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Summary:

On the day of the party, Ryuuji makes one more call to Minori to ask her to come and leaves a message. He then gets thrown a package from Taiga containing a suit that her father doesn’t want, and his mother gives him his grandfather’s watch to wear. Taiga gets all dressed up as well, and the two are soon off to the party. Once they’re there though, Ryuuji loses sight of Taiga because he starts manning the drink station. Much to his surprise, Taiga and Ami get on stage to perform a song together, and Taiga leaves the party soon after. Ryuuji doesn’t find out about this until Ami tells him that Taiga left to convince Minori to come and won’t be coming back to the party so that she can get ready for Santa. Since Ryuuji doesn’t understand why Taiga would do this, Ami suggests that there’s something Taiga doesn’t want to see, and she gets pissed off reminding Ryuuji of the warning she had given him about stopping playing house because he hadn’t been listening to her. Remembering what Taiga had told him about wanting to be part of the happiness during Christmas, Ryuuji decides to leave the party as well.

Taiga meanwhile returns to her own apartment after having told Minori that Ryuuji was waiting. All by herself, she knows that Santa doesn’t really exist, and she’s resigned to being alone because she doesn’t want to rely on anyone. She ends up falling asleep, but she’s awakened a short while later by a knocking on her bedroom window. It turns out to be a bear wearing Santa clothes, so she lets it in. When she asks if the bear is Santa and it nods yes, she laughs and shows it her Christmas tree. Taiga is extremely happy at this point and plays with the bear for a while, and she starts thinking that her dream came true. She knows, however, that it’s Ryuuji in the costume, and she thanks him as she takes off its head and reveals him inside. She then tells him that Minori should be heading to the party, and she thus urges him to go back. Although Ryuuji doesn’t want to leave her alone, Taiga insists that she’s fine and pushes him out the door, telling him that her present to him is getting Minori to the party.

After Ryuuji leaves, however, Taiga is surprised to find that she’s crying. She realizes that she had been relying on Ryuuji, but that’s over now because she believes that Ryuuji and Minori will end up together. That means that she won’t be able to be at his side any more, and Taiga deep down doesn’t want that. She ends up running after Ryuuji, but by the time she gets out of her apartment building, he’s long gone. That leaves Taiga crying his name out alone into the night sky, and unbeknownst to her, she’s seen by Minori. Though shocked, Minori doesn’t let Taiga know that she’s there and instead heads to school where she finds Ryuuji waiting. After the feelings she had seen from Taiga, Minori decides to tell Ryuuji that it’s better if she doesn’t see UFOs or ghosts like they had talked about, and she runs off before he can really respond. Realizing that he’s just been rejected, Ryuuji feels what he thinks is heartbreak and collapses.

Special ED

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ED: 「ホーリーナイト」 (Holy Night) by 釘宮理恵 and 喜多村英梨 (Kugimiya Rie and Kitamura Eri)
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The ED this week was the special song by Taiga and Ami that they performed during the party. It was a nice way to end the episode and felt a little more appropriate for the Christmas mood than Orange would have been.

Preview

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It figures that the week after convincing us that the Ryuuji-as-a-father-to-Taiga dynamic was prevalent, they (well, the original author Takemiya Yuyuko I guess) threw us a curve ball by having Taiga maybe realizing that she really does love Ryuuji and can’t stand to be apart from him. I say “maybe” because it’s not clear if love is truly what it is or if she’s just going through the process of losing someone she relied on (who had gone as far as to dress up as Santa for her and show up just when she was feeling lonely). I mean, all the right hints are there that it is love, but she hasn’t come out and said it yet, and she likely won’t even when she finds out that Ryuuji and Minori didn’t become a couple – Taiga will probably be working despite her feelings to bring them together again.

In the grand scheme of things, this turn of events wasn’t all that surprising and maybe even a little predictable. At least, when I first read the general premise coming into the series, I was sure that this would be a story of a girl and a boy helping each other and developing feelings for each other in the process. The anime, however, succeeded in lulling me into thinking that it was going to be RyuujiXMinori and TaigaXYuusaku, with Ryuuji loving Taiga like a daughter, but then what I originally thought happened after all. Where this series goes now depends on how Ryuuji feels and who he ultimately pursues. Regardless of what he does though, after all this between Minori and Taiga, I’ve become more convinced that Ryuuji should just be with Ami and avoid the whole mess.

February 11, 2009 at 2:13 pm
170 comments »
  • February 13, 2009 at 7:07 amKhrno

    And I was looking forward to a RyujixEmorin and TaigaxAmi ending ;;

  • February 13, 2009 at 7:19 amRift

    Gotta say, I’m really impressed with this show after this episode. Made me want to tear my hair out, but very well done. And I’m definitely cheering for Ami, even though she’s by far the long shot..

  • February 13, 2009 at 10:15 amApple

    this is weird i hated Ami at first but now to be honest im really pulling for her.

  • February 13, 2009 at 11:24 ammagnumslinger

    Damn, there are so many supporters of the three main possible pairings that they’re turning into FACTIONS!

    I smell blood… *pulls out dual desert eagles*

  • February 13, 2009 at 11:37 amteamchancery

    The show has ALWAYS shown ryuuji to have absolutely no interest in AMI than more than friend he values it was clear from the start she liked him but if there is AMI ending then this director would be whoodini to get me to realize in the next couple of episodes how ryuuji has”always loved ami”PLEEASE

  • February 13, 2009 at 11:41 amteamchancery

    @ miles thats awesome i see where ami was going with the father thing.Minorini looks after her like her mother and ryujjui like her dad like when they both wanted to protect her ..now she realizes she loves him and AMI realizes he need to stop playing the father figure as he himself really likes her

  • February 13, 2009 at 12:16 pmteamchancery

    How could anyone not root for taiga after the pool scene where her dog nealry drowned trying to save her from embarassment

  • February 13, 2009 at 1:44 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    I find it very selfish and stupid of Taiga for her to even subconsciously realize that she’s in love with Ryuuji. What happened to Kitamura? If Minori and Ryuuji are together, she can’t be at his side? Why are you guys even crying? Ryuuji had always viewed Taiga as a close friend, even a family member that he has to watch over. All this time, Taiga knew Ryuuji was madly in love with Minori, yet she decides at the last minute that “she doesn’t want that?” And because Minori saw that, she makes her decision to reject Ryuuji! Taiga needs to go under SOME adversity in her life-she can’t be happy all the time! Because of her indecision, Ryuuji gets his heart smashed into pieces and Minori sacrifices a “what could of been” into a rejection to Ryuuji. How many people have to be broken just to make this one little girl happy?

  • February 13, 2009 at 1:51 pmstrahl

    This was really an emotional epd..now my mind’s in a mess…till next week.
    Simple epd, but very well done. The christmas joy was such a stark contrast to that ominous atmosphere.

    i emphatise with minorin though. what an emotional ride for her. Hmmm..unlike the other chracts..who had their stories..her background still seems unknown. perhaps the ensuing epds would touch on that? i wonder. But finally, theres a closure to the UFOs/Ghosts story. =/ We prolly all know where this is heading..hardly an ami x ryuuji. does he even have feelings for her in the first place o.O? but alas..Ryuuji might just remain an ignorant a*** till the end -.-

  • February 13, 2009 at 1:59 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    GAH I AM SO F’ING PISSED.

  • February 13, 2009 at 2:03 pmLekz

    Why does this feel like my life?

    nah, nevermind, it doesn’t.

  • February 13, 2009 at 2:52 pmKazu

    They’re -light- novels, Precise Moment. XD

  • February 13, 2009 at 3:32 pmmanu

    Lol… why don’t you read the light novels and realize Ryuji has always felt something more than friendship for Taiga… he even thinks that if she could open up her heart to people he would certainly fall for her… and guess what? that just happened. I know they will end up together.

  • February 13, 2009 at 4:34 pmmachan

    “In my opinion, I say a Minori X Ryuuji ending would be the most cliche and meaningless. ”

    It would hardly be cliche…most pairings aren’t the main character and the crush the character had before the series started. It seems meaningless just b/c Ryuuji’s goal wouldn’t have changed from start to finish, but that would only really mean that he knew who he liked from the beginning, right?

    Ami looked particularly bad in this episode…think it’s the hairdo

  • February 13, 2009 at 4:49 pmVor

    roooaarrrr, poor minorin / ryuuji T_-. this episode was pretty frustrating but at least kitamura is a side character again ^_^

  • February 13, 2009 at 5:17 pmks

    Zer0zUNLTD.

    You are not alone.
    Fuck this selfish girl called Taiga, I just want to kill this little bitch.
    Join the club.

  • February 13, 2009 at 6:07 pmNightshade

    I am getting more and more respect for Ami. She seem to feel better than anyone on the show what is going on with minori, taiga en ryuji. As viewer we aren’t getting any clues as well. But Ami seem to know what is going on. She is able to analyse relationships of others and can put them in words, altough she is troubled what she find out. She seems more grown up now. A total change from the begining of the series. Am a fan.

    I love this series!

  • February 13, 2009 at 6:13 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    Ami has changed dramatically throughout the series. I believe she wants to change to the liking of Ryuuji.

  • February 13, 2009 at 6:22 pmPfft

    I’m having a feeling Ami is going to get screwed in the end there, Omni, since the light novel series is ending in March (alongside the TV series?) and there’s a translated pic which clearly shows signs of a RyuujixTaiga paring. Though, I’m not too sure it’ll end the same way as the novel counterpart, but who knows. Maybe it’ll go Ichigo 100% (the manga, mind you) style and do some kind of time skip with a concluding epilogue of sorts. Pfft.

  • February 13, 2009 at 6:28 pmPfft

    Then again, we have not seen what the present is, but I doubt it’ll change anything between Minori and Ryuuji at this point.

  • February 13, 2009 at 6:48 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    I won’t accept it, I can’t accept the fact that people say that Ryuuji-deep down is in love with Taiga. I KNOW for a fact that Ryuuji is deeply in love with Minori, and people saying that his true love resides within Taiga is such BS-even if it eventually turns out to be that way. What the hell was the point of Taiga going on a rampage for Kitamura? What the hell was the whole point of trying to hook up her two best friends when in the end she decides “she doesn’t want that [to happen]?” Sure, Ryuuji has always been there for Taiga, and WILL continue to be there for her even if he starts dating Minori… AS A BROTHER/FRIEND. TO THIS POINT I AM PRETTY SURE THIS IS HOW RYUUJI FEELS TOWARDS TAIGA.

  • February 13, 2009 at 6:50 pmPfft

    Why so serious?

  • February 13, 2009 at 7:08 pmKaisos

    “Like” and “love” are rather different things.

    And just because YOU see one thing doesn’t mean THE AUTHOR or THE SCRIPTWRITER see the same thing, which is what really matters here.

    “What’s the point?” One could ask the same of real life as well.

    What I’m getting at is that you should not be asking “why did this happen” but rather “how will this event change the outcome of other events?” “How will this affect the relationships of the characters?”

    Also, it’s not like a person can’t like/love two people at the same time.

  • February 13, 2009 at 7:29 pmjho

    That was a beautiful episode and I totally agree, ryuuji just be with ami! loll

  • February 13, 2009 at 8:23 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    Kaisos,

    Yeah, I can go ahead and fall in love with two people if I wanted to. But is it the right thing for me to do? Fine, so Taiga’s suddenly in love with Ryuuji-but if she had been more reserved about it like everyone else was then there would be less problems.

    BECAUSE OF THIS EVENT, I CAN FORSHADOW EVENTS TO COME AND THAT’S WHY I’M SO ANGRY.

  • February 13, 2009 at 8:35 pmKaisos

    The things people do don’t have to make sense and, in fact, they almost never do.

    As long as a story is told, and the things that happen make sense within the context of the story, the story has succeeded.

    If you accept that Taiga and Ryuuji were going to end up with each other from the start, then I doubt you would have been as disappointed as you are now.

    But we’ll see what happens next.

  • February 13, 2009 at 9:01 pmDragoZERO

    Ami FTW!

  • February 13, 2009 at 9:03 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    The difference between you and me Kaisos is that you care more for the story; I do as well, but I also take into account the right things to do and mistakes made by people such as Taiga. Another assumption I can make about you is that you support Taiga and Ryuuji being together…

  • February 13, 2009 at 9:31 pmmanu

    here, for your heart’s enlightment, some Toradora Novel, Chapter 5, Volume 3 (when Ryuji nearly drowns)

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • February 13, 2009 at 9:42 pmPfft

    Kaisos: “As long as a story is told, and the things that happen make sense within the context of the story, the story has succeeded.

    If you accept that Taiga and Ryuuji were going to end up with each other from the start, then I doubt you would have been as disappointed as you are now.”

    :)b Nicely said.

    But yes, let’s continue watching and see how things turn out.

  • February 13, 2009 at 9:53 pmPfft

    And Zer0zUNLTD., if things don’t turn out in your favor, there is always the “non-canon” spin-offs to look forward to. :) If they plan on it, that is.

  • February 13, 2009 at 9:53 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    manu, I bet anyone else can find biased selections from the light novel.

  • February 13, 2009 at 11:15 pmdraksig

    Those hoping for Ryuugi x minori may as well forget it. Minori may be a basket case, but she will not do anything that she sees as betraying her best friend. Reject Ryuuji and hurt him or date him and hurt her best friend. how many women will choose a man over their best friend. There are some who will but she is not one.

  • February 14, 2009 at 12:00 amZer0zUNLTD.

    one such as Taiga, draksig.

  • February 14, 2009 at 12:24 amfacepalm

    Zer0 when they come at the big realization point at each novel, you can’t call them biased.

  • February 14, 2009 at 12:28 amfacepalm

    Oh and Zer0,
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • February 14, 2009 at 12:55 amZer0zUNLTD.

    Of course characters are going to have their moments and all, but manu happened to picked alot of them. Okay, let’s say I pick some scenes that are encourage readers to view things my way–you can’t base your thoughts and conclusions solely on these scenes.

  • February 14, 2009 at 12:59 ammanu

    gosh just read the novels then and face the facts

  • February 14, 2009 at 1:00 amSageGaiGar

    I’m just going to continue rickrolling myself as I read through this thread. :)

  • February 14, 2009 at 1:04 amAlisa

    I understand where Minorin is coming from. ) =
    When you see your best friend bawling over a guy who likes you and the guy who you like, you consider your relationship with your best friend first, and even though it would hurt him and you the most, you reject him, for the sake of your friend.
    It’s really Minorin who has to deal with knowing all this, because Ryuuji doens’t know that Taiga loves him, and Taiga has just realized that she likes him. Her position must be so hard right now. I would break if I was her. ):

  • February 14, 2009 at 1:35 amZer0zUNLTD.

    I have read the light novels! It’s just that you happen to exclusively pick TaigaxRyuuji moments!

  • February 14, 2009 at 2:10 amQ

    don’t really mind taiga x ryuji end, but really disappointed with the treatment ami and minorin got.

    she and ami are similar in that they both had “real” and “fake” personalities. ami was saved because everyone recognized her fake side and worked together to help her free herself from it. that may partially be why ami can recognize minorin’s own fake self before anyone else. and ami tries to help her, but it’s not enough and the situation isn’t quite the same.
    ami’s fake personality was to protect herself. minori’s personality may or may not have been for herself, but at least right now, she feels like the facade is to protect others. she’s not doing a good job of it, but she’s trying.

    as ryuji said in the beginning, minorin was “sparkling.” but she’s been gradually losing that “sparkling” part of her personality. and since we the viewers have insight to her feelings and weakness, her former brilliance can look like “fake strength.”

    but i think that it did come from someplace real inside minorin, and she’s just off-balance from sudden exposure to “grown-up” feelings. so, don’t care who ryuji chooses. but if minorin can recover that shining personality and prove it wasn’t completely fake, that’d be a good end.

  • February 14, 2009 at 3:54 amzirinbaku

    Love this anime! Minorin is caught between hurting her best friend and hurting someone she has confessed, albeit obliquely, that she has feelings for. The scene on the beach at Ami’s villa was not about UFOs and ghosts. Kushieda was letting Ryuuji know that she was open to him ‘changing her life.’

    It’s only expected that Taiga would fall in love with the only man/boy who has stood by her and supported her, tolerating her brutal physicality and irrational behavior and accepting her for who she is, when her own father is such a non-parent. Of course she’s going to collapse when she realizes that the only emotional support she’s ever had in her life is likely to go away. Is that kind of love going to last? I don’t know.

    I really think Kawashima is attracted to Ryuuji because she’s jealous of his devotion to Taiga, and because he’s one of the few men she can’t get by batting her eyelashes and playing cute. Will she be the rebound girl? Maybe.

    I’d like to see something similar to Ichigo 100%, especially if that meant another season! In that case, everyone had to do a little growing up and follow their dreams and figure out who the heck they were and then come back together and see who really loves who and is well-matched. But what do I know? I voted for Toujo!

  • February 14, 2009 at 4:06 amrenton56

    well cmon guys, im all for taiga x ryuji and all but i wouldnt mind kushieda x ryuji either

    its not the fact that i dont like ami as i think her character has had the most rapid character development, but whats the point of her being able to foresee all these events? i mean its cool and all but the reason we watch these shows is for the drama that certain characters instill in us. i mean yeah we would all like ryuji to end up with the best person we see fit, but that would be kinda borring if you think about it.

    as for the ending of the episode i really really enjoyed it as it put a huge impact on the plot. i mean most of us saw signs that shows that kushieda likes Ryuji but doesnt want to betray or hurt taiga. so she decides to reject him to help her friend since i think she has hurt her in the past some how like with how she didnt see how terrible Taiga’s father was.

    im gonna love to see how this all unravels and really whoever Ryuji ends up with its gonna be pretty cool. i mean Taiga x Ryuji would be awsome same with a Kushieda x Ryuji
    but if we see an Ami x Ryuji that would bring back memories of shuffle since no one saw the whole Asa x Rin thing comming till the end

  • February 14, 2009 at 5:34 amZer0zUNLTD.

    zirinbaku, I liked how you described Ryuuji in Taiga’s perspective.

  • February 14, 2009 at 5:46 amRT

    ShinichirouXNoe!
    yeah I’m still pissed.

  • February 14, 2009 at 11:11 amGekko-san

    The author of ToraDora! also made Watashitachi no Tamura-kun but I hope it won’t end the same way ><

  • February 14, 2009 at 12:22 pmRyvius

  • February 14, 2009 at 8:33 pmJackie M

    This epi was very well done, but as a Ryuji X Minorin fan, it’s sad.

  • February 14, 2009 at 8:58 pmlonny

    Thats a heck of a lot of posts.

  • February 15, 2009 at 1:10 amIndex-chan

    No offense, but Ami-chan and Taiga-chan looked seriously creepy when they were singing. At some parts the resembled ducks><;

  • February 15, 2009 at 1:10 amLoleado

    Ahhhh, always the light novels readers are the ones that are after a ryuuji x taiga ending just because they have read useless BS on some pages that “aparently” showed the love between them. Well let me tell you one thing you light novel readers THIS IS THE ANIME, NOT THE LIGHT NOVEL! while the story is the same they didnt show those moments you speak of so much. Why? i wonder, if they have showed those moments then maybe (and just maybe) i would have accepted something as ridiculous as Ryuuji x Taiga but because they didnt i just cant see those two as lovers, not even if is the end of the world.
    And stop saying BS like ” you need to read the light novels to understand”, again this is the anime, not the light novels. You have to get in your head manga, anime and light novels are not the same and they will never be the same.

    My opinion of Toradora is: for what I see the author made a main heroine so horrible and detestable that in some point he thought to himself “oh shit I think I overdid it” and changed her character. That change was so drastic that i cant call the outcome taiga anymore, thats someone else in taigas body.

  • February 15, 2009 at 1:21 amKira-chan

    I don’t see how you can say Taiga is being selfish, it’s not like people can control the way they feel. Plus she’s been the one trying to get Ryuuji and Minori together all this time, it’s not like she could have known Minori would be watching when she finally broke down like that. And what’s this about Taiga never facing any adversity? The girl’s spent most of her life being abandoned, she’s had it tougher than anyone in the series.

    So many people seem to be rooting for Ryuuji/Ami just because it’d be more of a twist or because she’s the most “normal” of the girls. I don’t know, a twist like wouldn’t really make sense in the context of the story. And I don’t really see the appeal of normalcy, isn’t that a bit boring?

  • February 15, 2009 at 3:24 amKaisos

    @Loledo: The author is female. And you, like many others, have clearly never heard of “character development”.

    And I can’t tell whether you’re complaining about the new Taiga or the old Taiga. Can you people NEVER be satisfied?

    @Kira-chan: People root for Ami because they have a collective hard-on for Ami and went into the show with the wrong ideas in mind.

    People who still root for Ami at this point should probably stop watching the show.

  • February 15, 2009 at 4:14 amParfait

    He needs Ami.

  • February 15, 2009 at 6:17 amZer0zUNLTD.

    Kaisos,

    You shouldn’t really generalize Ami-fans… I’m one too. In fact she has changed alot throughout the series-probably because she wanted to be to Ryuuji’s liking. Alot of people have a thing for unrequited love.

  • February 15, 2009 at 6:59 amKaisos

    Taiga’s love is currently unrequited, I might note.

    And yeah, I figured you were an Ami fan…

  • February 15, 2009 at 9:28 ammanu

    @Loleado
    lol, you seriously hate Taiga but well… i don’t think that will change anything at all, so enjoy your hatred for her, she will still own everyone in one way or the other.

  • February 15, 2009 at 10:05 amAzar

    *face palm* Seriously WTF? For a comedy romance anime, its lacking the comedy. I guess there starting to really focus on the drama portion of this. Which it fine, but the way there going about it is kinda annoying. Despite figuring in out how this is series is going to end rate at the beginning. (Literally, with in the first episode. A lot of animes never break the ever predicable formula of how to tell a story. well side from one, but that ending was pathetically forced) Though i never thought it would go about this way. I’m all for the whole “its always the person in front of you” type of stories, but not when every other char is either dramatically changed or left out in the cold…so to speak. (In this case its Taiga and Minori that have been changed, while Ami is left out.)Before it starts to sound like a ‘ship’ reply, i’ll just end it with this. With the ever more obvious end coming before us, (unless they throw in another twist) the “loving couple” should be at least aware of what other things are going on around them. Ryuuji should at “least” talk communicate with Minori and Ami on how they see him. (despite being dumped by Minori)While Taiga should at “least” seriously consider what drove her to Yuusaku and go from there.

    Then again i just may be over thinking this.

  • February 15, 2009 at 2:31 pmKaisos

    Toradora isn’t a comedy show. Never was.

    It HAS comedy. Doesn’t mean it’s a comedy show.

  • February 15, 2009 at 6:06 pmCraig

    I agree with Omni(the one who wrote the summary), I also thought when I first started watching this series it was going to be a show about two friends from incomplete families to get together and help each other with their love interest and grow in life. Now that would have been interesting, but now they had to go down the classic cliche that the main guy has ends up with main girl. I hope I’m wrong on this and that Taiga love is misplace for a love she has for somebody who has watched over her(like a father figure or older brother). Minori use to be so great(what is happening to this show!?), but she not honest with herself and the people around her(Ami too). I know, this is just an anime show it’s not suppose to be realistic or anything(because if it were, Ryuuji would be dating one of them by now), so I won’t get too annoyed by the mess these characters are making. I’m also agreeing with Omni on the fact that Ryuuji should just be with ami and avoid this entire mess.

  • February 15, 2009 at 6:43 pmKaisos

    You people are putting yourselves in Ryuuji’s place. You should be putting Ryuuji in Ryuuji’s place.

    TaigaXRyuuji isn’t entirely a classic cliche. They’ve spent 19 episodes getting to this point. And besides, the premise is fairly original.

  • February 15, 2009 at 9:55 pmSageGaiGar

    Cliche would have them hooked up now, breaking up through harem bait and then getting back together

  • February 15, 2009 at 11:48 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    And if you watch Gundam 00, you’ll understand why I can’t stand Taiga’s voice… watch the conclusion of episode 19…

  • February 15, 2009 at 11:55 pmKaisos

    Dude, everyone hates Kugimiya’s voice.

    You just have to learn to accept it. Learn and breaaaaathe out.

  • February 16, 2009 at 7:00 ammagnumslinger

    Hmm, what happens if they turned Toradora into a dating sim?

  • February 18, 2009 at 4:30 pmCraig

    It is a cliche, just look at every Hollywood movie. Main guy has a main problem(fill in a situation) and likes someone else meanwhile has a really close best friend that he doesn’t seem at first to have feeling for(same goes for the best friend). As the movie progresses, mainly toward the end of the film he find out that he is really in love with his best friend(of course the best friend realizes her own feeling sooner but doesn’t want to get in the way of the main guy and the girl he has been chasing after this whole time). At the end of the movie he finally confesses to his best friend, she is happy that he feels the same way, and cue a sappy love song, the end, lol.

    The funny thing is that I just saw a movie just like the other day(the movie was ok). It’s been done before, but don’t get me wrong just because it’s been done before doesn’t mean that it’s not entertaining. I’m just really hoping that ToraDora surprises us at the end, but it’s highly unlikely.

  • March 2, 2009 at 9:55 pmKiki

    The Ami faction is so funny. Just because she’s your dreamgirl or you think she would be the ideal choice for Ryuuji doesn’t mean Ryuuji actually has any feelings for her. In reality, he has ZERO feelings for her. Stop complaining if the main character doesn’t share the same opinion. Man, I had no idea guys cared this fiercely about shipping.

  • March 11, 2009 at 9:19 pmJarmel

    Amazing episode. I am constantly impressed by how great this anime has been.

  • March 14, 2009 at 7:33 pmButtFace

    Man, some of you guys are weebo nerds. It’s just an anime. =/ Chill, kay? So stop bashing on the characters.

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