The Academy City Board of Directors (学園都市統括理事会 Gakuen Toshi Tōkatsu Rijikai?) consists of 12 people who hold absolute authority in Academy City, with only the Board Chairman, Aleister Crowley, above them.
Tsuchimikado Motoharu once stated that there are only two kinds of people on the Board of Directors: bastards who must die and good people who were regarded as the same as the former even though they work seriously.
The Board of Directors are often the indirect antagonists in Science Side stories and arcs, disrupting the investigation and efforts of the protagonist. For example, Misaka Mikoto was unable to stop the Level 6 Shift on her own due to it being spread out across the city. They many times also put up red tape to disrupt the actions of facilities and personnel that could otherwise aid the protagonist, such as when Anti-Skill was prevented from entering the Dangai University Database Center after Skill-Out attacked it.
It seems like at least a few of the members of the Board of Directors are either bribed, tricked, or falsely aided by the Kihara Family.
It is unknown how one becomes a member of the Board of Directors. Three of them were killed when Vento of the Front invaded Academy City on September 30th, though Aleister Crowley stated that replacements could always be found. It is known however that it is relatively easy for Kihara Yuiitsu to tell who will be the new replacements for members of the board of directors when they die.
Relationship with the Dark side of Academy CityEdit
With the exception of Oyafune Monaka and Kaizumi Tsugutoshi, other Directors are directly involved in the 'dark side' of Academy City, financing various groups like ITEM and SCHOOL to do their dirty work, or have their own private forces. Regardless, just because they are working with the dark side of the city, does not indicate that they know of it, specifically the plans of their chairman.
The Directors have made agreements between each other to prevent any one Director having too much power that allows them to disrupt Academy City's balance of power. This is called the "observation system between those with the same powers", and a member that breaks an 'agreement' will be targeted by the other 11 Directors and be erased. Oyafune Monaka is said to be the one most adept in using these agreements to prevent herself from being targeted.
Relationship with the Magic SideEdit
If not directly negotiating with Aleister, magicians like Stiyl Magnus that need to operate in the City have him report to them. The two sides cooperate on a limited basis with each other. He gives periodic reports on his actions, removing any unnecessary information, to reduce the friction between the two sides. The feeling is mutual with the Board of Directors, which seemingly keeps information secret, and even deliberately prevent the actions of a magician even if the city is in danger, as what happened with him and Kamijou Touma going to School District 23 to prevent a magician there.
Despite this, the Board of Directors do seem to try and provide some sort of modicum of goodwill to the magic side, specifically the Anglican Church. Stiyl was once given a helicopter for transport while the girls of Necessarius were given with a brand new washing machine. Although this might also have to do with their ignorance of the magic side in general, believing Aleister's statement that the Roman Catholic Church's revealing of its Magic though covered up is an esper development program in the aftermath of the 0930 Incident, as shown by Oyafune Monaka reacting in confusion to Kamijou Touma's comment about the magic side when she was recruiting him to go to Avignon, France, and could just be how they perceive them as a rival group.
Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
Academy City Invasion ArcEdit
- Main article: Academy City Invasion Arc
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
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NT22R. Arc link not to be implemented until arc name finalized.
- Kaizumi Tsugutoshi
- Oyafune Monaka
- Nakimoto Rizou
- Unnamed Board of Directors specializing in the aerospace industry
- Unnamed Female Board of Directors
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15 Chapter 1 Part 8
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 032
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS Chapter 4 Part 6
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 8
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 12 Epilogue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Epilogue
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Chapter 3 Part 3
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Chapter 3 Part 5
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index: Road to Endymion Chapter 1 Part 6
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index: Road to Endymion Chapter 5 Part 1
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 12 Between the Lines 2
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14 Chapter 2 Part 5
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 9 Part 2
- ↑ Astral Buddy Manga Chapter 016
|Academy City Board of Directors
|Chairman of the Board|
|Thomas Platinaburg||Oyafune Monaka||Kaizumi Tsugutoshi|
|Shiokishi||Yakumi Hisako||Nakimoto Rizou|
|Dark Side of Academy City
|Factions and Organizations
|Board of Directors (Board Chairman)|
|Experiments and Projects
|Key Events (Timeline)
|See also: Academy City