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Toaru Majutsu no Index

Toaru Majutsu no Index

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 133
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 10, 2004 to Oct 10, 2010
Authors: Kamachi, Kazuma (Story), Haimura, Kiyotaka (Art)
Serialization: None

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Score: 8.521 (scored by 4645 users)
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Ranked: #1252
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Popularity: #448
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Synopsis

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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Background

In 2011, Toaru Majutsu no Index got 1st place on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking under the Best Light Novel category.

The series has been published in English as A Certain Magical Index by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since November 18, 2014.

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Jul 1, 2011
Nayrael (All reviews)
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
May 26, 2016
biona001 (All reviews)
This was one of the first light novels I read, which is why I was able to finish it in the first place. I don't really remember the details since I read a while ago, so I'll speak mostly of my impression.

The first 13 volumes of this novel are pretty dull (well, except for sister's arc). The author sets up a magnificent stage where magicians and higher technology coexist, but emphasizes only the magic part until about volume 16 for whatever reason. I'm fine with him writing about what interests him, but personally I find the science side to be much more interesting. He read more
Jun 20, 2016
DarthBob (All reviews)
*There may be some minor spoilers that do not affect the reading experience*

To Aru Majutsu no Index is a fairly typical shounen series - The main character is a rather bland 'hero because it's the right thing to do' archetype, there is very little killing of villains, lots of random female characters and ecchi scenes... the list goes on. But what is it that sets TAMnI apart from the rest of these mediocre shounen titles? The answer to that question is - complexity. The depth of both the plot and the characters are a lot more than what it initially seems like. I'll explain it read more

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