A Certain Magical Index

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4.0
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  • 16 out of 19 people found this review helpful:
    Not as good as Railgun but still Good
    This is the show that started it all. True its not as good as its spin off, Railgun, but it still has its moments.The main characters are sometimes eclipsed by the side characters. Which is the reason for the spin off. Overall its a pretty decent anime. Just because its not a good as Railgun does not mean this is not a 5. It is capable of standing on its own. The second season is where this anime ...
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  • 11 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Magic Meets Pseudo-Science
    A fun action comedy that most anime fans should enjoy. It is about a girl (Index) who has memorized thousands of prohibited magical books and has escaped from the Church of England. She is found and protected by the main character (Touma) who has the ability to neutralize any magic or ability with his right arm. Set in an academic city of "Science" (Mostly telekinetic type superpowers), magic is ...
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  • 7 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Not as good as the 2nd season but still fantastic.
    While i personally enjoyed the 2nd season more this first season was still a treat to watch, especially the sisters arc which was tolled and explored better in railgun but index 1 is still a great entrance way into the a certain franchise. Probably my biggest problem with this show is the rehashing of plot elements which does stop towards the end of index 2. While index 2 and railgun are better ...
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  • 7 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    A very enjoyable watch
    I would normally give this anime 4 stars, but I feel like some of the others are being a little unfair in their reviews. I've never seen railgun, so I went into this anime without any sort of preexisting bias. I'm only on episode 12, but have found it highly enjoyable so far: it definitely stands on its own as an anime.
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  • 8 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Despite common opinion I prefer this over Railgun
    Despite the not so interesting plot and overall storyline I honestly prefer this over Railgun. Railgun kind of feels like a filler series to me but I suppose it's because I watched this first. Index is annoying but I like Toma and I like Misaka's character in this series because of the interactions she has with Toma. I wouldn't go as far as to give it a 5/5 but it definitely isn't that bad and the ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    A Certain Magical TouMAN
    Touma is a just man, he fights for equality, true equality. He doesn't care whether you are a man or a woman, whether you're young or elderly, whether you're an edgy teen or an absolute thot. Touma is the hero we need but not the one we deserve.

    TOUMA PUNCH MAGIC OUT OF MAGIC MAN.
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A decent show that is worth a look
    A Certain Magical Index takes place in a world where supernatural abilities are commonplace. The world is divided between science and magic. The protagonist lives in Academy City where students are trained to scientifically develop latent abilities and become espers. Each esper has a single ability (like teleportation) and a corresponding level indicating how powerful that ability is. The ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    This anime has a unique view of magic
    Unlike other anime, A Certain Magical Index focuses on the collision between two worlds. A magical one and a one based on science, with Toma in the middle experiencing new obstacles every few episodes. This, and his relationship with his classmates make this anime really entertaining to watch.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Underrated in in the western world
    I am a big fan of this series but I find that it's not popular at all in the western world especially in English speaking countries, such a shame but i hope it will get better with this new season because it debuted 10 years ago so people probably don't know anything about it since if you're not popular enough before 2010, you don't exist in the anime world.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    cant compete with the novels but still great
    Toaru majutsu no index is an adaptation of a novel. complete with good humor lovable characters and a brilliant world. the story takes place in a dystopian city of academy city.

    a kid considered to be powerless by the city despite welding the power to negate almost all powers our first protagonist touma takes us on a fantastic adventure with incredible heros and villians, as well as those ...
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