turn leading to plummeting ratings.

Shueisha has not censored the manga in the Tankouban version, but even the ero-manga upgrades the series is famed for have failed to lift the manga back to its initial success, which has seen TV and OVA anime adaptations.


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    Comment by EspadaKiller
    15:43 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True, it should just end already, it doesn't has any plot for the last few months already X_X

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:37 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Amazing it survived this long without a plot.

    Comment by Nogizaka
    21:43 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's amazing i never continued reading it

    Comment by Gradation
    15:21 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    Who cares if it lacks storyline. It's funny, good ecchi, and lovable characters!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a pity that the series was promising at the beginning but later turned out to be such garbage. Yabuki fucked it all up once again. Looking forward to his next hit-turned-failure.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    16:03 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It should've been made into an eroge right from the beginning. Would've worked out better in the long term.

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    Comment by pluki7
    15:02 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No love for Kotegawa? Should've been her instead of Sairenji...

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    14:56 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous said:
    “it’s a miracle To Love Ru lasted as long as it did.”

    It’s a miracle “Bleach” lasted this long- fixed.

    If any shit serialisation in Jump should get chopped first, it should be Bleach (but of course Jump won’t do that because of the dumb 10 years old keep going back for more).

    To-Love-ru lack development? Then where does that put Bleach? 1~2 panels filling the whole bloody page with a story that doesn’t seem to be heading anywhere.

    AWWWW- don't fuck with "Bleach". You kidding? The current 'filler-arc' is really causing a stir. people are really diggin' the new "Zanpaktou vrs Shinigami" arc. I LOOOVE the Manga! The fight being Arrancar #2 (Death) and Soifon with the Vizard Hachi was fuckin' OFF The Chain. "Bleach" has never been better in my opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because like, hmm it is always shitty.
    Now they have corn in this pile of shit and people go like "Ohhhh, what a fantastic story. Ohhh, look at that teamwork. Ewww, what a big weapon." to be continued....
    Though it doesn't change the matter it is shit.

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    Comment by Jaruto
    14:10 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the only manga i read is now cancelled. for fuks sak!

    Comment by MeidoNiac
    14:05 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No more Yamikan...? T_T

    Yabuki Kentaro, whatever you're going to work next, please keep on the character Mikan alive. Perhaps as a new Sweeper member in Train's team..

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    13:42 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    AWWWWWE no more Golden Darkness & Saki for me. When is someone going to make a LIVE action or Adult Video version...Geez!

    Comment by MeidoNiac
    14:10 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, this is probably the very first time i see someone appreciating Tenjouin Saki.. 0_0

    Awesome.

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    Comment by vin-nii
    13:51 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought it was pretty nice for eechi manga too...

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    Comment by Chad
    14:18 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never was a great series, so it's not that surprising.

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    14:52 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NeonShadows said:
    NOT INTO THE PIT IT BURNS!

    does it put the lotion on it's skin and then puts the lotion in the basket?.....Put the lotion in the basket!!!

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    14:29 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous said:
    Wow, this is probably the very first time i see someone appreciating Tenjouin Saki.. 0_0
    Awesome.

    You kidding? - she's my Fav! More than LaLa and Golden Darkness even. I love her cause she's got that Eri Sawachika 'uber-princess' vibe mixed with the Sexual Allure of Playmate....plus, she's a fuckin' knock-out with that hair & sexy curls!!!!
    That and she reminds me of Playmate Christi Shake.

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    14:31 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous said:
    Wow, this is probably the very first time i see someone appreciating Tenjouin Saki.. 0_0
    Awesome.

    You kidding? - she's my Fav! More than LaLa and Golden Darkness even. I love her cause she's got that Eri Sawachika 'uber-princess' vibe mixed with the Sexual Allure of Playmate....plus, she's a fuckin' knock-out with that hair & sexy curls!!!!
    That and she reminds me of Playmate Christi Shake.

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    Comment by sanimej2
    10:22 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sayonara To Love-Ru... *tears*

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    NOOOOOOO!!!!! WHYYYYYYY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN!!!! T_T

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope that the last chapter will be a orgy with all the characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is such bs loved the series neva touched the manga

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:58 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Huh. About time, if you ask me.

    Still, memorable characters and ecchi in every chapter. I wonder which manga is going to replace this one...

    Comment by Suzuku
    13:03 28/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoever wrote this article should actually KNOW what their talking about to avoid dishing out misinformation.

    First of all, TLR volumes regularly sale over 200,000 copies in their first week on book shelves; that tops most of the series in SJ besides OP, Naruto, Bleach, and Reborn. The latest volume also sold over 200k; popularity is not why it ended abruptly. The reason why it appeared to rank low in the weekly ratings is because the japanese kids who were voting on the series were too embarrassed to rank TLR because of how ecchi it is.

    I don't know where you got this "the rumor is that it was canceled due to declining popularity". Way to pull shit out of your ass. The real rumor was that it was, as SJ announced, the illustrator's choice to stop illustrating the manga because he could not draw for a weekly manga and take care of his 3 year old daughter at the same time, now that he has full custody over her.

    Seriously, talk about lack of information... >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 01/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    one of the best amine i have ever read i hope that there will be a good ending to this in the future this is a depressing time for me i wish i could have rated this I'd tell the other idiots who was embarrassed to rate this high get some backbones you crazed idiots and rate this if you like it give it a good rating dumb embarrassed people go shoot peer pressure and vote truly oh well going to carve my heart out now he he go To Love-Ru I'd give anything for the continuation

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 26/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i agree To Love-Ru should continue and live on. Fuk the rest of u. U should rate this it is the best anime series i have ever seen in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 16/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ''one of the best amine i have ever read''

    You don't technically 'read' animes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:52 19/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can it ever come back and at least have a proper ending? cause i enjoyed the series and that ending was horrible. I am actually really sad about it.

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    Comment by Ookami
    08:08 01/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will miss To Love-Ru it was an good series for me I enjoyed every charpter and waited each week MANNNN... I'm really sad now ...
    I just wish Yabuki will continue doing an new series… Of course, with Mikan and Yami as spin-off main characters (the same way how he revived Eve and Kyoko from Black Cat in To Love-ru). ▬ω▬

    Comment by Shin ATproof
    19:17 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully the ending won't feel rushed...

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    Comment by TC-man
    17:48 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Canned? For me this is pretty unexpected, since it's pretty much like Doraemon (which got 45 volumes!), primarily because Lala's inventions but with a lot of ecchiness and pretty girls. Also I like the fact that the mangaka has added some cameo characters from "Black Cat".

    I won't say there's no development at all in the manga; there's definitely development of the characters in the manga, but sure it's slow.

    By the way, how poorly did the To Love-Ru manga sell?

    Comment by Hugegnome
    19:53 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was "entertaining" for a while, shame it got canceled. I wonder if this means Kentaro Yabuki will go back to making a sequel to Black Cat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:53 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here's the last chapter. Confess to Lala, confess to Haruna (who didn't hear it)
    We're back to the beginning
    http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1808/1251284238447.jpg

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It needed one of two things to keep people interested: a story or a lot of ecchi. To Love Ru had neither.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    my worst birthday present

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:28 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was waiting for it to end. I didn't mind the ecchi but it was in pretty much ALL the chapters. Just in having sex with the same girl for a long time, you get bored. Couple of plots here and there wouldn't hurt.

    Like they've all mentioned in the comments, bleach and naruto are crap, shit, etc... but they always develop some new plots or characters.

    YUI!!!!!

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    Comment by Raito
    21:00 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What kind of manga has a writer and artist fail in story deliverance?

    I mean the mangaka just draw and the writer just write by ripping off dramas. Instead he chose to write "make water move near vaginal area."

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    Comment by RiderFan
    13:39 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's about time this Urusei Yatsura wannabe finally got the axe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully Medaka Box is next.

    Comment by Halcyon
    11:31 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unless the ratings improve, it just might be.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, to hell with that shit, we already suffered enough with the presence of that Haruhi slut. No need to have another one. Seriously, there's only bitches & whores these days...

    Comment by Halcyon
    11:09 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The manga was cancelled because it was boring and predictable soft-core porn. Sure, it's fun for the first 20 chapters or so but if you're still doing the same crap on Chapter 150 that you were doing in Chapter 30, eventually the audience is going to get bored of reading the same thing over and over.

    Maybe if the mangaka had focused more on character development and less on crotch shots in every issue the manga might have survived a little longer.

    As it is, it's a miracle To Love Ru lasted as long as it did.

    Comment by MarineRX179
    14:52 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "it’s a miracle To Love Ru lasted as long as it did."

    It's a miracle "Bleach" lasted this long- fixed.

    If any shit serialisation in Jump should get chopped first, it should be Bleach (but of course Jump won't do that because of the dumb 10 years old keep going back for more).

    To-Love-ru lack development? Then where does that put Bleach? 1~2 panels filling the whole bloody page with a story that doesn't seem to be heading anywhere.

    Comment by Lvrhina
    11:13 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm worried to know how you define character development ><

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know... when the character decides to take a step forward, and change? When the formula stops being so predictable? When said character's actions can't be predicted based on previous chapters?

    Comment by Lvrhina
    11:25 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Character development doesnt always have to concern the main character. SO um maybe when OTHER people change it effects the main character.. u must be one of those people that watch the anime but didnt read the manga

    Comment by Halcyon
    11:34 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When the character changes over the course of the story. Rito is still the same character he was at the beginning of the story: Good when in a pinch, but still torn between Lala and Haruna and incapable of choosing between the two and/or moving forward in any significant way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When one of them gets laid...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anything but a forced Haruna end anything but a forced Haruna end anything but a forced Haruna end anything but a forced Haruna end anything but a forced Haruna end.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the only one that would make sense

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    Comment by MidnightTide
    11:43 26/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what, we are going to see 1-2 more chapters? Fucking shit is going to be rushed - bloody hell, been reading this manga for ages, at least make a proper ending.

    and is Naruto ever going to end?

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    Comment by sanimej2
    10:19 27/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    End? Naruto will... NEVER... EENNNNNNNDDDD...

    BUHAHAHAHAHA!!!






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