Toaru Majutsu no Index


A Certain Magical Index

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Synonyms: Toaru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku
Japanese: とある魔術の禁書目録
English: A Certain Magical Index
German: A Certain Magical Index
Spanish: A Certain Magical Index
French: A Certain Magical Index
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.351 (scored by 389717389,717 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #227
Members: 818,573
Favorites: 5,552

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Synopsis

Academy City, Japan, is at the forefront of science. Besides being 30 years ahead of the world technologically, more than three-fourths of this peculiar city's population consists of students developing their psychic abilities as espers in various institutions. Among these students is Touma Kamijou, a high school boy with the lowest psychic rank of zero, but with a mysterious power no scientist can understand: "Imagine Breaker," which allows him to negate other supernatural abilities.

This, however, doesn't affect Kamijou's life in the least as he plays his role as a regular teenager; that is, until he meets the strange Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a young girl who has memorized the entirety of the forbidden grimoires, and now a dangerous organization is hunting Index down. With several magicians looking to harm the girl, Kamijou will defend his new companion at all costs as he discovers a strange new realm of the supernatural.

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Background

Toaru Majutsu no Index is the anime adaptation of a series of light novels created in the year 2004 by Kazuma Kamachi, illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, and published by ASCII Media Works. The anime produced by J.C. Staff aired in Japan from October of 2008 to March of 2009 and used the first six light novels as the source material. It was later licensed by Funimation for release in North America and has since produced a second and third season, Toaru Majutsu no Index II and Toaru Majutsu no Index III, as well as an animated movie, Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki.

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1: "PSI-missing" by Mami Kawada (eps 1-14)
2: "masterpiece" by Mami Kawada (eps 15-24)

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Mar 14, 2024
There's this place called Academy City where most folks are students with these cool special powers. Touma's one of them, but his ability is kinda weird – he can cancel out other people's powers. Unfortunately for him, it also means he's a magnet for trouble, always running into mishaps.

Then one day, Index, this church sister, shows up in Touma's life, and turns out she's being chased by magicians. Things get pretty interesting as the story dives into this clash between science and magic. At first, it seems like we're in for this huge, epic plot, but then the show sort of veers off into smaller ...
Feb 22, 2024
Mixed Feelings
NOTE: My verdict is to watch Railgun first (stick with it, it gets really good by the time it gets to Railgun S and T) and then come back and watch this as supplemental bonus material, as Railgun is simply the superior series by far, and by then you'll be invested enough that you can put up with this show's flaws. Either that, or watch Railgun up until the end of S, and then go back, before finishing with Railgun T so that you have full context.

I watched all of "A Certain Scientific Railgun" up to T, before going back and starting this, and I ...
Dec 10, 2022
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The Toaru franchise is more known for its complex terminology and elaborate world building than for its plot. In the story, magic and science are at war all over the world, but the viewer spends the series in a city where most people are teenagers with superpowers who get to have generic adventures. The story sounds great on paper because the author put a lot of work in explaining the various magical and scientific powers that many characters possess. The plot however is as typical as it gets when it comes to light novels. Despite the variety in themes and special abilities the protagonist is ...

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