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「宇宙のLOVEエプロン」 (Uchuu no LOVE Epuron)
“The Universe’s Apron of Love”

Episode at a Glance:
In the morning, Rito’s dream about Haruna gets interrupted and he wakes up to find a naked Lala sleeping in his bed again. Later at school, Zastin pays Rito a visit and tells him that once he marries Lala, he’ll be a king who will help lead Deviluke in either territorial expansion or territorial defense wars. Naturally, this comes as a shock to Rito, who can only see himself dying a horrible death in either case. By a stroke of luck, Rito later finds out that Lala can’t cook, so he decides to use that as an excuse to get out of the marriage and tells her that he can’t marry a girl who can’t cook delicious food for him. Hearing this puts Lala in shock (…quite a few shockers this episode), so she hops back into her spaceship and takes off without a word. The next day, Mikan lectures Rito about what he did, but he continues to think that this is for the best.

At school the next day, Rito continues to reflect on his actions, but Lala suddenly bursts into the classroom claiming that her preparations are done. She then drags Rito off to the home economics room, where she shows him a Deviluke freezer (?) that she brought. From Rito’s ramblings, Lala then finds out that he’s worried about taking part in wars, so Lala tells him he doesn’t have to if he doesn’t want to (much like her father recently did). Haruna later comes by in search of the two, but before Lala can do any cooking, her live “food” (first a giant octopus) comes out of the freezer and starts wrecking havoc on everyone. Zastin then comes crashing through the window and attempts to help, but quickly gets inked by a giant squid. In the meantime, Lala and Haruna continue to get “felt up” until the ceiling collapses from the food fighting amongst themselves.

 

Next Episode:
「くいーんの挑戦状」 (Kuiin no Chousenjou)
“Queen’s Written Challenge”

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Well, you were all probably thinking this already, but I’ll come out and state the obvious. It looks like we have some tentacle ra… err, “groping” in this episode. After the last episode, I thought they would advance the relationship between Rito and Haruna a bit further, but I guess I forgot that this show is still aiming for comedy more than romance. The scene I was looking forward to only turned out to be a dream as well. (Why am I not surprised?) That’s not to say the relationship aspect of the show didn’t progress at all this episode though, since Haruna did come out and emphatically declare that she wants to cook for Rito too. This led to a long glimmer of eye contact between the two, which was nice to see given the ecchi emphasis of this episode.

As for the fan-service comedy, I actually did find it pretty humorous at times. The writers even threw in dialogue (e.g. Rito calling the octopus a pervert) to confirm the ecchi “effect” they were going for, so at least we know they weren’t trying to be discreet about it or anything. On another note, the CG used for the octopus, squid, shrimp, and eel (?) actually looked pretty good, but unfortunately it was quite out of place (in an anime). I think the main problem was the texturing here though, as the “seafood” looked very 3D, whereas the characters and background looked very flat in comparison. Production-wise, a lot of scenes in this episode make it pretty evident that the show was designed for widescreen, so while I would prefer to cover that version, its later broadcast date will keep me covering the 4:3 version instead.

Next episode seems like the introduction of a new character, who I’ve been told is Tenjouin Saki (天条院 沙姫). It seems Saki is played by none other than Kawasumi Ayako (川澄 綾子) herself too. Given Ayako’s ability to play almost any type of role (see Kanokon), Saki should be an interesting character to watch. I get the feeling we’re going to learn to hate Saki, but it should be entertaining nonetheless.

 

Cast:
- Yuuki Rito (結城 梨斗) / Watanabe Akeno (渡辺 明乃)
- Lala Satalin Deviluke (ララ・サタリン・デビルーク) / Tomatsu Haruka (戸松 遥)
- Sairenji Haruna (西連寺 春菜) / Yahagi Sayuri (矢作 紗友里)
- Zastin (ザスティン) / Koyasu Takehito (子安 武人)
- Peke (ペケ) / Arai Satomi (新井 里美)
- Yuuki Mikan (結城 美柑) / Hanazawa Kana (花澤 香菜)
- Saruyama (猿山) / Yoshino Hiroyuki (吉野 裕行)
- Momioka Risa (籾岡 里紗) / Yuzuki Ryouka (柚木 涼香)
- Sawada Mio (沢田 未央) / Chiba Chiemi (千葉 千恵巳)
- Honekawa-sensei (骨川先生) / Asou Tomohisa (麻生 智久)
- Female student (女子生徒) / Hashimoto Mai (橋本 まい)
- Female student (女子生徒) / Nishino Youko (西野 陽子)
- Male student (男子生徒) / Matsuo Daisuke (松尾 大亮)
- Male student (男子生徒) / Konno Jun (金野 潤)
- Male student (男子生徒) / Nishina Youhei (仁科 洋平)

April 25, 2008 at 6:02 pm
31 comments »
  • April 25, 2008 at 6:10 pmrealtears

    death to haruna. Long Live LaLa!!!!!
    Everyone jump on the LaLa warwagon!!!!
    seriously tho haruna is a very boring character, with each passing episode I just want to poke my eyes out when she gets screen time.

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:12 pmrealtears

    by the way Tenjouin Saki is drawn, looks like she’ll be the typical rich cocky half white half asian girl in the series, every anime needs one of those.

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:12 pmblind_assassin

    First post

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:13 pmAshan

    The infamous tentacles make their début eh? heh, this should be interesting to watch. ~

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:21 pmmysterious

    this ep looks wacky, will be fun to watch then.

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:45 pmJoeDX

    I lol’d at the Halo 3 cover parody.

    I enjoyed the ep up until the giant octopus crap, which kinda killed the enjoyment for me. Felt way too out of place and overdone imo.

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:48 pmXKlibur

    Hahaha… Very funny XD

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:52 pmfree anime

    Gyaaabooo ~~~ another fanservice ~_~

  • April 25, 2008 at 6:53 pmSigurd-kun

    This will be a funny epi

  • April 25, 2008 at 7:12 pmTiberium Wolf

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Why making a freaking CG? It’s sooooo bad!

  • April 25, 2008 at 7:14 pmcyro

    i’m surprised how much this is straying from the manga.

  • April 25, 2008 at 7:59 pmsasweeloozupe

    @cyro

    “i’m surprised how much this is straying from the manga.”

    i would agree the manga is more on the relation between haruna, lala, and rito…
    the anime ver. is more on the comedy part… pffff…

  • April 25, 2008 at 8:08 pm:P

    Well it should be like the manga because its just as random.

  • April 25, 2008 at 8:15 pmKrackedVirtue

    Oh god the tentacles just keep on appearing…

  • April 25, 2008 at 8:29 pmAkiraman

    I love Lala another funny episode.

  • April 25, 2008 at 8:39 pmCafard

    Me too. I prefer lala. She is more intersting than the other(haruna or something like that). Haruna in to love-ru, inoue in bleach.(boring)

  • April 25, 2008 at 8:44 pmGod~knows~

    Well I understood most of the dialogue and I’m not too happy about this episode.I expected them to do something good with all the money they saved by not animating alot of the manga’s plot so far.But they spend it on seafood…The CGI was good but it never blended well with the overall animation causing it to look more artificial and awkward.The tentacle rape scene was no where near the ones the manga portrays frequently and its just dissapointing.And it seems like they’re just planning to introduced the characters by hook or by crook.Judging by the episode titles its going to be anime original plot for at least another month.

  • April 25, 2008 at 8:54 pmkyubi no chakra

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  • April 25, 2008 at 9:17 pmdivine

    @kyubi no chakra:
    By the way, I’m not Omni… >_>

  • April 25, 2008 at 9:25 pmHagiri

    i’ve read the manga [ongoing] … if they stay somewhat close to the manga [i don't remeber the cooking part in the manga....] , saki should be focusing on zastin after a few episodes or the next….

  • April 25, 2008 at 10:11 pmD_D

    the animation of the animals r awesome. btw abit disappointed though on how the fanservice of this series if u compare it to kanokon. thnx a bunch divine plz keep blogging any fanservice animes that comes every season !?

  • April 26, 2008 at 12:11 amYukiruchan

    That freak’s post above should be deleted.

    BTW… t t tentacles .. that’s totally scary!

  • April 26, 2008 at 1:04 amFrank Shi

    lol octopus porn

  • April 26, 2008 at 9:23 amstrawberryheaven

    ^

    lol.

  • April 26, 2008 at 3:26 pmGil

    COMPLETE DEVIATION FROM MANGA :(

  • April 26, 2008 at 8:02 pmMarvin

    Wow, totally not in the manga. Haruna FTW! Lala is cute too!

  • April 28, 2008 at 3:46 amAshot01

    …where’s my manga adaptation? D:

  • May 1, 2008 at 5:49 pmahbonk

    What?! No mention of Mikan in an apron? Absurd!

  • May 1, 2008 at 8:16 pmAndy

    Is it just me, or does it look like the Octopuses and the other foods were fighting over who got Lala and Haruna?
    http://randomc.net/image/To%20LOVE-Ru/To%20LOVE-Ru%20-%2004%20-%20Large%2027.jpg
    Red Octo: Yay! no collectables!
    http://randomc.net/image/To%20LOVE-Ru/To%20LOVE-Ru%20-%2004%20-%20Large%2030.jpg

    Red Octo: Hey, I’ll give you this guy if you leave me alone.
    Squid: Hell no, I want the girls!

  • May 1, 2008 at 8:17 pmAndy

    Sorry for the double post but,

    *new*