Ever wondered how Japanese novels are adapted into anime? How do the anime and novel versions compare? Is the novel always better? In this issue of "Novel vs Anime," we look at A Certain Magical Index, the popular light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi. Hit the jump to read more!
Crunchyroll is getting in the spirit of the season with an "Unbox the Holidays" campaign, in which a new selection of catalog titles is revealed each week. The first batch is upon us, so check out what new anime is available in the catalog right now after the jump.
Light novel publisher Dengeki has launched their 2016 Super Thank You Fair. Now, while it's going to be difficult for international fans to participate in give-aways of magazine subscriptions, clearfiles and postcards, or the see the book store displays, or take part in the ebook book club, they can appreciate the special Dengeki Heroine Celebration.
It's never too early to prepare for your waifu's birthday, so, this week, publisher Dengeki wrapped up reservations for a series of goods celebrating the May 2nd birthday of A Certain Scientific Railgun's titular heroine Mikoto Misaka. Their 2016 Birthday set features hug pillow cover, 20cm cake plate, button and desktop standee for 16,200yen.
Figure maker FREEing has scheduled the second Gainax Girl to get the huge 1/4 scale, Bunny ver figure. Following Gurren Lagann's Yoko will be Gunbuster: Aim for the Top 2!'s Nono. Also scheduled is the introduction of Raildex to the line with the titular heroine of A Certain Magical Index. Get a look after the jump.
A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun anime character designer and animation Yuichi Tanaka doesn't post much art to social media, and they're protective of what they do post, but a certain hot (in more ways than one) trend has yielded the rare treat. Get a look after the jump.
Last year, publisher Dengeki celebrated the 10th anniversary of A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun author Kazuma Kamachi's debut with a series of projects that continued into 2015. The latest of these is a specialty Raildex/Heavy Object collaboration shop at Shibuya Marui department stores. Rina Sato (Raildex's Mikoto Misaka) and Eri Suzuki (Heavy Object's Milinda Brantini) open it with a talk on December 23rd.
Seven Seas has announced the license of Yamaji Arata's 2013 A Certain Scientific Railgun (/Magical Index) spin-off manga A Certain Scientific Accelerator. More after the jump.
This weekend, the 10th anniversary of Certain Magical Index ceator Kazuma Kamachi's career is celebrated with the publication of crossover light novel The Circumstance Leading to a Simple Killer Princess’s Marriage Was A Certain Magical Heavy Zashiki Warashi. Then, on February 12th, the March issue of Shounen Gangan introduces a manga adaptation. More after the jump.
Dengeki official online store Dengekiya is currently accepting preorders for exclusive figures of “Sword Art Online” character Asuna dressed as an idol and “A Certain Magical Index” character Misaki Shokuho as a bunny maid. YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info after the jump!
Dengekiya, the official online store for Ascii Media Works' "Dengeki" brand, has started accepting pre-orders for 1/8th scale figures of two popular heroines from Dengeki Bunko's major light novel series, Asuna from Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online, and Misaki Shokuhou from Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index. Check the details after the jump!
Fan favorite Toma from A Certain Magical Index, along with a roster of other characters from author Kazuma Kamachi's other stories including Waltraute from Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijō, Satsuki from Satsujin-ki to Deep End, Bunny Girl from Kantan na Monitor Desu, Zashiki Warashi from Intelle Village no Zashiki Warashi, and Milinda from Heavy Object are set to meet in a crossover manga celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kamachi's career.
The crew from Academy City return for some space elevator/idol action, joined by Yōko Hikasa, Ayane Sakura and Sachika Misawa as original characters in 2013's A Certain Magical Index - The Movie - The Miracle of Endymion anime movie. FUNimation will be releasing this in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack February 17th for $34.98. Check out their preview after the jump.
This week, iOS card battle game Uchi No Hime-sama Ga Ichiban Kawaii launches a crossover promotion with the A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun series. An Academy City stage will be appearing through the 17th, with a boss battle and chance to recruit Oriana Thomson. Komoe Tsukuyomi is being offered as a log in bonus through the 8th, and Hyōka Kazakiri is being offered from November 9-11. More after the jump.
After announcing the addition of Durarara!!'s Izaya Orihara (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya), Raildex's Accelerator (Nobuhiko Okamoto) and the title character from Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan (Saeko Chiba) to crossover fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax's roster of support characters at the light novel publisher's Fall Festival, the associated Online site has posted a video showcasing the trio. Get a look after the jump.