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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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It's Taiga vs. Ami!
And Ami's chosen discipline has won.. so Taiga is learning to swim.
It's an impossible mission, when you consider she can't put her head into the water.
Of course she has to miss every chance to get in contact with Kitamura :v
And she does not lack in power, as we can see at the pool xD

!! Hahaha Taiga owned Ami at the start :D !!

Taiga orz on Ryuuji after rescuing him? That scene could lead to a lot more misunderstandings.
Her reasoning, that they go on vacation together was nice. Because Ryuuji is her dog xD
 
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Nov 19, 2008 8:54 AM

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Nice episode. Rivalry always happens so needs are there to surmount it. Good episode. Looking forward to subs!

Looking forward to next episode.

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+1 Taiga ;)
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Finally!! Finally Taiga said it!! Yes Yes Yes! >w<

OMG I can't tell you guys how much i love this episode, i thought it was going to be just another average competition like episode after watching the preview last week but things turn out to be absolutely fabulous.

GJ Taiga at removing Ami's swimsuit (> <)d
 
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Nice fanservice

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Hahaha the beginning still cracks me up as I watch it again. Was Minorin just spouting gibberish in the beginning or was she actually saying a word in japanese funny?

Agree about the pool scene, that's a +1 for Taiga.

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Nice fanservice

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Fanservice? When?
 
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id said:
rarri said:
Nice fanservice

U-rururururu-rurururu-Urururusai

Fanservice? When?


He's talking about that pic and scene of Ami in the bikini. Fanservice yes, lame yes.

I forgot to add "torpedo Taiga"

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rarri said:

edit: What happend to angel999? now when he's not here, I feel something's missing.


He was banned, for abusing mods among other things, I think. Not sure about the exact circumstances as that is mod business, but he was quite rude to some of them over trivial matters.


On another note, anyone knows where are the BAN rules of how long it will fast to anyone who get banned. I was not able to find that section even in the rules section.

Saw subs.

Taiga's figure speech I get. Why the mind play? If Ryuuji is her dog then she loves her dog? Taking care of animal dog the Aisaka does to me = love. So that must be the shy side of her I guess.

Next episode Villa? Anyone can spoil by saying where is villa located in Japan from this series?

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He's talking about that pic and scene of Ami in the bikini. Fanservice yes, lame yes.


Fanservice, maybe. Lame no =.=

She can't even swim without the help of the float, she had to do something and that was a freaking brilliant move against show-off-Ami in bikini.


Sorry about the lame but I was comparing the fanservice level to anime like ToLove RU and Tonagura. Guess that was too much.
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rarri said:

edit: What happend to angel999? now when he's not here, I feel something's missing.


He was banned, for abusing mods among other things, I think. Not sure about the exact circumstances as that is mod business, but he was quite rude to some of them over trivial matters.
 
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Nov 20, 2008 1:54 AM

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Freaking brilliant episode. Possibly my favorite so far.

Loved how Ryuuji bet 3000 on Taiga, and how Taiga suddenly started swimming for real when Ryuuji was "drowning". And of course, her strategy at the beginning was great. "I see hair" XD

This episode pretty much sets Ryuuji x Taiga in stone (if it wasn't already). Ami stands no chance at all after that pool scene.
 
Nov 20, 2008 2:26 AM

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Great episode. "Ryuuji is mine!!" LOL Taiga. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
 
Nov 20, 2008 2:41 AM

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More misugi! And more Mickie Mouse hairdo. XD

The lady luck was on Ami's side this time, allowing her to have the contest on 50m freestyle swimming against Taiga. I guess we could say it home field advantage, but this contest really motivated Taiga to bring her best effort, and made her bonding with Ryuuji closer. They even went so far training at public pool. But then again, there were Ryuuji x Taiga undertones all over this episode since the beginning. Also, I like how Minori even entrusted Taiga to Takasu.

I believe Ryuuji's words actually motivated Taiga to win. She wanted victory but this time, not because of Kitamura's effort or her rival Ami. However Taiga was unable to properly express herself and didn't say what she want to say, which is her merit as a tsundere. She got upset after Takasu mistook her and she can't properly explain her actual feeling. At the end of that night, in the end it's the mother's wisdom that helped Ryuuji to understand more of poor Taiga.

Finally, as the match starts this is where the FUN BEGINS! Taiga outsmarted Ami in 3 levels and dashed with her paddling! "I see hair" is winning strategy XDD
Hate to see leg cramps in swimming competitions (soo cliché) but it does make good plot twist here. Ryuuji was worried and came to her, but ended up as victim of silly prank. And thus, while everybody was busy cheering for Ami.... Taiga came back for the rescue!

Much kudos to Kugimiya Rie here. She brings her A+++ game working as Taiga, delivering emotional moments like no American voice actors can. "RYUUJI WA WATASHI NO DAAAAAAAAAAA!!! DARE MO SAWARUN JANAAAAAAAAAAIIIIII *cries*"

And I'll leave it as that. What makes Toradora fun and respectable to watch is that unlike most anime in this genre, it's bound to logical attitudes and reactions of the people. I don't see bra getting pulled out and perverts get nosebleed, exaggerated misunderstandings with the girl typically gets pissed for days, stuff like that.

Also, as much as I love looking at Ami's face and hearing her sweet-talk (love her referring herself in 3rd person), she's still manipulative and showing interest to get her relationship further with Ryuuji. I still don't get episode 6, but I like Ami-chan the way she is now.

It seems Toradora meets summer holiday next week. Can't wait to see what they have in store.

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Nov 20, 2008 3:34 AM

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Ami certainly brings her assets to this show. The swimming contest was awesome, very creative.

Taiga screaming "Ryuuji..." at the top of her lungs somehow seemed wrong for her character. She's probably changing because of him though so I guess it might be logical.

Minori is just an accessory to the cast as this point, she doesn't really feature and honestly, I don't mind. Ami, Taiga and Ryuuji are more than enough to keep this show entertaining for now.
 
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slayer545 said:
He's talking about that pic and scene of Ami in the bikini. Fanservice yes, lame yes.


Fanservice, maybe. Lame no =.=

She can't even swim without the help of the float, she had to do something and that was a freaking brilliant move against show-off-Ami in bikini.
 
Nov 20, 2008 6:27 AM

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What a great episode. It was a nicely done and kept me surprised, since I wasn't expecting that outcome to happen. I can't wait for the next episode, the show really has me hooked on it now.
 
Nov 20, 2008 8:17 AM

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Superb episode! I hope I'm not alone, but I really like Ami too. She's a "fresh" character.
 
Nov 20, 2008 8:43 AM

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Ya, good episode and nice pics. Can't wait for the next one, this one was one of my favs.



 
Nov 20, 2008 9:11 AM

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Great episode. "Ryuuji is mine!!" LOL Taiga. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

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yay taiga has finally realised she likes ryuuji!! now its just ryuuji who needs to notice....
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Nov 20, 2008 9:38 AM

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Awesome episode! It was really nice to see Taiga help save Ryuuji despite her inability to swim =)

 
Nov 20, 2008 9:54 AM
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Taiga may not have the looks and skill, but she certainly had the smarts in this episode.

I think Ryuuji's mom is on to Taiga's nature. And Taiga flipping out is understandable when you see it in the light of the events. She was just too worried about Ryuuji (remember she hadn't noticed Ryuuji had recovered conciousness by then). It's gonna be hard for her to admit to this feelings again under normal circumnstances though, hence why next episode they're back on their lusting over their respective "crushes".

 
Nov 20, 2008 10:01 AM

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Wow what an episode, I am loving this series more and more with each new one. So she finally claimed him as her own, even though she made it seem nothing more than "her dog excuse."

I think Ryuuji's mom is catching on to Taiga!
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Nov 20, 2008 10:33 AM
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Takasu what about Minorin!? She drew eyes on her eyelids for goodness sake!
 
Nov 20, 2008 11:10 AM

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Taiga wanted to practice her swimming but...


#NBHNC
 
Nov 20, 2008 11:13 AM

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Taiga wanted to practice her swimming but...



Ahahahaha! Nice pic and point!
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Nov 20, 2008 1:02 PM

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Was it just me, or did Minori show she had something for Ryuji? Nah, must just be me — probably just being her usual unpredictable self.
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Nov 20, 2008 1:26 PM

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Best part of the episode: Minorin pays attention in class.

"I see hair"
 
Nov 20, 2008 1:48 PM

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Taiga is starting to remind me of Tamaki from Ouran XD! In the sense that, everything Tamaki said/thought/acted in relation to Haruhi got the "fatherly love" excuse. Now everything Taiga does that can be mistaken for romance gets the "dog" excuse. What can I say, I love dense characters XD.
 
Nov 20, 2008 1:55 PM

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Loved the episode. >w<
"I see hair"
 
Nov 20, 2008 1:58 PM

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Damn, Inko is still alive.

Nice episode overall though, and

 
Nov 20, 2008 2:48 PM

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Damn, Inko is still alive.

Nice episode overall though, and



Nice pic where did you get that custom made?

Yeah finally a fanservice approval. Now we all know.
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Nov 20, 2008 4:03 PM

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I am starting to like Ami >.< I am sorry I like Taiga but want Ryuuji to get with either Ami or Minorin. Ami still confuses me, is this a plot for Taiga to confess to Ryuuji or does she really like the dude. Need more Minorin screen time >.<
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Nov 20, 2008 4:28 PM

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For slayer :P


More gifs from this episode~
 
Nov 20, 2008 4:30 PM
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I can't help but look forward to this show every week now. Things are really progressing well. Excellent pacing.
 
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More gifs from this episode~


THE LAST GIF! That is what I wanted!

Also I think Taiga went wild with that scream but guess is common with Tsundere characters.

About the next episode..........Ami's villa? I wonder what the hell is going to happen there? Remember, a) There nowhere near anything safe: school teachers/police so anything can happen. b) That villa is probably in the middle of nowhere.

My point: time for some confessions.

Possibility?
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Nov 20, 2008 5:06 PM
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Comments made while watching:

-We immediately kick things off with Minori being crazy...nice :D

-Ami has a villa?!?

-As far as Taiga is concerned, the students that signed that note also signed their death certificate...

-LOL Minori drew "eyes" on her eyelids...seriously how on Earth did she manage that?

-Wow I havnt been this embarassed for an Anime character since Tomoyo used the school PA to tell Okazaki to go ahead home in Clannad (Tomoyo Chapter).

-Tigers it meat Ryuuji.

-Wow Taiga gets her own "Chariots of Fire" training video.

-I swear Ami lives in between those vending machines.

-The weather doll tricked you Ryuuji!

-Holy crap Ami's in her bikini! ^_^

-Taiga that was dirty, but all be damned if it was funny.

-Why is it in almost every school anime that has a pool episode, someone always gets a cramp in their leg at least once?

-Well that was a crappy way to end the race...

-...Did Taiga just claim possession of Ryuuji?

-Of course everyone has to go to Ami's villa, because then it becomes like Azumanga Daioh only without Miss Yukari driving...*shiver*. Also it means they get to have a beach episode.

Post Episode Comments:

Really nice episode. The rivalry between Ami and Taiga remains interesting and Minori keeps being crazy on the sidelines. Cant wait till the summer vacation episodes.




 
Nov 20, 2008 5:56 PM

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I really liked this one.

And near the beginning in the class, Taiga really looked like Chiaki (from Minami-Ke) o:
 
Nov 20, 2008 6:57 PM

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Cute.

The single word that sums this episode up entirely.

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Nov 20, 2008 7:05 PM

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Taiga definitely owned the crap out of Ami. Absolutely brilliant.

This episode is made of win. I approve.

Is it just me, or do drunk characters in Anime far more perceptive than the sober ones?
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Nov 20, 2008 7:19 PM
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Taiga definitely owned the crap out of Ami. Absolutely brilliant.

This episode is made of win. I approve.

Is it just me, or do drunk characters in Anime far more perceptive than the sober ones?
More like carefree characters being more perceptive than the stuck-up ones.

While I completely approve of a Ryuuji x Minori ending, an Ami pairing would be unpleasant. The girl has done everything to mess with Taiga, and she's constasntly hounding Ryuuji even though Ryuuji shows no interest. In other words, she plays dirty and aggresive, which just disqualifies her from the start.

And way to go Ryuuji. You got your first compliment from Minori-chan. Too bad she's still under the impression Ryuuji and Taiga are an item.

 
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So it's officially going to be Ryuuji/Taiga - it was always murky before this episode.

Loved the "Ryuuji is mine!" part, but the crying afterwards was way overdone. Totally uncomfortable. lol!

I still wish she'd appreciate him more.

I also loved when he swiped her face and called her an idiot after she refused to have Kitamura ijnstruct her. That was a great moment.

And although I love Rie's take on Taiga, I think her voice-acting in Zero no Tsukaima was better. Most adorable tsundere in the history of anime.
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So it's officially going to be Ryuuji/Taiga - it was always murky before this episode.

Loved the "Ryuuji is mine!" part, but the crying afterwards was way overdone. Totally uncomfortable. lol!

I still wish she'd appreciate him more.

I also loved when he swiped her face and called her an idiot after she refused to have Kitamura ijnstruct her. That was a great moment.
She still doesn't has the nerves of admitting her feelings in a "normal" situation, so the situation is still murky. But it's pretty clear that underneath all her shy bitchyness, she's melting over Ryuuji. Right now you could say she's on the point where she's not sure which of the two she really likes. I'd say the choice was more than obvious (come on, Ryuuji is almost too perfect), but Romance comedy shows are never so simple. Besides, Ryuuji also has the crush on Kushieda.

Basically, we just learned that the balance is starting to tilt toward the Ryuuji/Taiga pairing, but there's plenty of time for more developments on the Taiga/Kitamura, Ryuuji/Kushieda and Ryuuji/Ami sides.

 
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Tsundere!!!!! I am loving this show even more :)

 
Nov 20, 2008 9:58 PM

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Loved this episode, Taiga finally got the guts to say it AND A NEW STORY BEGINS. I'll be very interested in how the episodes in the future will progress their relationship. Also I'm interested in what will happen with Kitamura and Minori(something seems to be clicking between them).

Minori was definitely funny in this episode(like always), plenty of gif-worthy material out of her lately lol.

Gave this episode a 5/5 because of the serious plot development while keeping it funny and entertaining(though it usually is every episode lol).
 
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"Baka Chihuahua with her Baka Bikini" lolz
I enjoyed this ep a lot :3
 
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Comments made while watching:

-We immediately kick things off with Minori being crazy...nice :D

-Ami has a villa?!?

-As far as Taiga is concerned, the students that signed that note also signed their death certificate...

-LOL Minori drew "eyes" on her eyelids...seriously how on Earth did she manage that?

-Wow I havnt been this embarassed for an Anime character since Tomoyo used the school PA to tell Okazaki to go ahead home in Clannad (Tomoyo Chapter).

-Tigers it meat Ryuuji.

-Wow Taiga gets her own "Chariots of Fire" training video.

-I swear Ami lives in between those vending machines.

-The weather doll tricked you Ryuuji!

-Holy crap Ami's in her bikini! ^_^

-Taiga that was dirty, but all be damned if it was funny.

-Why is it in almost every school anime that has a pool episode, someone always gets a cramp in their leg at least once?

-Well that was a crappy way to end the race...

-...Did Taiga just claim possession of Ryuuji?

-Of course everyone has to go to Ami's villa, because then it becomes like Azumanga Daioh only without Miss Yukari driving...*shiver*. Also it means they get to have a beach episode.

Post Episode Comments:

Really nice episode. The rivalry between Ami and Taiga remains interesting and Minori keeps being crazy on the sidelines. Cant wait till the summer vacation episodes.



lol, funny.

I like this episode, although i didn't expect that Taiga to confess her feeling with Ryuuji this early! I thought it would be like episode 17 or so.

 
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I agree w/ mcjaxxman about her taiga's crying at the end to be a little over the top. I'm pleased that the show looks like it'll finally zero in more on the ryuuji x taiga relationship, it's about time they realize who's right for them!

I absolutely adore Minorin's character in all these episodes, and I wasn't disappointed for this one! It made me laugh to see her method of class napping, I gotta try that some time :p
 
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nice episode.. taiga finally confessed.. that ryuuj was her... dog?? hmm why cant he say it straight at his face.. its obvious by now at their class that there is somethin between them @_@ iv got a feeling that i hav to wait for the last episode or worst.. season 2...
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Nov 21, 2008 12:54 AM

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haha she stole her top, nice cheap move XD

Taiga is really possessive of Ryuuji 0_0
 
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Such a great episode - Taiga vs Ami and just LOL at her tactics at the start of the swim race XD

Looking forward to the next episode!!
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very cute episode :)
 
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traed said:
haha she stole her top, nice cheap move XD

Taiga is really possessive of Ryuuji 0_0


Yeah, it was a good ep and Taiga found a good way of hiding her real feelings... nice fanservice, i didn't expected it!
 
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