News A Certain Magical Index x Virtual-On Crossover Novel Announced (Updated)
posted on 2016-03-10 00:45 EST
Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko imprint plans to publish a Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennō Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On (A Certain Magical Index x Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: A Certain Magical Virtual-On) novel on May 10. As the title indicates, this brand-new story is a "miraculous collaboration of the legendary arcade game and Magical Index!" A Certain Magical Index light novelist Kazuma Kamachi is writing the novel, and Virtual-On designer Hajime Katoki is illustrating.
Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index light novel series has inspired two TV anime series, a 2013 anime film, and multiple manga adaptations. The A Certain Scientific Railgun spinoff manga has also inspired two TV anime adaptations and an OVA.
Yen Press is releasing the original light novel series in English, and Funimation has released all of the anime adaptations in North America outside of the A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the A Certain Scientific Railgun manga and the A Certain Scientific Accelerator manga in English, and Yen Press is releasing the A Certain Magical Index manga in English.
Sega's Cyber Troopers Virtual-On robot fighting game franchise debuted in Japanese and American arcades in 1996. The most recent game in the franchise, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz, shipped on PlayStation 2 in 2003 and debuted on the PLAYSTATION Network in 2013.
Update: Added preview image for novel from Kamachi's official website.
[Via Hachima Kikō]
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