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View Poll Results: To Aru Majutsu no Index II - Episode 3 Rating
Perfect 10 23 23.47%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 21 21.43%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 21 21.43%
7 out of 10 : Good 21 21.43%
6 out of 10 : Average 9 9.18%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 1.02%
4 out of 10 : Poor 2 2.04%
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 2010-10-28, 23:23   Link #141
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But isn't Baka-tsuki a text-only recap of the visual novel? I visited that place a couple times, hoping they had actual scans, but it seemed as if they didn't. Am I mistaken?
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:24   Link #142
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There is no such visual novel of Index, only Light Novels which are text-only with a few scans which are also found on baka-tsuki.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:34   Link #143
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Facepalm.

I meant light novels, excuse me. So the light novels are almost like real textbooks with a few pictures here and there?
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:37   Link #144
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LIght novels are just what they say- thin books that read like a novel. If you're looking for the graphic novel- well- it's a little hard because they skip over certain parts, and the chapters are released slowly.

The Light Novels are the original material, so if you really want to understand the Index verse, I suggest you read the light novels.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:45   Link #145
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I never knew that the Japanese operated in such a way. Me and my American generalizations only assumed anything even remotely related to anime-style characters had a manga, anime, or game devoted to them as their basis of knowledge; not an actual text novel.

I learned something new today. So this Baka-tsuki place has the translations for most of the novels?
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:50   Link #146
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I don't think 'most' is appropriate enough, but 'many' should be better. Just check out the baka-tsuki site, click on the Index novel on the left menu bar and see for yourself.
The second season basically starts off with Vol. 7 so it would be okay to go from there.

I personally was never a fan of text-only (well, there are illustrations here and there but not enough to play a major role) material, but Index changed my view because it is just too interesting to pass on.

And if you're unsure about the amount of the translated material, people are actively working on the translation so progress will be there.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:51   Link #147
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I never knew that the Japanese operated in such a way. Me and my American generalizations only assumed anything even remotely related to anime-style characters had a manga, anime, or game devoted to them as their basis of knowledge; not an actual text novel.

I learned something new today. So this Baka-tsuki place has the translations for most of the novels?
Glad to hear you learned something new! There are quite a few series that started off as light novels, like Haruhi Suzumiya, Spice and Wolf, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes- You'd be surprised at just how many manga and anime are based off of them.

Yes, baka-tsuki is the place. There you will dive deep into the world of Index covered nowhere else- especially in descriptions on how the world works, etc.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:52   Link #148
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I think this conversation has strayed from the intended route of the thread, so I'll take my next comment to the light novel discussion.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:54   Link #149
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Probably a good idea.
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Old 2010-10-29, 05:31   Link #150
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Kanzaki is the former leader of Amakusa.
Yes I got that but why does wanting to help Kanzaki = get a hold of Orsola?
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Old 2010-10-29, 05:46   Link #151
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Yes I got that but why does wanting to help Kanzaki = get a hold of Orsola?
Not get a hold, it's been revealed that they actually wanted to rescue Orsola from the Roman Catholics already.
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Old 2010-10-29, 07:09   Link #152
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Amakusa appears to follow a certain principle of helping others, which Kaori becoming the beacon of that principle.
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Old 2010-10-29, 07:53   Link #153
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Yes I got that but why does wanting to help Kanzaki = get a hold of Orsola?
Orsula approached them for help to escape the Rome Catholic Church, but after awhile she began to suspect them believing that there's nobody in the world who would help someone without wanting something in return. Over time her suspicion that the Amakusa is really after the power of the Book of the Law grew strong until she couldn't trust them which lead to her escaping.

Which led to what Saiji said (something that Touma will continue to emphasize) and that is they don't need a reason to save someone. They chose to save Orsula because she came to them for help and not because they want anything in return, and because it was what Kanzaki would have wanted. They're doing this to respect her.
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Old 2010-10-29, 16:35   Link #154
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OK, makes sense now. Thanks guys.
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