Toradora! had some of the best characters, along with some stereotypical roles. Here are all the Toradora! characters.
Slice-of-life anime, Toradora! is one of the most popular anime built around two high school students who are at odds with each other. However, the more time they spend together, the closer they get.
The anime series had a lot of amazing characters, in addition to Taiga and Ryuuji. While not every character gets their devoted storylines, they all have something to offer. These are all the characters that appeared in Toradora!
Toradora! Main Characters
1. Ryuuji Takasu
Ryuuji Takasu is the main male protagonist of the series. He is a 16-year-old high school student in his second year. He has sanpaku eyes which make him look intimidating and causes a lot of misunderstandings. He has blue hair and is usually seen wearing the school uniform in the anime.
Ryuuji does not have a father, and lives with his mother only, because of this he has grown to be self-sufficient. He can cook, sew, and keeps everything at his house clean.
Because Ryuuji is self-sufficient, he often helps Taiga with domestic chores which is she unable to do herself. He is calm in most situations and is smart. In school, he is known as “the only person able to stop the palmtop tiger.”
2. Taiga Aisaka
Taiga Aisaka is the main female protagonist of the series. Due to her short temper and rude behavior, she is given the nickname “Palmtop Tiger” at school. Taiga is very short in height which makes her look like a child. She has long curly brown hair with large amber eyes. She is described as insanely beautiful by others.
She is a well-dressed MC, coming from a rich family. Taiga had one of the best character developments in the series. At the start of the series, she gets upset over small things and is very rude toward people. However, after meeting Ryuuji she finally starts changing herself to get closer to him.
Despite coming from a well-known family, Taiga faced a lot of problems. Following the divorce of her parents, she lived with her father and did not get along with his new wife. Because of this, she started living alone in her own apartment.
At the end of Toradora, we can see that Taiga matured enough to move away to live with her mother. She decided to do so in order to be a better version of herself for Ryuuji. She finally comes back after a year on Ryuuji’s graduation day, as he confesses his feelings for her and both end up together.
3. Yusaku Kitamura
Yusaku Kitamura is the second male protagonist and a friend of Ryuuji. He is the vice president of the Ohashi High School student council and captain of the boys’ softball team. Yusaku has dark green hair that matches his eyes. He has a diligent personality and is poor at talking to girls.
Yusaku is childhood friends with Ami Kawashima. At the start of the series, it is shown that Taiga has a crush on Yusaku, and even attempted to sneak a love letter into his bag which accidentally ended up in Ryuuji’s bag.
After Taiga turned down Yusaku, he meets Sumire and develops feelings for her. However, she turns him down because she is leaving for America. In the last episode, we see Yusaku who has decided to go after Sumire again as he has decided to study in America after graduation.
4. Minori Kushieda
Minori Kusheida is another female protagonist of the series and the best friend of Taiga Aisaka. Minori has short pink hair and her eyes are of the same color. She is very athletic and is captain of the girl’s softball club at school. She is very energetic throughout the series and is very cheerful.
In the anime, Minori holds many part-time jobs, like a waitress, clerk, mobile phone stylist, and various roles at a karaoke box and a shabu-shabu restaurant. Her ultimate goal is to save money to get into a sports university and aim for the national softball team.
Minori has a younger brother who plays basketball. She is like the female version of Kitamura, which is why Ryuuji developed a crush on her. However, she tries very hard to hide the sadness in her heart that she doesn’t want anyone to know about. She is one of the most beloved Toradora characters because of her personality.
5. Ami Kawashima
Ami Kawashima is another main character of Toradora! She joins Ohashi High School a month into the school year. Because of her modeling career, Ami is tall with a straight waist and blue hair. She has violet eyes and is seen wearing various costumes to maintain her model image.
Ami is the daughter of the famous actress Anna Kawashima. She was a full-time model before transferring to Ohashi High School.
Initially, she appears to be sweet and kind, while appearing clumsy at times. In reality, it’s all a facade to manipulate others and mask her arrogance and self-centeredness. However, her childhood friend Kitamura knows her and tells Ryuuji to see through Ami’s deception.
Ryuuji does not take Ami’s approach seriously, even when she starts falling for him. Later when she finds out about the love triangle between Taiga, Ryuuji, and Minori, she drops her interest in him.
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Other Toradora Characters
1. Sumire Kanou
Sumire Kanou is the former student council president and is a scholarship student at the school. She is a rather tall girl with beautiful dark blue hair and blue eyes. Sumire is strong, cunning, and reserved. She is also very bold and determined.
Despite her cold demeanor, she has a softer side and is afraid to hurt other people. She also helped Yusaku Kitamura in joining the Student Council.
Sumire likes Kitamura but she later leaves school to study abroad in the US to become an astronaut. Because of this, she rejects Kitamura’s confession for she feels that she would be a burden on him as he chases her.
However, after a fight with Taiga, she confesses that she loves Kitamura, but does not want him to chase her to the US. Kitamura hears this and tells her that he still loves her.
2. Yasuko Takasu
Yasuko Takasu, also known as Mirano is the mother of Ryuuji. She is a klutzy woman who claims that she is eternally 23. Despite her childish behavior, she has a good insight into other people, because she also had a troubled youth.
She cares deeply for Ryuuji and is determined to offer him a good life so he can focus on his studies and have a bright future. Because of this, she doesn’t let Ryuuji get a part-time job as she will support him until after college. She works at a hostess bar, Bishamontengoku. Yasuko is one of the best Toradora characters.
3. Yuri Koigakubo
Yuri Koigakubo is the homeroom teacher of Class 2C. Since she is 29 years old, she is in a hurry to get married soon. However, after she crosses 30, she becomes depressed. But even then, she is kind to her students.
4. Hishamitsu Noto
Hishamitsu Noto is a classmate of Ryuuji. He has light brown hair and brown eyes. He has a friendly personality and is usually seen hanging out with Koji, Maya, and Nanako. He has a crush on Maya Kihara, however, she gives him a cold shoulder.
5. Maya Kihara
Maya is a student in Class 2C and is friends with Nanako Kashii and Ami. She has long orange hair with red-brown eyes. She has a great fashion sense and is seen wearing stylish clothes throughout the anime.
Maya has an outgoing personality and she is on good terms with all the students in her class. She has a crush onYusaku Kitamura and opposes the idea of him being with Taiga. Because of this, she gets into an argument with Hisamitsu Noto and starts giving him a cold shoulder.
6. Kouji Haruta
The last person on the list of Toradora characters is Kouji Haruta. He is a classmate of Ryuuji and is regarded as the ‘class idiot’ because of his energetic personality and poor performance in school. Haruta has shoulder-length dark blue hair with matching blue eyes.
Despite his overly cheerful personality, Haruta has a creative talent as he wrote a script for a show put on during the cultural festival. He also knows how to ski. Overall, Haruta is one of the most loved Toradora characters who always breaks the tension and brings in laughter and smiles.