The official website for the upcoming third anime season of Kazuma Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) light novel series began streaming the Comic Market 94 promotional video on Friday which previews the opening theme song “Gravitation” by Maon Kurosaki. Kurosaki previously performed the “Magic∞world” and “Memories Last” ending theme songs for Toaru Majutsu no Index II. Yuka Iguchi, who also voices Index in the franchise, will perform the ending theme song. The series will premiere from October 5.
The series will have a stage event at the Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Fall Dengeki Festival on October 7 at 5:00 p.m.
The staff was also revealed:
- Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
- Script: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Art Director: Tomonori Kuroda
- Color Design: Tomomi Ando, Mai Nakamura
- Design: Yuichi Tanaka
- Director of Photography: Shingo Fukuyo
- Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
- Sound Director: Takayuki Yamaguchi
- Music: Maiko Iuchi
- Studio: J.C.Staff
A new trailer announcement was revealed for the third season last September:
Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, which has been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint since April 2004. The plot is set in a world where supernatural abilities exist. The light novels focus on Touma Kamijou, a young high school student in Academy City who has an unusual ability, as he encounters an English nun named Index. His ability and relationship with Index proves dangerous to other magicians and espers who want to discover the secrets behind him, Index as well as the city. Yen Press have licensed the novels in North America. A manga adaptation by Chuya Kogino began serialization in Monthly Shōnen Gangan from May 2007. J.C.Staff produced two 24-episode anime series between 2008 and 2011. An animated film was released in February 2013. The anime adaptations are licensed in North America by Funimation.
The side-story manga series, A Certain Scientific Railgun, began serialization in Dengeki Daioh in February 2007. A second side-story manga series, A Certain Scientific Accelerator, began serialization in Dengeki Daioh in December 2013.
Toaru Majutsu no Index synopsis:
Academy City, Japan, is at the forefront of science. Besides being 30 years ahead of the world technologically, more than three-fourths of this peculiar city’s population consists of students developing their psychic abilities as espers in various institutions. Among these students is Touma Kamijou, a high school boy with the lowest psychic rank of zero, but with a mysterious power no scientist can understand: “Imagine Breaker,” which allows him to negate other supernatural abilities.
This, however, doesn’t affect Kamijou’s life in the least as he plays his role as a regular teenager; that is, until he meets the strange Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a young girl who has memorized the entire forbidden grimoires, and now a dangerous organization is hunting Index down. With several magicians looking to harm the girl, Kamijou will defend his new companion at all costs as he discovers a strange new realm of the supernatural.