Toradora! Illustrator Yasu is releasing a new artwork featuring fan favorite characters in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the light novel series.
Yasu, the illustrator of the light novel series Toradora!, created a new work of art to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the popular romantic comedy.
The commemorative artwork depicts the series’ beloved main and secondary characters as they lounging in their classroom. Taiga Aisaka, one of the Toradora!The characters in the title, stand in the foreground of the image as she brandishes her iconic wooden sword over her shoulder, ready to take down anyone who dares cross her. Ryuji Takasu, the protagonist of the show’s point of view, sits at a desk as he watches Taiga with his precocious parakeet Inko-chan by his side. The couple are surrounded by their friends and classmates, including Minori Kushieda and Yusaku Kitamura, Ryuji and Taiga’s longtime crushes respectively.
Special illustration “Toradora” by illustrator Yasu to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the series. Several projects will be unveiled in the coming days to celebrate it.
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The accompanying text also announces that new projects celebrating the series will be unveiled in the coming days. Dengeki Bunko, the imprint under which the Toradora! light novels have been published, have already teased these new projects last month, although details on exactly what they will be or involve have yet to be released.
Yuyuko Takemiya Toradora! Much of the focus is on high school students Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka and the unlikely friendship that develops between them. The two, while having very different personalities, are similar in that their appearances do not reflect who they really are, with the kind-hearted and gentle Ryuji being labeled a delinquent due to his intimidating face and fiery brash. Taiga mistaken for a fragile and gentle girl because of her doll-like features. When Ryuji unwittingly finds out that Taiga has a crush on his best friend Yusaku Kitamura and Taiga learns that Ryuji is also interested in his best friend Minori Kushieda, the two strike a mutual gain agreement as they try to help each other win the day. affection of their respective favorites.
The series has enjoyed great popularity since the release of its first novel in 2006, with more than 3 million copies of the light novel series sold in Japan in April 2009. Toradora! also spawned a very successful anime adaptation, which ran for 25 episodes from October 2008 to March 2009. The manga adaptation of the light novel series is still in progress, with 9 volumes released in both Japanese and English to date.
the Toradora! the anime can be streamed on Netflix, Prime Now, Tubi, Funimation, and Crunchyroll. Light novels and manga are also available to Western audiences both physically and digitally through Seven Seas Entertainment.
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