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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
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 13879641,387,964 users)
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Ranked: #5532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #24
Members: 2,214,990
Favorites: 56,878

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Nov 29, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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, ...
Mar 26, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Fairly enjoyable but not really cutting edge.

Overall - 6/10

I personally found Toradora to be somewhat enjoyable to watch but not exactly outstanding. My biggest gripe was the use of Kugimiya Rie, coupled with J.C.Staff being the producer, which really dampened the potential impact this series.

For people not very informed, Kugimiya Rie has played the role of a tsundere with fairly similar personalities in 4 different anime works (Shana, Zero no Tsukaima, Hayate no Gotoku, Zettai Karen Children). I liked the use of a deeper, lower tone for Taiga and I acknowledge this, but I simply found the (over) use of Rie rather stifling.

Story ...
Nov 29, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Here is the story. The hot tempered girl is in love with the class rep. And the scary guy is head over heals for his odd, softball playing classmate. Both Taiga and Ryuj are unable to convey their feelings to the person they have feeling for. Therefore, they team up and try to fix their problems together. As if that isn't enough, a secretive demon like actress is thrown into the mix. Many hilarious and troubling events take place so that you end up falling in love with Toradora before it ends. It's cute, a good laugh, and well animated. In every category it's a ...
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 ...
Nov 16, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Toradora is based off of some romantic comedy light novels written by Takemiya Yuyuko. From October '08 to March '09, an anime adaptation aired. It was brought to us by J.C. Staff, the same studio behind Shakugan no Shana, Yami no Matsuei & Hachimitsu to Clover. So, this could be terrible, really good or bland, based on that. The anime version's writer doesn't help narrow things down either. It was handled by Okada Mari. She's worked on such anime as Canaan & Kuroshitsuji II. So, let's take a look and see if this is one of J.C's better works, or at least entertainingly bad ...
Jul 30, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Looking to expand my occasionally action or intellectually centered anime tastes, I perused the top rated anime list in the hopes of sparking interest for something a little different. Toradora has been recommended to me a number of times over the years, but I've always been hesitant or too busy to give it a try. Perhaps it's the inconsistencies I have with the romantic comedies genre. Shows like Nodame Cantabile have left significant impressions on me, while others have been mediocre or laughable at best. Believable love stories can be difficult to convey as a narrative, especially when you start to add petty high school ...
Apr 28, 2015
Mixed Feelings


I love shoujo animes but when it comes to toradora I can honestly say a anime has never made me love it and hate it at the same time, For the first half of the show I was enjoying it and found it pretty enjoyable, Until the second half where the melo- drama comes in .

I don't mind melo-drama but when it feels ...
Dec 5, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Oh where to go with this review.... I have never been so frustrated by an anime as I have been with this one. An explanation for my score though is worthwhile. This anime is absolutely wonderful as a slice-of-life anime with romantic overtones from episode 1 to about episode 23. The last two episodes however.... horrendous. If you thought NGE had a confusing last two episodes then this will feel right on the same path. Honestly the show up till ep 24 was probably a solid 8 and is the only reason I didn't rate this at 3 or less. The last two episodes, however, ...
Feb 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings

It's probably the dullest, most clichéd, yet best romance anime you're likely to see. Why? Because the competition just isn't there. Before I paint the devil on the wall at this point, I need to make it clear. I liked Toradora as an anime, it entertained me, and I also liked the character relationships, the romances, and the sometimes amusing humor. As a whole, the anime is quite entertaining, as long as you're looking for a simple teen romance. And since the market only has either harems or some over-the-top cliché bombs with no content, Toradora offers a counterbalance worth mentioning as a relatively over-the-top ...
Feb 3, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I really wanted to love Toradora! Honestly, I thought that it had all the ingredients of an anime that I would enjoy. Sadly, while the series started off good, it slowly faded into a mediocre show.

The story follows Taiga and Ryuuji as they try to help each other with dating and other aspects of life. Unfortunately, this continues throughout most of the anime, even when it's clear what the ending will be from the very first episode. I think this was part of the reason I was so disappointed by Toradora! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what will happen to Taiga ...
Mar 15, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (17/25 eps)
Story: 7
At least this anime had a story, but it is a very cliche one. I could guess what happens, even withot finishing it. Tsundere and scary looking guy. They both like a guy and a girl. While helping each other out, they end up liking each other, meanwhile, their former crush likes them. That may not be spot on, but im guessing thats what happens.

It was pretty decent. I liked it.

I personally hated Taiga. She was annoying, and well, I just hate tsunderes in general.
I didnt care much for ryuji and minorin. I did however, like Ami. She shows the human flaws. She ...
Mar 15, 2014
Mixed Feelings
School life crushes. Back then for some you were either too shy to talk to them or no matter how hard you tried thing didn't go to plan. Others however manage to catch them. But regardless of the outcome and the happiness of now, one always looks back and smiles at them self at the memories their youth brought them.

Toradora has a story that is somewhat easy to predict at most points and at other times adds a small twist that's just enough to poke at your feels. However they story is somewhat flat for the large portion of the anime. It starts and rises ...
Aug 15, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Now before marking this as unhelpful cause of my really low mark, hear me out. I like Toradora, It's a good anime, just.. there is some stuff that bugs me about it. Anyway, on with the review :

Story 7/10 : So the story revolves around 2 characters, Aisaka Taiga, and Takasu Ryuuji, who both have a crush, Ryuuji's crush being Kushieda Minori and Taiga's being Kitamura Yuukasu. And so, after one encounter, begins their journey of helping each other to get their crush to like them. The story is well paced, and the originality is there, [POTENTIAL SPOILER] having a "love square" instead of ...
May 11, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I really don't get why this anime is regarded as the best ever in the genre.
I really disliked it from the start because it may only be due to my over analísation of everything I see, but from the intro I could tell then ending that Minorin would like him back but he chooses Taiga because Tsundere funny. I hate tsundere's in general too. But other then the awfull story telling and every character being as liner as the hungarian economy except taiga, the artstyle was great the sound design too.
Now I don't know if it was the source material was what was written in ...
Oct 11, 2020
Mixed Feelings
First time giving a review here. SPOILER

Story: Well, I liked the idea of the show. Helping each other to win their respective crushes' heart but end up liking each other. Made me cry in some parts especially the part where Ryujii said those things to his mom and knowing the backstory of her. Damn that's quite sad. Imagine being pregnant at 15 and then raising your son alone. Quite a tragic backstory if you ask me. Bad ending tho, I don't really understand why leave after deciding that you should be together? Like what? That was really anti-climatic. Confession? Done. Promised that they would be ...
Sep 10, 2020
Mixed Feelings
( spoilers )

Well where to start..
I like these kind of anime where they don't leave the ending open and where a couple is actually formed instead of leaving it open at the end so you can imagine what you'd like.
However i can't feel disappointed with this one.
The story:
I give this a 5 cus it is all over the place with jumps here and there at random.
There is no real build-up between the main characters and somewhere in the middle it seems they suddenly had a change of heart to who will be with who..
You are starting with the two main characters who each have their ...
May 28, 2020
Mixed Feelings
After watching the first 6 episodes, you can say, I was so hyped for the rest of the story. I thought this would easily be on the top 5 animes I've watched. But I was mistaken.

The story had a good approach and had so much potential. But after the 13th episode, it made me a little bored, but I thought, maybe it'll get boring for a bit and then better a few episodes later. It didn't, the story just didn't feel right and then eventually the "gang", or the group of the 5 main characters just slipt up, one character hating this one and another ...
Oct 11, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Warning: I really tried, but spoilers below.

I think that there’s really three stages of finishing an anime. The first stage is when the credits of the last episode roll and you’re left staring at your computer screen (hopefully in satisfaction) with the final scene seared into your mind. The second stage is shortly afterward, where your mind can’t help but replay what it can – the big moments, the emotional curveballs, the “what if” statements. And the final stage is a while afterward, after you’ve had time to reflect, think about the series retrospectively, maybe talk to some friends about it and really come ...
Jun 5, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Toradora, Toradora, Toradora.

This is all my opinion. If you like this show, great! But I did not like the second half. This is fully personal/subjective. I am fully prepared to get rekt for this review. Have at you, lovers of Toradora!

To start, the story. SPOILERS!

TL:DR; A boy named Ryuuji with slanty evil eyes meets a girl named Taiga who breaks into his house and attempts to murder him brutally with a wooden sword in order to keep her crush on his best friend a secret. Hilarity ENSUES!
Yeah. That's the spoiler-free version. Continuing, Ryuuji has a crush in TAIGA'S best friend. They ...
Jul 27, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Anime... we need to talk. Honestly though it's me, not you, I've changed and I realize that now. The unfortunate collateral though is Toradora, which by all rights is fine. Toradora you're not the problem either, you're not even bad, it's just me. A decade and a half plus of anime watching and being an adult will do that to you. So Toradora, don't feel bad about my score, you're still OK, but it's just not want I want now and perhaps for others like me which is why I've decided to write this.

In a different time and place, perhaps ...