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To Aru Majutsu no Index

Alt titles: A Certain Magical Index

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Touma Kamijo's right hand has the ability to nullify any form of supernatural power, whether it be magical, psychic, or divine; he lives in a city populated by students with these powers. Yet unfortunately for Touma, his arm also seems to nullify good luck. Despite his bad luck, the boy tries to stay out of trouble and just live out his life, trying to be the "good guy" whenever he can; but trouble enters his life one day when he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony. She turns out to be a nun of the Church of England, bearing the Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum - a collection of 103,000 forbidden texts, and as a result has a number of people after her. How far will Touma go to protect his new companion from her pursuers?

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun TV 2009 Side Story
To Aru Majutsu no Index: A Certain Magical Index-tan DVD Special 2009 TBD Short episodes on a bonus DVD for those who pre-ordered the DVDs.
To Aru Majutsu no Index II TV 2010 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA OVA 2010 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Specials DVD Special 2010 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun: Entenka no Satsuei Model mo Raku Ja Arimasen wa ne DVD Special 2010 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index II: A Certain Magical Index-tan DVD Special 2011 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index Movie Movie 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S TV 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S Specials DVD Special 2013 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki Special Other 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S: Daiji na Koto wa Zenbu Sentou ni Osowatta OVA 2014 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
To Aru Majutsu no Indexchu   TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index (Light Novel) 2004 TBD
A Certain Scientific Railgun 2007 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index 2007 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SS (Light Novel) 2007 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun SS: Liberal Arts City (Light Novel) 2009 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SS: Norse Mythology (Light Novel) 2010 TBD
To Aru Jihanki no Fanfare (Light Novel) 2010 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SP (Light Novel) 2011 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: New Testament (Light Novel) 2011 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun SS2: Shopping Mall Demonstration (Light Novel) 2011 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Road to Endymion (Light Novel) 2013 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki 2013 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Entrance Exam (Light Novel) 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Accelerator 2013 TBD
Name Role
Yuichi TANAKA Character Design
Hiroshi NISHIKIORI Director
Maiko IUCHI Music
I've Music
Kazuma KAMACHI Original Manga Creator
Yasutaka KIMURA Producer
Nobuhiro NAKAYAMA Producer
Kazuma MIKI Producer
Satoshi FUJITA Producer

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To Aru Majutsu no Index KiraRin 6/10 Jan 23, 2010
A Certain Magical Index KiraRin 6/10 Jan 23, 2010

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Both series feature a male student as a main character with newfound powers suddenly thrown into a world he doesn't want to be in.  Both are essentially harem anime, set in a magic high school/academy involving plots between quasi-government organizations and students.

Index has less ecchi than Daimou, but both rely heavily on sexual innuendo and tsundere jokes for a majority of their humor.

If you enjoyed one, you'll find something to like in the other.


Each series has a male lead who can't but help to fight in the name of justice as well as a interesting list of supporting characters.  Granted Index as a lot less ecchi than Ichiban.  Though in both cases the male lead is nothing but helpless victim to the acts of all of the other characters and in both cases the male as some sort of mysterious and yet strong power.

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Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!


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Contemporary fantasy shows based on light novels featuring magic and/or similar abilities incidents that happen in a modern day city. The main characters have unique powers making them "special" compared to the most of the ability users in some way.


One of the best anime ever created in my opinion it's much better than To Aru Majutsu No Index Action and magic wise it's superior in pretty much every way. 

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Kurokami The Animation

Kurokami The Animation

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1) Girl into crashes guy's life? Mmhmm.

2) Boy's fate is irrecoverably intertwined with girl? Mmhmm.

3) Boy and girl fight enemies? Mmhmm.

4) Boy and girl aren't fully human? Sure seems so.

I didn't finish Kurokami, but from episode 1 right up to 3 of Index I kept wondering if it was produced by the same studio and director of Kurokami (turns out it was not)

If you like magic battles and chance-meeting-turned-fateful-encounter stories with a male and female lead, add Toaru Majutsu no Index or Kurokami to your list of titles to watch.


Nothing good comes from helping a random mysterious girl that has inhuman appetite - that is a lesson male leads of both shows have to learn the hard way.Why is that? Both Index and Kuro brings along with them baggage called "mysterious evil organization targetting them". And obviously this group posses various mysterious powers, which quickly results in a combat between power users. Expect your usual shounen cliches in both actions and speeches of main characters.

Kurokami has more gloomy mood, and more focused plot, while Index is made of few different arcs, that share a little connection (main characters). Also Kurokami have very boring list of powers, while Index have one of the best abilities you will encounter in shounen animes. If you like one, you might like the other as well.

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do you like tales of misfortunate guys? they re both your thing both touma and junpei are like cursed people(that maybe true from one point of wiew) to aru majutsu no index icludes some action unlike nyan koi but if you like one of them dont hesitate and try the other


1)Both guys are unfortunate.  2)Both guys are hit on buy many women which makes it funny[ has tsun-tsuns]. 3) it also has its own funny parts

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While watching Index, I kept thinking that its very similar to Sekirei. The main guy is an ordinary guy living alone in his apartment, then a girl  comes and he ends up getting involved with the girls circumstances. Index seems to be more of a "Ok. Cleared this girls story, on to the next one!" type of storyline (much like Air) while in Sekirei, most of the time, the characters are there to stay, and wont leave for awhile while the MC meets new girls. I suggest if you liked either, watch the other.


Okay, lets start with the obvious.  They both start to give the Harem feel as the series processed.  Big boobage, with tons of action and fight scenes.  Now to the not so obvious, well the protagonist in both of these series take on the typical Shounen roles, and put it all on the line for the damsel in distress no matter how great the consequences may be.  Both protagonist show signs of character progression yet, remain to keep their comedic timing in tact. 

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