Cool new characters are introduced on after another, though most of them are surely going to be eliminated just as quickly. I enjoyed the tension of the last two episodes and was on the edge of my seat with Sophie's and Shuuhei's performances. It's a pity the piano pieces get cut way to short due… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 10 + 11: New Characters
As if one pool episode isn't enough, here comes pool episode #2! Oh, by the way, you can check out Primes' newest Shiki review for our discussion on Masao's character, Tatsumi's manipulation tactics, and further literary parallels here. Primes: Can you ever have enough pool-or-beach episodes? *remembers Darling in the FranXX's* Yes. Yes, you can. But in Toradora, at least, it's… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 8
Guess what, people? Summer has come upon us! And you know what summer means in the world of anime? Yup, pool/beach episodes! Technically, this episode of Toradora! came out in the winter of 2008, but who cares. Primes: Know what else? My very first post on Curiously Dead Cat included an image from this very episode! Nice! (You just really… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentine’s – Toradora! 07
So...Moya's been highly fascinated by and a teeny bit afraid of this tag that's spreading these days, thanks to its creator Cactus Matt. Edgy Anime Teen made sure that I'm not left out from the fun though, so it's now my turn to build a personalized harem! Rules: Link back to the original post on Anime QandA so… Continue reading Build a Harem: Hair Curtain Edition
Hello! It's finally time for Toradora! again. Have you noticed that you can never predict when a new episode review comes out on this blog nowadays? Gyahaha...I fear I am becoming rather sporadic. Primes: *stares sheepishly at his own toes after not posting for an entire week* What do you mean? You wrote four posts last week (I went and… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 06
I'm super behind schedule on this. To be honest, I seriously considered dropping this series just because of how busy I've become, and because by episode 6, it no longer appealed to me as much as its opening episode did. Now that characters have grown up and are playing lots of Chopin... I'm happy about… Continue reading [Highlights] Piano no Mori 07-09: People Grow Up!!
My intro just becomes shorter and shorter, so I might as well skip it. You can check out last week's Shiki review and find a links for our previous collabs on Primes' website! Finally, Ami Kawashima. When I Googled "Toradora," Ami was the first suggestion to pop up for some reason. Is she a popular… Continue reading Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 05