A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index
A Certain Magical Index

English Title: A Certain Magical Index
Japanese Title: とある魔術の禁書目録 — Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu
Author: Kazuma Kamachi — 鎌池 和馬
Illustrator: Kiyotaka Haimura — 灰村 キヨタカ
Translator: Andrew Prowse, Yoshito Hinton
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Original Run: April 2004 – October 2010
English Run: November 2014 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 22 (plus 3 side story novels, and ongoing sequel New Testament: Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Volumes in English: 21 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $12 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8

Synopsis: A certain unlikely hero… Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable… Sure he’s a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou’s been classified a Level Zero–a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that’s more trouble than it’s worth. When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she’s a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he’s eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named “Index” at the center! Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!

Volume 1
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Released November 18, 2014 — ISBN-13: 978-0316339124

Volume 2
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Released February 24, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316259422

Volume 3
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Released May 19, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316340540

Volume 4
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Released August 18, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316340564

Volume 5
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Released November 17, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316340595

Volume 6
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Released February 23, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316340601

Volume 7
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Released May 24, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316272230

Volume 8
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Released August 23, 2016– ISBN-13: 978-0316359924

Volume 9
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Released November 15, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316359962

Volume 10
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Released February 21, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316359986

Volume 11
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Released May 23, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316360005

Volume 12
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Released August 22, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316360029

Volume 13
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Released November 14, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316442671

Volume 14
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Released February 27, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316442701

Volume 15
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Released May 22, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316442725

Volume 16
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Released August 21, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316442749

Volume 17
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Released November 13, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316474542

Volume 18
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Released February 19, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-0316474566

Volume 19
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Released June 18, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975357566

Volume 20
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Released October 1, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975331245

Volume 21
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Released December 17, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975331269

Volume 22
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Releasing March 24, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975331283

– A Certain Magical Index SS –

English Title: A Certain Magical Index SS
Japanese Title: とある魔術の禁書目録 — Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu
Author: Kazuma Kamachi — 鎌池 和馬
Illustrator: Kiyotaka Haimura — 灰村 キヨタカ
Translator: TBA
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Original Run: 2007 – 2008
English Run: TBA – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 2 (Complete)
Volumes in English: 1 (In Progress)

Kamijou Touma faces his roughest challenge yet-a classroom hot pot party! Meanwhile in London, the women’s dorm in a base of magicians may never see another day as wild as this one. And in the underbelly of Academy City, Accelerator stumbles upon someone who has been waiting for him all this time…? Here begins the supplementary SS series of A Certain Magical Index!

Originally published in Japan during the serialization of A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Magical Index SS was the first spin-off of the popular light novel series. The side stories featured in A Certain Magical Index SS are led by fan favorite characters such as Touma, Hamazura and Accelerator. 

Volume 1
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Anime Adaptation

MAL Entry — 74 episodes — Aired October 2008 – March 2009, October 2010 – April 2011, October 2018 – April 2019
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Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 22 of the light novel series

Related Anime: A Certain Scientific RailgunMAL Entry — 48 episodes — Aired October 2009 – March 2010, April 2013 – September 2013
Related Anime: A Certain Scientific AcceleratorMAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired July 2019 – September 2019

Related Manga

1) A Certain Magical IndexMAL Entry — Published April 2007 – ongoing (English releases by Yen Press)
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2) A Certain Scientific RailgunMAL Entry — Published February 2007 – ongoing (English releases by Seven Seas)
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3) A Certain Scientific AcceleratorMAL Entry — Published December 2013 – ongoing (English releases by Seven Seas)
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