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.



Kira-kira Index.




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:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    bondage Index FTW!

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    Comment by xHadriel
    14:56 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I noticed that Motoharu and Komoe-sensei's designs have changed for the better. Komoe looks cuter, and Motoharu looks plain badass in the OP

    Comment by คภєк๏
    16:24 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No head-biting? That can't be Index.

    Would that be gapu-moe? <.<

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    Comment by MowatMan
    15:45 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always found the art style for this to be hard to look at. I don't know why but I really don't like it

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    Comment by moqadmodar
    15:04 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least we'll have Laura Stuart.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    can't wait for the PSP game release,,2011

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gonna watch the first few episodes and if Touma still won't stop blabbering I'll drop this right off the bat. I already had more than enough technobabble and Touma's preaching in season 1. <_<

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    Comment by moqadmodar
    14:00 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    and no more of those bullshit moral babble in the middle of a fight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you better stop now then, Touma is mr speach to no end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touma preaches like a priest in a penitentiary. You have to expect that much when you dive into Index.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    isnt it interisting how index is a sister but touma is the one preaching while she als´ways does or wants to do things sisters a re not allowed to even cosplaying and all?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    needs moar to aru majitsu no sparky

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good got, I cant even fanthom how many fans would dtich Mikoto for Itsusawa when she appers, or Oriana.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I already ditched her for both, those breasts FAP FAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAP!

    Also Itsuwa is so moe I can't FAP ...FAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAP <---- Just joking still can fap very well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, the Imagine Breaker! It sure is one of my top favored supernatural abilities.

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    Comment by alex251
    17:53 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    where's the fire ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoa, Touma is one seriously nice guy, moreso than season one; to show THIS much unconditional kindness to a man who had kidnapped his (adopted) little sister AND given him a MONTH'S detention by destroying his summer homework.

    If I were a girl, I would want him too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    His loli waifue.

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    11:11 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    First episode was excellent. I got chills.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    needs more yuri, less Touma

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    like Everyone esle i wasn't fully impressed with the first Episode but i will continue watching since index is a great story,

    And Touma is a fat pimp

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    Comment by Rei Fukai
    03:31 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't wait to see it :)

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    Comment by Myballz
    20:38 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good now I can watch it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You'd think by now Index would have fixed up her magic robe so it isn't being held together with safety pins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe she thinks "if i keep it like that, maybe touma will someday come to his senses and remove the pins and the parts"

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He doesn't needs, he will just run into her on a shower, changing clothes or in the bathroom as usual.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:14 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now, I've got to rewatch the first season, fuck yeah!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why did they have to fire all of their writers after the first arc in the first season and replace them with monkeys? The second season continues the terrible writing that was present past the half way mark of the first season.

    Situations that are intended to be serious or sad are instead made laughable and boring due to bad writing and lack of character depth.

    This is the 2nd worse series this season, topped in mediocrity only by panty and stocking.

    I will probably watch a few episodes to see if they get back to the story they dropped like 15 episodes ago, but it seems doubtful. People like the mindless, storyless moe just fine so why bother hiring writers?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you show your lack of following the story everything on index season 1 is part of the story, they actually skip this episode as it was deem boring.

    Mind you to tell me what you find as a great story? Naruto? bleach?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 12/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The writing in naruto and bleach is on the same level as To Aru Majutso no Index post first arc. The only difference is the moe factor in Index. Well, Index also has nice art i will admit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:33 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like "No buts!" and I cannot lie.

    Comment by Shironeko
    09:43 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cant wait to watch this :D

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    Comment by kyosak
    09:50 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally, the cure to my chronic Kuroko withdrawal syndrome is here!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've become very attached to this adorable and sexy psycho lesbian myself in "Railgun", so I REALLY hope they tone down her selfish, vindictive and above all UNGRATEFUL aspects.

    Because so I read even though Touma saved her from being MURDERED by a superior Teleporter, instead of being grateful in the least, vowed to murder Touma herself just because he UNWITTINGLY earned Mikoto's love.

    Being a clingy lesbian is cute and lovable, being an ungrateful backstabber is NOT.

    Please please PLEASE don't make Kuroko-chan an ungrateful bitch, JC Staff!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont worry even in the novels she is grateful, its some events that happens afterwards, that make her vow to obliterate touma.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, she really mind to attack Toma, what a ungrateful bitch

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    Comment by holy_
    09:55 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay for Index II :D

    Next eps could be better though..

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mikoto is fast becoming a female version of Wolverine, in that the directors are aggressively pushing her publicity at the expense of the actual leading lady, in spite of the fact she just HAD an awesome series ALL TO HERSELF.

    Compare if you will.

    Wolverine AND The X-Men.

    With Mikoto taking prominence over Index in HER own series, its fast becoming:

    Mikoto AND a Cetain Magical Index.

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    Comment by Kyon
    09:59 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't overthink thing, dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No he's right, Mikoto was never a big character in the first season and now she's leading the OP and ED over Index.

    I forget who's name is part of this anime's title again?

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    Comment by moqadmodar
    13:45 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Index is not MOE enough, and when the guys at JC Staff suddenly realized it, it was too late to change the title.

    Besides, most people here wants to see moar kanzaki (especially in some ecchi OVA), moar biribiri, moar sisters, moar last order, and moar saten. Not index.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:33 11/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you are wrong, even in the novels Mikoto's roles are no more than supporting roles here and there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think youre wrong, mikoto appears before index in the first season she even keep making constant cameos almost all arcs, she only is unseen in ars magna and last oder arcs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It mirrors the development of the light novels, though.

    Index becomes less important compared to Mikoto and Last Order, after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so true, index forever

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make no mistake, I LOVE Biri-Biri. She is a hot blooded, righteous and heroic youth that you rarely if ever see any more in any medium, east or west, over cold-blooded, selfish and cynical excrement like Lelouch Lamperouge and Light Yagami.

    But this merchndise based favouritism damages the story and narrative integrity of a franchise, and is what has made the X-men franchise a joke now amongst "serious" media fans. Now this Marvel-Started disease has infected modern anime as well.... sigh.

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    Comment by Daiyousei
    09:41 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    I have really been looking forward to season two.

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    Comment by Reo
    09:38 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mikoto was so cute when she blush!!! >_<

    Somewhat I had never heard any news of Shana III after Index was aired?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they said shana III will be made after the finished the OVAs
    given the last OVA of it came recently, shana II is inally within grasp ~

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    10:12 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Impressive. You have to know your stuff pretty good to tie up a loli like Index, since you can't count on her breasts to keep a chest harness in place.

    I mean... um...

    Good episode to "set the stage" after such a long break. Can't wait to see Accelerator again, being his lovable, borderline self.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok ... the phase 'No buts' can be heard as 'NO BUSTS' at the end of the OP. DFC anyone? ;p

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    Comment by patamon
    11:34 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    DFC is the best, of course.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So true.

    Easier to fit your mouth around.

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    Comment by DirtyPair
    12:49 10/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And a status symbol.

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