Anime & Manga News

Movie of 'Toaru Majutsu no Index' to be Released in February

by ap19
Jun 7, 2012 6:47 PM | 65 Comments
According to Otanews, the movie of Toaru Majutsu no Index, previously announced here, was confirmed to be released in February 2013. The movie will consist of a completely original story written and illustrated by the original author, Kazuma Kamachi.

key visual of new characters (drawn by original illustrator, Kiyotaka Haimura)

Synopsis
Endymion: the space elevator of Academy City. On the day of its anticipated completion, Touma and Index encounter Alisa Meigo, a Level 0 girl. Index and Alisa become friends through the inscrutable bond of "ravenous eating". The three were hanging around after school, when suddenly Stiyl and another magic-side being come assaulting them, their target being Alisa. Why is Alisa, who is also on the magic side, being targeted? Having encountered a full-throttle attack from the magic side, Academy City enacts the deployment of the discipline maintenance squad led by the female leader, Shut-Aura. As the turmoil surrounding Touma, Index, and Alisa continues to worsen, Stiyl says, "That girl there may just cause war between the magic side and the science side." When magic and science cross paths, at Endymion the story unfolds!

Cast (no VA changes have been made)
Touma Kamijou - Atsushi Abe
Index - Yuka Iguchi
Mikoto Misaka - Rina Satou
Kaori Kanzaki - Shizuka Itou
Stiyl=Magnus - Kishou Taniyama
Aisa Himegami - Mamiko Noto
Motoharu Tsuchimikado - Anri Katsu
Pierce Aogami - Yoshihisa Kawahara
Komoe Tsukuyomi - Kimiko Koyama
Kuroki Shirai - Satomi Arai
Kazari Uiharu - Aki Toyosaki
New characters TBA

Staff
Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori (from TV series)
Original Story Concept, Composition: Kazuma Kamachi (original author)
Script: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Macross Frontier)
Character Design: Tanaka Yuuichi (from TV series)
Mecha Design: Mika Akitaka (Gundam 0083, Nadesico)
Art Director: Tomonori Kuroda (from TV series)
Color Design: Tomomi Andou (from TV series)
Director of Photography: Shingo Fukuyo (from TV series)
CG: Sanjigen (Black Rock Shooter)
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama (from TV series)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Shakugan no Shana, AKB0048)
Music: Maiko Iuchi / I've sound (both from TV series)
Animation: J.C.STAFF

Source: Otanews (Japanese)


In addition, an official site for a new Toaru Majutsu no Index game was opened, announcing a collaboration between Bandai Namco Games and Guyzware. Both Toaru Majutsu no Index and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun have had PSP game adaptations in the past, the former being a 3D battle action game created by Shade and the latter being a 3D adventure novel game released by Ascii Media Works.

Guyzware has made PSP adaptations for Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai and Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, and they are also currently developing a game for Accel World, to be released on the PS3 and PSP.

More information will be made available on volume 521 of Dengeki Playstation, to be released on June 28, 2012.

Source: Yaraon (Japanese), Official Site (Japanese)

Note: All translations of names made in this article are temporary and subject to revision upon official updates.

20 of 65 Comments Recent Comments

this is so non canon it hurts XD

but it might be good we will see

Oct 23, 2012 12:11 PM by hazerddex

Damn.

Where's my Last Order? =/ (and with her, comes the package of Accelerator.)

Oct 7, 2012 7:08 AM by rainbowcakes

GOOD! Very GOOD NEWS! Now.......PLEASE COME SEASON 3! Index forever <333

Aug 29, 2012 1:29 PM by Gaiking

All of this Biribiri/Accelerator debate is pointless - what really matters is HIMEGAMI AISA 6TH BILLING!

22+4 novels, 2+7 side stories, 24x2 episodes + 4 specials and she's finally a main character again!

Jul 21, 2012 7:11 PM by CallMeIshmael

I can't wait to see the movie I hope that the movie will based on the novel.....
I read it and it was really great!!

Jul 10, 2012 10:00 AM by xdhakspy

Zero-94 said:
Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.

Implying Accelerator is one of the three main protagonists of the series (and my favorite anime character of all time)... Mikoto is just another part of the harem but an important character nonetheless. I admit I'm kinda annoyed by the people going "NEED MOAR BIRIBIRI, KUROKOxMISAKA YURI PLZZZZ!!11" as well, but whatever, let's just PLEASE not drag the Index vs. Railgun topics to every single thread about the series. We have enough of those already, and they all are full of childish idiots.

IMO both Accelerator and Misaka should definitely appear in this movie, especially since it's the first Index movie and both of them are obviously important characters to the whole series. Of course, Accelerator is on the dark side of the Academy City so it would be natural for him not to appear, depending on the movie's setting.

PS. To all of those Accelerator and Biribiri maniacs... MOAR HAMAZURA PLOX


Oh yes I like both Misaka and Accel and I know they're important, it's some of their fans and such that that bothers me, the reason being what Ragix said

And yes More Hamazura

Jul 10, 2012 9:53 AM by Kenju

Got to love these guys. Watches a anime that revolves around Touma and Index mainly at first then goes on to complain that they aren't going to watch it or even drop the score of the movie because the "secondaries" aren't starring in it. WHEN THE MOVIE ISN'T EVEN GOING TO BE OUT FOR MONTHS! Good job judging a movie without even seeing so much as a real trailer for it.

All I'm hoping for is a good original story, animation, art(Basically the works!) with some good women beater Touma action. lolol
It's been awhile since I've watched it and I'm really hoping that if all goes well with this movie we'll be getting a Toaru Majutsu no Index season 3.

Jul 10, 2012 3:10 AM by Ragix

Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.

Implying Accelerator is one of the three main protagonists of the series (and my favorite anime character of all time)... Mikoto is just another part of the harem but an important character nonetheless. I admit I'm kinda annoyed by the people going "NEED MOAR BIRIBIRI, KUROKOxMISAKA YURI PLZZZZ!!11" as well, but whatever, let's just PLEASE not drag the Index vs. Railgun topics to every single thread about the series. We have enough of those already, and they all are full of childish idiots.

IMO both Accelerator and Misaka should definitely appear in this movie, especially since it's the first Index movie and both of them are obviously important characters to the whole series. Of course, Accelerator is on the dark side of the Academy City so it would be natural for him not to appear, depending on the movie's setting.

PS. To all of those Accelerator and Biribiri maniacs... MOAR HAMAZURA PLOX

Jul 10, 2012 2:45 AM by Zero-94

Well looking at the movie theater date and bluray release date of the Strike Witches Movie. I say the Toaru Majutsu no Index bluray may come out August, Sept, or Oct.

Jun 21, 2012 2:23 PM by MysteryFan89

Feb 2013..... oh well
No Accelerator....NOOO Bleh I hope it have a good story.

Hoping for Season 3! That's where the good stuff from light novel happenned.

Jun 14, 2012 6:43 AM by arena149

I swear to the gods, if the world ends before I get to see this movie I will be SO PISSED. Been periodically checking the wiki for release date updates since it was announced in October. (T_T) Just a bit longer...

Jun 13, 2012 11:09 PM by Kreepie11

Twilight-Sparkle said:
Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.


It's an action series, man. Not everyone(and I mean almost no one) wants to just see a guy with basically no powers except a hand shield go, around and give one hit K.O.s to girls. Not to mention that his personality is only a bit more colorful than the average shounen/harem character.

Oh, I forgot! He has a partner to help him! Wait... Index doesn't do much of anything.


THIS. xD

Anyways,

Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.

Anyways great news that this is done by Kamachi himself


Your series? *raises eyebrows* ;P But yeah, it's great that Kamachi's at least somewhat involved in this. I wouldn't want to watch an original arc created by the director without any supervision from the original author.

Jun 10, 2012 9:11 AM by Nakocchi

It seems interesting, i'm going to watch it!

Jun 10, 2012 4:07 AM by Mik0

Gash_V-D_Hetchum said:
Twilight-Sparkle said:
Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.


It's an action series, man. Not everyone(and I mean almost no one) wants to just see a guy with basically no powers except a hand shield go, around and give one hit K.O.s to girls. Not to mention that his personality is only a bit more colorful than the average shounen/harem character.

Oh, I forgot! He has a partner to help him! Wait... Index doesn't do much of anything.


There isn't a single lie in there. Its all fact.

Also...
Accelerator & Mikoto (Secondary Mains) > Touma & Index (Primary Mains)


Excuse me I need to vomit from these stupid character related arguments

Jun 10, 2012 1:47 AM by Feinerine

Twilight-Sparkle said:
Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.


It's an action series, man. Not everyone(and I mean almost no one) wants to just see a guy with basically no powers except a hand shield go, around and give one hit K.O.s to girls. Not to mention that his personality is only a bit more colorful than the average shounen/harem character.

Oh, I forgot! He has a partner to help him! Wait... Index doesn't do much of anything.


There isn't a single lie in there. Its all fact.

Also...
Accelerator & Mikoto (Secondary Mains) > Touma & Index (Primary Mains)

Jun 9, 2012 10:24 PM by Gatchum_Bye-Bye

Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.


It's an action series, man. Not everyone(and I mean almost no one) wants to just see a guy with basically no powers except a hand shield go, around and give one hit K.O.s to girls. Not to mention that his personality is only a bit more colorful than the average shounen/harem character.

Oh, I forgot! He has a partner to help him! Wait... Index doesn't do much of anything.

Jun 9, 2012 6:49 PM by Solo-Maro

Kenju said:
The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.

Anyways great news that this is done by Kamachi himself

...
...
...

No Accel in mah TAMNI movie? oh well, another movie I'm not watching.

Jun 9, 2012 1:49 PM by Sarcasm

The "I only watch for Accel, Biri Biri etc" fans.
GTF away from my series please.

Anyways great news that this is done by Kamachi himself

Jun 9, 2012 1:39 PM by Kenju

Well that sure is a long wait.

Jun 9, 2012 11:50 AM by OriginANIME

i will wait for u badass toma

Jun 9, 2012 8:01 AM by Mr_Gutts