Toradora! 06

とらドラ!Episode 06

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis: Ami is putting on her fake self in front of other girls in the class about her weight when Taiga and Minori come in for a Diet Warrior attack on her fat, whereby Ami almost loses control. Up on the roof of the school, Minori and Taiga celebrate their “win” with Ryuuji by having a canned beverage, whereby Ryuuji remarks on the fights between women as being scary. Walking home that evening, Taiga decides that she will make a salad for dinner and bring it over to Ryuuji’s house. They are interrupted by a frightened Ami, who points out a guy with a camera that Ryuuji had noticed earlier. Taiga gets angry with Ami clinging to Ryuuji, so she tosses a garbage can, which lands near the photographer, who runs off. Ami then is convinced to spend the night at Taiga’s house for safety by Taiga.

The following day at school, Ami looks exhausted, having suffered being made to do an imitation medley of 150 people. Taiga brags about this to Ryuuji up at the vending machines when Yuusaku comes up. To Taiga’s and Ryuuji’s amazement, Yuusaku wants Taiga to keep it up, figuring that the only way Ami will make real friends is if she drops the act and just becomes herself. So at lunch, Taiga “convinces” Ami to have lunch with herself, Minori, and Ryuuji. While not happy to be stuck with them, she notices that Ryuuji and Taiga have the same side dishes, so Taiga consumes Ryuuji’s sides quickly to eliminate them having the same thing. Ami can’t understand why Ryuuji lets Taiga get away with this and is suspicious.

After school, Yuusaku needs volunteers for a city cleaning project, so Taiga makes sure Ryuuji volunteers. Taiga agrees to help as a consolation, as does Minori. Taiga of course wants to be with Yuusaku, but unfortunately, he is teamed with the rest of the student council. So Taiga, Ryuuji, Minori, and Ami are teamed up. After Ami and Taiga have a brief verbal spar, Taiga and Minori go off on their own, leaving Ami and Ryuuji together to pick up trash. Ami slips a few times and starts letting her real self out in front of Ryuuji, but he’s not buying the act and she knows it. However, before she can continue, she sees something that scares her and drags Ryuuji away.

Hiding in a covered bicycle parking area, Ryuuji discovers that Ami’s photo stalker is back. Ami admits that this stalker is why she quit her modeling job and changed schools just to get away from him. However, he has found her again. As the rain pours down, Taiga and Minori approach from across the way, not knowing about the photographer that’s been looking for Ami. The photographer sees Taiga and calls her a cute “youkai.” To Ami’s amazement, Taiga verbally attacks the photographer before chasing him to attack him. Taking courage from that, Ami also runs after the stalker, passing Taiga and Minori, catching the stalker, and destroying his camera and showing her real self, which she’d promised Ryuuji she’d do.

Later, Ami is at Ryuuji’s house when she begins to come onto Ryuuji, which is then seen by Taiga, who does not look pleased by this.

Thoughts/Review: One thing that I’m liking about Toradora is that the story is doing certain unexpected (and thus interesting or funny) things while at the same time, doing certain expected things. For example, I expected the conflict between Taiga and Ami to continue and it did. I did not expect Minori to be brought into Taiga’s plan to expose Ami, nor did I expect Yuusaku to ask Taiga to continue, nor did I expect Ami to spend the night at Taiga’s house, etc. So that was all good. Of course, I also didn’t expect the stalker to call Taiga a “youkai,” which had me in stitches. I had a vision of Inuyasha (or some other youkai-fighting shounen hero) having to fight Taiga when the term was used. Well, I guess you have to be me to appreciate that. ^_^

The episode also gave Ami some nice character development while at the same time, taking a look at stalkers, who have nothing better to do with their life than live in some fantasy world they’ve created. In this case, the nut job became obsessed with this fantasy version of Ami he created in his mind after following every bit of information on her. Of course it could have easily been some moron who felt that Ami is some force of evil that must be stood up to, so everything she does or says must be known so that the crusader can shine the light of truth on evil. I can never understand obsession like this, but then these people are mental, thus they justify whatever they do in their mind rather than move on.

Still, the whole stalker issue was not done in a dark way, but mostly a humorous way. If Ami is true and is going to let her true self out (which I’m not totally convinced will happen but we’ll see), then things could get very interesting. It would also explain the friendship she appears she will form with Taiga, Minori, Ryuuji, and of course Yuusaku (whom she’s already friends with). Of course, there is the issue of her coming onto Ryuuji and Taiga seeing this.

I do have one question though. When Taiga and Minori did their little “attack” on Ami, it was storming outside. Afterward, they celebrate on the roof and it is partly cloudy. What gives?

Onto the next episode!

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21 Responses to “Toradora! 06”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh great Confucian scholar Astrofucker Lipidus, it must be a real conundrum for you how someone can keep fighting for the truth even though they’re not getting paid with silver pieces. Guess what, you goddamned Judas, not everyone is a gluttonous fatass ready to sell out to the highest bidder. Some of us care for the truth just because it’s the fucking truth. Get it, you fucking moron? Just because you constantly lie and call me a stalker doesn’t make it so. The real stalker is you with your braindead obsession to sniff out each and every Tenchi discussion on the Internet and show up with your repetitive cultist propaganda, no matter if anyone has asked for your goddamned higher knowledge or not. You’re a fucking stalking fungus.

    Only when you fucking stop that shit can you talk about anyone else’s supposed obsessions without coming off like a fucking joke. I’ve told you several times that I’ll stop the moment you stop with your idiotic shit about the perfection of turdmaster Kajishima, his megaturd OVA 3, and your greedy bosses at FUNimation. Tell me, oh great genius, who the fuck is the nut job here when I’m simply following your example to show you how retarded what you’re doing is? How about you move on first, since you started your goddamned ASTROturfing crusade way before I started fighting against it. You’re a fucking hypocrite who has no sense of morality whatsoever. How dare you call yourself a Christian when you revel in sin and perpetuate lies on the orders of your fat cat paymasters. Fucking find yourself a working brain and take a hard look at your own behavior before you start complaining about others. Fuck you, you goddamned fag, and fuck all the turds you worship, most of all the megaturd OVA 3.

  2. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Normally, I don’t read this because I have some people to do it for me. However, “the staff” told me about this, so I agreed to publish this as a perfect example of a psycho, stalker nutcase. Now remember, this psycho sends this kind of stuff to me for about four years now, whether I talk about Tenchi or not. *lol*

    Apologies to regular readers. I won’t allow another one through again but since this review was about stalkers, well….^_^

  3. MS says:

    I thought you weren’t going to let this guy get any more publicity no matter what. 😉

  4. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Yeah, well I got talked into it. ^_^

  5. You can blame me MS since I talked ANB into publishing this.

  6. Hugh Roe says:

    Hmmm, cranial-anal injection, looks terminal.

    Anywho…from your reviews, mayhap I stopped watching this series a bit early.

  7. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Yeah, the first couple of episodes weren’t much to write home about, but the series has grown on me for sure. I’ve watched through episode 13 at this point (those reviews will continue to pour out over the next several days) and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how things are done.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The first poster is seriously delusional, so there’s really no point in anyone trying to say anything to him. I wouldn’t post any more of his stuff if it were me. Let him sit alone in his dark filthy room and rant away. If he had a real life, he wouldn’t care about whatever Astro says and wouldn’t read Astro’s blog.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Anon 4:31 PM, please don’t let this nutty crap through. I’d suggest not taunting this idiot either like you did in your Thoughts section. Idiot trolls like this guy live to see people talking about them even if it’s all negative. Getting zero attention will make him go away eventually.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Jeez, what is up with Blogger today… I kept getting a blank screen so I kept clicking the button until I got a confirmation my post went through.

  11. dx2 says:

    This loser has targeting you for four years? Pathetic. I’ve heard talk about people like this but this it the first time I’ve actually witnessed it. Pathetic. I think I’ll watch this Tenchi series that has driven him so mad since I’m curious now.

  12. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Its “Tenchi Muyo” from Geneon and “Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki” from FUNimation. ^_^

  13. AstroNerdBoy is a winner and the pyscho loser knows this, which is why he’s spent four years following ANB all over the Internet, even to obscure blogs, just so he can masturbate to ANB’s words and have an orgasm after he’s said his rant.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I told you guys back on the first forum that this jerk is Rolf. You guys didn’t want to believe me though, did you? You chose to ignore my warnings and ignore the proof I gave you to show you how Rolf was responsible. It doesn’t surprise me that he’s still at it all these years later. Rolf lives for one purpose and that is to keep himself entertained and to believe himself to be superior to all. I think he’s a shut in and the Internet is his only form of escape and entertainment. That’s why he can spend so much time finding obscure images. That’s why he can spend so much time finding everything that you write or everything that is written about you, AstroNerdBoy. I bet he didn’t hit you as hard on the old AFC board did he? Today he hits you all the time because you are about the only one left and since you show no signs of leaving the Internet world. I bet that even if you never spoke of Tenchi again, he’d still attack you for other stuff to try to clear the field. He can’t win if you are still around. I changed my name to stop being hounded by him and others have either done the same or just dropped off entirely. I’m sure you can guess who this is from what I’ve said.

  15. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Hi Anon. Yes, I remember you. The thing is that while you did provide some interesting evidence, it was circumstantial (no offense). Yes, it is true that I defended Rolf for years and stopped him from being banned at AFC. Should he have been banned years ago? OK, yes. You win.

    I should have listened to all of the other moderators and other people who begged for something to be done. Instead, I thought I could reason with Rolf and to be fair, he would back down for a while. What can I say? I’m a softie. I made a mistake and when we were sent some proof of Rolf’s plans to cause more problems, he was banned.

    Is this nut job Rolf? Maybe. Does it really matter? Not really. Frank was tweaking the nutter with his post earlier, but he is right about one thing — the fact that this nut job has to read everything I say on the Internet (at least, everything he can find) means I win. Ever word of mine he reads is a win for me. Every rant he makes is a win for me. No matter what he does, I win because I control his life, not because I have some special power, but because he’s given me that ability. He’s in 100% response mode to me and if that’s how he wants to live his life, then I pity him and pray for him.

    You are right — no matter what I do or say would be attacked by him. Since I’m clearly going to post blogs on whatever topic I want to, update the Tenchi FAQ whenever I feel like it, post on anime forums if I so choose, and talk about Tenchi (or not) as I see fit, then clearly this guy’s failure is complete. However, since this will all go over his head, he can rant until the cows come home and it won’t change a thing. I’ll still own him. ^_^

    Thanks for writing and I hope all is well with you otherwise.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hi there, Anonymous Nik. Was it you who so helpfully sent me the link to this kangaroo court here, to get me to show up in a thread I wouldn’t know about unless I were guilty? Nice try. It’s a good thing you’re not planning to be a trial lawyer, your cases would get thrown out on a regular basis.

    As for you, ANB, let’s cut to the chase: the reason you didn’t use to have a problem with my AFC behavior was that I was going after people and ideas you didn’t care for. You had no problem laughing about it as long as the “right” people were being made fun of. You’ve said so yourself. The moment I upped the heat on Kajishima, I knew it was only a matter of time until I’d get banned. It wasn’t my behavior that changed, only the target was now someone you feel compelled to whitewash at every opportunity. It was hypocritical of you to defend me while I basically did your bidding, but ban me when I changed my mind about some things. Not that it’s a surprise to see AFC mods acting on their personal whims and not the club rules. I still don’t know what the so-called evidence against me was, and I don’t expect it’ll ever be made public. Very convenient.

    You can play coy here, but I know all about how you’ve been telling people that I’m the evil troll. If that’s what you think, I wish you’d come out and make your accusations openly and present the evidence you must have to be making such claims. I don’t need someone taking out their pent up frustration by spreading nasty rumors about me just because I’m an easy scapegoat who a number of people love to hate. You talk about the stalker being in 100% response mode to you, but when you’re going around complaining about him and pointing your finger at me, I don’t think that percentage is accurate. And to keep the AFC forum closed for fear of me is just stupid. Talk about giving someone the power to dictate behavior.

    I don’t expect you to have the guts to let this post through, but if you’re too chicken to respond to me publicly, don’t bother emailing me, because I’m done talking to people who stab me in the back and then are all smiles in public like you and JGZinv.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Chicken.

  18. Actually, your comment is in queue until ANB can take time to actually respond to it. At the moment, he is busy trainging at his new job as well as trying to catch up on his Japanese homework.

    Patience, young padawan.

  19. AstroNerdBoy says:

    You had no problem laughing about is as long as the “right” people were being made fun of.

    So, when you were making fun of me back in the AIC forum days and I laughed at it, I was one of the “right” people, eh?

    Actually Rolf (or whatever it is you call yourself these days), the laughter began to stop NOT when you decided that it was more entertaining to change your bash targets, but when I was made a moderator at AFC and then had to deal with your mess. Right away, the moderators were saying, “What are we going to do about the Rolf problem.” I kept trying to get you to understand the issue in the hopes that you would stop being inflammatory, but nope, you would not. Oh, you’d back down for a short time, then incrementally build back up until we were being hit with constant complaints. Guess what? The other mods basically got sick of it and left. I brought in some new mods, we moved the forums, but the Rolf problem never went away. Instead it grew worse. You “became a woman.” You started putting out false information such as Kajishima being a woman and Takahashi being a man. You were banned because frankly, you are a troll and the evidence we were given forced me to accept that as a fact.

    An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.

    Rolf: Let’s see, I need to stir the pot up at AFC to keep the fires burning. What topic can I come up with? I know! “If Ryoko grows a dick and ass-rapes Tenchi in front of Sasami, will Tsunami take action against Ryoko?” That’s a good one. Or maybe this one — “Will Tenchi have an orgy with his sister, grandmother, and dead mother?” Ha!ha!ha! I know that will get people stirred up. Oooo. Someone is asking about Kajishima, so I’ll start saying that Kajishima is a woman. HA!HA!HA! Fuck AstroNerdBoy! I’m going to do what I want to do and I will never stop! Ha!ha!ha! AstroNerdBoy is too much of a coward to ever ban me because if he weren’t, I’d have been banned years ago.

    You can call me a Judas or whatever, but you know what hurt me? Even until the end when I when I was sick to death of the troubles you caused us, I still thought of you fondly because you and True Sheol are what made me the Tenchi fan I am today. So when the other mods and I were given your plans to yet once again reap havoc in the AFC forums, I could no longer deny the truth — you are a troll and always have been. You are an exceptionally good troll though because we all put up with you to some extent or other. I’m just the biggest idiot of all for believing you to be something you were not.

    Well, I’ve learned my lesson and after reading your plans, I exploded in anger, partially at you and partially at me. That’s when you were banned.

    Coy? The only “coy” person around here is you, Rolf. You know it and I know it. However, in your eternal quest to entertain yourself by any means, you can pretend to be all innocent and the victim. We both know the truth.

    So yeah, I’m the idiot for allowing you to troll AFC’s forums as long as you did. If Mary, Jeff, Beagle-san, and the others had had their way, you would have been banned years ago. I doubt it would have changed much because I’m sure you would have created a new persona for yourself and tried to entertain yourself in new ways. You are good at that.

    Thanks for reading my blog though. Always nice to have repeat customers. ^_^

  20. An Old Tenchi Fan says:

    Were you aware of Rolf crying and playing the victim on a certain Tenchi forum about the comments here?

  21. AstroNerdBoy says:

    No I wasn’t but then nothing Rolf does surprises me. I’m too old to play his games. ^_~

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