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Oct 2, 2008 5:12 PM

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wow i really enjoyed that... had some crazy Shana flashbacks there lol... i loled at the censored sink... damn what a great start to the series
 
Oct 2, 2008 5:12 PM

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THANK YOU JC STAFF!
for finally doing a accurate adaptation of a light novel. I got used to the artwork pretty quickly and actually started liking it
No one seems to mention that the music was good too. =D

I loved it, can't wait for more
 
Oct 2, 2008 5:46 PM

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It was pretty good, I have no real complaints. I'll keep up with this one
It doesn't think, it doesn't feel, it doesn't laugh or cry..... All it does from dusk till dawn is make the soldiers die.
 
Oct 2, 2008 5:52 PM

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I had a big sigh when Aisaka (I almost typed Louise there) started calling Ryuuji a dog. Sound familiar at all? D: I hope it doesn't become too prominent in the series or it gets a bad score. Otherwise, I rather liked the rest of the episode. At least so far I like Ryuuji a lot better than I liked Saito.
 
Oct 2, 2008 5:52 PM

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lmao, pretty good for a first ep.
 
Oct 2, 2008 5:54 PM

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Iriya said:
I had a big sigh when Aisaka (I almost typed Louise there) started calling Ryuuji a dog. Sound familiar at all? D: I hope it doesn't become too prominent in the series or it gets a bad score. Otherwise, I rather liked the rest of the episode. At least so far I like Ryuuji a lot better than I liked Saito.
Taiga called Ryuuji a dog also in the manga. If it wasn't for the seiyuu connection, there shouldn't be any familiarity. :)
 
Oct 2, 2008 5:59 PM

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ChiBuki said:
Iriya said:
I had a big sigh when Aisaka (I almost typed Louise there) started calling Ryuuji a dog. Sound familiar at all? D: I hope it doesn't become too prominent in the series or it gets a bad score. Otherwise, I rather liked the rest of the episode. At least so far I like Ryuuji a lot better than I liked Saito.
Taiga called Ryuuji a dog also in the manga. If it wasn't for the seiyuu connection, there shouldn't be any familiarity. :)

Okay. I just got so tired of hearing Louise (sorry, I know you're a Louise fan, no offense meant here) that I just got a bad feeling when it was mentioned here too. So long as it isn't taken too far :)
 
Oct 2, 2008 6:26 PM
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Not bad, i love it how everyone just freaks out round Ryuuji
I'm still confused as to how Aisaka got Ryuuji's cellphone number.
 
Oct 2, 2008 7:03 PM
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I am loving the Rie Kugimiya.
 
Oct 2, 2008 7:08 PM

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Oh my GOD this makes me feel soo much better. After watching ZnT3 this is like heaven. Kugimiya Rie FTW!!!!1!!111
 
Oct 2, 2008 7:23 PM
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to me, this first ep of the series wasn't so bad but kind of a tipical love comedy at school (which i love) but it was still good so i gave it a 8
 
Oct 2, 2008 7:37 PM
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cereal said:

I'm still confused as to how Aisaka got Ryuuji's cellphone number.


I was a bit curious about this as well.
 
Oct 2, 2008 7:43 PM

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Spools said:
cereal said:

I'm still confused as to how Aisaka got Ryuuji's cellphone number.


I was a bit curious about this as well.


Presumption is she snooped around or found something that has it written on it or might have used other means through people since she mentioned that Ryuuji might be just one of her dogs. I say we do not know about her background too well yet so we do not know all her resources.

On that note I saw the subs. I AM IMPRESSED. Very unique mix of elements and of course MOE Aisaka X Ryuuji and SCREW Kitamura cause GLASS BOY ain't good with Aisaka.

NOW ME WANT A WIFE LIKE AISAKA.
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Oct 2, 2008 7:51 PM

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It started really great. Let's hope the budget's body can take it.

JC Staff is getting good at the tsundere business, making upgrades here and there.

Also, Rie's voice acting is better by the season. Mizore -> Miharu -> Taiga confirms it.
 
Oct 2, 2008 7:58 PM

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haha from the looks fo it, this seems like the kind of show that suspends all basic logic and conventional thinking more than usual. i already get the feeling they are going to end up together.

someone who is mistaken for being mean and someone who is mean by nature. they go well together.
 
Oct 2, 2008 8:00 PM
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Just watched the sub and I gotta say that I'm enjoying it all over again.....except now I can understand it better.
I remember whoever scanlated the first two chapters of the manga, it was incoherent.
 
Oct 2, 2008 8:06 PM

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Fuck yeah Toradora!



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What the hell happened in the classroom scene? I was right confused by that.
Taiga couldn't find her love letter to Takashi, and soon realized she mixed up her love letter in Ryuuji's school bag.


yeah man, fuck yeah toradora xD
great adaptation so far. i liked the animation, and J.C. staff seems like will suffice to make the amazingness of toradora flow smoothly.
small changes from the manga didn't bother me at all. i love this one.
too bad gg's subs are only 848 x 400... i was expecting some H264 1280 x 720 or something like that, but hell, the animation was nice.
the first part seemed so slow, and so heartful.... when aisaka enters... its just awesome transition xD
ryuugi's mom is hilarious as well, reminds me of sensei in nogizaka xD
ryuugi looks like he is more evil than in the manga, can't wait to see how J.C staff does some of the most hilarious scenes in the manga XD

i also loved how ryuugi got cut off by getting punched by the palmtop tiger xD
the comedy was awesome.
low tsundere kugirie voice was awesome, nice change from shana and louise ;D
bedroom scene with taiga and her bokken was also nice. the animation was nice
the food was nice
i love taiga... she is already so deredere and tsuntsun xD
the art is not as bad as it looked on the promo pics... it actually looks nice
i will have to conform with "urusai urusai" for now xD
lol @ food censor xD
ED is really nice
i am looking forward to the OP
next episode should be hilariously awesome if they follow the manga (which they look like they will do)

first anime that i have watched after reading some of the manga xD

coolness from gg :D

EDIT: minori was also really cute... nice design i must say
 
Oct 2, 2008 8:14 PM

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i really like it :D



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Oct 2, 2008 8:16 PM
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im a little disappointed at how fast this is going compared to the manga :\
but eh.
overall, good start :3
 
Oct 2, 2008 8:27 PM

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That was awesome, my only complaint: Minori's hair color.
 
Oct 2, 2008 8:43 PM

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big image warning:
逃げちゃ駄目だ。
 
Oct 2, 2008 8:54 PM

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I actually have to complain that this series is actually doing it right. (Note, this post may have spoilers)
I totally expected Takasu's "Evil Face/Really Nice Guy" thing to be done horribly and well... since I can't write about everything they did right, I feel like writing about when I felt they did wrong. Actually, I'll just write about each character.
Takasu - Pass, he was done really well. Dammit, this was the big point I expected them to screw up on.
Kitamura - Pass, he's supposed to be a really important side character who doesn't get much screen time and that's what they did.
Taiga - So-so, the only problem I have with Taiga is that I actually expected a higher pitched annoying voice.
Kushieda - Why the hair color? Other then that, her hyperness is well contained.
Ami - Not Introduced Yet
Yasuko (Takasu's Mom) - Problem with hair color again and the novel made her seem more childish. Other then that, fine.
OP - No OP for first episode.
ED - Nothing special.

From reading most of the novel translations and the manga translations, I totally expected this anime to do bad because the source material is good but against my expectations, it seems to be doing everything write.
For the next episodes.
The pacing of the series seems to be rather slow actually, even though the manga is slower. However, the pacing is fine and if they tried to cram another scene in, they'd end the episode probably some time during the morning of the next day which would be bad. There is a reason why episodes usually seem to have the final scene be at night time.
Ami, I hope they don't mess up her voice nor her personality. Something like Miya's voice from Bamboo Blade would be good, using the exact same "Good/Evil" voice changes.
In all, I find that this series is centric around it's characters instead of a major plot line so the decisive factor of this anime relies on the adaptation of the characters and their interactions with each other. I hope this doesn't end early/change the ending nor doesn't drag on for like 3 seasons (Like ZnT, etc). Well the source novels do have quite a few books out so the first one shouldn't happen however they could easily drag it on.

Note: if case of TL;DR, summary is "What the hell, why is this anime doing it right? That makes me angry, hurry up and screw up please."
 
Oct 2, 2008 9:09 PM

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This is probably one of the rare shows that I prefer the anime to the manga.

The anime had a unique camera angle occasionally, animation was fluid, VA's were top notch, and the monologue's are awesome.
 
Oct 2, 2008 9:26 PM

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First episode was pretty funny, this is definitely going to be an entertaining series to watch^^,

Taiga! :D
 
Oct 2, 2008 9:35 PM

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Tsundere
LOL!!!
 
Oct 2, 2008 10:19 PM

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Uresai was definitely fanservice

The show looks good, might not be the next big thing in moe as suggests though
 
Oct 2, 2008 10:26 PM

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I liked the first episode more than I thought I would -- the leads are just fine, and the best friends have some good potential as well. There were some genuinely funny moments, as well. Very solid opening that has me looking forward to more. :)
 
Oct 2, 2008 10:30 PM

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Little tiger that's deadly with a bokutou - what's not to like?
 
Oct 2, 2008 11:17 PM

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there's a lot more to expect, it's just the first episode, yet quite impressive.
 
Oct 2, 2008 11:37 PM

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I had hit a bit of a dry spell with the romance animes and this seems like what I've been looking for =D Very excited about this series. Fun first episode.
 
Oct 2, 2008 11:58 PM

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Interesting. Not a masterpiece, but I think I'll enjoy this.
 
Oct 2, 2008 11:58 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Well, first episode just aired, it wasn't bad but i prefer the manga.
Also, urusai, urusai!


...lol "i love the manga better" I swear the header should say "DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA"

...would tone down on the post whoring. Anyways, Taiga is ftfw. And who gives a fk about the manga... its a slice of life comedy. Dont expect a deep psychological thriller out of this series.

Taiga looks a little like Chiaki but obviously more agressive. And the plot feels a little Love Com ish. But overall i like it :)


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cereal said:

I'm still confused as to how Aisaka got Ryuuji's cellphone number.


I was a bit curious about this as well.


Its not THAT hard, just think outside the box a little:

Method 1:
-Taiga is friends with Minori
-Minori is good friends with Yuuske
-Yuuske is best friends with Ryuuji
So my assumption was that Taiga got the phone number from Minori, but if she didnt know it she either asked or gave Yuuske's number and Yuuske probably gave her the number.

Method 2:
Also she dropped the love letter in to Ryuuji's bag on accident. She couldve been snoopin and found his cellphone .

Method 3:
After she broke in, she could've snooped around the house

Method 4 (most likely method):
Maybe after Ryuuji made that promise to Taiga they swapped numbers. It wasnt on camera but thats probably the most reasonable answer. Also, she already knows where he lives, considering how close they live to gether.

...yes think outside the box ;)
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Oct 2, 2008 11:59 PM

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LOL the first episode was very funny and it was alot easier to understand than the first couple of manga chapters.
 
Oct 3, 2008 12:30 AM
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Damn that was fun, boku and urusai, and the animation was sweet. Hope it keeps up.
 
Oct 3, 2008 12:41 AM

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Kugimiya Rie + Horie Yui = enough reason for me to love a show.
 
Oct 3, 2008 12:57 AM

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The anime looks interesting and the first episode was very funny.
 
Oct 3, 2008 1:07 AM

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Very good first episode. It didn't dissapoint me at all, and I liked the fact that Taiga sounded different than Shana, Louise and Nagi.
the animation was nice and smooth, and the art was good.
Looks really promising, and defenetly waiting to see more of this.
 
Oct 3, 2008 1:20 AM
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Not a bad start for the first episode of Toradora. I also enjoy the ending theme song as well. :)
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Oct 3, 2008 1:49 AM

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ahh crap more Kugimiya Rie >.<. I didn't know Taiga's VA was Kugimiya Rie till I started watching the episode lol. I love Kugimiya Rie as much as the next guy but after finishing Zero no Tsukaima ~Princesses no Rondo~ I cant get that shitty fail fest feeling out of my head every time I hear her voice say dog. That series was horrible but hopefully this one will be amazing and fill my original expectations.
 
Oct 3, 2008 1:50 AM

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Yeah, Toradora really so god damn great. Kugimiya Rie is as awesome as always. Main guy seems ok too. Taiga is so cute ;).

I knew all along that this will be an awesome anime and I'm really satisfied so far. Let's just hope that pace will keep up, and we won't have to watch too many fillers.
 
Oct 3, 2008 1:53 AM

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This is the first series I've checked out this season, and I already know it's going to be the best (of the original ones, some sequels may surpass it... but even that will be tough!).
 
Oct 3, 2008 1:58 AM

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Omg, I thought the bird was saying "Kill meeee Kill meeeee".
 
Oct 3, 2008 2:06 AM

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Omg, I thought the bird was saying "Kill meeee Kill meeeee".


Lol, That's really creepy ;). But with his looks I wouldn't be really surprised if he would actually saying that.
 
Oct 3, 2008 2:16 AM
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its a good start, i liked how she forgot to put letter in the envelope.

lol at him begging to clean her house and shes asleep.
 
Oct 3, 2008 4:15 AM

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I actually found the first episode rather funny, didn't expect anything from this show but it had some nice twists which made it a lot more interesting. I have high expectations for the next episode.
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Oct 3, 2008 5:02 AM

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A pretty funny start. I'm looking forward to this.

 
Oct 3, 2008 5:08 AM

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From someone who has never read the novel or manga, it's an interesting start. The dialogue at the start of the episode and the pace of the events kind of foreshadowed what was going to happen, but it's not as if we didn't know already. :)

Probably I won't be watching the rest of the episodes, though, this was just to get a quick first impression of the series.
 
Oct 3, 2008 5:23 AM

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Anime-Destiny said:
Not a bad start for the first episode of Toradora. I also enjoy the ending theme song as well. :)


I SECOND the ending theme song and I even KARAOKE IT! :P
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Oct 3, 2008 5:29 AM
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So where are Kana and Haruka? Oh wait, this isn't the third season of Minami-ke? THEN WHY IS CHIAKI IN IT!?!?!?!

Other than that, I'm pleasantly surprised by this. I'm not a Kugimiya Rie fan (found Shana boring and refused to watch ZnT) but characters seem interesting.
 
Oct 3, 2008 5:37 AM

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Lol that was fun to watch. Look forward to more :D
 
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