Synonyms: To Aru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku, Toaru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku, To Aru Majutsu no Index, A Certain Magical Index
Published: Apr 1, 2007 to ?
Score: 7.821 (scored by 2186 users)
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fantasy shounen supernatural
SynopsisThe story is set in a world where supernatural powers exist through science, and magic exists through religion.
In the story, Touma Kamijou is an ordinary high school boy with terrible academic scores and a power called Imagine Breaker. Imagine Breaker can defeat any other power, but it also undermines Kamijou's own good luck. His Imagine Breaker's immense strength is literally immeasurable, so hapless Kamijou is listed at the supernatural level of 0. He happens to meet a girl in white hanging off his window balcony. The girl says she is being chased by sorcerers, and Kamijou learns that the girl is a Church of England nun whose memories have been forcibly replaced by Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum — the 103,000 forbidden texts of the Church.
Related MangaAlternative version: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Side story: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator
Since, there wasn't a review written for the particular manga I felt there was one needed. ( be wary this is my first review )
The manga itself is a bit shaky since the English translations aren't up-to-date if you want to watch or read more watch the anime online, or read the light novels at baka-tsuski.
Now to the review,
The story is wonderful, it includes your average MC and is a great pick for those of you who like characters who are really dull when it comes to 'love'. It also adds the drama elements not strong enough to tear up about, but enough to make me think and sit about it the next day. Although there has been a debate on religion, which really doesn't affect me negatively or positively, since I'm an atheist ( please don't rant it's just fiction ).
Aw yes, the art hmm.. Not much to say about it, it does have it's eye-candy, but the action-sequences are average (not saying that I dis-like fights), great detail on backgrounds, but none-the-less from what you'd expect from an average manga.
The characters, there are TONS of them, but all of them seem to have enough background story for them to fit in the actual story, each one of them have their own little thing which makes them difference. Gotta love that tsundere character ( yes, I am a big tsundere fan so go ToumaXMisaki ).
Ahh, for me it was a 8/10 because to be honest, I watched the anime first, and decided on burning time, by reading the manga, which had made me fall in love all over again. It might not be the same for everyone but sure did affect me. But, it was a bit bland for me considering I had already knew what was going to happen since I watched the anime. :P
Guess, I gotta sum everything up I guess, it really is a wonderful story check it out yourself.
( I'm free to any constructive criticism since this is my first review, second time announcing ). read more
Both series deal with two guys who end up in magical situations by accident, one has a magic power of it's own tho', and one.. not. They get in to all kinds of situations involving magic and other powers, fights or just nonsense, both shows deal with a great amount of action, to both, there's also a side of comedy, drama and a bit of romance.
The main characters are similar in that they have the same power. Although there isn't as much comedy - they face similar situations.
Toru is born into a world where powers are normal, and he is isolated because he has no power.
Touma lives in a city where powers are normal, but not quite the majority. He has no 'power' per se, only a strange, unexplainable ability called "Imagine Breaker".
They're both really good.
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