The gang’s all here, folks! Get your hype on!
During their industry panel at Anime Expo, Warner Brothers Japan showed off a new teaser trailer for A Certain Magical Index III. The 45-second teaser features the main characters, set to a thumping electronic beat.
A Certain Magical Index III hits Japanese TV in October. Tokyo MX will carry the series.
Hiroshi Nishikiori (Trinity Seven, A Certain Magical Index) is returning to the director’s chair at J.C. Staff, with Yuichi Tanaka (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel) reprising their role as character designer. Hiroyuki Yoshino (Black Butler: Book of Circus, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is in charge of series composition.
Kazuma Kamachi is credited as the original creator, and Kiyotaka Haimura is listed as original character designer.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Toma Kamijo: Atsushi Abe
- Index: Yuka Iguchi
- Mikoto Misaka: Rina Satou
- Accelerator: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Shiage Hamazura: Satoshi Hino
A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) is based on Kazuma Kamachi and illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura’s light novel series of the same name. The show, which premiered in the Fall 2008 broadcast season, was directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh, Melody of Oblivion) at J.C. Staff. Yuichi Tanaka (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Schoolgirl Strikers Animation Channel) produced character designs for the project, while Masanao Akahoshi (Freezing, Future Card Buddyfight) took charge of series composition.
Funimation holds the license for A Certain Magical Index in North America. Crunchyroll describes the series as:
Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she find a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others.
Source: Warner Brothers Japan (Industry Panel)