Okay, while I am aware that anime/novel/ adaptations are not meant to be exactly the same, I thought they would have followed the Novel for this scene, at least.
After all, in the novel, Taiga brought along her signature wooden sword and used it to swipe Ami’s bikini off, rather than simply the little bit of underwater fight we saw in the anime. It would certainly have been much more entertaining (and hilarious) if we had gotten to see that scene in the anime. But alas no.
And oh, the fanservice level was much higher in the novel. (The bikini ended up being thrown around before Ami gets it back)
Oh well, on the overall, it was yet another splendid episode of Toradora! so I suppose I shouldn’t complain too much.🙂