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「男とはかくあるべし!」 (Otoko to wa Kaku Arubeshi!)
“This is What It Should Be Like with a Man!”

While rushing to school in the morning, Rito passes by a girl wearing a male uniform, but doesn’t think too much of it. In class, Honekawa-sensei announces another new transfer student, Ren Elise Jewelria, who quickly declares Lala to be his bride. After figuring out who Rito is, Ren also proclaims that he’s going to take Lala back. Unfortunately for Ren though, Lala doesn’t remember who he is, so he shows her a childhood picture of them and explains that Lala used to play with him… as a toy. He also reminds her how she agreed to marry him if he became manlier.

The subsequent school days involve Ren flaunting his manliness to Rito in very absurd ways. This includes ripping up a magazine in front of him, rushing to a doorway to push him down and say “after you”, and lapping him over and over again while running in P.E. class. Despite Ren’s efforts though, Lala doesn’t recognize his manliness, so he resorts to asking Rito how he does it. Unsurprisingly, Rito proves unhelpful, so Ren for some reason or another, decides to ask Haruna, Risa, and Mio, and ends up with some misconception.

Failing again to get Lala to recognize him, Ren happens to watch a “Pocky” movie and gets inspired to follow a similar path. After a lot of intensive training, the media suddenly starts taking notice to him and his efforts, but Lala’s still indifferent to telling him that he’s manly. After a “fake” 3 years later, Ren competes in a series of fights and after many struggles, manages to come out on top. Finally, after a long 120km run, Ren has Lala tell him what she thinks of him in front of a large crowd. However, before Lala can finish her sentence, a fly lands on Ren’s nose, causing him to sneeze and change to his female form, Run. Seeing this, Lala says that it’s unfortunate, but she can’t recognize a girl to be manly.

 

Next Episode:
「清廉潔白風紀委員」 (Seirenkeppaku Fuuki-iin)
“The Honest and Upright Public Morals Committee Member”

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Impressions:
Well, I guess it’s apparent why they casted a female seiyuu to play Ren, given how his Memoruze (メモルゼ) species has the ability to change between genders. Personally, it’s been a while since I’ve seen this “concept” used; however, it’s not new to me at all, having watching a lot of Ranma 1/2 back in the day. The only difference here is that instead of using hot and cold water to change sexes, it seems like all Ren has to do is sneeze to change into Run (…and vice-versa). What’s kind of “unique” here though (besides the obvious), is that Ren is a completely different person from Run in both mind and boy. In other words, Ren and Run are basically two separate people who alternate between using the same body. Now wouldn’t it be a bit disturbing if Run started going after Rito, while Ren continued to go after Lala? *shudder* Hmm, having said that, I get the feeling this is going to happen. -_-;

Other than that, the comedy was pretty light this episode, but there were a ton of parodies to put a smirk on your face, such as Rocky Balboa, E. Honda from Street Fighter II, and Joe Higashi from Fatal Fury. I did find it a bit funny how they threw up on-screen messages saying Ren’s training fights aren’t that interesting and to watch some fan-service scenes of Lala, Mikan, and Haruna instead. I guess if I had to choose between watching either of the two, it would be a mistake not to pick the latter. Speaking of which, it was nice to see Mikan again, even though she only had a minor role this episode.

Next week it looks like we’ll see more of Saki again and be introduced to another new character, who I believe is a member of the school’s Public Morals Committee. I’ve been told the new character is Kotegawa Yui (古手川 唯), who’s played by the usually soft-spoken but always pleasant to listen to Nadzuka Kaori (Eureka in Eureka Seven, Yuasa Hiromi in true tears, Nakatsukasa Tsubaki in Soul Eater, Nunnally in CODE GEASS). In retrospect, there sure have been a lot of new characters introduced lately.

 

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)
- Ren/Run (レン/ルン) / Ooura Fukuya (大浦 冬華)
- Saruyama (猿山) / Yoshino Hiroyuki (吉野 裕行)
- Peke (ペケ) / Arai Satomi (新井 里美)
- Yuuki Mikan (結城 美柑) / Hanazawa Kana (花澤 香菜)
- Momioka Risa (籾岡 里沙) / 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)
- 24 hour TV announcer (24時間TVアナウンサー) / Furushima Kiyotaka (古島 清孝)
- Announcer (アナウンサー) / Sakaguma Takahiko (坂熊 孝彦)
- Subordinate (手下) / Konno Jun (金野 潤)
- Man (男子) / Matsuo Daisuke (松尾 大亮)
- Woman (女子) / Nishino Youko (西野 陽子)

May 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm
30 comments »
  • May 16, 2008 at 11:25 pmZombie

    Oh si primer comentario…

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:52 pmCS

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:55 pmDeathclock

    Run-chan is so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

  • May 16, 2008 at 11:57 pmHister

    very boorinnngggg…

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:13 amBloggerX

    sneeze to change sex hmm…. Oh yeah Gacha Gacha: The Next Revolution. Man this show is as original as Naruto(Hunter x Hunter)

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:23 amexia

    gets weirder each week.

  • May 17, 2008 at 1:59 amejwodw

    wheres my yami (golden darkness)!

  • May 17, 2008 at 2:24 amStei

    Well it already did happen in the manga, luckily this show seems to be adding some twists to make vthe storyline a little different.

  • May 17, 2008 at 3:14 amroflcopter

    its going to happen… run fall in love with rito…for sure..read the manga…btw,,,in chapter 100 (latest)…rito turns into a girl…chances for ren?…
    well rito get a harem of 6 girls + 1 sister + 1 ghost + 2 hot sisters in law…and then turns into a woman…to love ru

  • May 17, 2008 at 3:34 amAlien

    It’s a trap!

  • May 17, 2008 at 3:45 amfurinyue

    look like yui will come out next week, the remanding is yami, nana,momo,ghost (dunno her name),and kyoko

  • May 17, 2008 at 3:47 amfurinyue

    it also seem that their are speeding up the show , doest really follow manga…, i kinda miss the sempai tat always tackle girl and fail .

  • May 17, 2008 at 4:10 amkenshin514

    Well, quite a lot of filler in this episode but at least they still introduce both Ren & Ran. Yes !! My second favorite character, Yui, in this series will be introduce next week. My favorite is still Haruna-chan

  • May 17, 2008 at 7:20 amMelchior

    They are really going all out changing the story order.

    Yui before Yami? 0_o

    Not that it’s a bad thing, I like the Public Morals Committee girl just as much as some of the other girls (she looks like she’ll be a perfect tsundere). She’s seems like she’ll be a good counterbalance to Lala and Saki the Slut.

    At least it is as new to the manga readers as newcomers. You never know how they are going to twist the plot!

  • May 17, 2008 at 9:53 amwhitey-chan

    Yui!!!

  • May 17, 2008 at 10:18 amNight J

    Finally!!! Yui!!!

  • May 17, 2008 at 11:41 amSolaris

    I did never make many as mistakes givinf out quick judjements to new series like i did this spring season.

    I screamed miracle to Allison to Lilia and it was showed being crap. I wouldn’t give 2 cents to To Loveru, as it looked the inexpressive clone of Urusei Yatsura, but i was so wrong! This show is turning out funny and fresh. Maybe it’ not so original but a nice watch. Sure it beats up badly the other rival harem Kanokon!

  • May 17, 2008 at 3:53 pmexia

    kanokon isnt really a harem as much as this. but the ecchi levels in kanokon… are far way ecchi-er than this show. this show is still fun to watch tho.

  • May 17, 2008 at 4:19 pmnapen

    haha, one more girl for a perfect harem

  • May 17, 2008 at 4:50 pmexodus

    Don’t judge a book by its cover. Huh? If Kanokon is your soft-hentai then ToLoveRu might become the new ecchi harem standard. 7 Episodes so far and it looks quite promsing. At least better than that Vampire thing before.
    I still reading the manga. But for sure, this Anime will probably get some anime-only characters. But if that statement above about the 6 to 10 girls harem and that “transformation” (probably a one episode slap stick, Ranma?)is true. Than its ToLoveRu!

    Still – nice show! How many Episodes will it be? 26 or 52+?

  • May 17, 2008 at 4:51 pmNemo

    Don’t judge a book by its cover. Huh? If Kanokon is your soft-hentai then ToLoveRu might become the new ecchi harem standard. 7 Episodes so far and it looks quite promsing. At least better than that Vampire thing before.
    I still reading the manga. But for sure, this Anime will probably get some anime-only characters. But if that statement above about the 6 to 10 girls harem and that “transformation” (probably a one episode slap stick, Ranma?)is true. Than its ToLoveRu!

    Still – nice show! How many Episodes will it be? 26 or 52+?

  • May 17, 2008 at 5:06 pmSilver

    @ Solaris

    Really? I rather enjoyed Allison & Lillia. But yeah, I prefer ToLoveRu more than Kanokon. Kanokon for some reason makes it hard for me to watch.

  • May 17, 2008 at 5:14 pmdivine

    @exodus:
    To LOVE-Ru is currently listed for 2 seasons (~26 episodes), which is fairly long for a show of this nature.

  • May 17, 2008 at 10:47 pmbobofet

    HAREM SHOWS REALLY PISS ME OFF

    i mean i actually though ren was a better character than run..run is damn boring there is nothing special about him and somehow manages a harem? geez…

    at least if they had a harem lead with something special about him that would be understandable…but run is anything but special…..

  • May 17, 2008 at 10:49 pmbobofet

    woops i meant rito not run :P

  • May 18, 2008 at 4:01 amroflcopter

    Nothing special about rito?
    well he mangaged himself(more or less) from a shy guy that faints at nude skin to a guy with 6-11 nude bitches. well and he turn himself in a woman, now… so nothing special, huh?

  • May 18, 2008 at 7:20 amGod~knows~

    Hopefully the dvd sales go well, then I can get to see a second season :)I’m shell-shocked that they forgot to mention that it was Rito and Ren’s first kiss back there.Poor attention to detail on XEBEC’s part.

  • May 18, 2008 at 1:16 pmSolaris

    @Silver: I still like Allison to Lilia, but i admit i overextimated it a lot. I thought it was to be the best anime of the season but i was wrong. I’ll answer why in some post about that show, k?

    @Exia: Kanokon and Toloveru ARE actually harem. What’s harem otherwise?

  • May 18, 2008 at 1:26 pmJacob

    For more gender changing sneezes see Gacha Gacha 2 – ecchi manga that makes the “achoo I’m a girl!” idea a central plotline.

  • March 2, 2010 at 1:56 amHonda Prelude

    Ooh dang i just wrote a big comment and as soon as i tapped enter it came up empty! Please tell me it worked right? I dont want to type it again if i do not have to! Either the blog freaked out or i am an dum dum, the second option doesnt surprise me lol.