Long time, no post. I've been keeping up with the modern anime: akikan, clannad, and toradora. All are good series but somehow toradora has come to piss me off. This series is a strange form of ecchiless harem. It was an interesting series from episode 1 to maybe 20 with little over dramatic crap. Minorin's VA (when doing other voices) was AMAZING. Kitamura was an amusing character to watch and he made me laugh. But what I want to talk about is the newest 2 episodes which made Toradora drop in its quality.
Perhaps the novels do a different and better method but I want to focus on the anime. First thing: inconsistent characters. This series did what Hayate the combat butler did and made it 10 times worse: it brought good characters and made you hate them. The class president was interesting, independent, and tough. But BAM!, end of her episode showed her to be an annoying cry baby. This happens with all the characters. Minorin goes from cute to bitch violent slut. Ami goes from wise guy to fortune cookie advice giver.
Episode 23: Episode is fine, Taiga is cute. But end of the episode, everyone turns on Ryuuji and Taiga. Minorin completely assaults Taiga and yells at her, being #1 bitch. Completely unfriendly and completely evil. Just a terribly inconsistent thought.
Episode 24: Wow, what terrible pacing. From not even accepting the other's feelings to MARRIAGE and RUNNING AWAY?! Oh god... No kissing even. And Ryuuji being mean to his mom? Come on now! She wants you to be happy and succeed; I hardly think her telling you to do college is pushing her failures on you. It's not like she made you a doctor or something.
This is just my major issues. Toradora was acceptable but really dropped in ranks. You wanna be sane? When you see that the next episode is about skiing, STOP WATCHING. Imagine a happy ending and drop the series.
I will continue to watch the other anime.