The one and only episode I’ve been waiting for, the introduction of Golden Darkness, but let’s stick to Yami-chan since it’s easier and it’s more cute. By far this is the best episode of To Love-Ru as it followed the manga pretty closely and we haven’t had that for a few episodes so far. There were plenty of cute moments as well as some ecchi moments but it all played out pretty well, but it’s pretty amazing how Rito gets into these situations and how he manages to get out of them as well. And what was the thing between Zastin and Lala? A Deviluke form of rock paper scissors? At least we saw some leg action from Lala.
So with the introduction of Yami-chan, my faith in the series has somewhat been raised. Recently the series has felt really episodic with the way that new characters are introduced which is kind of annoying as the other girls are pretty interesting and they still play a part in the overall story (even though there clearly isn’t a set story). I can only hope that Yami-chan makes more appearances in the next few episodes as she does make appearances now and then throughout the chapters in the manga, but the same goes for all the other girls. Also Yami-chan sounded pretty close to what I expected. Voiced by Fukuen Misato (Yin from Darker Than Black, and Kurumu from Rosario + Vampire) I can definitely pick up the Yin vibes, but in a more talkative stance.
Next episode we’re moving on to the athletics carnival with most of the girls involved (minus Yami-chan so it seems). Well there’s only one thing to look forward to for the next episode and that’s bountiful fanservice shots.