In a recent interview with Animax television program Anime Culture Club, Aniplex producer Kohei Kawase (Toaru Majutsu no Index, Shakugan no Shana) and Kazuma Kamachi’s editor Miki Kazuma have announced that Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) light novel series will be getting a third TV anime season. The two are set to appear as guests on the program on October 1st.
The interview was posted online on the Anime Culture Club website. Kawase and Kamachi are to be the program’s 30th guests on the episode on October 1st. However, since the interview was first posted online the comment regarding the third season has been removed. This could mean that the announcement was incorrectly published (earlier than the October 1st broadcast) or that the announcement is false entirely.
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.
According to an interview with Anime Culture Club, a third season of Toaru Majutsu no Index has been announced. Further details regarding the announcement, and official confirmation, will be revealed on October 1st.
Source Article - Anime Culture Club
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