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Toaru Majutsu no Index

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.781 (scored by 112456 users)
Ranked: #8622
Popularity: #68
Members: 204,259
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Spin-off: Toaru Majutsu no Index Specials
Side story: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
Sequel: Toaru Majutsu no Index II
Character: Toaru Majutsu no Index 10th Anniversary PV

Characters & Voice Actors

Kamijou, Touma
Kamijou, Touma
Abe, Atsushi
Abe, Atsushi
Solusod, Micah
Solusod, Micah
Librorum Prohibitorum, Index
Librorum Prohibitorum, Index
Rial, Monica
Rial, Monica
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Jeong, Jae Heon
Jeong, Jae Heon
MISAKA 10032
MISAKA 10032
Karbowski, Brittney
Karbowski, Brittney
Sasaki, Nozomi
Sasaki, Nozomi


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

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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 20, 2013
Ever since people started thinking, gathering in groups and building villages and cities, there was always the one question that some people asked themselves and even though most people probably didn't really care in the first place, they later started asking the same questions. It was a matter of time until that question was raised. "What are we?", "Where do we come from?", "Why are we on earth?", are the ones I am talking about and one answer became popular quickly: God! Religion was founded in the early days and while having it hard at first, the religion that in the end came out on 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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Apr 21, 2009
Toaru Majutsu no Index starts off strong, but quickly fizzles out. I, like many others, was intrigued by the fantastic world described in the first few episodes, a world where everybody has a superpower, as well as the mystery surrounding the title character. Sadly, the series fails to deliver a single solid story past the first arc and stumbles blindly onward to a barely sub-par ending.

The anime actually had me hooked at the first few minutes of the first episode. The character of Touma, who inexplicably possesses the power to nullify any supernatural force with his right hand (and also seems to attract misfortune, something 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.
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 with only a few encounters. There aren't a lot of your so-called typical harem and comedy which is one of the standouts of this series and that alone gives it a certain quality as to how 'Toaru Majutsu no Index' should be remembered. Adding to the clean and exciting quality battles throughout the series, this is the icing on the cake.

'Strike the Blood' focuses a lot of their appeal on the girls fanservice mixture and place their chips solely on a single male character powerhouse. The mild and short battles lacks appeal every now and then due to the fact that it is devoting a lot on the harem nature which is a make or break situation because in that one instant you will either like them or hate them, disliking fanservice is technically a killer right here.
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.
-Protagonist is considered "weak", but is actually really strong
-Both deal with magic and science
-Mahouka is like Majutsu no Index but with more explanations about how magic works
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.
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.

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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