To commemorate the latest seasonal event for the ongoing mobile gacha game A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest, the artist of the spinoff manga A Certain Scientific Dark Matter, Kisaragi Nankyoku, shared new artwork.
The number two Level Five, Kakine Teitoku, is depicted in the same yukata he’s shown in for the new Summer New Festival event in A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest. Nankyoku also recently shared a celebratory illustration for the fourth anniversary of A Certain Scientific Dark Matter.
A Certain Scientific Dark Matter began in August 2019 as the tenth manga series for the franchise, though its run was pretty short, only comprising one volume. The story focused on the number two Level 5 of Academy City, Kakine Teitoku, also known as Dark Matter.
His past is highlighted, alongside his relationship with Yuzuriha Ringo, one of the Dark May Project test subjects, in which Kinuhata from ITEM was also involved. Of course, given the subject matter, the Dark Side of Academy City was a heavy focus.
You can view the new Kakine artwork illustrated by Nankyoku 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 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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