AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series > To Aru Majutsu no Index

Notices

View Poll Results: To Aru Majutsu no Index - Episode 12 Rating
Perfect 10 5 9.09%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 10 18.18%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 11 20.00%
7 out of 10 : Good 10 18.18%
6 out of 10 : Average 8 14.55%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 4 7.27%
4 out of 10 : Poor 4 7.27%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 1.82%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 1 1.82%
1 out of 10 : Painful 1 1.82%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2008-12-19, 01:58   Link #1
Pellissier
♪~ Daydreaming ~♪
*Graphic Designer
*Administrator
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Italy
Welcome to the discussion thread for To Aru Majutsu no Index, Episode 12.

Thread Guidelines
  • Raw requests and offers are not permitted anywhere on this forum.
  • Spoilers about future events must not be posted in this thread.
    If you need to reference something that would spoil a future event, reply directly with a private message.
  • Discuss your expectations of the episode if it has not aired yet.
  • Be polite to your fellow forum members.
  • Please try to keep the discussion on topic.
Spoiler Policy
  • Any spoiler that reveals future events, even under a spoiler tag, will be deleted.
    Spoiler tags should still be used where appropriate.
  • Adding a Spoiler tag:
    Just highlight your spoiler and click the button found
    on the "Quick Reply" and "Reply to Thread" forms.
    Make sure that you include a title for the spoiler!
  • Please use the Report button if you see any spoilers:
    Click the button found to the left of the post, just under the poster's avatar.
    Using the Report button is anonymous and helps the Moderators
    to locate and deal with problems quickly.
  • Posting prohibited spoilers may result in a ban.
    Note: Reporting a post does not mean the poster will be banned instantly.
    The Moderators will use bans if warnings are repeatedly ignored.
__________________
Pellissier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-20, 13:00   Link #2
ReddyRedWolf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Spoiler for ep 12:
ReddyRedWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-20, 13:01   Link #3
serenade_beta
マジ天使
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Haa... I wonder how much of the episode will be spent on trying to convince Mikoto/talking/Toaru Majutsu no Index's usual blabbering... Hahaha...
No... I think I already know... *weak laughter*

Loli Misaka! GOOD!

...Gotta do something before I can watch though... *walks reluctantly away from computer*
__________________

-Tried to start a blog --> http://tdnshumi.blogspot.com/ (Mainly about video games)
-R.I.P. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Gaming wouldn't have been the same without you (9/19/13)
serenade_beta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-20, 15:37   Link #4
serenade_beta
マジ天使
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
............AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH?!

Oi, Director. Come behind the Gym with me! I have business with you.


.....
Still... This was a poor episode. The story didn't freakin' move! Even though it had 20+minutes! Besides a half-pointless scene at the beginning with Komoe talking about the Shreidinger (Sp?)'s cat thing (what is this, Chaos Head?), the rest of the episode is a repeat of Mikoto and Touma arguing at each other (both shouting stupid things) and about three blasts of lightning.
And guess what's worse? Mikoto still isn't convinced and the episode ends with Touma STILL trying to figure out a way to convince her.

And... feh, I had a laugh from the sudden and badly-placed insert song at the beginning...
Let's save that for better scenes. I know Mikoto (loli version too) is cute, but it didn't need a whole insert song.

Right...

Why Touma doesn't die from Mikoto's lightning: He's the protagonist
Why the cat didn't die either: It's the protagonist too, right?


Spoiler for ep12:


Summarization of episode in 4 kanji: 厨二全解

Preview: The story finally moves. No better joy than that.
__________________

-Tried to start a blog --> http://tdnshumi.blogspot.com/ (Mainly about video games)
-R.I.P. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Gaming wouldn't have been the same without you (9/19/13)
serenade_beta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-20, 15:38   Link #5
MrTerrorist
Takao Tsundere Cruiser
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Classified
The thing i enjoy about watching this episode
Spoiler for Ep12:
__________________
MrTerrorist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-20, 15:43   Link #6
serenade_beta
マジ天使
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTerrorist View Post
Spoiler for Ep12:
"epilogue", huh... It feels a lot like
Director: Let's try putting a C-part in 'cause it's totally cool!

Because there wasn't a squat difference if they placed it before the ED...

AH-ah, oh well, I almost died laughing when the episode ended and I realized the story didn't move for the 20 minutes it had... I guess I had fun in that way.


The OP/ED shouldn't appear until this arc is over. Maybe another 2 weeks...
__________________

-Tried to start a blog --> http://tdnshumi.blogspot.com/ (Mainly about video games)
-R.I.P. Hiroshi Yamauchi, Gaming wouldn't have been the same without you (9/19/13)
serenade_beta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-20, 21:15   Link #7
ken_FF
剱冑の理、ここに在り
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Saitama, prefecture, Japan
Send a message via Yahoo to ken_FF
the insert song was great :3

"Ame" was it? I really love Kawada Mami's music^^
ken_FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-20, 21:56   Link #8
Haruyasha
名前は?
*Scanlator
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Washington
Age: 25
They coulda cut off the first 5 minutes and have a better episode than this. The Index/Komoe scenes are really annoying and add nothing to the plot whatsoever.

Also,
1.The animation budgeting / using the same thing from episode 1 is a big turnoff.
2. Insert song gave the scene the wrong mood.
3. Obvious loops in the sound towards the end.

I expected better from J.C.. Unfortunately, I'll have to give this episode a low rating.
Haruyasha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-21, 10:22   Link #9
joshualimm
Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
bad, bad episode. Very bad in fact.

The nice art doesn't help the fact that this episode was really bad.

I spent 5 minutes being annoyed and bored. That's right, I actually skipped parts pf this episode, and STILL, I was bored. As some of the previous posters may have mentioned, this episode doesnt move ONE bit. Sorry, to be honest, it DOES move, in what could be explained in one short paragraph (for me, (I can summarize the whole episode in 3 very short sentences. Probably 2 if I actually try)

I'm starting to feel that the producers' priority for the series is the "cool factor", instead of good story telling. The pacing has been pretty bad in the past episodes, but this episode simply took the cake.We get to hear Touma repeat the same philosophical BS for ~5 minutes (if you don't count the last half of the episode (which I wont, since it's got some nice FX)).

Besides, Touma's "righteous" attitude is starting to get on my nerve. It's probably just me, but when Touma tried to stop Biribiri, I couldn't help but think that what he's doing is EXACTLY the same thing as what Biribiri wanted to do for the sisters. Hypocrite, anyone?

Don't get me wrong, it is a nice looking episode. I would probably think it's an amazing episode if I were to see only a bunch of screenshots. However, that's about all it's got. Other than the art, it's horrible.
__________________
Suzumiya Haruhi 2009 --- NICE PLANE
joshualimm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-21, 11:43   Link #10
ReddyRedWolf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Well in the manga version of the scene Touma pointed out that Mikoto is too much of a hothead to face somebody as dangerous as Accelerator.

Dying won't solve the problem.
ReddyRedWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-21, 21:48   Link #11
sb075
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
This epsode spent only about 40 pages of the novel (the previous episode was about 80 pages).
sb075 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 04:17   Link #12
Malintex_Terek
Mahjong Triple Pro
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Are the anime episodes handled by different teams? Because it seems to me that the agreement between some episodes makes absolutely no sense. The first and second episodes were well paced, for example. The third was horrible, as was the fifth and some parts of the sixth. It feels like different people are animating the episodes at their own paces.
__________________
HOLY CRACKERS! SAIGAR 2008 IS HERE!
Nominations are open 19 November ~ 23 December 2007 NOW!!
It's not a tournament without "men"!
Malintex_Terek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 09:35   Link #13
Tokkan
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Australia
Age: 26
Send a message via MSN to Tokkan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malintex_Terek View Post
Are the anime episodes handled by different teams? Because it seems to me that the agreement between some episodes makes absolutely no sense. The first and second episodes were well paced, for example. The third was horrible, as was the fifth and some parts of the sixth. It feels like different people are animating the episodes at their own paces.
Yes, yes, because animators are in charge of writing.

Well, I think it's mostly because we have a mediocre director.
__________________
Tokkan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 16:58   Link #14
blitz1/2
Tenshi's Defense Squadron
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Fighting against those who oppress the system
What's the title of the insert song in this ep?

I got a feeling that Kotoko would be doing the second opening.
__________________

hai, hai. Onii-chan has his work cut out for him.
blitz1/2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 17:06   Link #15
Midonin
Last Engage
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
The title of the insert song was "Ame", and it's already been confirmed that Mami Kawada will do the second OP.

For the episode itself, I suppose a good nickname for loli Mikoto would be Chibiribiri.
Midonin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 17:07   Link #16
Mentar
Sore wa himitsu desu!
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hamburg
Age: 44
I wouldn't call it "bad", but it had 1-2 scenes which had me scratching my head.

1) Why for the love of god did they skip the flashback scene depicting Mikoto coincidentally walking in when Accelerator killed a clone of her? It would have added some color, and it would have underlined the torment she's undergoing.

2) I really disliked how they altered the Touma-Mikoto showdown, particularly the silly ending. They made it look like Mikoto was recoiling from Touma, scared to tears of the fact that he was still alive in the end, and that she seemed to accept having killed Touma fairly easily. Instead, at least in the manga (and I assume likewise in the novel), Touma regained consciousness while Mikoto held his head in her lap, crying. The author considered this scene key enough to even have an illustration added. Why the HELL did the director change it??

*sigh*
Mentar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 17:07   Link #17
KaneDragon
*(RAWR*)&rawr
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: middle of nowhere, Virginia
Age: 27
Man that was a waste of an episode. Did we really need that dinner scene again, just to pad things out? They couldn't even finish the bridge scene. The manga did this so much better, and the novel no doubt did, too. I'll throw in my agreement with the complaints of Mentar and everyone else above and below me.
__________________

Last edited by KaneDragon; 2008-12-22 at 17:28.
KaneDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 17:43   Link #18
Anh_Minh
I disagree with you all.
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Ten thousands killed already?

Why haven't they killed the bastard already? Ten thousands of them, and none of them figured out a way to do it? I mean, would his "Vector Change" power save him if a fire burns all the oxygen around him?
Anh_Minh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 18:00   Link #19
musume_no_hoshi
~*Eternal Bakaness*~
 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cheesecake wonderland
This episode...too much talking...definately too much talking. Touma shut up about your ideals too. Komoe-sensei's theory about the chocolate and cat was okay, it's just Touma that's uber annoying.

The art was pretty, definately very pretty. At least the art is pretty...so it won't be the 'worst' anime episode I ever seen
__________________
musume_no_hoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2008-12-22, 18:07   Link #20
KaneDragon
*(RAWR*)&rawr
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: middle of nowhere, Virginia
Age: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anh_Minh View Post
Why haven't they killed the bastard already? Ten thousands of them, and none of them figured out a way to do it? I mean, would his "Vector Change" power save him if a fire burns all the oxygen around him?
Of course it would; just have him move out of the way. You underestimate his hax.

Their purpose was never to kill him, only to train him, and they seem to have accepted that role up to this point.
__________________
KaneDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.