Toradora! Second Season Confirmed?

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Tsundere anime Toradora looks very likely to get a second season in addition to the currently confirmed 13 episode run, bringing the total up to 25, if the officially announced DVD release schedule is to be believed.

The reasoning is most persuasive:

Starchild have announced a total of eight DVDs for the series, with the eighth due almost a year hence. They further announced that the first DVD, due January, will contain four episodes, of the total 13 thus far confirmed.

This leaves nine episodes spread over seven DVDs, or one episode per DVD, spread over a year; this would represent a very bold pricing strategy (¥6,000 per episode), which seems difficult to believe.

Much more plausible is the speculation that the DVDs will span two seasons and 25 or so episodes, which would be in line with industry standards.

This via CAX.

If this is correct, then we might further deduce that the next season would fall in the spring, as there is an approximately three month lag between release of the first DVD and the start of Toradora, and the fifth DVD is due at the end of May, so it would need to be months in advance of any episodes.

One issue which has not yet been mentioned in connection with this otherwise positive news, is the fact that the very rapid progression of the series through the novels, with the first novel having been used up in but two episodes, does look as if it could become problematic with an extended run.

Presumably, they know what they are doing on this front? We can but hope so.


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    Comment by Akira-kun
    08:18 15/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i really doubt theres ganna be a second season cuz they graduated in the end of the series :/ it was a very very very good anime though and i'd be happy if there would be a second season but i dont think it would be better than the first one~ :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:53 29/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...i hope there would be season two of tora dora....everytime i watch it i cant help but to fall in love again and again and again!!!!the greatest manga id ever watch!!!hands down to tora dora!!!

    Comment by BuggyBY
    21:06 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the end, it was not exactly a second season ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 26/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She can bite me anytimes he wants.

    Comment by diane
    00:13 19/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    whatever happens, i'd still watch this series. i enjoy the ast pacing here. Definitely not boring. __this is the only anime that gets me fired up every week-- then wait for the next week, to watch another episode.. Oh yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 04/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    YES-YES-YES-YES!
    owh, i cant sleep after reading this...

    looking forward to it :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 19/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Taiga?<33
    Wahh! I would really love if this happened. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 12/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    DAMN! What a great anime! I have only seen this anime,but this far is the most story and not just kill or fight.ToraDora Deserves a second season, and Please! Let Ryūji, Yūsaku, Taiga, Minori, and Ami saty in the series! It will suck if there are new main characters. I will be waiting!
    TO RA DORA! HEY! TO RA DORA YEAH! TO RA DORA!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 05/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope too toradora make another season its really cool :O! it make me feel something rare !!! ill be waiting :D!

    Comment by Halem
    10:42 19/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice =]

    But, I don't know why the palm sized tiger seems to have a head bigger than the body... Maybe its just me.

    Comment by ETERNAL
    04:47 18/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this is true, then I'm really looking forward to it ^^

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    Comment by relentlessflame
    00:07 18/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rather than having a separate second season with a break, it's more likely that the show will simply have 25 episodes in its run (or two seasons one right after the other). The reason for 25 as opposed to Starchild's usual 26 is because TV Tokyo always takes a week off at New Years. If they were splitting the show into two separate seasons with a break, the DVD run wouldn't be 8 continuous discs, but perhaps be more like their recent D.C.II anime series with 5 discs per season so that the first disc of the second season could fall in June. Starchild's Shikabane Hime was already announced as two separate but contiguous seasons, and it too is getting a similar 8-disc run.

    So in other words, I think the solicitations simply suggest that the show will have 25 episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    e.e i dont get it does that mean theres going to be a second season if not im going to be realy sad D:

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    Comment by Artefact
    04:57 18/10/2008 # ! Incandescent

    When I used the term "season" I was of course simply refering to "kuuru", which doesn't quite carry the same implication of separation that the English term does. No difference is implied between a 13 and 25 episode run, although as we say recently with Slayers it can unpredictable as to whether they occur back to back. I'm not sure there's a more appropriate term?

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    Comment by relentlessflame
    11:20 18/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see what you're saying about the terminology. I'm sort of with Quen -- it's not great but it's the least confusing. To me, I'd only use the term "season" if there's some sort of functional break in the show -- either a time gap, or a subtitle change, or a production team change. Otherwise, the usual term we see used would be a "two-cour show", even though I'm not too sure why the Internet settled on that terminology as opposed to something like "quarter-year"/"half-year" (or "1 quarter"/"2 quarter").

    Anyway, the main point was that, in fact, you can use the DVD solicitations to predict whether seasons/cours/whatever will occur back to back or not. When the seasons are split with a time gap, they only solicit one season at a time. When the seasons are back-to-back, they may solicit both at once. Because DVD solicitations are also meant for retailers, publishers are very consistent in how they do it. As you start paying more attention to solicitations and sales figures, you'll see the patterns. In any case, it's not a big deal.

    Comment by Quen
    05:45 18/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps just use the typical English translation example of "cour" and just enter a small explanation blurb at the end of articles mentioning the word until people stop asking about the word?

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    Comment by Artefact

    May have to try this...

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    Comment by rargy
    23:53 17/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate the whole "one or two episodes per dvd" thing. Too many discs.

    Comment by haruthebum
    21:37 17/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    awesome, I hope your correct since this is one series that so far really does deserve a second season.

    here's hoping they don't fuck it up by the end.

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    Comment by JetSlide
    01:30 02/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well Said
    Here Here

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    Comment by Artefact

    It now looks as though one of the "13 episodes" sources, a Mainichi article, has been revised to no longer mention it as having a 13 episode run...

    Comment by natsuneko
    07:29 18/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, the very fast pace up to now really suggested otherwise...
    If they're going to do a second season, I'm positive they'll try to stray off the novel somewhere in the middle to add tons of anime-exclusive filler episodes, dragging on and on ad nauseum until the obvious and inevitable happy end.

    Sigh, those sequels... Who knows, in 6 months I'll perhaps read about an S3? Ah well, I hope they won't ruin the fun while it lasts.



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