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Despite a super conventional plot and an ending that goes on at least one episode too long, this is a great show. Like many of my favorite series, Toradora successfully transitions from comedy to drama; after a few episodes I was hooked and the trap only tightened as the series began to lose the jokes for good old fashioned love polygon angst.

You'd have to be braindead to see the first episode and not know exactly how the series will end, but most people will be surprised at the surprisingly well developed cast that accompanies the predictable plot. The characters manage to be more than paper-thin copy-pastes, and this is what sets the anime apart from similar conventional fare like K-On. Every member of the love-polygon is genuinely likable and goes deeper than their initial character archetypes would suggest. Sometimes a genki girl is just a genki girl. Not so in Toradora.

Throw in reasonable visuals (great character designs, ok motion) and a two awesome sets of OP/EDs, and Toradora is a new favorite.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
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yasmin09 says...

I quite agree. Though despite the fact that it seems predictable after seeing the ending, I was kept guessing throughout. I really wasn't sure how the anime would end. Anyway, just wanted to say that this is indeed one of my favorite animes as well ^^

Aug 21, 2010
nitaipriya says...

sooo true ... excelletnt ransition in this series one of my favs and frequently recommended :3

Nov 16, 2009
ThePatches says...

I couldn't agree more. ^_^

See? I TOLD you all this one was good, but nooooooo!

Oct 12, 2009