The song’s name is God Only Knows. What a fitting name for the anime of it’s origination? Of course, someone planned it that way and they use the “God only knows…” portion of the song during the true OP. Youtube offers a special full version that will no doubt be deleted eventually.
Seriously, the best part is the flowing repetition of “God only knows”. While being in English, sometimes the words are hard to make out. That gives it the illusion of being regular japanese music — it’s not. It’s special.
A few more words on The Golden Age: the main character erases some of his memories. While doing so, everyone tells him that it is simply better to forget them and not bother to pursue them. The song speaks of increasing one’s abilities, exploring possibilities and satisfying curiosities. That is exactly what the main character’s desire is and I found the song quite fitting with the book. Ultimately, it does better with this book than the anime it belongs too.
It’s certainly been a long time since the last long post I wrote about Index 2. Any episode, essentially, with Misaka Mikoto is worth writing about though.
Misaka and Touma are in this sports tournament which of course the entire city participates in. While the parents are meeting, Touma is devising a way to get to the inner spark of Biribiri. The bargain is that if her school wins, he has to do anything she wants him to do, and if his school wins, then she must do anything he wants. I recall that they’re only one year apart, that Touma is in high school while Biribiri is in the last year of middle school. Sounds like a great match.
Maybe what I really want is more Railgun and less Index. Yeah, that’s actually what I want.
After all the time Touma spent with Index, you’d think this kind of situation would hardly phase him.
And the other stuff
When I wrote this post, there was only one summary. I can think of only one thing: obvious magic is obvious, in that case. I mean, if the lying from the first series, the lies about Index’s memories, weren’t enough to tip everyone off that the Catholic Church is a liar, I’m not sure what else anyone could do to get the point across.