Saturday, March 26, 2011

2nd Anime review To Aru Majutsu Index

Most anime series these days seem to either have Science or Magic. To aru Majutsu Index is a series that combines both. The story mostly takes place in a city called Academy city a city that is 85% students from kindergarten to colleges. It is known for famously  two things the fact that the city is30 years ahead of all things technological, and that most of the students have gone through what is known as the Power development program, the goal is to develop ESP powers in the students. All of the ESPers are ranked in terms of power with level 0 being the weakest and level 5 being the strongest.

The protagonist, Kamijou Touma, is one of the weakest a level 0 esper. Despite the fact he is considered one of the weakest ESPers his ability is unique in that it allows him to fight against even level 5 ESPers. Touma has an ability known as Imagine Breaker, anything supernatural like ESPer powers that comes into contact with his right arm is automatically destroyed, though this also seems to have an effect on luck as he often complains he is cursed with misfortune.

One day he finds a small nun on his balcony, the small nun calls herself Index and claims she is being hunted by magicians so that they can harvest the magic of the 103,000 magical texts stored in her mind. Soon afterward he is confronted by magicians that are surprised that Touma's Imagine Breaker also seems to destroy any magic that he touches as well.

Most of the story is told through small arcs where Touma either deals with science related problems such as Academy City's horrible experiments to pit the strongest level 5 ESPer in mortal combat against 20,000 level 2 ESPers in hopes of shifting him to become the first level 6. Or Touma deals with Magical problems such as a magician trying to cause an angel to fall from heaven which would threaten to destroy the world.

and even worse, as each arc goes on, the magic side and the science side threaten to clash violently.

Review

Animation: 8 The strength of this series is that the backgrounds and the character designs are fabulous, Academy city's backgrounds come from real life locations and the end result is amazing. The only down side is that some of the fight scenes are a little unimpressive, but still fun to watch.

Comparisons of the backgrounds of the seires and compared to there real life counterparts.
Sound: 9 The music for this series is catching and always appropriate, the voice actors also are spot on.

Plot: 9 Magic and Science mix and meet through the eyes of a boy who can destroy both. The only problem is that a there is a tad too much fan service as it seems that Touma's luck with the ladies is the only luck he has, numerous characters make reference to the fact that every single girl he meets for he most part at some point falls in love with him.

Overall 9: This is a great anime that caters to a variety of genres, it has something for everyone.

17 comments:

  1. hey buddy, you should make only one column at the right side. the blog archive is too narrow and to high

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  2. sounds great. have to check it out

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  3. good post - gotta love anime! keep up the good work bro! :D

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  4. Ghost in the shell flashback

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  5. Thanks, i'll have to check it out, great post.

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  6. Awesome post and information..
    Very complete, Thanks

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  7. damn man, everything your posting is piquing my interest. im gonna have you make some space for more anime i think,

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  8. Awesome, will have to check it out.

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  9. Seems like an interesting series.

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  10. what do you think of ghost in the shell

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  11. great stuff, thanks for the post

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  12. wow, I'll definitely be checking this out!

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  13. http://ayakofansubs.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/i218_005_5626.png

    mm i wonder if link works but " i watch index for the plot" =D

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