The Brand new issue of Gakken Plus’ Animedia magazine revealed a brand new visual poster for A Certain Magical Index Season 3. Also, the set release date for the upcoming new season along with it. A Certain Magical Index Season 3 is set to Air later this year, October 2018. Alongside the new announcements the official website for A Certain Magical Index Season 3 updated with some new information including returning cast members.
First Poster/Visual For A Certain Magical Index Season 3
The Director of the first 2 seasons of the anime will be returning to direct this new season of A Certain Magical Index Season 3 over at J.C Staff which also adapted the last two seasons of A Certain Magical Index.
The light novel series by author Kamachi Kazuma first received an anime in October 2008, Season 2 airing in October 2010 and finally a Movie adaption in 2013. The series also received a spin-off anime series which had two seasons. A Certain Scientific Railgun, Season 1 airing in 2009 and Season 2 airing in 2013.
After an 8 year wait for a new season, fans will finally receive A Certain Magical Index Season 3. But will it be worth the wait? Well if the series follows the novel then surely it will be worth the wait. The question still up though on how much of the light novel they will adapt. Considering the Main Light Novel source which this anime is adapting was completed back in 2010. The question stands if A Certain Magical Index Season 3 will adapt all the final arcs from the light novel. Or adapt half of it and maybe set up a season 4. If they plan on adapting it all in A Certain Magical Index Season 3 it will surely be rushed somewhat like the first 2 seasons.
Also, it should be noted the light novel series has had a sequel light novel which has been ongoing since 2011 titled A Certain Magic Index: New Testament. There is honestly so much left to adapt from the novel series. There is honestly so much content in this light novel series that could warrant a whole lot of more seasons. The anime adaption isn’t catching up to the Source Material anytime soon. Rushed adaption or not. So this new season is still something worth looking forward to after such a long wait.
Safe to say it’s time to re-watch those first two seasons of A Certain Magical Index Season.