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Dec 13, 2014 10:18 PM

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Sacrum911 said:
It had the potential to be amazing from the first half, set up a lot of things to be done perfectly, but it was all downhill from there..


Pretty much how I felt. That's not to say I hate it by any stretch. I gave it an 8/10, but it's far from perfect.

It started off great then the teen romance drama hit hard. I pretty much started to get annoyed with the series after the Student Council arc.

Pros:
- Taiga is easily one of the best Tsundere's ever, and I personally dislike the trope in general.
- Ryuuiji, despite being insanely dense at times, was a very good lead. He realized his feelings much quicker than I expected towards the end of the show. He was also fairly assertive towards the end which is good.
- Ami, almost 90% of the reason I stayed till the end. I honestly didn't think I would like her as much as I did when she was introduced. She really grew on me and was easily the best character.
- Minorin, loved her; she was indeed the 'Sun' of the group. Funny as hell and overall a well rounded character. Kinda reminded me of Rena from Higurashi for whatever reason.

Cons:
- The fucking drama got ridiculous towards the end there. Especially during that scene with the valentines chocolate. As well as the one were Ryuuji told his mother off, and then accepted money from his friends to run away. Those two scenes made me want to slap the shit out of both the MC's.
- The entire Minorin x Ryuuji business was handled horribly in my opinion. I felt Minorin got shafted hard, and ended up looking like some kind of martyr. Would have preferred if the entire thing had been resolved during the Christmas episode. Instead of dragging on the drama till the end.
- Ami's feeling for Ryuuji remained fairly vague, kinda bothered me that he remained oblivious but she seemed to get over it pretty quick. So at least it didn't turn into another melodrama. Though it did bother me that whenever they were having a conversation it was always interrupted.



It's a good series but not something I would watch again. Also it reminds me why it is that I don't like romance anime. This kind of thing is really not my cup of tea. Still, though, I don't regret watching it at all. In fact, I'm glad I did. It was a decent show with some memorable moments.
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Dec 14, 2014 6:31 PM
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tsudecimo said:
Likable tsundere
Likable male lead
Great support cast ( I love Ami)
Decent drama
Characters are fleshed out and developed
Relationships between the characters are interesting ( especially the chemistry between Ami and Ryuji)
Comdey that is actually funny
Lovable atmosphere
A lot of emotional and powerful scenes
Nice OP/ED and OST
Nice art style

and...



Those are my reasons for liking Toradora and I consider it special because I watched it really early on, which I guess made me love it since I wasn't used to school romance. I would have given it a 9 if it weren't for that stupid student council arc with all that melodrama and fan-service fight, that was just awful, I hate Kitamura.


I think this is perfect explanation why people love this anime. I started this romantic/comedy/drama recently and i didnt even know that this genre hold such a precious gems. I was always for fights, blood etc, but after i watched Clannad it open entire new world.

I really like in this one character and plot development
Art is great, and you can laught on this humor, not alot but you can.
And there is enough drama to make you care about characters.
and soundtrack, MY GOD, is just amazing.
 
Dec 17, 2014 3:52 AM

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tsudecimo said:
Likable tsundere
Likable male lead
Great support cast ( I love Ami)
Decent drama
Characters are fleshed out and developed
Relationships between the characters are interesting ( especially the chemistry between Ami and Ryuji)
Comdey that is actually funny
Lovable atmosphere
A lot of emotional and powerful scenes
Nice OP/ED and OST
Nice art style

and...



I couldn't have put it better myself. These are the reasons most people love Toradora!
 
Dec 25, 2014 10:25 PM

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The only romantic anime i watched more than 3 times.
 
Dec 25, 2014 10:29 PM

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SHIT TASTE! It was a slice of life shitty anime with obvious characters that get little to no development. The last episode was the final needle in the coffin.
 
Jan 13, 2015 4:52 PM
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She is not the best tsundere, she is too rude sometimes
Ryiuji is a wimp and reaaaaally dense. He tolerates her too much. Has no life.
The ending left me so mad

Yes i like it but its really hard to accept so many things. The ending ruined for me everything.

Pros

- The kiss scene made me cry and repeat. Damn man, no even in movies you have that.
- Powerful scenes yea, she crying in christmas, the whispering when he saved her

It made me really mad

ps: For the one guy that said Kirino is a best tsundere... my god... Taiga is rude but is way better than that little brat that screwed everyone and destroyed her brother.

Stop it.
 
Jan 17, 2015 8:33 PM
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I like all the really little things Toradora! did well.

It has a fair amount of techniques and scenes that are ripe for discussion and I would love to do so with any person interested in such a thing.
 
Jul 22, 2015 7:57 PM
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I gotta say, this show doesn't deserve all the praise it gets.

For one the characters are bland, I didn't care about anyone besides Taiga.

Also Ami didn't stand out as a character, they could've stopped showing her at any point and no one would've noticed.

Also the beginning was so boring I dont even remember what happened in episodes 2 to like 11.

Also like someone else said the drama wasn't that good.

Also I absolutely couldn't stand the sudden love change because it honestly made no sense...let me explain so, in ep 17 Taiga fought for Kitamura after he got rejected. In ep 19 when Ryuuji is going to confess to the red haired girl (sorry forgot her name) Taiga started braking down. Literally a 2 episode difference for her to start liking Ryuuji.
For Ryuuji, he likes the red haired girl for the whole season until like episode 22 or 23. Literally almost the whole show...then he just starts liking Taiga because she likes him. Honestly to me it felt forced.

If you're looking for a good romcom then look elsewhere like oregairu, that show has great characters and drama and good developing romance.

If you compare Toradora to Golden Time (because both shows are made by the same manga author) Golden Time beats Toradora on all aspects: characters, comedy, romance, drama, and even music, but Toradora did have better animation.

I just feel if you didn't like Toradora like me, then some of the reasons above might be why.
 
Jul 23, 2015 12:36 AM

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CUZ PEOPLE HAVEN'T SEEN
NIGHT ON THE GALACTIC RAILROAD!!!
 
Jul 23, 2015 12:37 AM

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I think it's better than most romcoms because

- There aren't 5451436543560 girls for 1 guy as if there was only one guy on the planet

Even though by the end of the series every one of the main girls likes Ryuuji.
 
Aug 4, 2015 8:51 AM

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Personally, I don't like Toradora, and it's one of my least liked animes I have ever seen(with Hyouka). I found most of the characters more annoying than funny and the show did not just make me that interested in it. So overall this show was not for me. But I can understand that other people like it, and there seems to be alot of people that like it.
 
Aug 8, 2015 12:06 AM
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I watch it until about 6/7 episodes and dropped it. Can't stand the MC x Tsundere female thingy lol .. It would be better if he end up with minori instead.
 
Aug 10, 2015 6:20 PM

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Aisaka Taiga is a tsundere, I usually dont like tsunderes, but Taiga is pretty cute when she is mad. Some people hate her, some people love her. But I dont like the anime too, it's unrealistic. But thats my opinion.

 
Aug 15, 2015 9:26 PM
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I watched naruto the last movie and it was basically like a love story (plus action,it's naruto). So I wanted to try something new. Toradora is my first rom/com and I enjoyed it. I watched the dubbed version and it was handled pretty good. Ryuji and taiga made sense. I think even if he got wit minori, he would of missed taiga and realized he loved her. The ending could of been better and it would of been more of a shock if Ryuji would of ended up wit someone else but overall toradora was enjoyable to watch.
 
Aug 19, 2015 7:22 AM

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Not sure but might just be you not liking it. You know, there's alot of popular anime i don't like. It does have flaws and stuff which you didn't like.
 
Aug 19, 2015 7:34 AM
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Toradora was so boring.
I only watched it all because I downloaded all episodes and that took me so much time that the least I can do is watching all of them.

Taiga was annoying as hell. And.. It was a romcom? Because I swear 70% of the series is just pointless teenage angst.
The only characters I liked were the main dude and the model girl with blue hair. I don't remember their names.
 
Aug 23, 2015 6:01 PM
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Toradora was so boring.
I only watched it all because I downloaded all episodes and that took me so much time that the least I can do is watching all of them.

Taiga was annoying as hell. And.. It was a romcom? Because I swear 70% of the series is just pointless teenage angst.
The only characters I liked were the main dude and the model girl with blue hair. I don't remember their names.

100% truth
 
Aug 27, 2015 4:12 PM

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I just finished Toradora! I really enjoyed watch it.

I would say that everybody got his proper tastes, so maybe if you think some anime is borring or another one not, this is not the case for everyone.
 
Apr 19, 2016 6:32 AM

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Toradora! is worst "romantic" anime I ever watched because we have there one MC which love redhead girl only for years (and around 20 episodes of anime in the row) but in the end he just felt with psychological deviation - father complex, we have one little shit which hate everyone and non-stop talking about it in the face, most of all she hate MC and love only her redhead friend but in the end she felt in love with MC just like a baby because of his courtship (oh, and I so "like" that garbage move when around 20 episodes we see her as total scum and then without reason "Oh! She is not so bad person because she sad and sit at home alone and her father is asshole just like she is, and she sent some presents to orphans, Wow! What an angel!), one pseudo positive girl with big psychological problems which don't care about MC but it's become a tragedy for some reason in final (is she just jealous?), one sceptical hypocritical girl which even can't look worse than Taiga no matter how she is trying, but she just like that become a wise-one and gave advices to everyone. And one thing, Taiga is not Tsundere type, she is just a shitty insane person which lacks slap in the face. Character development here is total catastrophy and hackwork, and I even didn't see any humor there, and there is no any logic or typical sequencing.
 
Apr 27, 2016 12:59 PM

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Toradora! is worst "romantic" anime I ever watched because we have there one MC which love redhead girl only for years (and around 20 episodes of anime in the row) but in the end he just felt with psychological deviation - father complex, we have one little shit which hate everyone and non-stop talking about it in the face, most of all she hate MC and love only her redhead friend but in the end she felt in love with MC just like a baby because of his courtship (oh, and I so "like" that garbage move when around 20 episodes we see her as total scum and then without reason "Oh! She is not so bad person because she sad and sit at home alone and her father is asshole just like she is, and she sent some presents to orphans, Wow! What an angel!), one pseudo positive girl with big psychological problems which don't care about MC but it's become a tragedy for some reason in final (is she just jealous?), one sceptical hypocritical girl which even can't look worse than Taiga no matter how she is trying, but she just like that become a wise-one and gave advices to everyone. And one thing, Taiga is not Tsundere type, she is just a shitty insane person which lacks slap in the face. Character development here is total catastrophy and hackwork, and I even didn't see any humor there, and there is no any logic or typical sequencing.


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May 16, 2016 5:29 AM
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Every single time I listen to its first ED, I feel like crying. And that should say something.
 
May 18, 2016 12:14 AM

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The flow of the story was soooo good and smooth...didnt rush anything took its time,, also its really realistic...u can even compare it to reality and yh it gives u a pleasant feeling watching this anime :)
 
Dec 29, 2017 5:21 PM
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Is not bad, I liked it, but Taiga destroyed all the love I had for the anime before rewatching it. The problem of the anime is Taiga. Is not the other characters, the story, the ending (though I didn’t like the ending), or the OP/EDs. It’s a pretty funny, sweet and likeable love story. However, that thing we call Taiga, the one who is so mean and annoying with almost everyone that can’t even be called a tsundere (really, Kirino from OreImo is a tsundere; Villeta from Code Geass is a tsundere; Louise from Zero no Tsukaima is a tsundere, but Taiga is NOT a Tsundere), completely ruined the show for me. I wanted Ryuuji to end up with Minori, but I really didn’t care if he didn’t end up with someone at all, AS LONG AS HE DIDN’T END UP WITH TAIGA. Really, I hate Taiga, and I think she was the only reason I didn’t like Toradora as much as I should. But the kiss scene was pretty sweet though.
 
Dec 29, 2017 5:56 PM

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Is not bad, I liked it, but Taiga destroyed all the love I had for the anime before rewatching it. The problem of the anime is Taiga. Is not the other characters, the story, the ending (though I didn’t like the ending), or the OP/EDs. It’s a pretty funny, sweet and likeable love story. However, that thing we call Taiga, the one who is so mean and annoying with almost everyone that can’t even be called a tsundere (really, Kirino from OreImo is a tsundere; Villeta from Code Geass is a tsundere; Louise from Zero no Tsukaima is a tsundere, but Taiga is NOT a Tsundere), completely ruined the show for me. I wanted Ryuuji to end up with Minori, but I really didn’t care if he didn’t end up with someone at all, AS LONG AS HE DIDN’T END UP WITH TAIGA. Really, I hate Taiga, and I think she was the only reason I didn’t like Toradora as much as I should. But the kiss scene was pretty sweet though.


You took the words right out of my mouth.

If Minori were the main love interest instead of Taiga, Toradora would've been a much better show than it is. That spunky redhead is nothing short of a goddess and for her to take a secondary role to a disgusting piece of shit like Taiga is just unforgivable.

I still love Toradora but my heart aches when I think about what could've been. Goddammit! Ryuuji x Minori would've been a fucking beautiful couple and anyone that says otherwise is a liar.
 
Dec 30, 2017 3:05 PM
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*****Watch out spoillers****
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNNED

I just finished watching it. I binge watched the whole thing in one day and let me tell you... it was a journey. It got me feeling butterfly in my stomach. Its not a very comedic show. But it is very romantic. I started shedding tears since the Christmas party episode (19) when Taiga started crying. From there on i encrisingly started crying more and more till when Taiga confessed that she loved Ryuji when she is unconscious, at that moment i cried like a little bitch and from there on i kept crying more and more till the point that my parents though that my gf broke up with me or something... the ending is just sooooo right and (shocker!) Made me cry again. It is a wonderful show and would recoment to everyone.
 
Jan 2, 2018 8:01 PM
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Hylian said:
I thought it was barely better than average, would have liked it a lot more if he ended up with minori instead.


god no, that would have been so horrible. minori was one of the least interesting cahracters in the show.

toradora is all about taiga and i loved that character
 
Jan 3, 2018 11:39 PM

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Look toradora dates back to 2008 and I don't think at that point in time there was any romance anime out there which comes close toradora and the recent ones are all cliches full of fan service with few exceptions so that's why I think toradora is a great watch and above all it hits you right in the spot
 
Jan 4, 2018 12:09 AM
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the girl was rude rude rude very rude. if girl like taiga exist in my life , the role she can get was "my enemy"
 
Jan 9, 2018 12:50 PM

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Because people have terrible taste, and they like degenerate lolis with anger management issues.
 
Jan 21, 2018 8:52 PM

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Taiga alone made this anime trash. One of the worst female leads I have seen..fucking cunt.
 
Jan 21, 2018 8:54 PM

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Is not bad, I liked it, but Taiga destroyed all the love I had for the anime before rewatching it. The problem of the anime is Taiga. Is not the other characters, the story, the ending (though I didn’t like the ending), or the OP/EDs. It’s a pretty funny, sweet and likeable love story. However, that thing we call Taiga, the one who is so mean and annoying with almost everyone that can’t even be called a tsundere (really, Kirino from OreImo is a tsundere; Villeta from Code Geass is a tsundere; Louise from Zero no Tsukaima is a tsundere, but Taiga is NOT a Tsundere), completely ruined the show for me. I wanted Ryuuji to end up with Minori, but I really didn’t care if he didn’t end up with someone at all, AS LONG AS HE DIDN’T END UP WITH TAIGA. Really, I hate Taiga, and I think she was the only reason I didn’t like Toradora as much as I should. But the kiss scene was pretty sweet though.


Basically. The anime had potential but Taiga was a bitch and ruined it. The other characters were fun & I liked the soundtrack.
 
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Yeah, I'm 1/2 way thru Toradora, and I honestly don't get why people like it so much. I'll admit, I'm not a huge romance fan, but I don't automatically hate romances either, and usually I can at least appreciate the appeal of say, Your Lie in April, or Kimi no Na wa, or whatever.

But Toradora is just irritating. Taiga is a spoiled, obnoxious, brat, and Ryuuji is either a spineless cuck, or some kind of masochist. And the idea that either would be attracted to the other just seems insanely implausible- it just makes no sense. That said Toradora isn't terrible- the general writing and dialogue is ok, but I don't get wgat's meant to distinguish it (in a positive way, at least) from the dozens of other school romance animes.
 
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yeah this was above some of the anime in this genre

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Taiga alone made this anime trash. One of the worst female leads I have seen..fucking cunt.


Thanks, I needed that satisfaction of her being called what she really is; a fucking CUNT.

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Toradora is just irritating. Taiga is a spoiled, obnoxious, brat, and Ryuuji is either a spineless cuck, or some kind of masochist. And the idea that either would be attracted to the other just seems insanely implausible- it just makes no sense.


Yeah I don't understand how he could be such a spineless cuck. Actually makes me upset when ryuuji is being nice and cooks meals for taiga, but all she does in return is call him a worthless dog. It doesn't matter if she "doesn't really mean it", because nice people don't do that shit. What a little childish cunt-brat.
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