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View Poll Results: To Aru Majutsu no Index - Episode 24 (END) Rating
Perfect 10 14 16.47%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 23 27.06%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 12 14.12%
7 out of 10 : Good 19 22.35%
6 out of 10 : Average 12 14.12%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 3 3.53%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 1.18%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 1 1.18%
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Old 2009-03-21, 03:03   Link #41
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Had to come out of lurking to respond, I think that most would agree that this series stayed blandish and not very entertaining the entire time- with it not getting better but if anything worse

I am sure that most would agree that toradora got better towards the end, and that it had some good moments and actually had people looking forward to the next episode. People who think otherwise to this are ones that expect something like a 1:1 from the novel, or weren't happy with the final pairing and are putting it down because of that. Or maybe it's because of some other lousy reason, like having stopped watching toradora before it got good.

None the less, try asking around and I'm sure that you'd find a majority of the people enjoying toradora over to aru majutsu no index any day. While I won't say that many of the earlier on episodes of toradora were good because they weren't as tamni weren't as well, but it definitely got much better and to a very entertaining point- unlike how to aru majutusu no index was dull the entire series. I hoped that this series would get better like toradora did, but instead tamni fell flat on it's face and didn't bother to stand up.
I've read both in novel form and I'm caught up to both anime wise.
I just find Index to be more interesting.
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Old 2009-03-21, 04:10   Link #42
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I am sure that most would agree that toradora got better towards the end, and that it had some good moments and actually had people looking forward to the next episode. People who think otherwise to this are ones that expect something like a 1:1 from the novel, or weren't happy with the final pairing and are putting it down because of that. Or maybe it's because of some other lousy reason, like having stopped watching toradora before it got good.
Or perhaps because the type of story toradora throws at you may not be what you like?

While I agree Index really could have done better with the last arc, if you put a Toradora DVD and a To Aru DVD before me and ask me 'which one shall we watch tonight?" I'll choose Index every single time.

Toradora and Index are two vastly different shows, so to say the people who prefer Index are 'wrong' is a flawed analogy to begin with.

I started watching Index and stopped after the fifth episode. I picked it up a few weeks later again and enjoyed the rest of the ride.

I started watching Toradora and stopped after the fifth episode. I tried to pick it up again, but just... couldn't. Every time I tried to watch Toradora I just felt bored after a few minutes and started watching something else. I kept following the blogs and flared up an episode which I thought I would be interested in, but I just wasn't.
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Old 2009-03-21, 04:35   Link #43
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It's to each their own I suppose, I thought that both series weren't entertaining for awhile- I like both genres though. I watch genres of all sorts, as long as it's entertaining- I've watched over 150 different animes. I only found toradora entertaining for the first few episodes and then around the 18-19th episode and up point, to aru majutsu no index started out interesting but just seemed to get dull quickly. Let's grab the bridge episode for example, all they did was just stand there on the bridge the entire time talking about the same thing over and over again. It's not that it was boring, but it just felt lacking- I'm not one that cares for fan service either. Though like I said that there were also many lousy toradora episodes too, but index even towards the end still seemed to have many non-entertaining episodes- which is what I'm getting at about it not seeming to get much better. I didn't much care for the accelerator saving the clones episodes either, just didn't come off as entertaining. Maybe if they crammed more of the manga series into the anime and moved things along faster then it would of been better, since toradora raised the bar at the end I was atleast able to enjoy one of the 2 series. Many people can over exaggerate how good some episodes are, also if you really wanted to enjoy an actual good episode.. Then you'd have to had kept watching the series and everything that led up to that point, otherwise it's just like jumping in half way through a movie- and stuff seems like there's no point to it or it's not as good compared if you knew what was going on. I don't recommend to watch toradora either, I wouldn't recommend either of these series to anyone.
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Old 2009-03-21, 04:48   Link #44
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The animu ended with Index getting squished? Or was that Episode 23? Seriously Im so bored I lost track...
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Old 2009-03-21, 05:39   Link #45
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Well, it certainly didn't feel like a 'last episode' at all With that kind of ending it's almost certainly screaming to have a continuation...

(... After Shakugan no Shana Third, Zero no Tsukamai 4 and Hayate no Gotoku: Second Season )

The real Down Side for this episode is the constant repeating of the friendship theme, I myself have gotten immune to it (Try playing Star Ocean 4), but I won't blame anyone for -ing.

On the up side... "Look at me doc! No injuries! "

(He forgotten to mention that he was beating up a girl)

Anyway, looking cool there Touma, It was a nice straight forward finish fight, who knew what Index unintentionally boast could actually come in handy
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Old 2009-03-21, 06:16   Link #46
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I have to say even though it screamed season 2 and was kinda repetitive. I have say it was still better then what Toradora has become
Is it really that good than toradora?, apparently i haven't saw this anime yet so i can't tell.. lol
since you mentioned it, I've give this series a try
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Old 2009-03-21, 07:01   Link #47
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Is it really that good than toradora?, apparently i haven't saw this anime yet so i can't tell.. lol
since you mentioned it, I've give this series a try
Maahhh~ To say that this series is not for everyone would be an understatement...
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Old 2009-03-21, 07:07   Link #48
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Then again, the same can be said for Toradora. Just give it a try and you'll find out, common opinion is that it really picks up after episode 6 though.
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Old 2009-03-21, 08:51   Link #49
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I would say episode 10 onwards xD, I'm never a fan of vol 2 arc. Still this series does have a great story and does follow the novel very closely the only downside is the quite large section of dialog. Still it is a series I will recommend.
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Old 2009-03-21, 08:54   Link #50
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Issard Arc has batshit!insane Touma at the end, which was awesome. :3

It's also easy on the Touma-speeches, another upside.
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Old 2009-03-21, 08:58   Link #51
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Issard Arc has batshit!insane Touma at the end, which was awesome. :3

It's also easy on the Touma-speeches, another upside.
I don't mind the speeches that much, then again the novel Touma rattles on even more. The main problem I found with Issard arc is that it have almost no interaction with rest of the story, and the character introduced have no impact whatsoever.
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Old 2009-03-21, 10:01   Link #52
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I don't mind the speeches that much, then again the novel Touma rattles on even more. The main problem I found with Issard arc is that it have almost no interaction with rest of the story, and the character introduced have no impact whatsoever.
Come on guys ... the problem is not that some characters rants for 5 min non-stop; it is that if you just completely ignore what they say, the rest of the events pretty much make sense, making their techno/magick-bubble just an excuse to cut down animation cost and increase the page count

As for Himegami's arc, I liked it because of her and some well thought imagery (e.g. the flashback from her childhood, the final confrontation with Aurelius, etc.).

Concerning the last episode, I liked it, despite agreeing 100% with serenade_beta's negative point-of-view. It could have been much worse.
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Old 2009-03-21, 10:20   Link #53
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So Touma pretty much went to the hospital just to comment on not needing to be hospitalized ? Well guess it was such a major accomplishment that he couldn't help heading over there to show off.

Still the best part was probably at the end with Kuroko and Mikoto. Have to think it's probably not the first time she has pulled such a stunt .

Honestly I was waiting for Index to tackle Hyoka right off the building . Not a bad job keeping her balance after being charged at like that. Why were they up there anyways? Touma can give his speeches on the ground after all.
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Old 2009-03-21, 10:21   Link #54
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Come on guys ... the problem is not that some characters rants for 5 min non-stop; it is that if you just completely ignore what they say, the rest of the events pretty much make sense, making their techno/magick-bubble just an excuse to cut down animation cost and increase the page count
Well, I like techno/magic rambling. I'm the type that enjoys the nitty gritty details behind a spell rather then just "fire da lazor!"

Admitedly they don't have to explain every spell (and certainly not when it interrupts the flow of a battle or worse the story in general), but mostly the extra info is most welcome.
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Old 2009-03-21, 10:29   Link #55
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After reading Motoharu's hypothesis on Hyouka she is closer to Misha than I thought.

Brings back to Komoe sensei conjuring an angel.

In a way Hyouka is a scientific version of Misha.
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Old 2009-03-21, 10:55   Link #56
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Easy on the spoilers, Reddy, I just found out something I really would have preferred to have found out watching the series.
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Old 2009-03-21, 11:33   Link #57
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This last episode is hilarious at the end.

Spoiler for spoiler:
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Old 2009-03-21, 13:03   Link #58
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I was wondering about this.
If Index went to Touma's school before,
why didn't she do it again for her lunch?
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Old 2009-03-21, 13:18   Link #59
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I was wondering about this.
If Index went to Touma's school before,
why didn't she do it again for her lunch?
Probably because Komoe must have called security on her to stop her from going in

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This last episode is hilarious at the end.

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After reading Motoharu's hypothesis on Hyouka she is closer to Misha than I thought.

Brings back to Komoe sensei conjuring an angel.

In a way Hyouka is a scientific version of Misha.


Easy on the spoilers, Reddy, I just found out something I really would have preferred to have found out watching the series.
Huh what do you mean? I don't see any spoilers Unless you skipped the previous previous previous arc or something...
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Old 2009-03-21, 13:23   Link #60
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Let's just say that I was under the belief that Misha didn't want to touch Touma because at that time she was an angel.
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