The Toradora! (とらドラ!) anime series was first announced on a promotional advertisement for the light novels being released under ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint for April 2008. The anime is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and produced by the animation studio J.C.Staff. Toradora! contains 25 episodes, which aired between October 2, 2008 and March 26, 2009 on TV Tokyo in Japan.
The episodes aired at later dates on AT-X, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Osaka, TV Setouchi and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting. The anime premiered in the Philippines through TV5 on May 18, 2009, one of the first to air it outside of Japan. The first volume DVD compilation, which contains the first four episodes was released in Japan on January 21, 2009 by King Records in limited and regular editions. Seven more DVD compilations, each containing three episodes, were released between February 25 and August 26, 2009 also in limited and regular editions. Starting from the second DVD, there were extra animated shorts included in the DVD volumes, Toradora SOS!, which features the cast as chibi's trying out various foods.
The Toradora! anime was licensed by NIS America as its first anime. The series was released in two half-season DVD compilation volumes in early July and late August 2010. A six-disc Blu-ray Disc box set, released in Japan on December 21, 2011 by Kings R, contains an original video animation episode.It was broadcast in Italy on Rai 4 between April 28 and October 13, 2011.
The anime series makes use of four pieces of theme music: two opening and two ending themes. The first opening theme is "Pre-Parade" by Rie Kugimiya, Eri Kitamura, and Yui Horie. The first ending theme is "Vanilla Salt" by Horie. The second opening is "Silky Heart" by Horie, and the second ending is "Orange" by Kugimiya, Kitamura, and Horie. The insert theme for episode nineteen is "Holy Night" performed by Kugimiya and Kitamura. The anime's original soundtrack was released on January 7, 2009.
Main article: List of Episodes
The anime series has total of 25 episode, 1 OVA and 4 SOS! Episodes.
"Toradora! SOS" - Connoisseurs Banzai are DVD exclusive mini-episodes featured on even numbered volume releases of the anime. In these shorts, the cast, represented as chibis, try out various foods, often competing two against one another. Each of these ends with Today's Inko.
|1||January 21, 2009||1 each||4|
|2||February 25, 2009||3 each|
|3||March 25, 2009|
|4||April 22, 2009|
|5||May 27, 2009|
|6||June 24, 2009|
|7||July 23, 2009|
|8||August 26, 2009|
Volumes 2, 4, 6 and 8 contain the Toradora! SOS specials.