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View Poll Results: To Aru Majutsu no Index LN - New Testament SS Rating
Perfect 10 12 42.86%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 3 10.71%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 6 21.43%
7 out of 10 : Good 5 17.86%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 7.14%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2014-09-12, 04:37   Link #1
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Old 2014-09-12, 04:52   Link #2
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My, my, so Golden Bough is a grimoire, too.
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Old 2014-09-12, 04:57   Link #3
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Right so to very briefly summarize...

Daily life of a magical Index doing suspicious activities to acquire sizable amount of money to buy questionable gifts for a normal highschool boy living with her...

And Egyptians.
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Old 2014-09-12, 04:59   Link #4
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...Waiiiit, could it be that Leep observed Touma in Denmark?
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Old 2014-09-12, 06:54   Link #5
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Damn that was a nice story, Index was so cool and that part with the dead girl made my eyes tear up
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Old 2014-09-12, 07:08   Link #6
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So called it on Bast and Egyptian mythology. I'm a little surprised that my theory was right. In any case, it was nice to see some of the other girls who have pretty much faded into the background in the main story (particularly Kazakiri). What's more, the trend of magicians sneaking into the Academy City no problem continues. You'd think they'd have done something about their security by now...
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Old 2014-09-12, 08:08   Link #7
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It was sweet of Index to use her money to buy Touma a gift.

The Egyptian magician was nice and we got a little more information about grimoires and managed to see some characters who have been relegated to the background in the main novels like Kuroko, Hyouka or Maika. All in all a very good (if short) story. Here I post Haimura's design of the egyptian magician.
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Old 2014-09-12, 08:22   Link #8
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“Are you sure this is what you want to buy? It’s not exactly a sexy gift.” “It’s fine. If it makes Touma happy, that’s all that matters.”
HHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!

Easily the most positive light shed on Index in a very long time. Got to see her kind side, her funny and her rare cool side. And with an unexpected ending to boot in more ways than one (I was expecting the steam oven to blow up in Touma's face ) Also, pretty good depiction of The Book of the Dead. At first I thought "Index doesn't have the most important egyptian grimoire in her head already!? The hell, Laura!?" but then the different editions part and I went "Oh, right, it's custom made". At last, a grimoire I actually know something about.

And of course, another reminder that Endymion is canon
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Old 2014-09-12, 08:37   Link #9
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It was sweet of Index to use her money to buy Touma a gift.

The Egyptian magician was nice and we got a little more information about grimoires and managed to see some characters who have been relegated to the background in the main novels like Kuroko, Hyouka or Maika. All in all a very good (if short) story. Here I post Haimura's design of the egyptian magician.
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Considering that she is the first middle eastern character in the series, Haimura did a good job in designing her.
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Old 2014-09-12, 08:59   Link #10
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So we gonna see Egyptian next ? :3

SS always give us some foreshadowing and here I thought we gonna see Greek next

It's interesting ... cat eh :3

But, the SS ... too short for me, especially when compared to the OT SS
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Old 2014-09-12, 09:24   Link #11
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So we gonna see Egyptian next ? :3
SS always give us some foreshadowing and here I thought we gonna see Greek next
Yes I think we would get Egyptian mythology magicians this time, and I LIKE that (I thought we would see Greek too and I would've preferred if it was Greek, but Egyptian myth is also great xD )

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It's interesting ... cat eh :3
If we get all the gods that appear in the Greek myths, then expect a crocodile and an eagle and a jackal and a wind god and the underworld god (the god of the dead) and a sun god and a goddes of magic (seeing her, AKA Isis, would be interesting. A goddes of magic in a story about magic xD ) and others. It would be very nice to see them in Toaru *_* ( I want to see Anubis!!! )

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"Then again, it’s really your fault for giving your cat a name like that. Once I hear that, how am I supposed to resist using it?"
Does anyone think that Kamachi probably thought about this from the start and named Sphinx with a name related to Egyptian myths because he planned to introduce them since writing the first volumes of OT?

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"Ptah, the highest god in Egyptian mythology"
I wanted to ask, isn't Osiris the highest god? And before him was Ra who got old so Osiris took his place?
Does anyone here has more concrete knowledge about this so he clarifies this please?
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Old 2014-09-12, 09:45   Link #12
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Ra and Osiris are more important, but Ptah is considered a creator god. I find it interesting that Kamachi-dono would interpret that as 'highest', though.
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Yes I think we would get Egyptian mythology magicians this time, and I LIKE that (I thought we would see Greek too and I would've preferred if it was Greek, but Egyptian myth is also great xD )


If we get all the gods that appear in the Greek myths, then expect a crocodile and an eagle and a jackal and a wind god and the underworld god (the god of the dead) and a sun god and a goddes of magic (seeing her, AKA Isis, would be interesting. A goddes of magic in a story about magic xD ) and others. It would be very nice to see them in Toaru *_* ( I want to see Anubis!!! )


Does anyone think that Kamachi probably thought about this from the start and named Sphinx with a name related to Egyptian myths because he planned to introduce them since writing the first volumes of OT?


I wanted to ask, isn't Osiris the highest god? And before him was Ra who got old so Osiris took his place?
Does anyone here has more concrete knowledge about this so he clarifies this please?
Not exactly wrong, since Ptah is one of the gods of creation Alongside Amun and many other, Generally to most people Amun is treated as the greatest among gods, Osiris is simply the First Pharaoh of Eqypt, which make people mistaken him from the greatest of Pharaoh to gods.
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I wanted to ask, isn't Osiris the highest god? And before him was Ra who got old so Osiris took his place?
Does anyone here has more concrete knowledge about this so he clarifies this please?
I don't know much about Egyptian mythology so I might be wrong but I think Ptah was one of their primordial gods and the one who created the world in the Memphis version of creation, Ra and Osiris coming later (something like Zeus being king of the gods in Greek mythology but coming after Uranus and Cronus). Of course Egyptian mythology gets a little convoluted with its gods and has several creation myths depending on cities (since each city would push their god to be more important than the rest) so other cities believed the creator god to be Atum, Amun or any of those gods that aren't as well-known in popular culture.
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So... with all the animal heads in Egyptian mythology, do you think Kamachi is going to be sneaking in jackal girls and such?
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It's going to be a monster girl extravaganza. That 'beast girl heroine' from NT2 needs her chance to show up again.
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I remember on history channel something like later they started worshipping the sun god as an 'Almighty' god.
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I remember on history channel something like later they started worshipping the sun god as an 'Almighty' god.
That's partially what I thought at first too.

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Ra and Osiris are more important, but Ptah is considered a creator god. I find it interesting that Kamachi-dono would interpret that as 'highest', though.
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Not exactly wrong, since Ptah is one of the gods of creation Alongside Amun and many other, Generally to most people Amun is treated as the greatest among gods, Osiris is simply the First Pharaoh of Egypt, which make people mistaken him from the greatest of Pharaoh to gods.
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I don't know much about Egyptian mythology so I might be wrong but I think Ptah was one of their primordial gods and the one who created the world in the Memphis version of creation, Ra and Osiris coming later (something like Zeus being king of the gods in Greek mythology but coming after Uranus and Cronus). Of course Egyptian mythology gets a little convoluted with its gods and has several creation myths depending on cities (since each city would push their god to be more important than the rest) so other cities believed the creator god to be Atum, Amun or any of those gods that aren't as well-known in popular culture.
I understand it now Thanks for the explanation everyone

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So... with all the animal heads in Egyptian mythology, do you think Kamachi is going to be sneaking in jackal girls and such?
It's possible, but...
Noooo, I don't want that. I would be angry if Kamachi did that. The jackal god is Anubis. And he is my favorite among Egyptian gods. I don't want him to be turned to a joke... And i won't accept any other gender for HIM. Anubis is male in my mind I would be angry if he becomes a female goddess (like how Odin/Othinus became a female in Toaru). I think the priest who is following Anubis path in Toaru would have to be male
(I mean no offence btw, just expressing my opinion. Sorry if I went too far )
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I remember on history channel something like later they started worshipping the sun god as an 'Almighty' god.
I think that was the 18th Dinasty when they fused together Amun (god of wind) and Ra (god of the sun) into Amun-Ra, making him king of the gods and the national deity of the entire kingdom.
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I think that was the 18th Dinasty when they fused together Amun (god of wind) and Ra (god of the sun) into Amun-Ra, making him king of the gods and the national deity of the entire kingdom.
Ah right. Now that you mention it, I remember I learned this in history class too.
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