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Base Breaker: There are as many people who see Taiga as a Jerk Sue, The Scrappy or Creator's Pet as much as there are people who like her.
Broken Base: The second half of the series, which goes into Darker and Edgier territory, focusing more on relationship drama than humor, polarizes a lot of fans.
Cliché Storm: Although it does play with a lot of the typical slice-of-life anime and romantic comedy tropes, it doesn't make it any less cliche. If anything, it's proof that Tropes Are Not Bad.
Crowning Moment of Funny: The beginning of Episode 9. "They're yours."
Crowning Music of Awesome / Ear Worm:
The second OP, "silky heart", marks a definite shift in the series' tone. It appropriately gets even more awesome.
"Pre-Parade", the first OP of the anime.
"Vanilla Salt" (the first ending theme) is also insanely catchy.
"Startup", the OST's first track, is both heartbreakingly beautiful and incredibly inspiring.
"Lost my Pieces", probably the most popular theme from the show. Every time it sounds, tears ensue.
Die for Our Ship: Ami is the biggest target of it.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Inko-chan. A fair number of comments are made about the bird.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Toradora has a considerable following in Italy.
Post anything about Toradora in /a/ and watch the RAGE flow freely. Bonus points if you use a tripcode.
Not helped by the fact that a tripcode user named Taiga has been running amuck in /a/ as of late.
This picture ◊ sums it up really well.
Jerkass Woobie: Taiga, at first. By the end of the series, however, she's just a plain Woobie.
Minori seems awfully close to Taiga at times.
There's also some Les Yay between Minori and Ami toward the end. This is Ami's character song; there's really only one person she could be singing to.
Memetic Mutation: Ami is a bro.
Moe: Taiga, for certain. She even went on to win both the 2009 Anime Saimoe Tournament and the 2009 Korea Best Moe Tournament.
Nightmare Fuel: To some people, Inko-chan manages to be both more and less creepy in the manga version, as well. Or just disturbing in different ways. Others find him more Ugly Cute than anything.
Pair the Spares: Combined with the Les Yay up above.
Romantic Plot Tumor: It's a little worrying when a romantic drama starts to develop this, but there are some who get sick and tired of Taiga and Ryuuji failing at getting together even though it was obviously the series mission statement from Episode 2.
Shipping Bed Death: Notably averted. Taiga and Ryuuji getting together didn't make the interest for their relationship wane any bit. If anything, it amplified it.
The Woobie: Taiga arguably became a true Woobie by the end of the series.