Ranked #112

Toradora!

Alternative Titles

English: Toradora!
Synonyms: Tiger X Dragon
Japanese: とらドラ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Mar 26, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.481 (scored by 318,305 users)
Ranked: #1122
Popularity: #12
Members: 494,116
Favorites: 23,141
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Synopsis

It hurts being misunderstood by your peers. Ryuuji Takasu is a victim of the oh-so familiar high school rumor mill. His slanted eyes and brute appearance have led his classmates to fear for the worst, labeling him a delinquent and avoiding unnecessary contact with him. The truth of the matter is that Ryuuji is actually a really nice guy who enjoys the simple things in life - cooking, cleaning and playing with his parakeet. If you omit his bad reputation, Ryuuji has a pretty peaceful life. That is until he accidentally looks into the eyes of the tiger...

Unlike Ryuuji, Taiga Aisaka, known as "Palmtop Tiger" by her classmates, deserves her bad reputation. Despite her petite size and cute, doll-like appearance, Taiga is actually quite a handful; she has a horrible temper and an even worse attitude. After a traumatic "uh-oh" mistake (on Taiga's part), she meets Ryuuji. Although the two have trouble getting along at first, they eventually decide to make the best of their situations and form a pact to help each other get closer to their crushes. Will puppy love bloom for the Tiger x Dragon duo? Or will they destroy each other in the process?

Toradora! is a slice of life anime that explores the awkward, yet adorable, moments of high school that everyone of us has faced at one point or another. The storyline is sure to tug at your heartstrings and poke at your funny bone, all at the same time.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aisaka, Taiga
Aisaka, Taiga
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Takasu, Ryuuji
Takasu, Ryuuji
Main
Majima, Junji
Japanese
Majima, Junji
Kushieda, Minori
Kushieda, Minori
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Kawashima, Ami
Kawashima, Ami
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

Staff

Kasai, Kenichi
Kasai, Kenichi
Producer, Storyboard
Yamanaka, Takahiro
Yamanaka, Takahiro
Producer
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 Tiger and Dragon
Tora to Ryuu (虎と竜)
Oct 2, 2008
2 Ryuuji and Taiga
Ryuuji to Taiga (竜児と大河)
Oct 9, 2008
3 Your Song
Kimi no Uta (君の歌)
Oct 16, 2008
4 That Moment's Expression
Ano Toki no Kao (あのときの顔)
Oct 23, 2008
5 Ami Kawashima
Kawashima Ami (かわしまあみ)
Oct 30, 2008

Opening Theme

#1: "Pre-Parade (プレパレード)" by Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, and Eri Kitamura (eps 1-16)
#2: "silky heart" by Yui Horie (eps 17-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Vanilla Salt (バニラソルト)" by Yui Horie (eps 1-16)
#2: "Orange (オレンジ)" by Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, and Eri Kitamura (eps 17-18, 20-25)
#3: "Holy Night (ホーリーナイト)" by Rie Kugimiya and Eri Kitamura (ep 19)



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rooserloom
Apr 11, 2013
I don't usually watch the romantic comedy genre of things. I always enjoyed action, fantasy, adventure like Soul Eater, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun etc. but for some reason I was in the mood for something different.

Toradora is just the 3rd romcom anime series i watched and I can truly say that it has become my FAVORITE anime.

The short version of this review is: I very much enjoyed Toradora

-The characters are all unique, likable, and relatable due to the fact they all display their weak sides sometimes and moments of insecurity behind the personality exterior. The chemistry between the characters was fun to watch

-The story stays read more
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Satire
Aug 11, 2013
Romance has always been a tricky, unforgiving genre; you make one mistake and the story slowly begins to crumble. Why is that? Well, as many of us may know, love is a complicated business. So is entertainment. So why do we watch romantic series? There's many different answers that vary based on the individual. Maybe we're simply taking a chance at trying to find a feeling. A feeling of the tingle of our heartstrings, or a stir in our human emotions. It's good to feel these things from time to time. Fortunately for us, Toradora is a series that gracefully grants us this chance. It read more
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MugenDreamu
Feb 9, 2015
This's the first time I got the "4 seasons" feeling while watching an entire anime show.

What's "4 seasons" feeling I talking about? here's the explaination:

I feel 4 times of sensation changed while watch this anime:

1st times: at episode 1 to 2, at the first time watching those episode I thought this series will be just a light comedy anime which will makes me chuckle without complicated story. It just like Spring season that give a high hopes on the early year.

2nd times: at episode 3 to 14, I'm getting a bit bored and almost dropped it, but I decided to push my self to finish read more
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Radeon
Jan 21, 2010
Moderator Edit: This review contains spoilers.

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Toradora!= Another normal romance/drama anime involving high school...We had many anime of this kind. In fact, these type of anime are very common nowadays. I had watched this type many times, but mostly ended up so wrongly.

But this time, Toradora! is done the right way. Yup, I ended up loving this "normal" anime. Story involves two high-schoolers, a normal guy, and a short girl....Now where have I heard that from? Many anime had this kind of story. Yup, It kinda gives me feelings of Deja Vu-ness. This time its done the way I like it. On to the review....

Story- read more
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Have the same synchro and the same character - qualities.
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Toradora! has the same creator as Golden Time, meaning there is significant overlap between the two shows. Golden Time is best described as the second iteration of Toradora! The plots of the two shows are highly similar, despite the characters in the shows being dramatically different. Toradora! though is by far the superior product, with intriguing characters and better writing. Some of the pronounced problems with Golden Time, such as fast pacing and possessing overly-dramatic characters, are absent from Toradora! Toradora! is much slower, centers around younger (more mature) characters, and well-timed dramatic moments.  
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