Dropping A Certain Magical Index

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A Certain Magical Index Episode 11 Review

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I’ve been saying for awhile that at the mid-season I was going to cut this from my watch list. It ended up happening a bit earlier. While watching episode 11 and being bored senseless as Touma and Index went through their usual ‘I’m hungry’ shtick at the airport before we get introduced to the apparent Queen of England and three Princesses who all look totally appropriate for the role.

A Certain Magical Index Episode 11 Touma and Index

After some more exposition and dialogue we get the usual joke about Touma being broke and then we hit the road to find some terrorists. However, it was at that point that my boredom gave way to annoyance.

A Certain Magical Index Episode 11

They introduce the new terrorists the exact same way we were introduced to other random groups who ended up being of no-consequence earlier in the season. See one of the group talking on a phone before we skip over to another and each one does some sort of look or thing to distinguish themselves and once we’ve had a look at each one get some random comedic misadventure that leads to an encounter between one of the terrorists and Touma. 

A Certain Magical Index Episode 11

Cut over to another one who smugly claims she’s going to succeed and then she’s facing our B team of magicians leading into another action sequence. It was sometime around there I killed the episode. I have no interest in these new characters; I barely have any interest left in the ongoing cast. I find it amazing that I will sooner finish watching Conception than even finish one more episode of this show and I realised that Conception might be bad, trash, and fairly poorly written, but at least it hasn’t managed to bore me as much as Index has this season.

So, no season review of this one because I won’t be finishing out the season.

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Karandi James
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10 thoughts on “Dropping A Certain Magical Index

  1. This makes me a little sad, but I completely understand why you’re dropping the series.

    If you haven’t been having a good time and you’re 11 episodes in, even if a “good arc” is just “a few episodes a way”, you shouldn’t be forced to wait around for the good stuff every week.

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  2. I admire your strength of character (or cringe at your rank masochism). No way I’m watching 11 episodes of a show I’m already talking about dropping by episode 3 or 4. . .

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    1. While this is just my personal opinion, I’d say drop it. It isn’t going to get any better by episode 11. And while I keep getting assured on Twitter that a good arc is just around the corner, I’ve given this more than enough time already.

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    1. Well, I was more or less planning to drop at 13 anyway – I said halfway. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I watch anime because I enjoy it. Even Conception is fun to at least make fun of. This has just become tedious and I’m not interested in giving it anymore of my time.

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