Leadup to Tri Week 45- Toradora

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Half the series, 13 episodes!

Toradora

Some mild ecchi, super mild violence.


Subbed on Hulu for free- http://www.hulu.com/toradora


Toradora is a great little drama. It skews more comedic early on, then more dramatic after the initial half is over.

It follows various high school kids around in their adventures of trying to deal with the crushes (that's a super short explanation if there ever was one.) Shippers have always seemed to have a field day with this show.

All the characters are written in this weird skewed way that both feels realistic, but also feels wacky. It's a careful balance and the show generally pulls it off well.

This show tends to come up in my examples quite a bit because it's one of the more obvious places where 'anime hair' comes into play (wherein we aren't sure if colored hair is really colored, or if they just color it for us.)

I think most people will enjoy this one, as it's just a great watch. It's probably also worth mentioning my first time watching the full series was via screener a number of years ago when it was NISA's first anime DVD. They ended up recalling it and redoing the disks after my review brought up how poor the video quality was compared to the Japanese disks.


The Japanese side has a few Digimon connections. Rie Kugimiya plays the female lead and Digimon fans would know her as Ikuto from Savers. Ironically her crush who is one of the main characters is voiced by Tohma's actor from Savers. On the dub side there aren't many large ones, the primary one worth mentioning is Wendee Lee plays the male lead's beloved pet bird.


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Here's the first OP. Great intro animation and song.
 

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Finished the series last night, and the four Toradora SOS mini-episodes. I liked the show. Fun characters. In many ways it reminded me of Oregairu, particularly in its transition from comedy to drama. There were times when the problems faced by the characters could seem overdramatized, but that may just be because I've never had a crush myself. It was still enjoyable.
 
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