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 ArcEdit
- Main article: Level Upper Arc
- Railgun Episode 1 – Electromaster
- Events occur only in one day.
- Railgun Episode 2 – When You Work Under the Sun, You Need to Stay Hydrated
- Railgun Episode 3 – Tokiwadai is Targeted
- Railgun Episode 4 – Urban Legends
- Events seem to occur in two days
- At least a week has passed since the previous episode.
- Railgun Episode 5 – A 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 6 – Everyone is Proactive When it Comes to Such Things
- Main episode content seem to occur in the span of a single day.
- Railgun Episode 7 – Abilities and Power
- Events seem to jump in one point in time to another.
- Railgun Episode 8 – Level 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 9 – Majority Report
- Events occur in two days.
- Railgun Episode 10 – Silent 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 11 – Ms. Kiyama
- Railgun Episode 12 – AIM Burst
- Railgun Episode 13 – A Bikini Divides the Eyeline Between Top and Bottom, but a One-Piece Shows Off the Figure so They Only Flatter the Slender
- Railgun Episode 14 – Special Workshop
- A holiday. Events occur in only a single day.
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVAEdit
- Railgun OVA 1 – Because Misaka-san is Now the Center of Attention
- Spans an unknown number of days.
- Main article: Index Arc
- Index Episode 1 – Academy City
- Index Episode 2 – Innocentius
- Events in the night occur during the second day of last episode.
- Index Episode 3 – Necessarius
- Continues events from the second day of the first episode. A new day begins after Index is healed.
- Index Episode 4 – Perfect Memorization
- Day continues from the previous episode.
- After Touma wakes up from being beaten by Kanzaki Kaori, three days have passed.
- Index Episode 5 – Limit
- Events continue from the current day of episode 4.
- Index Episode 6 – Imagine Breaker
Big Spider ArcEdit
- Railgun Episode 15 – Skill-Out
- Events occur in three days.
- Railgun Episode 16 – Academy 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 ArcEdit
- Main article: Deep Blood Arc
- Index Episode 7 – Cult 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 8 – Ars Magna
- Index Episode 9 – Deep Blood
- Main article: Poltergeist Arc
- Railgun Episode 17 – Tsuzuri'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 18 – Asunaro Park
- Prologue occurs during the night, one day,
- Most of the main story most likely occur in three days.
- Railgun Episode 19 – Midsummer 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 20 – Poltergeist
- Railgun Episode 21 – Voice
- Starting off from the festival last episode, two days pass by during this episode.
- Railgun Episode 22 – Level 6
- Starting off from the last day from the previous episode, two days pass by during this episode.
- Railgun Episode 23 – What 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 24 – Dear 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 arcsEdit
- Main article: Sisters Arc
Silent Party Arc and Angel Fall ArcEdit
Three Stories ArcEdit
- Main article: Three Stories Arc
- All episodes occur in a single day, August 31.
- Index Episode 18 – Replica
- Index II Episode 1 – The Last Day
- The epilogue of Kanzaki Kaori attacking the Knights of England seem to occur in a different time.
- Index Episode 19 – Last Order
- Index Episode 20 – Virus Code
Kazakiri Hyouka ArcEdit
- Main article: Kazakiri Hyouka Arc
- All episodes occur in a single day, September 1.
- Index Episode 21 – Counter Stop
- Index Episode 22 – Golem
- Index Episode 23 – Friend
- Index Episode 24 – Imaginary Number District - Five Elements Institution
- Main article: Necromancer Arc
- Between September 1st and September 14th, the events of the Necromancer Arc occur.
- Accelerator Episode 1 – Accelerator
- Anime exclusive episode
- Accelerator Episode 2 – Necromancer
- Accelerator Episode 3 – Numbers
- Accelerator Episode 4 – Third Number
- Accelerator Episode 5 – DA
- Accelerator Episode 6 – Scavenger
- Accelerator Episode 7 – Download
- Accelerator Episode 8 – Friend
- Accelerator Episode 9 – Memory of Death
- Accelerator Episode 10 – Catastrophe
- Accelerator Episode 11 – Perfect Golem
- Accelerator Episode 12 – Something to Protect
Orsola Aquinas Rescue ArcEdit
- 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.
- Index II Episode 2 – Book of the Law
- Index II Episode 3 – Amakusa Style
- Index II Episode 4 – Sheol Fear
- Index II Episode 5 – Lotus Wand
Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no EnsembleEdit
- Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Ensemble
- Storyline of the videogame occurs from September 10 to 12.
Tree Diagram Remnant ArcEdit
- 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 6 – Remnant
- Index II Episode 7 – Move Point
Toaru Majutsu no Index MovieEdit
- Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie – Miracle of Endymion
- Barring the epilogue, the events in the movie occur in a period of 6 days.
Daihasei Festival ArcEdit
- Railgun T Episode 1 – Level 5 (occurs over 3 days of time, after the Tree Diagram Remnant Arc but 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.
- Index II Episode 8 – Daihasei Festival, Railgun T Episode 2 – Daihasei Festival
- Index II Episode 9 – Route Disturb
- Index II Episode 10 – Shorthand, Railgun T Episode 3 – Balloon Hunter
- Index II Episode 11 – Stab Sword
- Index II Episode 12 – Belvedere
- Index II Episode 13 – Croce di Pietro
- The epilogue of Index II episode 13 with Himegami Aisa occurs on September 20.
- Railgun T Episode 4 – Alteration
- The second half of episode 4, episodes 5-13 and the first half of 14 of Railgun T occur on September 20.
- Railgun T Episode 5 – Trust
- Railgun T Episode 6 – The Battle Begins
- Railgun T Episode 7 – Auribus oculi fideliores sunt.
- Railgun T Episode 8 – Railgun 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 13 – SYSTEM
- Railgun T Episode 14 – Dragon Strike
- The second half of episode 14 occurs on three separate days, the epilogue with the folk dance occurs on the latter day, September 25
- Railgun T Episode 15 – Promise
La Regina del Mare Adriatico ArcEdit
- Main article: La Regina del Mare Adriatico Arc
- Prologue of the arc occurs on the last day of Daihaseisai, September 25. The rest of the arc occurs in the span of a single day, September 27.
- Index II Episode 14 – City of Water
- Index II Episode 15 – The Queen's Fleet
- Index II Episode 16 – Rosary of the Appointed Time
Dream Ranker ArcEdit
- Main article: Dream Ranker Arc
- September 26
- Railgun T Episode 16 – Dream Ranker
Academy City Invasion ArcEdit
- Main article: Academy City Invasion Arc
- The entirety of the arc occurs in the span of a single day, September 30.
- Index II Episode 17 – Penalty Game
- Index II Episode 18 – Serial Number
- Index II Episode 19 – Researcher
- Index II Episode 20 – Hound Dog
- Index II Episode 21 – Testament
- Index II Episode 22 – Divine Punishment
- Index II Episode 23 – Before the Outbreak of War
- Only the scenes before Touma goes to school are included for this episode, as the rest of the episode occurs in a later date.
- Main article: Skill-Out Uprising
- Index II Episode 23 – Before 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 24 – Skill-Out
Document of Constantine ArcEdit
- Main article: Document of Constantine Arc
- The entirety of the arc occurs in the span of a single day in the first week of October.
- Index III Episode 1 – Chaos
- Index III Episode 2 – God's Right Seat
- Index III Episode 3 – C-Document
Battle Royale ArcEdit
- Main article: Battle Royale Arc
- The entirety of the arc occurs in the span of a single day, October 9.
- Index III Episode 4 – The Dark Side of Academy City
- Index III Episode 5 – Dark Matter
- Index III Episode 6 – Person with Super Powers
Acqua of the Back ArcEdit
- Main article: Acqua of the Back Arc
- The entirety of the arc occurs in the span of a single day, mid-October.
- Index III Episode 7 – The Third Level
- Index III Episode 8 – Saint Destroyer
- Index III Episode 9 – Divine Mother Worship
British Royal Family ArcEdit
- Main article: British Royal Family Arc
- Index III Episode 10 – Sky Bus 365
- Index III Episode 11 – British Labyrinth
- Index III Episode 12 – Mercenary
- Index III Episode 13 – Curtana Original
- Index III Episode 14 – Heroes
- Main article: DRAGON Arc
- Index III Episode 15 – Spark Signal
- Index III Episode 16 – Board of Directors
- Index III Episode 17 – DRAGON
World War III ArcEdit
- Main article: World War III Arc
- Index III Episode 18 – Alliance of Independent Nations
- Index III Episode 19 – Misaka Worst
- Index III Episode 20 – A Reason to Protect
- Index III Episode 21 – Star of Bethlehem
- Index III Episode 22 – Gabriel
- Index III Episode 23 – Fuse Kazakiri
- Index III Episode 24 – Index
- Index III Episode 25 – Wings
- Index III Episode 26 – Son of God