A Certain Magical Index Impresses

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Magical nun anime とある魔術の禁書目録 /  A Certain Magical Index finally airs, and the title looks to be very promising. Ample magical powers, drama, and comedy, along with some interesting nun stripping action, are brought together with excellent production values, making A Certain Magical Index an anime with broad appeal.

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This is certainly not a full service anime, but it certainly seems quick to divest poor Index of clothes. For something airing at 3am anything can be expected, so it will be interesting to see whether they develop this.

Additionally, she seems to be rather charmingly animated…

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Animation is good, with some good character animation, CG elements and what look to be quite striking magical powers. The near future environments are moderately distinctive, though they remain rather plain.

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Seiyuu work is also good, with Index and protagonist being well cast. Protagonist himself looks to be of the non-annoyingly useless variety, something of a relief.

Interestingly, the seiyuu for Church of England nun Index, 井口裕香 / Yuka Iguchi, has barely a lead role of note to her name, so this may be her big break.

One area where the title stands out is music; the relatively edgy electronic score makes a welcome change from the usual J-pop seiyuu cash-ins.

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I was certainly pleased by this title, and it definitely looks to be highly watchable A-rank series, and one which looks set to create a miniature nun moe boom.

This, along with ToraDora, looks to be one of the top titles airing this season (I would personally add Tales of the Abyss to the list), so you may have little option but to give it a try. I do not think many will be disappointed.

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