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To Aru Majutsu no Index III – 21

「ベツレヘムの星」 (Betsurehemu no Hoshi)
“Star of Bethlehem”

You know what I’ve realized has been missing from Index these past 21 episodes? Misaka. No no, not the cute, yet adorably annoying twerp in a coat. No, not the newly minted aggressive Mark II Misaka which I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of, or the original Biribiri. Nawh I’m talking about Russian Mikasa, the quick shooting, hard drinking, bass loving variety you know looks cute as hell with that glorious Cossack hat. It may be all about Chomper and her one punch sidekick on the surface, but in the end, we’re all here for Misaka (and maybe a little Shiage too).

As promised a few episodes back, it wouldn’t take long for Fiamma to reveal his grandiose plans, and that patience was rewarded this week in the best manner possible. While true we don’t know what mammoth sky island is destined to do, you got to admit it’s awesome to look at and comes with the added benefit of summoning everyone’s favourite electro shocker to the field (even if we don’t see that tsundere blushing in action until next time). Finally—finally—the gang is all back together in the most substantial of thunderdomes, and while the end result may already be known (you really expect anyone of importance to die at this point?) you can bet the experience won’t be a letdown. After all, with magic and science facing off in all their trumped up glory, you know we won’t be lacking when it comes to action sequences.

For magic especially though, we’re also starting to see the intertwining of both hinted at before through Accelerator. The document the kid has stumbled across guaranteed is critical for whatever Fiamma is trying to pull, and with Accelerator having identified the one capable of deciphering it, you can bet it won’t take long before we see vector altering meeting magical claws of doom. As hinted at through the appearance of a Railgun arc staple, Last Order’s current condition has a lot to do with Aleister cleaning house of things capable of interfering with his grand plans, and likely the only way to save the girl is by using the abilities Aleister is probably attempting to protect against. This is one thing we likely won’t be find out about anytime soon—everyone is mostly in Russia to save the Miss Hangry after all—but there’s no denying Index is setting up for a few reveals in the near future.

Right after we get a little Misaka zapping and her Touma-induced blushing of course. When it comes to Index it would be a shame to miss out on the essentials.



March 2, 2019 at 9:21 pm
  • March 2, 2019 at 10:17 pmRenaSayers

    • March 3, 2019 at 5:10 amLily Nadesico

      Nobody dies in To Aru anyway. It’s like Bleach and Fairy Tail.

      • March 3, 2019 at 8:31 amcvb

        you haven’t payed attention

      • March 3, 2019 at 8:51 amRenaSayers

        Frenda the blondie who loves explosives was murdered by her own leader Mugino both a member of ITEM in this same season so you know. So you haven’t been paying any attention to this entire title.

      • March 3, 2019 at 6:35 pmqwert

        Frenda aside… I’m guessing you only watched the Bleach anime and never finished the story with the manga because… yea…

      • March 3, 2019 at 7:34 pmsouma

        you forgot 10 thousand misakas, misaka as i reminded you.

      • March 3, 2019 at 10:53 pmLily Nadesico

        Okay, I should have worded it better. Nobody dies in To Aru unless the plot says so.

      • March 4, 2019 at 9:43 pmPancakes

        That’s like most shows though, death typically happens only when it helps progress some part of the story (ex. shock, emotion, personal development). There’s not many series which kill off characters just for the sake of it.

      • March 5, 2019 at 4:51 amLily Nadesico

        Yeah, that’s the problem. Characters survive situations in which they should NOT survive. Touma is the main offender, but far from the only one.

  • March 3, 2019 at 1:39 amWorldwidedepp

    Just out of curiosity. I only know from randomc.net comments, that she is some kind of “France” holiness, when they took the pope seat to France.. But how is her name? it is surly not Jane d’arc

    • March 3, 2019 at 4:21 amOhnoes!

      • March 3, 2019 at 10:05 amboingman

        No wonder she looks similar to Elizalina. So she’s her twin.

  • March 3, 2019 at 1:42 amWorldwidedepp

    My first quess out of the “Guts”:
    This are Chants (music notes). Just someone need to read them

    entangle into this form. stretch them out and you have somehow looking music chants.. Let it be vocals. because “power” come from church vocals chants

    • March 3, 2019 at 8:54 amRenaSayers

      When Accelerator pulled this out the first thing I thought was a drawing of a circuit board or some religious spell that looks identical to a circuit board.

      • March 3, 2019 at 10:48 amWorldwidedepp

        my eyes also wandered to the edges of this Letter. This could be chants and notes in how tho sing them

  • March 4, 2019 at 9:38 amYanDaMan

    I appreciate all those screencaps of Laissir, Touma’s newest haremette.

    • March 4, 2019 at 9:44 pmPancakes

      And I guarantee you she appreciates it too XD

  • March 4, 2019 at 2:34 pmNork22

    “All this talk about Russian Misaka/10777 and no screencaps of her?” As Misaka says it with a disappointing tone in her voice.

    • March 4, 2019 at 9:41 pmPancakes

      Blame Zaiden, he didn’t take a screencap of best Misaka :(

    • March 5, 2019 at 4:31 pmZaiden

      Pancakes, we shouldn’t go around pointing fingers at the wrong people. You laid out the post for 36 caps when I’d specified 39. And as it turns out, the 39th cap would have featured her :P