Goodbye for now Touma and your amazing harem.
Wow! This series flew by so damn fast! I can remember the first time I blogged this show on Metanorn, this has been a fun series to review and follow for all the readers here! I will always remember this show for being my first real show, not that Yosuga no Sora wasn’t real… just not my style of anime. Not much going on for me, other than finishing one through six of the Kara no Kyoukai movies! Had to get the OSTs for them and damn so good as our Overlord Kyokai would tell you many times! Well, now it’s time for the final review of Index II.
Plot this episode picks up with Awaki fighting off Ritoku and Accelerator ends up fighting him shortly after. Touma bumps into Mikoto’s mom after she was being hunted by Skill Outs; Touma saves Misuzu and Accelerator and finally agrees to join GROUP.
Awaki starts the party off with a bang!
Awaki- “Why do you fight?” Ritoku-“Because I didn’t get any hugs as a child”
During the fight with Ritoku, he thinks he finished her off for good; he even finds her flashlight all smashed up and bloody. She is a pro level-five of course and as I expected she lives. Ritoku then tries his luck with Accelerator using a chaff grenade. Ah yes the chaff grenade, made famous in Metal Gear Solid games.
Ritoku- “Hey, Accelerator, I found you a present”
Accelerator- “HELL YA WHAT IS IT?!”
Accelerator- “DUDE, WHAT THE HELL! Glitter? ”
Rest in peace, side villain number 99!
Accelerator manages to get a shot and uses the air to remove the chaff grenade particles away. He kills Ritoku and meets up with Awaki, who ends up helping him with the fight. He walks off afterwards and finds a drunk Misuzu looking for the Dangai University database center. Oh, and some hilarious events between Accelerator and Misuzu happen too!
She has that look in her eyes! Run, Accelerator, or you really will become Last Order’s dad!
Accele-mones (from pheromones) capturing every size of Misaka one at a time
Before Misuzu makes out with Accelerator, he gets her a taxi and soon after Touma helps her out too only to be tackled by her! And of course Index gets jealous over this. That is until she calls Misuzu old! Yes, it works all the time in anime. Touma points her in the right direction and leaves her, while Accelerator gets a call from GROUP’s leader and refuses an order to assist Skill-Outs to kill Misuzu.
Misuzu- “Wooo hooo! Two young guys tonight! Damn it, foiled again by the loli”
Yes, Accelerator sees Touma and gets a blast from the past!
Misuzu’s big mission is to obtain an important report from the database center; she is there to help the children leave Academy City before the war breaks out. Skill-Outs hates this idea and they attempt to take her out for good. That is until Touma arrives to lend a hand or fist if there’s a need. Accelerator ends up helping Touma without him knowing it though, but before he has a clean getaway; he gets jumped by Shiage Hamazura a member of Skill-Outs, who looks like a blond version of Touma!
Touma did you turn into a Super Sayjin?!
Sneaking mission failure! You should have packed a cardboard box.
Accelerator “helping” Touma here by popping some caps into the filler guys.
After this, Touma goes on a punching rampage hitting everything… even children.
And like any other closing of arc in Index, Touma goes to his favorite location: The Academy City hospital. I swear he should just ask to live there. We then get to catch up with Mikoto, Uiharu and Kuroko! Poor girls, I am hoping you get more screen time with Railgun season two if it gets made. Index does her usual get angry and skull rapes Touma with her teeth! Ouch, brain damage brother! The episode wraps up with Accelerator doing a slow walk with the other GROUP members, as he finally agrees to join and help them out.
Uiharu-“No, this is not reused animation, just look into my eyes…”
Goodbye side characters! See you around.
SKULL RAPE by Index… Poor Touma! This is how we remember you.
GROUP! TRANSFORM AND ROLLOUT!
Falling out of your shirt there, Misuzu, not that I am complaining.
Mikoto- “Damn it! No texts from mom about Touma”
Trifecta of Mikoto, Last Order and Misuzu COMPLETE! Last Order needs to meet Misuzu T_T
Fine, quit your bitching, you will be in the extra section too! Now go eat till season three.
First half of this was great as I was happy to see more Awaki and Accelerator get some fights in before the series ended. The fights themselves were weak, nothing that amazing, but still entertaining. It was good to see Awaki not holding a grudge against Accelerator for knocking her lights out. I just about died when Misuzu met up with Accelerator and Touma! She probably will stalk both of them hardcore now. Of course, she was pretty trashed as I can see her clinging to just about anyone; watch out Tsuchimikado and Stiyl… watch out! You might be next in her list.
Touma does what he always does best, save the day and get the girl! Well, he didn’t punch Misuzu so no Harem slot for her. Then again does she really need permission? Hahaha. I can see Mikoto’s face now all mad and sparking with lightning if she ever saw this. Once again Index doesn’t do jack this episode but provides nasty faces and skull rapes Touma’s brain. But strangely, I always laugh at those scenes when Index is in revenge mode; I guess she does provide some comic relief there.
As for the last bit, I don’t really know why Touma went to the hospital; did he really get that badly hurt? Or that’s simply the Academy City’s way of hiding him from being found out by Judgment or Anti-skill? Either way, arc ends and Touma visits the ER even for a paper cut. I liked the ending shots of all the other characters doing their daily things; I know I repeated this a few times, but J.C. Staff, give us more Railgun and less Touma doing the punchy punch thing!
Overall this series had plenty of highs and just about the same amount of lows. They did improve Index’s background, giving her plenty of magic themed episodes, which most people hate because they want more of the science versus science arcs. I don’t mind either or both are fine for me. I was really excited to see Last Order and Accelerator getting more screen time this seasonas I prefer Accelerator arcs over Touma themed ones. So, to wrap it up, even if you hate Touma’s guts and can’t stand Index herself, you should at least check out a few of the science themed arcs or read the manga and light novel! Hopefully, a third season will gives us more story and huge progressions for all the characters and please put Saten in there!