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Tora Dora First Impressions

October 8, 2008

Ahh Tora Dora, I remember saying earlier on that this was one of the manga I followed. I first heard about its anime adaptation about a month ago, and have been looking forward to it ever since.

Well, storywise there isn’t really that much to say, or rather I can’t say much without spoiling the rest of the manga. Generally, Tora Dora follows the whole boy meets girl premise, except that both of them are using each other to win the hearts of their love interests.That said, one character I’m the most fond of is Ryuuji, seeing that he has a really calm and gentle approach to his situation, though he’s branded as a delinquent most of the time. Taiga on the other hand is a barrel of laughs. XD

Yeah, nice to meet you too.

Animationwise, I’m a bit dissapointed that they didn’t stick to the mangas character style. Ryuuji looks quite weird, but scarier, but Taiga just looks like Chiaki from Minami-ke. The animation is a whole other story though, with detailed and fluid gestures and gorgeously shaded backgrounds, kinda odd for such a minimalistic themed manga.

The music seems rather standard if you go by your average love comedy, but the voice acting is way above the norm. Taiga voiced by Rie kumigaya, with her usual Shana/Nagi voice, fits the bill quite nicely (they should have used Shakugan No Shana‘s art style for this!) while Ryuuji has got the whole misunderstood badguy type of voice pinned down, even his sigh sounds convincing!

Ryuuji & Taiga, different responses to being misunderstood.

So, will I be blogging this? We’ll have to wait till the next episode to see, since I’ll be pretty busy next semester. Anyway, God bless you guys! =)