ToraDora! OVA — Iron Chef Japan

December 20th, 2011


Well, at least they didn’t involve chocolate cornets.


Well, it’s better than I remember the show, but I don’t have particularly good memories of it. Mainly because the second half was almost nothing but horrible melodrama sucking every tiny bit of fun out of the show until a remarkably bad ending. What happened, JC Staff? You used to be aces with your specials, even when the show itself was awful. It was a little better than JC Staff’s Aria special, I guess, in that it was at least occasionally funny and they actually put some effort into the animation here. The baseline for Toradora and its characters, even with all its awful drama and nonsense is a bit higher than Aria too.

Then again, it was about 23 minutes of them futzing around with food and cooking because Yuusaku’s grandmother made him a crazy boxed lunch. Like Aria’s special, this could’ve passed as generic completely nondescript filler in the actual show itself. I think I liked the DVD specials with them dressed as random animal creatures extolling the glory of pudding more. They were also only a few minutes long each instead of 23 minutes on how to make a good boxed lunch with the wackiest thing being hiding a rice cooker in the classroom. Well, not counting the attempts at English. That hurt my brain. 

Okay, I think that’s everything for today. At least… I hope. I don’t know how much more I can take. At least Bridge to Ayumu’s OVA tomorrow looks like it has the right idea for these throwaway specials.


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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Jack says:

    I don’t know…it wasn’t such a bad show. At least they got together in the end unlike 99% of every other anime show where the couple ends as sexualized platonic frendzoned “OMG PANTIES!” with hand holding and more hand holding.

    I mean they kissed. THEY KISSED! For real. Not by accidentally tripping into each other and perfectly locking lips without knocking out every single tooth.

    Yeah, the very ending was kinda lame…fake psychological BS I’ll give ya that, but overall it was better than most.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    You really got your Kugimiya fix today, didn’t you Aroduc?

  • Newprimus says:

    It’s that freaky mentally-retarded parrot! Yay!

  • Silentbrick says:

    There are times when I really hate being stuck out on the rigs. With internet so limited, I can’t watch any anime at all unless I have already got it, so can’t follow new shows etc.

    Course, the fact there’s hardly been anything worth watching lately means I haven’t missed much.

  • Benigmatica says:

    Glad that Toradora! is back! Still, I wish JCStaff would adapt that epilogue from the PSP game where Taiga is… you know, got ballooned.

  • kaon says:

    me encanto¡¡

  • The Phantom says:

    I liked toradora, and this OVA was ok.