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Anime Review: 'A Certain Magical Index'

By January 8, 2013

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Magic ... or science? Oh, heck, why not both? That's one of the many, many premises of A Certain Magical Index (compare prices), a new anime series where sorcery and technology have met head-on in mortal combat in "Academy City."

The Index of the title is the name of one of the characters -- a young novitiate who is the living embodiment of hundreds of thousands of magical tomes, and thus imbued with the sort of power that everyone wants a piece of.

Her unlikely companion is a student of Academy City, Kamijou Touma, unremarkable in every way ... except for his right hand, with which he can cancel out any magical or supernatural power. Together, Index and Touma find themselves at the center of a power struggle to control not only them, but many others with powers even wilder than their own.

Read our review of the first season of this series, and sound off below with your own take as well.

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