I'm excited. The Toradora! anime adaptation just recently got released on Netflix. You know what that means... the next wave of fans is about to hit. The idea of more people discovering these wonderful characters and their story makes me happy. Also more popularity means more pressure to release some additional epilogue! (Fingers crossed)
What's on your mind?
I was super excited when I saw the release date for the last volume of the English Light Novel. The Amazon paperback was set to become available June 26th, 2020. The timing of it was beyond coincidental. June 26th would mark the exact anniversary of my discovery of this series. To the day. I have a journal entry to prove it.
I of course pre-ordered it from Amazon and twiddled my thumbs for a month.
It is now July. "Why hasn't it come yet?" After rechecking my Amazon order, I see the paperback release date was changed to August 4th. I'm kind of disappointed it doesn't line up anymore... Well, guess I have time to reread novels 1-9 again.
Crunchyroll has recently been releasing Toradora! clips, for no reason at all. Associating this with a possible season 2 seems distant, because it's Crunchyroll, and not anything from Yuyuko Takemiya herself. However, this could mean something. As Toradora! fans, we're kinda desperate for that 10-year season 2 stretch. Anyways, this is kind of a place where I can put any "Toradora! New" Anyway, thank you for listening, and have a good one.
Just because the novel ended, does not mean the author Can’t make a sequel.
The author can make a new light novel series that goes past episode 25 and it can be called “toradora 2” or heck the author can even continue the first series and make more light novel volumes (volume 11 and up), never lose faith! I love taiga and toradora, I believe the author will surprise us one of these days with a CANON continuation of the light novel (volume 11 or toradora 2) and that will become a anime and be 25 episodes long
(Light novel 10 is the last novel for toradora currently but that doesn’t mean That volume 11 won’t come, plus the manga still is not finished and they are REALLY taking their time to finish it, so the ending might be different or best case scenario, their will be more content! Material)
Plus the blueray 10th anniversary box set that came out RECENTLY, has pictures drawn by the original people, of ryuji Picking up and holding taiga in his arms at their wedding.
Toradora is extremely popular in 2020, it will come one day. season 2.
Hi, I’m new here, I was wondering if Toradora has completely concluded. I know the latest update for the anime was the OVA back in late 2011. (At least to my knowledge). Is there anything still happening with the light novels or manga? Are they still running? Basically, is there anything new still being released for Toradora as of this present day in time?
Please please what song is playing in "Confession" when Minori finishes cheering for Ryuji and then cries. Please goodness gracious I really want to know and I can't find it anywhere.
I'd like to shine some light into the depths of Minori Kushieda's character (because it's seriously emotionally hardcore). The more I analyzed her character, the more the pieces of it sorta clicked into place. Her story doesn't exactly start to take shape until the Beach House arc. I'm talking about what I refer to as the "stupid ghost metaphor" because it was really confusing. I didn't understand it at all the first time I watched it. The second time, I felt like I understood what the metaphor meant, but didn't grasp the undertones. It wasn't until I read through the Novels (which I can read over as many times as I deem necessary) that I finally felt like I had a grasp on what the actual discussion about ghosts actually implied. Takasu put his feelings out there for Kushieda without actually telling it to her directly. This is masterfully done, as it sets off a delayed reaction for Minori to piece together herself. This let's the truth be told, without actually telling it outright. It also lets Ryuuji get his true feelings out to Minori without requiring an answer from her.
Of course, learning this Minori's world starts spinning. She questions whether she likes Ryuuji back. You'll notice during the Culture Festival arc Minori is uncharacteristically detached. She's grappling with her emotions. When she learns Taiga's father is back in the picture, she seizes the opportunity to deny whatever feelings she might have had fruition and/or justification by blaming Ryuuji without all the facts. Sure, her intuitions happen to be directly on point, but it still doesn't (wholly) justify the fury she let loose. At the end of the arc, her emotional journey is strikingly similar to Ryuuji's. She realizes that through all of it she had forgotten to take Taiga's feeling into account. Now Taiga was all alone, once again deserted by her father. So, along with Ryuuji, she sets out to make things right and help her friend however she can. This ends up being indirectly (so she thought) by assisting Ryuuji in winning the Lucky Man Race.
Following the Festival, Minori confirms that Takasu has feelings towards her as they select there memorabilia photographs from the Festival. She also reaches the conclusion the Yes, she does love Ryuuji, too. I believe this happens in E15 when Ryuuji and Minori are out looking for Kitamura together, and Minori suddenly breaks down into tears. She doesn't know what to do with this revelation. Then we have the "Guilt all gone" thing. All things considered, Minori’s brain might as well have exploded there. Ami has rekindled Minori's belief that Taiga loves Ryuuji (and possibly vice versa). So she decides to keep her feelings on the down-low.
This marks Minori’s descent into depression. In case you don’t believe Minori now has feelings for Ryuuji, we get a pretty clear demonstration at the beginning of E17. Minori gets super flustered when she realizes she accidentally spat poison at Ryuuji and begs for his forgiveness. But Minori became distracted, fumbling during softball. So, Minori goes back to a part of her character she very clearly had since the start: her unwavering determination. She is determined not to be distracted by the prospect of love (a notion she voiced not only during the stupid ghost metaphor, but also during her confession in E24). She works HARDER, getting another part-time job and dedicating herself to more softball practice. She refuses to go to the Christmas Eve Party. She refuses to fall in love. But then she knocks a fly ball into the gym, causing the tree to fall and breaking Taiga’s ornament. It breaks her. Minori’s reckless desire to push harder has hurt her friends. Despite trying to push him away, Ryuuji insists on being there for her. Minori is forced to confront something: would she be able to throw away the happiness she was trying to achieve for a different kind of happiness? She almost cracked.
On her way to the self-forbidden party, she hears Taiga’s cry. I can’t stress how powerful this scene was. Taiga was hurt because she loved Ryuuji. Minori instantly knew what she had to do. She couldn’t stand by idly when she was the only other person capable of doing something. She would never crack again. Not even insufferable Ami could weaken her. No matter what Taiga and Takasu would try. It didn’t matter if she actually did love Takasu.
Her friend was hurting.
And that’s all she cared about.
She didn’t need to see ghosts anymore…
At the end of it all, though, Kushieda was willing not only to give up the happiness of her heart, but also the happiness she had chosen. Her entire life’s savings. Along with it, quite possibly her dream of becoming a softball star. All for the sake of her friends’ happiness. In the end, she valued the happiness of Taiga and Takasu over everything she’d ever worked for. Over everything she’d ever loved.
Because she loved them more.
…Because she had seen her ghost.
And that’s all she needed.
Thanks for reading! ❤️
Feel free to comment anything you may have interpreted differently, or what you agree with!
Hello again! Everything seems to be dead around here...
Digital pre-order is now available for the 5th volume of the English light novel series! It will be released May 14th.
Nothing new for the manga, as far as I know.
Hello! Just wanted to keep stuff up-to-date around here. The Toradora! light novel series has an official English translation provided by Seven Seas Entertainment, if you haven't known(they starting translating them in May 2018, so it's likely that you already do). Anyway, the 4th installment of the English translation is available for pre-order and is expected to arrive on February 5, 2019!
Also, the English translation for the 8th volume of the manga arrived on November 2018, if you didn't know that.
More information regarding release dates and whatnot can be found here:
I’m just past the middle of the anime and I really like it so far. I spend a bunch of time on the Animanga wiki so you should see me around there if you visit.
It’s no Prison School, but Taiga sure is violent!
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Do they actually ever end up married? It's like,they ended the whole damn series on a cliffhanger!
Toradora's title means "Tiger" and "Dragon", when the two words are put together they make "Toradoragon" and Toradora is easier to remember. It represents Taiga and Ryujii (Taiga is a butchered pronunciation of "Tiger" and Ryuuji is "The dragon" in a name) and their personalities and how they get close together.
Not 100% sure if this is where I should be posting this, but... oh well.
While there is quite a fair bit wrong with this wiki, one thing that seriously grinds my gears is this: I couldn't help but notice that the pages for Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka seem to list the entire damn plot on their pages. Normally this wouldn't bother me but literally the whole story is on there while these are character pages... they aren't even showing just the plot related to said character, it's just the whole thing. Seems a bit pointless and in general it takes up an aggravating amount of space for little reason (remember, the key word is mottainai). I think it'd be better to either:
- Redo these sections to relate solely to the character in question.
- Remove these sections and create a new page entirely for the plot.
If you have a good reason to have both there then I would love to hear it. Thank you in advance!
Sincerely, a shocked and confused Toradora! fan with a decent amount of wiki administrator expirience.
P.S. Sorry if I come across as arrogant - I don't mean to.
P.S.S. Adding a comments feature to your wiki would help immensely as it gives nitpicky people like me the chance to easily give constructive criticism without having to create an entire forum thread.
Toradora's seventh volume has finally hit stores in the United Sates after a two year span between the sixth. What are your thoughts, if any?
Hello! Does someone know how to get the Minori Y-form pose CG? It's the only CG that I wasn't able to get until now.