I grinned like an idiot when I saw this scene. Only Ryuji would have the guts to claim Taiga as his wife AND get her to bow to his grandparents properly. He truly earned my respect here, but let us think about it for a moment. He would never have managed it if this was the Taiga in the beginning of the show. Talk about character development…
Somewhere around the middle of Toradora, I already had the sneaking suspicion that I might be watching the best Kugimiya Rie/JC Staff show ever made. The recent episodes pretty much confirmed my opinion. Episode 24 was simply beautiful, with a certain movie-like quality comparable to the best that any other studios can offer, including KyoAni.
There is much to be said about Toradora as a whole, but I think I shall leave that for the series review that I will write after the show properly ends. Let us hope JC Staff does not screw up on the very last lap of the race.
And Kugimiya Rie. She is too awesome. Just.. too awesome.
This is Julius FIrefocht, signing off.