Bateszi on Toradora

March 29th, 2009 by Author

Big guns really come out today for Toradora. Here’s Bateszi’s take:

Then we have Toradora. I watched the final four episodes this morning and not expecting much at all, I was surprised by the impact it wrought on me. I’ve been back and forth with my opinion of Toradora for a while now, but, undeniably, the finale was hugely involving. We had the soulful dreaming of characters like Ryuuji and Taiga, Minorin’s conflicted smile and Ami’s desperate loneliness, each of them contemplating the state of their lives, while searching for happiness in indirect and painful directions. I lost a lot of faith in the series when it descended into cheesy Christmas songs and illogical plot twists, but the finale won me back over. It may be a generic set-up, but, in the end, Toradora was an honest and heartfelt drama. I couldn’t ask for any more.

I was a bit concerned when anonymous wankers flooded BRW’s comments with “it was too sudden”, “we want Ami x Minori ending”, and so on. But it was just scum floating across the Internet. I should’ve known.