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Old 2010-02-26, 22:21   Link #1541
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I'm also really curious where the author went. I can't wait to see what other stories she might make!

Also, there's something I want to say to those who were upset with the ending. Like Vexx said before, all of the girl's aren't just here to entertain the male. In most of the stories in which you have multiple endings, the male is usually the one that helps support the female character while remaining largely independent or well off. While you can't tell as much in the anime, in the light novels (due to more inner dialogue) it's a lot more obvious how important Taiga was to Ryuuji.

From the anime, you might get the impression that Taiga was immature, and needed Ryuuji's "skills" just to survive. However, while that's true, Ryuuji, in another way, needed Taiga to "survive". In the beginning of the series, Ryuuji really was going nowhere in life (I think this was mentioned before). His primary concern at the beginning of the series was his looks, he had a single mother and he had no plans to attend college. His "love" for Minori was a complete crush; he knew little to nothing about her. Once Taiga came into his life, she sort of gave him a direction. Sure, it wasn't exactly one he chose for himself, but seeing her and how helpless she was became the driving force that developed Ryuuji and moved him forward. His "outcast" status had sort of left him with a depressed outlook toward life, with no motivations. Seeing another outcast like him in Taiga helped him pick up his life from the sort of sulking stasis that it was in.
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Old 2010-02-27, 01:55   Link #1542
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I'm also really curious where the author went. I can't wait to see what other stories she might make!
Toradora! would've made her a lot of money, so I suppose there's no rush to launch something quickly.
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Old 2010-02-28, 02:56   Link #1543
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That's true. I still want to see her next work though
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Old 2010-02-28, 03:45   Link #1544
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I was referred to Toradora! by another AS member, Kaisos. I checked out what is available so far of the manga first, and liked what I saw. However, when I heard that Ryuuji and Taiga became a couple in the completed stories of the novels and the anime, I was skeptical. Not because I didn't feel like Ryuuji and Taiga could be a viable couple, but rather I was just more interested in seeing them stay friends, pursuing their original 'targets'. The way such a strong friendship would work out under those circumstances interested me.

That being said, I ended up being very convinced that it was for the better that Ryuuji and Taiga do end up together. When you see the whole story unfold, a very powerful, loving bond emerging naturally becomes apparent, culminating in Episode 25 with what I thought was the single most touching romantic scene I have ever encountered. And I mean this not just for anime, but anywhere. I am not an easy man to stir up by any means; that scene--with all the preceding storyline to lead up to it--made me cry for a couple of minutes, it was so beautiful to me.

Moreover, the whole cast was enjoyable. I was very glad that enough attention was paid to the whole primary cast that I never felt saturated by one or the other. While the relationship between Ryuuji and Taiga was the central storyline, it was not carried out in a vacuum. Everyone was in motion, and everyone was having to deal with not just a few specific feelings from one or two other people, but with a constantly changing landscape of many individuals, many varied feelings. I could probably write a very substantial essay on what I loved about Toradora! and may well do so at some point, but suffice it to say I very thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the most convincing love stories I've encountered.
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Old 2010-03-01, 07:56   Link #1545
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Well... there's always the PSP game (which rewrites the story substantially so that various paths can be explored) or the doujinshi/fanfiction
To the PSP we game gooo!

Btw, why does Ami and Sumire ( The Student Council president ) look the same?
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Old 2010-03-01, 14:21   Link #1546
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Kanou has black hair on the cover of the novels, JC staff made her hair blue in the anime.
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Old 2010-03-03, 22:46   Link #1547
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To the PSP we game gooo!

Btw, why does Ami and Sumire ( The Student Council president ) look the same?
I've also seen it in the same way, specially when I've watched it for the first time
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Old 2010-03-04, 00:19   Link #1548
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They're both tall young ladies with long dark hair... Sumire has a more angular face and squints more... and she has that wonderful kick-ass "yakuza" tone to her voice.

I will say I was confused the first few seconds we saw Sumire in the series though.... seems a bit of a poor choice for the animators to have made her hair the same color as Ami's hair. Probably should have made her hair actually black. This is a good example of why rainbow hues of hair color dominate in anime.

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Old 2010-03-05, 16:31   Link #1549
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To the PSP we game gooo!

Btw, why does Ami and Sumire ( The Student Council president ) look the same?
Yeah, it's hard to tell the difference, but if you watch the hair, it gets quite easy actually. Their expressions are generally different too. Sumire always seems more intense than Ami to me.
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Old 2010-03-08, 22:48   Link #1550
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They're both tall young ladies with long dark hair... Sumire has a more angular face and squints more... and she has that wonderful kick-ass "yakuza" tone to her voice.

I will say I was confused the first few seconds we saw Sumire in the series though.... seems a bit of a poor choice for the animators to have made her hair the same color as Ami's hair. Probably should have made her hair actually black. This is a good example of why rainbow hues of hair color dominate in anime.
lol I agree, voice of Sumire is the reason I able to distinguished those two. She's have a cool banchou-ish voice
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Old 2010-03-09, 01:34   Link #1551
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I'm biased... Sumire is easily my favorite character of the series.
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Old 2010-03-19, 19:55   Link #1552
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Just listened to this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8uG1TND37k&NR=1, and it reminded me of how much I missed ToraDora! D:

I sincerely hope Yuyuko Takemiya makes something else in the future!
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Old 2010-03-20, 09:47   Link #1553
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Toradora is finally available for pre-order. I took a sigh of relief when I saw that it will be coming in 13 episode boxsets instead of 4 ep singles.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pres...rs-start-today
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Old 2010-03-27, 09:46   Link #1554
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Sweet. I wasn't sure it was going to be licensed, honestly.
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Old 2010-04-01, 11:27   Link #1555
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Im glad its licensed. Im going to get it. Toradora was amazing!
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Old 2010-06-02, 14:12   Link #1556
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I think Inko-chan could be suffering from this...
"Australian vets treat hundreds of 'drunken' parrots"
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