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Spring Anime 2013 Mini-Preview: Minimalist Version

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Redundancy for the sake of weak emphasis on how crappy this post is. Sorry folks, allow me to write some elaborate pieces after this

This is what I believe to be the current chart for the upcoming Spring season. Allow me to quickly disclose my thoughts on them

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and by quickly, I mean VERY quickly. When the spring series arrive, I’ll probably just add the newer series on the weekly recap lists and decide from their if I will continue something or not.

High amounts of minimalism ahead, view at your own discretion

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To Aru no Majutsu no Index II Review

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Left to right, top to bottom. Index, Touma, Orsola, Sherry, Itsuwa, Saiji, Tsuchimikado, Stiyl, Kaori, Sasha, (then girl not seen in anime but in light novel), Kaori, Angelene, Luccia, and Agnese

A 60% (i don’t know, im trying my best to estimate) increase in the female character department, by that, i mean more females.

Well if you didn’t know, To Aru no Majusu no Index is a light novel series with a pretty decent anime adaptation that was (im going to call it Index from now on) was released a few years ago, and this/last year, the sequel to the series arrived to continue the plot.  Index I featured the first (im guessing) few points in the novel and get some principle characters, allow me to explain the main character and the premise of the first season before we go anywhere

Premise first

The story takes place in Academy City, a technologically advanced (to a degree) city that studies he advancement of abilities, or powers given by science, but magic also exists.(Basically, students who go to school in Academy City have powers)  Our main character, Touma is one of the three idiots of his class.  His power is the Imagine Breaker, his right hand is able to dispel and negate any other power, however, he has horrible luck.  One day, he finds a girl on his veranda who asks for food.  She reveals herself as Index, a nun from the secret sect of the Church of England (hell yeah, first its superpowers, magic, science, and fucking religion!)  and she carries in her mind over 100,000 forbidden grimoires and texts which make her a prime target to other religious/magic based cults.  Touma now protects Index and gets tangled in a huge fight over Index and Academy City.

Characters

  • Touma: Bad luck, dumb, has a defective power.  Nonetheless, good hearted.  His years of being a delinquint gives him pretty good close combat skills.  Touma shows gender equality, as he feels nothing as he punches pretty girls in their face
  • Index: Little girl who has an huge appetite, she can access the grimoires in her mind to use their power.  She kinda likes Touma
  • Tsuchimikado: One of  Touma’s 2 friends who are dumb but extremely powerful (in a way that their powers defend them pretty well).  His powers allow remarkable regeneration
  • Blue Hair: He really doesnt have a name, but is one of Toumas other friend.  His power is not revealed (not in the light nove eitherl)
  • Stiyl: Index’s ally, hes a flame user, doesnt really do much
  • Kanzaki: Shes a saint, who sure as hell does not dress on that part, her hair is messy and one whole section of her jeans are missing.  One of the many who fawn around our hapless main character.
  • Misaka: Fanboys drool over her (shes a freakin middleschooler) her powers are electric based.  Shes a tsundere which obviously means i hate her.  They did some screwed up experiments with her and made like millions of clones.  Loves Touma
  • Kuroko: Shes Misaka’s stalker, her ability is warping.
  • Hyouka: Shes considered an anomaly but her power allows her to phase in and out of dimensions, which is the basic premise of her power.
  • Himegami: Dresses as a miko and talks rather bluntly.  Her power targets vampires specifically.  she likes Touma
  • Komoe: Shortass teacher, she drinks and smokes and is only 135 cm’s tall
  • Last Order: The last of Misaka’s clones.  Shes a loli too and she repeats her name everytime she ends a sentence.  Added to hate list.
  • Accelerator: The most powerful ability user.  His power is vector manipulation and can basically increases speed and velocity of objects.  Hes an albino and he is physically weak.

That was a handful to type, now Season 2.

Season II basically starts off with introducing characters again and advancing the light novels plot.  The first major plotline is when Index gets kidnapped, gets saved and then we move on to a more important plotline.  I will summarize

  • First a mysterious book is found which attracts a nun to Academy City to decode it.  Two churches fight over her.  Happens that the Roman Catholics didnt have the best intentions.  The characters of the Amakusa Church and the now disbanded group of Roman Catholics ally with Neccessarius (Index’s group)
  • Second: A huge sporting event goes in Academy City, with these many people, a few magic users infiltrate the complex.  Tsuchimikado and Touma alongside Stiyl arrive to stop a user known as Oriana Thompson who plans to give a relic of sword that can kill a saint.  They eventually stop her.  Introduced to Touma’s EXTREMELY busty classmate.
  • Third, Touma wins a trip to Italy and they find the girl they helped back in the first major plotline.  They eventually board a magic ship that emprisons the girls we saw back in plotline 1.  Touma eventually fights off the leader of the magic fleet who imprisoned our characters.
  • Last: Accelerators story in saving Last Order, pretty confusing and epic stuff going on.  These are the last 5 episodes.

Few Characters

  • Fukiyose: Touma’s busty classmate.  Shes a semi tsundere, but shes hot enough not to hate her.
  • Amakusa Church: A group of…homeless? I dont know, they are dressed kinda unorthadox.  2 members stand out.  One is a guy who looks like Mugen from Champloo.  And the other is a girl whose pretty famous in the light novel, Itsuwa (shes the girl whose dressed lightly inthe top picture)
  • Former Roman Catholic: Luccia and Angelene work as a duo, they are side characters (Blonde girls in nun clothes they are on the right side of pic).  Agnese is their superior (Red head).  Orsola is the sleepy girl on the left, shes slow and kind.  (Left to right) Sasha, Sherry and Kaori (out of the ones who werent desribed above) were introduced in the first season.

Too much analysis, no reviewing,

The series is good, no lie.  Nice action, nice eye candy, too much too.  But that certain factor went up a bit.  The last season was great, original idea and it was interesting.  Second season kept that originality from the light novel, and hell, more girls to boot.  Its huge cast of characters and a hard working main character keeps it nice.  Being in religion class kinda helps me understand

Go watch it! Watch the first season first though

He says he’s “unlucky”

Index, i only loli i will EVER adore

My Watchlist

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Well my friends here are either too busy or too lazy to actually post anything by themselves, let alone if it wasn’t for me, they wouldn’t have watched anime to review or actually post anything here.  We go to different schools, or atleast i do.  They never answer texts or rarely get their phones so only on weekends can we actually meet to discuss whats best.  Well thats the situation which we will never change, the least they can do is answer back for Christ’s sake.

Well the review list on the side, but I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who actually watches anime in my spare free time.  Evidently, my friends here go to school, and i mind you, we all are very intelligent….eerr blahboy5253 might be an exception, but hey, we are honor students.  But i go to a private school but i get less homework than these guys, whats the deal here.

So i guess im done, I’m the only one who would actually post here.

So what am i watching right now. Lets see

Bakuman

Bakuman to me sounded almost like Bomberman but i looked over it and decided to check it out.  Guess what? i liked it, not only is it painfully accurate, its extremely realistic (to an extent, not all girls accept future marriage proposals in highschool mind you). If Japan should be proud of anything they have done for the world in the past 100 years (next to getting bombed twice and surviving) is contributing heavily to the entertainment industry in the world.  Japan owns the most say in the gaming and entertainment industry.  Nintendo, Sony, Capcom, Square Enix, and Konami  form a formidable combination in the gaming world, but however, America isn’t looking to shabby in their game makings.  But for comics, its either good old Western comics like Batman and Iron man or its from the Land of the Rising Sun with their countless manga.  Gah im going off topic. 

But this manga really shows the hardships of becoming manga artists, very recently, this famous series turned into an anime and so far, only 2 episodes are out so im looking foward to this series.

That is probably the only realistic series i have ever seen.

The World God Only Knows

Is it me, or is almost every anime focusing on girls now? I remember the old days of action packed fighting (not the ones like today) and good old comedy like cromartie highschool.  But once in a while, a original series with girls comes along and stands out amongst this shameful pile people call entertainment, although indeed entertaining, it just factors into the level of human perversion.  The World God Only Knows is one hell of a creative idea.  A (particularly good)  gaming nerd (not the ones you would expect, he’s a dating sim nerd) whose obsessed with 2-D Girls is visited by a demon from hell to capture lost spirits.  These lost spirits inhabit the most mysterious phenomenon, a women’s heart.  Confusing our hero (named Keima) with capturing “real girls” compared to 2-D girls, the demon (named Elsee) fears losing their head, because making a contract with demons happens to do so.  So our hero has to woo certain girls to drive out lost souls.  For me, thats one damn good idea.  Well guess what, this is turned into an anime too.

To Aru no Majutsu no Index

Don’t ask about the title, its ridiculous, i know but the series is probably the strangest one.  An extremely unlucky kid named Touma live s in a city full of mages, espers, whatever you call them, one day he happens to find a small girl perched on his veranda.  She introduces herself as Index as she carries an huge selection of ancient scriputures, grimoirs, and writings in her tiny adorable head.  She reveals she is targeted by many other magician guilds for the forbidden texts in her head.  Touma also runs into some allies, a strange girl, a maniac, and a bunch of other nuns.  It’s strange but you will understand when you actually watch it, the 2nd seaons was recently released.

Sora no Otoshimono

This is an extremely perverted anime which i happen watch.  I don’t know why but i like the series, what i hate is that the main character’s real face is almost NEVER shown, he’s always into this animated-animated form.  Other than that, the main character is a huge pervert, and i mean huge.  He laters gets visited by some robotic angels called Angeloids.  The manga/anime has an overarching plot behind it, but it is rarely addressed.  2nd season its out, yeah it had a previous season…

Is it just me or is anime getting extremely centered on to guys?  I’m seeing an increasing number of manga/anime with characters whose breast are the largest thing on their bodies.  I would also like to point out about the same topic.  Pantyshots and fanservice has infested the murky waters of anime and manga, and for a guy with atleast some decency, i want that to stop.  Hopefully its just a passing trend, like Americans liking retardly stupid rap songs about absolutley nothing.

My rant/talk is done here, see you next week :D

Oh wait i don’t have school this monday….HAHAHAHA