TO LOVE-RU -TROUBLE-
studio : Xebec
director : Takao Kato
serial run : April 3, 2008 - September 25, 2008
total episodes : 26
score : ***
to love-ru is basically built on the classic harem premise while sharing a pinch of absurdities seen in love hina. also worth noting of the series is that its attempt in throwing in as much popular moe archetypes as possible into the recipe, from a technologically superior mahou shoujo princess to a righteous tsundere prefect etc, no matter whichever moe archetype you probably had in mind to love-ru may possibly has it in check :3
on the other hand it is quite a pity for the series to be having a somewhat plain / shallow progression in some of the characters, most notably my beloved yui kotegawa and mikan whose screentime has been reduced greatly along with yami. too much spotlight were given to saruyama which i think is highly innecessary being that he wasn't one of the major attention to the story in contrast to yui and mikan.
i won't say that i am disappointed with the overall direction [ and execution ] of the anime but still i do think that it could've been done better.