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Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 is the seventeenth installment of the Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series, released on November 10th 2016.[1]

Publisher's Summary[]

Amidst overwhelming odds, Kamijou Touma's counterattack begins!

As the heatwave disperses, Academy City enters a recovery stage. The communications infrastructure in the city is still down from the chaos, causing the city to fall into lawlessness as Anti-Skill, among other groups, lose their grip on the situation. Thus, the girls who still believe that Kamisato Kakeru can come back, the Kamisato Faction, laid waste to the city as they pleased!

The pursuit expert, the "Tracer" Ellen, the shape-shifting pirate girl who specializes in close-quarters combat, Luca, and the ghost girl who freely uses the Internet to manipulate the public, Maya. As Kihara Yuiitsu uses her "right hand" as a shield, the girls are ordered to eliminate Kamijou Touma, but at their core they are unchanged. They will bring back the one in their thoughts. And therefore, with that belief, they push on.

Touma continues to escape the wrath of the girls who hunt him down with with everything they can. On his side is the only member of the Kamisato Faction that has decided to follow him, the UFO girl Fran.

However, they cannot afford to make any mistakes.

Under this situation of mathematical odds, it is the time for Kamijou Touma to show his true essence.

Now go, save Kamisato Kakeru.

Stop these girls' sorrowful rampage, so that this conflict would meet its end.

Chapter List[]

  • Prologue: Or the Assumptions Include the Conclusion — to_the_Girl's_ABYSS.
  • Chapter 1: Or Cutting off Leads to Diffusion — Gray_City.
  • Chapter 2: Or Escape Allows a Counterattack — Social_Network_Slayer.
  • Chapter 3: Or Isolation Surpasses a Group – Engage_U.F.O.
  • Chapter 4: Or a Taboo Brings Peace – Salvage_XXX.
  • Epilogue: Or Doubt Contains the Truth – Bet_Time.Red_or_Black.

Bonus Material[]

Using Final Bosses to Determine a Sociological Threat[]


In a limited release booklet from the GAMERS store accompanying the release of the novel, there is a short story about Uiharu Kazari and Shirai Kuroko going to School District 1 to study and then finding a book about video games there. Here, Kazari discusses final bosses in video games relating to the real world trends. It ends on Kazari being confused about two candidates for the final boss, a great witch in a magical kingdom and an immortal hooked up to a machine, as she is hard-pressed to believe that there are people like in that real world waging a secret war.


By order of appearance:

  • Shirai Kuroko
  • Uiharu Kazari




  1. 1.0 1.1 NT Volume 17: (Japanese) Dengeki Bunko


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