News Toradora! Anime's Original Novels to End on March 10
posted on 2009-02-05 13:05 EST
A fold-out flyer from ASCII MediaWorks' Dengeki imprint has announced that the 10th volume of Yuyuko Takemiya's Toradora! light novels will be the final volume when it ships on March 10. This "superdreadnought of love comedies" inspired J.C. Staff's ongoing television anime series and Zekkyō's manga version in Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine. The story revolves around Ryūji Takasu, a high school sophomore who is ostracized because his angry-looking eyes make him look like a troublemaker, and Taiga Aisaka, a tiny but ferocious girl who is also shunned — even by her own family — as the "Handheld Tiger."
The flyer also announced that Ryohgo Narita's Dhurarara!! light novels is being adapted into manga in the May issue of Square Enix's G Fantasy magazine on April 18. Suzuhito Yasuda (Kamisama Kazoku, Yozakura Quartet) drew the original novel illustrations for this "warped adolescent fantasy romance" story set in a rowdy version of Tokyo's Ikebukuro neighborhood. The Moon Phase Comments web diary notes that the drrr.jp domain name has been registered by Aniplex, Sony's animation production company. Aniplex had produced a television animated version of Narita's Baccano light novels.
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