Ami finally comes out of her shell? At the least she does explode in this episode.
I like Ami more now that she’s not actively trying to pretend to be some one else, in fact, it actually makes me rather sympathetic towards Ami, even, when they reveal that she’s being harassed by a stalker. I understand now why Kitamura pushed her towards Taiga and Ryuuji.
This episode also makes me wonder how Ami truly is. Is she really that bitchy or terrible when she’s her true self? It does seem she acts differently around females and males since she was pretty normal around Ryuuji after the stalker incident.
I think Ami and Taiga’s interaction from now onwards will be quite a fun watch. Toradora is definitely shaping up to be something a whole lot different from what its genre usually offers, especially in terms of character development and relationships.