Kazuma Kamachi

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Kazuma Kamachi
Pen name Kazuma Kamachi (鎌池和馬 Kamachi Kazuma)
Occupation Author
Nationality Japanese
Notable works A Certain Magical Index
A Certain Scientific Railgun
Heavy Object
Website
dengekibunko.jp/author/kamachikazuma/

Kazuma Kamachi (鎌池和馬?, Kamachi Kazuma) is a pseudonymous Japanese author with over 50 light novel volumes published. He is best known for the creation of the A Certain Magical Index series which as of 2013 has sold over 14.25 million copies in Japan and has been licensed in North America by Yen Press with the first novel being released in Q4 2014.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Not much is known about Kazuma Kamachi's personal life, which is also true for other light novel authors in Japan. As an author, he is known to be consistent in writing his books, releasing at least 3 books per year. Starting in December 2014, Kazuma has been releasing novels monthly on 4 different titles while working on 3 different manga titles.

Kazuma Miki, editor of the A Certain Magical Index series, released a book and a chapter named Kamachi Kazuma the Legend confirms/debunks rumors about him and talks about him:[3]

  • Continues writing even with the Norovirus.
  • Once held a meeting without his manuscript in hand and accurately remembered everything down to the line number because “it’s all in my head”.
  • Completed A Certain Magical Index Volume 2 in only 17 days.
  • Had almost finished writing A Certain Magical Index Volume 6 before Volume 5 was released and had the plots complete up to Volume 9
  • Is abnormally fast coming up with his plots for A Certain Scientific Railgun as well.
  • Has worked on writing a novel, coming up with a manga plot, writing a short story to be bundled with an anime, and coming up with an original game scenario all at the same time.
  • Completed Heavy Object Volume 1’s manuscript in only a few weeks after getting the go-ahead on writing it.
  • Sent in the manuscript for Heavy Object Volume 2 a few days after getting the go-ahead.
  • Will write the manuscript before a deadline has even been set or will bring the next volume’s manuscript to a meeting discussing the previous volume.
  • When asked for an original short story for a magazine project, brought the completed manuscript and a full novel manuscript that did not have a deadline set yet.
  • When asked for a single short story for a magazine project, brought ten stories in and asked them to choose one.
  • Takes a break from writing by writing something else.
  • Always attends the anime script meetings and recording sessions except when sick. Came up with the ideas for every single original episode.
  • Always writes a short story novel for the anime. Already has two Dengeki Bunko novels’ worth.
  • Has plenty of manuscripts that he ended up rejecting or that had their release delayed. Altogether, it adds up to five Dengeki Bunko novel’s worth.
  • At the most, has supervised the serializations of seven manga adaptations at once.
  • Wrote the entire main scenario for Million Arthur and supervised the details of all the card characters. Did the same for the sequel.
  • Continues to bring in new manuscripts with no set deadline. Keeps doing it even when asked not to.
  • Has been releasing novels monthly since the end of 2014, but still has a years’ worth of manuscripts stocked up (as of October 2015).
  • When asked how he can write so much, said, “If I don’t keep writing, I’ll crash. Like an airplane.”

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Light novels by Kazuma Kamichi
Title Year(s) Volumes Ref.
A Certain Magical Index
とある魔術の禁書目録 (インデックス)
Toaru Majutsu no Index
2004 - 2010 25
Heavy Object
ヘヴィーオブジェクト
2009 - present 12
New Testament: A Certain Magical Index
新約 とある魔術の禁書目録 (インデックス)
Shin'yaku Toaru Majutsu no Index
2011 - present 18
Intellectual Village no Zashiki Warashi
インテリビレッジの座敷童
(lit. "The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village")
2012 - 2015 9 [4][5][6]
Kantan na Enquete desu
簡単なアンケートです
(lit. "A Simple Survey")
2012 1 [7]
Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou
ヴァルトラウテさんの婚活事情
(lit. "The Circumstances Leading to Waltraute's Marriage")
2012 1 [8]
Kantan na Monitor desu
簡単なモニターです
(lit. "A Simple Monitoring")
2013 1 [9]
Mitou Shoukan: //Blood Sign
未踏召喚://ブラッドサイン
(lit. "The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign")
2014 - present 6 [10]
Toaru Majutsu no Heavy na Zashiki-warashi ga Kantan na Satsujinki no Konkatsu Jijou
とある魔術のへヴィーな座敷童が簡単な殺人妃の婚活事情
(lit. "A Certain Magical Heavy Zashiki-Warashi Deals With a Simple Killer Princess' Marriage Circumstances")
2015 1 [11]
Saikyou wo Kojiraseta Level Counter Stop Kenseijo Beatrice no Jakuten Sono Na wa "Buu Buu"
最強をこじらせたレベルカンスト剣聖女ベアトリーチェの弱点 その名は「ぶーぶー」
(lit. "The Weakness of Beatrice the Level Cap Holy Swordswoman That Made Being the Strongest Even More Trouble – His Name? Boo Boo ")
2016 - present 3 [12]

Manga[edit]

Manga by Kazuma Kamichi
Title Year(s) Volumes Ref.
A Certain Scientific Railgun
とある科学の超電磁砲 (レールガン)
Toaru Kagaku no Rērugan
2007 - present 12
A Certain Magical Index
とある魔術の禁書目録 (インデックス)
Toaru Majutsu no Index
2007 - present 18
Heavy Object
ヘヴィーオブジェクト
2009 - 2011 1
Heavy Object S
ヘヴィーオブジェクトS
2011 - 2013 3
A Certain Magical Index: Endymion's Miracle
とある魔術の禁書目録 エンデュミオンの奇蹟
Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki
2013 2
Toaru Nichijou no Index-san
とある日常のいんでっくすさん
(lit. "A Certain Everyday Index-san")
2013 - 2016 5 [13]
A Certain Scientific Accelerator
とある科学の一方通行 (アクセラレータ)
Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator
2013 - present 6
Heavy Object A
ヘヴィーオブジェクトA
2015 - 2016 3
Toaru Idol no Accelerator-sama
とある偶像 (アイドル)一方通行 (アクセラレータ)さま
(lit. "A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama")
2015 - present 1


Film[edit]

Film by Kazuma Kamichi
Title Year Role Ref.
A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion
劇場版 とある魔術の禁書目録 エンデュミオンの奇蹟
Gekijōban Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu: Endyumion no Kiseki
2013 story writer

Video Games[edit]

Video games by Kazuma Kamichi
Title Year Platform Role Ref.
Kakusansei Million Arthur
拡散性ミリオンアーサー
2011 Android, iOS scenario writer [14]
A Certain Magical Index
とある魔術の禁書目録 (インデックス)
Toaru Majutsu no Index
2011 PlayStation Portable
story writer [15]
A Certain Scientific Railgun
とある科学の超電磁砲 (レールガン)
Toaru Kagaku no Rērugan
2011 PlayStation Portable
story writer [16]
A Certain Magical Index: Struggle Battle
拡散性ミリオンアーサー
Toaru Majutsu no Index Struggle Battle
2012 Android, iOS story writer [17]
Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Ensemble
とある魔術と科学の群奏活劇 (アンサンブル)
(lit. "A Certain Magical and Scientific Ensemble")
2013 PlayStation Portable
story writer [18]
Kairisei Million Arthur
拡散性ミリオンアーサー
2016 Android, iOS
PS4, PS Vita
scenario writer

Awards[edit]

  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!
    • 2009 - 4th Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2010 - 9th Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2011 - 1st Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2012 - 2nd Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2013 - 2nd Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2014 - 3rd Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2015 - 4th Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2016 - 7th Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index
    • 2017 - 3rd Place in Best Novel Series, A Certain Magical Index

References[edit]

  1. ^ "「第20回電撃大賞」小説大賞、イラスト大賞、学校大賞の3部門で、史上最多応募総数7,523作品!" (PDF). ASCII Media Works. June 7, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yen Press Adds A Certain Magical Index Light Novels". Anime News Network. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "面白ければなんでもあり 【第二章 『とある魔術の禁書目録』御坂美琴はなぜ短パンを穿いているのか ~つくる(創作術)~】 試し読み". amwbooks.asciimw.jp. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  4. ^ Amazon.co.jp: インテリビレッジの座敷童 (6) (電撃文庫): 鎌池和馬, 真早: 本 [The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village] (in Japanese). Amazon. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ インテリビレッジの座敷童 [The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ インテリビレッジの座敷童(4) [The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village (4)] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ 簡単なアンケートです [A Simple Survey] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ ヴァルトラウテさんの婚活事情 [The Circumstances Leading to Waltraute's Marriage] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ 簡単なモニターです [A Simple Monitoring] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ 未踏召喚://ブラッドサイン [The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ とある魔術のヘヴィーな座敷童が簡単な殺人妃の婚活事情 電撃文庫公式サイト (in Japanese). Dangeki Bunko. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ 最強をこじらせたレベルカンスト剣聖女ベアトリーチェの弱点 その名は『ぶーぶー』|電撃文庫公式サイト (in Japanese). Dangeki Bunko. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  13. ^ とある日常のいんでっくすさん - 漫画 - ガンガンONLINE SQUARE ENIX (in Japanese). Gangan Online. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  14. ^ 拡散性ミリオンアーサー (in Japanese). Square Enix. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ とある魔術と科学の群奏活劇(通常版) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ とある魔術と科学の群奏活劇(通常版) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ ソーシャルゲーム『とある魔術の禁書目録(インデックス)頂点決戦(ストラグルバトル)』の事前登録が開始! (in Japanese). Dengeki. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  18. ^ とある魔術と科学の群奏活劇(通常版) (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 

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