To Aru Majutsu no Index III – 01 (First Impressions) – Misfortune and More Misfortune

Here we are, back in Academy City. I remember most of the faces, as well as most of their connections. There’s yet another threat looming as a large and ominous protest by a religious group takes place all the way in Toulouse, France, and the worlds of magic and science seem to be teetering on the precipice of another nasty conflict.

Seemingly in the middle of it all is Kamijou Touma, he of Imagine Breaker—and eternal misfortune—fame. In less than two days he loses his wallet, gets bitten by Index, gets detention for a debate over bunny girls, gets beaned by a Fukiyose fastball, and then yelled at and attacked with lightning by Biribiri.

And all that turns out to be the least of his problems. An old lady who encounters Index later nabs Touma and takes him somewhere secluded at gunpoint. She’s part of Academy City’s governing board, and seems interested in Touma’s ability should the Orthodox Church be using the protests as a booster to “attack the world”, something to which the city would have to respond.

This old lady is then promptly shot by Tsuchimikado, who then whisks Touma off to France via supersonic jet and skydive, where he and Touma will recover a Roman Orthodox magical item called the Document of Constantine. It’s a good thing Tsuchimikado’s stepsister Maika is cooking for Index, because it doesn’t look like Touma will be home for a while…

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Author: magicalchurlsukui

Preston Yamazuka is a staff writer for RABUJOI.

2 thoughts on “To Aru Majutsu no Index III – 01 (First Impressions) – Misfortune and More Misfortune”

  1. I’ve been a fan of the Index anime series for years and have been eagerly awaiting it’s return for years. So I happily sat down to watch this episode and pretty got everything I’ve expected from an ACMI episode, yet didn’t also. Most of the well known tropes us ACMI fans love were given a run and there was a minor information dump near the start for first time viewers. But there were a few things missing I thought. P.A. Works were always good at building tension into Touma’s adventures but this episode lacked a lot of that Touma’s bumbling relations with the opposite sex was always been the central comedy theme for ACMI but in this episode it seems forced in PA Work’s rush to get everything in. I’m putting it down to first episode blues and am looking forward to how the second episode unfolds.

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