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View Poll Results: Vote for your favourite Toradora! character(s)
Takasu Ryuuji 113 55.67%
Aisaka Taiga 99 48.77%
Kushieda Minori 68 33.50%
Kawashima Ami 120 59.11%
Kitamura Yuusuke 15 7.39%
Kanou Sumire 48 23.65%
Koigakubo Yuri 18 8.87%
Takasu Yasuko 38 18.72%
Haruta Kouji & Noto Hisamitsu 13 6.40%
Inko 29 14.29%
Others (specify) 1 0.49%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 203. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 2009-01-21, 12:49   Link #81
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1 Sumire ( few screem time,, but she don't need much more...).
2 Ryuuji
3 Minori
Sorry Taiga, for now, you acted too much like a kid for my taste, maybe at the end of the serie...
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Old 2009-01-22, 02:48   Link #82
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I think she is nothing special too. In fact she can be rather annoying with her inability to at least converse properly with Katamura around. Even for a crush this is annoying overreaction. It should be something similar to how Ryuuji and Minorin converse, rather than looking like an imbecile 9 times out of ten 10.
It's a romantic comedy. Of course she's going to make an idiot of herself, it's for us to laugh at her expense. Aside from that, how many girls, people even, do you know who do not stumble over their words and generally make idiots of themselves in the presence of someone they like and view in a romantic light? It's more common than you think, honestly, for someone to be ridiculous in the prescence of someone they like.

Plus, how else is she supposed to act around him? He flat-out rejected Taiga when she confessed to him. It's fine you don't like her and find her annoying, opinions are wonderful things to have, but it's a little silly to scrutinize her behaviour like that... Especially because it's a romantic comedy, and Taiga's been virtually nothing but comedy so far.

That said, my personal favorites have to be Minori, Taiga and Ryuuji. Ami is attractive, but I don't particularly care for her.

...Oh and Inko-chan is win no matter how you look at her. YEAHH.
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Old 2009-01-22, 17:43   Link #83
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It's a romantic comedy. Of course she's going to make an idiot of herself, it's for us to laugh at her expense. Aside from that, how many girls, people even, do you know who do not stumble over their words and generally make idiots of themselves in the presence of someone they like and view in a romantic light? It's more common than you think, honestly, for someone to be ridiculous in the prescence of someone they like.

Plus, how else is she supposed to act around him? He flat-out rejected Taiga when she confessed to him. It's fine you don't like her and find her annoying, opinions are wonderful things to have, but it's a little silly to scrutinize her behaviour like that... Especially because it's a romantic comedy, and Taiga's been virtually nothing but comedy so far.

That said, my personal favorites have to be Minori, Taiga and Ryuuji. Ami is attractive, but I don't particularly care for her.

...Oh and Inko-chan is win no matter how you look at her. YEAHH.
Just responding to the part bolded about scrutinizing behavior in romantic comedies.

Just because its a romantic comedy doesnt mean a character can do whatever they want and everyone should still love them. There are other ways to be funny and still be well liked by the audience.

Also, I guess I should add that I expected to end up not liking Ami that much before she made her appearance(before I knew anything about her besides the opening) so I like her for other reasons besides being the hot chick. Not that you suggested that was why people like her, I just wanted to say that.

EDIT: Oh and yea, go Inko-chan.
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Old 2009-01-22, 17:47   Link #84
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Taiga's one vote away from falling below 50% for the first time. I expected the numbers to stay fairly static but they've moved around quite a bit the past week.
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Old 2009-01-22, 18:54   Link #85
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Rlly, i didn't enjoy characters like Taiga... they're not bad... but nothing exceptional too.

My fav Char are:

1.- Ami
2.- Minori
3.- Inko (It pwns) or maybe Ryuuji
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Old 2009-01-22, 18:55   Link #86
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Just responding to the part bolded about scrutinizing behavior in romantic comedies.

Just because its a romantic comedy doesnt mean a character can do whatever they want and everyone should still love them. There are other ways to be funny and still be well liked by the audience.

Also, I guess I should add that I expected to end up not liking Ami that much before she made her appearance(before I knew anything about her besides the opening) so I like her for other reasons besides being the hot chick. Not that you suggested that was why people like her, I just wanted to say that.

EDIT: Oh and yea, go Inko-chan.
"Like that" was supposed to refer to the obviously comedic moments she's in. I don't know where I said she has to be loved by everyone (though if you got that impression, I do apologize), I distinctly recall saying it's fine s/he dislikes Taiga. Not to sound defensive, but if I was trying to say everyone should love her... I think I'd have responded to the post above mine too. Taiga is very annoying and obnoxious, but it's why I like her character: I can relate to her.

But yes, you have a point, which is why I added the Kitamura bit. But I still believe Taiga's behaviour towards him is supposed to be comedic. Like you said, there are different ways to be funny, like how Ryuuji is kind of a neat freak, how Minori is a walking laugh herself, and how Taiga's a spazz around Kitamura.

Well, yes. Characters are more than pretty faces, and so is Ami, but to me, that's all she is... As in, that's all I like about her. She's pretty and that's all that appeals to me. But yeah, you have a very good point, she has her own qualities that make her an enjoyable character, but just not enjoyable for me. If that makes sense..?
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Old 2009-01-22, 21:24   Link #87
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"Like that" was supposed to refer to the obviously comedic moments she's in. I don't know where I said she has to be loved by everyone (though if you got that impression, I do apologize), I distinctly recall saying it's fine s/he dislikes Taiga. Not to sound defensive, but if I was trying to say everyone should love her... I think I'd have responded to the post above mine too. Taiga is very annoying and obnoxious, but it's why I like her character: I can relate to her.

But yes, you have a point, which is why I added the Kitamura bit. But I still believe Taiga's behaviour towards him is supposed to be comedic. Like you said, there are different ways to be funny, like how Ryuuji is kind of a neat freak, how Minori is a walking laugh herself, and how Taiga's a spazz around Kitamura.

Well, yes. Characters are more than pretty faces, and so is Ami, but to me, that's all she is... As in, that's all I like about her. She's pretty and that's all that appeals to me. But yeah, you have a very good point, she has her own qualities that make her an enjoyable character, but just not enjoyable for me. If that makes sense..?

I did get that impression, but its not a big deal now that youve explained it. Its very possible that I misunderstood ((havent reread yet). Im operating on about 4 hours of sleep though, so I imagine that has alot to do with it.

Everyone is free to like and dislike characters. I just dislike it when people refuse to acknoledge that other characters have their merits and blindly dislike a certain one. Of course yu didnt do that, quite the opposite. I try to recognize Taiga's appeal too.
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Old 2009-01-24, 16:28   Link #88
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Sumire, Ami and Ryuuji.

Good to see ami leading the poll
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Old 2009-01-28, 05:01   Link #89
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=) Go Ami~ An actual original character not based on stereotypes.
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Old 2009-01-28, 09:52   Link #90
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I was hoping for Ryuji to be the most popular, but seeing Ami be the first to hit the 100 voter mark still brings me a smile.
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Old 2009-01-28, 12:37   Link #91
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I love this characters...

But i keep with the protagonists (except yuusaku) and Ryuuji's mom...
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Old 2009-01-28, 13:32   Link #92
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=) Go Ami~ An actual original character not based on stereotypes.
Subtle.

Personally, I find characters that are archetypical, and then expand outside of the archetype, far more interesting, literary-wise.

NOT using archetypes is difficult and creates for hard-to-develop characters.

Ami is fairly archetypical herself, in her own way.
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Old 2009-01-28, 14:16   Link #93
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People need to be reminded these characters do not stand on their own. They need each other to be as interesting as they are (extreme example, but rather like the Joker and the Batman needed each other).
Ami only becomes interesting when the rest of the characters force her out of her rut and to drop her shields. The more she interacts, she evolves into a more interesting and even attractive personality. Each character in the show goes through a similar process.
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Old 2009-01-29, 01:09   Link #94
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People need to be reminded these characters do not stand on their own. They need each other to be as interesting as they are (extreme example, but rather like the Joker and the Batman needed each other).
Ami only becomes interesting when the rest of the characters force her out of her rut and to drop her shields. The more she interacts, she evolves into a more interesting and even attractive personality. Each character in the show goes through a similar process.
Very true.

And as much as I like the ladies in this show, Ryuuji is just too awesome.
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Old 2009-01-29, 11:07   Link #95
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Sumire, Ami, Taiga in that order
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Old 2009-01-30, 23:45   Link #96
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Ryuji for his understanding and kind heart - Even though he is dense he tries his best for his friends.

Taiga - Although a big brat in the beginning up till now she shown alot of changes due to being with ryuji and how much its onto her now.

Minorin - Airhead but funny shes kind but just have sudden hyperness and she is very loyal and truely a best friend to Taiga.

Ami - The most mature of the group I suppose she can detect the object of the other 3 yet her other skills are most like Taiga herself (living alone , fast food etc) She cares for her friends in a different way.
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Old 2009-01-31, 02:24   Link #97
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Ami
Kanou
Milf
Teacher
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Beavis and Butthead

funny how i don't really like the "main" characters..
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Old 2009-01-31, 10:41   Link #98
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Male:
Yuuji <-- seriously, who wouldn't?
Kitamura <-- God of Broken Hearts, you have my respect.



Female:
Ami <-- again, who wouldn't?
Minorin <-- there's something about her that..
Sumire <-- i'm leaving on a jet plane.. ♪
Yuri <-- hopelessly devoted.. to you~


Others:
Kihara and her other friend <-- actually i forgot to check others so yeah..
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Looks like the voters really like Ami and Ryuuji eh. Keep it going guys! I love you all. 8P
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Old 2009-02-02, 08:00   Link #100
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This is definatly without a doubt the hardest poll I had to do... grrr....

In the end I went for Taiga, Ryuuji and Ami.... I wanted to put minorin but I guess in late episodes I've gotten to like her less.... so yeah
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