A Certain Magical Index Film Releases Two-Minute Trailer

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 6, 2012 in Anime |

A Certain Magical Index: Endyumion's Miracle

A two-minute trailer for J.C. Staff’s upcoming film, A Certain Magical Index: Endymion’s Miracle, premiered at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival. It’s the first hint at the story of the film, since it is not based on any of the original light novels that the rest of the anime is based on. Instead, the film is based on a new story by Kazuma Kamachi, with new character designs by Kiyotaka Haimura.┬áIn Endymion’s Miracle, Touma and Index find Arisa, a level 0 girl who is on the run from Magicians. It seems she is an important part of an upcoming war between magic and science.

Unfortunately, Endymion’s Miracle seems to follow a common trope for movies based on anime: introduce a cute female character, treat her like a MacGuffin, and have all the characters protect her. It doesn’t mean that this can’t be an entertaining movie, but just like kids movies follow most of the same story beats, I can practically see how this movie will play out based on the premise, because far too many anime movies do this.

Come on, anime studios! I know you can’t get too crazy with your one-off movies for fear of somehow hurting a franchise’s established canon or contradicting canon to come. But think up some different story ideas, because this one has been done to death!

Source: Anime News Network


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