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SINK OR SWIM It s swimming season But Ryuuji s hopes of a relaxing dip are shattered when another spat between Taiga and Ami escalates into a challenge a no holds barred swimming contest The prize The winner gets to claim Ryuuji for the summer Ryuuji s none too keen on being spirited away by Ami, but if he wants Taiga to win, he s going to have to teach her to swim from scratch And what happens if Taiga doesn t even want to win


10 thoughts on “Toradora! (Light Novel) Vol. 3

  1. Sean O& Sean O& says:

    Toradora Part 2 ended with a bit of a cliffhanger Ryuuji and Ami had returned to his apartment after catching her stalker They were planning to clean up before going out to find Taiga and Kitamura, who d been injured during the chase But then Ami decided this would be a fine moment to seduce Ryuuji just in time for Ryuuji s mom to arrive home with Taiga and Kitamura in tow They walk in on well, I think the novel illustration sums it up quite well.So, book 3 picks up with Taiga still Toradora Part 2 ended with a bit of a cliffhanger Ryuuji and Ami had returned to his apartment after catching her stalker They were planning to clean up before going out to find Taiga and Kitamura, who d been injured during the chase But then Ami decided this would be a fine moment to seduce Ryuuji just in time for Ryuuji s mom to arrive home with Taiga and Kitamura in tow They walk in on well, I think the novel illustration sums it up quite well.So, book 3 picks up with Taiga still in a snit about that incident Ryuuji tries to apologize repeatedly, but that just pisses her offsince what he s apologizing for isn t what has her upset except, she won t tell him why she s mad Welcome to the Eternal Brotherhood of Man, Taka chan Just repeat after me, I m a man, but I can change If I have to I guess Things remain frosty between them for several weeks though this doesn t stop Taiga from coming over for dinner, expecting Ryuuji to pack her lunch and wake her up every morning, do her laundry, clean her house But everything changes when their teacher Koigakubo Yuri, 29.5 years old, single, desperate announces that the school pool will be opening in a week Everyone in class is excited, especially the guys who drool at the prospect of Ami in a bathing suit Well, almost everyone Taiga is less than thrilled and even suggests she might skip gym class, until Kitamura chides her Taiga and Minori agree to go out shopping for swimwear that afternoon, which gives Ryuuji his first taste of freedom in months He can go out and do what he wants without having to worry about that crazy woma ah, dammit Ami finds out and demands that he accompany her to pick out a bathing suit They end up at the same store with Taiga and Minori, where he has to spend hours and hours watching them try on clothes Which wouldn t be so bad except for the fact that in doing so he earns the eternal enmity of every guy in class The shopping trip proceeds surprisingly smoothly, in large part because Taiga disappears after the first five minutes She s secreted herself in one of the changing booths and won t come out When Ryuuji wanders too close, she pulls him in and reveals her problem she s so petite that even the smallest adult swimsuits barely fit One portion of her body in particular has issues The previous year, someone had snapped a picture of her in her swimsuit, drawn a circle around her chest and written Pathetic Ryuuji helps her pick out a suit and then stays up all night tailoring it, adding pads to the chest so she can appear at the pool without feeling ashamed of her body And it works When she makes her entrance, she even upstages Ami Everything proceeds smoothly at first, but then some of the guys start horsing around and the place descends into chaos Ami sees a chance for fun and tosses Taiga into the pool It takes about five seconds for Ryuuji to realize there s another reason why Taiga was unenthused about the pool opening she can t swim.After Ryuuji saves her, Taiga is righteously pissed at Ami, but Ami sees an opportunity to turn the situation to her advantage She points out how unfair it is to Ryuuji to be stuck all summer taking care of a girl who can t swim, and then invites him to her beach house This just makes the guys in class hate himAfter that things spiral out of control and almost end in a cat fight until Minori steps in with a suggestion why don t they settle this with an athletic competition Winner gets Ryuuji Ami and Taiga draw lots to see who ll choose the contest Ami wins, and, being no fool, goes for a swim race.So Eye of the Tiger time Ryuuji has until the end of the semester to teach Taiga how to swim, or else he ll be stuck at an isolated mansion with a beautiful model who has the hots for him Yeah, I m not entirely sure why he s doing this either Of course he succeeds and Taiga wins the race fair and square.Nah, just kidding When they start training, Taiga can t even bear to submerge her face By the time the day of the race, she can barely swim while loaded with floatation devices So, she decides to cheat her ass off And not even subtly Her plan is completely blatant and over the top, and that s what makes it five kinds of awesome The depiction of the contest in the anime is pretty damn cool and captures the essentials of the scene, but it pales in comparison to the book 1.The characters in this volume remain as well drawn as the previous two books Kitamura and Minori get short shrift as the story focuses on Ryuuji, Taiga and Ami, the last two of whom get lots of character development Ami was already fascinating in her first introduction, but she growsso as we learnabout her Her treatment of Ryuuji remains ambiguous is she toying with him to annoy Taiga, or does she genuinely find him attractive She s still clinging to her Ami chan is so cute, mask in this book, making her infuriating at times, yet there s clearly something underneath.Taiga, for her part, shows a lot of vulnerability this time out as we discover both her insecurity over her body and her inability to swim, and realize that her badass persona is just as much a defense mechanism as Ami s kawaiiko mask The dynamic between her and Ami is fascinating Ami knows exactly how to hurt her by inviting Ryuuji to the beach house, Taiga can t really object on any grounds but the completely selfish Who ll fix my meals unless she admits there sbetween her and Ryuuji than simple friendship But Taiga lacks any reciprocal power over Ami the only way she can hurt her is to attack her outright.Taiga s struggle to learn to swim, while really not a lot to hang a plot on, really worked for me The series is a character study, so the plot is a MacGuffin anyway, but this one struck a nerve since I share Taiga s fear of water and spent a similar period in high school with a friend trying to teach me to swim minus the pressure of a contest The scenes with Ryuuji simply trying to get Taiga to submerge her face brought back a lot of memories, which probably elevates this book in my esteemthan it deserves


  2. Casey Casey says:

    Not my favorite Toradora thus far Interestingly enough, by the end I think there was some actual change in the dynamic of what is going on in the series, but getting there was harder for me I was just tired of Taiga s constant abuse of Ryuuji Maybe because I ve read another light novel where one of the characters if constantly verbally abusive and so reading two so close to each other or perhaps it is because Ryuuji is such a good friend to Taiga that it is just so much worse to me Either Not my favorite Toradora thus far Interestingly enough, by the end I think there was some actual change in the dynamic of what is going on in the series, but getting there was harder for me I was just tired of Taiga s constant abuse of Ryuuji Maybe because I ve read another light novel where one of the characters if constantly verbally abusive and so reading two so close to each other or perhaps it is because Ryuuji is such a good friend to Taiga that it is just so much worse to me Either way, it definitely gets marked down for this.So that being said if you re reading this series and wondering if Taiga actually likes Ryuuji and vice versa it isn t totally answered, but at least it comes up My time in HS was totally different and I m a guy so I certainly can t say what a girl would be thinking and feeling but it really does seem to me that when Taiga sees Ami and Ryuuji in something that looks like a compromising position and is angry for scores of pages afterward it was hard to accept that it was because Ryuuji suggested it was because of the situation, thus forcing his idea on Taiga that made her angry It seems a bitrealistic that it is exactly because of that It seems that Taiga may be unwilling to admit it to herself because of her expressed interest in Ryuuji s pal Takasu.I shan t spoil the near end but certainly pronouncements made in front of the entire class will make for a change in the dynamic I hope Taiga is just a bit less abusive because it s already gotten old.Verdict If you want to know what s going on, stick with it If you re tired of Taiga calling Ryuuji a dog and or Ami a chihuahua there are dozens of other series out there, you may want to spend your time elsewhere


  3. Maxwell Maxwell says:

    In the future, can this series go easier on the fan service At a certain point it detracts from the actual story.


  4. Howard Howard says:

    The swimsuit Volume that every light novel series seems to have


  5. Daken Howlett Daken Howlett says:

    Terzo volume di Toradora e i problemi della serie iniziano a farsi sentireNon solo in questo volume non viene introdotto alcun nuovo personaggi,limitandosi ad espandere la rivalit tra Ami e taiga introdotta nel volume precedente,ma buona parte dei punti di forza dei primi due volumi sono ormai scomparsi,niente back story interessanti o momenti emotivi di forte impatto come nel primo volume,e una scrittura decisamente pi banale che si poggia molto pi sui luoghi comuni della commedia scolast Terzo volume di Toradora e i problemi della serie iniziano a farsi sentireNon solo in questo volume non viene introdotto alcun nuovo personaggi,limitandosi ad espandere la rivalit tra Ami e taiga introdotta nel volume precedente,ma buona parte dei punti di forza dei primi due volumi sono ormai scomparsi,niente back story interessanti o momenti emotivi di forte impatto come nel primo volume,e una scrittura decisamente pi banale che si poggia molto pi sui luoghi comuni della commedia scolastica nipponica rispetto al secondo volume,aggiungendo che il terzo volume anche pi corto e quasi interamente incentrato su un unico evento e che l idea interessante di incentrare il racconto su un ragazzo e una ragazzo e l evolversi della loro amicizia e non a,visto che il loro obiettivo e aiutarsi l un l altra a conquistare i propri amori segreti viene totalmente rovinata da una scena romantica estremamente forza che ulteriormente rovinata dal fatto che in tutto il volume il rapporto tra i personaggi non si evolve minimamente in nessun modo,nel tipico evolversi delle commedie romantiche nipponiche in cui la coppia di predestinati sembra sempre sul punto di baciarsi o di confessarsi reciprocamente i propri sentimenti ma succede sempre qualcosa di imprevisto a rovinare tutto,e il rapporto tra i due smette di avere alcun tipo di evoluzione fino al finale della seriecosa che,inutile dirlo,non esattamente appassionante o originale.Anche l aspetto comico del volume notevolmente sotto tono,con Taiga che finisce per comportarsi in modo sempre pi stereotipato e insensato,tanto da arrivare a confessare i suoi sentimenti senza accorgersi che l oggetto della sua confessione non la stava sentendo in quel momento classico momento visto e rivisto in infiniti manga e anime e ad urlare che nessuno la capisce praticamente si sta trasformando progressivamente da personaggio forte che cerca di affrontare a testa alta una vita difficile ad un personaggio irrazionale che si lamenta e piagnucola di continuonon esattamente un ottimo sviluppo per un personaggio principale di una commedia romantica e ovviamente l immancabile momento in cui ha una crisi depressiva a causa delle sue misure troppo scarse per poter indossare con successo un costume da bagnocosa che per la Taiga forte e determinata a superare ogni difficolt con le sue sole forze non sarebbe mai stato un problemama apparentemente lo per la nuova Taiga e in fin dei conti non si pu affrontare un intera commedia romantica scolastica senza una ragazza ridicolmente ossessionata dalle proprie misure e disposta a tutto pur di sembrare pi fornita ,giusto no,si pu e si dovrebbe anche,perch sinceramente tutti questi luoghi comuni stanno trasformando una serie che mi piaceva abbastanza in una serie eccessivamente prevedibile e banale,spero in un quarto volume migliore,anche perch la tematica delle vacanze estive dovrebbe facilmente eliminare tutte le ridicole situazioni da a liceali tra i corridoi di scuola che si sono accumulate in questo volume,ma non ne sono troppo sicuro


  6. fornalina fornalina says:

    I started reading Toradora because a I wanted to practice my Korean yup, I read it in Korean b I loved the anime so much that it is my all time favouriteThe problem with reading books after seeing their adaptation is that you know what s going to happen and it can spoil the fun of reading But there are always things, usually little tiny things that don t appear on the screen, some situations omitted because they weren t that relevant for the plot And there s a lot of those in Toradora and t I started reading Toradora because a I wanted to practice my Korean yup, I read it in Korean b I loved the anime so much that it is my all time favouriteThe problem with reading books after seeing their adaptation is that you know what s going to happen and it can spoil the fun of reading But there are always things, usually little tiny things that don t appear on the screen, some situations omitted because they weren t that relevant for the plot And there s a lot of those in Toradora and they make me love the series even .Sure, it s not a literary masterpiece and it never will be it s a light novel, after all, but it does its job It s funny, it s enjoyable and it enables me to meet my beloved characters once .Plus, Taiga s hilariousness is 100% funnier in the book


  7. Carol Flores Carol Flores says:

    Gracias a una traducci n pude leer la tercera entrega de esta serie de novelas ligeras a las cuales uno puede volverse f cilmente adicto La relaci n de Taiga y Ryuuji va evolucionando y aunque Ami les jode la vida, es un punto clave para que ambos entiendan el tipo de relaci n y sentimiento tienen entre s.No puedo evitar sentirme identificada con Taiga en muchos aspectos, es por eso que Ryuuji me parece un chico sumamente lindo y atento, y cualquiera ser a feliz de tenerlo como amigo y novio.D Gracias a una traducci n pude leer la tercera entrega de esta serie de novelas ligeras a las cuales uno puede volverse f cilmente adicto La relaci n de Taiga y Ryuuji va evolucionando y aunque Ami les jode la vida, es un punto clave para que ambos entiendan el tipo de relaci n y sentimiento tienen entre s.No puedo evitar sentirme identificada con Taiga en muchos aspectos, es por eso que Ryuuji me parece un chico sumamente lindo y atento, y cualquiera ser a feliz de tenerlo como amigo y novio.De veras que es una historia que vale mucho la pena


  8. Shalor T. Shalor T. says:

    I ve really started to enjoy the interactions in the Toradora series Ryuji and Taiga really are adorable together and their antics are pretty entertaining There s really not muchI can say about this other than saying that since you can get free fan translations from Baka Tsuki, you should really give this series a try.


  9. Ann Ann says:

    Nota real 4,5 El d a en que Goodreads permita poner media estrella armo una fiesta Si Taiga, dijiste eso de Ryuuji porque es tu perro, CLAAAAARO