To Aru Majutsu – First Impressions

I’ll say right here this show has the best OP of the season so far. Along with the powers involved in the show gives off a kind of Shana feel. At the very least the song is great and the images going along with it give a very good feeling for the series overall. If the rest of the show follows through like this one should make it easy to make a post every few weeks about it.

The male lead for this one is the lord of bad luck Touma. No really the guys hand has the ability to cancel out powerful abilities and affect his luck by contact with the air. So unfortunately for him he ends up stepping on phones, debit cards, and in the OP slipping on a can. He’s a pretty strong male lead so far with confidence in his ability though complains about his bad luck quite often. He is a nice guy as well going out of his way to try and save some delinquents who were messing with the wrong girl. Sadly it didn’t go well and they started chasing after him. Though this girl who we find out later to be named Mikoto took care of them anyways. A person with electrical abilities and knows how to fire off a coin following the rail gun principle. Since Touma could negate her ability she ends up following him around in this episode and that could continue through the series.

Index, as the heroine for this series was a pretty unique character. Found by Touma hanging off the railing and apparently can eat food that’s gone bad. Possessing 103,000 grimoires has apparently made her a pretty big target. A pretty strange personality being comical at one moment, but able to show a serious side as well. Clearly the girl has been through some tough situations after being chased for who knows how long. Though by the end of this episode it’s pretty clear that Touma is going to get dragged into it.

Some pretty funny moments overall made this easy to watch. The effect of Touma’s right hand on Index’s clothes is pretty funny in itself. Does a good job of mixing the comedy with the serious moments that come up in this episode. Looks like this will be a solid series for people to watch.

2 thoughts on “To Aru Majutsu – First Impressions”

  1. Best OP? Did you check Clannad After Story’s? THAT is the best OP. Ever.
    As for the anime, to me it didn’t say much, probably because it isn’t my type.

  2. First off let me say that the animation is really good. I’d probably watch it for that reason alone. The fact that the characters and plot seem interesting makes it even more worthwhile.

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