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The Daihaseisai (大覇星祭だいはせいさい Daihaseisai?, lit. "Grand Champion Star Festival", alt. "Daihasei Festival") is an annual large-scale sports festival which takes place in Academy City.[1] Occurring between September 19th and September 25th,[1][2][3][4] during which Academy City is partially open to outside visitors,[1][2][3][4] the week-long, city-wide, inter-school sporting competition sees students from all schools competing in various athletic events,[1][2][3][4] with the use of esper abilities permitted.[5][6][2][3][4]

The Daihaseisai is a major milestone in story of the Toaru series, with two story arcs occurring during the events of the festival, one in Toaru Majutsu no Index and one in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

PrinciplesEdit

The Daihaseisai is an annual sports festival which is held in Academy City. Similar to sports days held in schools elsewhere but on a much larger scale, the Daihaseisai takes place over seven days, between September 19th and September 25th, and is city-wide, with students from every school in the city involved in the festival, competing in a variety of athletic events.[1][2][3][4]

With nearly all of the students in the city being espers, use of esper abilities is permitted and encouraged in events, with the stated purpose of observing large-scale mutual interference between different abilities (listed in student pamphlets).[5][13][7] The performance of each school is also used to evaluate their esper development programs and determine the budgets they receive.[6][14]

One of the main purposes of the Daihaseisai is to support and improve Academy City's public image,[7][8][5][15][16] with the festival being targeted towards outsiders who know little or nothing of the city's advanced science and esper abilities (as opposed to the similar scale cultural festival, the Ichihanaransai, which is internally focused).[7][8][17] The city is open to the outside public during the festival and packed with visitors, including both students' families and tourists.[7][8] Cameras are also allowed inside and the Daihaseisai is broadcast worldwide, with potential ratings comparable to even the World Cup due to the unique draw of esper showdowns not seen in normal sport matches.[18][7][5][1]

CompetitionEdit

The inter-school sports competition that makes up the bulk of the Daihaseisai is comprised of a wide variety of athletic events, held throughout the week at various points across the city.[1] Events can be held in stadiums, sports grounds, on roads, and across entire districts, depending on their nature.[19][20][21][22] Timetables are distributed listing the planned times for all events in a particular day, though certain circumstances can cause times and venues to change on the day.[7][8] There is a two hour lunch break in the timetable between midday and 2:00 PM.[23]

Every school in Academy City and most of its students are involved in the competition,[7][8] with over 1.8 million participants.[6] As such, most schools prepare in advance and train their students for the upcoming competition. An example of this would be Tokiwadai Middle School, more so during the current year after they came second to Nagatenjouki Academy in the previous year, setting up a school-wide P.E. lessons for the Daihaseisai.[24] Although the exact uniform differs between schools, most of the students participating are basically wearing their P.E. uniforms, usually having short-sleeved shirts and shorts. Because they are of different schools, some of them wear shoe covers or track attire. Some students from special schools even put on aikido clothing, camouflage pants, or armoured suits (non-driven) that are made from special materials.[6][Notes 1]

The number of a school's students participating in a match differs depending on the nature of the event, from a single contestant to a pair or small team, or even a school's entire team.[6] Each school divides its students into a red team and a white team, with colored headbands and sashes worn to indicate team membership, with a school's red team competing against another school's white team in events and vice versa.[1][7] Event participation can also be divided based on year and gender.[7][8]

Schools are ranked according to scores based on wins and losses, with wins from both red and white teams earning points to add to their school's overall score.[6] The school with the highest score at the end of the festival is crowned champion, though in practice the only schools really competing for the championship are the top five schools, with changes in the top five rankings typically being a reshuffling between them.[25] In both the current year's Daihaseisai and the one before it, Nagatenjouki Academy came in first place, with Tokiwadai Middle School being runners up.[25][26]

  • Contestants preparing to use their abilities against opponents in the Wrench Pole Competition
  • Contestants using their abilities right from the start in the Three-Legged Race

Competitors are allowed to use their esper abilities and encouraged to do so under the excuse of observing large-scale mutual interference between abilities,[18][7][8][3][4][Notes 2][27][28] which is why high-class schools with high-level espers, such as Tokiwadai, excel during the Daihaseisai.[19][7][8]

  • Saten and Uiharu in front of festival stalls
  • Maika selling specially-prepared food

Although the Daihaseisai is mostly a large-scale sporting event, students are not bound by the athletic events at all times.[6] They are merely required to reach the competition area by a specific time and participate in the event, and aside from any additional obligations, they are free to spend their time how they like, with various attractions and stalls to enjoy.[7][8] Schools are even allowed to set up stores to get some earnings like the management or home economics schools that Tsuchimikado Maika is in.[6]

RulesEdit

Homing Camera

Homing Camera

Rules vary depending on the event in question, though there are several common ones between many of them.[7][8] With events taking place over a wide area, such as the Balloon Hunter, airborne Homing Cameras are used to keep track of competitors, monitor the event to assist with adjudication, and allow for communications to and from contestants.[29]

Although esper abilities are permitted, there are a number of rules concerning their usage. Aside from supporting their own efforts, participants can use their abilities to impede and interfere with an opponent, however they cannot deliberately use them to directly injure an opponent.[7][30][29] In cases where events are held in the general public, abilities past a certain threshold, specifically the Level 5s, are forbidden in case they harm people, like when Mikoto was in the 'borrowing-items race' she could not use her powers as it was too dangerous, even if she restrains herself.[19] These restrictions don't apply in other matches where it is only school versus school.[31] Using powers to influence adjudication is obviously not allowed.[3][4]

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Shokuhou Misaki's bag of remotes being taken.

Competitors are not allowed to take items unrelated to the event into the competition area.[3][4]

ManagementEdit

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Preparations in the stadium, overseen by a committee member

Given the scale of the Daihaseisai, physical preparations begin several weeks in advance of the festival, in early September.[32][33] Alongside the individual preparations carried out by each school,[18][7][8] city-wide plans and preparations are overseen, organized and carried out by the Daihaseisai Management Committee,[7][8][33][34] together with Judgment and Anti-Skill.[5][7][8] Tasks performed by the committee include reviewing the layout of the roads to prepare for the oncoming traffic,[33] as well as refereeing competitions.[35][14] In the days following the festival, though workers remain in alert mode, while the equipment is being removed, the students receive a short break.[36]

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Students and visitors enjoying the Night Parade

The Daihaseisai allows for students to be out at night time (they are normally discouraged from doing so, with traffic set to stop when schools completely close) to enjoy various night events along with visitors, the most notable being the Night Parade which occurs every sunset during the festival.[37][21][29] Night tours are also conducted during the festival.[37]

Although normal teaching and certain research activities are halted during the festival, non-Daihaseisai research activities are not completely suspended. Several research-orientated events are held during the festival period, such as an ability researchers conference in School District 9 (planned for 2PM on September 20th (Day 2) in the current year).[38][39]

CommitteeEdit

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Committee members in a meeting

The Daihaseisai Management Committee is the student group which is responsible for organizing and overseeing the Daihaseisai.[34][6][14] It is separated into divisions according to levels of education - for example, Fukiyose Seiri is part of the High School Division.[6] They wear armbands and labelled hoodies to indicate their position on the committee.[34][6]

Though not possessing the special privileges of Judgment and Anti-Skill,[14] they plan and oversee the preparations and running of the festival,[34][6][14] as well as carrying out any special requests concerning the festival made by the Board of Directors.[34] Though they help to run the athletic events in the competition, committee members are not exempt from participating in events themselves and have to arrange their duties and work schedule so it doesn't affect their own matches,[14] requiring them to memorize maps and schedules, and have good planning and adaptive capabilities.[14] Their extensive obligations leave them with very little free time.[40]

GuestsEdit

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Misaka Misuzu's guest ID

Visitors are given entrance IDs with a GPS transmitter attached, which is used to track their location from headquarters and assist with managing the many festival attendees. When a lost child notice is received, it is used to pinpoint their location and have the nearest Judgment member meet and care for the child until their parent arrives to pick them up.[41][42]

Security robot cameras and the airborne Homing Cameras are also used to help locate and guide visitors.[43][44]

SecurityEdit

Due to the circumstances of the Daihaseisai, in which the city is open to outsiders, security at the city wall has to be relaxed during the preparation period and the festival itself.[45][7][8] However, the chance that this kind of situation creates for terrorism, theft or other crimes by individuals from both inside and outside the city is not overlooked.[5][46][47][29] As such, Judgment and Anti-Skill are deployed throughout the festival (though members of the former still have to take part in their matches[48]), both to keep peace and order, and to aid visitors.[7][8][29]

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Saten getting into trouble with security while looking for Shadow Metal in an arena

Many schools prohibit access to their premises during the week, in order to avoid outsiders (both from outside the city and from other schools) from seeing their esper development facilities and technology, with the only exception being their own students.[46][18][7][8] School Garden remains off-limits to outsiders,[49] and the students of Tokiwadai Middle School stay at hotels rather than their dormitories during the festival.[21][50] Anti-Skill are deployed to important power development and research facilities to prevent entry.[5] Sports grounds are also heavily guarded to prevent people from stealing DNA maps for high level espers.[21][50]

There are also hidden security issues concerning infiltration and interference from the Magic Side, which were illustrated in the current year's Daihaseisai with the actions of Oriana Thomson and her plot with Lidvia Lorenzetti to use the Croce di Pietro and place the city under the domain of the Roman Catholic Church.[51][52][53][54][55][56] Due to the precarious circumstances between the Magic Side and the Science Side, the center of which is Academy City, and the treaty between them, both sides were limited in dealing with the situation.[51][52][57] Scientific security forces such as Anti-Skill and Judgment could not be allowed to face the magical infiltrator, due to the risk of unauthorized access to the other side's techniques and causing problems with other magical groups.[51][52] At the same time, Academy City could not make an exception and officially let a group from Necessarius in to deal with the infiltrator, as other external factions would either demand the same permit, under excuses such as "protecting citizens of our country who are in the city as tourists", or forcibly rush in regardless. Refusals would create disputes which would snowball into conflict and many would use the opportunity to sneak in and carry out sabotage work.[51][58][59][60] In the end, Stiyl Magnus was sent into the city under the cover of being a "friend of a resident and being there for sightseeing", working with Kamijou Touma and Tsuchimikado Motoharu while staying away from Index, whom the other factions were focusing their magical detection spells around.[51][58][52]

InfrastructureEdit

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An automated bus

For transportation, other than the rerouting of traffic flow by the committee, the Daihaseisai marks the widespread use of automated buses in restricted conditions in spite of the difficulty of using them, while ordinary vehicles are banned,[43] though taxis, delivery trucks,[61] and ambulances and likely other emergency vehicles are still allowed.[62]

Known EventsEdit

Athletic EventsEdit

Image
Name Type Details
10 Kilometer Race (一〇キロ走 10-Kiro hashi?) Race A race, with at least part of its course in an area near the vicinity of Seibu Hill station in School District 5.[63][64] In the current year's Daihaseisai, it was occurring between 3:00-3:30PM on Day 1,[54][63][65] having been brought forward due to changes in the schedule (stranding Tsuchimikado's bus in a jam as a result).[63][64]
1800m Mixed Doubles Relay Race (1800m男女混合リレー 1800m Danjo-kongō Rirē?) Race An event listed in the timetable Touma viewed on his phone in the anime, set to occur at 5:30pm on Day 1.[66][Notes 3]
Ball Tossing Contest (玉入れ Tamaire?) Competitors are to throw their color designated balls into 10 baskets up on poles. The team with the most of their colored balls in the baskets win the competition. Esper powers are allowed to be used in order to prevent other competitors from throwing their balls into baskets.[67][35] It occurred at 2:30pm.[66]
Balloon Hunter (バルーンハンタ Barūn Hanta?) Competitors wear caps with balloons on top of them as well as carry a belt with a bag containing balloons for the competition. The objective of the game is to puncture an opposing competitor's balloon using the designated balloons in a designated amount of time. Though tossing the ball toward the balloon is normally applied, the rules are flexible enough to allow a competitor to hold the ball to puncture the balloon. When a balloon is punctured, the competitor is removed from the game. The team with the most players remaining in the game after the designated time ends is declared the winner. The grounds for this competition are vast, encompassing the starting area as well as alleys and roads, allowing for competitors to hide or take refuge. However, going out of bounds such as going into stores or unsigned roads leads to disqualification. For the purpose of this game Homing Cameras are deployed, allowing for judges to observe the games and make calls.[20]
Balloon Sandwich (風船サンド Fūsen Sando?) Teams are given a balloon to inflate before the competition. The objective of the game is for two competitors to hold the balloons between themselves without using their hands and then run towards the finish line. Dropping the balloon is apparently allowed and can be picked back up by the team.[68]
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T E14 16m 09s Baseball Bat Race Race A race in which each competitor has a baseball bat. At the start of the race, they must spin around on their baseball bat until they are dizzy, and then try to run towards the finish line with it.[69][28] In the current year's Daihaseisai, it was held on Day 3,[28] with Saten Ruiko taking first place.[69][28]
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T E02 05m 25s Bread-Eating Race (パン食い競争 Pankuikyōsō?) Race A race in which each competitor runs down a track, snatches a piece of bread dangling from a bar part-way along the course with their mouth, and then attempt to finish the race before their opponents with the bread still in their mouth. Esper powers are allowed during the race.[3]

In the current year's Daihaseisai, it was held in the morning on Day 1, with Aoki using her power to snatch the bread after reaching the bar last.[3] On the same day, Kamijou Touma was originally going to attend the event at some point between 10:30 AM and 12,[70][23] and Tokiwadai (including Misaka Mikoto) was to compete in the afternoon, though the time was changed.[71]

Cavalry Battle (騎馬戦 Kibasen?)[72] Composed of teams of four, three members of the team is supposed to carry the fourth member wearing a cap during the game.[69] The objective of the game is to hold the fourth member while they attempt to remove the other teams' equivalent's hat. The team is likely eliminated when they lose their cap. Apparently, the scale is large enough to require a preliminary match. It is apparently separated by sex.[37]
Ladle Match (おたま競争 O Tama Kyōsō?) A relaxed match that involves balancing a cooking ladle on a ball with 2 centimeter diameter and running 100 meters with it.[73] It occurred at 4:30pm.
Group Gymnatics (組体操 Kumi Taisō?) [74][75]
Obstacle Course (障害物走 Shōgai-mono Hashi?) Likely a race on a track with obstacle courses on it. It is apparently separated by sex.[43]
Relay Race (リレー Rirē?) [76]
Roll the Ball (大玉転がし Ōdamakorogashi?) Performed in an arena, there are 25 balls two meters in diameter located to the right and left side of the competitors. The rules are that when the match starts, the competitors must push the balls towards the opposing team's line. The winner would be the team who has pushed more than 25 balls pass the opposing team's line. The participants from both sides would have to touch all the balls at least once, as such, during the event, participants could use their powers to obstruct the opponent.[70][2]
Scavenger Hunt (借り物競争 Karimono Kyōsō?) Also known as Borrowed Item Race and Find an Item Race, is a competition where a player is to find the object written on a piece of paper they have drawn at random at the start of the competition and come back with it to the starting point. The competition area includes School Districts 7, 8, and 9, in spite of this players aren't allowed to use any forms of transportation like buses or subway trains. The competition is famous for its high difficulty in finding something.[19][2] No points are rewarded to those who come back without their item, though points are still rewarded when the player returns with the specified object even if the player finishes last place.[22]
Triathlon (トライアスロン Toraiasuron?) Race A triathlon, apparently separated by gender.[40][77] On Day 1 of the current year's Daihaseisai, Touma's school's third-year boys team participated in the event at some point between 10:30 AM and 12:00,[40][77][6][78] and it was also listed at 2:00 PM in the timetable Touma viewed on his phone in the anime.[66][Notes 3]
Three-Legged Race (二人三脚 Nininsankyaku?) Teams are to run towards the finish line while each of them has one ankle tied to the other. A team that loses their rope and uses powers to directly injure an opponent will result in disqualification. High-level ability restriction is still applied here. For example, Misaka Mikoto cannot use her electric powers, though any other power such as her magnetism is allowed.[3]
Tug of War (綱引き Tsunahiki?) Two opposing teams pull on a pole until one of them is able to successfully pull the other team towards them.[20] It occurred at 5:00pm.[66]
Wrench Pole Competition (棒倒し Bōtaoshi?) The match has opposing teams set up 7 meter long poles on their side of the field. While defending their own pole, competitors have to push down the enemy's pole. It is a very aggressive contest with the use of powers to defend against the opposing team. Moreover, body contact is inevitable.[61][2]
Treasure Hunt Game (宝探しゲーム Takarasagashi Gēmu?) A treasure hunt where competitors try to find treasure (in the form of golden balls smaller than a tennis ball) hidden in the field and return with it to the starting schoolyard before their opponents, with a limited degree of outside help allowed. The search area apparently extends out into other districts and GPS beacons are utilized.[79]

In the current year's Daihaseisai, Misaka Mikoto participated in the event and roped Kamijou Touma into helping her.[79]

OthersEdit

Image Name Type Details
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T E02 02m 14s Opening Ceremony (開会式 Kaikai-shiki?) Students gather in a football stadium while the opening ceremony commences, which includes speeches from school principals carefully selected by the Board of Directors.[6] The ceremony ends at 10:30 AM.[6]

In the current year's Daihaseisai, the opening ceremony concluded with the athlete's pledge led by Shokuhou Misaki and Sogiita Gunha,[3][4] the only two Level 5s which the committee could get for the ceremony after being requested to do so by the higher-ups.[34][80] Gunha ended up improvising his speech after forgetting his lines, using his powers to make explosions.[3][4] There were 15 consecutive principal speeches and over 50 celebratory messages.[6]

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T E04 09m 55s Night Parade (ナイトパレード Naito Parēdo?) A large light festival conducted at every sunset of the Daihaseisai.[50][28] There is a parade with decorated cars, mobile stage processions, and floats, with television sponsors and actors also participating.[81][21][82] Occurring at 6:30 PM, the festival is so bright that it overpowers the light of the stars.[83]
Folk Dance (Railgun T) Folk Dance (フォークダンス Fōku Dansu?) A dance around a large bonfire, lit in the middle of a field at night. Students can invite students from their own or from other schools to dance with them. Done late in the Daihaseisai, some time after the second day but prior to its last day (though Railgun T places it on the last day).[36][84][69][28] Food stands are located near the bonfire.[69][28]
Ensemble Parade - Index Ch69 Ensemble Parade (吹奏楽部の複数校合同パレード Suisōgaku-bu no fukusū-kō Gōdō Parēdo?, lit. "Multiple School Brass Band Club Ensemble Parade") Brass bands from multiple schools perform along a road in an ensemble parade.[15][43][2] It was held at some point between 10:30 AM and 12:00 on Day 1,[6][78] and resulted in access along the road it was to run along being blocked off for 8 kilometers.[15]
Toaru Majutsu no Index II E14 01m 02s Visitor Numbers (来場者数ナンバーズ Raijōshasū Nanbāzu?) A game stall run by students from Kirigaoka Girls' Academy. Those who join the lottery need only buy a card, write their estimate for the number of people that will be attending Daihaseisai, and then hand it in. Finally, the number closest to the actual target gets the largest prize.[36][84]
  • 1st: A seven day, five night, two person trip to northern Italy.[36][84]
  • 2nd: A three day, two nights, two person trip to Shimoda City in the Izu Peninsula.[84]
  • 3rd: 20,000 yen meal voucher[84]
  • 4th: NP3 Player[84]

BackgroundEdit

In the past, there have apparently been a number of incidents during the Daihaseisai which have not been made public, including spiritualists attempting to bomb a stadium and anti-AI people attempting to destroy an unmanned helicopter.[47]

In previous festivals, the top rankings have mostly been fought for and occupied by the top five schools. In the year before the current year, the festival's champions were Nagatenjouki Academy with Tokiwadai Middle School as the runners-up.[25]

ChronologyEdit

Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit

Orsola Aquinas Rescue ArcEdit

Main article: Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc
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Preparations for the Daihaseisai

Tsuchimikado Maika mentioned the Daihaseisai along with many other activities and events in the second semester.[32] Preparations for the festival were underway across the city, including at Touma's school, with Touma being asked to set up (and take down) a tent.[5] Security at the outer wall was noted to be somewhat lax during the preparations and run-up to the festival.[45]

Tree Diagram Remnant ArcEdit

Main article: Tree Diagram Remnant Arc

Shirai Kuroko mentioned that School Garden won't open to outsiders even during the Daihaseisai.[49]

Daihasei Festival ArcEdit

Main article: Daihasei Festival Arc (Index)
  • Touma's class in the Wrench Pole Competition
  • Touma's class in the Wrench Pole Competition
  • Mikoto grabs Touma for the Scavenger Hunt

Prior to the opening ceremony, Touma made a bet with Mikoto (who was on the opposing red team) that his school would beat hers, with a penalty that the loser would do what the winner said for a day.[1] In their first event after the ceremony, Touma's school were up against an private elite sports school in the Wrench Pole Competition and lacking motivation, but became considerably more motivated after seeing Tsukuyomi Komoe belittled to the point of tears by an opposing teacher.[6][25][85] Not long after their victory,[46] Touma was dragged off by Mikoto as part of the Scavenger Hunt.[19][86] According to Uiharu Kazari, the first few hours were quiet on the Judgment front, with the only notable incident being an attempt by a corporate spy to steal DNA maps through a grilled squid stall.[47]

The first day also saw a plot by Lidvia Lorenzetti and Oriana Thomson to place Academy City under the domain of the Roman Catholic Church using the Croce di Pietro (initially under the guise of a trade involving the fictional Stab Sword, with Oriana in the city as a decoy).[7][8][83] Due to the delicate situation at the time of the Daihaseisai, Stiyl Magnus and Tsuchimikado Motoharu were deployed, the former in the city under the cover of being a "friend of Kamijou Touma and being there for sightseeing", and also acted carefully to avoid other magical groups from using their presence and activity as an excuse to sneak into the city.[51][58][7][8] They also kept away from Index as the magical detection spells used by those groups were likely to be focused around her.[52][7][8] Touma subsequently spent most of the day helping them in their pursuit of Oriana instead of competing in the Daihaseisai.[7][8][7][8]

  • Intrusion into the Ball Tossing Contest
  • Fukiyose Seiri, having fallen victim to Oriana's trap
  • An automated bus being struck by Stiyl's magic
During the course of their pursuit, aside from their own injuries,[7][8] Fukiyose Seiri was hospitalized by one of Oriana's traps, which Touma and Tsuchimikado had intruded into the Ball Tossing Contest to deal with,[87] and Himegami Aisa was seriously wounded by Oriana herself when she mistook her for an enemy due to her cross.[88][89][90] One of the automated buses was also blown up by Stiyl during the chase.[76] The pursuit ended in a confrontation at dusk in School District 23.[91]
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The Night Parade's light foils the plot

After Oriana's defeat, Lidvia's plot was thwarted when the light created by the Daihaseisai's Night Parade at 6:30 PM blotted out the starlight necessary for the Croce di Pietro.[83]

After the events of the first day, Touma was briefly hospitalized but returned to participation on September 20th, starting with Group A of the male's Cavalry Battle,[72][92] though his misfortune continued throughout the week.[36] He also lost his bet with Mikoto, with his school unable to keep up with Tokiwadai's score and being utterly defeated in a direct clash on the third day.[72][36][93]

La Regina del Mare Adriatico ArcEdit

Main article: La Regina del Mare Adriatico Arc

On the last day of the festival, Touma won the first place prize at the Visitor Numbers stall; a seven day trip to northern Italy,[36][94] which would result in him and Index being in Chioggia and getting involved in the incident involving La Regina del Mare Adriatico.[95]

Academy City Invasion ArcEdit

Main article: Academy City Invasion Arc

On September 30th, when students were picking up their winter uniforms, measurements and orders for which were made around the time of the Daihaseisai,[96] Touma accompanied Mikoto as part of the penalty game for having lost their bet during the festival.[97][93] It was noted that the underground mall they visited, which had sustained damage during the incident on September 1st, was repaired quickly due to the Daihaseisai occurring soon afterwards.[16] Later on, Accelerator passed a load of leftover child-focused medical kits from the festival.[98]

Skill-Out UprisingEdit

Main article: Skill-Out Uprising

During a conversation amongst Touma's class as to where they should all go out for dinner, one of them referred to something which was launched during the Daihaseisai.[99] At this point, they were also said to now be familiar with Index since she had barged into class five times since the start of the Daihaseisai.[100] In a discussion with Yomikawa Aiho about her freeloader moving out, Tsukuyomi Komoe mentioned how Nagatenjouki Academy were the champions of this year's Daihaseisai, beating Tokiwadai Middle School.[26]

Toaru Kagaku no RailgunEdit

Daihasei Festival ArcEdit

Main article: Daihasei Festival Arc (Railgun)

The Daihasei Festival Arc in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun takes place at the same time as the one in Toaru Majutsu no Index, primarily covering events on the first two days of the festival, though it mainly focuses on the second day rather than the first. Additionally, while the Daihaseisai still serves as a backdrop for the main events of the arc, there is more focus on the games early on, with Misaka Mikoto herself participating.

Sogiita Gunha - Explosion Creation

Explosive opening

During the preparation period, the higher-ups requested performances from the Level 5s at the opening ceremony, though the committee were only able to get Shokuhou Misaki and Sogiita Gunha for the athlete's pledge.[34][80] On the day, Gunha ended up improvising after forgetting his lines.[3][4]

On the first day, Mikoto participated in and won the Three-Legged Race with Kongou Mitsuko in place of the wheelchair-bound Shirai Kuroko.[3][4]
  • The Three-Legged Race gets underway
  • Misaka 10032 participating in the Balloon Hunter event
  • Mikoto enjoying a Gekota float at the Night Parade
While Mikoto was going to change into a clean uniform after getting her one dirty, Misaka 10032 ended up being mistaken for her by Wannai Kinuho and Awatsuki Maaya (who did not participate in any events on the first day[20] and roped into the Balloon Hunter event.[20][4][29] During the event, which ended in Tokiwadai's defeat, she was discretely injected with an incapacitating nanodevice (meant for Mikoto) by Baba Yoshio, collapsing after parting ways with Mikoto and subsequently being taken in by Shokuhou Misaki (who had her race plans foiled earlier).[31][29][3][4] Unaware of this, Mikoto watched the night parade before spending the night at a hotel.[21][50]

On the second day, after learning of Misaka 10032's disappearance, Mikoto's attempts to find her missing Sister were impeded by Shokuhou's manipulations to keep her away,[62][50] including her friend's memories of her being erased,[62][50] and she was forced to accompany Shokuhou Misaki's clique outside of her events,[62][68][50][101] which included the Balloon Sandwich with Kongou (who agreed to help after hearing her circumstances).[68][101] After a failed attempt to escape beforehand,[102][101] when Kongou was hospitalized by Baba Yoshio, Mikoto broke away from the clique in anger,[103][104] who were hindered in finding her by their own event timetables and Shokuhou herself being absent.[41][42] Following Baba's defeat,[105][104] Kouzaku Mitori hacked into the Daihaseisai's guest tracking system to locate Misaka Misuzu so she could take her hostage.[41][42]

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Driving through the parted traffic

Due to the automated bus fleet being suspended for inspection after the previous day's explosion, traffic jams started popping up across the city as a result of the festival losing its chief form of transportation.[106] One of these traffic jams obstructed the vehicle Shokuhou and Mikoto were riding in as they were rushing towards Exterior after the former learned that Kihara Gensei was targeting the device when they captured his decoy at the conference in School District 9.[106][22] This forced Shokuhou to use Exterior's power to have the drivers ahead clear the road and make a path for their vehicle.[106] Around the same time, Touma was participating in the Borrowed Item Race, his target being a lucky charm.[22][107] Borrowing one from Saten Ruiko,[22][107] he went to return it afterwards and subsequently overheard Xochitl mention to her that Mikoto was being targeted.[108][109][110]

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T E11 13m 28s

Visitors moving under dark clouds as the festival is shifted indoors

After the Windowless Building was struck by lightning and strong electromagnetic waves were detected in School District 2, as a result of the forced Level 6 Shift attempt on Misaka Mikoto, under influence from Shokuhou, an Anti-Skill higher-up ordered an evacuation of visitors and residents from the affected areas, which were to be blocked off with no access even to Anti-Skill, in order to avoid casualties.[111][112] The stated reason given for the evacuation given to the public was the presence of a large storm cloud moving over the city. Outdoor events were temporarily suspended and a number of events were moved indoors, with guests told to follow the instructions of the committee and seek refuge indoors.[44][112] A number of Homing Cameras were sent into the affected areas to help stragglers evacuate, though they were unable to get in close in School District 2 due to the strong electromagnetic waves.[113][114]

  • Saten's victory
  • Wind and thunder together again
  • Hijinks at the Folk Dance

After the conclusion of the incident on the second day, while returning memories she had erased, Shokuhou covered up Mikoto's absence from the second day's events as the result of an upset stomach. In the subsequent days, Saten got first place in the Baseball Bat Race, Wannai Kinuho participated in a Cavalry Battle, and Kongou managed to recover in time to team up with Mikoto again. Near the end of the festival, Saten arranged for Mikoto to dance with Touma at the Folk Dance after noticing her reaction to him, with Uiharu briefly restraining Kuroko.[69][28]

NotesEdit

  1. According to Railgun manga editor Ogino Kentarou, Academy City has created special form-fitting sneakers (used in the Daihaseisai) that fit comfortably around the wearer's feet and also have great breathability, allowing for optimal athletic performance while simultaneously not even requiring socks to be worn with them as well, with any issues this might cause with ordinary shoes not occurring.
  2. The large-scale clash of hundreds of esper abilities during the Daihaseisai has been rumored to create Shadow Metal. Although it has been shown that the metal can be produced through clashes of powerful abilities, it has not been shown whether any is produced during the regular clashes in the Daihaseisai.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Daihaseisai first day timetable on Touma's phone in Index II Ep13 lists the following events, though there are notable discrepancies between it and circumstances described and depicted elsewhere:
    1. 7:00 - Opening Ceremony (開会式?)
    2. 7:15 - Warm-up Exercise (準備運動?)
    3. 7:30 - 400m Tire Pulling Relay (400mタイヤ引きリレー?)
    4. 8:00 - Tug of War Battle (棒取り合戰?)
    5. 8:30 - Parade (学園合同パレード?)
    6. 9:30 - Bread Eating Race (パン食い競争?)
    7. 10:00 - Scavenger Hunt (学園合同 借り物競争?)
    8. 11:00 - 10km Marathon (Start) (10kmマラソン (出發)?)
    9. 11:15 - Roll the Ball (大玉転がし?)
    10. 11:35 - Relay Competition (学園対抗リレー?)
    11. 12:00 - Lunch Break (お昼休み?)
    12. 13:00 - Obstacle Race (障害物競走?)
    13. 14:00 - Triathlon (トライアスロン?)
    14. 14:30 - Ball Tossing Contest (玉入れ?)
    15. 15:00 - Cavalry Battle (騎馬戦?)
    16. 16:30 - Ladle Match (おたま競争?)
    17. 17:00 - Tug of War (棒引き?)
    18. 17:30 - 1800m Mixed Doubles Relay Race (1800m男女混合リレー?)
    19. 18:30 - Night Parade (ナイトパレード?)
    20. 20:00 - Closing Ceremony (閉会式?)

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