Toradora!’s story begins with the male protagonist Ryuuji Takasu who is frustrated at trying to look his best as he enters his second year of high school. Despite his gentle personality, he has a natural outer-appearance which makes him look like an intimidating delinquent so he is utterly hopeless about his chances of getting a girlfriend anytime soon, and does not have many close friends either.

Toradora! is a Japanese manga series written by Yuyuko Takemiya and illustrated by Zekkyo, based on the light novel series of the same name. It was serialized in MediaWorks’ shonen manga magazine Dengeki Comic Gao!, but since May 2008 it is serialized in ASCII Media Works’ manga magazine Dengeki Daioh. North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment published the first volume in English language in March 2011. In Indonesia, Elex Media Komputindo published the first volume in July 2011 in Indonesian. In México, Editorial Kamite published the first volume in January 2016 in Spanish.

After being greeted by his hungover mother in the morning, Ryuuji goes to school and is happy to find that he gets to be in the same class as his best friend, Yūsaku Kitamura, and crush, Minori Kushieda. However, it is then that he unexpectedly knocks into “the school’s most dangerous animal of the highest risk level” – Taiga Aisaka – who just happens to also be in his class.