Academy City's peacekeeping forces are absent due to the Avignon invasion. In that now lawless land, shadowy groups start moving behind the scenes.--Those acting for their own interests.--Those who love the dark and revel in killing.--Those trying to destroy others' hope.--Those standing up in defiance for those important to them.--Those bringing the battle to the higher echelons.--Those quelling rebellious elements.--Those who would stop a rampage with violence.In this city, which controls all of science, who will survive?
While Touma Kamijou's life is usually perpetual misfortune, he's suddenly presented with an unexpected stroke of luck: a couple's trip to the city of water, Venice! It's an exciting European trip for Touma and Index, but could this be the start of more bad times!?
Academy City is hosting its annual sports festival, and the event is drawing spectators from around the world. Not every visitor is on hand to enjoy the spectacle, though. With smugglers afoot, it seems Touma's rotten luck will be getting a solid workout...
A certain unlikely hero... Touma Kamijou has the worst luck imaginable... Sure he's a citizen of Academy City, a scientific marvel of the modern world where superhuman abilities are artificially cultivated and commonplace, but when it comes to paranormal talent, Kamijou's been classified a Level Zero-a loser, basically. Oh, he does have one trick up his sleeve (literally), but even that's more trouble than it's worth. When Kamijou encounters a delusional young girl convinced she's a nun and raving about being chased by evil sorcerers, he's eager to send her on her way and get back to failing his studies. Fate, it would seem though, has other ideas, and he suddenly finds himself caught up in a supernatural intrigue with a girl named "Index" at the center! Science and magic collide in this first volume of one of the most popular light novel series ever penned!
A certain unlikely hero... August 31. The day Accelerator meets a strange girl in a back alley and he's sure he's seen her somewhere before. The day Mikoto Misaka finds herself asked on a date by a very pleasant young man. That same day, Touma Kamijou awakes with an especially unlucky feeling. The reason: He's just realized he has completely forgotten to do any of his summer homework. Three characters, three stories, and one last day of summer vacation!
The New York Times bestselling SF manga series continues! Welcome to a world where mysticism and science collide, and supernatural powers are derived from either science or religion. At the heart of this world is Academy City, an advanced metropolis whose population is comprised mostly of students. The majority of students are enrolled in the city’s “Power Curriculum Program,” where they must learn to master their latent psychic powers. Out of several million students, only seven are deemed powerful enough to have Level 5 status. Meet Mikoto Misaka, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friend Kuroko Shirai and the other members of Judgment, a student-run law enforcement agency, Mikoto delves deep into the dark heart of the scientific sprawl she calls home and uncovers secrets she wishes she hadn’t! A Certain Scientific Railgun is a must-have manga series for fans of stories that blend science and magic like Psychic Academy and Full Metal Alchemist. The “Certain” franchise began with the long-running light novel series A Certain Magical Index, which was adapted into both a manga and an anime series. Its spin-off, A Certain Scientific Railgun, became a breakout hit with a better selling manga and higher rated anime series. In October 2010, a new anime series following the further adventures of both series’ protagonists began airing in Japan. A second season of the TV anime A Certain Scientific Railgun began airing in Japan in 2013.