The manga series Toaru Majutsu no Index is written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Chuya Kogino. The manga is an adaptation of Kamachi's Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series published by ASCII Media Works. The first chapter of the manga was published in the May 2007 issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan shōnen manga magazine, and the succeeding chapters are serialized monthly. The first tankōbon volume was released by Square Enix under their Gangan Comics imprint on November 10, 2007; as of May 22, 2010, six volumes have been released. Index was adapted as a 24-episode anime television series by J.C.Staff, which aired between October 2008 and March 2009. A second season titled Toaru Majutsu no Index II, also produced by J.C.Staff, will begin airing in October 2010.