By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, March 16, 2014

NIS America announced this week that they would be re-releasing Toradora! on Blu-ray with an English dub. Since they first started releasing anime in 2011, the publisher has gone for subtitled only releases, but now they will be able to broaden their audience even more with a dubbed release. This will also mark the first time that Toradora! will be available on Blu-ray in North America. NIS will offer a premium edition for $129.99 that has 4 Blu-ray’s and 4 DVDs containing the entire series in dub and sub formats, along with a hardcover art book. Two standard editions will be available as Blu-ray/DVD combo packs for $59.99 a piece. All of these options will be available on July 1st. This is exciting news and considering how much I enjoyed watching Toradora!, I’m open to anything that gives it a chance to reach new viewers.

Santa Ana, CA (March 12, 2014) – NIS America is excited to announce that the highly praised hit anime Toradora! will be released on July 1 across North America with a full English dub on Blu-ray! Premium and Standard Edition versions will be available simultaneously at online retailers, and both will offer the English dub and Blu-ray discs. The Premium Edition version will include 25 episodes + OVA on a 4 Blu-ray/4 DVD disc set, with a fully illustrated hardcover art book packed with new content/illustrations and a collectible slipcase.

All versions will be available at the following select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, and NIS America Online Store.

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About the show:

Ryuji Takasu is cursed with his father’s threatening face and is labeled a “delinquent” because of it. Even though this makes it difficult for him to meet people, he is madly in love with Minorin, the one girl who does not flee from him in terror. Taiga Aisaka is a notorious hothead with the nickname “Palm-top Tiger.” She also happens to be Minorin’s best friend, and what’s more, Taiga has a crush on Ryuji’s closest friend. This unlikely duo strikes a tenuous agreement to assist one another in stealing the hearts of the ones they love. They will face many hurdles along the way, but perhaps true love is closer to them than they think.

About the extras:

– Hardcover art book (full color, approx. 32 pages) with episode guide, character and relationship info, and gorgeous full color illustrations – Clean Opening (2), Clean Ending (2), Mini Episodes (4), Bonus Clip, and TV Spots

Japanese Cast

Rie Kugimiya as Taiga Aisaka
Junji Majima as Ryuji Takasu
Yui Horie as Minori Kushieda
Hirofumi Nojima as Yusaku Kitamura
Eri Kitamura as Ami Kawashima

English Cast

Cassandra Lee Morris as Taiga Aisaka
Erik Scott Kimerer as Ryuji Takasu
Christine Marie Cabanos as Minori Kushieda
Johnny Yong Bosch as Yusaku Kitamura
Erika Harlacher as Ami Kawashima


Screenplay: Mari Okada
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka
Studio: J.C. Staff

Toradora! Complete Series Premium Edition
MSRP: $129.99
RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2014
FORMAT: 4 Blu-ray/4 DVD disc set
LANGUAGE: English, Original Japanese voice w. sub

Standard Edition info:

Toradora! Standard Edition Volume 1 (BD/DVD combo)

2 Blu-ray/2 DVD disc set, 308 mins. – 13 episodes – $59.99 –

Toradora! Standard Edition Volume 2 (BD/DVD combo)

2 Blu-ray/2 DVD disc set, 309 mins. – 12 episodes + OVA – $59.99

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