List of A Certain Magical Index episodes

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The cover of the first DVD compilation released by Geneon Entertainment; the characters featured are Index (left) and Tōma Kamijō (right).

A Certain Magical Index is an anime series adapted from the light novel series of the same title written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura. The story adventures of Tōma Kamijō, a high school student with a unique power in his right hand, who resides in a scientifically advanced city, and his interactions with other psychic and magic users after he meets Index, a young nun whose mind has been implanted with the 103,000 magical texts of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.

Produced by J.C.Staff and directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, the anime adaptation was confirmed on June 3, 2008 in the sixteenth volume of Toaru Majutsu no Index,[1] and the official website began to stream promotional videos on July 7, 2008.[2] The series was broadcast on the Mainichi Broadcasting System from October 4, 2008 to March 19, 2009. Eight DVD compilations, each containing three episodes and a mini Toaru Kagaku no Railgun novel written by Kazuma Kamachi and art by Motoi Fuyukawa, were released between January 23, 2009 and August 21, 2009 by Geneon Entertainment (now NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan).[3][4] The first season adapts the light novels from the first to the 5th volumes.

Four pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: two opening and two ending themes. The first opening theme is "PSI-Missing" by Mami Kawada, used from episodes 1 to 16 (corrected in the DVD version to episode 14). From episode 17 (episode 15 in the DVD version) onwards, a second opening theme, "Masterpiece" by Mami Kawada, was used. The first ending theme is "Rimless ~Fuchinashi no Sekai~" (Rimless 〜フチナシノセカイ〜, Rimless ~Rimless World~) by Iku. From episode 20 onwards, a second ending theme called "Chikaigoto ~Sukoshi Dake Mō Ichido~" (誓い言 〜スコシだけもう一度〜, Oath ~Just a Little Once More~), also by Iku, was used.[5]

A second season, titled Toaru Majutsu no Index II, aired in Japan between October 8, 2010 and April 1, 2011.[6] The second season adapts the light novels from the 7th through the 12th volumes. The opening theme music of Index II, which aired from episode 1 to 16, is "No Buts!" by Mami Kawada and was released on November 3, 2010.[7] The first ending theme music of Index II which aired from episode 1 to 13 is "Magic∞world" by Maon Kurosaki and the single was released on November 24, 2010.[8] The second ending theme music which aired from episode 14 is "Memories Last" (メモリーズ・ラスト, Memorīzu Rasuto) by Maon Kurosaki and will be released on March 2, 2011.[9] The second opening theme starting from episode 17 onwards is "See Visions" by Mami Kawada, released on February 16, 2011.

Episode list[edit]

A Certain Magical Index (2008–2009)[edit]

No. Title Original air date on MBS
1 "Academy City"
"Gakuen Toshi" (学園都市) 
October 4, 2008
Tōma Kamijō, a Level 0 student living in Academy City, has a unique esper ability that allows him to nullify psychic, magical and divine powers, but it also negates his own good luck. He survives a reluctant duel with said ability against Mikoto Misaka, a powerful Level 5 psychic capable of controlling and generating electricity, ending with Mikoto causing a citywide blackout. The next morning, Tōma wakes up to find a young nun from the Church of England hanging off his balcony. Introducing herself as Index, she reveals that she is being chased by magicians because she carries 103,000 grimoires. The two become friends after an embarrassing incident, involving Index proving the existence of magic and Tōma proving the power of his right hand, and they part ways. However, when he returns home from remedial class, Tōma finds Index laying on the ground bleeding and, behind him, a red-haired man who calls himself a magician. 
2 "The Witch Hunting King (Innocentius)"
"Majo-Gari no Ō (Inokentiusu)" (魔女狩りの王 (イノケンティウス)) 
October 11, 2008
The magician reveals that his name is Stiyl Magnus and explains that his partner Kaori Kanzaki unintentionally hurt Index as her magical garb was supposed to stop the blow. His mission was actually to protect Index, who possesses photographic memory of the 103,000 grimoires implanted in her mind called the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Angered by Stiyl's harsh treatment of Index, Tōma attacks him, to which Stiyl responds by using fire magic and is surprised when Tōma nullifies the spell. To stop Tōma, Stiyl summons a fire creature known as Innocentius. When Tōma finds himself unable to negate the creature, Index activates John's Pen, her self-protection system personality, to reveal that Innocentius' power comes from runes placed around the building. Tōma defeats Stiyl and Innocentius by setting off sprinklers to wash away the runes. However, because of Index's wounds and Tōma's inability to use magic, he brings Index to the only non-esper he knows, that being his teacher Komoe Tsukuyomi
3 "The Church of Necessary Evil (Necessarius)"
"Hitsuyōaku no Kyōkai (Nesesariusu)" (必要悪の教会 (ネセサリウス)) 
October 18, 2008
After Tōma leaves, Komoe successfully helps Index heal her wounds using an ancient magic ritual but asks Tōma the next morning who she is. When he lies that she is his sister, Komoe spots the fib immediately but decides not to press the issue since she believes it is something he must solve on his own. While Komoe goes out to shop, Tōma learns that Necessarius, the organization that Index belongs to, implanted the Index Librorum Prohibitorum into Index's mind so that she would be a living library for the Church, since reading the originals would curse and taint people. Meanwhile, Stiyl and Kaori continue to watch Index and comment on how her happiness will be short-lived. When Tōma and Index get into a fight and separate, Tōma finds himself in an empty street and meets a girl wielding a nodachi, who reveals herself as Kaori. 
4 "Perfect Memory Ability"
"Kanzen Kioku Nōryoku" (完全記憶能力) 
October 25, 2008
Tōma refuses to hand Index over to Kaori, who reveals that she is also a member of Necessarius and a dear friend to Index. Kaori never intended to hurt Index when attempting to secure her the day before, unaware that Index's magical garb was previous damaged by Tōma. While eighty-five percent of Index's memory contains the entire Index Librorum Prohibitorum, the remaining fifteen percent needs to be annually erased to avoid any strain with any unnecessary memories, and there is only three days left before the limit is reached. Even though Index would not be able to recall him, Tōma asks Kaori why she does not explain everything to Index. Stiyl and Kaori had tried everything to restore Index's memories, but it became unbearable to see her smile with each successive failure. Tōma criticizes that Index's feelings were not taken into account each time, questioning why Kaori was hiding this from her. When Tōma is severely injured by Kaori, he wakes up three days later in Komoe's apartment in the care of Index. When Stiyl and Kaori arrive, Index tries to protect Tōma by promising to do as they ask. 
5 "12 o'clock (Limit)"
"Jūni-ji (Rimitto)" (十二時 (リミット)) 
November 01, 2008
Tōma learns that Stiyl and Kaori will come at exactly midnight to perform the spell to erase Index's memory. Despite Tōma's attempts to find another way to save Index, midnight arrives and he is helpless as Stiyl and Kaori arrive to prepare the spell. The duo give him time to say goodbye to Index. However, Tōma becomes suspicious of Kaori's statement that Index's memory only has fifteen percent for daily life in a year. Calling up Komoe, he learns that humans can never suffer or die from being overloaded with information and realizes that the Church regularly erased Index's memory to ensure her loyalty to them and tricked Stiyl and Kaori. In a desperate attempt to save Index, Tōma tries to dispel a magical rune in her throat, only to activate her John's Pen mode. Unable to analyze and devise a means of countering Tōma's ability, John's Pen activates St. George's Sanctuary, a spell it has determined as the most effective way of eliminating Tōma. 
6 "Fantasy Killer (Imagine Breaker)"
"Gensō-Goroshi (Imajin Bureikā)" (幻想殺し (イマジンブレイカー)) 
November 11, 2008
After Tōma makes Stiyl and Kaori realize that they were tricked by Necessarius about Index's condition and that destroying the magic responsible for Index's pain will allow her to live a normal life, Tōma is able to disable her John's Pen mode with help from the magicians. However, St. George's Sanctuary remains in effect and Tōma is rendered unconscious when a feather from the spell touches his head. At the hospital, Index discovers that Necessarius will leave her alone for now since Stiyl and Kaori are now questioning why the Church tricked them about her condition and that Tōma's memories have been erased as the spell destroyed his brain cells. At first, Tōma says that he is unable to recognize Index when she goes to see him, but brushes it off as a joke and explains that he canceled the spell with his right hand's ability, now called Imagine Breaker, before she leaves. What Index does not know is that Tōma really was unable to remember anything but did not want to burden Index with his condition, though feeling that his memories still remain in his heart. Two weeks later, Stiyl meets Aleister Crowley, the ruler of Academy City, and to keep the status quo of non-interference between science and magic, Aleister lends Tōma to Stiyl for an assignment to rescue "Deep Blood", someone capable of killing vampires, from a magician in Academy City. 
7 "Misawa Cram School (Science Cult)"
"Misawa-juku (Kagaku Sūhai)" (三沢塾 (かがくすうはい)) 
November 15, 2008
Tōma continues to keep his memory loss a secret and inadvertently upsets Index when he meets with his two friends, Motoharu Tsuchimikado and Pierce Aogami, who both inadvertently insult her. Forced to buy them all lunch, they go to a fast food restaurant, where Index gets into an argument with a girl dressed like a miko, who says that she is a magician and leaves before Index can get any answers concerning which magical organization the girl belongs to. On the way home, Index chases after a kitten she names Sphinx and is separated from Tōma. She then runs into Stiyl, who needs Tōma to rescue Aisa Himegami, a girl codenamed "Deep Blood", from Aureolus Izzard, an alchemist leading a secret science-worshiping cult at the Misawa Cram School after three years in hiding. When Tōma refuses, Stiyl coerces him with threats that Necessarius will take Index away. When they arrive at the cram school, Tōma is surprised to learn that "Deep Blood" is the girl he met earlier and finds a dead corpse in a suit of armor. 
8 "Gold Transmutation (Ars Magna)"
"Ōgon Rensei (Arusu Maguna)" (黄金練成 (アルス=マグナ)) 
November 22, 2008
Stiyl explains the dead knight was from the 13 Knights of the Roman Catholic Church and that a magical barrier is concealing all magical occurrences inside the school from the public. Tōma and Stiyl are forced to separate when the students, under the control of a spell, cast an imitation of a Gregorian choir to attack. When Stiyl destroys the spell's source, he finds Aureolus while Tōma runs into Aisa, who reveals that she came to Aureolus willingly because the Misawa Cram School is able to repel vampires, who are otherwise ordinary people. Aureolus had agreed to help her with her powers if she used her blood to lure vampires to the Misawa Cram School in order to save someone important to him. When Aureolus finds them, Aisa confronts him about his objectives and threatens to leave if he continues to kill people. However, Aureolus seals Tōma and Stiyl's memories, and the two awaken outside the school without any recollection of their mission until Tōma uses his Imagine Breaker to nullify the spell. Meanwhile, Index has followed Stiyl's mana trail to the school, but is put to sleep and captured by Aureolus. The remaining 13 Knights attack the school with a true version of a Gregorian choir, but it is restored by Aureolus's true power, Ars Magna. Tōma finds Sphinx outside with Index's habit and realizes that Index is now inside the school. 
9 "Vampire Killer (Deep Blood)"
"Kyūketsu-Goroshi (Dīpu Buraddo)" (吸血殺し (ディープブラッド)) 
November 29, 2008
Tōma and Stiyl find Aureolus at his office, along with Aisa and Index, who is still asleep. It is revealed that Aureolus was Index's partner three years ago, though devastated that her memory needed to be erased. He intends to use Ars Magna along with Aisa's powers to save Index by turning her into a vampire, which will overcome Index's one-year life expectancy. However, Aureolus, distraught when he realizes that Tōma had already succeeded this by using his Imagine Breaker, uses Ars Magna against Aisa, Stiyl and Tōma. Nonetheless, this reality-distorting magic finds itself useless against Tōma's Imagine Breaker. When Tōma realizes that Ars Magna cannot alter reality, but rather makes Aureolus's thoughts come into it, he manipulates Aureolus into fearing him, which ends in Toma's arm changing into a dragon and Aureolus passing out from fright. Tōma winds up in the hospital again to have his right arm reattached after the battle, and Stiyl visits him, explaining that Aureolus lost his memory and powers. He disappears when Index and Aisa come to visit, and Index reveals the Church will now take care of Aisa. When Aisa learns why Tōma saved her life, she smiles at him. 
10 "Big Sister (Mikoto Misaka)"
"Onee-sama (Misaka Mikoto)" (お姉様 (みさかみこと)) 
December 6, 2008
A girl resembling Mikoto wearing military goggles uses a sniper rifle to shoot a teenager called Accelerator, only for the shots to be reflected back and her to wind up face-to-face with Accelerator. Tōma runs into Mikoto at a vending machine and, after learning of how he defeated her, expects the worst until she is caught off guard by Kuroko Shirai, Mikoto's kōhai, who soon teleports away, and then by another girl who looks exactly like Mikoto, identified as Mikoto's younger sister and referred to as simply Misaka. Frustrated, Mikoto leads Misaka away despite Misaka’s objections, though Misaka approaches Tōma later that day and helps him carry tin cans. At summer class the next day, Tōma, Tsuchimikado and Aogami learn that Mikoto became the third most powerful esper in Academy City from Level 1 to 5 through hard work and effort while Mikoto later tells Tōma how she dislikes Tree Diagram, a powerful supercomputer on a space satellite that monitors Academy City. As soon as Mikoto leaves, Tōma runs into Misaka again, who wants to care for a black cat. As Tōma leaves her to find books on caring for cats, Misaka senses Accelerator nearby and a fight ensues in a back alley. 
11 "Sisters (Sisters)"
"Imōtotachi (Shisutāzu)" (妹達 (シスターズ)) 
December 13, 2008
Accelerator stops and redirects Misaka's attacks back at her using vector transformation, controlling elements like kinetic momentum, heat or electrical charge by touch. When Tōma returns from the bookstore, he finds Misaka's dead body in the dark alley and calls the police department, but the body has gone missing when trying to find it. A confused Tōma continues to search the alley, soon relieved to find Misaka alive but horrified to see her carrying a body bag containing the body he had seen in the alley. Dozens of identical girls resembling Misaka then appear, revealing that they are all part of a confidential experiment and are mass-produced military-use somatic cell clones of Mikoto Misaka called the Sisters, in which the one he has already encountered, currently carrying the body bag, is named Misaka 10032. Tōma plans to go see Mikoto at her dormitory to learn the truth behind the Sisters, considering how Mikoto treated Misaka earlier. However, he ends up waiting alongside Kuroko, who is Mikoto's roommate, but is forced to hide under Mikoto's bed when the Tokiwadai Dorm Supervisor comes by for inspection. Tōma finds and reads a report about Tree Diagram's calculated methods for how Accelerator, the most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City, can evolve to Level 6 by fighting the Sisters at special battlefields where he will gain experience from combat and finds a map with several red X marks on it. Now aware of the truth, Tōma goes to confront Mikoto. 
12 "Absolute Power (Level 6)"
"Zettai Nōryoku (Reberu Shikkusu)" (絶対能力 (レベル6)) 
December 20, 2008
Komoe demonstrates extrasensory perception to Index and Aisa, based on Schrödinger's theory using a chocolate box as a prop. In the past, Mikoto had attracted a group of doctors, who told her that her ability may help people with paralysis, only to later learn about her DNA being used to create clones for the military in Academy City and was horrified to witness how her Sisters were used to fight Accelerator. Tōma confronts Mikoto about the experiment, where 20,000 clones of Mikoto would be used in lieu of 128 exact duplicates of her to fight against Accelerator in specific locations to advance him to Level 6. Mikoto feels helpless for being unable to stop the experiment, since a research center, pinpointed on her map as an X mark, would be created after each one she destroys. Mikoto believes that sacrificing herself is the best solution to save her Sisters because the scientists no longer have Tree Diagram, which Index earlier destroyed when St. George's Sanctuary was knocked off course, to recalculate the values for the experiment. As Tōma tries to talk her way out of considering death as her only option, a frustrated Mikoto shocks him over and over again. Tōma is somehow able to get up each time, eventually moving Mikoto to tears. Tōma passes out while trying to think of alternatives toward ending the experiment. 
13 "One Way (Accelerator)"
"Ippōtsūkō (Akuserarēta)" (一方通行 (アクセラレータ)) 
December 27, 2008
Misaka 10032 arrives at a goods station, where she prepares for the upcoming battle with Accelerator, and wonders why is she thinking about Tōma during this time. Meanwhile, at a bathhouse, Komoe continues to tell Index and Aisa that espers acquire their powers by separating them from proper reality and making their own reality and that Academy City's purpose is to facilitate this process, though Level 0s like Tōma indicate the process has not yet been perfected. Tōma reawakens and tells Mikoto that the only way to end the experiment is if he, as the weakest esper, defeats Accelerator, as the strongest esper, to prove the experiment's underlying purpose as wrong. Despite Mikoto's attempts to make him reconsider, mainly due to his injuries, Tōma leaves. Meanwhile, Accelerator battles Misaka 10032, quickly defeating her. Tōma arrives to save her, much to her confusion over why he wants to do that, and Accelerator is impressed that Tōma does not fear his power. Accelerator overpowers Tōma but is shocked and enraged when his power is unexpectedly canceled by Tōma's right hand. When the fight causes several containers to release huge quantities of flour into the air, Tōma is forced to run as Accelerator sets off a dust explosion
14 "Strongest vs. Weakest (Weakest vs. Strongest)"
"Saikyō vs Saijaku" (最強 VS 最弱 (さいじゃく VS さいきょう)) 
January 8, 2009[10]
Having survived the explosion, Tōma is found by Accelerator, who is impressed that Tōma has managed to actually bring him so close to death. Tōma lands a hit on Accelerator, realizes his Imagine Breaker is able to nullify the latter's powers, and continues to physically beat the esper up with his right hand. Accelerator breaks away and begins to manipulate the air to launch projectiles at Tōma, who is saved when Mikoto arrives. However, she realizes that Accelerator is creating a plasma attack by controlling the direction of the wind and condensing it into one place. Finding the injured Misaka 10032, Mikoto convinces her to tell the other Sisters to increase the city's wind turbines to disrupt the wind Accelerator needs for his attack. Unable to form his plasma storm, Accelerator tries to make a final lunge at Tōma, who knocks him out with a punch before fainting. When Tōma wakes up, he is in the hospital with Misaka 10032, who explains that the experiment has been halted and that all the surviving Sisters will be sent away to be treated for their shortened lifespans but promises to meet him again someday. In the morning, he is visited by Mikoto, who thanks him for saving the Sisters, and then by a worried and annoyed Index, who wants him to come to her for help next time. 
15 "Angel Fall (Angel Fall)"
"Otsukai Oroshi (Enzeru Fōru)" (御使堕し (エンゼルフォール)) 
January 15, 2009
Komoe sends Tōma, with Index tagging along, off to a beach resort until things calm down with the superiors of Academy City, due to his interference with the experiment. Tōma is anxious because his parents will be coming to see him for the first time since his memories were destroyed. Although relieved to see his father Tōya Kamijō, he is convinced that his cousin Otohime Tatsugami and his mother Shiina Kamijō respectively resemble Mikoto and Index, as if were some sort of prank. Moreover, he becomes confused to see that the townspeople have been changed to familiar faces or just unmatched personalities, yet he seems to be the only one who notices the difference. Tōma later encounters a strange blonde girl, who then holds a saw to his neck, questioning if he is a spell caster. Luckily, Kaori and Tsuchimikado arrive to explain that Tōma is not responsible for a spell known as Angel Fall. The blonde girl, calling herself Misha Kruezhev, a magician from Annihilatus of the Russian Orthodox Church, along with the two, conclude that Tōma is unaffected since he is at the center of this spell, which has changed the appearance of everyone, but the spell will end if the ritual site is destroyed or if the spell caster is defeated. It is revealed that Tsuchimikado is a member of Necessarius working as a spy, much to Tōma's surprise. 
16 "Father (Tōya Kamijō)"
"Chichioya (Kamijō Tōya)" (父親 (かみじょうとうや)) 
January 22, 2009
Kaori, Tsuchimikado and Misha, all suggesting that the spell caster must be someone close to Tōma, join him at the beach resort at night to investigate the source of the spell. Tsuchimikado reveals he used to be an onmyōji before becoming an esper. It is explained that Tsuchimikado and Kaori were able to cast a spell against Angel Fall, but they remain affected, appearing to others as a famous pop singer named Hajime Hitotsui and Stiyl, respectively. Kaori was formerly a priestess of the Amakusa Church, a Japanese Catholic organization, and was a Saint with the gift of stigma, the ability to temporarily use holy powers. However, she left the organization due to her resenting both her fate as a priestess and the concept of luck and fortune. When Tōma later gives Misha some gum using his right hand, she hesitantly takes it, but somehow knowing more about Angel Fall firsthand. The next day, Misha insists on accompanying Shiina back to her new home, since she forgot to lock the door, but Tōma and Tsuchimikado decide to get there first due to suspicion. Upon inspecting the contents of the house, Tōma realizes that Tōya's appearance has not changed upon seeing his family photos. Racing back to the resort, Tōma confronts his father, deduced as the spell caster. 
17 "Archangel (The Power of God)"
"Daitenshi (Kami no Chikara)" (大天使 (かみのちから)) 
January 29, 2009
It turns out that Tōya knows absolutely nothing about Angel Fall, but when Misha appears to them, she is revealed to be an impostor taking advantage of her appearance as Sasha Kruezhev, a member of Annihilatus. Misha subsequently unveils herself to be the Archangel Gabriel, the fallen angel who was cast down from Heaven by the spell, who now plans on destroying Tōma (believing him to be the caster) in order to grant her return. While Kaori holds Gabriel off, Tsuchimikado tells Tōma and Tōya that the ritual site is actually the family's new home, since Tōya accidentally cast the spell from coincidentally arranging occult souvenirs around the house in a Feng shui arrangement. Tsuchimikado plans to destroy Tōya, technically being the source of source of Angel Fall. However, when Tōma tries to stop Tsuchimikado, the latter beats up the former then knocks Tōya out. In a sudden twist, Tsuchimikado casts a spell to destroy the ritual site, despite knowing his life is at risk from using magic, which allows Gabriel to return to Heaven. Tōma returns to the hospital again, surprised to see Tsuchimikado alive and well, all thanks to his psychic healing ability, Auto Rebirth. Tsuchimikado is actually a freelancer for many organizations for espionage. Tōya and Shiina visit Tōma, who is outraged to learn that his family's new house was completely destroyed by Tsuchimikado's spell. However, Tōma must suffer Index's wrath for mistreating her while she was under the spell, appearing as Aogami the whole time. 
18 "Impostor (Replica)"
"Nisemono (Repurika)" (偽者 (レプリカ)) 
February 5, 2009
Mikoto is being stalked by Mitsuki Unabara, the Tokiwadai Middle School principal's grandson, ever since the last week of summer vacation. When she sees Tōma passing by with his friends, she pretends to go on a date with Tōma. After an embarrassing mix-up with hot dogs, Tōma learns that less than ten of the Sisters remain at Academy City while the rest went overseas for treatment. Mikoto later goes to a restaurant to get food while Tōma converses with Unabara outside. Tōma sees an identical Unabara running into the restaurant, injured and warning Mikoto about an approaching danger, which means Tōma was talking to an impostor, who hits him from behind. As Tōma flees, Index reveals by phone that the impostor duplicated Unabara's appearance by using Aztecan sorcery, wielding an obsidian spearhead replicating the lance of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli. When Tōma is forced to fight him at a construction site, the impostor reveals that his mission was to become close to Tōma's friends to prevent the formation of the Kamijō Forces, in which Tōma would ultimately lead a group of mages and espers who fear will destroy the truce between them. The impostor, who had fallen in love with Mikoto, decided to protect her by killing Tōma. However, after being defeated and severely injured by falling steel beams, the impostor asks Tōma to promise him to protect Mikoto since Tōma and his friends will continue to be targeted. Unknown to both of them, Mikoto is listening nearby and is embarrassed to hear Tōma's answer. 
19 "The End (Last Order)"
"Uchidome (Rasuto Ōdā)" (打ち止め (ラストオーダー)) 
February 12, 2009
Since his defeat, Accelerator is no longer feared by others, though he remains powerful enough to get rid of troublemakers. During the last day of summer vacation, he is approached by a younger Misaka clone capable of showing emotions, who introduces herself as Misaka 20001, nicknamed Last Order, and begins to follow him around, much to his annoyance. Because she is hungry, Accelerator takes Last Order to a restaurant and sees Ao Amai, a former researcher for The Sisters Project, but does not pursue him. As Last Order eats, she converses with Accelerator on the Sisters and how she believes that Accelerator was an unwilling participant of Project Level 6 Shift. Tired of her comments, Accelerator leaves her at the restaurant to confront Kikyō Yoshikawa, a researcher in charge of Project Level 6 Shift. She informs him that Last Order was not created for The Sisters Project but for administrating the Misaka Network and that Amai injected a virus into Last Order, which could spread to the other Sisters and cause them to go berserk and attack humans. To stop the virus before activating by midnight, she gives Accelerator the choice of finding Amai to explain how to stop the virus or returning Last Order to her incubator, so Accelerator chooses the latter. 
20 "Final Signal (Virus Code)"
"Saishū Shingō (Wirusu Kōdo)" (最終信号 (ウィルスコード)) 
February 19, 2009
Accelerator returns to the diner only to find that Last Order has been kidnapped by Amai. Accelerator manages to track down Amai and knocks him out before he can escape with Last Order. However, the virus in Last Order activates earlier than expected and Yoshikawa is still en route with Last Order's incubator. To stop the virus, Accelerator uses his powers and a clean copy of Last Order's data to remove the virus. However, nearing the end of the process, Amai awakens and shoots Accelerator in the head. Accelerator is unable to fully stop the bullet, having chosen to finish removing the virus instead of protecting himself, and collapses afterward. Amai tries to finish him off but is shot by Yoshikawa, who has arrived to put Last Order into her incubator. After discussing their roles as researchers and her dream of wanting to become a teacher, she and Amai shoot each other. When Yoshikawa awakens in the hospital, she learns from Heaven Canceller, who is none other than Tōma's frog-faced doctor, that Accelerator saved her but suffers from brain damage from the shot he took while saving Last Order and needs rehabilitation. 
21 "Identity Unknown (Counter Stop)"
"Shōtai Fumei (Kauntā Sutoppu)" (正体不明 (カウンターストップ)) 
February 26, 2009
Tōma returns to school after summer break but is followed by Index, who thinks she will not have anything to eat for lunch while he is away at school. Arriving at school, he learns that Komoe is doing research on AIM (An Involuntary Movement), a diffusion field of power that espers emit. When Index arrives in class, Komoe sends her away and then introduces Aisa as the new transfer student. Instead of leaving, Index runs into another transfer student, Hyōka Kazakiri, and befriends her. When Tōma finds them later, Komoe catches Tōma skipping the opening ceremony and Hyōka mysteriously vanishes. Aisa becomes suspicious of Hyōka, recalling her as the top student at her old school who was never seen, and warns Tōma and Komoe about her. Meanwhile, Tsuchimikado meets with Aleister concerning the illegal arrival of a Necessarius mage named Sherry Cromwell in Academy City and, despite Tsuchimikado's offer to take care of Sherry discreetly to preserve the peace between Necessarius and Academy City, Aleister wants Tōma to defeat her, as his involvement will help the "key" to the Five-Element Agency. As Tōma, Index and Hyōka head to an underground mall for lunch, Kuroko finds Sherry and attacks her unsuccessfully when the latter summons a golem. Though Kuroko is saved by Mikoto, Sherry escapes and casts a spell to send eyeballs throughout the city. 
22 "Statue (Golem)"
"Sekizō (Gōremu)" (石像 (ゴーレム)) 
March 5, 2009
Sherry begins her assault on Academy City to start a war between it and Necessarius. As a result, Tōma, Index and Hyōka are locked in the underground mall before they can be evacuated with everyone else. Mikoto and Kuroko find them and Kuroko teleports Mikoto and Index away to safety. When Tōma hears an explosion, he goes to confront Sherry, who has defeated the Anti-Skills led by one of his school teachers, Aiho Yomikawa, and leaves Hyōka to wait for Kuroko to return. As he tries to fight Sherry's Golem Ellis, Hyōka arrives but her face is cracked, and Tōma sees a prism-like object in her head. When she flees, Sherry decides to pursue her, while Tōma gets a call from Komoe, who explains that Hyōka's is an artificial being created from the AIM diffusion fields. Hyōka manages to regenerate her face, but Sherry, who knows Hyōka is not human, insults her by calling her a monster and is about to crush her when Tōma appears and saves her. 
23 "Hyōka Kazakiri (Friends)"
"Kazakiri Hyōka (Tomodachi)" (風斬氷華 (トモダチ)) 
March 12, 2009
Tōma stops and successfully destroys Sherry's golem with Imagine Breaker. When she summons another one, Tōma coordinates with the Anti-Skills to put her on the defensive. However, when Sherry suddenly decides to flee, Tōma realizes that her target is not Hyōka specifically but anyone valuable enough to trigger a war between Necessarius and Academy City, so Index is now Sherry's intended target. Hyōka, acknowledging how she came into being, chooses to save Index and escapes the underground mall without Tōma. Meanwhile, Index separates from Mikoto in order to pursue a runaway Sphinx and is attacked by Golem Ellis. Though Index is able to hold her own against Golem Ellis by interfering with its remote-controlled mechanism, the tables are turned against her when it is switched to automated control and she is about to be crushed until something unexpected happens. 
24 "Imaginary Number School District - Five-Element Agency"
"Kyosū Gakku · Gogyō Kikan" (虚数学区・五行機関 (きょすうがっく ごぎょうきかん)) 
March 19, 2009
Tōma pursues Hyōka but encounters Sherry instead and is forced to fight her. He learns Sherry once had a friend named Ellis who was an esper involved in an experiment between Necessarius and Academy City twenty years ago to create the first esper-magician hybrid but suffered from the experiment and was killed by the Knights as the experiment was a violation of the truce between science and magic. To prevent this tragedy from occurring again, Sherry intends to divide both sides forever through conflict. Outraged that Sherry does not believe that people who are different like Index and Hyōka could be friends, Tōma successfully defeats Sherry. However, doing so results in Golem Ellis above ground losing control, and Index is cornered until Hyōka suddenly appears and destroys the golem each time it reforms. After Tōma arrives to deliver the finishing blow, Index and Hyōka reconcile, and Hyōka later fades away to the Imaginary Number School District. Meanwhile, Tsuchimikado confronts Aleister upon realizing the latter was behind the whole incident all this time to test the Imaginary Number School District and warns him that Tōma will be his enemy if he keeps using him. As each of the characters settle back into their daily lives, Stiyl meets with the Archbishop of Necessarius, Laura Stuart, who decides that Necessarius will need Index and Tōma's help for an upcoming problem as Kaori is missing in Japan after the events of Angel Fall. 

A Certain Magical Index II (2010–2011)[edit]

No. Title Original air date on AT-X
1 (25) "August 31st (The Last Day)"
"Hachigatsu Sanjūichi-Nichi (Saigo no Hi)" (8月31日 (さいごのひ)) 
October 8, 2010
Tōma Kamijō is struggling to complete his summer homework at home, but Index is just being a distraction to him. While Tōma takes Index to a restaurant for a change of location, they are attacked by a magician named Ōma Yamisaka, who kidnaps Index and runs off. As Tōma tries to find her, running into Mikoto Misaka along the way, Ōma prepares a ceremony that will allow him to access the grimoires inside Index's head in order to find a cure for a curse inflicted on a woman he has fallen in love with. As the ceremony begins, Ōma's body and mind is put through excruciating pain trying to access the grimoires. Thanks to Index discreetly using her new cellphone, Tōma is able to find her and stop the ceremony. Tōma gets Ōma to snap out his depression and offers to cure the woman's curse using his Imagine Breaker. Meanwhile, Motoharu Tsuchimikado witnesses Kaori Kanzaki fighting and defeating the Knights of England in Japan before parting ways. 
2 (26) "The Book of the Law"
"Hō no Sho" (法の書) 
October 15, 2010
Archbishop Laura Stuart informs Stiyl Magnus that The Book of the Law has been stolen and a skilled decoder named Orsola Aquinas has been kidnapped both by the Amakusa Catholics. She sends him, along with a group of Catholic battle nuns known as the Agnese Forces, to Japan to search for this grimoire as well as Orsola. In order to get Tōma's assistance, Stiyl pretends to kidnap Index. While Tōma coincidentally runs into Orsola on the way to save Index, the Amakusa Catholics appear and abduct her via a hole in the ground. After determining that the goal of the Amakusas Catholics is to use a special teleport magic to escape with Orsola before midnight, Tōma, Index, Stiyl and the Agnese Forces set up camp at the required location, where Tōma gets into a lot of awkward situations with the group's leader, Agnese Sanctis. Because Kaori was once an Amakusa Catholic, Stiyl knows he may have to fight her if necessary. Meanwhile, the Amakusa Catholics prepare to make their move. 
3 (27) "The Amakusa Church"
"Amakusa-shiki" (天草式) 
October 22, 2010
The Agnese Forces face off against the Amakusa Catholics as a diversion while Tōma, Stiyl and Index sneak inside an amusement park. While escaping from some of the Amakusa Catholics, Tōma manages to find Orsola and gives her a crucifix necklace that Styil gave him earlier. The two are reunited with Stiyl and Index, who are facing against the leader of the Amakusa Catholics, Saiji Tatemiya. Working together, Tōma and Stiyl defeat Saiji and the rest of the Amakusa Catholics are captured by The Agnese Forces. However, the captured Saiji reveals to Tōma and Index that the Amakusa Catholics have never stolen The Book of the Law, as the real reason the Catholic Church wanted Orsola was to kill her to prevent the secrets of the grimoire from being abused. The Amakusa Catholics only got involved as Orsola sought them for protection but ran away as she did not trust them. Troubled by this revelation, Tōma asks Lucia and Angelene, two of the Catholic battle nuns, to see Orsola again but he accidentally angers Lucia, who tries to kill him, Index and Saiji. However, she and Angelene are forced to retreat when Index uses spell interception on Angelene's magic and counters Lucia's attack. 
4 (28) "Voice of the Magicbane (Sheol Fear)"
"Mametsu no Koe (Sheōru Fia)" (魔滅の声 (シェオールフィア)) 
October 29, 2010
Stiyl explains that the Amakusa Catholics will not kill Orsola until they can prove her to be a heretic. As Saiji leaves to free his comrades, Stiyl tells Tōma and Index to go home, since they have no further stake in this matter. Tōma, however, goes by himself to where Orsola is being held and tortured by Agnese, who reveals that her battle nuns deceived Necessarius to assist them. He is later joined by Stiyl, who reveals the crucifix necklace Tōma gave to Orsola means she is under protection of the Church of England, followed by Index and the Amakusa Catholics. While Tōma is put in charge in protecting Orsola, the others fend off the battle nuns, with Index utilizing Sheol Fear, the power to deafen and paralyze some of the battle nuns. However, Lucia brings another force of battle nuns, who willingly stab their ears to protect themselves from Sheol Fear. 
5 (29) "Lotus Wand"
"Hasu no Tsue (Rōtasu Wando)" (蓮の杖 (ロータスワンド)) 
November 5, 2010
As Tōma, Index, Stiyl, Saiji and Orsola barricade themselves from the battle nuns, Tōma and Index come up with an idea that Orsola could help them decipher The Book of the Law in Index's head to their advantage. When Orsola mentions her deciphering method, Index reveals her translations would be false, revealing Orsola was never able to really decode the grimoire all along. While the others fend off against the battle nuns, Tōma confronts Agnese, who attacks him with her Lotus Wand. However, Tōma manages to learn its attack patterns and lands a hit on Agnese. As Agnese tries to bluff that Tōma sacrificed his friends as decoys, they arrive with Innocentius, who Stiyl managed to summon thanks to the Amakusa Catholics. With her confidence broken, Agnese is knocked out by Tōma, breaking the battle nuns' morale, before Tōma himself falls unconscious. Waking up in the hospital in Academy City, Tōma is greeted and taken care by Kaori, who thanks him for helping and tells him that Orsola and the Amakusa Catholics are now under the protection of the Church of England. Meanwhile, back in London, Laura reveals to Stiyl that the true reason she got involved with the Orsola incident was to get the Amakusa Catholics under her control and use them as leverage to ensure Kaori's loyalty to Necessarius. 
6 (30) "Wreckage (Remnant)"
"Zangai (Remunanto)" (残骸 (レムナント)) 
November 12, 2010
Kuroko Shirai goes out shopping with Mikoto, only to be interrupted her partner, Kazari Uiharu, who reports about robbers stealing an aerospace travel case. Kuroko subdues the thieves but is then attacked and wounded by their leader, another teleporter named Awaki Musujime. She reveals to Kuroko about Tree Diagram's destruction and how various factions are gathering of its remnants, the contents of the travel case being one of them. Kuroko manages to escape, but becomes concerned over what Awaki had told her, particularly concerning how Mikoto had been trying to stop them for reasons she had kept from her, namely being that if Tree Diagram were rebuilt, the Level 6 Shift experiment would start over again. As Mikoto goes out that night to confront Awaki, Kuroko decides to follow her and overhears their conversation before Awaki escapes. As Kuroko decides to take matters into her own hands, Misaka 10032 decides to take action. 
7 (31) "Coordinate Relocation (Move Point)"
"Zahyō Idō (Mūbu Pointo)" (座標移動 (ムーブポイント)) 
November 19, 2010
Kuroko finds Awaki at a nearby building and uses the latter's trauma of self-teleportion to make the first strike, but during their battle, Kuroko's injuries make her unable to concentrate on teleporting and she is trapped under a pile of furniture. Awaki explains to Kuroko that she and her organization, the Science Syndicate, plan to build a new Tree Diagram in order to create other species of espers. Believing that Kuroko wants to find the answer for having acquired her esper abilities, Awaki tries to persuade Kuroko to join her in the cause, but Kuroko rejects her offer, verbally abusing Awaki for making excuses for her own behavior. Kuroko breaks loose and tries to attack Awaki, only to be shot by her. After a brief traumatic loss of control over her powers, Awaki attempts to kill Kuroko by dropping the building on top of her, but she is saved by Mikoto and Tōma, who came to rescue her after he was alerted by Misaka 10032. As the Anti-Skills stop the Science Syndicate, Awaki tries to escape but is confronted by Accelerator, who uses the Misaka Network to utilize his powers in order to defeat her and destroy the Tree Diagram remnant. As everyone recovers, Mikoto gives her thanks to Kuroko. 
8 (32) "The Daihasei Festival"
"Daihaseisai" (大覇星祭) 
November 26, 2010
Academy City is hosting the Daihaisei Festival, a sports competition between the various schools of the city, during which visitors from outside the city are allowed entry. While Tōma's parents, Tōya Kamijō and Shiina Kamijō, as well as Misuzu Misaka, assumed to be Mikoto's older sister, get to know each other, Tōma and Mikoto decide to make a bet in which the loser does anything the winner wants. Meanwhile, Laura contacts Aleister Crowley to inform him that magicians have infiltrated Academy City in order to make a transaction with a magical weapon called the Stab Sword, which has the power to kill a Saint. Meanwhile, Tōma has several troubles with a hungry Index and awkward situations with the class representative, Seiri Fukiyose. Later, Tōma runs into Stiyl and Tsuchimikado, who tell him about the intruding magicians and asks him not to get Index involved. While getting scolded by Seiri after an awkward incident with Index and Komoe Tsukuyomi, Tōma runs into a woman named Oriana Thomson. When his Imagine Breaker reacts to her, he realizes she is one of the magicians in question and starts to follow her. 
9 (33) "Pursuit Inhibited (Route Disturb)"
"Tsuiseki Fūji (Rūto Disutābu)" (追跡封じ (ルートディスターブ)) 
December 3, 2010
Tōma, Stiyl and Tsuchimikado chase Oriana through a bus station filled with booby traps, but she manages to escape and uses a counter magic called Shorthand to avoid being traced. Despite Tōma's objections, Stiyl and Tsuchimikado undergo a painful magical spell in order to locate Shorthand, which happens to be right in the center of a middle school ball toss competition. With the competitors in danger of being hurt by the spell if they touch it, Tōma and Tsuchimikado infiltrate the match as contestants in order to find it, only to find the opposing team is Mikoto's school. Tōma tries to protect Mikoto from one of the basket poles which he believes has Shorthand, only for Seiri to end up touching the real one, getting hit by magic and falling unconscious before Tōma destroys the spell. As Seiri is taken to the hospital, Tōma vows to make Oriana pay for what she did. 
10 (34) "Stenographic Sourcebook (Shorthand)"
"Sokki Genten (Shōtohando)" (速記原典 (ショートハンド)) 
December 10, 2010
While Heaven Canceller attends to Seiri, Stiyl manages to lead Tōma and Tsuchimikado to Oriana's location. Oriana inflicts a curse on Tsuchimikado and gives Tōma trouble with her variety of spells, yet Tōma's determination allows him to land a hit on her. Oriana escapes but leaves behind her cargo, which is later revealed to be a decoy. Laura soon learns that the Stab Sword is actually the Croce di Pietro, an artifact which she fears the Catholic Church will use to put Academy City under their control if the trade goes through. After Tōma, Stiyl and Tsuchimikado are informed of this, Tōma has lunch with Index, his parents, Mikoto and Misuzu, and is surprised to learn Misuzu is actually Mikoto's mother. 
11 (35) "Stab Sword"
"Shitotsu Kōken (Sutabu Sōdo)" (刺突抗剣 (スタブソード)) 
December 17, 2010
After Tōma has some women trouble with Index, Mikoto and Kuroko following lunch, Tsuchimikado manages to find Oriana's location and instructs him and Stiyl to go there. However, while Tsuchikimado tries to track Oriana, she goes straight to him and attacks him. She defeats Tsuchikimado and destroys his search spell, but he manages to bluff that he has summoned reinforcements to trick her into running away before she finishes him off. Meanwhile, Aisa Himegami becomes worried about Tōma, with Komoe suggesting she should invite him to a night parade at the end of the festival. However, when they bump into Oriana as she makes her escape, she sees Aisa's magic Celtic Cross and mistakes her for a Necessarius magician, attacking her with a vicious spell which leaves her brutally wounded. As Tōma falls into despair upon witnessing her state, Komoe recalls the healing spell she performed on Index, so Stiyl stays to help her perform it while Tōma chases after Oriana. 
12 (36) "The Observatory (Belvedere)"
"Tenmondai (Beruvedēre)" (天文台 (ベルヴェデーレ)) 
December 24, 2010
After losing track of Oriana, it is then that Tōma and Tsuchikimado realize Oriana is actually scouting the city to find the perfect location to use the Croce di Pietro. Thanks to the information provided by Orsola, they learn the Croce di Pietro can only be activated in a large open area where the constellations can be seen at sundown. Tsuchikimado figures out that the Academy City airport located at School District 23 is the perfect area to activate the cross, so he, Tōma and Stiyl head there quickly as sundown is approaching. By the time they have arrived, Lidvia Lorenzetti, the Catholic nun that Oriana is working with, has brought the Croce di Pietro and starts activating its magic while Oriana defends her from the trio, defeating both Tsuchikimado and Stiyl, with Tōma the only one left standing. 
13 (37) "Apostolic Cross (Croce di Pietro)"
"Shito Jūji (Kurōche di Pietoro)" (使徒十字 (クローチェ ディ ピエトロ)) 
January 7, 2011
As Oriana and Tōma continue to battle, Stiyl recovers and summons Innocentius to help him. Refusing to give up, Oriana uses her full powers to defeat Stiyl and all of her spells on Tōma. As he is about to lose conscious, Tōma remember his promises to his friends and recuperate himself to finally defeat Oriana. However, Lidvia contacts them and reveals that she and the Croce di Pietro are outside the city and there is nothing they can do to stop her from activating the spell. Luckily, the night parade, which is the festival's fireworks event, has started which blocks out the stars and prevents the cross from activating. As Tōma is checked into the hospital, he is visited by Index, Kuroko and Mikoto, which the latter informs he has lost their bet. Meanwhile, Lidvia escapes by a private jet but is tracked down by Laura via Stiyl's rune cards and has her ejected out of the plane. Despite Laura offering to save her if she surrenders, Lidvia refuses and chooses to fall to her death while protecting the Croce di Pietro. At the same time, Aleister decides to take action personally due to these recent events. The next morning, Aisa is visited by Index and later, to her joy, Tōma. 
14 (38) "City of Water"
"Mizu no Miyako" (水の都) 
January 14, 2011
Despite a chain of bad luck with his female companions during the festival, Tōma gets lucky on the last day when he wins a lottery for a one-week trip to Chioggia, Italy. After he and Index arrive at Chioggia, Tōma tries to find Index after she gets lost, but is found by Orsola who manages to find Index. Later, Orsola explains to them that she and the Amakusa Catholics came to help move and pack her belongings to London. After helping them, Tōma and Index are about to go to their hotel when two assassins try to kill Orsola, but their attempts are thwarted by Tōma and Index. One of the assassins escapes by summoning a sailing ship made of ice in the canal where Tōma and Orsola accidentally board it. As they hide from their pursuers inside the ship, both of them realize the assassins were from the Catholic Church and there is a fleet of ice ships heading towards the Adriatic Sea. When someone tries to enter the room in which they are hiding, Tōma prepares himself and is surprised to find out it is Agnese. 
15 (39) "Queen's Fleet"
"Joō Kantai" (女王艦隊) 
January 21, 2011
Agnese explains they are on a fleet of magic ships called the Queen's Fleet, where she and her battle nuns are being punished. She agrees to let Tōma and Orsola escape in exchange for rescuing Lucia and Angelene, who are at risk of having their brains restructured to prevent them from casting a spell that would allow them to escape. As Agnese goes to the fleet's flagship to confront Bishop Biagio Busoni, the fleet's commander, Tōma and Orsola manage to find and rescue Lucia and Angelene, who say that Agnese is in danger of being used for a spell that would destroy her brain. Just then, the other ships start shooting at them, causing them to fall into the sea, but they are rescued by Index and the Amakusa Catholics using a magical submersible boat. After learning that the spell Biagio intends to use Agnese for has the power to destroy cities and erase their culture, the Amakusa Catholics agree to help Tōma rescue Agnese. They launch an attack on the fleet, where Tōma and his group face up against the battle nuns. But when the other ships try to sink the ship where both Tōma's group and the battle nuns are, Angelene gets injured saving one of the nuns. 
16 (40) "Rosary of the Appointed Time"
"Kokugen no Rozario" (刻限のロザリオ) 
January 28, 2011
Lucia and the Amakusa Catholics hold off the battle nuns while Tōma, Index and Orsola continue onwards to the flagship. While Tōma distracts an army of ice golems, he soon encounters Biagio, who uses his magic enlarging crosses and gravity magic to defeat him. Meanwhile, Orsola manages to find Agnese, but is soon found by Biagio, who reveals he needs Agnese so he can use the Queen Fleet's powers to destroy Academy City. As Biagio subdues them, Tōma arrives and knocks him down. With his plans foiled, Biagio activates the Queen Fleet's self-destruction spell that will cause a large explosion. Tōma orders Orsola to escape with Agnese and the others while he fights Biagio one more time, finally defeating him and stopping the spell despite the flagship sinking. As Tōma wakes up in a hospital, he gets a call from Heaven Canceller who informs him that he is being flown back to Academy City and reminds him of Mikoto's bet for him. In London, after being informed of the recent events by Tsuchimikado, Kaori greets Orsola, who has returned with Agnese. Meanwhile in Vatican City, a nun with a pierced face from God's Right Seat forces the Pope to sign an order to investigate Tōma and eliminate him if he is seen as an enemy. 
17 (41) "Penalty Game"
"Batsu Gēmu" (罰ゲーム) 
February 4, 2011
Autumn arrives at Academy City and the students change into their winter uniforms. Accelerator, Last Order and Kikyō Yoshikawa move out of the hospital into Aiho Yomikawa's apartment, while Misaka 10032 and three other Sisters begin rehabilitation in the city. Meanwhile as promised in their bet, Mikoto has Tōma do whatever she wants, dragging him to a mobile phone shop, which is offering a Gekota phone strap for those who take out a couples plan. However, in order to qualify for the offer, they have to take a photo of themselves as a loving couple, which is ruined when a jealous Kuroko intervenes. Elsewhere, Last Order gets herself locked out of the apartment, which leads to Misaka 10032 making fun of her situation. Last Order is jealous that she is the only Misaka clone which does not have goggles, so Last Order steals and run off with Misaka 10032's goggles, which she does not take too kindly. 
18 (42) "Specimen Number (Serial Number)"
"Kentai Bangō (Shiriaru Nanbā)" (検体番号 (シリアルナンバー)) 
February 11, 2011
In London, the ladies of Necessarius have trouble learning how to use a new washing machine. Back at Academy City, Mikoto finally claims her phone straps, while Tōma encounters Misaka 10032, who is searching for Last Order, and buys her a necklace so he can distinguish her from Mikoto. As Mikoto rejoins them, Misaka 10032 starts teasing her and clinging onto Tōma, attracting the attention of Last Order before Misaka 10032 chases after her again. Elsewhere, Hyōka Kazakiri appears from the Imaginary Number School District and is apprehended by the Anti-Skills. Accelerator heads to the underground mall to look for Last Order and ends up encountering Index, who decides to help search for Last Order after he treats her to a meal. Meanwhile, Last Order approaches Tōma to thank him for stopping the Level 6 Shift experiment, mentioning how she hopes to protect Accelerator. Tōma and Last Order soon part ways and join up with Index and Accelerator respectively, though Tōma and Accelerator do not actually see each other, and start making their ways home. 
19 (43) "Amata Kihara (The Researcher)"
"Kihara Amata (Kenkyūsha)" (木原数多 (けんきゅうしゃ)) 
February 18, 2011
In Russia, Sasha Kruezhev, trying to learn the side effects of her body after the Archangel Gabriel possessed her, is harassed by her superior, Vasilisa. Last Order slips from wet ground and scrapes her knees on the way home with Accelerator, who goes to buy her some bandages. However, he is soon attacked by a group of armed soldiers called the Hound Dogs led by his old mentor, Amata Kihara. Accelerator easily deals with the men, but Amata knows all the tricks to negate his ability and brutally beats him up. When the Hound Dogs attempt to kidnap Last Order, Accelerator manages to muster up enough strength to blow her away to safety, before Index, who wanted to return a tissue package to him, appears on the scene. Meanwhile, Tōma goes looking for Index after she went off but witnesses a group of Anti-Skill officers mysteriously falling unconscious before running into Last Order, who asks for his help. At the same time, a magician from God's Right Seat named Vento of the Front has entered Academy City and contacts Aleister that she has neutralized the Anti-Skill and Judgment forces, killed three of his Board of Directors and is planning to kill him and everyone else in Academy City. Unfazed by her threats, Aleister orders Amata to deploy "Fuse Kazakiri" and capture Last Order to eliminate Vento. 
20 (44) "Hound Squad (Hound Dog)"
"Ryōken Butai (Haundo Doggu)" (猟犬部隊 (ハウンドドッグ)) 
February 25, 2011
Accelerator uses Index's presence as a distraction to force Hound Dog driver to get him and Index away from the Hound Dogs. Before Amata can go after them, Vento appears and takes care of his men as he pursues after Accelerator. Meanwhile, as Tōma and Last Order search for Accelerator, they escape from the Hound Dogs chasing after her by hiding in a restaurant where everyone is also unconscious. Accelerator leaves Index in the care of Heaven Canceller, who informs him about Last Order's situation. In an attempt to take out the Hound Dogs hunting him, he lures them into a railway factory and kills them off one by one. As Tōma and Last Order continue to hide, they are confronted by Vento, whose image has caused several people, including Yomikawa and Kazari, to fall unconscious. Tōma defends the unconscious patrons of the restaurant from Vento's attacks, telling Last Order to run away, but Vento she soon starts coughing up blood and is forced to flee. Accelerator finally kills the last Hound Dog soldier hunting him, but his actions have been witness by an Anti-Skill patrol unit, putting him as a wanted murder suspect. Meanwhile, Tsuchimikado is investigating Vento's actions, and comes across a white spectral being. 
21 (45) "Learning Device (Testament)"
"Gakushū Sōchi (Tesutamento)" (学習装置 (テスタメント)) 
March 4, 2011
As Tsuchimikado battles against the spectral being who is working with Vento to kill the unconscious residents of Academy City, Tōma calls Accelerator from Last Order's cellphone to update him on her status. Accelerator soon learns that Amata has managed to capture Last Order, though is keeping her alive for some reason. Aleister then uses Testament, with Last Order's authorization, to summon an angel to appear in the city to target those who use magic. As Tōma, Index and Mikoto head towards where the angel is, Index realizes the angel is actually Hyōka. As Mikoto holds off the Hound Dogs, Index explains the nature of Vento's Divine Retribution, which targets anyone who experiences a certain emotion towards her and how Hyōka is not an ordinary angel. Tōma tells her to work with Mikoto to combine their knowledge of magic and science to figure out how to help her. Meanwhile, Accelerator breaks into the Hound Dogs' headquarters and confronts Amata. As Tōma witnesses Hyōka's controlled state and feels helpless, since using his right hand would kill her, Vento appears before him again, threatening to kill them both, so Tōma stands to defend Hyōka. 
22 (46) "The Divine Retribution Spell"
"Tenbatsu Jutsushiki" (天罰術式) 
March 11, 2011
Accelerator starts to fight Amata, but the battery for his link to the Misaka Network runs out, leaving him paralyzed and defenseless. However, he begins to move again by force of will and starts to come after Amata. Meanwhile, Tōma fights against Vento, who continues to be weakened by Testament, while Hyōka makes snow appear over the city, protecting the unconscious civilians. Vento reveals her hatred towards science because both she and her little brother got into accident at an amusement park ride that was supposedly proven to be the safest, but the hospital only had enough blood to save her alone. Tōma argues against her reasoning for her actions and manages to knock her out. Index appears in the Hound Dogs' headquarters and, thanks to Mikoto's knowledge of science, learns that Last Order is being used as a container to create the angel. She sings a song in order to sever the shackles controlling Last Order, which in turn resonates with Accelerator who awakens as a result and blasts Amata into the sky. In the end, Acqua of the Back from God's Right Seat appears and gives Vento's cross to Tōma, as her Divine Retribution has been dispelled, then warns Tōma not to fight him as he is a Saint before leaving with Vento. 
23 (47) "Prewar"
"Kaisenmae" (開戦前) 
March 25, 2011[11]
Thanks to Index, Hyōka returns to normal and, despite blaming herself for the chaos she caused, Tōma assures her that she also protected the city's populace. As Acqua retreats with Vento and the rest of her men from Academy City, Accelerator is captured by the city's security forces. As the city recovers from Vento's attack, Tōma and Tsuchimikado's class have dinner at a sukiyaki restaurant where they later talk about how a war will be coming to Academy City. Meanwhile, the city's Board of Directors punishes Accelerator for his actions by making him join a special team called GROUP which consists of Tsuchimikado, Awaki and Etzali, the mage who disguised himself as Mitsuki Unabara. After increasing the time limit of Accelerator's powers, GROUP's first mission is to neutralize the threat pose by the Skill-Outs, a gang of Level 0 espers led by Ritoku Komaba, who are taking advantage of the lack security in the city after the Anti-Skills are forced to defend the city's outskirts to prepare themselves for more attacks by the Catholic Church. As Accelerator and Awaki begin their attack at the Skill-Outs' home turf, Awaki comes across Ritoku. 
24 (48) "Armed Gang (Skill-Out)"
"Busō Shūdan (Sukiru-Auto)" (武装集団 (スキルアウト)) 
April 1, 2011
Despite her abilities, Awaki finds herself disadvantaged, since Ritoku is equipped with a stolen military exosuit, which gives him incredible speed and strength. After defeating her, Ritoku then confronts Accelerator, using a chaff grenade to interfere with the transmitter around his neck. However, Accelerator manages to use a pistol to clear the air and shoot him, thanks to Awaki's assistance. Deciding to do some overtime, Accelerator encounters a drunk Misuzu, who is searching for the Dangai University database center for a report, and sends her off in a taxi. She later meets and exchanges phone numbers with Tōma. Accelerator is contacted by GROUP's mysterious head, who reveals that the Skill-Outs have been hired to kill Misuzu, who is the one attempting to take their children out of Academy City before the impending war. When his powers are cut off due to the refusal to help the Skill-Outs, Accelerator decides to head to the university to rescue Misuzu despite spotting Tōma, who also goes there to save Misuzu after she called him to let him know of the situation. Thanks to Accelerator's unseen aid, Tōma is able to escape with Misuzu from the Skill-Outs, only to confront by one of them named Shiage Hamazura, who is desperate to kill Misuzu since the city's higher-ups would exterminate the Skill-Outs if they fail to do so. Tōma berates Shiage's ideals of trampling over other lives and knocks him out. As Tōma is admitted to the hospital, Mizusu admits she came to take Mikoto home, but feels safe knowing there are people like him to protect her. Accelerator later meets with Tsuchimikado, Awaki and Etzali, who reveal the order on Misuzu's life has been canceled. The four of them decide to work together so they may one day take on the higher-ups. As each of the characters spend the night in their own ways, Index and Hyōka visit the injured Tōma. 

A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion (2013 film)[edit]

No. Episode title Release date English date
1 "A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion"
"Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu: Endumion no Kiseki" (とある魔術の禁書目録 エンデュミオンの奇蹟) 
February 23, 2013 January 13, 2015[12]
Three years ago, the Spaceplane Orion crash lands without any reported casualties amongst its 88 passengers, being reported as a miracle. In the present day, shortly after the Remnant incident, as Academy City nears completion of Space Elevator, Endymion capable of bringing people into space without the need for spacecraft, Tōma Kamijō and Index meet a singer named Alisa Meigo, who is also a Level 0. Whilst hanging out with them, Alisa learns she has passed an audition to be the campaign girl for Endymion. Later that night, they are suddenly attacked by Marie Spearhead, Mallybath Blackball and Jane Elves, a group of magicians led by none other than Stiyl Magnus. After Alisa dispels Stiyl's flames with a shout when Tōma is put under a tough spot, a group of mechs known as the Black Crow Unit suddenly arrive to fight against Stiyl and his cohorts, forcing them to retreat with assistance from Kaori Kanzaki, leaving Tōma with a cryptic message that Alisa could bring about a war between the magic and science sides. Shoutaura Sequenzia, leader of the unit, warns Tōma not to get involved with Alisa. Tōma and Index later offer to let Alisa stay with them in his dorm until her performance. With Tōma forced to take supplementary lessons, Mikoto Misaka and her friends accompany Alisa to a promotional performance at a shopping mall, where they are made into backup dancers. During the performance, Tōma comes across a battle between Shoutaura and a mysterious male automaton who sets off several bombs, causing the stage to collapse, although there are curiously no casualties. Whilst making their way out, Shoutaura explains to Tōma how she is unable to process music and does not believe in miracles. Later that night, Alisa explains to Tōma how she has no memories from before the past three years. Whilst Tōma meets up with Motoharu Tsuchimikado and Kaori, who believes Alisa is possibly a Saint, Stiyl and his group kidnap Alisa, fighting off Shoutaura and the Black Crow Unit as they try to escape. As Tōma arrives on the scene, Stiyl explains that Endymion is actually a makeshift Tower of Babel which, if combined with the power of a Saint, could be turned into a magical device. Shoutaura takes Alisa and retreats, bringing her to the Orbit Portal Company's president, Ladylee Tangleroad. When Shoutaura learns that Ladylee was responsible for the death of her father Daedalus Sequenzia, the only person who died among the Miracle of 88 as Alisa had taken his place, Shoutaura stabs Ladylee, only for Ladylee to remain alive and have her two automatons apprehend Shoutaura. As Alisa is forced to sing in Endymion in order to activate a large magic circle above Earth, Tōma and Index sent up in a space shuttle with assistance from Kaori, with Shoutaura also making her way up there after being rescued by her comrades. Shoutaura confronts Ladylee, who seeks to use Alisa's power to break her own curse of immortality, but the ensuing battle with her automatons causes a crack in the space station which will inevitably lead it to collapse and fall towards Earth. Whilst Alisa sings her songs to protect the citizens on board, Shoutaura attempts to stop her but is met by Tōma. Meanwhile, Index confronts Ladylee whilst Mikoto, Stiyl and Accelerator destroy some explosive bolts in order to purge Endymion from the ground. As Tōma uses his Imagine Breaker on Shoutaura, she remembers that Alisa was born out of her wish to save everyone on the plane, even at the cost of those important to her. Together, Alisa and Shoutaura sing a song that, combined with Index's work, breaks Ladylee's spell, stopping Endymion from falling onto Earth, the two merging into one as a result. As life returns to normal, Tōma and Index can hear Alisa's song off in the distance. 

Bonus episodes[edit]

Bonus segments entitled Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan, which is a parody of a similar segment from the Shakugan no Shana series, are included with certain volume releases, featuring various outtake moments from the series, as well as a chibified Index. These segments are not included in the North American releases.

No. episode title Original sale date
1 "A Certain Magical Index-tan"
"Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan" (とある魔術のいんでっくすたん) 
January 23, 2009
Tōma meets a chibified Index, Tsuchimikado hosts some teleshopping, and Mikoto advises people to conserve electricity. 
2 "A Certain Magical Index-tan 2"
"Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan 2" (とある魔術のいんでっくすたん 2) 
June 26, 2009
Aisa spills her thoughts, Index-tan confronts Tōma about 'his' blog, and Mikoto and the sisters announce the anime adaptation of A Certain Scientific Railgun
3 "A Certain Magical Index-tan 3"
"Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan 3" (とある魔術のいんでっくすたん 3) 
January 26, 2011
Index-tan behaves like a certain squid girl, a chibified Agnese argues with Index-tan, and Ruiko Saten enjoys a quiet evening away from the action. 
4 "A Certain Magical Index-tan 4"
"Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan 4" (とある魔術のいんでっくすたん 4) 
June 22, 2011
Tōma gives Index-tan some payback, Accelerator celebrates his voice actor awards, and the Misaka sisters play some 'imouto' games. 
5 "A Certain Magical Index-tan the Movie: The Miracle of Endymion... Happened or maybe not"
"Gekijōban Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan -Endyumion no Kiseki- ga Attari Nakattari" (劇場版とある魔術の禁書目録たん-エンデュミオンの奇蹟-があったりなかったり) 
August 28, 2013
Index-tan complains about her lack of screen time, Laura answers people's questions about the movie, and Tōma tries to decide which girl he should punch. 

Blu-ray and DVD releases[edit]

The first Blu-ray and DVD compilation for the series was released on January 23, 2009, with one scheduled for each month until all episodes were collected into eight volumes. Each volume contains 3 episodes. A DVD Box Set of the first season of Index was released on December 22, 2010 containing the first twelve episodes of the season, with a second Box Set scheduled to be released on March 9, 2011 containing the rest of the season. The first Blu-ray and DVD compilation of the second season of Index was released on January 26, 2011, and followed the same model as the first season's Blu-ray and DVD release schedule.

Toaru Majutsu no Index Japanese Blu-ray and DVD Releases
Volume Date Episodes
Volume 1 January 23, 2009[13] 1-3
Volume 2 February 25, 2009[14] 4-6
Volume 3 March 25, 2009[15] 7-9
Volume 4 April 24, 2009[16] 10-12
Volume 5 May 29, 2009[17] 13-15
Volume 6 June 26, 2009[18] 16-18
Volume 7 July 24, 2009[19] 19-21
Volume 8 August 21, 2009[20] 22-24
Toaru Majutsu no Index DVD Box Set Releases
Box Set Date Episodes
Set 1 December 17, 2010[21] 1-12
Set 2 March 9, 2011 13-24
Toaru Majutsu no Index II Japanese Blu-ray and DVD Releases
Volume Date Episodes
Volume 1 January 26, 2011[22] 1-3
Volume 2 February 23, 2011[23] 4-6
Volume 3 April 6, 2011[24] 7-9
Volume 4 May 25, 2011[25] 10-12
Volume 5 June 22, 2011[26] 13-15
Volume 6 July 27, 2011[27] 16-18
Volume 7 August 24, 2011[28] 19-21
Volume 8 September 22, 2011[29] 22-24
A Certain Magical Index North American
Blu-ray and DVD Releases
Volume Date Episodes
Season 1 Pt. 1 (DVD only) December 18, 2012[30] 1-12
Season 1 Pt. 2 (DVD only) December 18, 2012[31] 13-24
Complete Season 1 (Blu-ray + DVD combo) November 18, 2014[32] 1-24
Season 2 Pt. 1 (Blu-ray + DVD combo) October 14, 2014[33] 1-12
Season 2 Pt. 2 (Blu-ray + DVD combo) December 16, 2014[34] 13-24
Complete Season 2 (Blu-ray + DVD combo) July 19, 2016[35] 1-24

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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