Fall 08: 「Toradora」 Impressions

Still don’t really like the funky art by J.C. Staff for Taiga, but the first episode was faithful enough for me to like the show already. TAIGA ROLL was awesome. No OP played but the ED by Hocchan sounds pretty nice. townberry’s gonna love it.

Now, if only they’d fix Taiga’s eyes :(. It’s probably the only complain I have about the series. I think those eyes of her in the anime look more deadlier than Ryuuji’s ROFL. Isn’t it ironic?

P.S: Additional notes.

  • Opening narration by the pair sounds really pensive.
  • Kitamura really looks like dork with his character design. Again, can’t help comparing with the manga again. Bad habit is bad.
  • The homeroom teacher sure sounds like Maria.
  • Moe Taiga is moe.
  • Inko gives me nightmares.


  1. Shin Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 12:58 am

    Not bad; I was sold on URUSAI URUSAI and ROLLING TIGER ATTACK.

  2. The Hordesman Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 3:28 am

    Behold thee, as thus the sacred Trinity of Tsun was reshaped into the Quad’Tsu.

  3. Dane Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 4:06 am

    I want to see her get emo and stuff.

  4. Haesslich Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 7:20 am

    They got Inko-chan right, at least; he looks like he’s ready to drop dead at any moment, and is demented to boot. And Ryuuji’s mom wasn’t done too badly either – but then again, she always looked childish yet busty. I guess we know where the money went. ;)

  5. Zan Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 8:09 am

    Man, Taiga reminds me of Chikai for some reason. I think it’s that hair poof thingy. Dunno.

  6. townberry Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    Drools……huh…wha..what? What toradora? What anime art? Everything else is meaningless to me apart from the song Vanilla Salt….Hoc-chan’s voice makes me nosebleed continuously. I doubt I can survive till the release of the toradora’s ED single…

  7. Shance Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    Oh yes, URUSAIURUSAIURUSAI actually hit me on my moe spot. Yakuza-ish voiced tsundereloli? It’s fine too.

  8. Avisch Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 5:35 am

    I thought it was fun first episode.
    The odd art direction is actually kind of interesting.
    Haesslich: Yeah I felt they chose the perfect seiyu for Ryuuji’s mom.

    Well Kuro. While Taiga’s eyes are scary. They did a good job of showing off why people think Ryuuji’s eyes are scary.

  9. catrophy Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

    its got weird pacing and transitions. slightly different sounding kugimiya is interesting. the weird angles and animation are interesting, feels more….fluid

  10. kairukun Said,

    October 3, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

    Right now, Im watching it. After that loong searching of fcking fansubbed episode 1 of ToraDora, At last, I found it.

  11. aloe, dream » Blog Archive » Toradora! Around the Sphere Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 2:34 am

    […] pleased with the display. The Fish took a massive screencap glob. I couldn’t agree with Kuro more. “TAIGA ROLL was awesome.” Maa also agrees on the ROLLING TAIGA greatness, though […]

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