A Certain Magical Index New Testament Vol. 1 Reveals English Cover & Opens Pre-Orders Ahead of December 2023 Release

Ahead of the launch of A Certain Magical Index New Testament Vol. 1, the official Amazon store page has revealed the volume’s English cover, depicting Accelerator, Hamazura Shiage, and Fremea Seivelun.

The store page also lists a release date of December 12, 2023. Previously, Yen Press only announced a December 2023 release window, and this new date is currently unconfirmed, so it could be a placeholder; just keep that in mind.

Further, the paperback edition of the volume is priced at $15.00, while the digital-only version is $8.99, with pre-orders for both releases now available.

Set after A Certain Magical Index Old Testament, the following synopsis for A Certain Magical Index New Testament Vol. 1 has been provided:

After bringing an end to World War III, Touma Kamijou disappears from the world. Both sides—magic and science—take the time to rest and regroup. While Accelerator spends his days with Last Order and Misaka Worst, Shiage Hamazura uses the secrets he gained in Russia as a bargaining chip and returns to Academy City to reform Team ITEM. It seems like peace is here at last. That is, until a new group called the Freshmen arrive…

We’ll keep you all updated on the eventual release of A Certain Magical Index New Testament Vol. 1 and all subsequent volumes. You can keep an eye on the volume’s official Yen Press page for retailer information and ongoing pre-order availability.

Check out our reviews of the light novel series for A Certain Magical Index Old Testament.

You can view the English cover for A Certain Magical Index New Testament Vol. 1 below:

a certain magical index new testament

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.

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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