Sunday, November 30, 2014
Toaeru Majutsu no Index is another one of those anime that tends to follow along standard magical high school anime. However, this anime differs radically in that the high school setting isn't magical at all but one derived by science. Basically, where most magical high school settings deal with dragons or mages or vampires, this one deals with espers, people who've gained powers through science. Despite it's somewhat cliche'd setting, the story is actually highly entertaining.
If this story had one weak point, then it would have to be the utterly ridiculous amount of random monologues and speeches. I'm being serious here. You think anime like Bleach, Fairy Tail and Naruto are filled to the brim with cheesy speeches? Just watch this thing. I mean, my god, I have yet to watch a single episode where Touma isn't giving some speech about protecting others and how harming people out of greed is wrong. It's like the dude's only purpose is to spill corny one-liners and then punch whichever villain he's fighting in the face.
If I had to rate this story, I'd give it an 8/10 because of how enjoyable it was. It's not the best anime out there, and the story isn't the most original. But it has more originality than some and was enjoyable to watch. For those who love action, comedy, ecchi and a little romance mixed in with a high school setting, this is definitely something you'd probably like.