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View Poll Results: To Aru Majutsu no Index II - Episode 5 Rating
Perfect 10 50 47.17%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 24 22.64%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 15 14.15%
7 out of 10 : Good 11 10.38%
6 out of 10 : Average 3 2.83%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 0.94%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 0.94%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 0.94%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2010-11-07, 00:27   Link #101
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yap. Next episode is about railgun girls - saten.
who knows she migth make a cameo.
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Old 2010-11-07, 01:03   Link #102
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^ who knows. I actually like saten most out of the railgun girls but if she would really appear. Then the next episode should have shown her barging in the branch.
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Old 2010-11-07, 01:16   Link #103
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Lol, I've been waiting for someone to ask that.

The short version is just that, whatever form of damage she does to the staff would be dealt to her enemy. But as you can see there are timing, distance and positions to consider.

The long version is that it uses [Idol Theory] principles, similar to the map of Japan which created 47 portals that didn't exist before. The Lotus Staff represents The five elements— fire, wind, water, earth, and ether. And since everything is created from the five elements, when she mixes Idol Theory the 'staff' becomes like that map, whatever action she does to it would affect the real thing.
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I wonder if you know that in modern Western magic, there are five elements— fire, wind, water, earth, and ether— that have their own symbolic weapons. A ‘stick’ represents fire, a ‘dagger’ represents wind, a ‘cup’ represents water, and a ‘round table’ represents earth: these are the so-called elemental weapons.”

“And this staff in my hands is the ‘lotus staff’ that represents ether. It has a very interesting characteristic: it can change into a weapon of the other elements.”

“Everything is created from the five elements. By mixing this with the ‘Idol Theory’, what will be the result? Didn’t that magical library explain the map magic of Ino Tadataka? It’s the same idea, but that magic links the ‘map’ with the ‘landscape’. However, this five-element staff represents everything; in other words, it can cause everything to be suitable for this rule- like, say, air itself…!”
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Old 2010-11-07, 01:27   Link #104
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episode 5 is the best index episode so far. I loved everything with the action and falcon puncing. I guess Touma has no qualms beating up little girls. Next episode looks like Railgun coming back. FFF-YEAH!!!
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Old 2010-11-07, 03:06   Link #105
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BAH !!! She deserved every loose molar she received
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Old 2010-11-07, 04:03   Link #106
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Upper-cutt loli in the face!!!

Dmg: OVER 9000!!!!

I wonder what was in that note for touma? Hahaha my imagination is running wild.
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Old 2010-11-07, 04:06   Link #107
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^ see the LN Volume 7 epilogue - it has the first few sentences at least before Kanzaki took the note away.
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Old 2010-11-07, 05:48   Link #108
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Meh. There's barely anything. Only some thing like - "Since you're still asleep, I'll leave this message -" Cut off. That's nothing.
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Old 2010-11-07, 07:00   Link #109
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I did not like this arc much at all. Maybe my love for the first season holding me back. I look forward to next episode.
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Old 2010-11-07, 08:16   Link #110
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Guess Touma ain't got a problem punching "helpless" little girl.
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Old 2010-11-07, 08:41   Link #111
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after awakening? but

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Old 2010-11-07, 10:23   Link #112
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Nope, Laura didn't know that Orsula didn't have the right answer, she said so herself.

Orsula thought she had the answer to solve the Book of the Law because her formula yielded results, only that she didn't realize it was a false positive. Index said that the reason why the Book of the Law was such a nightmare was because there are hundreds of ways to decipher it, and they all would give a different answer.

Kanzaki came into the picture only when Amakusa was involved later on.
Oh god that is so much worse then. So nobody thought to actually test to see if that was the correct way to decipher the book especially when they know how easy it is to get it wrong? These are a bunch of rocket scientists here. Jesus that would be the first thing to do.
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Old 2010-11-07, 10:27   Link #113
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ending with another weak defeat strong, situation-turning fight...

the nuns suddenly moved like zombies, could not even break a wooden door with their superior numbers or magic...

if i have that magic stick on Agnese's hand, i will make sure Touma not able to stand again...

the Amakusa gang suddenly did well and did not mess up after joining side with Touma...

does the hospital scene indicate Kanzaki fell for Touma?

considering to drop this show
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Old 2010-11-07, 10:52   Link #114
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Oh god that is so much worse then. So nobody thought to actually test to see if that was the correct way to decipher the book especially when they know how easy it is to get it wrong? These are a bunch of rocket scientists here. Jesus that would be the first thing to do.
I don't think everyone knew there were hundreds of ways to decipher the book,
and I'd assume people only knew Orsola had a deciphering method but didn't know what kind of method that was.
As the book is said to be quite dangerous so any attempt at deciphering could be fatal, it was probably more convenient for Agnese to get rid of Orsola.
Also, maybe it's too much of a hassle to test the method. Index is an exception to that since she's got a pretty damn huge harddrive up there.
And what are people going to do if they found out the method was correct?

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considering to drop this show
A new arc will start coming episode (2 episodes only). There'll be one new character, focus on the scientific side and Kuroko = Railgun cast.
As I previously said, this arc wasn't the best one imo, but things should get more interesting now.
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Old 2010-11-07, 11:37   Link #115
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I can't say that this arc was that good either, kinda dumb to see hundreds of nuns losing to like 20 people, makes them look pathefic. And a lot of them have far superior weapons then those fromgood side.

Well at least I enjoyed their creepy moments, especially with the door. And it was nice to hear Touko's voice again.

And yay! Kuroko centred episoe next friday! Can't wait, I've missed her.
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Old 2010-11-07, 17:13   Link #116
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Oh god that is so much worse then. So nobody thought to actually test to see if that was the correct way to decipher the book especially when they know how easy it is to get it wrong? These are a bunch of rocket scientists here. Jesus that would be the first thing to do.

Do you even remember why they're having this conflict in the first place? The Rome Catholic Church DOES NOT want the book to be deciphered at all. The Book with the power to 'End the age of Christianity' is not something you want to test it out first and so Orsula was never given that chance, she just high tailed out of there the first chance she gets.
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Old 2010-11-07, 19:29   Link #117
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Do you even remember why they're having this conflict in the first place? The Rome Catholic Church DOES NOT want the book to be deciphered at all. The Book with the power to 'End the age of Christianity' is not something you want to test it out first and so Orsula was never given that chance, she just high tailed out of there the first chance she gets.
But it seems relatively well-known how difficult it is decipher and they just take her on faith. It's absolutely absurd. That's like me saying I know where Osama bin Laden is and the government sending troops to protect me and terrorists would try to kill me. That's such a glaring and stupid loophole. It also seems you can test it out as they were about to do it in the church.

It also seems somebody could have had acces to previous decryption techniques and noted it was a fraud.
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Old 2010-11-07, 19:34   Link #118
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But it seems relatively well-known how difficult it is decipher and they just take her on faith. It's absolutely absurd. That's like me saying I know where Osama bin Laden is and the government sending troops to protect me and terrorists would try to kill me. That's such a glaring and stupid loophole. It also seems you can test it out as they were about to do it in the church.
It was difficult to decipher, but I don't think they knew why. I mean, did you know that the Book of the Law had hundreds of ways to decode? I don't think that part is common knowledge, Index had to go through all of them to figure out that it's impossible.

They were going to test it out in the church because they were at the end of their line, it's the last resort not that they really want to.

They can't just wing it because this particular grimoire is extremely well known to be dangerous, it's the same if figuring out how to activate a nuclear bomb, are you sure you want to 'try it' ?
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Old 2010-11-07, 19:48   Link #119
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Ugh... glad that arc is over.

Not well depicted how pressed our heroes were, forcing them into a pinch. The not constantly attacking the door was lame too. I mean all they needed was some background noises.

I didn't even care too much for the Touma Agnese fight. At least not until I decided to dub her "Evil Louise". ("Explosion!" Boom! Fist to the face Evil Louise the Zero).

The last few minutes showing how manipulative the Anglican church leader was was a pretty good twist.

It seems to me they are trying for a shades of grey morality debate where no side is good or bad. But the kicking Orosla scene in the last episode really didn't work with that. Nor Evil Louise being so crazy during the fight.

I saw a good concept here this arc, but extremely bad execution.
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Old 2010-11-07, 20:38   Link #120
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It was difficult to decipher, but I don't think they knew why. I mean, did you know that the Book of the Law had hundreds of ways to decode? I don't think that part is common knowledge, Index had to go through all of them to figure out that it's impossible.

They were going to test it out in the church because they were at the end of their line, it's the last resort not that they really want to.

They can't just wing it because this particular grimoire is extremely well known to be dangerous, it's the same if figuring out how to activate a nuclear bomb, are you sure you want to 'try it' ?
They tried nukes before using it(on Japan) in a controlled environment. I mean you're about to kill someone off and you're not even sure if it works. I mean Index tried the exact same method so someone knew it didn't work.
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