A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest Announces Fully Voiced Original Story Set Between New Testament Volumes 11 & 12

Square Enix has announced that their ongoing mobile gacha game, A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest, will have a new original story on June 29, 2023. The author of the light novel series, Kazuma Kamachi, has penned this narrative, and it has been confirmed to take place after the events of the anime.

In fact, this new story is stated to take place between New Testament Volumes 11 and 12. For those unaware, the anime adaption of A Certain Magical Index has only covered up to the end of World War III, the entirety of The Old Testament, the first series of light novels. New Testament and Genesis Testament, the second and third light novel series, respectively, have not been adapted in the anime.

This chosen placement would put the new original storyline after the Othinus arc and near the beginning of the World Rejector Kamisato arc.

Moreover, the new narrative will be fully voiced, with a new character drawn by Kiyotaka Haimura, the franchise’s original character designer. A special countdown effect will also start appearing in-game from June 19 onward, teasing dialogue from the update.

For more information, check out the latest A Certain Magical IndexImaginary Fest information notice. 

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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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