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Summary:

Prior to the trip to Ami’s villa, Ryuuji dreams of himself begging Taiga to marry him and the puppies that result from it. He realizes after he wakes up that this dream was the result of watching a DVD movie about someone giving birth a dog-baby. As it turns out, Taiga had a similar dream, and she sees it as a warning for what will happen if they don’t do something about it. She feels that one of them needs to spend the whole trip supporting the other, and to decide who gets which role, they play a game of badminton. Ryuuji ends up winning, so Taiga is forced to help him, and her first contribution is to make a compilation of spirit voices for Minori to listen to. Taiga knows that Minori dislikes horror stuff, so the plan is to scare Minori and allow Ryuuji to come save her. She uses this on the train ride, and it has the desired effect on Minori. The group eventually arrives at Ami’s villa which overlooks the ocean, and while everyone else immediately goes to play on the beach, Ryuuji heads inside to do some cleaning. Everyone eventually comes back and helps him, and a little later, Yuusaku is ready to go out to do some shopping with Ami’s motorcycle. Ryuuji suggests that he take Taiga, but she refuses because she claims she’s afraid of motorcycles, so Yuusaku takes Minori instead.

After those two leave, Ryuuji heads upstairs and checks out the bathroom, but he discovers too late that Ami is already inside the shower. Ryuuji tries to leave, but she grabs his arm and tries to tempt him with doing something that they’ll keep a secret from everyone else. She emerges from the shower a moment later though to reveal that she’s fully dressed and had only been teasing him. Ryuuji ends up running to Taiga and telling her about what happened, so Taiga goes to talk with Ami. However, by the time Taiga gets up there, Ami really has started taking a bath, and Taiga emerges with a slap mark on her face, shocked at Ami’s body proportions. Minori and Yuusaku return shortly thereafter with groceries, and Taiga and Ryuuji take the chance to scare Minori again by secretly waving some wet seaweed behind her to make her feel like a ghost was touching her. This adds to Minori’s paranoia since Taiga had earlier pointed out some seaweed by the beach that had looked like a person’s head, and Minori had feared that it was a corpse.

Around dinnertime, Ami and Taiga start fighting about the kind of curry they’ll be having, so Ryuuji promises to make Taiga’s portion sweet since that’s how she likes it. Because of this, Ami comments on how girls – including Minori – will dislike Ryuuji if he only treats Taiga specially. Minori and Yuusaku then join the conversation one after another, but Yuusaku appears wearing only a towel. Taiga almost faints from this, and after a moment of shock, Minori starts taking pictures. Unfortunately, Yuusaku accidentally lets go of his towel, and Minori gets brief view of something black before Ryuuji covers his friend back up. Ryuuji convinces Minori that it was the seaweed ghost, but that shocks her, and to make her feel better, he makes the curry super-spicy like she wants. Minori loves it, but everyone else has to suffer through it. Taiga isn’t feeling so well after eating the curry, so Yuusaku offers her some stomach medicine. Ryuuji uses this chance to let Taiga be alone with Yuusaku, and that in turn lets him be alone with Minori to wash the dishes.

After finishing up with the dishes, Minori offers Takasu some dessert, and the two eat together outside under the moonlight. Ryuuji thinks that this is a good chance, so he asks Minori if she has a boyfriend. Instead of directly answering him, Minori instead talks about the seaweed ghost and asks Ryuuji if he’s ever seen a ghost. When Ryuuji answers that he hasn’t, Minori explains that she believes in ghosts, but she’s never seen one and doesn’t believe the people who say they have. In a similar way, she believes that she’ll someday fall in love and get married, but she’s never felt that way with anyone. The people who do fall in love feel far away from her because she can’t see it. And so, just like with ghosts, she doesn’t think she’ll see it and is thinking of giving up, and the answer to his question is that she doesn’t. She then asks Ryuuji if he’s someone who sees ghosts, so Ryuuji answers that he’s someone who wants to see them – that’s why he goes to haunted places and watches scary DVDs. He feels that even for people who can sense the supernatural, they’d be surprised when they saw a ghost for the first time, and so Minori shouldn’t assume that she’ll never see it in her life.

Ryuuji hopes that she can someday see a ghost and suggests that there might be a spirit who wants to be seen by her. Minori in turn thinks that this is why all the strange things happened today – the seaweed ghost was trying to get her attention. Later that night, Taiga is feeling better and gets Ryuuji to heat up some leftovers for her. After the two eat, Taiga wonders what they should do tomorrow concerning their plan, but Ryuuji is more interested in what Taiga will do. Taiga admits to having been more strained than happy after being around Yuusaku all day, and she notes how she has no problems when she’s with Ryuuji. She then starts to say something about on the warning dream, but she stops herself. The two return to their respective rooms, however Ryuuji finds what appears to be hair and slime on his bed, and Taiga discovers one of her dresses stained on her bed. To make matters worse, while they’re looking at Taiga’s dress, they start to hear banging on the door and on the balcony window.

Preview

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I know this series is supposed to be part comedy and has had some pretty amusing moments in the past, but I wasn’t expecting this episode to be quite as funny as it was. Taiga describing seeing Ami naked was hilarious, and Kitamura showing up wearing only a towel somehow managed to be even funnier. Funny wasn’t the only thing good about this episode though. I really liked the conversation between Ryuuji and Minori that compared people seeing ghosts to people falling in love – it’s an interesting way to look at it and shined a lot of light into the way Minori thinks. Minori’s probably my favorite character on the show right now due to how she’s gotten some of the best character development and comedic moments.

Ami, on the other hand, is coming off as a third wheel since Ryuuji and Taiga preoccupied with helping each other, but I’m not really feeling any pity for her since she’s getting pretty annoying. She’s aware now that Ryuuji likes Minori and seems out to just spoil things for her own amusement. It wouldn’t surprise me if she were behind the scary things happening at the end of the episode because she was bored or something. It’s not much of a cliffhanger though (nothing to take seriously anyway), and it looks like next week is going to continue with the group adventuring in some cave.

November 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm
44 comments »
  • November 26, 2008 at 2:54 pmTadomary

    So Cut Ami-chan!!!! Thanks for Spoliers

  • November 26, 2008 at 3:03 pmhuh?

    how long is this series?

  • November 26, 2008 at 3:09 pmNightflame

    @huh?
    as i know, about 25 episodes.

    guess another funny episodes… well it’s this genre… =)

  • November 26, 2008 at 3:31 pmZange

    Such a great anime <3

  • November 26, 2008 at 3:32 pmcitrus blitz

    AMI-CHAN IS AN ANGEL

  • November 26, 2008 at 3:32 pmMegas

    Yusaku is an idiot, period! Ami’s character is one that you can grow to love to hate. She’s not there yet but she’s getting there. BTW, Minori’s outlook is just too righteous. I can’t remember the last time an anime character was like that, a screwy idiot on the outside but deep & disturbing within. Ryuji has his hands full with that harem. At least he has Yusaku (da baka) as comic relief.

  • November 26, 2008 at 3:40 pmBob

    http://randomc.net/image/Toradora!/Toradora!%20-%2009%20-%20Large%2008.jpg

    Ok, I HAVE to know what this is all about (and you know it’s gonna be Minori’s doing)

  • November 26, 2008 at 4:35 pmChimasternmay

    the puppy costume lol with puppies Ryuuji mom is great.

  • November 26, 2008 at 4:35 pmXellos

  • November 26, 2008 at 5:01 pmPachi

    SEEE OTRO CAPITULO MAS YEAH ESPERO EL REUMEN Y POR CIERTO POR QUE NO HAN SAKADO EL CAPITULO DE CHAOS; HEAD?????

  • November 26, 2008 at 5:17 pmSadmask

    “AMI-CHAN IS AN ANGEL”

    I wholeheartedly agree.

  • November 26, 2008 at 6:55 pmMidnightTide

    This series is 25 episodes? Fracking awesome I say!!

  • November 26, 2008 at 8:11 pmHaesslich

    … what’s that last bit with the hair and the sundress? I’m glad to see they kept the nightmare in, though…

  • November 26, 2008 at 8:20 pmsetsuke

    http://randomc.net/image/Toradora!/Toradora!%20-%2009%20-%20Large%2018.jpg
    This part was too damn funny, that was the best!! And it even ended in a strange cliffhangar-like. “It was all a dream..”

  • November 26, 2008 at 8:29 pmEri

    Thank you for the screenshots!

  • November 26, 2008 at 9:18 pmKokWeng

    next epi look nice,graveyard?

  • November 26, 2008 at 9:36 pmArtanis

  • November 26, 2008 at 10:22 pmKagekyuubi

    “AMI-CHAN IS AN ANGEL”

    Make that three of us

  • November 26, 2008 at 11:28 pmChicle

    So the anime has just caught up with Baka-Tsuki’s tranlating.

    That’s, uhh, pretty fast.

  • November 26, 2008 at 11:48 pmDarkniter

    Ami need more than she need if she want to be with ryuji
    still i find it funny taiga always say “No” when she is shy and embarrass lol

  • November 27, 2008 at 12:11 amShiro

    @ Chicle: Slots for translators for the later chapters in vol 4 are currently empty, it is unsure whether the current translator for vol 4 wants to continue or not. If the latter happens… I’d have to say J.C. Staff got B-T pwned >_<

    Or maybe not.

    Anyway, the parts I want to see are not skipped, glad they didn’t. What’s left is to see how they render the novel events into the anime. (Yes, yes, Ami; try to take on Ryuuji more, and get shot down more. GET SHOT DOWN MORE. Bwahahahahaha. I’m evil.)

  • November 27, 2008 at 1:15 amChicle

    @Shiro: I kind of figured, seeing how slow the updates have been lately. But that’s alright, since it’s good to know how the source does everything.

    also they skipped the part where everyone chips in to scare minori, lol

  • November 27, 2008 at 2:08 amRedframe

    Ahh.. ~Ami-Sama oretachiwa tenshi sama desu~ counted that 4

  • November 27, 2008 at 5:28 amVexx

    This series is quietly moving up into my top five romance comedies of any kind (anime or live-action)…. some absolutely stellar moments in this episode.

  • November 27, 2008 at 6:35 amrobak

    inb4 hudson :P

  • November 27, 2008 at 9:08 amZakarum

    Ami-chan kawaiiiii

    And the most epic towel drop in history. Minorin really got abused this episode!

  • November 27, 2008 at 1:08 pmDeathclock

    SAIKOU!

    I can’t get enough of this.. :D

  • November 27, 2008 at 2:16 pmHuitzi

    La mejor serie de esta temporada!!!

  • November 27, 2008 at 3:37 pmKira

    The bathroom cleaning scene was hilarious ahah xD Ami chan FTW !!!

  • November 27, 2008 at 3:53 pmRyvius

    Love this show so much…
    Especially the little turd parrot…

    http://worldofanimemusic.blogspot.com

  • November 27, 2008 at 6:45 pmParfait

    LOL @ Minorin taking pictures of Yuusaku

  • November 27, 2008 at 6:54 pmSensei-kun

    I loved this ( http://randomc.net/image/Toradora!/Toradora!%20-%2009%20-%20Large%2032.jpg ) screenshot so much that I turned it into a vector with a little extra added xD

    here’s the vector http://sensei-kun.deviantart.com/art/Minorin-Vector-1B-104774830
    btw, I always love your screenshots Omni :D they’re always good material for vectors ^_^

  • November 27, 2008 at 8:33 pmrobak

    I wonder what Ami-sama would’ve said to Ryuuji if he went to the seaside with her rather than washing the dishes with Minorin

  • November 27, 2008 at 9:11 pmMark

    does anyone else feel like Ryuji is becoming almost a side character? (I don’t like it). The last few episodes, I’ve been watching mainly to see Taiga’s reactions to him.

  • November 28, 2008 at 2:47 amsaxdemigod

    omg, taiga’s description of ami’s…ehrm…was quite possibly one of the funniest moments this show has had imho hahaha, i was laughing soooo hard

  • November 28, 2008 at 4:29 amexia

    this series is the love comedy of 08, rivaled with kannagi as well of course. character interactions in this are more ecchi funny tho

  • November 28, 2008 at 4:57 amMeh

    This series is so disappointing. I loved the premise, and it seemed to have a lot of promise. But Taiga’s just SOOOOOOOO annoying she ruins everything. The relationship between her and Ryuuji is just so one-sided it makes no sense.

  • November 28, 2008 at 5:17 amwill of the 00

    Best episode so far? I know so, UBER CUTE MOMENT right at the end between taiga and ryuuji frigin love this anime

  • November 29, 2008 at 1:06 amAttackariah

    I might be picking up on the wrong vibes but I think Ami is a bit interested in Ryuuji. At the very least she wants his attention, but it might develop into something more. Her chats with him started out as playful, but once she realized he wasnt interested romantically, and that she can’t wrap him around her finger like the other men she’s used to (excluding Kitamura) she seems to take more notice of Ryuuji (Just my opinion.) She is pretty annoying at the moment, Im just hoping they do a little bit more with her character, whether it be romance or more face-offs with Taiga, as they are always pretty fun to watch.

  • November 29, 2008 at 7:10 am-

    The “something black and hairy” scene really did it for me.

  • November 29, 2008 at 10:28 pmsacchi

    10 bucks to minori and the other guy trying to scare ami ryuuji and taiga next episode!

  • December 2, 2008 at 1:42 amPutang

    hmm… that conversation between Takasu and Ami… wonder what kinda foreshadowing that might be if it be any o_o… I dunno it gives off that “something” feeling… also Taiga and Ryuuji’s relationship… well I definitely had no expectations for them to get together or anything like that at the end… but now her little chat that got cut off… they more like a husband and wife right now :D, with the wife = ryuuji supporting the husband = taiga lol, maybe they are going to work backwards to the part where they fall in wuv O_O…

    but ehh… I’m still kinda rooting for Ami… i’ve never sympathized with a third wheel before so I think I will this time…

  • December 2, 2008 at 4:27 pmdraksig

    Minori is cute, adorable, feisty, energetic and quite a bit of an airhead. I can’t see her ending up with Ryuuji at the end not can I imagine them kissing, of course, I can’t imagine him and Taiga kissing either. But the way they act around each other is starting to make me change my mind, especially when she started to use her feet to massage his back.

    But I figure that Ryuuji and Taiga will end up together. It seems that anytime, in amine/manga at least, whenever two people work to help each other with their love interest, they end up flalign for each other.

  • February 19, 2009 at 7:20 pmskye

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