Ranked #132
Toradora! (Novel)


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Japanese: とらドラ!


Type: Novel
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 62
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 10, 2006 to Mar 10, 2009
Authors: Takemiya, Yuyuko (Story), Yasu (Art)
Serialization: None


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Ranked: #1322
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Toradora!'s story begins with the male protagonist Ryuuji Takasu who is frustrated at trying to look his best as he enters his second year of high school. Despite his gentle personality, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent so he is utterly hopeless about his chances of getting a girlfriend anytime soon, and does not have many close friends either. After being greeted by his hungover mother in the morning, Ryuuji goes to school and is happy to find that he gets to be in the same class as his best friend Yuusuke Kitamura and crush Minori Kushieda. However, it is then that he unexpectedly knocks into "the school's most dangerous animal of the highest risk level"—Taiga Aisaka—who just happens to also be in his class, and is a good friend of Minori.

Taiga has a negative attitude towards others and will not hesitate to snap at people. After meeting Ryuuji, she takes an instant dislike of him. Taiga comes from a rich family, though she moved out to live on her own due to family issues, and by coincidence is now living in an apartment next door to Ryuuji. After Ryuuji discovers that Taiga has a crush on Yuusuke, and Taiga finds out about Ryuuji's affections towards Minori, Ryuuji suggests that they cooperate so they can win the object of their affections. Ryuuji says he will do anything to get closer to Minori, which Taiga exploits, making Ryuuji her personal servant, and getting him to do household chores like cooking and cleaning for her. Taiga spends a lot of her time over at his house, so much so that she could almost be considered a member of his family. Since Ryuuji spends a lot of time with Taiga, he is opened up to her world and to a side of her that most people do not see. The two also attempt to help each other in order to improve how people view them. Unknown to them, however, people they know from school start to become curious about their strange relationship together and rumors begin to spread about them.

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Alternative version: Toradora!
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Aisaka, Taiga
Kawashima, Ami
Kitamura, Yuusaku
Kushieda, Minori
Takasu, Ryuuji
Hamada, Sena

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Oct 9, 2010
The story is about a boy and girl who both want to become closer to their respective crushes. The boy, Ryuuji, likes the girl’s best friend. The girl, Taiga, likes Ryuuji’s best friend. Under a certain circumstance Ryuuji and Taiga form an alliance and help each other to achieve their respective goals.

The main protagonist is Ryuuji Takasu. In school, he’s feared by his scary looking face. Despite having a scary face, he loves to clean and cook. His love for cleaning is so great that he even carries cleaning materials in his school locker. In the story, he has the conflict of not being read more
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- Tsundere girls and the guys that they are constantly arguing with
- Constant Bickering turns into Friendship, which develops into something more?
- Male leads that are a little more mature than their classmates
Toradora is like if the genders were switched in Atashi no Banbi. ToraDora has more of everything though, it's way longer.
Both are hilarious and have a main character with amazing strength despite having a small stature. Both series will give you hours of fun
In both stories the lead female characters are tsundere girls. SNS is more about magic and fantasy and Toradora is a slice of life, but both have romance and are really similar.
Both are romantic comedies, and are by same author and illustrator.
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