To Love-Ru -Trouble- Sci-Fi Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The promotional sleeve wrappers on upcoming manga volumes from the Japanese publisher Shueisha have revealed that Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki's To Love-Ru -Trouble- manga will be animated for television next spring. The manga has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since last year, and a drama CD adaptation had been previously announced for February 29. Hasemi supervised the scripts for the Moetan and Pinky:st anime projects, and Yabuki created the Black Cat manga and television anime.
The "slightly risque" To Love-Ru science-fiction romantic comedy centers on Rito, a high school boy who cannot get the nerve to tell a girl named Haruna that he loves her. Then, while he is sulking in his bathtub, a girl named Lala from another planet appears before him. This weekend's Jump Festa 2008 will feature appearances by Akeno Watanabe, Haruka Tomatsu, and Sayuri Yahagi, the voice actresses who play Rito, Lala, and Haruna, respectively, on the drama CD. Their appearances strongly indicates that they will play those roles in the anime version also.