A Certain Magical Index

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 202 Seasons
  • 6.8  (2,247)

A Certain Magical Index is an anime series produced by J.C.Staff which is based on the light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi. The show chronicles the adventures of Toma Kamijo, a high school student who lives in a place where technology and magic co-exist. He has the power to nullify any abnormal power with his right hand, and his life takes a dramatic turn when he meets a girl named Index Librorum Prohibitorum, who is being chased by magicians and sorcerers.

The series is a perfect blend of action, romance, sci-fi, and fantasy. The world-building in the story is intriguing, and it offers a deep understanding of how the supernatural elements work in the universe. It features a wide variety of characters with different personalities, motivations, and abilities, and each of them plays an essential role in the overall narrative.

Toma Kamijo is a kind-hearted, loyal, and brave young man who becomes involved in the conflict between magic and science. Despite being weak himself, he never backs down from a fight and uses his intelligence and wit to outsmart his enemies. Index is a cute and innocent girl who possesses immense knowledge of magic, but she has no control over it. She has a childlike curiosity and often gets excited over little things, which is a nice contrast to Toma's seriousness.

Throughout the series, Toma and Index encounter various adversaries, such as magicians, sorcerers, and other powerful espers. The battles are intense and well-choreographed, and the animation is top-notch. The music is also stunning, and it adds to the overall atmosphere of the show.

The show also has its fair share of comedic moments, which help to break up the serious tone of the story. The supporting characters are all fleshed out and have their own unique quirks and personalities. Some of the notable characters include Mikoto Misaka, a powerful esper who has an electrifying personality; Accelerator, a cold-blooded killer who has a change of heart; and Toma's "imouto" (little sister), who has an unhealthy obsession with her brother.

Another great thing about A Certain Magical Index is the way it handles its themes. The show explores the concepts of morality, justice, faith, and power. It raises questions about whether it's right to use magic for personal gain and how far people are willing to go to achieve their goals. It also delves into the idea of whether science and magic can coexist peacefully, or if they will always be at odds with each other.

In conclusion, A Certain Magical Index is a fantastic anime series that has something for everyone. It has a well-written story, likable characters, and amazing animation. It's a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more. The series also has a sequel, A Certain Scientific Railgun, which focuses on Mikoto Misaka, one of the supporting characters in A Certain Magical Index, and her adventures in a different part of the city. With both shows combined, there's plenty of content to enjoy for hours on end.

A Certain Magical Index is a series that is currently running and has 202 seasons (111 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 2008.

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Skill Out (Armed Gang)
12. Skill Out (Armed Gang)
March 25, 2011
GROUP continues to order Accelerator around by giving him an assignment to kill Misuzu--which leads to Accelerator protecting the woman just to spite the organization when Skill Out attacks.
11. Prewar
March 18, 2011
Accelerator is injured, but even in that state he's approached by a city-employed organization that wants to recruit him. As rumors of an impending war spread throughout Academy City, the students in Toma's class decide to throw a party.
The Divine Retribution Spell
10. The Divine Retribution Spell
March 11, 2011
In order to save Last Order, will Accelerator sacrifice himself? Vento's past is revealed, Toma delivers a very Toma speech, and Index sings a song as the battle rages on in Academy City.
Testament (Learning Device)
9. Testament (Learning Device)
March 4, 2011
When Accelerator deduces who is pulling all the strings in Academy City, no person--or building--is safe from his rage. Meanwhile, Toma goes on a mad dash through the city looking for Last Order, but what he finds is an angel.
Hound Dog (Hound Squad)
8. Hound Dog (Hound Squad)
February 25, 2011
Accelerator manages to escape from Kihara, taking Index with him. Elsewhere, Toma and Last Order are on the run from Hound Dog--but the real threat to their lives may come from Vento.
The Researcher (Amata Kihara)
7. The Researcher (Amata Kihara)
February 18, 2011
Accelerator attempts to make amends for his past by doing a few good deeds, but ends up attacked by a group led by someone from his past. Meanwhile, Toma discovers strange goings-ons in the police force and overhears talk of an intruder in Academy City.
Serial Number (Specimen Number)
6. Serial Number (Specimen Number)
February 11, 2011
Laura is confronted with a confidential memo during her bath time, Toma buys Mikasa 10032 a piece of jewelry, and many old enemies come together in the search for Last Order.
Penalty Game
5. Penalty Game
February 4, 2011
Mikoto convinces Toma to sign up for a couples cell phone contract with her so she can get an adorable promotional item--but how far are the two willing to take the ruse before they get, well, maybe a little too close.
Rosary of the Appointed Time
4. Rosary of the Appointed Time
January 28, 2011
Toma goes head-to-head with Bishop Biagio during an attempt to rescue Agnese. As the battle rages, the Queen of the Adriatic Sea is revealed to be a ship that can completely destroy Academy City.
Queen's Fleet
3. Queen's Fleet
January 21, 2011
Agnese makes a deal with Toma and Orsola that guarantees their safe escape from the Roman Orthodox ship--so long as they take Sisters Angelene and Lucia with them. As they search for the nuns, they uncover more about the ship's terrible true purpose.
City of Water
2. City of Water
January 14, 2011
After winning a trip to Italy, Toma and Index run across a few old acquaintances. But wherever these two go, disaster is sure to follow--this time in the form of assassins!
Croce di Pierto (Apostolic Cross)
1. Croce di Pierto (Apostolic Cross)
January 7, 2011
As Toma and the others come close to beating Oriana, the motivations behind her actions are finally revealed. But taking out Oriana might not be enough to stop her plot from reaching a catastrophic completion!
Where to Watch A Certain Magical Index
A Certain Magical Index is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Certain Magical Index on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (2,247)