Produced by Xebec and directed by Takao Kato, it aired in Japan between April 3 and September 25, 2008. Three pieces of theme music are used for the episodes; one opening theme and two ending themes. Meanwhile a mysterious extraterrestrial girl named Lala runs away to Earth in order to avoid daily arranged marriage candidate interviews set up by her father, the king of her home planet Deviluke.
The first ending theme, used in episodes 1-13 and again in episode 26, is titled "Lucky Tune" Rito Yūki is a fifteen-year-old boy who has tried to confess to the girl whom he loves, Haruna Sairenji, numerous times but has been unable to do so through the strangest of circumstances.
The series still retains its usual perverted comedy, except with a serious focus on its story plot and character development, especially around Yami.
The series provides more censored fan service during TV airing, while following closely to the manga.
While he attempts many times to touch Lala's breasts, he does not make it in time, and thus is stuck with the engagement.
The next day while at school, a new transfer student is announced to the class.
Using one of her own inventions, she teleports naked into Rito's bathtub, where he accidentally gropes her breasts.
That considerable the man, will propose me, but life not a fairy tale. I'm alone and looking for a good man, who will give me his love and care. Then our virtual communication will be like a real. You can write to me on this address of e-mail: [email protected] very much hope, that you write to me to the closest time. If you are not against of it I am waiting your messages.
A second season, titled To LOVE-Ru Darkness 2nd, began airing in July 2015.
The anime adaptation of the sequel focuses on more maturity than the previous anime sequels.
The series was announced on March 31st, 2012 and the first episode aired on October 5th of the same year on Tokyo MX.
The anime is produced by Xebec and directed by Atsushi Ootsuki.