Toaru Majutsu no Index (とある魔術の禁書目録（インデックス） Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu), which is translated to A Certain Magical Index of Prohibited Books and shortened to A Certain Magical Index, is a Japanese light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura; the series is published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint since April 2004.
The light novel series has been adapted into an anime series, which was animated by J.C. Staff and aired between October 2008 through March 2009, followed by a second season which aired in Japan from October 8, 2010 to April 1, 2011.
A theatrical release, To Aru Majutsu no Index Movie: Miracle of Endymion, will premiere on Feburary 23, 2013. It will be produced by J.C. Staff. The storyboard will be written by Kazuma Kamachi and is set to be a unique storyline and independent of all other current media.
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The series has been also adapted into an ongoing manga series, which began serialization in Monthly Shōnen Gangan in June 2007.
"In a world where science clarifies supernatural powers. In a huge college that has power development in its curriculum. To a resident high school student, Kamijou Touma, a pure white sister appears. She calls herself Index and says that sorcerers are chasing her. Thus, Kamijou Touma enters the world of the occult."
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (とある科学の超電磁砲（レールガン) Toaru Kagaku no Choudenjihou, lit., A Certain Scientific Railgun) is a manga series that serves as a side story to the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels, written by Kazuma Kamachi, who also wrote the original light novels, and illustrated by Motoi Fuyukawa. The story focuses on Misaka Mikoto and Kuroko Shirai as main characters. It started a monthly serialization in Dengeki Daioh in May 2007.
The manga series has been adapted into a 24-episode anime series by J.C. Staff, who also adapted Index, released from October 2009 to March 2010 in Japan, and an original video animation was released on October 2010. A second season of Railgun, titled A Certain Scientific Railgun S, has been announced and will air in 2013.
"Academy City is a highly developed place in terms of technology. It is said to be 20 to 30 years ahead of the rest of the world. 80% of it's 2.3 million residents are students. The focus of studies here is directed towards esper powers.
Misaka Mikoto, one of the top level espers in town, shares a room with Kuroko Shirai, another high level esper who is a member of Judgement, a law enforcing agency composed of students. Both attend to Tokiwadai, a private school reserved for the high-leveled and the rich.
Kuroko's partner at Judgement, Kazari Uiharu, is a low level esper who studies at Sakugawa middle school. Her best friend and classmate there is Ruiko Saten, a level zero (no esper powers). Together, the four encounter several adventures in the exciting scientific town."