ToraDora! #24 — Forget This Noise…

March 18th, 2009


We’re going to Vegas!


Well, that was painfully machinated, stupid, poorly written, and a slew of other things I’d like to say but would involve a number of less kind epithets directed at whoever was in charge of writing this mess. They went from "I’m so horrified of admitting that I like him that I’m in a frantic panic" to "we should run away together and get married" over the course of 5 minutes, most of which they weren’t even with each other. Meanwhile, all their friends think that this is just a dandy idea. It’s like this episode took place in some kind of bizarre continuum where Taiga and Ryuuji had been dating all along, but been kept apart by their evil Montague and Capulet families. They can’t even maintain eye contact with each other, let alone kiss. Apparenty marriage is relationship 1st base in Japan. Makes me seriously fear what ToraDora considers 3rd base. A Cleveland Steamer?

Let’s not stop with the bile there. Ryuuji’s argument with Yasuko was just plain awful. She’s fine for scolding him for lying to her. His counter argument on the other hand… How dare you want me to go to college… just like every single other person in the show thinks I should? That’s what you want. I want to be a dock worker. Or a coal miner. Or a manwhore. Also, I bet you wish I was never born. Where the hell did that nonsense even come from? The Book of Generic Teenage Rants? It didn’t even make an iota of goddamned sense. How dare you take an extra job for me, you hateful wretch. How dare you believe me when I lie to you about what I want.

Ugh. Enough. If you need me, I’ll be pacing in the angry dome. Literally fewer than 10 minutes of show passed between "Taiga thinks that Kitamura saved her" and "Taiga and Ryuuji are running away from home to get married." Just… what the bloody hell?


Meanwhile, back in Verona…

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61 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    This show was in desperate need of two seasons. Or a least a better ending, where the hell is the curveball Ichigo 100% Ami ending? Her involvement was almost totally negligible, even Kitamura had more fleshing out than she did, and she was supposedly a love interest.

  • dazed, confused says:

    Fear not (completely), people who feel the same way I do! There must be a reason Taiga says what she says in the preview. Intriguing.

  • Nellie says:

    Forgive me, I didn’t realize you had your own rules for English grammar. I stand corrected and good luck digging that hole.

    • Aroduc says:

      We are all but ignorant halfbreeds before him.

      Especially now that he’s caused my Elements of Style to scream in pain and catch fire.

  • Kaisos says:

    @Anon: Why the fuck are you people continually expecting a curveball ending? Those suck.

    Besides, the Ichigo 100% manga ended more logically.

    And Ami was never a love interest. Saying so misses the point.

    • Ryutai says:

      The funniest thing, in my opinion, is that I’m sure that many of the people who are complaining because they think that everything between Taiga and Ryuuji in this episode was too rushed (even if their relation has been built up through the whole serie, and not only in this episode), would be absolutely happy if Ryuuji felt in love with Ami, even if this happened *suddenly* in the last episode…LOL, great coherence!!!xDDD

    • Anonymous says:

      Going to have to disagree on the logic of the Ichigo ending. It was set up to be mostly an Aya end, with the blond at a close second. The other two were pretty much useless, but you were made to believe Aya would be the end choice.

      As for this show, people go for Ami because she’s the only character that hasn’t turned to shit.

  • Mofo says:

    Quote (from Lithium):
    “For some reason, the more you diss this show, the more I seem to like it…. any other “bad” shows on your list? =P”

    You are the only one that makes sense here.
    I think this episode was great!
    I’m sorry that the rest of you didn’t enjoy it…
    C’est la vie!

  • Omisyth says:

    LOLWUT Toradora.

  • Dean says:

    Agree, What happens there? You dont speak to your single-mom that way Ryuji, even for a good reason (rage). Why the show become dark and blurry. Where is the greatness of ToraDora.

    Good episode…

    if the have a second season to clean all the mess.