Why is it called Toradora?

Why is it called Toradora?

The title Toradora! is derived from the names of the two main characters Taiga Aisaka and Ryūji Takasu. Taiga’s name is almost homophonic with taigā (タイガー) from English tiger (the final a is more lengthened in the English loanword), which is synonymous with the native Japanese word tora (とら).

What does Toradora mean in English?

5. The title has a unique meaning. When you translate Toradora into the English language it means doragon. In an interesting twist, this is a combination of the Japanese names of the two characters which mean dragon and tiger. When you put Taiga and Ryuji which mean tiger and dragon, you get doragon or Toradora.

Does Dora mean dragon?

To add to what OP said, tora is the Japanese word for tiger and dora is half of the Japanese word, doragon, which means dragon.

Does Dora mean dragon in Japanese?

It is said that the name dora stands for “dragon,” although it has nothing to do with dragon tiles in contemporary Japanese mahjong. Red 5 tiles: A variation uses specially marked red number 5 tiles that also count as dora themselves, regardless of dora indicators.