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{{Character Infobox
 
{{Character Infobox
|Image = Amai Ao.png
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|Full Name = Amai Ao
|Name (Kanji) = 天井 亜雄
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|Images = <gallery>
|Name (Romaji) = Amai Ao
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Amai Ao.png|Anime
|Age = 30 (Deceased)
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Amai Ao_Novel.jpg|Novel
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Amai Ao_Manga.png|Manga
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Amai Ao_Railgun.png|Railgun
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</gallery>
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|Kanji = 天井 亜雄
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|Romaji = Amai Ao
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|Status = Deceased
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|Age = About 30<ref name=MajutsuNovel5Chap3Pt7>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05]] Chapter 3 Part 7</ref>
 
|Gender = Male
 
|Gender = Male
|Affiliation = [[Science Association]]<ref>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08]]</ref>Epilogue
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|Occupation = Researcher
|Occupation = Researcher ([[Sisters Project]])
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|Affiliates = [[Sisters Project]] ''(Formerly)''<br>[[Level 6 Shift|Level 6 Shift Project]]<br>''(Formerly)''<br>[[Science Association]]<ref>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08]] Epilogue</ref>
|Occupation 2 = Director ([[Level 6 Shift]])
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|JAP Voice = {{w|Suzuki Tatsuhisa}}
|Voiced By = [[Wikipedia:Tatsuhisa_Suzuki|Suzuki Tatsuhisa]] (Japanese)
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|ENG Voice = {{w|Kent Williams (voice actor)|Kent Williams}}
[[Wikipedia:Kent_Williams_(voice_actor)|Kent Williams]] (English)
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|Appears In = Novel, Manga and Anime
|Novel = [[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05|Volume 5]]
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|Novel Debut = [[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05|Index Volume 5]]
|Manga = [[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05|Index Volume 5]]
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|Manga Debut = [[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 028|Index Chapter 28]]<br>[[Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 032|Railgun Chapter 32]]
[[Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Volume 06|Railgun Volume 6]]
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|Anime Debut = [[Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 19|Index Episode 19]]<br>[[Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Episode 11|Railgun S Episode 11]]}}
|Anime = [[Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 19|Index Episode 19]]
 
[[Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Episode 11|Railgun S Episode 11]]}}
 
 
{{Nihongo|'''Amai Ao'''|天井 亜雄|Amai Ao}} is a minor antagonist in the ''Toaru Majutsu no Index'' series. Originally a researcher of the First Production Plan of the [[Sisters Project]] to develop military clones of [[Misaka Mikoto]], he was later brought back into the project after it was reused for the [[Level 6 Shift]] experiment.
 
{{Nihongo|'''Amai Ao'''|天井 亜雄|Amai Ao}} is a minor antagonist in the ''Toaru Majutsu no Index'' series. Originally a researcher of the First Production Plan of the [[Sisters Project]] to develop military clones of [[Misaka Mikoto]], he was later brought back into the project after it was reused for the [[Level 6 Shift]] experiment.
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==Appearance==
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Amai Ao has a skinny build and a gaunt look which is amplified by his long, wavy and greasy-looking black hair. He is always seen wearing his lab coat even after the experiments ended.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
He was a researcher and the superintendent during the First Production Plan of the [[Sisters Project]] and specialized in creating personality data with self-learning capabilities, however, he was soon relieved of his duties after it was discovered there was a flaw in the plan, as such he spirals into debt. Ao was later called back after the project was reused for the [[Level 6 Shift]] experiment, and was tasked to direct the experiments. During the experiments, Ao invested greatly on the project, hoping for a return of his investment after the experiment has been concluded.<ref name=MajutsuNovel5Chap3Pt6>Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05 Chapter 3 Part 6</ref>
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He was a researcher and the superintendent during the First Production Plan of the [[Sisters Project]] and specialized in creating personality data with self-learning capabilities, however, he was soon relieved of his duties after it was discovered there was a flaw in the plan, as such he spirals into debt. Ao was later called back after the project was reused for the [[Level 6 Shift]] experiment, and was tasked to direct the experiments. During the experiments, Ao invested heavily the project, hoping for a return after it concluded.<ref name="IndexV5Ch3Pt6">[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05]] Chapter 3 Part 6</ref>
   
He later associates himself with outside organizations, such as the Science Association, that are opposed to Academy City to increase his chances to pay his debts.
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He later associates himself with outside organizations such as the [[Asociacion de Ciencia]] that are opposed to [[Academy City]] to repay his debts.
 
==Appearance==
 
Amai Ao has a skinny build, and has a gaunt look on his face, which is amplified by his long wavy and greasy-looking black hair. He is always seen wearing his labcoat, even after the experiments has ended.
 
   
 
==Chronology==
 
==Chronology==
===Sisters Arc===
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===Toaru Majutsu no Index===
:''Main article:[[Sisters Arc]]''
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====Sisters Arc====
He appears in the [[Sisters Arc]] in the ''Toaru Kagaku no Railgun sidestory'', where he objects to the [[Kites Knockraven|manager]] of the project for distributing the experiment to various facilities. Ao worries about the interests of the project being split-up, but is calmed by the manager after he explains to him that those who will receive gains from the experiment are the one who are still running it at the time of the project's completion. He leaves his office shortly therafter.<ref>[[Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 032]]</ref>
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{{main|Sisters Arc}}
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After [[Touma]] defeats [[Accelerator]] and ends the experiment, Ao becomes heavily indebted due to investing in the project and plans,<ref name="IndexV5Ch3Pt1">[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05]] Chapter 3 Part 1</ref> as well a deliberate attempt by the City to push all liability on him.<ref name="RailgunCh55">[[Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 055]]</ref> As a result, he plans to move to a rival organization outside of Academy City. He later implants a virus into [[Last Order]] a few days after the end of the project, which would order the clones under the command of Last Order to attack people. Despite this, he did not anticipate for her to escape her incubation chamber, which puts his plan into jeopardy. He later tells the research institute that he is taking a vacation while he searches for Last Order, who eludes him for a week.<ref name="IndexV5Ch3Pt1" />
   
After [[Touma]] defeats Accelerator and ending the experiment, Ao becomes heavily indebted due to investing on the project and plans to move to a rival organization outside of Academy City. He later implants a virus into [[Last Order]] a few days after the end of the project, which would order the clones under the command of Last Order to attack people. Despite this, he did not anticipate for her to escape her incubation chamber, which puts his plan into jeopardy. He later tells the research institute that he is taking a vacation while he searches for Last Order, who eludes him for a week.<ref name=MajutsuNovel5Chap3Pt1>Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 05 Chapter 3 Part 1</ref>
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====Three Stories Arc====
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{{main|Three Stories Arc}}
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[[File:Index S1 19 Ao.jpg|thumb|Ao realizes that Accelerator is watching him.]]
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He is later seen by Accelerator outside of a certain restaurant (a different one in each adaptation)<ref name="IndexCh28">[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 028]]</ref> entering his car. Realizing who his watcher is, Ao immediately speeds off.<ref name="IndexEp19">[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 19]]</ref> However he later returns to the restaurant to retrieve Last Order, who is already weakened by leaving her incubation tank too early and having the virus ready to activate. Ao takes her to the now abandoned Sisters Project Research Facility,<ref name="IndexCh31">[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 031]]</ref> as he has nowhere to go since traffic in and out of Academy City has been limited since someone has breached the city's security.
   
===Three Stories Arc===
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When Accelerator arrives to retrieve Last Order Ao tries to run him over but Accelerator's power negates the attempt and destroys his car while keeping Last Order safe. Scared, Ao tries to run away but gets stuck by his car's door. Using his vector powers, Accelerator hits Ao with his door making him lose consciousness. Ao later regains consciousness at the same time Accelerator is finishing up his using of his vector powers to delete the virus programmed into Last Order. Ao successfully shoots Accelerator in the head as the latter is using all his vector calculations on Last Order and could not deflect the bullet.<ref name="IndexCh32">[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 032]]</ref> He later tries to shoot Last Order as well after Accelerator successfully deleted the virus in her system but she is saved by Accelerator, who survived the gunshot and deflects the bullet back towards Ao, injuring his hand.
:''Main article:[[Three Stories Arc]]''
 
Amai Ao is later seen by Accelerator outside of a certain restaurant (different restaurant in each adaptation)<ref>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 028]]</ref> entering his car, noticing his gaze Ao immediately goes drives his car to flee.<ref>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 19]]</ref> However, Ao later returns to the restaurant to retrieve Last Order, who is already weakened being outside of her incubation tank too early and having the virus ready to activate. Ao takes her to the now-abandoned Sisters Project Research Facility<ref>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 031]]</ref>, as he has nowhere to go since traffic in-and-out of Academy City has been limited since someone has breached the city's security.
 
   
Accelerator later arrives to take Last Order, out of fear, Ao drives his car towards Accelerator intending to run him over. However, Accelerator's powers leaves makes Ao's attempts feeble and destroys his car, though keeping Last Order safe. Scared, Ao tries to run away but gets stuck by his car's door; using his vector powers, Accelerator hits Ao with his door making him lose consciousness. Ao later regains consciousness at the same time Accelerator is finishing up his using of his vector powers to delete the virus programmed into Last Order. Ao successfully shoots Accelerator in the head, as Accelerator is using all his vector calculations on Last Order and could not perform a deflection on the bullet.<ref>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 032]]</ref> He later tries to shoot Last Order as well, as Accelerator successfully deleted the virus in her system, however, she is saved by Accelerator – who survived the gunshot earlier – by deflecting the bullet back towards Ao, injuring his hand.
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[[File:Toaru_Majutsu_no_Index_E20_18m_22s.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Ao and Kikyo engage in a Mexican standoff.]]
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Accelerator tries to attack Ao, though fails as he loses consciousness due to the gunshot. Seeing Accelerator fall, Ao tries to shoot Accelerator again but is shot by [[Yoshikawa Kikyou]] in the back who just arrived. Ao is visibly surprised by Kikyou's intervention, as he states that her personality of weighing risks and opportunities should've prevented her from doing this. Kikyou tells him that she is aware of that and states that she really did not want to be a researcher but instead a teacher and berates Ao for attacking children, causing both to pull their guns on each other. Ao comments that what she is displaying is not kindness but strength, at which point both fire simultaneously. Ao dies but Kikyou is saved by [[Heaven Canceler]], who explains that Accelerator used his vector powers to prevent any blood spilling from her arteries that were ruptured by Ao's gunshot.<ref name="IndexCh33">[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 033]]</ref>
   
Accelerator tries to attack Ao, though fails as he loses consciousness due to the gunshot. Seeing Accelerator fall, Ao tries to shoot Accelerator again but is shot by [[Yoshikawa Kikyou]] in the back who just arrived. Ao is visibly suprised by Kikyou's intervention, as he states that her personality of wieghing risks and opportunities should've prevented her from doing this. Kikyou tells him that she is aware of that, and says that she really didn't want to be a researcher but a teacher, Kikyou berates Ao for attacking children, both of them pulls their gun out on each other. Ao comments that what she is displaying is not kindness but strength, at which point both them shoot each other at the same time. Ao dies, though Kikyou is saved by [[Heaven Canceler]], who says Accelerator used his vector powers to prevent any blood spilling from Kikyou's arteries that were ruptured by Ao's gunshot.<ref>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 033]]</ref>
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===Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index===
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====Magic God Othinus Arc====
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{{main|Magic God Othinus Arc}}
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In the final recreation of the world by Othinus created specifically to break Touma's spirit, known as the [[Omega World|''Version_Omega'']] world in-text, where several characters from the original world have been "saved" or have not experienced great tragedy, both Kikyou and Ao have a friendly relationship with each other as well as with Accelerator.<ref name="ShinyakuV9Ch7Pt2">[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09]] Chapter 7 Part 2</ref>
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Later, after Touma's spirit has been finally broken and is trying to decide on how he should have himself killed, Last Order, several of the Sisters, and [[Misaka Worst]] are in the festival in the Academy City accompanied by Accelerator, Yoshikawa Kikyou, and Amai Ao. Accelerator complains on being in the festival, to which Kikyou states that there is nothing wrong with getting a little excited, as someone who saved every last one of the 20,000 plus Sisters deserves at least that much for him. Amai Ao however, comments on how it costs a lot. He points to Accelerator on how the clones are staring restlessly on food stands, while Misaka Worst is egging them on.<ref name="ShinyakuV9Ch7Pt2" />
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===Toaru Kagaku no Railgun===
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====Sisters Arc====
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{{main|Sisters Arc}}
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He objects to the [[Keitz Nokleben|manager]] of the project's security for distributing the experiment to various facilities. Ao worries about the interests of the project being split-up, but is calmed by the manager after he explains to him that those who will receive gains from the experiment are the one who are still running it at the time of the project's completion. He leaves his office shortly thereafter.<ref name="RailgunCh32">[[Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 032]]</ref>
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After the failure of the Level 6 Shift Project, Ao becomes heavily indebted due to investing in the project and plans,<ref name="IndexV5Ch3Pt1" /> as well a deliberate attempt by the City to push all liability on him.<ref name="RailgunCh55" /> As a result, he plans to move to a rival organization outside of Academy City.
   
 
==Character Art Designs==
 
==Character Art Designs==
===Design evolution===
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===Design Evolution===
Despite being 30 years old, Amai Ao is described by Haimura as a young researcher like Kihara Amata. His sketches for Ao has been lost digitally but can still be seen in his artbook, [[rainbow colors spectrum]].
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Despite being 30 years old, Amai Ao is described by Haimura as a young researcher like Kihara Amata. His sketches for Ao have been lost digitally<ref name="RS">[http://r-s.sakura.ne.jp/w/i01.htm Rainbow Spectrum]: notes on Volume 5, [https://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=4179191&postcount=18504 translated] by js06 and posted on Animesuki by user hao-sama</ref> but can still be seen in his art book, [[rainbow spectrum: colors]].
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===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
AmaiAoAnime.jpg|Amai Ao's anime design
 
AmaiAoAnime.jpg|Amai Ao's anime design
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AmaiAo-RailgunSBooklet.png|Amai Ao's character profile for the Railgun S anime from the fifth BD/DVD booklet.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist|2}}
 
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{{Researcher}}
 
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Revision as of 21:50, November 2, 2019

Amai Ao (天井 亜雄 Amai Ao?) is a minor antagonist in the Toaru Majutsu no Index series. Originally a researcher of the First Production Plan of the Sisters Project to develop military clones of Misaka Mikoto, he was later brought back into the project after it was reused for the Level 6 Shift experiment.

Appearance

Amai Ao has a skinny build and a gaunt look which is amplified by his long, wavy and greasy-looking black hair. He is always seen wearing his lab coat even after the experiments ended.

Background

He was a researcher and the superintendent during the First Production Plan of the Sisters Project and specialized in creating personality data with self-learning capabilities, however, he was soon relieved of his duties after it was discovered there was a flaw in the plan, as such he spirals into debt. Ao was later called back after the project was reused for the Level 6 Shift experiment, and was tasked to direct the experiments. During the experiments, Ao invested heavily the project, hoping for a return after it concluded.[3]

He later associates himself with outside organizations such as the Asociacion de Ciencia that are opposed to Academy City to repay his debts.

Chronology

Toaru Majutsu no Index

Sisters Arc

Main article: Sisters Arc

After Touma defeats Accelerator and ends the experiment, Ao becomes heavily indebted due to investing in the project and plans,[4] as well a deliberate attempt by the City to push all liability on him.[5] As a result, he plans to move to a rival organization outside of Academy City. He later implants a virus into Last Order a few days after the end of the project, which would order the clones under the command of Last Order to attack people. Despite this, he did not anticipate for her to escape her incubation chamber, which puts his plan into jeopardy. He later tells the research institute that he is taking a vacation while he searches for Last Order, who eludes him for a week.[4]

Three Stories Arc

Main article: Three Stories Arc
Index S1 19 Ao

Ao realizes that Accelerator is watching him.

He is later seen by Accelerator outside of a certain restaurant (a different one in each adaptation)[6] entering his car. Realizing who his watcher is, Ao immediately speeds off.[7] However he later returns to the restaurant to retrieve Last Order, who is already weakened by leaving her incubation tank too early and having the virus ready to activate. Ao takes her to the now abandoned Sisters Project Research Facility,[8] as he has nowhere to go since traffic in and out of Academy City has been limited since someone has breached the city's security.

When Accelerator arrives to retrieve Last Order Ao tries to run him over but Accelerator's power negates the attempt and destroys his car while keeping Last Order safe. Scared, Ao tries to run away but gets stuck by his car's door. Using his vector powers, Accelerator hits Ao with his door making him lose consciousness. Ao later regains consciousness at the same time Accelerator is finishing up his using of his vector powers to delete the virus programmed into Last Order. Ao successfully shoots Accelerator in the head as the latter is using all his vector calculations on Last Order and could not deflect the bullet.[9] He later tries to shoot Last Order as well after Accelerator successfully deleted the virus in her system but she is saved by Accelerator, who survived the gunshot and deflects the bullet back towards Ao, injuring his hand.

Toaru Majutsu no Index E20 18m 22s

Ao and Kikyo engage in a Mexican standoff.

Accelerator tries to attack Ao, though fails as he loses consciousness due to the gunshot. Seeing Accelerator fall, Ao tries to shoot Accelerator again but is shot by Yoshikawa Kikyou in the back who just arrived. Ao is visibly surprised by Kikyou's intervention, as he states that her personality of weighing risks and opportunities should've prevented her from doing this. Kikyou tells him that she is aware of that and states that she really did not want to be a researcher but instead a teacher and berates Ao for attacking children, causing both to pull their guns on each other. Ao comments that what she is displaying is not kindness but strength, at which point both fire simultaneously. Ao dies but Kikyou is saved by Heaven Canceler, who explains that Accelerator used his vector powers to prevent any blood spilling from her arteries that were ruptured by Ao's gunshot.[10]

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index

Magic God Othinus Arc

Main article: Magic God Othinus Arc

In the final recreation of the world by Othinus created specifically to break Touma's spirit, known as the Version_Omega world in-text, where several characters from the original world have been "saved" or have not experienced great tragedy, both Kikyou and Ao have a friendly relationship with each other as well as with Accelerator.[11]

Later, after Touma's spirit has been finally broken and is trying to decide on how he should have himself killed, Last Order, several of the Sisters, and Misaka Worst are in the festival in the Academy City accompanied by Accelerator, Yoshikawa Kikyou, and Amai Ao. Accelerator complains on being in the festival, to which Kikyou states that there is nothing wrong with getting a little excited, as someone who saved every last one of the 20,000 plus Sisters deserves at least that much for him. Amai Ao however, comments on how it costs a lot. He points to Accelerator on how the clones are staring restlessly on food stands, while Misaka Worst is egging them on.[11]

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Sisters Arc

Main article: Sisters Arc

He objects to the manager of the project's security for distributing the experiment to various facilities. Ao worries about the interests of the project being split-up, but is calmed by the manager after he explains to him that those who will receive gains from the experiment are the one who are still running it at the time of the project's completion. He leaves his office shortly thereafter.[12]

After the failure of the Level 6 Shift Project, Ao becomes heavily indebted due to investing in the project and plans,[4] as well a deliberate attempt by the City to push all liability on him.[5] As a result, he plans to move to a rival organization outside of Academy City.

Character Art Designs

Design Evolution

Despite being 30 years old, Amai Ao is described by Haimura as a young researcher like Kihara Amata. His sketches for Ao have been lost digitally[13] but can still be seen in his art book, rainbow spectrum: colors.

Gallery

References

Researchers
Yoshikawa Amai Ao Kiyama Harumi1 Nunotaba shinobu
Yoshikawa Kikyou Amai Ao Kiyama Harumi Nunotaba Shinobu
KeitzNokleben profile KusakabeYumi profile KanmiEiga profile Makuwa profile
Keitz Nokleben Kusakabe Yumi Kanmi Eiga Makuwa
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