Recap / A Certain Magical Index

Since A Certain Magical Index is very long and its details vary in its various media, this recap will group by story arcs, taking note of the differences between the light novel, anime, and manga adaptations. See here for A Certain Scientific Railgun's recap page.

Warning! Recap pages do not get spoiler tags. All spoilers on these pages will be unmarked. It should also be noted that a vast majority of the recap pages seen for the light novels here use tweaked versions of the recap pages found on the wiki for the A Certain Magical Index series.

Light Novels

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    Original Series (Part 1) 

    New Testament (Part 2) 

    Side Stories 
The chronological order of these side stories in relation with the original series and with each other is not clear.
  1. SP
  2. Norse Mythology
  3. Road To Endymion
  4. Miracle Of Endymion
  5. Necessarius Special Entrance Exam
  6. Love Letter Competition
  7. New Testament SS

Anime Adaptation

    Season 1 

The first anime season that covers volumes 1 through 6 of the original light novel series.

Vol. 1: Index Arc

  • Episode 1: Academy City
  • Episode 2: The Witch Hunting King (Innocentius)
  • Episode 3: The Church of Necessary Evil (Necessarius)
  • Episode 4: Perfect Memory Ability
  • Episode 5: 12 o'clock (Limit)
  • Episode 6: Fantasy Killer (Imagine Breaker)

Vol. 2: Deep Blood Arc

  • Episode 7: Misawa Cram School (Science Cult)
  • Episode 8: Gold Transmutation (Ars Magna)
  • Episode 9: Vampire Killer (Deep Blood)

Vol. 3: Sisters Arc

  • Episode 10: Big Sister (Mikoto Misaka)
  • Episode 11: Sisters (Sisters)
  • Episode 12: Absolute Power (Level 6)
  • Episode 13: One Way (Accelerator)
  • Episode 14: Strongest vs. Weakest (Weakest vs. Strongest)

Vol. 4: Angel Fall Arc

  • Episode 15: Angel Fall (Angel Fall)
  • Episode 16: Father (Tōya Kamijō)
  • Episode 17: Archangel (The Power of God)

Vol. 5: Three Stories Arc

  • Episode 18: Impostor (Replica)
  • Episode 19: The End (Last Order)
  • Episode 20: Final Signal (Virus Code)

Vol. 6: Kazakiri Hyouka Arc

  • Episode 21: Identity Unknown (Counter Stop)
  • Episode 22: Statue (Golem)
  • Episode 23: Hyōka Kazakiri (Friends)
  • Episode 24: Imaginary Number School District - Five-Element Agency

    Season 2 

The second anime season that covers volumes 7 through 13 of the original light novel series. The season starts off with the one volume 5 story that was skipped over, and ends with a side-story that takes place after volume 13.

Vol. 5: Three Stories Arc

  • Episode 1: August 31st (The Last Day)

Vol. 7: Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc

  • Episode 2: The Book of the Law
  • Episode 3: The Amakusa Church
  • Episode 4: Voice of the Magicbane (Sheol Fear)
  • Episode 5: Lotus Wand

Vol. 8: Tree Diagram Remnant Arc

  • Episode 6: Wreckage (Remnant)
  • Episode 7: Coordinate Relocation (Move Point)

Vol. 9-10: Daihasei Festival Arc

  • Episode 8: The Daihasei Festival
  • Episode 9: Pursuit Inhibited (Route Disturb)
  • Episode 10: Stenographic Sourcebook (Shorthand)
  • Episode 11: Stab Sword
  • Episode 12: The Observatory (Belvedere)
  • Episode 13: Apostolic Cross (Croce di Pietro)

Vol. 11: The Queen Of The Adriatic Sea Arc

  • Episode 14: City of Water
  • Episode 15: Queen's Fleet
  • Episode 16: Rosary of the Appointed Time

Vol. 12-13: Academy City Invasion Arc

  • Episode 17: Penalty Game
  • Episode 18: Specimen Number (Serial Number)
  • Episode 19: Amata Kihara (The Researcher)
  • Episode 20: Hound Squad (Hound Dog)
  • Episode 21: Learning Device (Testament)
  • Episode 22: The Divine Retribution Spell

Side-Story: Skill-Out Uprising Arc

  • Episode 23: Prewar
  • Episode 24: Armed Gang (Skill-Out)


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