Sunday, April 10, 2011

[Ended] Toaru Majutsu no Index II: Still not Over yet

While we have seen some important building block for the overarching storyline, two seasons have gone by, we are not anywhere close in figuring out what's the ultimate central plot. Although each arc within the story is almost completely self-contained, in my opinion, so far the story really haven't had a clear or good cut-off point. Meaning it would probably be far more effective and efficient if they had made this into an ongoing long series instead of this however many segmented short seasons they're planning to have. At this point, it literally starts to feel like they're doing so just to bank some more cash before it's finally run out of juice.

On the positive side, we saw a couple of big building block for the potential overarching plot, and more and more  people from behind the scenes start to make appearances. It does feel like we're getting closer and closer on reaching the main event. On top of that, the plot is also getting more and more explosive. But I hope we don't get into the ultimate power up problem where we eventually become desensitized about their power level which renders the final fight completely wimpy even though it is as explosive as ever.

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 90 (Interesting)
Comedy: 95 (Getting a little old, but still somewhat funny)
Action: 87 (Explosive)
Art/Animation: 91 (Well done)
Sound/Music: 88 (I'd say season one's theme song is better)
Character: 88 (More and more)
Plot: 87 (Getting more interesting)
Ending: 70 (A pretty rough cutoff)

Re-watch value: 60 - Maybe You'll catch more details?

Overall: 88 - Still Good, but I was expecting more

Recommendation: If you've watched season one, you are probably gonna watch this second series, the third, the fourth, and so on. But I think everybody would have a threshold on how long he or she is willing to follow an empty promise of a highly dramatic showdown before finally giving up.

1 comment:

yoekix said...

i wonder why i watch this. i don't like it, downloaded every weeks new ep only to be disappointed.