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To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness Manga Gets New OVA Project

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New OVA commemorating 10th anniversary ships in August, adapts 2 upcoming bonus chapters

This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Kentarō Yabuki and Saki Hasemi's To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga is getting a new original video anime (OVA) project. The new OVA will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the To Love-Ru franchise.

The OVA is being bundled with a 10th anniversary book titled "Trouble Chronicle." The bundle will also include an anime postcard, and will retail for 6,000 yen (about US$52). The pre-order deadline for the bundle is June 6, and the bundle will ship on August 4.

The "Trouble Chronicle" book will feature two bonus spinoff chapters of To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness that Shueisha will publish in the May and June issues of its Jump SQ. magazine. Those spinoff chapters will also be the basis for the OVA bundled with the book.

The "Trouble Chronicle" book will also feature original package illustrations by Yabuki, Yabuki and Hasemi's research plans for the manga, tribute illustrations, color illustrations, and other content.

The main To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga will end in the April issue of Jump SQ. on March 4.

The manga is a sequel of the first To Love-Ru -Trouble- series, and it launched in Jump SQ. in 2010. The series has over 14 million copies in print.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the 2012 television anime series, and The Anime Network streamed the series in North America. The second season, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd, premiered in July 2015, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

An original video anime (OVA) shipped with the manga's 17th and most recent compiled volume on December 2. The OVA was the second of two planned OVAs. The first OVA shipped with the manga's 16th volume on July 4.

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