To Aru Majutsu no Index: A plotless loli story
Random fact: The background runes are the same from the LOTR books
As many of you already know, To Aru Majustu no Index ended this week. I am pretty disappointed with this show mostly because in 24 episodes I fell that nothing happened.
Nothing happened? How the hell is that possible? you say. Well it’s mostly fault of not having a consistent plot, instead of it we just had several small story arcs, where Touma had to same some random girl from some bad guy.
Although I have nothing against this type of storytelling, they shouldn’t make a whole show like this, it felt as if there was no story development at all, we just watched Touma save the day countless times. The show supposedly should revolve around Index and the magic books that she memorized but she was just marginalized to a comic relief side characters.
The only things that kept me watching this show was the “magic vs science vs religion” setting and the cute and somewhat interesting but nevertheless shallow characters. Although I must admit I love Biribiri.
I also have to complain about the villains, probably the biggest failure in the character department, most of them had extremely weak and stupid motivations, specially the alchemist and the golem woman.
You Sir, fail
I would rate this show show 6/10, it was not that bad but It would greatly improve if it had a plot, but of course I will change my opinion if this show was just setting up for a 2nd season which was heavily hinted at the end of the final episode.
It was also announced a Biribiri side story which will serve as prequel of Index . I honestly hope that is better than the main story.
As a reward for having finished reading this post, here’s a bit of Biribiri fanservice