A Certain Magical Index III #01 — Persisting in Existing

October 5th, 2018

 

And not much else.

Impressions:

I was a little optimistic when it began with a quick rundown/recap of the series. It made me briefly hopeful that they wouldn't be spending the entire episode doing a rundown/recap of the series. Alas, that hope was quickly dashed against the wall like so much spaghetti hurled at a refrigerator. About 90% of the episode is a tour of the expansive cast of the series, made even more baffling by the cliffhanger being that Touma is bodily dragged off and dropped out of a plane to go solve some issue in a far off location. What would we have missed had we just started from there? Oh, right, the series of teenagers flashing their underwear at him.

It would have been a boring, terrible episode even when the series was at the height of its popularity, and the promo for next week has like three closeups of cleavage and boobs shoved into Touma's face, so it's not advertising an upward trend either. At best, you might say that this episode was undecided between wanting to recap and wanting to reintroduce the characters, so it decided to do both and relegate introduce anything new or relevant for future episodes. Those priorities are completely opposite what they should be, unless, of course, the whole point is to reassure the audience of the status quo and make sure everyone's preferred girl shows up on screen for their thirty seconds. Not to be part of any ongoing events or the story, just to note that they exist and haven't been forgotten. Such ambition. What a story. Great goddamned work, JC Staff.

 

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Fede 5000 says:

    More it seems that the same Jc staff shows us how the whole history of index is a bullshit from start to finish

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  • anise_punter says:

    “Oh, right, the series of teenagers flashing their underwear at him.

    It would have been a boring, terrible episode even when the series was at the height of its popularity”

    I’m not sure why these are two disconnected thoughts.

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  • The Phantom says:

    This was an incredible downgrade from the first season, awful in every aspect, the shot the grandma for *insertawfulexplanation* reason and 5 minutes later you are in a jet to another part of the world for *anotherawfulexplanation* were among the worst things I have seen in recent years, whatever this show had going on in the beginning seems long lost at this point.

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    DP says:

    “nd 5 minutes later you are in a jet to another part of the world for *anotherawfulexplanation* were among the worst things I have seen in recent years”

    I gather you haven’t watched much anime at all in recent years if that bit of clumsy exposition was among the worst things you have seen…

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