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Old 2008-11-08, 10:00   Link #41
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In a way i hope they go with Ami developing feelings for Ryuuji. Not just because it's something i wouldn't mind seeing, though it's also something different from the source material --- another reason to treat this anime as a different telling of the story.
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Old 2008-11-08, 12:12   Link #42
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Old 2008-11-08, 14:06   Link #43
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I agree as well. I am very biase and pro Ryuji, so it would be great if Ami shows genuine interest in him.

Perhaps in the novel setting, the author can establish Ami's character and importance without her falling in love with Ryuji. I assume the author can explain Ami's nature and express her motivation in wanting to help Ryuji just as a friend. Perhaps with an inner monologue or such. But in the anime setting, Ami has to be a catalyst for events to occur, and probably will be a much less subtle character.
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Old 2008-11-08, 14:25   Link #44
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Since she puts on that mask in front of Kitamura, I guess they aren't that close of being friends, but then again, she didn't for Taiga and she didn't even care about her at first. It makes me wonder at the end of episode 6's events, does she consider Taiga as a friend?
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Old 2008-11-08, 15:26   Link #45
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I suspect she at least sees that Taiga has some fierce inner drive that she'd like to be able to call up herself. It doesn't mean she isn't curious about Ryuuji and between simply being used to getting what she wants, the desire to poke back at Taiga, figuring if Taiga is dependent on him in some way, the "Ryuuji talisman" might be of help to her...
well isn't life just complicated and friendship can be a complicated weave of interdependency, respect, envy, team ethics, common interests, and any number of other factors.
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Old 2008-11-11, 15:54   Link #46
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Ami in anime is different from novel version of Ami. I think the anime is doing a very different take on Ami.

Anyone here thinks the same?
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Old 2008-11-11, 16:14   Link #47
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Different how? I thought she was pretty much identical to the novel version.
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Old 2008-11-11, 16:28   Link #48
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Next episode will be determining factor. Just my SWAG that Ami characterization in anime is different.

SWAG = Scientific Wild Ass Guess
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Old 2008-11-11, 17:20   Link #49
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I agree with stormy001_M1A2 on this one..The changes, though subtle, seemed to be crucial, but we will see if they really were intended to turn into something long-term with the next episode...
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Old 2008-11-11, 23:42   Link #50
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What changes to her character though? It must be really subtle because I didn't notice any.
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Old 2008-11-12, 00:52   Link #51
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Old 2008-11-12, 02:19   Link #52
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Hmmmm,
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Old 2008-11-12, 05:45   Link #53
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After watching the crap that J.C. Staff spat out with ZnT, I didn't have high hopes for Toradora.

Fortunately, I was wrong. I really like how they handled these past two episodes. They transformed Ami from a manipulative tramp to a person worthy of affection without making it seem out of place. The music and short narration by Ryuji on Ami's change really made that stalker-beating scene epic. Anything less and Ami would definitely be seen as the typical awkward yandere character.

Also, those last few lines Ami said at the end were beautiful. I literally fell in love with her at that moment. They were delivered so convincingly that I'd be very disappointed if she played it off as a joke in episode 7. Even if she did, I wouldn't really believe her. People don't do things like ask someone if you love them if there wasn't at least a bit of truth behind it.
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Finally, I always liked shows that started the opening bars of the ED during a cliffhanger like FMA and honey & clover. These are the kinds of things you get from anime that you can't get from reading novels and manga. I really think Toradora will turn out to be the best anime this season if the direction team can keep up this level of quality.
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Old 2008-11-13, 06:09   Link #54
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You guys are speculating too much due to the non 1-to-1 dialogue adaptation and actually missing the information being put on the screen.

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Old 2008-11-13, 19:15   Link #56
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I think it was just a joke from her part there.
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Old 2008-11-14, 02:29   Link #57
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Ah well, I should stop speculating on Ami. She is confusing, just like real life girls.
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Old 2008-11-14, 03:10   Link #58
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I dunno, the entire scene does give the impression of not knowing if shes serious or not.

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But who knows, like the poster above me said, shes as complicated as any real life girl.

Ami has turned into my favorite character in this series though.
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Old 2008-11-14, 12:16   Link #59
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I think it was just a joke from her part there.
I tend to take it that it's more like she's kidding on the square. In other words, she plays it off as a joke but she usually means what she says.

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Old 2008-11-15, 13:10   Link #60
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As a lot of you have said already, Ami's turning out to be my favorite character in the series, after Ryūji. I sure hope they do end up together, myself.
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