To Aru Majutsu no Index II marks the return of the original series, delighting fans with another chance to become reacquainted with moe staples Index, Mikoto by way of JC Staff’s competent animation skills – a return which is proving well received indeed.
The previous entry in the Index storyline, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, was essentially a parallel side-story that does not necessarily correlate with much of what happens in the main To Aru Majutsu light novel storyline, but this first episode of Index II did not pick up directly after the first season’s finale, so it might be a bit unclear for those familiar with the books as to when the first major story arc will begin.
The OP is being very well received online, especially compared to the ED that contains several awkward animation shots:
Luckily, the OP “No buts!” is sung by 川田まみ / Mami Kawada, who sung the excellent “PSI-Missing” and “Masterpiece” OPs from the first season.
Index, in her Konata impression mode.
A lovely shot.
The Imagine Breaker.
Someone barely seen since Index’s first season makes a reappearance, heralded by her well-wrapped oppai:
The aforementioned ED sequence does have some spotty animation surprisingly, but still have some picturesque shots:
To Aru Shibari no Index: