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To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 11

「刺突抗剣(スタブソード)」 (Shitotsu Kouken (Sutabu Soodo))
“Thrusting Anti-Sword (Stab Sword)”

After punching so many girls in the face lately, Touma finally gets a taste of his own medicine care of one pissed off Misaka Mikoto. Next to Tsuchimikado’s scuffle with Oriana, that ended up being one of the highlights of this episode too. The rest of it bounced back and forth between Touma and Stiyl’s pursuit and Himegami’s talks with Komoe, both of which didn’t really result in anything.

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December 18, 2010 at 12:43 am Comments (51)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 10

「速記原典(ショートハンド)」 (Sokki Genten (Shootohando))
“Stenography Text (Shorthand)”

Some payback was in order after Oriana’s Shorthand nearly killed Seiri, and Touma gladly obliges by doing what he does best after preaching — punching girls in the face! They don’t call it the Imagine Breaker for nothing, as Touma’s right hand saves me from wondering what it’s like to put scantily clad anime girls in their place.

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December 10, 2010 at 10:36 pm Comments (79)

Kurosaki Maon – Magic∞world PV (To Aru Majutsu no Index II ED)


In what could probably be summed up with the phrase, “There’s no way my anime song singer is this cute”, Kurosaki Maon manages to appease a wide variety of fans with the PV for her first single, “Magic world”. In addition to featuring an overly geeky glasses look with her rooftop dance performance, Maon sneaks in brief cosplays of Index and Uiharu Kazari from To Aru Majutsu no Index, Kousaka Kirino from Oreimo, Shana from Shakugan no Shana, and Miyamoto Rei from HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD. Now how’s that for a PV for an anime song?

Of those, the last one is especially meaningful, considering she made her singing debut with her “H.O.T.D.” album that is comprised of all twelve ending themes for that fan-service/horror series. Even after getting signed by Geneon Universal, Maon is still a member of the Dear Stage live bar in Akihabara. As you can probably imagine, this means she’s also a fan of anime herself, with her favorite works including Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru, SEKIREI, Fushigi Yuugi, Strawberry Panic, Double Cast, Air, Kanon, Negima, Ayashi no Ceres, and Rozen Maiden. Quite a diverse taste if I do say so myself, which is always cool to see in an anime fan regardless of whether or not their songs get featured in the shows themselves.

… More after the jump, including the “making of” video.

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December 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm Comments (15)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 09

「追跡封じ(ルートディスターブ)」 (Tsuiseki Fuuji (Ruuto Disutaabu))
“Pursuit Prevention (Route Disturb)”

Whether you care for long expositions not, they’re one of the defining points of this series and we’re given a big dose of it this week. Personally, I’m not a fan of it being overused for story progression, but surprisingly didn’t mind when a good chunk of this episode was devoted to explaining Oriana’s abilities and why she has the nickname “Route Disturb”.

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December 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm Comments (49)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 08

「大覇星祭」 (Daihaseisai)
“Grand Champion Star Festival”

And we finally arrive at Daihaseisai, the great festival where espers from all over congregate to test their skills against one another.

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November 29, 2010 at 12:47 am Comments (84)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 07

「座標移動(ムーブポイント)」 (Zahyō Idō (Mūbu Pointo))
“Coordinate Movement (Move Point)”

Well, that was certainly a quick finish. As I mentioned last week, this arc (volume 8) was set to be covered in two episodes, and thus this felt a bit rushed, but at least the pacing wasn’t as bad as last week’s episode.

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November 24, 2010 at 7:11 am Comments (77)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 06

「残骸 (レムナント)」 (Zangai (Remunanto))
“Wreckage (Remnant)”

So we’re back this week for the sixth installment of Toaru Majutsu no Railgun II.

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November 13, 2010 at 9:30 am Comments (71)

Kawada Mami – No buts! PV (To Aru Majutsu no Index II OP)


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Kawada Mami, member of I’ve Sound, is an artist who probably needs no introduction among anime fan circles, having produced singles for several highly popular and prolific series such as Shakugan no Shana, Hayate no Gotoku!, and of course, Toaru Majutsu no Index. Looking at that list, it seems like in the roughly five years since the release of her first single, SEED, she’s become J.C.Staff’s go-to-girl for songs for their higher budgeted and advertised, multi-seasonal shows. Being a rather big Mami fan myself, enjoying every song she’s put out for Shana and Index, I immediately went to listen to the single of No buts!, released last week (11/3) the first chance I got.

… More after the jump.

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November 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm Comments (26)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 05

「蓮の杖 (ロータスワンド)」 (Hasu no Tsue (Rōtasu Wando))
“Lotus Wand”

And so we finally arrive at the finale of this arc, and what finale it was. While it felt, and was, a bit rushed, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to the pacing with the sheer amount of win in this episode.

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November 10, 2010 at 12:15 am Comments (63)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 04

「魔滅の声(シェオールフィア)」 (Mametsu no Koe (Sheōru Fia))
“Voice of the Demon Killer (Sheol Fear)”

And so Agnese finally shows her true colors; a deranged loli with a superiority complex who loves beating up helpless blondes.

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November 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm Comments (40)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 03

「天草式」 (Amakusa-shiki)
“The Amakusa Style”

Whew, very fast pacing this episode, a bit rare for Index. Then again, season 2 has felt far faster (and better) paced than season 1, where nearly ten minutes of an episode was dedicated to Touma on the phone once.

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October 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm Comments (42)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 02

「法の書」 (Hō no Sho)
“The Book of the Law”

With this episode arrives the true beginning of Index II, covering more or less the first 169 pages of volume 7 of the light novels.

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October 17, 2010 at 9:17 am Comments (53)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – 01

「8月31日(さいごのひ)」 (Hachigatsu Sanjūichinichi (Saigo no Hi))
“August 31st (The Last Day)”

Having been looking forward to this sequel ever since Railgun ended back in March, I must say that this first episode certainly did not fail to meet my expectations.

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October 11, 2010 at 12:38 am Comments (75)

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – PV


While I’ve found time to watch all my shows, my coverage of them will slip a bit this week due to a change of projects at my job and me spending time on various miscellaneous tasks on the site, such as the new playlist for the sidebar Flash player. To help tide things over in the meantime, I figured it was worthwhile getting a quick post out about the To Aru Majutsu no Index II promotional video that was shown at the end of this week’s episode of Ookami-san on AT-X. I won’t get into any detail about this sequel now, but will say that I’ll definitely be watching it.

For those who have been wondering, yes, a Fall Preview is in the works. However, I’m in no rush to get it out since there will be more promotional material available as we get closer to the start of the new season. Not to mention, another big part of the season preview here at RC involves the broadcast schedules, which haven’t been announced for all the new shows yet. Originally, I was hoping to get the post out mid-September (roughly two weeks from now), but it’s looking like it’ll be closer to the last week of this month as I’ll be fairly busy in the upcoming weeks.

Fall is also one of the most jam-packed seasons, with over thirty new series airing this year. Even after limiting the preview to the usual criteria, I still have 27 or so I wish to provide proper previews for, which means PVs and everything. I’d also like to add some information on OVAs this time around, even if it’s just a list of the ones that will be released over the course of the season. Clearly, it’s not something I can get done in one sitting, even if there were forty hours in a day. So for now, consider this Index II PV a taste of things to come.

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September 2, 2010 at 3:36 am Comments (86)

To Aru Majutsu no Index – 24 (END)

Summary:
Touma rushes down the tunnel after Hyouka, but he gets stopped by Cromwell who informs him that she let Ellis run ahead but also let Hyouka by.

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March 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm Comments (68)

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