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To Aru Majutsu no Index Light Novels Get TV Anime

posted on 2008-06-03 22:16 EDT
Fantasy world where science, religion, supernatural powers, magic co-exist

The promotional sleeve wrapper on the 16th volume of Kazuma Kamachi's Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magic Index) light novels has announced that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit. The story is set in a world where supernatural powers exist through science, and magic exists through religion.

In the story, Tōma Kamijō is an ordinary high school boy with terrible academic scores and a power called Imagine Breaker. Imagine Breaker can defeat any other power, but it also undermines Kamijō's own good luck. His Imagine Breaker's immense strength is literally immeasurable, so hapless Kamijō is listed at the supernatural level of 0. He happens to meet a girl in white hanging off his window balcony. The girl says she is being chased by sorcerers, and Kamijō learns that the girl is a Church of England nun whose memories have been forcibly replaced by Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum — the 103,000 forbidden texts of the Church.

The publisher MediaWorks launched the series in 2004 as Kamachi's debut work with illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura. The story has already been adapted into a manga by Chūya Kogino in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine. There is also a spinoff manga called Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun) by Motoi Fuyukawa in MediaWorks' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine.

Source: Moon Phase Comments


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