A Certain Magical Index Manga Volume 29 Releasing July 2023

Amazon Japan has listed the 29th volume of the ongoing manga adaptation of A Certain Magical Index, scheduled to release in Japan on July 12, 2023, by Square Enix. Initially penned by Kazuma Kamachi, this segment of the story occurs near the end of The Old Testament, the first series of light novels. In particular, the end of the British Royal Family arc will likely be depicted here and lead toward World War III.

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Currently, Yen Press is localizing the manga adaptation into English, with volume 27 set to release on August 22, 2023.

Yen Press has currently only licensed the first series of light novels for A Certain Magical Index, Old Testament. An Omnibus Edition of this series will launch in English later this year.

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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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