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Toaru Majutsu no Index

Alternative Titles

English: A Certain Magical Index
Synonyms: Toaru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku
Japanese: とある魔術の禁書目録


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.751 (scored by 131,054 users)
Ranked: #9242
Popularity: #74
Members: 243,871
Favorites: 3,224
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Kamijou Touma is a student living in Academy City, a highly advanced place in terms of technology. Despite being gauged as a level zero esper (no powers), he possesses on his right hand the Imagine Breaker, an ability that negates any power whatsoever. Touma finds a young girl named Index who is trying to run away from Necessarius, a powerful magic organization that she is member of. Blessed with the skill of memorizing any sort of information, she holds 103,000 forbidden magical books within her head. As science and magic cross paths, Touma must face several dangers amid espers and magicians who appear at the exciting scientific town.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kamijou, Touma
Kamijou, Touma
Abe, Atsushi
Abe, Atsushi
Librorum Prohibitorum, Index
Librorum Prohibitorum, Index
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Misaka, Mikoto
Misaka, Mikoto
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko


Kawase, Kouhei
Kawase, Kouhei
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kawabata, Takashi
Kawabata, Takashi
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/24)

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Opening Theme

#1: "PSI-missing" by Kawada Mami (eps 1-16)
#2: "masterpiece" by Kawada Mami (eps 17-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Rimless ~Fuchinashi no Sekai~「Rimless~フチナシノセカイ~」" by IKU (eps 1-19)
#2: "Chikaigoto ~Sukoshi Dake Mou Ichido~ 「誓い言~スコシだけもう一度~」" by IKU (eps 20-24)

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Mar 13, 2013
*to those who are too lazy to read and just want a quick summary, skip to the final paragraph*

One of the greatest battles that mankind has ever witnessed is the battle between science and religion, a battle that is still being fought today. So just imagine, what will happen if people with supernatural abilities existed and both these sides got hold of people whose special abilities that are nothing short of miraculous? So how exactly does this relate to To Aru Majutsu no Index? Well I suppose a short summary of the story is in order.

Now To Aru Majutsu no Index (which I would just read more
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Nov 10, 2009
"Then would you accompany me to the depth of hell?" - Index

"When magic and science crosses path, what will happen?" is how I would have liked to start this review. However the answer to that would have simply be "nothing" since, although both sides exists in the same place, there were hardly any interaction between them. So instead, I will begin by asking Index what she meant by accompanying her to the depth of hell. She was hardly present for half the show and during the rare occasions when she is in an episode, she gets sidelined and become a minor character with absolutely no read more
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Jun 19, 2015
I decided to watch "A Certain Magical Index" after finishing both Railgun and Railgun S. I just finished watching the series yesterday and I thought it was decent. Not the best anime as people claimed it to be...

Story (7/10)
The story is set in Academy City, a city with a 2.8 million population; 80% of them are students training to become an esper. The story is focused on Touma, who has an ability in his right hand called Imagine Breaker. One day, Touma meets a young English girl named Index who is a nun from Necessarius. Her brain is filled with 103,000 forbidden magical books.
There read more
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Jul 21, 2015
I felt this series shouted to the world that if its overrated, why not give them, viewers, the bestest sound effects, action, world building there ever existed. 'Cause it is overdone. The saving of girls, when even the hero just met them on the street. Word is, if you met this hero, all of this person's problem will be solved, but unfortunately, only to females. It's like the hero is allergic at saving people with similar gender. The creators are quite aware of this, I think, since them character's dialogue includes the stating of this fact like "the hero will save her", or "are you read more
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Both are set in a world that is quite normal on the first look (one is a bit more futuristic though) but involve supernatural occurrences, like magicians or people with abnormal powers.
The atmosphere is quite similar, though the plot of Shakugan no Shana is a lot darker/heavier at the start of the show. 
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It wouldn't be surprising to see 'Strike the Blood' popped up in people's minds if they had previously seen 'Toaru Majutsu no Index'. In terms of superiority, 'Toaru Majutsu no Index' is the master while 'Strike the Blood' is the apprentice in a world filled with various supernatural beings. Both these series demonstrate that with teamwork and perseverance, battles can be won by either single-handedly overpowering your opponents or having support beside you in the most dire of situations.

'Toaru Majutsu no Index' draws upon different perceptions from various characters not to mention multiple main ones who could form a connection with the viewers  read more 
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A boy meets a special girl and finds himself dragged into a world of danger that he previously didn't know existed. Both boys, Touma and Shu, find themselves fighting against an enemy to protect something. Great art, great characters, great music.
Both worlds have a similar feel that draws you in. As they say: "when science and magic meet... They will beat the crap out of you."
Although I'm not sure if there's magic in Guilty Crown yet.  
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Random guy who is kind hearted, meets cute girl in random circumstances. Girl happens to be related to some kind of supernatural power, and thus boy gets thrown into a choatic world of fighting, action, complex strange new principles, etc. 
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Anime: Dantalian no Shoka
Cute little girl = magic book directory; she's in the care of a male who doesn't know much about 'that sort of thing' but accepts his new lifestyle.

The above is the most importiant element of both series's, however the simalarities end there...
Dantalian features the two amins traveling together, meeting unusual people and solving obscure mysteries.
'Index is an action series which features a case of familiar shounen character types. 
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Anime: Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke
One of the main things that makes them similar is a whole super power thing.
In both series we have a girl who can teleportate and a guy who can nullify any of those attacks. 
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