Toradora is totally unpredictable yet familiar at the same time. It’s like suddenly having your PC motherboard turned in a BTX format when you’re used to ATX and all the slots/ports are situated differently yet they’re the same damn thing. Of course it works like a PC would on the whole but the way it’s doing it is totally different. In short, Toradora is forging a totally new path through an oft-used setup and doing incredibly refreshing things with it.
WTF r u gaiz doing?
So, the summer vacation trip episode. Three things; Minorin is so fucking random, Taiga is Toradorable and I’m starting to have a crush on Ami too. Oh god.
Sorry, I should explain better.
Minorin continues to be the show-stealer with her randomness but yet, this episode also shows a more “weaker” side of her that hates ghosts and such. But she does share a profound moment together with Ryuuji and tells him about how she doesn’t believe in ghosts because she can’t see them and overlaps that thought with how she doesn’t think that she’ll actually fall in love because she can’t imagine that. Ryuuji on his behalf, responds extremely well by telling her that he believes Minorin will be meet a ghost that wants to be seen by her one day. Awesome subtext is awesome.
Taiga takes a more passive role this time round and actually helps act as the support for Ryuuji. I think she is slowly starting to realize that her feelings towards Yuusaku isn’t truly “love” after spending a while together with him after she gets her stomach upset and she was too nervous to actually feel happy about it. It’s kinda true that at the way she’s interacting with Yuusaku, it’d probably take 10 miracles for them to be paired up.
Ami. Oh wow, Ami. I can’t believe she’s gone stole so much of my heart after her horrible entrance. While she is definitely a superior specimen of her gender, her vixen-like charms and self-confidence while not being overbearingly irritating has really caused my heart to flutter for her. That, and how she and Taiga make perfect foils for each other has truly endeared herself to me. I especially liked her teasing Ryuuji, such as the scene in the show.
Man, if this keeps up, it’s gonna be so hard to choose one from the trio.
I’m also liking at how the show manages to weave out the relationships between the quintet with the least of time yet with the maximum effect. One such example in the episode is when Yuusaku exclaims how fun it is to take a holiday prompting Ami to ask him about the student council work. He casually shrugs it off and Ami drops the topic. Foreshadowing?
Speaking of Yuusaku, oh he’s such an exhibitionist.