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