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美しく最後を饰りつける暇があるなら、最後まで美しく生きようじゃねぇか ?


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[In-depth Review] A Certain Magical Index

Finished this series about a month ago, but only got round to writing a review recently.

Wait, scientific explanation for weird-coloured hair? In anime? What about loli-sensei's pink hair?

Wait, scientific explanation for weird-coloured hair? In anime? What about loli-sensei's pink hair?

Its very fascinating storyline, as summed up by its tagline “when the paths between Magic and Science cross, this Epic will begin”, was what initially drew me in. Unfortunately, A Certain Magical Index was far from being anything epic. Come to think of it, I didn’t actually see the paths between Magic and Science crossing.

Firstly, I have not read the novel, so it could be that the novel is really just like that and it’s not the fault of JC Staff. Besides, unlike Gonzo, JC Staff has been shown to be able to produce good adaptations with ToraDora! being the most recent example that comes to my mind and I’ve read the novel for ToraDora! so I can agree that it is successful. According to several fans, Index was actually a rather accurate adaptation of the novel, but I can’t confirm this, so I’ll simply restrict my review purely on the anime, disregarding adaptation issues. Continue reading

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[ Chibi Assault #002 ] Index-tan & Shana-tan

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Prior to watching Index-tan, or to be more specific, before I even knew of the existence of this additional episode… wait, to be really, really precise, about 15 episodes into the series (yes, that’s quite a long while back), ya know what was going on in my mind? To aru Majutsu no Index is very similar to Shakugan no Shana – but in a bad sense. And what is the similarity? Continue reading


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[To aru Majutsu no Index] Episodes 15 & 16: Himegami Aisa the awesome Truck Driver

A late post on Index eps 15 and 16. One thing to summarize the two episodes: lolwtf !? (though in a good sense… well, in a way, I was bemused).
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