Toaru Majutsu no Index
A Certain Magical Index
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Toaru Majutsu no Index

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Synonyms: To Aru Majutsu no Kinsho Mokuroku
Japanese: とある魔術の禁書目録
English: A Certain Magical Index
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Volumes: 22
Chapters: 133
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 10, 2004 to Oct 10, 2010
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Super Power Super Power
Serialization: None
Authors: Kamachi, Kazuma (Story), Haimura, Kiyotaka (Art)


Score: 8.381 (scored by 1007010,070 users)
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Ranked: #2332
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Popularity: #576
Members: 30,754
Favorites: 1,822


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Volumes: /22
Chapters: /133


Despite 80% of its 2.3 million population being students, Academy City is far more advanced than any other nation worldwide. Its residents awaken something akin to a supernatural ability inside them, which is then ranked from Level 0 to 5. Along the lines lies Touma Kamijou, a powerless Level 0 esper. While his abilities are recognized as useless, he possesses a mysterious phenomenon known as "Imagine Breaker," which allows his right hand to nullify any supernatural powers upon coming in contact with them. Despite that, he claims to have rotten luck due to the misfortunes that frequently happen to him.

One day, a girl calling herself Index Librorum Prohibitorum mysteriously lands on Touma's balcony and explains to him that she is being hunted down by magicians. This leads the powerless boy to discover a whole new world—one where magic exists. With Touma facing the problems that arise from both the scientific and magical sides of the world, how will he resolve them?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


As a series, Toaru Majutsu no Index has appeared numerous times in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! rankings under the best light novel category; 1st in 2011, 2nd in 2012/13, 3rd in 2014, 4th in 2015, 7th in 2016, 3rd in 2017, and 9th in 2019.

The series was published in English as A Certain Magical Index by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint from November 18, 2014 to March 24, 2020.



Mar 21, 2023
Kazuma Kamachi's first job is not a perfect job, there is no doubt about that. His pacing is somewhat erratic and many of his story arcs could easily be separate stories, were it not for the recurring characters. And speaking of characters, this series has an incredibly high number of characters, but many may disappear to not be mentioned in another 5-10 volumes in the future (Index, for example, when his name is in the title, sometimes he just appears for a brief scene and then forget). However, if everything were bad, I would not be writing about this story, especially that little by little ...
Dec 27, 2022
INTRODUCTION: I will hold on to avoid as many spoilers as possible

Okay, this is my first review written for a light novel, so be a little kind if I end up wavering and getting lost in the subject, okay? (As I am a complete amateur, I will use terms that can be a little subjective, but know that everyone stands out from the main series as a whole, like ... Toaru or Index. Of course, there will be moments that I really want to talk about to toaru series as a whole, or the Index character, but I believe that will be obvious when ...
Jun 20, 2016
*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 ...

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