Awesome / Toradora!

  • The race around the school, when Takasu finally puts his angry face for good, not to mention Minorin helping him in the end, with a Double Knockout by a baseball ball.
  • Episode 16 ends on a particular high note. After Kitamura is rejected by Sumire, Taiga becomes furious and pulls a bokken out from her shirt, goes to Sumire's classroom, charges at her atop the desks and then proceeds to have a fake-sword battle against Sumire as they beat the crap out of each other.
    • The swords are fake. The battle, not so much. Both girls' faces are visibly swollen and bruised and have to be restrained by other classmates.
    • Not mention Sumire's reaction, a complete Tranquil Fury.
    • For the record, Taiga wins that fight.
  • Ami smashing her stalker's camera.
  • It might have been uncivilized, but Taiga slapping Ami, who was saying some really petty and mean stuff to her at the point, in the face with a bored, nearly stoic expression (something Taiga is not known for) and then calmly saying it was a fly was pretty awesome...although it crosses the line into just being funny when Taiga, for no reason whatsoever, adds "Oh wait, it was a mosquito!"
  • Yasuko is basically what happens when you take a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming to such an extreme it crosses over into the awesome:
    • The fact that she managed to read Taiga's dad so easily is pretty impressive I and of itself...but consider that she's almost eternally sleep deprived and she's still that sharp is impressive.
    • Then there's the fact that she works a late night job for her kid and still manages to be a positive influence on him...especially considering she's a single mother who also had a Teen Pregnancy and has been doing this all without her family to support her.
    • Then there's the fact that she was able to kick out her son and his friends (one of whom is a fearsome fighter) simply because she was pissed about being woken up.
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