A Certain Scientific Accelerator

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A Certain Scientific Accelerator
A Certain Scientific Accelerator, volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first volume featuring Accelerator (top) and Last Order (bottom)
とある科学の一方通行 (アクセラレータ)
(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
Volumes12 (List of volumes)
Manga
A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama
Written byKazuma Kamachi
Illustrated 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
Produced by
  • Kazuma Miki
  • Kenji Tsuji
  • Yūichirō Shiji
  • Kentarō Hattori
  • Takehiro Nakakura
  • Michihisa Abe
  • Kozue Kananiwa
  • Noritomo Isogai
Written byKenji Sugihara
Music byMaiko Iuchi
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkAT-X, BS11, MBS, Tokyo MX
Original run July 12, 2019 September 27, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)

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. It is a spin-off of A Certain Magical Index series, which focuses on Academy City's most powerful Level 5 esper named Accelerator. The manga was serialized by ASCII Media Works through their monthly magazine Dengeki Daioh from December 2013 to July 2020 and published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. Kamachi and Teto Tachitsu wrote and illustrated its manga spin-off titled A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama, which was published from October 2015 to November 2018. An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff aired from July 12 to September 27, 2019.

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 October 2013 issue of Dengeki Daioh magazine announced a manga spin-off of A Certain Magical Index series to be written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Arata Yamaji and Kiyotaka Haimura, which began serialization in the magazine's February 2014 issue on December 27, 2013.[2] On March 25, 2015, Seven Seas Entertainment announced the English publication of A Certain Scientific Accelerator in North America.[3] The manga concluded in the September issue of Dengeki Daioh on July 27, 2020.[4]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 July 26, 2014[5]978-4-04-866702-9October 27, 2015[6]978-1-626921-86-3
  • Chapters 1–3
2 November 27, 2014[7]978-4-04-866988-7January 5, 2016[8]978-1-626922-28-0
  • Chapters 4–8
3 April 27, 2015[9]978-4-04-869345-5May 31, 2016[10]978-1-626922-64-8
  • Chapters 9–13
4 October 27, 2015[11]978-4-04-865430-2October 25, 2016[12]978-1-626923-37-9
  • Chapters 14–18
5 May 27, 2016[13]978-4-04-892121-3March 7, 2017[14]978-1-626924-35-2
  • Chapters 19–24
6 November 26, 2016[15]978-4-04-892430-6August 29, 2017[16]978-1-626925-10-6
  • Chapters 25–30
7 August 26, 2017[17]978-4-04-892917-2January 16, 2018[18]978-1-626926-68-4
  • Chapters 31–37
8 March 24, 2018[19]978-4-04-893719-1February 12, 2019[20]978-1-626928-22-0
  • Chapters 38–43
9 October 11, 2018[21]978-4-04-912054-7June 18, 2019[22]978-1-642750-88-1
  • Chapters 44–48
10 June 26, 2019[23]978-4-04-912586-3April 28, 2020[24]978-1-642757-33-0
  • Chapters 49–52
11 March 26, 2020[25]978-4-04-913114-7December 1, 2020[26]978-1-64505-449-8
  • Chapters 53–58
12 August 27, 2020[27]978-4-04-913394-3June 8, 2021[28]978-1-64505-827-4
  • Chapters 59–61

Spin-off[edit]

A four-panel comedy manga spin-off of the series written by Kamachi and illustrated by Teto Tachitsu, titled A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama (とある偶像 (アイドル)一方通行 (アクセラレータ)さま, Toaru Gūzō no Ippō Tsūkō-sama), began serialization in Dengeki Daioh from October 27, 2015[29] to November 27, 2018.[30] It focuses on Accelerator's career as an idol, along with other Level 5 espers.

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 November 26, 2016[31]978-4-04-892363-7
  • Chapters 1–10
2 August 26, 2017[32]978-4-04-892916-5
  • Chapters 11–19
3 March 24, 2018[33]978-4-04-893715-3
  • Chapters 20–29
4 December 25, 2018[34]978-4-04-912240-4
  • Chapters 30–39

Anime[edit]

On October 7, 2018, an anime television adaptation of A Certain Scientific Accelerator was announced.[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.[36] Twelve episodes were aired in Japan from July 12 to September 27, 2019.[37]

Reception[edit]

Sales[edit]

The first volume of A Certain Scientific Accelerator sold 39,039 copies in the first week of its release, ranking 27th behind Kuroko's Basketball,[38] and 54,093 copies in the second week, coming in twelfth.[39]

Critical response[edit]

Evan Minto of Otaku USA found A Certain Scientific Accelerator lacking an "establishing exposition" and noted its "confusing starting point" but commended Yamaji's "comfortable" handling of action scenes.[40]

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 (インデックス)外伝 一方通行 (アクセラレータ), Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu Gaiden: Toaru Kagaku no Akuserarēta).

References[edit]

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