To Aru Majutsu no Index S1 ends

Yes. S1. Come on, with that kind of ending, a sequel is already confirmed. It’s like Shana all over again!

I still think J.C. Staff needs to improve on their pacing and exposition. From what I’ve heard, the original novels are chockful of interesting concepts and theories, but sadly enough, it didn’t translate too well to the anime. For a geek like me, all those magic and science stuff are really interesting on their own, so taking most of it out kinda saddens me, as well as making the show hard to watch. Anyways, what’s done is done.

On a sidenote… FUCK YEAH AYAKO KAWASUMI! It’s been seriously a loooooooong while since I’ve last heard her.

To Aru Majutsu no Index


To Aru Majutsu no Index


  1. man0warr Said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    Hmmm no, the novels have pacing and exposition issues, atleast in the first few (the ones they animated) because of all the new tech and organizations they have to explain everytime they introduce a new character.

    JC Staff did a pretty good job of adapting, was no original ending or anything like Shana or ZnT atleast – people need to realize its a plot driven, not character driven, series. Also, there really isn’t a ton of action so even though the anime looks alot like Shana you shouldn’t compare them.

    Theres still like 11 novels to animate, they went up right to the end of novel 6.

  2. Dav Said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

    I agree with man0warr. The novels are not without problems themselves, at least up until Volume 6 (or maybe I just find it a chore to go through all those terminologies, explanations and what-not). Personally, I found the novels’ early arcs a long-winded bore (except one or two) during the first several volumes but it gets better after Volume 7. J.C.Staff did a credible job imho. They could have improved some parts but overall, I’d give credit to them for handling quite a difficult series to adapt into Anime especially since, like man0warr mentioned, it’s mainly plot driven.

  3. Glo the Legend Said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    I can not WAIT for the spin off/next season to come out. I loved this show, although I do think they should have focused more on the continuing plot a bit. The overall layout of the show and how the show was projected reminded me a lot of the way Shana was, in that there were several small arcs. Both series were very similar. Thus, since I loved Shana, I must love Index.

    I loved the characters especially. Accelerator rules.

    Also, I felt that Index didn’t really play that big of a role. I mean, she’s in the freaking title for cryin out loud, but she has about as many lines as Tsuchimikado.

    I can’t wait for new Shakugan no Shana, which hopefully will come out this fall.

  4. TJ Said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

    Agreed that the show as a little hit and miss because of all the long-winded speeches, but overall it was enjoyable.

    and yes, Railgun railgun railgun!!!

  5. Mentar Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 1:18 am

    The Railgun manga is way superior compared to the Index original storyline. I’m absolutely delighted to see it animated :)

  6. furinyue Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 1:20 am

    so this side story next week out ?? o still we need to wait for it like another years juz like shakugan no shana and znt

  7. man0warr Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 3:22 am

    “I can’t wait for new Shakugan no Shana, which hopefully will come out this fall.”

    Don’t count on it, there isn’t much more source material to animate, need a few more novels to come out first.

  8. Silver Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:09 am

    @ Mentar

    Naw. I find both of them about the same actually. However, seeing Mikoto more was nice but plotwise, they’re about the same. The thing about the Index one is that there is somewhat more variety of characters as well as having different organizations play in the plot.

  9. Silver Said,

    March 24, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    Oh yeah, I don’t know why but I feel like I’m liking Laura Stuart here. Not only the voice but the designs and chara seems to somehow catch my attention. From what I heard though, she’s very calculating or something like that though.

  10. Rawr Said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 6:53 am

    Well… check the manga for those of you who think that the novels couldn’t be adapted well. Having not read the novel, I expected pacing along the lines of the manga. IMO, if the techno babble had any relevance to the story, then maybe the anime did a great job compared to the manga, but imo, most of the techno babble could have been skipped, which is exactly what the manga did and it didn’t miss a beat with regards to the plot.

    The manga imo does a superior job to the anime in terms of pacing, and skipping boring expositions. It might be because of the medium itself, but the techno babble didn’t seem as out of place or awkward in the manga. They blasted right through index’s arc in like 1 volume, and skipped Himegami for Accelerator for volume 2. Touma’s also is a lot more gar in the manga than in the anime probably because they skip a lot of whining on his part and just go right to the ass kicking.

  11. Silver Said,

    March 25, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    @ Rawr

    Can’t really say that the manga did a surperior job compared to the anime. The thing is that the anime chose to follow the novels rather than the manga. The manga was more aimed at being more actions than techno babble and plots. So if you could say, blame the producers for choosing to adapt the main source of the series than adapting the manga which itself is an adaptations of the novels.

  12. Mentar Said,

    March 27, 2009 @ 5:45 am

    Silver, you can’t be serious ^_^;

    Index manga and anime have Touya preaching until my head hurts. Index is barely more than a hungry moeblob. The “explanations” of magic are terrible. The fights are trivial and boring (Touma hits things with his hand *yawn*). And alot of the comedy fails to convince me.

    Railgun has the more diverse and interesting characters (not just Mikoto and Kuroko, but also the other girls), more humor, less boring exposition and much more interesting battles. Touma turns into a really likable guy.

    In my point of view, Railgun rates 1-2 levels above Index.

  13. hina Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 10:22 pm


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