Archive for the 'To Aru Majutsu no Index' Category

21
Jun
11

Misaka Figma Review

I finally got my Misaka Figma in the mail today! Went through a bit of trouble to get this one, since it’s only sold on Dengeki’s Online store Degekiya.The figma is more or less exactly like the Mikoto Figma save for the accessoreis, different faces, and the modification to the hair so it can house the trademark goggles of “Radio Noise”. I’m really glad to have one of these figmas, especially since there were only 20,000 made. They’ve even included a nice disctinction for each figure via a sticker on the bottom of the stand:

Since I’m still in the middle of learning Japanese I’m not too sure of the meaning other than the fact that the top says Radio Noise (In Katakana with the Kanji underneath it) and I’m fairly certain the Kanji in the lower right corner is a number. If anyone’s willing to translate the meaning of the sticker and the information regarding it on picture below, it would help out a lot.

Now I have some news regarding this that may interest some of you. During my quest to get the figma I’ve purchased it via two sites to ensure I got one since both of them didn’t give me a guarantee that I’d get it. As it turns out I got a figma from both sites so I have 2 Misaka figmas! One’s enough for me and I’d like to get some money back from the other one so I’m selling it. Not sure if eBay is really the best way anymore since they tax you now from what I hear. In any case if anyone is interested in buying the figma let me know. I’d like to sell it for $100 + shipping if possible. I’d like a fellow Misaka fan to give her a good home! If there’s any takers leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you via e-mail. I’m doing this as a last resort before I go onto eBay to sell her. I’m hoping I can do this person to person via PayPal.

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29
Mar
11

Maid Mikoto PVC Figure ~ A Must Have For the Maid and Mikoto Fanatics Alike!

Checked my e-mail from J-List and what do I find? Merciful God, they made a maid PVC figure of Misaka Mikoto! The beauty! The temptation! Being the maid and Mikoto fan that I am this is surely a tempting buy. But $127!? Gaaaah, this is agonizing. Why do you know what to put in your newsletters J-List!??!!?? Man and the dollar is especially weak to the yen these days so that’s a little more money to spend……and if that weren’t enough, there’s Maid Kuroko to accompany her! If you buy one you have to buy the other! Japan is going to bankrupt me, but I suppose they could really use the money right now.

11
Oct
10

To Aru Majutsu no Index II – Ep. 1

So  they started off with a short story about a magician that wanted to use of the grimoires in Index to cure someone he cared about whose afflicted with a curse. It was a decent episode to start off with as it gives a short recap of what happened previously and reintroduces Toma and his right hand, and Index with all those grimoires in her head. there was only one thing of note though this episode, and that’s dere dere Mikoto!!,/a>
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She just showed up briefly after Toma bumped into her; with no other purpose than to just make an appearance. But even so, it was one of the highlights of the episode for me! I mean how often do you get to see Mikoto all dere dere like that?!? Ahhhhh, just remembering it makes me feel all warm inside!

In any case, next episode seems to start the arc with the Amakusa Catholics. Which means, either next episode or the one after we’ll get to see Itsuwa!!! Can’t wait for that!

That said, let’s review the new opening and ending songs!

Opening: “No Buts!” by Mami Kawada

I really like the song, it’s just what you expect from Mami Kawada! It’s got that “pumped” feeling to it; like Shakugan no Shana Second op “Joint”. They’re really putting in lots of images from the Amakusa arc in too, but my only complaint about that is not enough Itsuwa!! I do love the images of Oriana Thomson and Mikoto’s mom in the opening though. Makes me pretty sure a few people will add those 2 characters to the To Aru Majutsu no Index doujinshi repertoire. So I expect to see them in the next Comiket doujinshi batch. That aside, there was a lot of Toma x Index implications in the opening (At least I feel that way) with the saving grace being Mikoto running to get in between the two towards the end.

Ending: “Magic∞world” by Maon Kurosaki

The song itself isn’t bad; I’ve never hear a Mano Kurosaki song before, so this one is my first. It’s a good song, but nothing stands out to me. The images they use feel a little cliched and remind me of the 2nd ending for season 1 “the whole walking down the street thing”. Not to say I dislike it; it just doesn’t wow me.

06
Oct
10

To Aru Majutsu no Index PSP game Pre-orders Up!!

If you don’t know why I’m excited that the pre-orders for the To Aru Majutsu no Index PSP game, then you are obviously unfamiliar with the “Limited Edition” package that comes with a Misaka Mikoto figma!!!

Look at that figma! It already got me to pre-order it, and you just know it’s gonna be up on eBay for about as much the limited edition anyway! Besides, it’s a fighting game and the PSP’s regionless. So I’m not at too much of a loss for pre-ordering this game. If anyone else with a loose sense responsibility with there money is so inclined, join me and pre-order the game at Play-Asia or wherver you go to get your import game fix!

05
Oct
10

To Aru Majutsu no Index G’s Coverage

The October issue of Dengeki G’s Magazine is out, and we’re treated to a Mikoto cover! Courtesy of the fact To Aru Majutsu no Index comes back in October for a second season!!! This issue we get some peeks at the second season, and we also see some scenes from the To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA!

What peaked my interest was the announcement of the Shirai Kuroko figma! Unfortunately, you can only get it in the limited edition release of the To Aru Kagaku no Railgun. I was prepared to buy the To Aru Majutsu no Index game to get the Mikoto figma, but I believe the rationalization for that went along the lines of “It’s a fighting game, fighting games are universal! So it’s not really much of a waste to buy the limited edition! Plus Mikoto figma!!” My brain’s being a little more rational as it seems the Railgun game looks a lot more text-based. Plus, I really want Mikoto; don’t get it wrong, I’d like to get Kuroko too. I’m just more invested in Mikoto right now. So aside from all, I just want to say that I’m really looking forward to the second season of To Aru Majutsu no Index this week! I’ll be counting the days till Itsuwa’s television debut! Just a reminder, the To Aru Majutsu no Index game comes out January and the To Aru Kagaku no Railgun game comes out April-ish I believe. Hopefully I’ll be in  a good spot financially to buy both! On that note, I hope I learn enough Japanese (at least kanji) to appreciate the To Aru Kagaku no Railgun game. Oddly enough in terms of audio I know enough to get through your typical high school galge game-based anime. Think I watch like a lot of those; probably because of the To Heart franchise.


06
Sep
10

To Aru Majutsu no Index Season 2 peeks

Just got my October issue of Dengeki G’s magazine in, and I was really excited to see coverage on the upcoming new season of “To Aru Majutsu no Index”!!

Judging from some of the images we have coverage on Volume 7 of the light novels, and my personal favorite Volume 9 aka the sports festival story arc!

The only question that’s on my mind is whether a certain story that happens after the events of Sports Festival will make it to air during second season. From what I’m seeing though there’s 2 arcs shown in the image and from what I remember they cover 5-6 arcs last season, so it has to make it!! In the same issue there’s some coverage on the upcoming To Aru Majutsu no Index fighting game. I’ll go over that briefly a little later.

22
Mar
09

To Aru Majutsu no Index Ep. 24(Final)

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