Picture 1 in [Toradora is getting dark]

Toradora is getting dark. I LIKE IT. It's about time the story has thrown away its total comedy policy and give us some serious drama and development. I was surprised when Kihara started becoming really aggressive in attempting to be with Kitamura, though I don't see her having any plan to take advantage of it. Meanwhile, the entire class has been lagging on the love tangle that's going on now and it's not helping.


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written by astrobunny \\ aisaka, ami, drama, kawashima, kihara, kushieda, minori, minorin, ryuuji, taiga, taigaxryuuji, toradora

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If anyone of you has watched Toradora 5, you'd take this video to heart. This video, splendidly composed using Yui Horie's best performance yet, captures the true spirit of Minori and her off-tune singing, with some parrot and Taiga yawn thrown into the mix. This piece of gold is truly a reminder of how precious a treasure trove the Internet is. Enjoy.


written by astrobunny \\ minori, pure win, toradora

Picture 1 in [Toradora: This week's WTF]

Picture 2 in [Toradora: This week's WTF]

The arrival of part-time model Kawashima Ami in to the world of Toradora today has caused an anomalous response in our favorite Toradora girl this week. Possible causes are Ami's use of Ryuuji as a scapegoat and the disclosure of her real self to Aisaka Taiga. Minorin, hoping to root for Taiga also wishes to create powerful impressions in Ryuuji for the purpose of 'protecting the relationship of him and Taiga', and for the purposes of comforting Taiga, provides us today with some of these powerful impressions.

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written by astrobunny \\ ami, kawashima, minorin, toradora, wtf

Picture 1 in [Rie Kugimiya]

If there's one type of girl that has garnered an incredible amount of fandom in the anime audience nowadays, its the short, flat-chested tsundere girl. (Tsundere is an article on wikipedia, for those of you who want to know more) Somehow this type of girl has become so popular, it has become a must-have ingredient in the comedy anime genre that a significant number of anime have become runaway successes simply by exploiting the very antics of an insecure, short-tempered, egoistic girl with a childish voice, in short, tsundere. Of all the voice actors giving life to these girls, Kugimiya Rie is arguably one of the most famous seiyuu to ever play the part of these girls' souls. This is for all of you who still aren't seiyuu aware either because (1) you skip the OPs and EDs (2) you can't read Japanese, and just don't bother.

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written by astrobunny \\ aisaka, alphonse, breasts, edward, elric, fma, full metall alchemist, hayate no gotoku, insecure, irritate, jealous, kugimiya, mimi, mnemosyne, nagi, no, palmtop tiger, potemayo, ptoemayo, rie, sanzenin, seki, shakugan no shana, small, taiga, tomari, toradora, tsukaima, tsundere, unendowed, zero

Picture 1 in [Fall 2008 Anime: To watch or not to watch]

Fall is coming soon, and along with it comes the ripest season for good anime to come out. Lately, there has been a trend of some of the nicest and most memorable anime series coming out in the fall season of the year. Coincidence or not, fall is probably the season I look forward to the most of all seasons for good things to watch. You can be sure I will expand my watchlist quite a bit come autumn 2008.

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written by astrobunny \\ 2008, 2nd season, 5-2, after story, autumn, clannad, ef, fall, fall 2008, ga-rei, gundam, hyakko, jigoku shoujo, lucky star, mitsuganae, shikabane, tale of melodies, today in class, toradora, zero