The popular romantic series Toradora! is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year since the release of its first light novel, but that’s not the only thing the series has to cheer for, as today the Japan Recording Industry Association has announced that the second closing theme of the series “Orange”, performed by Rie Kugimiya, EriKitamura Y Yui Horiehas received the Gold Certification for having been downloaded 100,000 times through digital music stores.
The theme song “Orange” was originally released as a single on May 27, 2009, during the broadcast of the second part of the anime. Toradora!. It was then released on digital platforms on February 8, 2012, eventually reaching 100,000 downloads in August 2022, more than ten years since its digital release. A remix of “Orange” was used for a promotional video celebrating the 15th anniversary earlier this year:
the anime of Toradora! was directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and included the animation production of the studios JCSTAFF. In addition to a special illustration and a special video, the 15th anniversary celebrations of Toradora! include the release of original items in Japan, such as art prints, hoodies, wall hangings, and teacup sets, from March 26, 2022, through distributors such as Dengekiyathe KADOKAWA OFFICIAL STOREand so on.
Synopsis for Toradora!
Ryuuji Takasu is a kind high school student who likes housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and a fierce personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the “tigress of palm trees”. One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be her best friend. But things get even crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda, Taiga’s best friend. Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this unlikely duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.
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