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A Certain Magical Index, Vol. 2 (Toaru Majutsu no Index #2)

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In Academy City, magic and science coexist in an unwavering power struggle--and Toma Kamijo has been caught up in the middle of it ever since he met Index, a magical nun who has been implanted with 103,000 ancient texts. When Toma learns from magician Stiyl Magnus that a shrine maiden is being held captive at an Academy City cram school, and that someone from the magical ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Yen On (first published April 2004)
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Mar 01, 2015 Niquie rated it really liked it
There was a sense of disbelief that came over me as I read this book (it just felt unreal at times) which really worked for me considering everything that happened in it. Much like book 1 Touma wants to save a girl (this time a different girl, and is this going to be a theme each book (view spoiler)?), a girl called Deep Blood. A girl who can kill a certain creature many thought not to exist. The very idea of said creature existi ...more
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Mar 13, 2015 Brandon Varnell rated it it was amazing
So, I actually finished reading this a while ago, and just hadn't written a review yet. I guess you could say I got a case of the lazies.

Now onto the review!

Having watched the anime before reading the light novel, I came in pretty much expecting to not be surprised--and then, to my surprise, I found myself surprised.

One of the first things I discovered while reading the light novel is that the anime leaves a lot of content out. I almost feel like the anime only has about half the original conten
I don't think that A Certain Magical Index will win converts to light novel fandom. It exists in an oddly specific state where it can be perfectly representative of the genre. Not every light novel checks off the same boxes, but Index seems to check off every possible box with what the author would almost certainly describe as a smile that everyone was glad to see, even if they couldn't be the one it was for.

The thing with A Certain Magical Index, then, is that, in this second novel, it proves t
Apr 26, 2015 Matisse rated it it was ok
The Internet keeps goofing up, man.

According to the world wide web, the Sword Art Online Fairy Dance volumes were awful. According to the Interwebs, Accel World was inferior to SAO as a series. Wrong on both accounts.

The Internet told me 'A Certain Magical Index' wouldn't make me want to kill myself. Plot twist: it did, many times. For many reasons.

I think this was a perfect storm of light novel tragedies. It's a second novel, and I've read enough light novel series to know these are typicall
Sep 14, 2016 Rinke rated it really liked it
Certainly a lot darker than the first part. The magical aspect of the world is coming a lot more to the forefront which makes it a little bit difficult to follow the story-line but still a great book with a lot of exciting things going on.
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May 09, 2015 Sergio Poo rated it really liked it
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A lot better than the first volume. We get a bit more insight into how the world in this series works. The story is more focused and the pacing is much tighter than the previous volume. I do think part of the enjoyment is that Index isn't in the story a lot, since I've found her character to be a bit annoying at times.
May 18, 2016 Lucie rated it it was amazing
Super tome, je suis déjà accro à cette saga, mais j'ai peur de la suite car normalement, si j'ai compris, Index ne fait plus partie de l'aventure, et ce serait complètement débile
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Kamachi Kazuma (鎌池和馬 Kamachi Kazuma?) is a Japanese-born light novel author and the original creator of the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, its spin-off manga series.
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