Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Toaru Majutsu no Index (2008)

Toaru Majutsu no Index

the story took place in Academy City, a city filled with highly developed technologies. Touma was one of the 80% of students here. he was a level zero esper, having no skill nor power like most of the students. however his right hand was the Imagine Breaker, a rare ability that erased any power or magic. the story started when he met with Index, a young girl dressed as nun, trying to escape the Necessarius (a magic organization). she was blessed with the skill of memorizing 103,000 forbidden magical spells within her head. since they crossed path, Touma was faced with dangers he can't ignore, to save those he cared about.

while it was typical for Touma to be surrounded (n coincidentally showed interest) by girls, he was still likable for not showing any interest or returning their affections. the selling point of the anime was its magic n esper power possessed by different individual. science was often placed side by side, unexpectedly showing no conflicts throughout all the episodes. for the anime to capture its viewers attention throughout the long 24 episodes, it did well by showing their daily life n how they interacted with one another in a humorous n unique way, similar approach taken by Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (2009).

some background on the anime:
- episodes: 24
- director: Hiroshi Nishikiori (錦織博)
- released: 2008
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science Fiction

- Toaru Majutsu no Index (2008)
- Toaru Majutsu no Index Specials (2009)
- Toaru Majutsu no Index II (2011)
- Toaru Majutsu no Index II Specials (2011)
- Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki (2013)
- Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (2009)
- Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA (2010)
- Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S (2013)

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  1. Never heard about this anime before but it looks like it really has an impressive visual. The story is also an interesting one.

  2. Meaning that most of the magic can be explained by science?

  3. jacc:
    it was absolutely interesting! but i would give Railgun a higher rating than this one, for this one was more technical compared to that.

    they do make it sounds like science, but no, science n magic does coexist but doesn't cross path.

  4. I really love the graphics in this one!

    And the story sounds intriguing!

    Thank you for sharing, Levian!

  5. ron:
    you'll be amazed how much you'll fall in love with the story once you start watching its first episode!