At the recent Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2017 event, Miki Kazuma, the Dengeki Bunko editor of Kazuma Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) light novel series, has officially confirmed that a third season of the Toaru Majutsu no Index TV anime is in production for a 2018 broadcast.
Season 3 of the anime will be part of the new 2018 To Aru Project (A Certain Project 2018) that will be celebrating various new works based on the franchise. Atsushi Abe (Moritaka Mashiro from Bakuman.) and Yuka Iguchi (Mako Reizei in Girls und Panzer) will return to voice Toma Kamijo and Index, respectively, in the new season. The two were present at the event during the announcement.
Here is the announcement video for season 3:
The announcement of season 3 was previously leaked in an online interview between Animax program Anime Culture Club, Kamachi and Aniplex producer Kohei Kawase (Toaru Majutsu no Index, Shakugan no Shana). The two were to be the 30th guests on the program, set to air on October 1st. However, the interview was first posted online with a comment regarding the third season, which was then promptly removed.
Here is the translation of the removed announcement:
Toaru Majutsu no Index Season 3 Announced
The first season of Toaru Majutsu no Index began in 2008 and the second season aired in 2010 captivating many fans around the world. And now, after 6 years, season 3 has been announced! It has been 10 years since the first anime, what will happen next in the story?
Editor Kazuma previously mentioned on Twitter in May 2016 that a third season of the anime was possible.
Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) is a light novel series created by Kazuma Kamachi. The series is illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, and began in 2004 being published in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint. The original light novels ended in August 2011 for a total of 25 volumes, but numerous prequel, sequel and spin-off series were spawned. A total of 4 manga adaptations were created, the most notable being Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. There has been two anime adaptations in the franchise, one on Index and the other on Railgun. Both these series received a sequel season, and all have been produced by J.C. Staff. An OVA released in 2010 and an original film titled Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endyumion no Kiseki released in Japan on February 23rd 2013. A bunch of games were also adapted from the series, with the series itself appearing in the crossover fighter Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Kamijou Touma is a student living in Academy City, a highly advanced place in terms of technology. Despite being gauged as a level zero esper (no powers), he possesses on his right hand the Imagine Breaker, an ability that negates any power whatsoever. Touma finds a young girl named Index who is trying to run away from Necessarius, a powerful magic organization that she is member of. Blessed with the skill of memorizing any sort of information, she holds 103,000 forbidden magical books within her head. As science and magic cross paths, Touma must face several dangers amid espers and magicians who appear at the exciting scientific town.
A third season of the Toaru Majutsu no Index TV anime has been officially announced and will air in 2018. Further details about the new anime, and the newly announced 2018 To Aru Project, will be revealed in the upcoming months.
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