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NBCU Japan Schedules ‘A Certain Magical Index III’ Anime Blu-ray Box Set

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The fall 2018 anime series A Certain Magical Index III is getting its home video release handled by NBC Universal Japan where it was originally released as eight singles priced around 8,500 yen per Blu-ray. Now, the distributor has put together the first box set release for it since the singles ended in the summer of 2019. The full-series set is priced at 30,000 yen that will be spread across five discs and looks like it’ll have the same extras as the eight-disc release. It’ll also include the two original soundtrack CDs when it arrives on September 29th, 2021.

Hiroshi Nishikori is returning to direct this season after doing the first two while Hiroyuki Yoshino will handle the scripts after working on the film. Yuichi Tanaka is also back to handle the character designs with JC Staff producing the animation.

Originally airing in 2008, the series was directed by Hiroshi Nishikori based on the series composition by Masanao Akahoshi. Character designs were done by Yuichi Tanaka based on the original designs by Kiyotaka Haimura that were done for the light novels written by Kazuma Kamachi. The series was animated by JC Staff.

The Japanese cast from past works includes Atsushi Abe as Toma Kamijo, Yuka Iguchi as Index, Akeno Watanabe as Sherry Cromwell, Anri Katsu as Motoharu Tsuchimikado, Kana Asumi as Hyouka Kazakiri, Kimiko Koyama as Komoe Tsukuyomi, Kishō Taniyama as Stiyl Magnus, Mamiko Noto as Aisa Himegami, Misato Fukuen as Maika Tsuchimikado, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Accelerator, Nozomi Sasaki as Misaka’s Younger Sister, Rina Hidaka as Last Order, Rina Satou as Mikoto Misaka, Satomi Arai as Kuroko Shirai, Shizuka Itou as Kaori Kanzaki, Tomokazu Sugita as Aureolus Izzard, Yuka Terasaki as Misha Kruschschev, Yuko Kaida as Aiho Yomikawa, Masaya Matsukaze as Teitoku Kakine, Yoko Soumi as Elizard, Mari Hino as Riméa, Kei Shindou as Carissa, Sayaka Harada as Villian, Takehito Koyasu as Knight Leader, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Fiamma, Yumi Hara as Suama Oyafune, and Mika Doi as Monaka Oyafune.

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Plot concept: Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she find a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others.

Volume Date Extras
1 12/26/18 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Soundtrack CD 1
2 01/30/19 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Radio Drama CD
3 02/28/19 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Radio Drama CD
4 03/27/19 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Radio Drama CD
5 04/30/19 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Soundtrack CD 2
6 05/30/19 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Radio Drama CD
7 06/26/19 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Radio Drama CD
8 07/31/19 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, Radio Drama CD
Box Set 09/29/21 Booklet, Bonus Animation, Audio Commentary, 2 Original Soundtrack CDs
A Certain Magical Index III Japanese Volume 8 Cover
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A Certain Magical Index III Japanese Volume 2 Packaging
A Certain Magical Index III Japanese Volume 2 Cover

A Certain Magical Index III Japanese Volume 1 Cover

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