A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest Reveals 4th Anniversary Art

During the fourth anniversary broadcast for the ongoing mobile gacha game, A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest, Square Enix unveiled two new illustrations commemorating the title’s continued success.

The first piece of artwork celebrates the game’s fourth anniversary, and it depicts the franchise’s central protagonist Touma Kamijou; titular heroine Index; the Scientific Railgun protagonist Mikoto Misaka; major character Misaki Shokuhou; former antagonist Accelerator, and main character Shiage Hamazura. The fairy-spell version of Othinus is also sat upon Touma’s shoulder.

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Additionally, the second illustration depicts Touma Kamijou alongside scantily clad swimsuit versions of Misaki Shokuhou, Mikoto Misaka, Kaori Kanzaki, and the former Magic God, Othinus. The artist is Kogino Chuuya, known for their work on the manga adaptation of A Certain Magical Index.

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You can view the full broadcast where these illustrations were revealed below, with various information also provided regarding the new original story event set to be featured.

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 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.

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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