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Watching order for "Toaru Majutsu no Index" and related anime

Having just watched them out of order (accidentally), I highly recommend watching them by order of release date, including the movie. The original and spin-off series were produced by the same company....
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Watching order for "Toaru Majutsu no Index" and related anime

User /u/urban287 on reddit proposes an interesting non-conventional viewing order for watching the entire Raildex series: Railgun season 1 Railgun season 2 Index season 1 Index season 2 Index movie ...
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Watching order for "Toaru Majutsu no Index" and related anime

The "canonical" order in which to watch Raildex (i.e. production order) is correctly given in Builder_K's answer. However, there are alternate viewing orders that are also feasible, since ...
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Why Touma is considered only a level 0 esper when he's clearly so powerful and was able to defeat the most powerful level 5 esper?

For whatever reason, Toma Kamijo's Imagine Breaker ability is not considered an esper power, so according to Academy City's ranking system he's a level 0 esper with no known abilities. It's also not ...
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Why are level 0 espers considered espers if they have no powers at all?

Level 0s have undergone the Power Curriculum Program, so even if someone ranked at Level 0 doesn't happen to exhibit any observable powers, their brains have still been fundamentally rewired. All ...
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Where to continue from the manga after two seasons of "A Certain Magical Index" and "A Certain Scientific Railgun"?

I've read up to volume 11 of the manga of A Certain Scientific Railgun and volume 5 of the manga of A Certain Magical Index. As of volume 5 of Index, the manga has not caught up to the conclusion of ...
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Why does Accelerator need a necklace to use his powers?

So, Accelerator's ability requires a ton of calculation and mental power in order to function. Seeing as how Accelerator himself possesses extremely high intellect, he was able to perform these ...
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Why was Misaka Mikoto chosen as the candidate for the Sister's project when she was just a normal child when they asked for her DNA map?

If I recall correctly, an explanation for this is hinted at by Mugino later on in S, although it is addressed in more detail later on in the novels. In short, Misaka was selected because of something ...
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Is Academy City really an educational city? What is its purpose?

Imagine 5 years old Misaka Mikoto living not in Academy City, but in "normal" city. Misaka touched her friend. Friend got electrified. Misaka was surprised. Friend still electrified. Misaka don't now ...
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How is Misaka's railgun so destructive?

You guys are all forgetting the basic fact that the 1030 m/s measurement was taken while firing into water. The effects of drag on the coin fired into water are far greater in magnitude than the ...
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How is Misaka's railgun so destructive?

It is also worth noting that (insofar as I recall) the 'psychic' powers of the type Misaka has are loosely based on the ever-popular, fantastic, double-misinterpretation of the Schrödinger's-cat ...
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Why does Last Order state her name twice?

Last Order isn't just saying her name twice. She narrates herself, like all the SISTERS, but she is doubling her dialogue tags (quoting herself twice) in her narration. This isn't just simple ...
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How does Mikoto know about the Sisters before the Sister's Arc?

The quote you have provided comes from the first of the light novels, which take place on July 19. It was July 19th. The fault lay in that date. Because summer vacation would start the next day.....
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Is Academy City really an educational city? What is its purpose?

Academy City, also known as Academy City of Science and Technology, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the Tokyo Metropolitan Employment Area. As ...
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Mikoto started at Level 1. Is she a Gemstone or a kid with 'idiosyncracies', or neither?

No, she is not. She has been recognized by the system as someone with high potential, and as such was given funds and research to develop her powers all the way up to level 5. Also, Mikoto's own ...
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What's the meaning of the 'Out' suffix in "Mental Out" and "Skill Out"?

Looking at the kanji name of the 'mental out' attack,'心理掌握,' a literal translation could be something like 'mind arrangement manipulation grip' (source). So where did the 'out' come from? Presumably, ...
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Is Academy City really an educational city? What is its purpose?

I'm sorry, but Ayase Eri's answer is completely wrong. Misaka did not have powers before coming to Academy City. Espers who acquire their Abilities without the help of Academy City are called ...
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Watching order for "Toaru Majutsu no Index" and related anime

This is how i came up with the watch order for "Toaru Majutsu no Index" whole seires: Index Season 1 Oct 5, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009 Index tan 2009 Railgun Season 1 Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 20, 2010 MMR + ...
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How is Misaka's railgun so destructive?

'A Certain Magical Index' has 50 odd light novels, 13 volumes of manga, 2 seasons of anime, a movie and a couple of video games. 'A Certain Scientific Railgun' has 2 light novels, 11 volumes of manga,...
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How does Kihara Amata's device to bypass Accelerator's passive redirection actually work, and should it work at all?

Incidentally, there's a wikia page for this technique. The fans call it the Kihara Counter. As far as I can tell, the explanation is meant to be taken at face value. Later on in the light novels, ...
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Why isn't Misaka Mikoto's face widely recognized?

Introduction I'd like to make a few points on this matter. Firstly, even if her face isn't known by everyone in Academy City, many people do recognize Misaka Mikoto. Secondly, Academy City has the ...
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Why if accelerator is so above other level 5 espers he isnt count as level 6 already?

While they where clones of a level 5 esper, the experiment was a failure due to the clones being fairly weak: The abilities of the Sisters were less than 1% as powerfufl as those of the original ...
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Which esper level is Shirai Kuroko, the girl who can teleport?

According to the wikia Kuroko is a Level 4 Shirai Kuroko (白井 黒子 Shirai Kuroko?) is a Level 4 esper and a student of Tokiwadai Middle School, as well as a member of Judgment. She is also listed on ...
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Can Accelerator be killed by a nuclear weapon?

I would assume that he would have no trouble deflecting the initial blast because it's just a straightforward shockwave (no dark matter shenanigans here). But there's more to worry about than just the ...
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Why the sisters dont have the same power than Railgun if they have exactly the same DNA?

Because Tree Diagram showed it was actually impossible to clone a Level 5 "Railgun" which was the original plan Before mass production of the clones could begin, the simulation that the Tree ...
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Why was Railgun chosen for the Sisters project and not Kakine Teitoku?

if I remember correctly the electric powers allowed the clones to form "the misaka network", so they can learn from the previous battles and get stronger over time. ref: clip from To aru Kagaku no ...
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Which are the five manga series that are based off the Toaru Majutsu no Index franchise?

The list of manga series page on the Toaru wikia may be helpful. Going strictly by chronological order by date of first publication, the manga order would be: Railgun (Feb 2007) Index (Apr 2007) ...
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Does the third season of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun happens after or before Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator?

The Accelerator anime covers the Necromancer Arc, which (in-universe) starts in early September and ends sometime before September 14. The Railgun T anime covers the Daihaisei Festival Arc (Railgun ...
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Can Capacity Down disrupt Accelerator's esper powers?

Seeing as Capacity Down functions off of sound waves the answer actually depends. If Accelerator is aware of it or is for any other reason reflecting sound waves away from him then no, it won't have ...
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In which place of the timeline of Toaru Majutsu no Index series does the Toaru Kagaku No Railgun series happen?

A Google search would actually get you several timelines for the series, one of which is shown below: Here, you can see there is an overlap to the events that occurred in 'Toaru Majutsu No Index' ...
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