Toradora! : v. 1, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


It's Ryuji's first day in junior high school and it seems as if things are looking up.

He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he's secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda.

But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favour, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, making her onto his arch enemy.

To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuji and happens to be Minori's best friend!

Can this school year possibly get any worse?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, chiefly Illustrations
  • Publisher: Tor/Seven Seas
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781934876947



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A slightly surprising story. It sets itself out as the story of a harmless lad with a misleadingly thuggish appearance, who falls foul of "the ultimate mean girl" who looks sweet and innocent. I was quite interested in the experiences of our lad Takasu and how he deals with universal suspicion. However, very quickly everyone seems to realise he's harmless, and the story winds up being about his not-quite-friendship with the girl, and their joint efforts at romance. It's decent enough, and fun, but I was a bit disappointed it wasn't quite what I expected. I also found his relationship with Aisaka a bit worrying, as he's more a bully's gopher than an actual friend.

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Cute... but alittle too cute for me. I won't be reading anymore of this series.

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