The author of A Certain Magical Index, Kazuma Kamachi, has unveiled the official cover art for the newest light novel volume of the franchise, A Certain Magical Index: Genesis Testament volume nine.
Set to launch in Japan on December 8, 2023, the following synopsis was provided, translated by our team’s Ryuji:
The demigod, the supernatural, the psychic, the sorcerer. CRC (Christian Rosencreutz) is an existence that surpasses all.
The silver-haired young man, who can kill even Alice with his terrifying power in the blink of an eye, walks around the school city and lays waste to the people as a way of “killing time.”
What lies ahead of his natural disaster-like advance is the elimination of Anna Sprengel, who sleeps in a doctor’s hospital.
Touma cannot abandon the girl who used to be his enemy. Never. In a desperate situation, he stands in front of the CRC. Will there be any “friends” who will answer his cries?
The volume is available for pre-order from Dengeki for ¥814, and it is stated to comprise 344 pages.
As a reminder, Genesis Testament is the third series of A Certain Magical Index, occurring directly after the events of New Testament, which the West will begin to receive this December.
You can view the cover artwork for A Certain Magical Index: Genesis Testament volume nine by Kiyotaka Haimura below:
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.
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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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