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15 Anime Like To Love-Ru

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To LOVE-Ru

To LOVE-Ru

About To LOVE-Ru

Rito Yuuki is a 16-year-old timid high school student. He is head over heels in love with his classmate, Haruna Sairenji since junior high. His dream to propose to her shatters one day when a mysterious naked girl falls right on top of him while he was bathing.

Rito learns the girl is Lala Satalin Deviluke. She is an heir to an alien empire throne and in on run. She is undoubtedly the princess of the most powerful empire in the entire galaxy yet she considers average Rito to be her perfect partner. She wants to marry him to save herself from an unwanted political marriage.

To Love-Ru describes Rito’s efforts to deal with the daily chaos that begins after the arrival of Lala. As more swooning beauties crowd his life, his aim to confess to Haruna becomes more hopeless. A perfect romantic comedy, To Love-Ru, is full of slapstick humor, glamour, and bizarre moments that challenge the laws of physics.

If you are swayed by this anime plot, then here are some similar anime like To Love-Ru.

15 Anime Like To LOVE-Ru

1. Rosario to Vampire

2. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (Nyaruko: Crawling With Love!)

3. Seto no Hanayome (My Bride is a Mermaid)

4. High School DxD

5. Asobi ni Iku yo! (Cat Planet Cuties)

6. Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven’s Lost Property)

7. Nisekoi: False Love

8. Girls Bravo: First Season

9. Urusei Yatsura

10. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls)

11. Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox

12. Onegai Teacher (Please Teacher!)

13. DearS

14. Black Cat

15. Final Approach

Rosario to Vampire

Rosario to Vampire

1. Rosario to Vampire

Youkai Academy is a somewhat normal boarding school for monsters who learn to live peacefully with humans. They attend the school in human forms and study normal academic subjects such as mathematics, literature, foreign language, and so on. Interestingly, the school has one strict rule: any human found on the school ground will be executed immediately.

Tsukune Aono is a normal teenager who has failed to get admission into any high school due to his low grades. His parents reluctantly let him join Youkai Academy as the last option to secure his education. As Tsukune becomes a part of this bizarre world, he comes across Moka Akashiya, the most glamorous girl on campus. Initially hesitant to study at the school, he decides to stick to it to maintain his relationship with Moka. Sadly he has no idea that beneath her beauty, she is a menacing vampire.

Rosario to Vampire is a supernatural romantic comedy. It explores Tsukune’s experiences and misadventures while surrounded by seemingly normal students.

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (Nyaruko: Crawling With Love!)

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (Nyaruko: Crawling With Love!)

2. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san (Nyaruko: Crawling With Love!)

Mahiro Yasaka’s normal high school life takes a drastic turn when he is attacked by a dangerous creature. Fortunately, he is rescued on time by a silver-haired girl named Nyaruko, who is actually a formless Lovecraftian deity from author H.P. Lovecraft’s horror book, Cthulhu Mythos. She claims to be a member of the Space Defense Agency sent to Earth. She tells Mahiro this creature called Nightgaunt wanted to kidnap and sell him as a slave.

After securing him from the abduction, she unexpectedly falls in love with Mahiro and even begins living with him, much to his chagrin. Later, two other members from otherworld join them too: Cthuko, a female admirer of Nyaruko, and Hasuta, a boy often mistaken for a girl.

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san follows the story of Nyaruko along with three others as they all push hard to eradicate the race of eccentric aliens from Earth.

Seto no Hanayome (My Bride is a Mermaid)

Seto no Hanayome (My Bride is a Mermaid)

3. Seto no Hanayome (My Bride is a Mermaid)

Nagasumi Michishio is a middle school student and is currently enjoying his summer vacation at the Seto Inland Sea. Unfortunately while swimming at Mio Sun Beach, his leg cramps. Despite his shout for help, he couldn’t gather any audience and is about to sink into the ocean. He loses consciousness, but before the real tragedy, he is surprisingly saved by a mermaid.

The same night, his savior visits him and introduces herself as Sun Seto, a mermaid from the Yakuza family. As per the mermaid laws, a mermaid whose identity becomes known to a human is subject to execution. To prevent this misfortune, Sun’s family urges Nagasumi to marry her or he’ll be killed by Gouzaburou, Sun’s father. Let utterly helpless, Nagasaki decides to marry her.

Seto no Hanayome explores the struggling yet comical life of the newlywed couple. They need to maintain their relationship as well as keep it a secret. Nagasumi has to deal with the continuous cruelty of Gouzaburou and also, fight with the slew of antagonists.

High School DxD

High School DxD

4. High School DxD

Issei Hyoudou, a high school student, is perhaps the biggest pervert in the world. He is hopeless and has nothing productive to do in his life. He spends each day thinking about women and trying to woo them. To his apparent luck, he meets a beautiful girl who instantly asks him to go on a date with her. Sadly, the girl turns out to be a devil who brutally murders him.

Issei receives a second chance to live when his senior Rias Gregory, who is also a top-class devil, resurrects him as her servant. She, then, enlists him in the school’s Occult Research club.

Trying to adapt to the new lifestyle, Issei has to train himself to fight the devilish world of angels and devils. His every new endeavor lets him meet new comrades, also causing hilarious casualties along the way.

Asobi ni Iku yo! (Cat Planet Cuties)

Asobi ni Iku yo! (Cat Planet Cuties)

5. Asobi ni Iku yo! (Cat Planet Cuties)

An utterly boring guy yet with a nice personality, Kio has a normal life until he attends a memorial service of his ancestors. At the ceremony, he meets a beautiful cat-girl with undeniable charm. Pretty soon, he finds himself in bed with beauty. Her name is Eris, who has arrived on Earth to better understand humans. She is a representative of the planet Catian. For her temporary stay, she has decided to run a shop at Kio’s home.

On the other hand, multiple organizations are aiming to capture Eris to maintain her existence a secret using any means possible. Surrounded by people from these organizations, Kio has to work hard and save Eris from this menace. As the story progresses, the situation becomes unexpectedly dirtier and more complicated.

Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven’s Lost Property)

Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven’s Lost Property)

6. Sora no Otoshimono (Heaven’s Lost Property)

Since his childhood, Tomoki Sakurai has dreamt of an angel, leaving him in tears after waking up. To put his worries to rest, his childhood friend, Elshirou, decides to take the help of an eccentric sky maniac named Eishirou Sugata. He deduces that Tomoki’s dream is certainly linked with the New World, an ongoing anomaly that even scientists have failed to comprehend.

Starting a New World Discovery Club, Elshirou begins recruiting and schedules a time for the meeting to discuss the mysteries of the sky. The same day, Tomoki’s normal life is revamped forever when a girl falls from the sky and praises him as her master.

Sora no Otoshimono explores the life of club members and how they discover the deepest secrets of the sky and beyond that.

Nisekoi: False Love

Nisekoi: False Love

7. Nisekoi: False Love

Raku Ichijou is the sole heir to a fearsome Yakuza family. He currently studies at Bonyari High School as a first-year student. Ten years ago, he promised something to his childhood friend. As a token of that memory, he has a locked pendant, whose key lives with the girl. Sadly, they live far away and haven’t met after that day.

At present, Raku hopes nothing but to remain mysterious with his Yakuza background and spend his school days while glancing over his crush, Kosaki Onodera, a middle school student. His solitary desire fades away when the American Bee Hive Gang attacks his family’s turf. His romance is side-kicked as he has to pretend to be in love with Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of the Bee Hive’s chief. Raku can’t reject the offer as this will reduce the tension between the two groups.

Nisekoi: First Love follows the story of this mismatched couple who fall in hate at first sight. With more girls adding up to his already wreaked life, Raku’s true romance with Kosaki becomes more unbecoming.

Girls Bravo: First Season

Girls Bravo: First Season

8. Girls Bravo: First Season

When a child, Yukinari Sasaki was brutally abused and bullied by every girl in his life. As a result, he has developed an allergic reaction to them such that whenever he comes in contact with a girl, he breaks out in hives.

Now living life as an average high school student, Yukinari’s trauma soon forms into hell when he is transported to a parallel world. The new world is said to orbit the Earth, which is invisible to the naked eye. He lands in the city of Seiren, where the population is majorly comprised of women with only countable men. To his aid, he finds Miharu, the only woman whose touch doesn’t affect him.

Miharu comes along with Yukinari to Earth. Following them, other Seiren girls also arrive at Yukinari’s home for their own different reasons.

Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura

9. Urusei Yatsura

The alien race, One, has invaded the planet Earth. However, instead of taking control of humanity by force, they invite them to participate in a competition to decide the rightful ruler. The competition is a variation of the game of tag. In this, a human player has to touch the Oni player’s horns within a week and claim the victory. The players are selected through a computer that invites Ataru Moroboshi to compete against Princess Lum.

Ataru is a filthy and unlucky high school student. Her girlfriend Shinobu Miyake promises him to marry him if he wins the competition. On the other hand, Princess Lum is the daughter of the leader of the Oni race. Known for his bad luck, Ataru has very rare chances of winning against Lum, but to everyone's surprise, he wins the competition with his dirty tricks.

The story takes a drastic turn when Lum mistakes his marriage announcement to his girlfriend as a proposal to herself. She developed feelings for him and starts living with him in his home. Thus, here begins a love trauma between a human and an alien also involving their comrades.

Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls)

Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls)

10. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls)

Kimihito Kurusu lives a peaceful and solitary life as his parents are abroad. One day he comes across a delicate beauty named Miia, whom he gives shelter in his home due to dire circumstances. Miia is one of the non-human species who live in Japan after the country promoted equal rights for all species.

As the story progresses, Kimihito finds himself surrounded by more and more girls like Miia. Some of them arrive by faith, while others are forced by Agent Smith, an interspecies exchange coordinator. As a result, Kimihito has to deal with each of their demands and save himself from their advances.

His life turns more complicated when he is selected for a test related to human-liminal relationships. Now, he has to marry one of his housemates and become a part of an interspecies exchange experiment.

Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox

Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox

11. Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox

Kouta Oyamada is an extremely innocent soul. He is recently transferred to Kumpo High School from the countryside to the city as a first-year high school student. On his very first day, he is caught in trouble of the supernatural sort. Due to inexplicable reasons, he seems to attract the attention of animal spirits present in the form of high school girls.

Starting with Chizuru Minamoto, who is a fox spirit, he meets Nozomu Ezomori, a wolf spirit, and many other similar girls. However, being stuck with girls all the time is not something Kouta desired for. As more spirits appear to make him their own, each of them begins to compete to get Kouta’s affection. The problem is, how Kouta will resolve this problem and maintain his spotless image?

Onegai Teacher (Please Teacher!)

Onegai Teacher (Please Teacher!)

12. Onegai Teacher (Please Teacher!)

One faithful day, Kei Kusanagi, a high school student, comes across a strongly glowing lady by the lake. Enchanted by her charm, he tries to know her better only to realize that she is his school teacher named Mizuho Kazami. Not only that, but Mizuho is also an alien officer from the Galaxy Federation.

Despite knowing the truth, both of them aspire to know each other and in the process, strong romantic urge blossoms between them. However, the news soon reaches the principal’s ears forcing them to get married, which happens to be the only solution.

Onegai Teacher explores the professional-cum-romantic relationship of this newlywed couple. They not only have to keep their marriage a secret from school, but also from the Galaxy Federation. Certainly, a fragile yet comedic love story which may or may not stand the test of time.

DearS

DearS

13. DearS

At the shores of Kasai, an unexpected UFO with 150 aliens crashes down but everyone is left unharmed. As their ship was unfixable, the Japanese Government settles the issue by recognizing them as Japanese citizens under the title “DearS”. To adapt to the country's lifestyle, they are given language classes to understand the customs and culture of Japan. To ensure their peaceful co-existence with humans, they are given a home-stay program to grasp the human world more deeply.

On the other hand, Takeya Ikuhara is a 17-year-old high school student, who strongly despise “DearS”. He believes the aliens are fake and someday, they will try to take control of Earth. Much to his dismay, one day he comes across a destitute DearS. Left with no option, he unwillingly brings her into his apartment and nicknames her, Ren. As the story progresses, Takeya soon begins to understand the alien race. But at the same DearS, headquarter is hunting for Ten to arrest her as she is deemed defective.

Black Cat

Black Cat

14. Black Cat

Train Heartnet is a merciless assassin, who feels no sympathy for human life. He is known to complete every dirty mission with severe accuracy. Embracing the moniker “Black Cat”, he works as an elite killer for the invincible secret organization, Chronos.

One faithful night, he comes across an enigmatic bounty hunter named Saya Minatsuki. Surprisingly, they quickly develop a peculiar bond with each other. Impressed by her positive impression on life, Train is forced to rethink his deeds. Deeply moved by the new friendship, he decides to leave behind the dark world and instead, opts for a virtuous path as a bounty hunter.

Unfortunately, his past organization, Chronos, is not happy with his sudden change. One of the Chronos members, Creed Diskenth, decides to bring him back at any cost. With members of the most powerful organization running after him, how will Train Heartnet manage to stick to his newly reformed life?

Final Approach

Final Approach

15. Final Approach

Ryo and his sister Akane have learned to live peacefully all by themselves after their parents died due to unknown reasons. However, their normal lives soon become the target of the Japanese government’s new experimental project named “R.T.P.”. The project is an initiative to ensure the constant growth of the Japanese population by pairing the young citizens together through marriage.

Considering the economical and political gains out of the project, the government sends a girl named Shizuka as Ryo’s fiancee to his home. Despite his constant rejection of the idea, he is forced to live together with Shizuka as a married couple.

Final Approach explores the drastic turn of events that severely impact Ryo’s and his sister’s life in the worst unexpected way possible. Now, how they’ll manage to stick together, and will they prove to be a useful addition to the government’s secret operation?

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