TL;DR First Impression
A Certain Scientific Accelerator (Japanese: とある科学の一方通行アクセラレータ Hepburn: Toaru Kagaku no Akuserarēta) is a Japanese manga series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Arata Yamaji, and a spin-off of Kamachi’s A Certain Magical Index light novel series.
At the start of the episode, we see Anti-Skill, Academy City’s police and security forces, response to a break-in. What annoys me, however, is they jabbered expositions while conducting this stealth operation.
We see Accelerator having trouble controlling his power without the aid of a device around his neck. This is explained in a somewhat cumbersome explanation scene that doesn’t do it justice. I would recommend you watch A Certain Magical Index first. We also see Last Order by his side, being adorable as always.
This episode seems self-contain so I am wondering if the rest of the series will be similar. The villains’ motivation in this episode is rather mundane and feel a bit of a stretch.
We see the intro playing at the end of the episode and it is pleasant in your typical rock theme for this series. I rate the intro a 7/10.
I have high hope for this particular series as Accelerator is one, if not the only, character in series that I like. Well, I lie, I also enjoy Last Order antics as she refers to herself in the third person, says Misaka amusingly. Accelerator was first introduced in A Certain Magical Index as a bad guy but evolved to someone who wants to do good, but still maintain his bad-boy facade. After his original story arc in Index, we rarely ever heard from him again other than a few cameos here and there.
I am uncertain if the show will improve as I feel rather indifferent about this episode. It’s a decent episode, just way too many expositions and an unrealistic plot. I was planning to complete the series anyway so I hope it gets better.
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