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Toaru Majutsu no Index (Novel)

Toaru Majutsu no Index

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Novel
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 133
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 10, 2004 to Oct 10, 2010
Authors: Kamachi, Kazuma (Story), Haimura, Kiyotaka (Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Bunko Magazine


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Set in a city of not only scientifically advanced superhuman students, but in a world where magic is also real. Kamijyo Touma's right hand, the Imagine Breaker, will negate all magic, psychic, or divine powers, as well as his own luck. One day he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony railing. She turns out to be a nun from the Church of England, and her mind has been implanted with the Index Librorum Prohibitorum—all the magical texts the Church has removed from circulation.

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Alternative version: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Sequel: Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
Side story: Toaru Majutsu no Index SP, Toaru Majutsu no Index SS, Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Tokubetsu Hennyuu Shiken Hen, Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Norse Mythology, Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki, Toaru Majutsu no Index: Road to Endymion, Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Love Letter Soudatsusen
Spin-off: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator, Toaru Nichijou no Index-san
Other: Toaru Majutsu no Indekkuchu, 4-koma Koushiki Anthology: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun x Toaru Majutsu no Index, Dengeki Bunkoyomi
Adaptation: Toaru Majutsu no Index, Toaru Majutsu no Index II
Character: Toaru Majutsu no Heavy na Zashiki Warashi ga Kantan na Satsujinki no Konkatsu Jijou


Hamazura, Shiage
Kamijou, Touma
Librorum Prohibitorum, Index
 Misaka Worst
Misaka Worst
 Knight Leader
Knight Leader

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Jul 1, 2011
STORY: story of To Aru Majutsu no Index is long and complex. While at first it will look like every volume is a completely different story with little to no relations to another, later on all plot threads will slowly be put together and you will be surprised just how far into the future the writer planned certain plot threads.
Also, expect a lot of Scientific Exposition and Religious (especially Christian) symbolism.

ART: with this being a Light Novel, there is not much to say about the art tough most of illustrations are pleasant to the eye.

CHARACTERS: there are many characters in TAMNI, ranging from overpowered Espers read more
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- Protagonists from both novels are considered weak (both Tatsuya and Touma) by their respective society(Tatsuya for being unable to use magic properly and Touma for being unable to display any Esper power).And despite being weak, both of them possess unusual ability.
-Magic and Science. But TAMNI seratates them, MKNR unites them.
-Academy. It's a school life i mean.
-Harem. The protagonist somewhat becomes so popular.
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And by extension shinyaku as well, both written by Kamachi, both have heros fighting against incredible odds to bring smiles to other people's face and both series have villins that are so powerful they can never be truly defeated or thwarted.
I find Kazuma Kamachi's and Ryohgo Narita's styles to be very similar and they're both extremely good. Both series also have a huge cast of characters and each volume does well to make sure that all the cast gets some focus. The main characters differ from volume to volume.
I find Kazuma Kamachi's and Ryohgo Narita's styles to be very similar and they're both extremely good. Both series also have a huge cast of characters and each volume does well to make sure that all the cast gets some focus. The main characters differ from volume to volume.
Both medium of work involves the concept of espers, beings who are capable of performing supernatural feats through their abilities. The main characters from both series gets involved with events that tests their abilities to their limits.

And as both stories progresses, theories and evolutions progresses involving experimentations. The main characters faces off against powerful adversaries while also discovering more about their own potentials.

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