Ryuji Takasu is discontent about how his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent. He wants to get closer to a girl he liked named Minori Kushieda, but he has not been able to tell her how he feels. On the first day of his second year of high school, he runs into a short girl named Taiga Aisaka who is known for snapping at others and her outward brutality. By coincidence, Taiga and Minori are in Ryuji’s class this year. Taiga accidentally puts a love letter in Ryuji’s bag, mistaking his for his friend Yusaku’s, and Taiga comes to Ryuji’s house that night to kill him for knowing that she likes Yusaku. Taiga finds out that Ryuji likes Minori, who is also Taiga’s good friend, and Ryuji tells her that he will do anything to help her with Yusaku. Ryuji finds out the next morning that Taiga is already living in an apartment building right next door to his house, and when he comes over, he cleans the kitchen area and serves her food.