A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion
Japanese Title: 劇場版 とある 魔術 の 禁書目録 エンヂュミオン の 奇跡
Romaji: Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu: Endyumion no Kiseki
Release Date: February 23rd 2013 (Japan)
Running Time: 90 mins.
Director: Hiroshi Nishikori
Writer: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Screenplay),
Starring: Atsushi Abe (Tōma Kamijō), Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka), Yuka Iguchi (Index), Kisho Taniyama (Stiyl Magnus), Aki Toyosaki (Kazari Uihara)
The first film entry in the The Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) franchise is released this year and it is going under the title Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endyumion no Kiseki (A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion). With less than a month to go the official website is streaming trailers and TV commercials which have the movie’s theme song “Shining Star – Love Letter” by Yuka Iguchi, who voices the character Index..
Academy City is about to see the completion of the space elevator named Endymion. Around the time of completion Tōma Kamijō and Index encounter a Level 0 girl named Arisa Narumori who has a mysterious connection to Index. The three get along well but soon find themselves the targets of magicians lead by Stiyl Magnus who claims that Arisa is key to a brewing war between science and magic. A female leader named Shattoaura leads a unit from Academy City against the attack but Tōma Kamijō and Index still need to deal with the threat posed by Stiyl.
The staff list is filled with Index franchise veterans. Leading the way is Hiroshi Nishikiori (Gad Guard, Azumanga Daioh) who is directing the film. The script has been written by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, Accel World) and that is based on an original story from Kazuma Kamachi the creator of the franchise. Kiyotaka Haimura, the man behind the illustrations for the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel is helping with original character designs while art direction is orchestrated by Tomonori Kuroda. All of this is taking place with J.C. Staff animating and studio Sanzigen handling the CG.
The film is due for theatrical release in Japan on the February 23rd 2013.