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Yasuko's profession is simply being a hostess and an entertainer at a bar named Bishamontengoku. You are correct in that she is not a sex worker. Think of them as modern Geishas. Their main duties are to entertain customers, like singing karaoke with them or cajoling with men. They interact heavily with the customers, unlike the servers or waitress at a ...


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This song, being sung by the 3 main heroines, was especially made for the anime. The song uses the metaphor of an orange, likening the girls to an unripen, not yet matured, orange. This blog entry offers a much in-depth look into the meaning behind the song. Though the translations may differ between people, the general meaning stays intact. The blog article ...


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I think she looks like Shana from Shakugan no Shana All of them has similar trait, small stature, and tsundere. All of them also has same seiyuu, she's Rie Kugimiya. And all of them also produced by J.C. Staff. The reason of why they look similar probably because (as @LoganM says) J.C. Staff is rather lazy with this kind of thing. They also have similar ...


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The text of the note is: 竜児へ 竜児___ね…ずっとずっと自分なんかが ___愛されるはずないと思ってた。 でもそれは逃げてただけなのかも知れない。 自身がもてないのを親のせいに…周りのせいにして… でも、竜児は私をそのまま愛してくれた…。 自分に誇りをもって… 竜児を愛したいから。 相坂大河 There are two blanks (on the first two lines of the body) that cannot be made out because of the pen in the way. However, this turns out to be pretty much the same as ...


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Kawashima Ami, introduced in the 5th episode of Toradora!, has the same given name (first name) as Sailor Mercury's civilian form; not only is the name the same pronunciation, but they share the same kanji (Chinese characters). 川嶋 亜美 (Kawashima Ami) 水野 亜美 (Mizuno Ami) 「川嶋」means "river" + "island," and「水野」means "water" + "field," so both have a water theme ...


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Based off my observations of the Anime i believe that the OVA is set between the end of the Culture Festival as Taiga is acting normal around Kitamura which only occurs after the culture festival, and before the student council election as not only is Minori not awkward around Ryuji or spacing out because of what Ami said to her after Taiga and Sumire's ...


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I found a perfect answer to this question on Reddit (edited to make it a bit more presentable): It's for two reasons I know of: It completes her character arc. The entire reason she was such a mess at the beginning of the show and the whole reason she needed to learn through Ryuuji how to have basic interactions with other people without being a ...


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According to this list: List of Toradora! there are 64 chapters. If you would like better descriptions of each chapter you can try the wikia on this page: Chapters - Toradora! and select the chapter you would like to learn more about.


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To expand on Shinobu's answer: These three (Shana, Taiga, and Louise, in that order) are commonly referred to as the "big three" tsundere characters. They each take a different perspective on what "tsundere" implies, but are the "guideline" characters when creating a tsundere. These characters were all voiced by Rie Kugimiya, who has probably voiced the ...


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In the Japanese version of sailor moon, Sailor Mercury's name was Ami Mizuno. Sailor Mercury is reputed for being highly intelligent and outside of crime fighting, she's very studious. As to why Taiga is jealous of that - She's complaining about her own height and "weird name" (It's not very common, and spurs her nickname of the "palmtop tiger"), and envies ...


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The light novel ended a little differently than the anime. The main light novel ends at Ryuuji beginning his third year of high school and meeting Taiga along his way to school, while the anime ends at their high school graduation, and then meeting Taiga in one of the classroom. In the light novel, she moved to a different, but nearby apartment block and her ...


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Well, it isn't just Kihara who calls him "Maruo" - many of the girls at school call him that. In the light novel, it's pointed out early in volume 1 that various girls call him "Maruo" to be cutesy. In the anime, we see someone (I can't tell who) calling him "Maruo" in episode 14 near 4:40; and later, around 15:15, NANAKO Kashii refers to him as "Maruo" ...


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I think the orange personifies the characters of the Toradora, mostly the girls (Taiga, Ami & Minori). The lyrics says, ORENJI iro ni hayaku naritai kajitsu kimi no hikari wo abite which translates to: The fruit wants to hurry up And turn orange-colored Basking in your light means that the girls want to be more matured, like a still unripe ...


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My Japanese is not great, but the link supplied by W. Are, https://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/エッチスケッチワンタッチ does give an explanation. Apparently it's a phrase commonly used by school children in the 70's, but it's unknown where exactly the phrase comes from. The page lists several different theories, though my Japanese is not good enough to quite get all of the ...


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I'm pretty sure that is "Yasashisa no Ashioto", the 28th track from the "Toradora Original Soundtrack".


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So I'll admit it's taken a long time to research this question, but my conclusion is thus: They were teenagers in love, unaware that they couldn't just elope. My believe is that they could not have directly eloped, and would have to be on the run for an additional two years to satisfy Japanese law. Not just that, but the reality of figuring out how to ...


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No, it's not an extra reference to anything but a (possibly figurative) morgue. In the first bit you mentioned, Taiga is doing the "evil overlord" character that Ami wrote for her, and the reference is pretty much a bowdlerized way to say they're killing Yuri-sensei. The second time is just a callback to the first -- Taiga's character as "...


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This is a little tenuous, but the kanji in Minori's name seem to have kind of a plant theme to them. In Japanese, her name is written 櫛枝 実乃梨 (Kushieda Minori). The kanji 枝, read eda, has the meanings "bough", "branch", "twig". The kanji 梨, read as ri, means "pear tree". That could be why they chose to symbolize her with a flower. Denshi Jisho page on the ...


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