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Seven Seas Hints at Toradora! Manga License

posted on 2010-07-18 13:52 EDT
Zekkyō adapts Yuyuko Takemiya's romantic comedy light novels that inspired anime

The North American manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment is revealing three new licenses through puzzles on its Twitter account between Sunday and Tuesday. The hints for the first manga title are the anagram "Toad Roar" and the first stanza from "The Tiger" poem by William Blake:

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

The artist Zekkyō launched the manga version of Yuyuko Takemiya's Toradora! light novel series in Monthly Dengeki Comic GAO! magazine from MediaWorks (now ASCII Media Works) in July of 2007. In this "superdreadnought of romantic 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 short-tempered girl named Taiga Aisaka who is also shunned — even by her own family — as the "Palm-top 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 original light novels shipped in March of 2009.

When Monthly Dengeki Comic GAO! ended in February of 2008, the manga moved to Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine from the same publisher a month later. The third compiled book volume of the manga shipped in January. The light novel series also inspired a television anime series which ran in Japan from 2008 to 2009. NIS America released the first DVD volume of the anime earlier this summer.

Seven Seas Entertainment will not have a panel at this week's Comic-Con International in San Diego, but it will have a booth (#2303).

Source: AnimeOnDVD

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