The Anime Timeline attempts to reconcile the strange time set-up by the anime adaptation of the Toaru Majutsu no Index universe. Having events widely different from the novels, the anime exists as its own universe separate from the novels and manga, though that doesn't mean elements and characters cannot be reused in their parent mediums, as Toaru Majutsu no Index universe is extremely dynamic to changes. Different from the Unified Story Timeline, the complete Anime Timeline does not list dates unless specifically stated in the show itself. Past events are mentioned only in the episode they appear in and will not have its own section if the date is listed. Because of this, some events, especially those that are outside of the episode order, are simply conjectures on which position of the timeline they are. Audio dramas and videogames are not included, but the Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Ensemble which is connected with the animated universe, specifically that of the Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie is included, as its place and canonicity in the universe is concretely given.

This timeline can also be viewed as a guide on how to view the anime adaptation in a chronological manner.

Level Upper Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Level Upper Arc
  • Railgun Episode 1Electromaster
    • Events occur only in one day.
  • Railgun Episode 2When You Work Under the Sun, You Need to Stay Hydrated
    • An entire week has passed since the events of episode 1.
    • An entire month has passed since Shirai Kuroko and Misaka Mikoto met.
    • Events occur in two days.
  • Railgun Episode 3Tokiwadai is Targeted
  • Railgun Episode 4Urban Legends
    • Events seem to occur in two days
    • At least a week has passed since the previous episode.
  • Railgun Episode 5A Certain Pair of New Trainees
    • Flashback episode. Frame story seem to occur only in a single episode.
    • A year has passed back in autumn when Kuroko and Kazari met.
  • Railgun Episode 6Everyone is Proactive When it Comes to Such Things
    • Main episode content seem to occur in the span of a single day.
  • Railgun Episode 7Abilities and Power
    • Events seem to jump in one point in time to another.
  • Railgun Episode 8Level Upper
    • Most of the story occurs in the same day. Epilogue occurs the next day.
    • Academy City experiences its first apparent power outage during the summer.
  • Railgun Episode 9Majority Report
    • Events occur in two days.
  • Railgun Episode 10Silent Majority
    • Events occur over five days. The first day has Saten Ruiko and friends experiment with their powers (Akemi states that before using Level Upper, she could only levitate a paper cup, and now she's lifting her friend, Muu, high in the air). At the 8-minute mark of the episode, Akemi levitates a cleaning robot and says, "I can do this after only 5 days of practicing," and then she suddenly collapses. Kuroko suffers multiple minor injuries from all of the Level Upper user-related incidents she investigates (presumably spread out over this five-day period). Ruiko loses consciousness soon after Akemi does. Moreover, all non-flashback related events occur in that fifth day.
  • Railgun Episode 11Ms. Kiyama
  • Railgun Episode 12AIM Burst
  • Railgun Episode 13A Bikini Divides the Eyeline Between Top and Bottom, but a One-Piece Shows Off the Figure so They Only Flatter the Slender
  • Railgun Episode 14Special Workshop
    • A holiday. Events occur in only a single day.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA[edit | edit source]

  • Railgun OVABecause Misaka-san is Now the Center of Attention
    • Spans an unknown number of days.

Index Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Index Arc
  • Index Episode 1Academy City
    • Events occur in two days. Beginning with Touma meeting Mikoto in A Certain Iron Railway Bridge, and the 2nd power outage Academy City experiences in the summer. Second is the start of summer break, and Touma meets Index.
    • Touma states that the 1st day is July 19
  • Index Episode 2Innocentius
    • Events in the night occur during the second day of last episode.
  • Index Episode 3Necessarius
    • Continues events from the second day of the first episode. A new day begins after Index is healed.
  • Index Episode 4Perfect Memorization
    • Day continues from the previous episode.
    • After Touma wakes up from being beaten by Kanzaki Kaori, three days have passed.
  • Index Episode 5Limit
    • Events continue from the current day of episode 4.
  • Index Episode 6Imagine Breaker
    • Most of the events continue from the day of the previous episode, and ends the very next day.
    • An unknown number of days have passed when Stiyl Magnus visits Aleister Crowley.

Big Spider Arc[edit | edit source]

  • Railgun Episode 15Skill-Out
    • Events occur in three days.
  • Railgun Episode 16Academy City
    • Day continues from the last day of the previous episode. According to Kurozuma Wataru, it has been half a year since his release.
    • Second day has the gang visit Konori Mii's dormitory. Mii relates on how it was two years ago when he was presumably killed in a gang war.
    • Third day has Anti-Skill weed out the Skill-Out problem in the Strange, and Kurozuma Wataru and Hebitani Tsuguo is arrested.

Deep Blood Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Deep Blood Arc
  • Index Episode 7Cult of Science
    • Occurs two weeks since the end of the Index Arc.
    • Only one day has passed from this episode until the end of episode 9.
  • Index Episode 8Ars Magna
  • Index Episode 9Deep Blood
    • Day continues from episode 7. Touma receives the report from Stiyl the next day.
    • Himegami Aisa receives the Walking Church cross necklace to seal her powers, most likely during the day of her visit to Touma's room.

Poltergeist Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Poltergeist Arc
  • Railgun Episode 17Tsuzuri's Summer Vacation
    • Events occur in a span of five days.
    • Fourth day indicates that this story coincides with Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 07 with Himegami Aisa attempting to order "all" the hamburgers.
    • Fourth day confirms the passing of the Deep Blood Arc with Himegami Aisa wearing the Walking Church.
  • Railgun Episode 18Asunaro Park
    • Prologue occurs during the night, one day,
    • Most of the main story most likely occur in three days.
  • Railgun Episode 19Midsummer Fesitval
    • Occurs in only one day.
    • Confirms the passing of the Index Arc with Touma unable to recognize Mikoto and the second appearance of Index since episode 17.
  • Railgun Episode 20Poltergeist
    • Prologue occurs during the night, and transitions to Kazari and her teacher's meeting the next day.
    • The next day, Haruue Erii arrives and moves into the Uiharu Residence, and Kuroko and Kazari goes to a conference regarding Poltergeist. Later that night, they go to the festival.
  • Railgun Episode 21Voice
    • Starting off from the festival last episode, two days pass by during this episode.
  • Railgun Episode 22Level 6
    • Starting off from the last day from the previous episode, two days pass by during this episode.
  • Railgun Episode 23What Do You See in Your Eyes Right Now?
    • Events of this episode, and most of the next episode occur in only one day.
  • Railgun Episode 24Dear my Friends
    • Continuing the day from the last episode, most of the episodes events occur in only one day.
    • An unknown number of days have passed from the main story to the epilogue.
    • August 9 is date of the epilogue.

August story arcs[edit | edit source]

Sisters Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sisters Arc
Sisters Arc
An Unknown number of days have passed since August 10.
Toaru Majutsu no Index Number of days since previous episode Number of days in episode Established date Number of days in episode Number of days since previous episode Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
2 Railgun S Episode 1Railgun
1 No days were skipped. Railgun S Episode 2Critical
Railgun S Episode 3Radio Noise Project
Second half of episode 4 is August 15.

Latter half of episode 6 is August 16.

2 days starting from the second half of episode 4. Unknown

Flashbacks were three months ago

Railgun S Episode 4Sisters
No days were skipped. Railgun S Episode 5Level 6 Shift Project
Railgun S Episode 6Because... I Can See What Everyone Has Been Through
4 Railgun S Episode 7I Want To Be Onee-sama's Power

August 18-22

August 18-Railgun S Episode 08, cold opening.

August 21-Railgun S Episode 10, latter half.

August 22-Index Episode 14 and Railgun S Episode 16 , latter half.

5 No days were skipped. Railgun S Episode 8ITEM
Railgun S Episode 9AIM Stalker
Start of Toaru Majutsu no Index Sisters Arc timeline
Index Episode 10Misaka Mikoto 3 Railgun S Episode 10Meltdowner
Railgun S Episode 11Vending Machine
Railgun S Episode 12Tree Diagram
Index Episode 11Sisters No days were skipped. Railgun S Episode 13Accelerator
Index Episode 12Level 6 Railgun S Episode 14Promise
Index Episode 13Accelerator Railgun S Episode 15Kamijou Touma
Index Episode 14Strongest vs. Weakest Railgun S Episode 16Siblings


Silent Party Arc and Angel Fall Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Silent Party Arc
Main article: Angel Fall Arc
Silent Party Arc and Angel Fall Arc
Toaru Majutsu no Index Number of days since previous episode Number of days in episode Established date Number of days in episode Number of days since previous episode Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

August 24-30 August 28-Index Episode 15, coinciding with Railgun S Episode 22 August 30-Index Episode 17 Epilogue occurs

7 2 Railgun S Episode 17Study Session
No days were skipped. Railgun S Episode 18Moving
Railgun S Episode 19Academy City Research Exhibition Assembly
Railgun S Episode 20Febrie
Start of Toaru Majutsu no Index Angel Fall Arc timeline
Index Episode 15Angel Fall Apparently 6 days have passed since the previous episode 4 Railgun S Episode 21Darkness
Index Episode 16Kamijou Touya No days were skipped. Railgun S Episode 22STUDY
Index Episode 17Power of God Railgun S Episode 23Silent Party
Railgun S Episode 24Eternal party
Other than the epilogue of the final episode of the Silent Party arc, which occur sometime in September 2, the entire arc occurs in a span of 7 days. As for the Angel Fall Arc, the actual events of the arc not including the flashbacks or references to events before the beginning of the first episode of the arc occur in under four days.


Three Stories Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Three Stories Arc

Kazakiri Hyouka Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kazakiri Hyouka Arc

Necromancer Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Necromancer Arc

Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc
  • All of the events of the arc barring the prologue, occurs in only a single day, September 8. The epilogue with Touma in the hospital occurs September 9. The epilogue of Kanzaki Kaori attacking the Knights of England in the first episode of Index II seem to occur at the same time this arc takes place due to Tatemiya mentioning her leaving her post from England.
  • Index II Episode 2Book of the Law
  • Index II Episode 3Amakusa Style
  • Index II Episode 4Sheol Fear
  • Index II Episode 5Lotus Wand

Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Ensemble[edit | edit source]

Tree Diagram Remnant Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tree Diagram Remnant Arc
  • All of the events of the arc occur in only a single day, September 14. The epilogue with Touma in the hospital occurs the next day.
  • Index II Episode 6Remnant
  • Index II Episode 7Move Point

Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie[edit | edit source]

Daihasei Festival Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Daihasei Festival Arc (Index)
Main article: Daihasei Festival Arc (Railgun)
Daihasei Festival Arc
An Unknown number of days have passed since September 14.
Toaru Majutsu no Index Number of days since previous episode Number of days in episode Established date Number of days in episode Number of days since previous episode Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Railgun T Episode 1 takes place over 3 days before the arc-proper

Episodes 8-13 of Index II and episodes 2, 3, and the first half of 4 of Railgun T occur on the single day of September 19.

3 Railgun T Episode 1Level 5
Start of Toaru Majutsu no Index Daihasei Festival Arc timeline
Index II Episode 8Daihasei Festival 2 1 Railgun T Episode 2Daihasei Festival
Index II Episode 9Route Disturb
Index II Episode 10Shorthand Railgun T Episode 3Balloon Hunter
Index II Episode 11Stab Sword
Index II Episode 12Belvedere Railgun T Episode 4Alteration
Index II Episode 13Croce di Pietro
The second half of episode 4, episodes 5-13 and the first half of 14 of Railgun T occur on September 20.

The second half of episode 14 occurs on three separate days, the epilogue with the folk dance occurs on the latter day, September 25

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Railgun T Episode 5 – Trust
Railgun T Episode 6 – The Battle Begins
Railgun T Episode 7 – Auribus oculi fideliores sunt.
Railgun T Episode 8Railgun x Mental Out
Railgun T Episode 9 – Kouzaku Mitori
Railgun T Episode 10 – Clone Dolly
Railgun T Episode 11 – Joining the Battle
Railgun T Episode 12 – Exterior
Railgun T Episode 13SYSTEM
5 Railgun T Episode 14 – Dragon Strike
Railgun T Episode 15 – Promise

La Regina del Mare Adriatico Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: La Regina del Mare Adriatico Arc

Dream Ranker Arc (Introduction)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dream Ranker Arc
  • Railgun T Episode 16Dream Ranker
    • The first part of the first half of the episode occurs on September 26th, probably in the afternoon due to events of Episode 15, which occurred on the same day. The second part of the first half and the second half of Episode 16 occur on September 27th
  • Railgun T Episode 17 - Precognition
    • The initial events of this episode occur on September 27th
    • During Kuroko's work solving the predictions it happens over a span of several days with her changing into her winter uniform.
  • Railgun T Episode 19 - Strange Coincidence
    • This episode is concurrent with the events of Episodes 16 and 17, where incidents related to the Treasure Hunting App are happening at the same time.
    • The day Saten and Frenda met for the first time happened on September 28th of the current year.

Academy City Invasion Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Academy City Invasion Arc

Skill-Out Uprising[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skill-Out Uprising
  • Index II Episode 23Before the Outbreak of War
    • Starts during the scene with Touma's school. From that point all events afterwards including the next episode occurs in a single day, October 3.
  • Index II Episode 24Skill-Out

Dream Ranker Arc (Indian Poker)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dream Ranker Arc
  • Railgun T Episode 17 - Precognition
    • During Kuroko's work solving the predictions it happens over a span of several days with her changing into her winter uniform
    • There are reported incidents of people being in a coma, a consequence of the attack of Vento of the Front in the Academy City Invasion arc which means that most of the episode currently occurs in the first week of October. More specifically, due to Miyama's prediction being about the next day on October 4th, the first half of this episode takes place on October 3rd.
    • The park fire occurs on October 4th, with the aftermath the next day.
  • Railgun T Episode 18 - Bust Upper
    • Hamazura Shiage working for ITEM shows that this episode takes place after the Skill Out Uprising.
  • Railgun T Episode 19 - Strange Coincidence
    • Saten's mention of the card tower attempt and SCHOOL's search for the Tweezers put the events in the latter part of the episode after the Bust Upper incident but before the Battle Royale Arc.
  • Railgun T Episode 20 - Ha det bra
    • The events in the first half of the episode happened in one day, continuing from the events of Episode 19. Then, it spans an unknown number of days, from Saten in the Anti-Skill facility up to Yumiya leaving SCHOOL.
    • It then skips forward in the timeline to one week after Saten's last seen contact with Frenda, the night where Saten sees Uiharu instead of Frenda. Uiharu's injury puts this night after the Battle Royale Arc.

Document of Constantine Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Document of Constantine Arc

Battle Royale Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Battle Royale Arc

Dream Ranker Arc (Doppelganger)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dream Ranker Arc

Acqua of the Back Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: Acqua of the Back Arc

British Royal Family Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: British Royal Family Arc

DRAGON Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: DRAGON Arc

World War III Arc[edit | edit source]

Main article: World War III Arc
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