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NIS America, the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software game company, has announced on Thursday that Toradora! will be its first anime license for North America. The company will also release Pandora Hearts, Persona -trinity soul-, and Our Home's Fox Deity (Wagaya no Oinari-sama) NIS America will make collector's items available for its anime releases. Release dates and pricing have not yet been announced.
The Toradora! anime adapts Yuyuko Takemiya and Yasu's light novel series of the same name. In this "superdreadnought of love comedies," a high school sophomore named Ryūji Takasu is ostracized because his angry-looking eyes make him look like a troublemaker. Meanwhile, there is a tiny but ferocious girl named Taiga Aisaka who is also shunned — even by her own family — as the "Handheld Tiger." Taiga agrees to help Ryūji get closer to his high school crush, if he helps her get close to her own crush. The 10th and final volume of the light novels shipped last March, and the anime adaptation ran on Japanese television from 2008 to 2009.
Image © Yuyuko Takemiya/ASCII Media Works/Toradora! Product Committee
Update: More background information and links have been added. The release date for Toradora! has been removed; ANN has been informed that the schedule has changed and will be announced shortly.
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