A Certain Magical Index Season 3 Episodes 6 + 7 Review
Episode 6 brings kind of to a close all the factions fighting for the tweezers, though they do throw out a new name of a new faction at the end and really there was no where near enough of an explanation for all the crazy going on from these people during these episodes or the lack of response from the city as they literally tore it apart. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t full of cool moments, because who doesn’t like a good screw-driver to the ear scene while listening to terrible puns, but it does mean the whole experience seemed relatively empty.
Even the reuniting of Accelerator and Last Order couldn’t really get me excited about what was happening here. Too little context and too little connection to any of the characters and too little care about Aleister and his secret plans, whatever they may be, just leads to all of this just being flash and noise on a screen and if I just switch off I can enjoy it enough but afterwards I just have to wonder why I’m bothering.
Then episode 7 switches us back to Touma and Index and what do you know, he’s being targeted by another Saint from some holy kind of organisation with a long name that I won’t remember, and another organisation is going to protect him. Wait, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this story before.
Anyway, of course the best way to protect Touma is to send the girl in, even though she’s never once actually succeeded at protecting anything and is regularly rescued by Touma. And the best thing that back up crew can think to do is orchestrate a date sequence for them. Shouldn’t they be doing something like actually looking for the crazy guy?
Crazy guy found them and they ceased to be of consequence (assuming anyone ever thought they had any). Then crazy guy proceeds to beat up Touma and toss him off a bridge before telling him to cut off his arm and hand it over before the end of the next day and then he’ll be allowed to live.
What is it with villains doing stupid things like this?
I mean, the guy can’t fight back and you’ve taken out all the back up. Just cut the damn arm off and take it as a trophy. Done. Oh no. Let’s give them a whole day to rest, recover, rally some strength and have a bigger smack down that you are likely to lose.
Idiotic villains. I just want one villain this season that doesn’t suffer from a severe case of stupid.
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GUNSLINGER STRATOS – ARTWORKS AND CHRONICLES FROM 2013 TO 2115
- Episodes 1 + 2 – That Time Something Happened to Kamijou
- Episode 3 – More Jargon More Punching
- Episode 4 – Ditch the Main Cast and Go For A Ride
- Episode 5 – I’m Glad I’m Not The Only One Confused
- Episodes 6 + 7 – A Certain Villainous Laugh and a Meandering Plot Line
- Episode 8 – A Fight Between Saints Should Be Exciting, Right?
- Episode 9 – The Moment You Know The Magic Is Gone
- Episode 10 – Exposition on A Plane With Index and the Terrorist
- Episode 11 – Dropping A Certain Magical Index
4 thoughts on “A Certain Villainous Laugh and Meandering Plot Line”
*What is it with villains doing stupid things like this?*
So. Much. This.
Yes, I’ve definitely had enough this season of stupid villains. As much as I am enjoying Banana Fish, the villains in that are stupid beyond belief. It is almost like they want Ash to kill them.
Index has never had particularly good villains but most of them at least got straight on with the business of killing and didn’t try this, “I’ll give you one day” nonsense. If my computer wasn’t on it, I might have flipped the table.
You know, I’ve heard about this anime for a while–thank you for saving my money! I might have snagged it as a random fill for an online order had you not dissuaded me herein. . .
It’s actually kind of fun to watch (or at least I did have a lot of fun with season 1 – I may have moved on by now which is probably why the faults seem far more obnoxious in season 3 and the positives seem to have nearly disappeared).