Quick word on Toradora, plus character ranking

So, the Toradora light novel series was my little reading project for this month, courtesy of Baka-Tsuki. I’ve yet to see the anime, and only two manga volumes have been released in the states, but I am absolutely impressed with the series. It has a completely plausible storyline that could easily adapted to other media (and has), and manages to enthrall despite being a story about regular kids.

In short, we have Ryuuji and Taiga. Ryuuji has a crush on Taiga’s best friend, Minori. Similarly, Taiga has a crush on Ryuuji’s best friend, Yuusaku. Ryuuji and Taiga form an uneasy alliance to try and help improve relations with their respective crushes, and slowly begin to deepen their friendship as well.

I definitely think it’s a series worth bringing over. Seven Seas has the publishing rights for the manga (and if I recall correctly, they have ceased their light novel publications?), so the chances of the seeing the novel here anytime soon is pretty slim. But I still wanted to throw my 2 cents out there. It’s fantastic series that could definitely target an audience beyond its intended demographic.

And with that, we have a character ranking:

  1. Aisaka Taiga
  2. Takasu Ryuuji
  3. Kushieda Minori
  4. Takasu Yakuso
  5. Kawashima Ami

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