A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index
Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel cover vol. 1.jpg
Cover of light novel volume 1 featuring Index.
とある魔術の禁書目録 (インデックス)
(Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu)
GenreAction, science fantasy[1]
Created byKazuma Kamachi
Light novel
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byKiyotaka Haimura
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
ImprintDengeki Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runApril 10, 2004October 10, 2010
Volumes22
Manga
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byChuya Kogino
Published bySquare Enix
English publisher
Yen Press
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Gangan
DemographicShōnen
Original runApril 12, 2007 – present
Volumes25
Light novel
A Certain Magical Index SS
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byKiyotaka Haimura
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
Yen Press
ImprintDengeki Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runJuly 10, 2007November 10, 2008
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Nishikiori
Produced byKazuma Miki
Nobuhiro Nakayama
Satoshi Fujita
Yasutaka Kimura
Written byMasanao Akahoshi (I-II)
Hiroyuki Yoshino (III)
Music byMaiko Iuchi
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, Teletama, Chiba TV, MBS, tvk, CBC
English network
Original run October 4, 2008 April 5, 2019
Episodes74
Game
DeveloperKadokawa Games
PublisherASCII Media Works
GenreFighting game
PlatformPlayStation Portable
Released
  • JP: January 27, 2011
Light novel
New Testament: A Certain Magical Index
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byKiyotaka Haimura
Published byASCII Media Works
ImprintDengeki Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runMarch 10, 2011July 10, 2019
Volumes23
Light novel
A Certain Magical Index SP
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byKiyotaka Haimura
Published byASCII Media Works
ImprintDengeki Bunko
DemographicMale
PublishedAugust 10, 2011
Volumes1
Game
Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Ensemble
DeveloperBanpresto, Guyzware
PublisherNamco Bandai Games
GenreVisual novel
PlatformPlayStation Portable
Released
  • JP: February 21, 2013
Manga
Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byRyōsuke Asakura
Published bySquare Enix
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Gangan
DemographicShōnen
Original runFebruary 12, 2013October 12, 2013
Volumes2
Light novel
A Certain Magical Virtual On
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byKiyotaka Haimura
Hajime Katoki
Published byASCII Media Works
ImprintDengeki Bunko
DemographicMale
PublishedMay 10, 2016
Game
A Certain Magical Virtual On
DeveloperSega AM3
PublisherSega
GenreAction
PlatformPlayStation 4
Released
  • JP: February 15, 2018
Game
A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest
DeveloperSquare Enix
PublisherSquare Enix
GenreAction role-playing
PlatformAndroid, iOS
Released
  • JP: July 4, 2019
Light novel
Genesis Testament: A Certain Magical Index
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byKiyotaka Haimura
Published byASCII Media Works
ImprintDengeki Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runFebruary 7, 2020 – present
Volumes4
Other

A Certain Magical Index (Japanese: とある魔術の禁書目録 (インデックス), Hepburn: Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu)[a] is a Japanese light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, which has been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint since April 2004. The plot is set in a world where supernatural abilities exist. The light novels focus on Toma Kamijo, a young high school student in Academy City who has an unusual ability, as he encounters an English nun named Index. His ability and relationship with Index proves dangerous to other sorcerers and Espers who want to discover the secrets behind him and Index, as well as the city.

Yen Press have licensed the novels in North America. A manga adaptation by Chuya Kogino began serialization in Monthly Shōnen Gangan from May 2007. J.C.Staff produced two 24-episode anime series between 2008 and 2011. An animated film was released in February 2013. The anime adaptations are licensed in North America by Funimation. A 26-episode third season aired between 2018 and 2019, licensed by Funimation. The side-story manga series, A Certain Scientific Railgun, began serialization in Dengeki Daioh in February 2007. A second side-story manga series, A Certain Scientific Accelerator, began serialization in Dengeki Daioh in December 2013.

  1. ^ Legulalp, Serdar (March 3, 2014). "A Certain Magical Index: Season One - A review of the fantasy / action anime series in English courtesy of FUNimation". About.com Anime. About.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.


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