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The first Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel volume was first published on April 10, 2004. It is the first novel in the Toaru Majutsu no Index series and the debut novel of Kamachi Kazuma for Dengeki Bunko. The volume was later localized in Chinese for release in Taiwan and Hong Kong on August 29, 2007 [2] and Mainland China on February 2, 2012.[3] An English version of the volume was released on November 18, 2014. [4]

It depicts Kamijou Touma, a hapless young man with the Imagine Breaker living in Academy City, the city of science and esper powers, meeting Index, a girl from the mysterious world of magic, who will forever change his life.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

In the balcony of my room, a snow-white nun suddenly falls from the sky.

"That's impossible..."

Kamijou Touma mutters, and the girl that looks like a nun had this to say: "I had escaped from the world of magic and came here."

This is the place where people recognize "supernatural powers" as an "ordinary science"... the anti-occult Academy City.

Touma is soon accompanied by this mysterious girl named Index when a real magician suddenly appears from behind them!

Thus presenting this anticipated school action story of a newcomer!

ChaptersEdit

NOTE: The misspelled word "Egde" (edge) exists in both versions.

  • Prologue: The Tale of the Illusion Killer Boy — The_Imagine-Breaker.
  • Chapter 1: The Magician Lands in the Town — FAIR,_Occasionally_GIRL.
  • Chapter 2: The Conjurer Bestows Demise — The_7th-Egde.
  • Chapter 3: The Grimoire Peacefully Smiles — "Forget_me_not."
  • Chapter 4: The Retiring Magician Chooses the End — (N)Ever_Say_Good_bye.
  • Epilogue: The Conclusion of the Index of Prohibited Books Girl — Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum.

Localized ReleasesEdit

KoreanEdit

어떤 마술의 금서목록 1
Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel v01 Korean cover
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Release Date 한국어 November 10, 2006[5]
ISBN-13 한국어 ISBN 978-89-252-0619-6
Number of Pages 312 pages
순백의 수녀님이 갑자기 하늘에서 내려왔다.

바로 내 방으로.
"있을 수 없는 일이야⋯."
카미조 토우마는 중얼거렸지만, 그 수녀복 차림의 소녀는 이렇게 말했다.
자신은 오컬트의 세계에서 도망쳐왔다─고.
여기는 '초능력'이 '일반과학'처럼 인지된, 안티 오컬트의 학원도시.
카미조는 '인덱스'라는 이름의, 수수께끼로 가득한 소녀의 언행을 수상하게 여기지만
두 사람 앞에 정말로 '마술사'가 나타나는 바람에─!
촉망받는 신예의 흥미진진한 학원 액션 스토리 등장!

ChineseEdit

魔法禁書目錄 1
Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel v01 Chinese cover
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Release Date ‪中文(台灣)‬ August 29, 2007[2]
中文 February 2, 2012[3]
ISBN-13 ‪中文(台灣)‬ ISBN 978-986-174-402-5[2]
中文 ISBN 978-7-5356-5072-6[3]
故事發生在一座將超能力視為「一般科學」的反超自然學園都市。

高中生上条當麻的房間裡,突然出現了一位從天而降的白衣修女。 她自稱為「禁書目錄」,是從魔法世界逃出來的, 但是上条卻因為她,而就此一頭栽進了超自然現象的世界…

EnglishEdit

A Certain Magical Index Volume 1
A Certain Magical Index Light Novel v01 cover
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Release Date English November 18, 2014[4]
ISBN-13 English ISBN 978-0-316-33912-4[4]
Number of Pages 224 pages
A certain unlikely hero…

Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable… Sure he’s a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou’s been classified a Level Zero-a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that’s more trouble than it’s worth.

When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she’s a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he’s eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named “Index” at the center!

Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!

VietnameseEdit

Cấm Thư Ma Thuật Index - Tập 1
A Certain Magical Index Light Novel v01 Vietnamese cover
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Release Date Tiếng Việt May 23, 2018[6]

FrenchEdit

A Certain Magical Index Tome 01
A Certain Magical Index Light Novel v01 French cover
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Release Date Français June 28, 2018[7]
ISBN-13 Français ISBN 978-2-373-02050-2[7]
Number of Pages 456 pages[7]
Publiée dès 2004 dans le magazine Dengeki Bunko de l'éditeur ASCII Media Works, A certain magical Index est un véritable phénomène qui a dépassé les 16 millions d'exemplaires en circulation au Japon et qui continue de truster le TOP des meilleures ventes de light novels à chaque nouvelle parution.

Dans la Cité Académique, ville étudiante où science et magie s'entremêlent, le malchanceux Tôma Kamijô possède un don bien particulier.

Alors que les étudiants disposent de pouvoirs plus incroyables les uns que les autres, la mystérieuse capacité de Tôma lui permet d'annuler n'importe quel phénomène paranormal au prix de sa propre chance. Résigné à vivre sous une mauvaise étoile toute sa vie, son infortune provoque sa rencontre avec la jeune Index. Véritable encyclopédie sur patte, la nonne aurait mémorisé 103 000 grimoires au service de l'Église. Embarqué dans une aventure phénoménale, Tôma se retrouve propulsé malgré lui au-devant de la scène des plus grands complots où science et magie s'affrontent dans une lutte sans merci pour la suprématie du monde.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 とある魔術の禁書目録(著者:鎌池和馬) from ASCII Mediaworks. Retrieved on 2014/1/10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 魔法禁書目錄 (1) from Kadokawa Taiwan (Chinese). Retrieved on 25/5/2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 魔法禁書目錄 from Wikipedia (Chinese). Retrieved on 25/5/2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 1. Hachette Group. Retrieved on 25/5/2014.
  5. 어떤 마술의 금서목록 1 from NT Novel (Korean). Retrieved on 24/07/19.
  6. Cấm Thư Ma Thuật Index - Tập 1 from PIBOOK (Vietnamese). Retreived on 22/07/19.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 A certain magical Index, Tome 1. from Ofelbe Editions (French). Retrieved on 19/3/2019.
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