Toradora series is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special trailer and comments from the anime cast and staff. The anniversary project comes with a special logo with a tiger on it, which serves as both an homage to the series and highlights the fact that this is the year of the tiger.
The special trailer features some of the fan-favorite scenes, along with voice lines from the anime cast.
Toradora 15th Anniversary – Cast Comments
Rie Kugimiya, who voices Taiga Aisaka, commented on the Toradora 15th Anniversary project saying:
Congratulations on the 15th anniversary of Toradora!
As an actor, I feel truly blessed to have worked on such a wonderful project. I cried, laughed, got angry, and got hurt.
Each event in the story is so vividly colored that it still glitters like a treasure in my mind.
I hope that many people will continue to enjoy it!
Ryuuji Takasu’s voice actor, Junji Majima, also spoke up about the celebration:
Congratulations on the 15th anniversary! Thankfully, I’m still following Toradora and I’m always reminded of how many people loved this work. I’m happy to have been involved in this work that has become one of my favorites.
Yui Horie (who voiced Minori Kushieda in the anime) also commented, saying that she sees “Toradora as the work of her youth” while also congratulating the series on the achievement. Hirofumi Nojima (Yusaku Kitamura) said that he feels like only a few years have passed since he recorded the voice lines and that Yusaku’s character greatly influenced his career. Nojima says that he gladly recommends Toradora to everyone and that it is a work that can still be enjoyed even 15 years after the original broadcast.
Eri Kitamura, the voice of Ami Kawashima, said that the show allowed her to grow as a voice actor and gain experience. She thanked the staff for letting her grow by allowing her to redo the lines. She is amazed by how much time has gone by but also filled with gratitude.
Toradora 15th Anniversary – Staff Comments
Tatsuyuki Nagai, the director of the Toradora anime adaptation, also commented to commemorate the 15th Anniversary. Toradora was one of his earliest directorial works and he later went on to direct A Certain Scientific Railgun series.
Congratulations on the 15th anniversary of Toradora!Tatsuyuki Nagai, Toradora director
The reason I’m still doing this job is that I was able to work on this project I can’t thank Mr. Takemiya enough for entrusting me with such important work when I was even more of a nobody than I am now. At the time, I must have been so anxious… I think I was always falling all over myself to figure out how to convey the charm of the characters during production. We were blessed with a great staff, and it was a really good experience to be able to keep working until the final episode! Thank you, Toradora!
Mari Okada is a well-known name in the anime industry. She did series composition and also wrote some of the scripts for certain episodes. She also commented, expressing her appreciation:
Congratulations on the 15th anniversary, Toradora! We were already in our thirties, but we were just as immature in a [teen way] as Taiga Ryuji and the others. Even now, in my mid-forties, I still sing “Pre-Parade” when I go to karaoke and mutter Minori’s lines when I eat French fries, and Toradora! Toradora! I’m going to keep on loving it!Mari Okada, Toradora series composition
Masayoshi Tanaka, the character designer for the anime, said that he is very happy to be involved with a work that’s still being featured in this way after 15 years. The original author and illustrator duo, Yuyuko Takemiya and Yasu, also commented.
The author Yuyuko Takemiya stated that she “loves romantic comedies and tsunderes” which is why she wrote Toradora. She also went on to say that nowadays everyone has a smartphone and she can see Taiga messing up and making a fatal mistake when posting online. Yasu, the illustrator, thanked everyone for the support and said that it “may seem like it’s been a long time, but I feel like it’s gone by in the blink of an eye”. The artist behind the manga version of Toradora, ZEKKYOU, also commented saying that the manga is reaching its climax, but that many scenes are still left to be drawn.
Toradora is originally a light novel written by Yuyuko Takemiya and illustrated by Yasu. The light novel ran from 2006 to 2009 in Dengeki Bunko imprint. A spin-off light novel series titled Toradora Spin-off! was serialized from 2007 to 2010, also in Dengenki Bunko. A manga adaptation with ZEKKYOU’s art started serialization in 2007.
The series received an anime adaptation by J.C.Staff in 2008. An omake version DVD special and side-story episode from 2011 also exist, along with a visual novel.