Yōko Hikasa, Ayane Sakura, Sachika Misawa Join A Certain Magical Index Cast
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The official Twitter account for the Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) anime franchise confirmed three new cast members for the upcoming anime film adaptation. The new cast additions were announced during Sunday's Aki no Saiten 2012 event by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint.
Yōko Hikasa (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero's Myuu, Is This a Zombie?'s Seraphim) will play Shattoaura Sekuwentsia, a leader of an Academy City peace-keeping force. Ayane Sakura (Kokoro Connect's Anzu Kiriyama) will play Redirii Tangururōdo, a girl crucial to the story even though details about her have not been revealed yet. Finally, Sachika Misawa (Accel World's Kuroyukihime) will play Arisa Meigo, a level 0 girl with whom Kamijo and Index have a fateful encounter.
Kazuma Kamachi, author of the original novels, is writing an entirely new story for the film. Just before the completion of the Academy City space elevator "Endymion," the main characters Kamijo and Index run into Arisa. The Magicians are after Arisa, and they attack Academy City. Shattoaura leads an Academy City unit against the attack. Kamijyo and Index learn from Stiyl that Arisa is key to a brewing war between the sides of Magic and Science.
The first Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series inspired two television anime series, as well as A Certain Scientific Railgun manga that inspired its own anime franchise. Funimation licensed the first Index series and the Railgun anime, while Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the Railgun manga.
The film is slated to open on February 23, 2013.