Toradora: Taiga and Minori Return in New 15th Anniversary Video

A new video celebrating 15 years of Toradora! released.

The new video sees the return of the "Palm-Top Tiger" Taiga Aisaka, once again portrayed by her anime voice actor Rie Kugimiya, and the eceentric Minori Kushieda, who is voiced by Yui Horie, also reprising her role from the classic series. The two characters look back on the events of the series as a new set of animated, motion-comic style clips plays. The video is set to the song "Orange," which served as the second closing theme for the anime series. The song is performed by Kugimiya, Horie and Eri Kitamura, who played the character of Ami Kawashima.

The new video is the latest bit of new content to be released as part of Toradora!'s 15th anniversary. The romantic comedy previously showcased an all new illustration of its colorful cast of characters, and the series' publishers have teased plans to release even more new material soon as part of the on-going celebration surrounding the series' big birthday.

Toradora! originally began in 2006 as a light novel series, which was created by author Yuyuko Takemiya and illustrator Yasu. The novels were then adapted into a manga in 2007 and finally into an anime series in 2009. The anime was produced by J.C. Staff, the animation studio behind Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and Food Wars: Shougeki No Soma. All three versions of the story have received a positive response from critics and were among the most popular releases in their respective forms of media during the years following their debut.

The series tells the story of Ryuji Takasu, a high schooler whose permanent scowl makes him look like an intimidating delinquent, but in actuality he is a very kind and responsible young man. He meets his exact opposite in Taiga Aisaka, his next-door neighbor and classmate, whose petite and cute appearance masks a temperamental and violent disposition. The two form an unlikely alliance when they both realize they are in love with each other's best friends, and agree to help each other get closer to their crushes.

The Toradora! anime can be streamed on Netflix, Prime Now, Tubi, Funimation and Crunchyroll. The light novels and manga are also available in English in both physical and digital formats from publisher Seven Seas Entertainment.

Source: YouTube

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