To Aru Majutsu no Index II Kuroko Climax Anime

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The 7th episode of A Certain Magical Index II covered the battle-heavy continuation of the arc begun during the previous episode,  combining a flirtatious Kuroko-as-heroine, copious amounts of service throughout, and even an Accelerator “berserk” scene to make for a surprisingly strong episode.

A not-so-brief preamble: Novel readers may not easily remember this, due to the Index light novel series’ especially episodic structure, but the events of the current story arc are from the eighth book, out of well over twenty total books.

Since a trend of the last decade or so has been to not carry on a series for more than three seasons, regardless of whether the seasons are one or two-cour in length, fans have reasonable cause to wonder what arcs this season might include.

Despite the Railgun side-story series being separate from the Index novels proper, and mostly not linking up chronologically with any of the main Index story arcs, it seems likely enough that the “To Aru…” series having three total TV seasons thus far would suggest the likelihood of further TV shows is not good…

Luckily, the number of appearances by Laura Stuart (the blond Archbishop that Stiyl frequently reports to) does at least give novel readers a pretty good inkling of which major arcs the TV series will be driving towards in the near future.

On to this week’s especially fun episode:

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Awaki, the newcomer Level 4 ESPer, is all over this episode, in more ways than one.

As mentioned last week, her seiyuu, 櫻井浩美 / Harumi Sakurai, is most definitely a fairly rookie seiyuu to this sort of work (TV anime), despite her past work in visual novels and the like being substantial.

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Kuroko, for most intents and purposes, this week’s main character.

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As expected for such an action-heavy climax episode, the production quality is somewhat above the series’ average – shots like this one look great in broadcast resolution.

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Fortunately for us viewers, Awaki will soon spend the rest of the episode wearing even less clothing.

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Imouto #10032 completes her service scene from last episode:

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The rest of her clothing doesn’t get as much attention, sadly:

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Last Order!

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Despite what the OP might suggest, Accelerator doesn’t quite belong to the same level of prominence as the series’ main trio of characters do, but it is has been a shame we’ve seen so little of him this season…

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Awaki is very considerate to her viewers.

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Kuroko’s animators seemingly often have trouble with her head, sometimes making it seem out of proportion to the rest of her fetching body.

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Awaki service appears throughout the episode…

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Index and Touma, engaged in the usual foreplay business they do when both are sitting an episode out.

Touma does learn a new trick, however:

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It’s safe to say that a black aura probably isn’t the type to come from an innocent, youthful nun.

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Mikoto’s scenes are brief, but this short one is a treat:

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The classic and cutely awkward “knees-bent, feet pointing inwards” pose as modelled by Kuroko here makes its appearance.

Hence its innumerable number of appearances in all sorts of anime for decades – Usagi (Serena) of Sailor Moon’s pose at the end of her transformation is a venerable example of it.

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As mentioned before, the production quality given this episode made many of the scenes look excellent:

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Touma kindly performing his duties as the main protagonist.

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Sadly, Touma’s magical harem-building powers seem to not always work:

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Accelerator’s scene probably wins out as the episode’s best, however.

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The character design of, and the animation for Accelerator’s face and facial expressions are so outstanding that they deserve this little montage:

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“Tanima,” the word for “valley” or “cleavage” was mentioned previously during a Mikoto / Kuroko scene, but Awaki makes for a much better demonstration here!

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The obligatory GIF of the episode’s standout few seconds:

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Poor Awaki!

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Index’s line here is especially moe-some:

“Look, look, Touma! I’ve finally mastered my juice-buying (from a vending machine) method!”

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Ever-vigilant 2ch sleuths spotted something interesting: Pakuri, from the verb ぱくる / pakuru, meaning “to rip off.”

2ch speculates rather unkindly that this refers to Ikamusume being a copy of Index.

In any case, the caption reads: “They want to say ‘Ikamusume is a rip off of Index!’”

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How Touma got that slap mark:

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Touma was even lucky enough to sneak in on an Imouto cosplaying as a bashful Ayanami:

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The presence of Imouto or Last Order provides the amusing “Misaka wa Misaka…” sentence suffixes, something sadly lost in translation.

In case once wasn’t enough, poor Awaki being Accelerated once more:

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    Comment by Xpace
    22:17 20/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Index is getting better with every episode, seriously.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    23:18 20/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yup. Mikoto and Kuroko are still sexy, as usual, and Last Order and Index are still cute too. Btw, poor Awaki.

    Seriously, Touma should just end up with Index so that Kuroko can have her Mikoto.

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    Comment by moqadmodar
    00:29 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    better and better = less and less index

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    05:05 21/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.5)

    BiriBiri & Accelerator >>>>>>>> Index

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    Comment by Tremere
    20:35 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touma punched the nun twice. Accelerator went for a single.

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    Comment by tyciol
    06:31 22/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yipes, that punch was brutal!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they really punch the girls hard... 1st touma and now accelerator

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    Comment by Tremere
    08:32 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just another day for befriending in Touma's case.

    And for Accelerator, I think he held back, he could have easily taken the girl's head off with his vector punch even at his current state.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ya....well....he still is kinda rougthless though...beat the crap off her face....i mean touma he just punch on the cheek...but accel friigin broke her nose...

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    Comment by Misakite
    01:37 21/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Still needs more Accelerator and Biribiri.
    Hell, I can make do without the super-memory nun and the preaching anti-power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:19 21/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Accelerator gets even more badass in later arcs. Gives a whole new meaning to the word determinator...

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    Comment by RETake09
    22:17 20/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Mr Kamijo and Accelerator = Women Beater

    Or Typical get back in kitchen reassurance?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:36 20/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Gender equality. Equal rights, equal fight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 21/11/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This show is "Gender Equality: The Anime"

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I concur. To all feminists out there, THIS is true gender equality. I'll punch you as hard as I'll punch the next guy. For a prime example of gender equality, google for "The lowest falcon punch ever".

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 20/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes. Why is it a guy hits a guy and it's OK, a girl hits a girl and it's OK, a girl hits a guy and it's OK, but the moment a guy lays hands on a girl it's YOU WOMAN-BEATING ANIMAL YOU DESERVE TO BE CASTRATED?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 20/11/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    No,no.you forgot to add "Moe" before "girl" dear sir :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Beating a psycho hose beast is perfectly within reason for any sound bodied individual. And the dumb bitch needs to get back in the kitchen.

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    Comment by endbringer
    19:34 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    or maybe just a DV

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    Comment by loli in a box
    07:44 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha~
    You guys do know that Accelerator isn't male, right?

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    Comment by moqadmodar
    00:29 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Accelerator = Women Beater

    that's why he's so fuckkingg awwwwwesome

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    22:23 20/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Accelerator is kind of like a human rollercoaster. He's gonna do all these violent, masochistic things to people and then he's gonna lose all his powers and go into a coma. Rinse, Repeat.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Bitch shoulda made him a sammich...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I like how Accelerator used strenuous amounts of computational calculations to create mini-tornadoes to propel him to land a glorious physical blow to the enemy instead of his usual vector hax. Touma would be proud.

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    Comment by fre1gn
    05:43 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Honestly, first they manage to stuff book7 of index novel to 4 episodes. And it was a boring, mostly dialog book. But now, they really too hasty. They stuffed book8 into only 2 episodes. Usually a whole book is at LEAST 3 episodes. Though that was 2 really good episodes, i do think that they should prolong it, bc the pace was too fast.
    Daihasei (book 9), though, should take at least 4 episodes and is going to be epic arc.

    P.S. Mikoto x Touma ftw.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    With a hilarious conclusion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:52 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    3 season? tsk tsk lol

    Author already state the novel would be 40 tomes at least which means around 6 seasons, and this year it got

    1 Best novel
    1 Male character
    2 Male character
    1 Female character
    3 Femele character
    1 Art

    Sorry but ToAru novel is to strong at this moment to let it die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In detail:

    Top 10 Light Novel Series

    * 1. Toaru Majutsu no Index
    * 2. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
    * 3. Baka to Test to Shokanjuu
    * 4. Sword Art Online
    * 5. Ben-to
    * 6. 「Bungaku Shoujo」 Series
    * 7. 「Seitokai no Ichizon」 series
    * 8. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
    * 9. Durarara!!
    * 10. Kamisama no Memo Chou

    Top 10 Illustrators

    * 1. Haimura Kiyotaka (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
    * 2. Buriki (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
    * 3. Takeoka Miho (「Bungaku Shoujo」 Series)
    * 4. Kishida Meru (Kamisama no Memo Chou)
    * 5. Hidari (Usotsuki Mee-kun to Kowareta Ma-chan)
    * 6. abec (Sword Art Online)
    * 7. Itou Noizi (Shakugan no Shana)
    * 8. Haga Yui (Baka to Test to Shokanjuu)
    * 9. Inugami Kira (「Seitokai no Ichizon」 Series)
    * 10. Yasuda Suzuhito (Durarara!!)

    Top 10 Male Light Novel Characters

    * 1. Kamijou Touma (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
    * 2. Accelerator (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
    * 3. Kirito (Sword Art Online)
    * 4. Kinoshita Hideyoshi (Baka to Test to Shokanjuu)
    * 5. Satou You (Ben-to)
    * 6. Sagara Sousuke (Full Metal Panic!)
    * 7. Araragi Koyomi (「Bakemonogatari」 Series)
    * 8. Sugisaki Ken (「Seitokai no Ichizon」 Series)
    * 9. Mee-kun (Usotsuki Mee-kun to Kowareta Ma-chan)
    * 10. Heiwajima Shizuo (Durarara!!)

    Top 10 Female Light Novel Characters

    * 1. Misaka Mikoto (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
    * 2. Alice (Kamisama no Memo Chou)
    * 3. Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
    * 4. Kashiwazaki Sena (Boku wa Tomodachi ga sukunai)
    * 5. Amano Tooko (「Bungaku Shoujo」 Series)
    * 6. Asuna (Sword Art Online)
    * 7. Itsuwa (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
    * 8. Senjougahara Hitagi (「Bakemonogatari」 Series)
    * 9. Touwa Aerio (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)
    * 10. Kotobuki Nanase (「Bungaku Shoujo」 Series)

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    Comment by Quen
    02:20 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have a very good point, but do remember that I, of all the writers on this site (hint: avatar), am quite familiar with the Index series and its popularity. ^^;

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh I wonder how many of you railgun fags after finally giving Index a real try, went back and watched the first season.
    Some of you regret the earlier bashing no?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh I wonder how many of you railgun fags on here after giving this anime a real try went back and watched the first season of index.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    With the rate Kamachi is going (he chugs Novels, sidestories (Railgun and Kanzaki) and video game scripts (Index and Railgun for PSP), as well as his other series, Heavy Object, like a goddman machine), and if the sales figures from the recently released novel (22) would gives us any indication.

    Index would probably, at most be at the top 5 best selling Light Novels in Japan after the final volume's released, up there with Slayers. Last I check, it was already ranked 11th place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 20/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Index is one of the few anime where girls get, quite brutally, punched straight in the face... I don´t know if I like that, who in the world would dare to punch such cute faces? T_T

    Comment by Anonymous

    Those who enforce fucking justice regardless of gender, that's who.

    If you dislike women and girls getting punched for being cunts, then just skip this season because there's going to be a lot of bitches getting put in their place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't you think them "being cunts" is just a convenient excuse for you to openly celebrate your misogynistic fantasies?

    In the context of the story its perfectly okay, since that's just the kind of harsh world Index is set in. That doesn't mean you're supposed to enjoy it (of course you're free to, but that would make you an asshole).

    Also, Accelerator and justice. lol

    Cue downvote in 3, 2, 1...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope they deserve it, in actuality I really don't care if you're a man, woman, or some transgender, if you deserved it somehow, then you need to get punched.

    Is it wrong being an asshole? I mean if I enjoy being as such, doesn't really matter what everybody else says.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol so true even Kanzaki would have her ass handed to her (Aqua I so hope to see you even a bit).

    The one I want to see is fukiyose and vent this season.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But it was a weak punch :P to be honest to punch a saint you need superman.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Touma actually managed to punch Kanzaki in their first meeting in the novels, but we got JC Staffed.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well, if this "cute face" will teleport inside your body various bad things, i would rather beat her to pulp. Nothing personal, just buisness.
    But, maybe with more pleasure then typical man scoundrel, it's rather rare opportunity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Awaki at this point pretty much only wanted to run away. She knew that her plan failed and she knew that she's no match for Accelerator. He didn't even give her a chance to surrender. At least that's what it looked like without having all the context from the novels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Despite what the OP might suggest, Accelerator doesn’t quite belong to the same level of prominence as the series’ main trio of characters do, but it is has been a shame we’ve seen so little of him this season…"

    If anything, it's Mikoto who doesn't belong in the OP as a main character. All she does in Index is attack/bother Touma for no reason and show up randomly from time to time. Even the arcs that heavily featured her (SISTERs and Remnant) had other people resolve them for her (mainly Touma but Kuroko this time as well).

    Accel is the main character of the science side and the second protagonist after Touma. This will become more prominent at the end of the season and will be clearly established if a third season is announced.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Lately there's been some "punch-the-troubled-girl-in-the-face" scenes that get the most animation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 20/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    needs more kuroko, less touma

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    02:08 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Awaki could've just taken the suitcase and run away with it.

    But no... she had to go and pick a fight with Biribiri.

    Besides Kuroko, who is always looking out for her onee-sama, Touma will no doubt be eventually involved, and if that's not bad enough, her clone sisters' too will get involved, which by extension, means Accelerator gets drawn into the fight as well - mainly thanks to him unwillingly eavesdropping into their telepathic conversation, as his mind's being linked to them after all.

    And Accelerator doesn't like being annoyed by too much chatter in his mind.

    Poor Awaki pretty much brought it upon herself.

    Some sort of wings appear behind Accelerator's back, indicating some sort of hidden badass angelic power within him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If I recall correctly, the novels had Last Order actually ask Accelerator to intervene.

    Isn't it ironic that Mikoto is trying to keep Kuroko from her world (Dark Side of Academy City, clones, etc.)while at the same as this, Touma is trying his best to keep her away from his world (magic)?

    Kuroko wants to help her oneesama by becoming stronger so she can enter her world, while Mikoto with her blossoming feelings and curiosity is trying to enter his world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes his wings manifest when his powers are fully awakened, which should happen after the school festival arc

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    Comment by kyosak
    22:48 20/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    BEST episode so far.
    Teleport fight was fucking badass

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 20/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    bashful?
    looks more like she's trying to bow in gratitude for him helping them again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 21/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn this article is wrong index is confirmed to cover 7-13 in the novels and railgun 2 is confirmed to come after index and it is actually possible to place railgun anime in index chronologically. Railgun is more of a side story than a spin off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 22/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Index II is actually covering 7-14. The trailer shows a character who doesn't appear until the 14th novel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 23/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would be the dumbest thing J.C. Staff would do, not only would totally ruin a perfectly good ending (novel 13 is probably the best way to end the season), but they'll probably skip SS1 novel as well just so they can stick novel 14 into the season, wich by the way SS1 is pretty plot important.





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