Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05 was first published on April 10, 2005. It features three separate stories occurring in a single day, two dealing with magic side with Touma as the protagonist, and one with the science side featuring Accelerator for the first time in protagonistic role.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

August 31.

That day, Accelerator meets a strange little girl on a back alley.The girl somewhat possesses a familiar face...

That day, Misaka Mikoto invites a young man on a date behind her school dormitory.

That day, Kamijou Touma experiences his unlucky first month at his home. The main reason is that he was not able to do the pile of homework given to him for summer vacation.

August 31. The last day of summer vacation in Academy City. Each of their stories shall unfold!


  • Prologue: Night of Opening. — Good_Bye_Yesterday.
  • Chapter 1: A Certain Scientific One-way Road. — Last_Order.
  • Chapter 2: A Certain Ojou's Railgun. — Doubt_Lovers.
  • Chapter 3: A Certain Misaka's Final Signal. — Tender_or_Sugary.
  • Chapter 4: A Certain Freeloading Index. — Arrow_Made_of_AZUSA
  • Epilogue: Night of Ending. — Welcome_to_Tomorrow

Localized ReleasesEdit


魔法禁書目錄 5
Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel v05 Chinese cover

Date of Release
  • August 27, 2008 (Taiwan and Hong Kong)[2]
  • July 27, 2012[2]

御坂美琴這天在宿舍前遇到一個男生,對方竟表示要跟她約會── 至於上条當麻在同一天,則是有預感一天的不幸即將開始。 因為他發現暑假作業根本還沒寫── 8月31日,學園都市的暑假最後一天,他們各自的故事揭開了序幕…


A Certain Magical Index Volume 5
A Certain Magical Index Light Novel v05 cover

Date of Release November 17, 2015[3]
ISBN ISBN 978-0-316-34059-5[3]
Number of Pages 224 pages
August 31. The day Accelerator meets a strange girl in a back alley and he's sure he's seen her somewhere before. The day Mikoto Misaka finds herself asked on a date by a very pleasant young man. That same day, Touma Kamijou awakes with an especially unlucky feeling. The reason: He's just realized he has completely forgotten to do any of his summer homework. Three characters, three stories, and one last day of summer vacation!