Ranked #108


Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Mar 26, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.491 (scored by 299,209 users)
Ranked: #1082
Popularity: #11
Members: 464,218
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Despite Ryuuji Takasu's gentle personality, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent. Class rearrangements on his second high school year put him together with his best friend, Yusaku Kitamura, and his hidden crush, Minori Kushieda. Along with these two comes Kushieda's best friend, Taiga Aisaka. Her delicate appearance contrasts with her brutal personality. Secretly in love with Kitamura, Taiga agrees to help Ryuuji with his love interest as long as he helps her get closer to hers.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Kasai, Kenichi
Kasai, Kenichi
Producer, Storyboard
Yamanaka, Takahiro
Yamanaka, Takahiro
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
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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Nov 29, 2015
The premise of the show is pretty hard to believe. After an accidental meeting involving two violent outbursts, Taiga Aisaka and Ryuuji Takasu make an agreement to help one another pursue their respective love interests, Kitamura and Kushieda, who also happen to be Ryuuji and Taiga's mutual friends. It's the stockholm syndrome trope, create a situation in which the two main characters are forced to spend large amounts of time together and wait for them to fall in love. High school ‘contracts’ are an object of fiction, much like the accidentally overheard conversations that drive most of the character development. People do overhear things occasionally, read more
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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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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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Nov 17, 2015
If there is one anime that exemplifies how a high school rom-com should be done, its Toradora! This is one of the best romance anime I've seen and one of the best high school setting shows as well.

Toradora's story is not necessarily a weak point, but there are some little things that stop the story from being amazing. The story section does not cover the romance portion, that's better summed up in the characters section. Toradora! is basically a story of a guy and a girl helping each other try to date the others best friend. There are little arcs that usually end in some read more
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Anime: Zero no Tsukaima
These two anime are completely different in plot but in characters you can definitely see a similarity... The main characters Ryuji and Taiga have a very interesting relationship.. one of a master and her dog (like Louise and Saito)...
In both anime the characters share a close relationship in which the chibi fearsome female dominates the male...very interesting to watch..
(both females have the same voice actor as well..) 
reportRecommended by sspatel_55
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Romantic comedy about a group of friends with different backgrounds, relationships and problems as they experience and solve it together. Both have unique characters that keeps you interested and entertained. 
reportRecommended by togeyanagi
Anime: Lovely★Complex
Both Lovely Complex and Toradora involve a girl and boy who act harshly to each other but then end up becoming friends and helping each other try to get together with their love interests. Eventually, the main characters began to develop romantic feelings for each other...
I adore both of these series'. <3 
reportRecommended by YakuzaDog
Anime: Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
Ookami-san started to develop into something meaningful other than a plotless comedy over a few episodes. That development focused on romantic struggle of the main couple. Toradora development is pretty much the same, started of funny and increasingly dramatic over time. 
reportRecommended by lapisdragon
Anime: Shakugan no Shana
Both are very similar.
Have the same synchro and the same character - qualities.
Synchro~ Kugimiya Rie - Taiga - Shana
In these animes is about love.
The anime also has what funny, the comedy is there, too. 
reportRecommended by Foxygirl05
Anime: Golden Time
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.  
reportRecommended by Swiftstrike

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