A Certain Scientific Accelerator

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A Certain Scientific Accelerator
A Certain Scientific Accelerator, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume, featuring Accelerator (top) and Last Order (bottom).
とある科学の一方通行
(Toaru Kagaku no Akuserarēta)
GenreScience fiction, supernatural[1]
Manga
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated byArata Yamaji
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
MagazineDengeki Daioh
DemographicShōnen
Original runDecember 27, 2013July 27, 2020
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
Manga
A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama
Written byTeto Tachitsu
Published byASCII Media Works
MagazineDengeki Daioh
DemographicShōnen
Original runOctober 27, 2015November 27, 2018
Volumes4 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byNobuharu Kamanaka
Written byKenji Sugihara
Music byMaiko Iuchi
Studio
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, BS11
Original run July 12, 2019 September 27, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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A Certain Scientific Accelerator (Japanese: とある科学の一方通行アクセラレータ, Hepburn: Toaru Kagaku no Akuserarēta)[a] is a Japanese manga series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Arata Yamaji, and a spin-off of Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index light novel series. It was serialized in Dengeki Daioh from December 2013 to July 2020. The manga is published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff aired from July 12 to September 27, 2019. Teto Tachitsu published a spin-off manga titled A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama from 2015 to 2018.

Plot[edit]

After protecting Last Order at the cost of much of his power, Accelerator now finds himself dragged into a new conflict in the form of a sinister organization called Disciplinary Action which plots to use Last Order for a dangerous mission. Now that they have set their plan into motion and are in pursuit of the young girl, it is up to the world's most powerful esper and his newfound companion, Esther Rosenthal, to protect Last Order and defend Academy City in the process.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga is written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Arata Yamaji, with character designs by Yamaji and A Certain Magical Index light novel illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura.[2] The series launched in the February 2014 issue of ASCII Media Works' shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh on December 27, 2013,[2] and it concluded with the September 2020 issue sold on July 27, 2020.[3] On March 25, 2015, Seven Seas Entertainment announced that they had licensed the manga for publication in North America.[4]

Teto Tachitsu serialized a four-panel comedy spin-off manga titled A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama (とある偶像の一方通行さま, To Aru Idol no Accelerator-sama) in Dengeki Daioh from October 27, 2015 to November 27, 2018.[5][6]

A Certain Scientific Accelerator[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 July 26, 2014[7]978-4-04-866702-9October 27, 2015[8]978-1-626921-86-3
  • Chapters 1-3
2 November 27, 2014[9]978-4-04-866988-7January 5, 2016[10]978-1-626922-28-0
  • Chapters 4-8
3 April 27, 2015[11]978-4-04-869345-5May 31, 2016[12]978-1-626922-64-8
  • Chapters 9-13
4 October 27, 2015[13]978-4-04-865430-2October 25, 2016[14]978-1-626923-37-9
  • Chapters 14-18
5 May 27, 2016[15]978-4-04-892121-3March 7, 2017[16]978-1-626924-35-2
  • Chapters 19-24
6 November 26, 2016[17]978-4-04-892430-6August 29, 2017[18]978-1-626925-10-6
  • Chapters 25-30
7 August 26, 2017[19]978-4-04-892917-2January 16, 2018[20]978-1-626926-68-4
  • Chapters 31-37
8 March 24, 2018[21]978-4-04-893719-1February 12, 2019[22]978-1-626928-22-0
  • Chapters 38-43
9 October 11, 2018[23]978-4-04-912054-7June 18, 2019[24]978-1-642750-88-1
  • Chapters 44-48
10 June 26, 2019[25]978-4-04-912586-3April 28, 2020[26]978-1-642757-33-0
  • Chapters 49-52
11 March 26, 2020[27]978-4-04-913114-7December 1, 2020[28]978-1-64505-449-8
  • Chapters 53-58
12 August 27, 2020[29]978-4-04-913394-3
  • Chapters 59-61

A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 November 26, 2016[30]978-4-04-892363-7
  • Chapters 1-10
2 August 26, 2017[31]978-4-04-892916-5
  • Chapters 11-19
3 March 24, 2018[32]978-4-04-893715-3
  • Chapters 20-29
4 December 25, 2018[33]978-4-04-912240-4
  • Chapters 30-39

Anime[edit]

During an event on October 1, 2017, A Certain Magical Index editor Kazuma Miki teased that "A Certain Project 2018", consisting of the third season of the Index anime, was "not just Index."[34] On October 7, 2018, during the "Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Fall Dengeki Festival", it was announced that A Certain Scientific Accelerator would be adapted into an anime television series.[35] The series is animated by J.C.Staff and directed by Nobuharu Kamanaka, with Kenji Sugihara handling series composition, and Yohei Yaegashi designing the characters. Maiko Iuchi is composing the music. Twelve episodes were broadcast from July 12 to September 27, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11.[36][37][38] The opening theme is "Shadow is the Light" by The Sixth Lie and the ending theme is "Parole" by Sajou no Hana.[39] Funimation has licensed the anime for a simuldub.[40]

No.TitleOriginal air date on AT-X
1"Accelerator"
Transcription: "Akuserarēta" (Japanese: 学園都市最強能力者アクセラレータ)
July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)
Still at the hospital recovering from the wound he suffered while protecting Last Order, Accelerator must deal with a team of espers that appear with the intention of killing him.
2"Necromancer"
Transcription: "Nekuromansā" (Japanese: 死霊術師ネクロマンサー)
July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)
Esther Rosenthal, a girl with the power of raising the dead, escapes from captivity and seeks Accelerator's help.
3"Numbers"
Transcription: "Nanbāzu" (Japanese: 四凶の符ナンバーズ)
July 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
Accelerator gives shelter to Esther while they investigate further about DA, the organization who wants to use her power for their own gain.
4"Third Number"
Transcription: "Sādo Nanbā" (Japanese: 擬似魂魄・禍斗サードナンバー)
August 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)
DA decides to turn against the High Council of Academy City, who in response, sends the "Scavengers", an assassination team to dispose of them.
5"DA"
Transcription: "DA" (Japanese: 警備員の闇DA)
August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Anti-Skill attacks the hideout of DA and their battle escalates with the appearance of the Scavengers.
6"Scavenger"
Transcription: "Sukabenjā" (Japanese: 屍喰部隊スカベンジャー)
August 16, 2019 (2019-08-16)
After the battle, the Scavengers attack Esther in order to kidnap the Misaka unit she is protecting, until Accelerator arrives to help her.
7"Download"
Transcription: "Daunrōdo" (Japanese: 制限時間ダウンロード)
August 23, 2019 (2019-08-23)
Just after rescuing the Misaka unit from the Scavengers, Accelerator must pursue three powerful mech units that captured her.
8"Friend"
Transcription: "Furendo" (Japanese: 蛭魅フレンド)
August 30, 2019 (2019-08-30)
9"Memory of Death"
Transcription: "Memorī obu Desu" (Japanese: 10031回の死メモリー オブ デス)
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
10"Catastrophe"
Transcription: "Katasutorofu" (Japanese: 目覚めカタストロフ)
September 13, 2019 (2019-09-13)
11"Perfect Golem"
Transcription: "Pāfekuto Goremu" (Japanese: 完全体パーフェクトゴレム)
September 20, 2019 (2019-09-20)
12"Something to Protect"
Transcription: "Mamoru beki mono" (Japanese: まもるべきもの)
September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official title is A Certain Magical Index Side-Story: A Certain Scientific Accelerator (とある魔術の禁書目録外伝 とある科学の一方通行, Toaru Majutsu no Index Gaiden: Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator).

References[edit]

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