Magic is a lot like religion dogma. It has its origins; its laws; its rites; and badass prize if you fulfill all requirements. Wikipedia has an interesting (but really, really long) article about it, and the forms it takes, and, while I was reading it, I was stuck by how much of it figured in ToAru at one point or another (for example, there is a list of magic traditions at the bottom of the page, of which many featured in the series at one point or another: Alchemy, Black Magic, Vodou, Kabbalah, Hermeticism, Onmyoudou, Shinto, Sigil magic, Thelema, Witchcraft). So I decided to compare how magic works in ToAru verse and how it 'works' here.
I decided to not make use of the Wikipedia article since it would be...well, too long. Instead, I recen…Read more >
Have you picked up the very first Yen Press English release of the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels? If not, you might consider taking a peek since we're discussing about the terms used by Yen Press (YP) in the translation of the series.
Below is a list of terms compiled by those who have read the YP release, based from Pastebin.
- British Museum is the same.
- Aogami Pierce is Blue Hair.
- Agathion is the same.
- Walking Church is the same.
- Anti-Skill is Anti-Skills
- Anglican Church is English Puritan Church
- Innocentius is "Innocentius, the Witch-Hunter King", and is occasionally just referred to as Innocentius.
- Imagine Breaker is the same.
- Inquisition is the same.
- Index is the same.
- England is the same.
- The Book of Eibon is the same.
- Eli Eli Le…
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So it was announced a while back on the Kamachi Kazuma 10th Anniversary website that Toaru Majutsu no Index Kamachi Kazuma and Durarara!! author Narita Ryohgo (both series celebrating 10 years of publications) would collaborate together for piece in the Dengeki Versus Official Pirate Book.
The story was released recently around the time of the Autumn Festival and the RAW has turned up on the web recently.
In light of that, here is a teaser translation of the synopsis of the story done by me:
10 Year Anniversary Commemoration: "Confrontation" Work
Toaru Majutsu no Index VS Durarara!!
Kamachi Kazuma X Narita Ryohgo
This is a story of distortion.
A story of twisted distortion.
They were never supposed to intersect.
The world where magic and science st…
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As you probably know, there have been a number of video games made for the Toaru series, and of a few different types (including a fighting game, VN hybrid, puzzle game etc). However there is still quite a fair amount of ground which hasn't been covered...
This is my question:
If other Toaru video games were to be made in the future, what kinds of video game would you like to see?Read more >
This franchise is about to enter its most critical and exciting 3 month period in the past 3-4 years.
Here's the current schedule as of the 23rd of September 2014:
Railgun Manga Ch. 71 - Dream Ranker Arc START
Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival - Index Special Stage 10th Anniversary Announcement #10Dammit Miki. Waiting for 2015 Spring Festival now... Index VS Durarara!! CollaborationNow awaiting translation...
Index:NT Light Novel Volume 11 - New Arc START (Shokuhou Misaki's Past) Index Struggle Battle Visual Book
Index Manga Ch. 86 - Queen of the Adriatic Sea Arc START
Index Manga Volume 14 - Daihaseisai Arc END Index-san Manga Volume 2
Railgun Manga Ch. 72 Accelerator Manga Ch…
It's nice when you see someone you know asking about To Aru but it's disturbing at the same time as you can't figure out what to say to them. So I wanted to see what will you , the people who bothered to read this boring repeatative blog post, tell them .Read more >
There are certainly things in the Toaru series which can be quite scary to the characters within the story, but what about us, the readers? Different people find different things scary and at different levels (varying from the slightly unnerving to the downright terrifying).
My question is this:
Is there anything in the Toaru series that you consider creepy, scary, horrifying, unsettling or anything else from that spectrum, and to what extent?Read more >
Check this out, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun lovers, because we have just received some pretty great prizes to give to lucky fans! Intrigued? You should be because Wikia just received things like Toaru Kagaku no Railgun themed keychains, iPhone covers, and more to give away! We have 4 prize packs to give away to lucky fans, and we're planning on having an exclusive Wikia contest.
So how about testing your luck and entering? Also, don't forget that A Certain Scientific Railgun S Part 1 is now available on DVD, and Part 2 is out on August 19! If you buy one (or pre-order the 2nd), you could be entered to win an adorable nendroid figure! Click here to see how you can enter Funimation's Nendroid Giveaway!
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The Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Giveaway Contest (the “Promotion") is a sweepstakes promotion where individuals who create an account and leave a comment on the blog (note: you must be logged in to leave a comment) will be eligible to be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Accounts and blog entries completed from 12:01 on July 11, 2014 to 23:59 on July 18, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”) will be eligible to win one (1) prize each.
Four (4) winners will each win the following:
The Prize: a prize pack of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun items (NOTE: items will be randomly selected and not each pack holds the same items)
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To celebrate the upcoming release of A Certain Scientific Railgun S, aka Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Funimation is hosting a giveaway! To be entered, all you have to do is pre-order the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Part 2 DVD that is getting released August 19 and you'll be entered to win a special prize.
What is this prize you ask? You would get the chance to win a set of A Certain Scientific Railgun nendoroids! Look at how adorable those are! So what are you waiting for? Click here to read more about the official rules and to pre-order your copy to be entered in this giveaway!Read more >
First of all, this blog post is my offical debut on the wiki after months of lurking under the alias of "A Wikia contributor", so: Hi all!
I looked around and didn't see a similiar post, so I thought I share my thoughts. There are countless types of esper powers and we rarely see two people with exactly the same ones. (Excluding the Sisters, of course.) But! I noticed, that they can be easily grouped together in a few main categories. (Well, Science loves categorization, even in real life, so it's natural.) Here is my list:
- Telekinesis type:
- Physical Manipulation: The power to MOVE THINGS with your
- Teleport: The power to MOVE things across the 11th DIMENSION with your mind. (almost Level 5: Musujime Awaki)
- Accelerator (A variant of Basic …
- Physical Manipulation: The power to MOVE THINGS with your mind.
- Telekinesis type:
I was thinking to myself the other day, how do the Raildex animes holdup by themselves and I thought it would be a great discussion piece. Unfortunately I am the only person I know actively enjoys the series and I figured there might be others out there lack the capabilities of being able to actively talk about the show in a conversation as well. So here I am on the wiki starting a conversation/discussion/debate about the Raildex animes feel free to jump in and keep the fun going, but try to stick to these rules to help avoid it becoming a flame war.
1. This discussion is about the animes, how good they are for a stand-alone anime as well as an adaption of source material not exactly source material itself. e.g. “Has Good animation”,…Read more >
So we know that there are both espers and magicians in the 'A Certain Magical Index' universe.
But for these characters what do you see them having as career choices when they grow up.
I figure we can have fun with this.Read more >
Since the NT10 preview has been translated, most of us already got a sneak peek of the volume. In the prologue, it was shown that the Level 5s are being mobilized to murder Kamijou Touma along with Magic God Othinus. So, what do you think guys? Will he fight the Level 5s 1v1 each should they spread in Denmark, or will he fight them all at once should they stick together and find him? Also, if it is the latter, do you think the TouMAN can defeat them all at once? You know, 1v7?Read more >
Hi! NT 10 is near so...
I want to now what you thing of NT 10, like Touma and Othinus pairing, or something like that.
how will fight Touma y Sargasso; Birdway and Lessar, I don't thing Mikoto and Index will fight him. From the Alliance there are plenty of Caracters, I Hope we colud se Kanzaki do something, For Academy City its unlike that Accelerator fight's him, if he apper's he'll hepl him, because the sister's and himself are in debt with him.
even like that what plot did you spec, i hope for touma fight back some friend's and new foes, some Romantic Comedy of Touma with Othinus meanwhile they scape. Finaly a big battle of the 4 forces, Touma, His few Allies, his former friend's and the allie's of justice. in the end, I really Like Othin…Read more >
What do you guys think of the possibilities of Index being the next Magic God? How strong do you think she will be if she ever succeeds as the Magic God? Will she be inferior or superior to Othinus, and maybe even Aleister Crowley?Read more >
There are plenty of people who like this series A Certain Magical Index.
When did you join this universe and what made you like it; The defining moment that made you hooked onto this series?Read more >
There are plenty of funny moments and scenes within the Toaru series. These can provoke various different reactions depending on the nature of the scene and the person observing it.
My question is this: Out of the various funny moments and scenes in the Toaru series, which ones do you consider the funniest (if you have a preference)?Read more >
As we all know, the identity of No.6 is one of the most controversial thing in the Toaruverse, along with the other things mentioned in the blog name. That is why after some thinking, I've come up with a theory about these things. Also, if this seems familiar, well, I've already posted a part of this as an anon-user in the form of a plot-twist comment in a simillar blog to this.
This is my theory:
Aogami Pierce is Kihara Amata's son that was indeed raised by Amata, but soon defected from the Kihara ways, hid in a bakery, dyed his hair blue, wore some piercings, intentionally slinting his eyes, and registering as a highschool student in A Certain High School. Here he meets Touma and Motoharu. He also eventually becomes acquainted with Misaki …Read more >
I'm guessing quite a few have already heard but the Index LNs have been licensed by yen press for official translations. Now in my honest opinion this is quite a problem. With 32 volumes already released excluding the side stories it will take maybe 10 years or so for the LN to reach the current progress by when I'm quite sure Kazuma Kamachi sensei would have already released his next hit series. SAO has been licensed and BT has already given up on it. Does the same fate await the Index series? I have only gotten into the series recently and am currently reading the translated LNs (currently in vol. 20) and there is no way i can handle being unable to read the future volumes. Those of you who have been reading this series for even longer p…Read more >
I´m so angry that I almost poped a vein, I mean, I don´t live in USA and that means that I can´t get the LN, if they released it here I would buy all of them in a single day, still I guess I will have depression for a long time...
Does someone knows if New Testament enters the (saddly for me) current news I rellya REALLY hope not, also do you knwo if somehow they ship outside of USA?Read more >
Various pieces of concept art have been made and released for characters and objects within the Toaru series, most of which can be found on Haimura's website Rainbow Spectrum (and on here). While many characters have had concept art done for them and released, there are still plenty which haven't.
My question is this:
Out of the various characters and stuff which haven't had concept art yet (so far as is known), which ones would you like to receive it?Read more >
We all know the Toaru series has a huge number of characters, many of whom are capable of handling themselves in a fight. The Index PSP fighting game released in 2011 only had around 16 selectable characters (14 playable, 2 support) - hardly any of them. With the huge cast of the Toaru series and limited space available, it is understandable that many characters would be left out - but if another such game was being constructed with greater capacity, which ones should be included?
This is my question:
Supposing another game of the same type as the Index PSP game was being constructed, this time with room for 50 selectable characters, some fighters and some support, and it covered all of the story so far - including the essential characters, who …Read more >
Index III - something which many Toaru fans are waiting for and have been doing so for a long time. Many also think about stuff beyond that, seeing as there are too many volumes to be animated within a mere 24 or so episodes.
One thing that quite a few people have likely thought about, when considering what a future Index anime series may be like, is which volumes would be used in which series and how they would be spread out in that series. The selection for a single series is limited depending on what can be covered in the episodes available, as well as the content of the volumes themselves. If done wrongly, the result will be that things get rushed or drag on for too long, and stuff important to the story will be left out.
This is my questi…Read more >
This is completely my personal opinion. I would like to hear yours. Please leave your comments and tell me whether you agree with me or not.
Since I am not a keen manga reader/anime viewer, I can barely judge whether an anime is of good quality, especially on grounds of drawing. However, I really like the anime adaptations of the series, both Index and Railgun. Therefore, I watch the series over and over again. And everytime I do it, while I am overwhelmed by epic fights, deeply touched by heartwarming friendship, there goes this unbearable irritation.
This thing has been bugging me so much that I think I should have a blog dedicated to it instead of just a comment.
That is the POINT OF VIEW (POV). The direction in which you get to see the mov…
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What do you think/want Othinus' real name is/to be?
I think she's a Claire. She looks like a Claire.Read more >
After doing some research I had decided on taking the railgun and index animes and editing them together to make them into the singular format of a series of feature length movies. I think I have rough idea how they fit together on a scene-by-scene basis and I am going to start making a list on where to put what. This project will probably be a very long one for several reasons:
NT9 was... wow.Read more >
Ok guys, let me share what I was thinking.
After ready the NT4 volume, I felt that this volume could be turn into a movie, because it would be very sad if a volume who is a mark for the story would be just part of another season. So I start to question if the story be told by seasons would be that great. I like the two seasons so far but I don't think this would be the best for the story. Besides the fact that the season 3 might end in the end of volume 19. The season 4 would be a Mix of 3ww and start of new testament (and the climax of the first series would be cut off).
So the was what I think, making the rest of the story as isolates Arcs could be much more detailed and elaborated.
So, what do you guys think?Read more >
One of the things that I sometimes wonder about is who would voice certain currently-unvoiced characters, if and when the time comes for them to be voiced.
For some characters, someone in particular may spring to mind fairly quickly, for others several, some are less certain, and there are often a few possibilities that might be overlooked. I seen a few discussions on the matter in certain places, with some interesting suggestions. I thought it might be interesting to ask everyone here what thoughts they have on the matter, so if it's alright, I'll ask:
Who do you reckon should voice certain unvoiced characters in the Toaru series?
Below are some lists of characters which haven't been voiced as of December 2013 and when they were introduced (…Read more >
To reward your Alliances membership, Wikia has teamed up with Loot Crate to run a cool Giveaway where you vote on items to create your ultimate Loot Crate. You can then enter to win the crates and even if you don't win you can still purchase them!
You can check it out here -- http://www.wikia.com/Know_Days/Loot_Crate
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Fisrt of all: I love the anime and I love this wiki!
Furthrmore: I hope that I will be able to further improve this wiki with the help of you all!
I have helped on some other anime-related wikis so I think my support be a good addition to this one too.
Do not hesitate to drop me a message if you have any questions, I´ll always do my best to help you ^^
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Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! is an annual light novel guidebook where various light novel series from different publishers and imprints are ranked according to popularity in different aspects, from individual series to characters by gender. I had previous blogged about the 2011 leg of this popularity ranking when Toaru Majutsu no Index received the #1 spot in the series category, with eight of the characters from the light novel series (four males and four females) reaching the Top 30 and the illustrator Haimura Kiyotaka receiving the top spot for the illustrator category.
And... let's just say that some rankings have changed over time, it didn't succeed in toppling down the supremacy of the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series in the Kono L…Read more >
Hello everyone! The Toaru Majutsu no Index Wiki is going as smoothly as ever, with content and readership steadily flowing through its 1,700+ pages. However, we are once more going to encounter big changes to the wiki, with the release of the fluid layout, replacing the one we have for some time now and integrating itself into the default Wikia skin, on December 4 as part of Project Darwin.
This is not the first time we had encountered reworks on the look and feel of wikis under Wikia. Remember that we started as a wiki that adopted the Oasis Skin for some time until Wikia changed up a lot of things and introduced the Wikia Skin as a default skin for all wikis in Wikia. (Let's just say that it was quite the transition period.) And with the Fluid…Read more >
I haven't made a blog post in a while, but I wanted to take the best opportunity, while the iron is still warm.
We all know that is it almost inevitable that Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator, like it's brethren spin-of series, is going to have a main antagonist/at very least one of Aleister's lackeys.
Now for a brief rogue gallery (well, so far one became good):
Well, I've ranked them by their relevance in the Raildex unified storyline, by their relevance, by my opinion (of course, Aleister always prefers remaining in the sidelines, rarely taking action himself).
Aleister: Anyone who reads just even the info in this wiki, knows why he currently ranks 1st.
Fiamma: Seriously, second best chess master in the series so far, as well for time b…
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I turned the comments back on after deeming that the "regular" users of the comments section have cooled down a bit or have become discouraged of it's loss and disappearance. Of course, I was required to delete a few of these comments and block some people. And this is not an easy task to accomplish, for the comments are many and it's hard to judge which one is a problem and needs to be deleted, and with regards to users, it is quite difficult tracking sockpuppets, unless someone is fool enough to post a comment that has information that he/she or should not have known unless he/she is another user.
The comments section is still encompassed by the Forum Policies and FAQ (Upper right), as such whatever comment is posted will be under the jud…Read more >
Well, for some strange reasons, it looks like the comment sections are disappearing one by one, what is happening? Someone knows what's going on?Read more >
The GREMLIN storyline is nearing towards the climax. Once it ends, assuming that Toaru doesn't end altogether, what do you think the story will focus on next? Miscellaneous stories, like the beginning of the series? A new enemy? Aleister Crowley? The Imagine Breaker? What do you guys think?Read more >
Hello everyone! It's...me. Long time no seen. I were having a slight hiatus for a while, but I.Am.Back.
At that time, I though again and again whenever I had the chance or had nothing else left to do at the moment about the mysterious Awakened state Mikoto is currently undergoing in the Railgun manga. I personally think that there are 2 (at the very least) possible explanations for this phenomena:
1. This Awakening is forced, so it went to this as it is, a Devil shape. Then again in the Three Abrahamic religions we see that Satan (Iblis in Islam) was once God's most devoted servant at the time (before the human kind's creation, but then...). 2. Tree Diagram meant that only the Main Plan and the Spare Plan could possibly Awaken as Angels, due …Read more >
- Once again, this is a repost from the Animanga Wiki, which currently has an ongoing project entitled "Masters of Animanga". As part of this project, Wikia has interviewed renowned mangaka Kazuo Koike, who is famous in the anime industry for creating the action anime series Golgo 13.
Like we mentioned before, Wikia has the EXCLUSIVE opportunity to host "The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project," a cool project that will feature fully rendered illustrations and brief character descriptions EXCLUSIVELY curated by manga and anime legends Kazuo Koike, Yoshitaka Amano, Takashi Okazaki and Shin-ichi Hiromoto for the Wikia community! Hiroaki Ikegami, along with famed Japanese film producer Masao Maruyama, will oversee the proj…Read more >
Holy F*** shit is hitting the fan so hard. Also, maybe this is how Misaki and Touma first meet, but she doesn't reveal her identity nor is her power any use in this situation. Also, in NT volume 7, he never actually meets her face to face, which could explain why he doesn't recognise her then. Sorry to burst the bubbles of people who want her to be acquainted with pre-memory loss ToumaRead more >
The spoiler evasion begins once again.Read more >
- This blog post is a repost from blog post by Gcheung28 in the Animanga Wiki.
AMAZING NEWS, ANIMANGA FANS!!! Wikia has the exclusive opportunity to host "The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project"! This cool project will feature fully rendered illustrations and brief character descriptions EXCLUSIVELY curated by manga and anime legends Kazuo Koike, Yoshitaka Amano, Takashi Okazaki and Shin-ichi Hiromoto for the Wikia community! Hiroaki Ikegami, along with famed Japanese film producer Masao Maruyama, will oversee the project in an executive producer capacity!
How amazing does that sound?!? The project will be hosted on this community since it is Wikia’s anime and manga hub, and it will begin Tuesday, September 3 and close …
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Seeing how spoilerous posts are added without any sort of warning, I decided to create a Spoilers page, a Spoilers category and a Spoilers forum thread. If you want to add spoilers, please, use the the page, the thread, or creating new threads in the Spoilers page. If you prefer to use your User blog, please, add the posts to the Spoilers category. For the Spoilers page use, you just have to add the post preceded by the date and a name (facultative) for it. The posts should be listed from the newest to the oldest.Read more >
Latest Railgun Manga Chapter 60. Js06 officially translated that Mikoto awakens with a demon awakening and it looks scary as heck. Animesuki and MAL and other sites have pictures. I am wowed. Kamachi threw another curveball brilliantly. Gensei is trying to make Mikoto level 6!!!!! Thank you Raildex for making me happy.Read more >
Okay there has been lots of talk of them making a third season of the anime but, I think it would be one of those situations where it's easier said then done. Mainly we all want to see the World War III arc but, really that arc by it's self would take up at lest half a season bye it's self not to mention everything in between now and then. If dosen't start with off with the 'Document of Constantine Arc we will have standalone episode with Anglican Church–Russian Orthodox Church Prewar Conference like we had with the final of the three stories in Season II. The Document of Constantine Arc will take about 4 episodes long while the Battle Royal arc will probably be at lest 5 in length. Acqua of the Back arc would bring the count to at lest half a co…Read more >
As You Know, Aleister Crowley , the founder of Academy City, is based off a real person. What you might not know is that not just Crowley himself, but the Liber Al Vel Legis (Book of the Law), the angelic being Aiwass who dictated it, and the concepts of the Aeon of Osiris and Aeon of Horus all originate from the religion, Thelema, a real-world religious philosophy founded by the real-life Aleister. This goes far beyond being a mere Genius Bonus within the Index series and actually resides at the root of the themes that drive the series as a whole. Keep in mind my understanding of real-life Thelema is limited to a perusal of the relevant Wikipedia pages and most of my conjectures come from interpretations of the text of the novel series it…Read more >
Academy City isn't a city of science and technology, it's a gilded cage for the army of level fives they're attempting to produce in order to make the world their plaything, led by a regime so cruel as to make the Warhammer 40000 universe look like the home of Amnesty International. Logic on this is supported by several things:
- The cover-up of the Parameter List and the implication that they knew Misaka Mikoto would be a level 5.
- The willingness to lock up Takitsubo Rikou due to her "academy individual" potential, as well as the fact that they entered World War III specifically to unlock it, all so that they could create an army of level 5's and cull what the helmeted board director called "unnecessary abilities" (i.e, anything not related to…
Hi there. It's me (yet again).
I've had a hunch for a while now about Number Six and the popular theory about Aogami Pierce, and I simply must put it in words so that others consider this.
OK, most fans think Number Six=Aogami Pierce (would explain why Aogami is the only recurring classmate of Touma that isn't involved in the Magic versus Science confrontation (not even Daihasei Festival), just as Number Six is yet to be shown). But, have you ever considered that a Kihara might be #6? Railgun shows that just about any Kihara can be an Esper, yet still be a psychopath and consider Espers 'lab animals'.
Also Amata, Gensei's son and You-Know-Who's teacher, supposedly has a son invol…Read more >