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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: Thursdays at 01:20 (JST)
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: 8.471 (scored by 366,482 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #12
Members: 574,417
Favorites: 25,904
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Ranked #120Popularity #12Members 574,417
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the "Palmtop Tiger."

One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga's best friend!

Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Toradora! was selected as a recommended work by the awards jury of the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2009.

The light novel was also adapted into video games for PlayStation Portable, published by Namco Bandai Games in 2009.

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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


Edit 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)

Edit 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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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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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 am talking about? Here's the explanation:

I felt the sensation changed 4 times while watch this anime:

1st time: During episodes 1 to 2, watching those episodes for the first time I thought this series would just be a light comedy anime which will make me chuckle without a complicated story. It just like the spring season that give a high hopes on the early year.

2nd time: During episodes 3 to 14, I'm getting a bit bored and almost drop it, but I decided to push read more
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