A Certain Magical Index Gaiden: Ace Misaka Mikoto vs Queen Shokuhou Misaki!! Free Web Novel Now Available in Japan

A Certain Magical Index Gaiden: Ace Misaka Mikoto vs Queen Shokuhou Misaki!! Free Web Novel Now Available in Japan

Dengeki Bunko has announced that a new web novel, A Certain Magical Index Gaiden: Ace Misaka Mikoto vs Queen Shokuhou Misaki!!, is freely available via their Dengeki Novecomi+ service. Written by Kamachi Kazuma and featuring artwork by Nogi Yasuhito, this brief and most certainly non-canon story spinoff of A Certain Magical Index stars the two Level Fives of Tokiwadai Junior High in a no-holds-barred battle.

The synopsis has been translated below by our team’s Ryuji:

The two Level-5s of Academy City get along like cats and dogs. If they duke it out in a fight, who will reign victorious?!

The catastrophe that would happen one day has finally broken out.

On one side, we have Misaka, the third-ranked Level 5, and on the other, we have Misaki, the fifth-ranked Level 5.

Two special girls who could be called the top two ladies of the prestigious Tokiwadai Junior High School.

In a sense, this clash may have been inevitable in the first place. There are no rules, manners, morals, or taboos here anymore; it is a truly serious head-on collision between the two Level 5. They will settle the matter even if they must destroy everything in the world as it exists now. No matter what happens to the people around them, they will pull out all their psychic specs against each other.

The question, then, is: If they wield their power with all their might in the school city without mercy, who will be victorious?

You can view the official artwork of A Certain Magical Index Gaiden: Ace Misaka Mikoto vs Queen Shokuhou Misaki!! below:

A Certain Magical Index Gaiden Ace Misaka Mikoto vs Queen Shokuhou Misaki

You can read the entirety of A Certain Magical Index Gaiden: Ace Misaka Mikoto vs Queen Shokuhou Misaki!! for free in Japanese here. It is currently comprised of a prologue and eight chapters.

A Certain Magical Index originated as a light novel series before expanding into several other media, such as video games and manga adaptations. In fact, entire spinoffs have been birthed from Magical Index, including the significantly more popular A Certain Scientific Railgun.

Regardless, the Magical Index light novel is still ongoing, as it’s in the midst of its third series, Genesis Testament. The three seasons of the anime have adapted the first light novel series, known as the Old Testament. As of now, the second light novel series taking place right after the first, New Testament, has yet to receive an anime adaption.

Check out our ongoing reviews of the light novels.

The second volume of A Certain Magical Index New Testament is available for pre-order for Western fans.

While countless events and developments occur, A Certain Magical Index primarily follows protagonist Touma Kamijou, a high schooler residing in Academy City, a locale full of Espers. He is a Level 0, those whose Esper abilities are the lowest of the low.

However, Touma is different from the rest of the city since he seemingly has no latent Esper ability at all, instead possessing a mysterious power known as the Imagine Breaker in his right hand, which negates all supernatural phenomena. After meeting a young girl named Index, Touma ends up entangled in various plots involving the Science side and veiled Magic side of the world.

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