Toradora!

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Synonyms: Tiger X Dragon
Japanese: とらドラ!
English: Toradora!
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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
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.071 (scored by 13710921,371,092 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #24
Members: 2,187,455
Favorites: 56,656

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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 a video game for PlayStation Portable, released only in Japan and published by Namco Bandai Games in 2009.

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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)
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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 (eps 19)




Reviews

Nov 25, 2023
This was my first introduction into romcom anime and my second anime ever. It’s a show that has grown on me more as time went on. When I first watched it I thought to myself ‘yeah it was better than I thought it would be but whatever’. Then I found myself rewatching it. And after I delved more into anime and saw the absolute bullshit that is the romance genre, I found my appreciation for this show increase drastically. But what makes it different from shit like Uzaki-chan? When I thought about this, what came to mind is this show’s dedication to characterization. Thinking about ...
Jun 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
There are two kinds of camps I have seen when it comes to people who dislike this show. Some will watch the first couple of episodes and just find not to like it, which is somewhat understandable. But then worse fate is being part of the group who watches the show and enjoys it just to have it ruined by the ending.

In a way, I feel like alot of the people who say the ending is fine or even good are on huge doses of copium because they enjoyed the show like I did. I wont spoil it here, but trust me when I say ...
Feb 22, 2024
Its another anime about some crazy she-witch Taiga Aisaka (aka Palmtop Tiger), who torments an innocent guy Ryuuji Takasu who's just minding his business.

Its not a boy-likes-girl, girl-likes-boy story.
Instead its boy likes girl's friend, girl likes guy's friend.
(however you know the 2 main characters are gonna fall in love with each other)

Ryuuji is a nice guy with menacing eyes he inherited from his gangster father ✞.
He's good at cooking and cleaning.
Taiga is a miniature witch who's mean and ungrateful to Ryuuji despite how much he tries to help her.

A constant mistake these types of girl-bullies-guy anime make is that they dont give the ...

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