To Aru Majutsu no Index II’s 8th episode, following last week’s action-heavy episode had to comply with industry regulations by devoting an entire episode to schoolgirl gym kits and extended service scenes, including the introduction of busty class-rep Fukiyose and an extended nopan Index scene.
Aside from introducing a few more characters from the OP sequence that have either yet to appear in the show, little of note takes place in this episode – the episode is clearly intended to be best appreciated by gazing upon the lovely scenery the show supplies in generous amounts:
Misuzu Misaka, Mikoto’s mother!
The resemblance to an older Mikoto is enough to explain Touma’s eventual confusion in the novels.
Laura’s hair might be unbecoming of an Archbishop?
Index, fantasizing of squid!
Vampire kuudere Himegami, who never gets enough screentime amongst Index’s gigantic cast of characters, at least gets enough this episode to stuff a cross into her cleavage for the benefit of viewers.
These bountiful oppai belong to 吹寄 制理 / Seiri Fukiyose, class rep in Touma’s class and the latest young female to fall prey to Touma’s mysterious yet near irresistible harem-gravity vortex.
She even re-enacts her Gainax bounce maneuver from the OP:
Her seiyuu, 藤村歩 / Ayumi Fujimura, has a fairly length repertoire of supporting characters – one recent role that comes to mind is the redheaded Eiko in Ika Musume.
Fukiyose, thankfully not teasing the audience for long, gives the episode a good bukkake scene:
Blue hair and piercings back there weren’t knocked out in some tsun-fury – he was just unfortunate enough to be asleep during the scene.
The faceless “extra” checking what’s wrong with his hose back there is a nice touch.
The milk Fukiyose is drinking is another sly gag.
The audience stands during Touma’s class’s match is a very rare example of a scene where Index and Mikoto actually interact:
Being as unusual as it is, it seems a shame the Index / Mikoto scene couldn’t have gone on longer.
Mikoto doing something with a finger.
Komoe-sensei gets quite a bit of airtime this episode also, although nowhere near approaching any of the first season’s episodes.
Touma inadvertently wanders into yet another service scene:
A mysterious change in cup size seems to be in evidence.
Fukiyose doesn’t take this ogling nearly as well as she did the bukkake scene earlier, but at least gives us this pretty shot of her face to look at.
JC staff got to play with Index’s SD expressions a fair bit this episode, like so:
Mikoto’s class turn for their sporting event.
The face Kuroko makes when seeing Touma and Mikoto on TV together is an episode highlight:
She is wheelchair-bound from the previous Kuroko abuse episode.
A handy word: 臍 / heso, or “belly button, navel”.
Index is intrigued, but not by the sight of loli navel.
Himegami even gets another small scene, along with the lovely spinning Maika.
Touma, after some quick tertiary scenes that involve actual plot, expertly finds his way to the episode’s next service scene:
This leaves open some questions about Index’s choice of underwear.
The close-up of blushing Index’s biting is another highlight, especially as usually she is in full-on SD form by this point.
Abandoned nun pantsu.
Drawn in by Touma’s gravity well, Fukiyose stumbles upon a suspicious looking scene:
The shot above highlights a point of Fukiyose’s anime character design – her long, swaying hair falls apart in distinctive enough clumps that the animators can make it dance about to and fro, making for some Fukiyose service shots like this one.
What would the nun and railgun say of this?
Even Fukiyose’s forehead is gigantic!
Touma manages to find yet another buxom vixen.
Novel readers would’ve been familiar with Orianna Thomson from her appaerance in the OP long ago.
Luckily Orianna seems to follow the usual Academy City women’s fashion.
Orianna, following Fukiyose’s example, remembers to yield some quick tongue service, just as in in the OP.