Friday the 13th – Kamijou Edition

It’s Friday the 13th! Anime has its share of characters that are down on their luck, but none really experience such misfortune as Kamijou Touma, protagonist of A Certain Magical Index. (You can catch his latest adventures in A Certain Scientific Railgun S parts 1 & 2, up for pre-order now, or in A Certain Magical Index II, streaming on!)


Kamijou, as fans of the Index and Railgun series know, possesses a special ability called the Imagine Breaker, a power in his right hand that nullifies any supernatural forces, from esper abilities to magic. Although he has no esper or magical ability of his own, just raising his right hand can stop 5000 degree sorcery flames, psychic electric shocks, protective religious magic, and even (supposedly) the power of God himself. Yes, divine power is not immune to Kamijou’s ability, which also means that just by existing, Kamijou nullifies the unseen forces of fortune around him—meaning that he naturally has rotten luck, to the point that calling it out is basically his catchphrase.


As a result, he’s always low on food and money, gets bad grades, ends up followed around by troublesome (and violent) girls who want to fight and/or bite him, and generally ends up dragged into huge-scaled scientific and magical conflicts that really shouldn’t affect an otherwise ordinary guy like him (which inevitably almost always result in him being hospitalized). It could be said that the entire story of A Certain Magical Index is one of Kamijou’s terrible luck!


So, what do you think? Would you say that Kamijou is the unlucky?

Be sure to see more of Kamijou, and the rest, in A Certain Scientific Railgun S! Part One will be available on July 1st. Click here to order.




Something sinister is growing in Academy City. The shadows are filled with whispers of a project to clone one of the super-powered students known as espers. High-ranking master of electricity Mikoto Misaka laughs off these stories until she comes face to face with a copy of herself. The duplicates are real, and are being mass-produced from Misaka’s DNA, making each one of them a little piece of her.

These clones—her sisters—are being systematically murdered in a series of experiments designed to turn a sadistic killer into the strongest esper in history. Misaka vows to save her copies and destroy the project, but this might be one fight she can’t win alone. High-energy battles and intense action explode in this continuation of the Railgun series from the creator of A Certain Magical Index.