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Toradora! Gets 15th Anniversary Illustration by Original Artist

Toradora! Gets 15th Anniversary Illustration by Original ArtistToradora!, the slice of life series of light novels turned manga, anime and video game, is 15 years old! To celebrate, the novels’ original illustrator, Yasu, has unveiled a new Toradora! illustration.

If you like it enough to spend about 200 bucks, you can now preorder it as a nice print from Dengekiya. No pressure, though.

Here’s how Seven Seas describes the first volume by Yuyuko Takemiya that started it all:

Takasu Ryuuji has learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. For despite his inwardly sweet personality, his unintentionally sharp gaze and aggressive features give him the air of a delinquent thug, putting his chances at making new friends, let alone a girlfriend, next to zero.

It’s Ryuuji’s first day of his second year of high school, and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yuusaku, and more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Kushieda Minori. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Aisaka Taiga, making her into his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuuji and happens to be Minori’s best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!

Any good Toradora! memories?

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.