To Love Ru. When talking about it, most people seem to mention things along the lines of:
“What a shitty shitty show. It sucks something aweful. It contains blatant, glaring fanservice, plots that aren’t really that great, and characters that are completely cliche.”
(Personally, I think that every single show has cliche characters, except for awesome shows like Kuragehime.)
Guess what? These people are all stupid. They just don’t get it. I’ll explain in a bit, but personally, I really enjoy watching To Love Ru. I find the show pretty funny, and overall very amusing. I guess it’s one of those things you can’t really explain…..
Unless you’re as awesome as me.
People maybe don’t get that To Love Ru isn’t a typical fanservice anime. Yes, it is a fanservice anime, but it uses fanservice (most of the time) as a way to make fun of fanservice. To Love Ru, more than anything else, is a parody of all fanservice anime, in the same way that Shaun of the Dead is a parody of zombie movies, and Hot Fuzz (very hilarious movie IMO) is a parody of every action movie ever. I love shows that parody genres. I find it awesome. Every parody is subtle yet loud at the same time. Even if making To love Ru a parody of fanservice anime isn’t the true objective of the producers it still comes off that way to me. Anyway, enough of that shit.
Once I began watching, I noticed several things:
- The 1st episode was actually pretty flawless. It re-introduced every character from the 1st season without seeming forced.
- The animation was really really great (especially after just finishing the OVAs, where the animation, while certainly not bad, wasn’t quite as good).
- Rito’s getting into all sorts of crazy shinanigans, including grabbing tits by accident and seeing girls naked by accident.
- As was in the first season, To Love Ru is overusing fanservice to a degree of hilarity. Well, maybe not hilarity, but humerous nonetheless.
Then I noticed some things that made me go, “Huuhhhhhhh?” Like as in….who the fuck is this?
I recall nothing about this character at all. Maybe I just realized how shitty and stupid this character was, and deleted it from the memory banks of my brain. If I didn’t, I certainly will after this season is through. But oh fuck! I’m creating written records of this character in this very post! So even if I manage to forget, I may accidentally or intentionally re-read this post, and then I’ll just end up un-intentionally remembering! Foiled again by my own brilliance! Drat!
But seriously, who the fuck is this Potemayo rip off character? Leaf on head (the characters in Potemayo grow these when they become sexually active), can’t speak without using undecipherable sounds, is really really small…I feel like they threw a few surprises in here. Like, I don’t remember Lala’s sisters either, nor do I quite remember the ghost. Okay well I DO remember the ghost, but when did she get a body? What the fuck is…..where the………….who the fuck is fuckin’? (5:12 for relevance)
So what is the exact point of this post? Well that’s actually the big twist…
There is none!
Today I watched every episode of Police Squad and it was awesome. I don’t get how it was ever cancelled, although I suppose it was a good thing, because it gave way to the three Naked Gun movies. It really sucks that Leslie Nielsen is dead.