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Toradora! To Be Animated

by Happy
Apr 2, 2008 9:25 PM | 20 Comments
A retail promotional ad for April books from ASCII MediaWorks' Dengeki Bunko imprint announced that the Toradora! will be animated.

Toradora! is a series of light novels by Yuyuko Takemiya. The story is about two students who are shunned by their peers. Ryūji Takasu is an ordinary boy who is misperceived as a troublemaker. Taiga Aisaka is a tiny, but ferocious girl who can't stand the company of others. They bump into each other at school and so begin their love-hate relationship.

The light novels won the Kadokawa's 2007 Light Novels Awards for Best Romantic Comedy in September.

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I don't think that any of the episodes were fillers. The episodes helped to explain the various characters. It did move extremely slow at points where I just wanted to see Shana kick ass but eh..

Apr 4, 2008 12:04 PM by Happy

I don't mind if they stray from the original source, I actually prefer it a lot in some cases because they can fix up future plot holes if they change a few things around. What I do mind is getting 10 crappy filler episodes of Shana II before the good stuff starts because they had to fix the mess of an original ending they made in season 1. Than to make things worse they rush through the good material (Sabrac) because they didn't have enough time due to having to insert crappy filler.

There's a good reason why Kenichi Kasai is considered the best director J.C Staff have...

Apr 4, 2008 9:13 AM by Westlo

It sounds promising, so I'm gonna look forward to this. :]

Apr 4, 2008 6:58 AM by Ellechan

Westlo said:
SamuraiTom said:
I don't know... I quite like SnS and ZnT's both seasons.


The first 10 episodes of Shana II were a result of them not following the light novels, than you have zntII which summed up novel 8 in ten seconds with Saito saying "lol big boob fiary saved me lol".

So while I want J.C Staff to do this since they are definitely not sequel shy, the way they change stuff around makes it hard for sequels to stay true to the novels. Kenichi Kasai shows aside..


My enjoyment of an anime adaptation doesn't come from how closely it follows the source material because I don't read the novels/manga.

If I read the novels, would I be mad that J.C. Staff took some liberty with the story? Probably not since I think studios should have leeway with their anime. It's kinda like... Whatever they can do to keep me excited for the next episode then I'm happy.

Although I can understand that fans want their anime adaptation to follow the novels/manga closely. Kinda like my reaction when they announced that Will Smith was going to be Neville. I still enjoyed the movie anyways.

Apr 4, 2008 5:56 AM by Happy

SamuraiTom said:
I don't know... I quite like SnS and ZnT's both seasons.


The first 10 episodes of Shana II were a result of them not following the light novels, than you have zntII which summed up novel 8 in ten seconds with Saito saying "lol big boob fiary saved me lol".

So while I want J.C Staff to do this since they are definitely not sequel shy, the way they change stuff around makes it hard for sequels to stay true to the novels. Kenichi Kasai shows aside..

Apr 4, 2008 1:51 AM by Westlo

Sounds cool.

Apr 3, 2008 10:21 PM by Karura

SamuraiTom said:
overfunk said:
Brown-haired Louise de la Valliere. I'm bought.


Exactly lol
Kugimiya's work is never done :O

Apr 3, 2008 3:51 PM by Icy-nee-san

Westlo said:
This is going to be awesome.

Apr 3, 2008 1:37 PM by delorean

I don't know... I quite like SnS and ZnT's both seasons.

Apr 3, 2008 12:38 PM by Happy

Westlo said:
After the "improvements" J.C Staff have made to other light novels like Shana and ZnT I really hope they aren't doing this unless Kenichi Kasai (Honey & Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Kimikiss) is directing.


Agreed. I'm rather worried at the thought of another Light Novel that they're doing.

Apr 3, 2008 12:26 PM by Rasenore

After the "improvements" J.C Staff have made to other light novels like Shana and ZnT I really hope they aren't doing this unless Kenichi Kasai (Honey & Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Kimikiss) is directing.

Apr 3, 2008 7:51 AM by Westlo

Ahaha..I wanted to read it, but I couldn't understand since it was raw. Hopefully it doesn't end up anything like ZnT II...

Apr 3, 2008 7:23 AM by Kenn

Sounds nice, I guess I read the first chappie today also just to see

Apr 3, 2008 6:55 AM by Lyfa

overfunk said:
Brown-haired Louise de la Valliere. I'm bought.

Apr 3, 2008 5:16 AM by Happy

Sounds cool.

Apr 3, 2008 4:06 AM by Darkreaper70

This is going to be awesome.

Apr 3, 2008 12:30 AM by Westlo

Brown-haired Louise de la Valliere. I'm bought.

Apr 2, 2008 10:45 PM by fruant

Sounds promising... the manga synopsis reminds me slightly of Clannad, actually.

Apr 2, 2008 9:42 PM by Krelian

I haven't read it but it sounds good. Looking forward to it :)

Faust721 said:
gonna check out the first chapter of the manga now.

Apr 2, 2008 9:28 PM by Konfig

i read the news earlier, and skimmed through the synopsis and it looks like something that i'll really like. gonna check out the first chapter of the manga now.

Apr 2, 2008 9:27 PM by Faust721