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View Poll Results: To Aru Majutsu no Index III - Episode 1 Rating
Perfect 10 6 18.18%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 9 27.27%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 7 21.21%
7 out of 10 : Good 3 9.09%
6 out of 10 : Average 4 12.12%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 2 6.06%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 3.03%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 1 3.03%
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Old 2018-10-04, 21:39   Link #1
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Old 2018-10-05, 08:25   Link #2
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That was great~
Holy crap, it's been way too long! The episode was a surprisingly solid adaptation of OT14 Chapter 1 and they even kept the skydiving scene!

OP was also fantastic (with best girl being best) and ED was solid.
District 22 was glorious. The Hamazura bits were glorious.
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Old 2018-10-05, 08:32   Link #3
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It's been long since season II.

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Old 2018-10-05, 08:34   Link #4
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Hot damn that OP was the best one yet.

First episode was a bit more fillery than expected and there were a few choices which half took away from the seriousness of some scenes.

All in all, it was a reintroduction episode with some over-reliance on some old slapstick elements and the plot tacked on at the end when the pacing started to ramp up.

I can see the adaptation choices clearly but its not too much of an issue right now; the Episode ended in an alright spot but all explanations were removed so have fun following the plot, anime onlys.

I can't believe the OP was that good!
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Old 2018-10-05, 08:41   Link #5
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I still remember how badly they animated action scene in Index when compared to Railgun. Let see if there are any improvement
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Old 2018-10-05, 08:44   Link #6
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Wow, it's been so long....

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Pretty solid start. I heard the show will be 26 episodes long.
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Old 2018-10-05, 11:26   Link #7
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Haven't gotten my hands on the episode yet, so I'll primarily express my thoughts on the OP: As I'd thought, the instrumentals unfortunately overtake the vocals enough that the lyrics are difficult to hear and remember, making them less memorable than previous OPs IMO even if the song itself isn't bad.

As for the animation itself, it's unfortunately very jarring. I know it's meant to indicate a heavy change of pace from the previous arcs and openings, but the way it's done is overly aggressive and doesn't sit well with the artstyle, either. Barring the fact that the overall organisation makes some scenes look confusing (opening part with Mikoto apparently attacking Touma when it should be just some display of their alertness, or the abnormal camera movement between
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making it impossible to figure out what the hell is going on and where...

Also, I'm gonna be honest and say I despise the cheap harem bait at the end that doesn't even make sense from a perspective point of view. Itsuwa clings onto Touma's arm for him to turn around to reveal Mikoto and then turns around again to reveal Index, only to turn around some MORE and then there's only Index at a completely different place than where they were previously at on the bridge...

And it's unfortunately a lot of character exposition when it's not going around spazzing out between scenes with the incomprehensible camera work...

Time to wait for the actual episode now. It's gonna be fun....
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Old 2018-10-05, 13:35   Link #8
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This is fucking terrible. Opening is as bad as I thought. In fact, I'd call it the most forgettable song in Raildex history with a nonsensical montage of character shots and absolutely no flow. The rotoscoping was jarring if not awful.
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Old 2018-10-05, 13:49   Link #9
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I had to watch it raw since I couldn't take it anymore lol.

It was okay, I guess. I'm just a bit disappointed they decided to cut out Fukiyose and Touma's baseball game, but it's understandable since some things definitely had to be cut out if they wanted to end the episode where it did.

Anyway, I'm satisfied with the pacing so far. I don't know how future episodes will go and, honestly, I'm still skeptical of whether they'll be able to do the arcs justice. Either way, I'll be sticking with this one 'til the end no matter how bad it gets since I waited too long for this .
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Old 2018-10-05, 14:33   Link #10
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And here we go, episode 1.

The Opening wasn't that good to be honest, as others mentioned before, pretty forgettable. As for the animation, while is like the usual quality I can say that I expected something better after all this time.

Now regarding the pacing, I don't have any problems with it to be honest. We got a recap made by Touma then we jumped stright into the usual life in Academy City, yes there are parts missing but is understandable when they need to fit a lot of material in this new season. Overall it was okay, nothing remarkable.
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Old 2018-10-05, 16:35   Link #11
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I caved and watched a raw. I like the opening. It is of course a step down from Sees Vision, but I like it more then the first season II OP.

The first episode ended right where I thought it would so I was fine with how they paced this episode. The I was thinking that they would have the Terra/Aqua prologue in, but it looks like that was cut so Index could get some screen time. I guess the staff really wanted to have her in the first episode and she wouldn't have been in the show for a while otherwise.
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Old 2018-10-05, 17:32   Link #12
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Hot damn that OP was the best one yet.

First episode was a bit more fillery than expected and there were a few choices which half took away from the seriousness of some scenes.

All in all, it was a reintroduction episode with some over-reliance on some old slapstick elements and the plot tacked on at the end when the pacing started to ramp up.

I can see the adaptation choices clearly but its not too much of an issue right now; the Episode ended in an alright spot but all explanations were removed so have fun following the plot, anime onlys.

I can't believe the OP was that good!
The ending was alright, almost lazy even, lol, but the opening was incredible, definitely the best one yet. Am very satisfied overall. I thought it was a great episode. I am so hyped for what we're going to be getting. They managed to get through a lot in the first episode so not bad. It was basically what I was expecting, but am glad for some of the filler tbh. I liked how they basically tried to cram as many people back onto the screen as possible for episode 1. I'm in this for the ost and the animation and so far I'm impressed. It's not perfect, but it's way better than what we had before, so I'm veeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrry happy.

And to be honest, I thought that the anime explained it as well as they possibly could have assuming they weren't going to go into detail. The details are there, you just have to figure them out.
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I really disliked the opening, seemed very generic. Especially the song. But Index never had any good openings imo. Railgun always had the superior ones.
The ending on the other hand was at least somewhat unique not super original but I liked it.

Episode itself was nice, certainly more interesting than the other seasons so far.
Just wish the random panty shots would stop, makes me seriously consider the age of the author sometimes....I guess it's an anime thing...sigh (please kill this trope already)

Good episode.
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I thought both series were equal .
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I thought both series were equal .
Eh, I wouldn't say so at all. Railgun definitely has better openings. Fripside...
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Eh, I wouldn't say so at all. Railgun definitely has better openings. Fripside...
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And in 11 posts, just about the OP alone, this thread clearly displays why I never rely on what others say about something before watching it for myself.
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...Wha...? This series still exists? Did Index's voice change? Man, you can really feel time has passed with the characters' voices...
Hmm... What to do? There are so many anime this day maybe I'll just avoid the series until Saten-san and Railgun comes back.


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And yeah, the OP is very forgettable.
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Actually, I'm kinda surprised Index still sounds the same after all these years.
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Having seen the OP myself now, I’d need to get used to that first part, but the main part of the song (the part used in the trailers) is awesome.

And I love that last part of the OP video; Itsuwa is mega-adorable, and Mikoto and Index are like “ANOTHER ONE?!?!
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