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
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.351 (scored by 381310381,310 users)
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Ranked: #23862
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Popularity: #220
Members: 798,143
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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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Toaru Majutsu no Index is the anime adaption 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)
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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 ...
Mar 26, 2009
Mixed Feelings
To Aru Majutsu no Index (or TAMI for short) is the very definition of a generic anime. Theres nothing good here but its not necessarily bad. Some characters are likeable and entertaining but that makes up such a small percentage of the enormous cast that its just not worth it. TAMI is about a guy named Touma who lives in a city thats entire purpose is being a school for Espers (see: Psychics) although nobody actually reads minds and its more they all have a certain power. So nobody is psychic at all. Touma discovers a young girl hanging on his balcony whos a magician ...
Feb 2, 2013
"Such misfortune!"

It's somewhat apt that I happened to choose that as the opening quote to this review, because it really does sum up To Aru Majutsu no Index rather nicely - that is, an anime filled with misfortune.

Initially, Index got off to an...interesting start, it wasn't particularly bad, nor was it particularly good either, it was just interesting. We are introduced to our main character Touma, rather interestingly, Touma is not the stereotypical useless protagonist so often seen in shows like Index; don't get me wrong, at his core, he's just a variation on the plain nice guy, but this nice guy also happens to ...

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