Man, seriously, Toradora just keeps drawing me in. I’m so happy to learn it will be a two cour show now, especially if they can keep up with this dramatic momentum they’ve been slowly building up.
Basically double plot threads this week. The main one dealing about the upcoming Cultural Festival at school and the attractions planned of class 2-C. Long story short, 2-C’s doing a stage play and Taiga is chosen to represent the class in a beauty paegent(?) thanks to Ami. Too bad for Haruta’s attempts to make a meido/cosplay cafe for the Cultural Festival. Am I the only one who feels a chill down my spine when Ryuji says he prefers Lolitas?
What kinda scares me is how easily Kitamura can manipulate people and look so innocent while doing it…
While Ami remains awesome as usual. “Taiga na no wa ikenai to omoimasu!”
And a spot of Toradorable!
The other plot thread involves Taiga and her father, who are on bad terms. Her father remarried and kinda kicked Taiga outside. But now that his marriage fell through, he wants to live with Taiga again and tries desperately to meet her. Taiga rebuffs his efforts to the point of sending Ryuuji to meet him instead. Ryuuji has an emotional outburst when he can’t take Taiga’s stubborness anymore and it causes her to change her mind and see her father again. I wonder what will this impact on their current lifestyle.
There’s a 1001 ways to misuse the context of this screenshot…
And now, we have the special segments! First up is Minorin!
Oh god she does get more and more and more awesome by the episode.
Interestingly I noted that she’s avoiding the topic when Ryuuji tries to ask her about “looking for UFO’s together”. Minorin is really contradictory at times huh.
Next is Yuri-sensei, who’s gotten really little airtime so far, but in this episode, she totally goes psycho hahaha.
Looks like she’s finally snapped under all that stress and age too. Am I the only one who finds the humor in realizing she also plays Maria in Hayate no Gotoku?