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At the request of two of Kuroko’s classmates, Mikoto agrees to be a swimsuit model. In fact, all the girls go, including Uiharu, Saten, and even Kongou Mitsuko and Konori Mii. When they’re choosing swimsuits, Mikoto finds a frilly one that she likes, but after Konori calls it childish, she goes with a normal one-piece instead. Once everyone’s put on their chosen swimsuits, they’re led to a special studio room that can simulate any environment, and the girls are told to act naturally. They thus start to play and relax in the environments presented, and after some errors occur in the studio’s system, they get a break in a camp environment with some real food. The girls decide to make curry, and because of Kongou’s bluster, she gets stuck making a curry even though she doesn’t know how to cook. Fortunately, Konori helps her, and the girls end up with two types of curry. The studio’s system is eventually fixed, and they finish the day without further incident. Mikoto, however, stays behind afterward to try on the frilly swimsuit she that had her eye on earlier. She goes back to the studio to enjoy it by herself, but she inadvertently broadcasts everything onto a billboard in the city, a billboard that Touma just happens to be walking past.


So there’s not much to this episode in terms of plot. It’s mostly just fanservice of the girls modeling swimsuits and making curry, with a bit of minor character development for Kongou Mitsuko. The one notably bright and very amusing spot was the final scene with Mikoto accidentally broadcasting herself having fun and Touma seeing it. In fact Komoe is in the preview for next episode, so maybe we’ll be seeing more of Touma now. There’s no new episode next week though, and episode 14 will air on January 8, 2010. The new OP and ED should start soon as well: the new OP will be LEVEL5 -judgelight- by fripSide, and the new ED will be Real Force by ELISA.

December 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm
  • December 25, 2009 at 1:09 pmshuffleair

    Well, this is J.C. Staff. So the second OP/ED will probably come around episode 16 or 17.

  • December 25, 2009 at 1:09 pmmana

    boring episode

  • December 25, 2009 at 1:21 pmLoL

    fanservice ftw

  • December 25, 2009 at 1:42 pmStellar

    It is not an “end”. i’m glad
    Thnx for review

  • December 25, 2009 at 1:44 pmfullmetalQAF

    Yay Touma!

  • December 25, 2009 at 1:54 pmiloveanime

    damn that touma, for all the misfortune he complains that happens to him. He just literally wins a lottery ticket with that billboard lol.

  • December 25, 2009 at 1:58 pmLiptonTwinkie

    LOLOLOLOLOL TOUMA looking confused hahhahahhahaha

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • December 25, 2009 at 3:33 pmewok

    lol 2 evul kuroko glare…

  • December 25, 2009 at 4:19 pmSynkronized

    Shameless fan service for the win. For a series like this I’m surprised they went all out on the obligatory swimsuit episode lol.

  • December 25, 2009 at 4:32 pmviral

    Does Touma still has his memories?

  • December 25, 2009 at 4:38 pmPhocus

  • December 25, 2009 at 5:14 pmdaabuu

    Glasses girl in a bikini? Me likes.

  • December 25, 2009 at 5:16 pmDMetroneis

    @Phocus: That bit is almost certainly a reference/parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Go look it up on Wikipedia or IMDb – or better yet, go rent it. It’s a classic scifi movie – though about 75% of it is made up of WTF moments.

  • December 25, 2009 at 6:13 pmPw3age

    Merry Christmas to me!

  • December 25, 2009 at 6:17 pmNebs

    Kuroko…. @_@

    Merry Christmas indeed.

  • December 25, 2009 at 7:56 pmChris

    Touma ftw!

  • December 25, 2009 at 8:00 pmAnimeniac

    just what i predicted… more touma next year wahahahaha!!! maybe index will a cameo appearance (EG in background)

  • December 25, 2009 at 9:20 pmIzaak

    Wut? Is that a Space Odyssey 2001 reference?!?

  • December 25, 2009 at 9:59 pmMike

    Yup, you are right.

    Are they going to include the #9982 ark in the anime?

  • December 25, 2009 at 10:53 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    LOL at that snake attack!!! and major props to kuruko and the micro bikini.
    and MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!! wish everybody nothing but love!

  • December 25, 2009 at 11:08 pmNoName

    What happens with the Accelerator Arc?, I hope they will not cut it

  • December 26, 2009 at 12:14 amLevi

    @viral: No, he doesn’t know who Mikoto is.

  • December 26, 2009 at 12:42 amJay


    I might watch this episode.

  • December 26, 2009 at 1:59 amRyouichi

    *Is flabbergasted* SATEN-SANNNNN!!!!!!!!


  • December 26, 2009 at 4:39 amKinny Riddle

    I got so distracted by Saten’s bikini that it took me time to figure out what to comment on. XD

    I don’t know which is more amazing, Kongo carrying a pet snake with her, or Uiharu being totally not afraid of it.

    First LOL at the 2001 Monolith, second LOL at Biribiri unwittingly broadcasting her fun bikini time in public, and seen by Touma of all people.

    BTW, that sure is some awesome holodeck, on par with those on Star Trek.

  • December 26, 2009 at 6:01 amStarshade

    B, b, b, broadcast herself having fun in a swimsuit on a billboard on the street?! Knowing her, Mikoto could seriously consider suicide if she came to know of that.

    I don’t think the Sisters’ arc is going to be shown in the anime. Not only is the manga (likely) less than halfway through, I doubt they’ll be able to show it in less than ten episodes. Index took five episodes to do that, and in Railgun there will obviously be much more to show. Which is a COMPLETE disappointment obviously because (I liked the 9982nd clone so much and) it’d have been so awesome to see all her conflict in an anime.

    But I do want more Touma now that he won’t take a secondary protagonist seat. JC removed too much of him. Or maybe they’ll channel what they removed through the next arc.

  • December 26, 2009 at 9:48 amLero

    I’m dissapointed about the director of Railgun, even he didn’t tried to search how is the real character of Kongo Mitsuko from the light novels of Index.

  • December 26, 2009 at 11:21 ambrianleung8912

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, good ol saten with minimal clothing >:D well done JC staff

  • December 26, 2009 at 2:31 pmIsland Esper

    This sure was a holiday ep. as much as I like Saten the black spot bikini (Konori)sure was the winner of them all. Yesh I felt old like hell seeing that 2001 space odyssey refence. I did lol at Kuroko holding the femur bone. For those that haven’t seem the movie that a milestone when the homo sapiens develops and leaves the neanderthals behind. Btw if you don’t like the blue danube song be ready to listen to it over and over and over in that movie. yesh that movie is almost 30 years old… time does fly

  • December 26, 2009 at 2:34 pmIsland Esper

    three things

    I watched the movie in my brand new VHS system cutting edge technology.

    oh I said song and that wrong is a waltz

    Mikoto in that last swimsuit and playing around was moe as only she can be!!!!

  • December 26, 2009 at 3:05 pmcurious one

    @Lero: I wish I could figure out what you’re trying to say, but it’s vaguely reminiscent of the engrish lyrics in the opening song.

    @Island Esper: 2001 is actually 40 years old, but we get the point.

  • December 26, 2009 at 3:45 pmJason Isenberg

    Wooo the monolith was hilarious and so was Touma watching Mikoto go around in that frilly bathing suit haha.

  • December 26, 2009 at 6:27 pmkyuzo

    anybody else noticed biribiri humming only my railgun? lol.

  • December 26, 2009 at 10:51 pmappztetra

    more TOUMA!

  • December 27, 2009 at 4:56 amBad_Man

    Less Touma!

    And Koroko, that swimsuit does not appear very lady-like.

  • December 27, 2009 at 6:09 amT.K.

    Saten and Konori Mii takes the cake in this one. Not to mention Touma seeing that broadcast. :D

  • December 28, 2009 at 4:39 ammistress_kisara

    Misaka’s sooo cute at the end LOL!!!

  • December 28, 2009 at 5:32 pmLero

    @curious one: I was talking about Kongo’s personalitie.

  • December 29, 2009 at 7:36 amAzar

    Well now i don’t feel like such a dork, knowing that i wasn’t the only one who noticed the 2001: A Space Odyssey reference.

  • December 29, 2009 at 11:11 pmahelo

    nice swimsuits. I lol’d when biribiri danced in the end

  • December 30, 2009 at 10:54 pm-_-

    Don’t you guys get it, the last few episodes were pretty intense, a light-hearted one is good to put in now.

    PS: that snake was cute

  • December 31, 2009 at 8:59 amSailor Enlil

  • January 1, 2010 at 2:10 pmSteve Austin

    Fanservice is an essential thing to anime.
    One thing that happened to me last year is that I´ve finally reached the conclusion that I´ll never find time to watch all anime in existence and I must be selective.
    So I´m just downloading stuff I´ll probably see and cute girls and fanservice are very important factor when I´m deciding what I´m gonna see.

    And let´s not forget the essencial thing: piroca de fantasma é geladinha!