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Judgment (風紀委員ジャッジメント Fūki I'in (Jajjimento)?, lit. "Public Morals Committee Member") is a term used to refer to Academy City's student-based disciplinary committee.[2] They are composed of students of varying grade levels and power, and along with Anti-Skill, they are tasked to maintain peace-and-order within the school system. Judgment members can be recognized by the armbands they wear over their right sleeves, which are green with white stripes and which have a shield symbol.

Principles[]

Duties[]

Judgment members

Konori Mii and other members of Judgment.

As most of the city population are students, it is the duty of Judgment to catch those delinquents misusing their powers along with other offenders and protect the students. They can arrest criminals, though only Anti-Skills can formally take them into custody.[3][4]

In the event of a situation that Judgment members cannot handle, their superiors and the city's security forces, the Anti-Skills will take over. Overall, the role of a Judgment officer is more like a part-time civilian patrol officer and are often used in community services, such as cleaning garbage from the streets (when cleaning robots are unavailable), helping locate lost objects, traffic duty, etc.[5]

Judgment is decentralized and its branches are autonomous between each schools,[6] thus their authority are normally limited to their school grounds and districts; a Judgment member of another branch can request the Judgment branch that has control of an area to temporarily extend their jurisdiction in that area; also, they can only use their authority outside when ordered to by their superiors or in cases of emergency.[7][8]

Moreover, it is also their duty to keep watch of Anti-Skill, and vice-versa. It is a check-and-balance system that should prevent internal corruption in the two organizations.[9]

Organization[]

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Judgment Recruitment Poster:
Join Us!! For Academy City's Future!!

Joining Judgment's ranks requirement is only being an Academy City student, though it is unknown what the minimum age required is, as elementary students are allowed to join the ranks. Also, recruits need to pass 13 kinds of tryouts and training (which includes going to Judgment Training Center to train) lasting for 4 months, and sign 9 contracts, before formally becoming a member of Judgment.[10] Academy City recruits Judgment twice a year, summer and winter.[11]

Younger members of Judgment are partnered with older members to patrol the city, though when one reaches a certain age, a member is allowed to patrol alone or form partners with other members of the same branch.[10] During large-scale operations, several members of Judgment of the same branch can form a group for patrols.[5]

There are at least 177 currently known Judgment branches in Academy City, each branch has its own captain; Konori Mii is currently the head of Judgment 177 Branch Office.

There is also a secret Branch 000 (第〇〇〇支部?), an elite execution squad which is mobilized on the confirmed death of a Judgment member (a situation referred to over radio by the unique code Number 000 (ナンバー000 Nanbā 000?)).[12]

Abilities[]

Other than the unique abilities of each individual, members of Judgment are trained on how to apply first aid. They are also probably trained in basic emergency situation responses, as well as basic physical training.[10]

Equipment[]

Clothing[]

Judgement arm band

A Judgment arm band.

All members of Judgment are required to wear their armband, which bears the Judgment symbol, during operations; however, they can also keep it hidden, when they want to be discreet and don't want to draw attention to themselves.[10]

Safety gear[]

They can also utilize Anti-Skill's riot shields, as well as helmets.[5][13][14]

Other equipment[]

Judgment members are equipped with handcuffs that are used for restraining criminals, some regular handcuffs,[15] while there are others more complex like the Cuffs Grenades (捕縛榴弾カフスグレネード Hobaku Ryūdan (Kafusu Gureneedo)?, lit. "Apprehension Grenade"), a can containing titanium bindings which respond to vital signs and are used to restrain a person's entire body.[16]

Officers also have access to a salve developed by Heaven Canceller, which is a type of gel that can quickly disinfect wounds, cease bleeding, and stop it from opening again. It's restricted to Anti-Skill and Judgment for use in combat situations, to quickly patch up most external wounds as first aid so you can resume combat.[17][18]

They can also use signal flares, as to clear an area of civilians.[19]

Judgment also has access to a variety of equipment in analyzing a crime scene.[20] Other tech is available, like handheld devices looking like marble-sized balls and made to interfere with listening devices for security purposes,[18] and special pens shining UV light.[21] There is also a Judgment-exclusive phone map app, presumably more extensive and detailed than normal ones.[22]

Unlike Anti-Skill, Judgment members do not carry firearms, though they have firearms training.[23]

Facilities[]

Numbered branches of Judgment are located in various positions throughout the city, most of them within or nearby schools and other educational institutions,[citation needed] with the technical jurisdiction of the associated members being the surrounding area.[citation needed]

Similar to Anti-Skill, training facilities for Judgment are located in School District 2.[24] There is also a large training facility in School District 7, located in a boxy building with reinforced concrete walls, described as looking somewhat like a fancier city gym and perhaps also used for naginata and aikido tournaments. The facility's Martial Arts Dojo 1 is located 150m from a left turning near the guarded gate. The dojo has tatami flooring, with aikido and indoor weight training among the activities performed there.[25]

Chronology[]

Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Judgment is seen from time-to-time in the main story, especially Shirai Kuroko, however they are not given as much focus as in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun.

Kazakiri Hyouka Arc[]

Main article: Kazakiri Hyouka Arc

Judgment is later given a small focus during Sherry Cromwell's attack on Academy City. Here, Kuroko engages Sherry and nearly captures her, but is surprised by her use of magic, and later escapes from her after Misaka Mikoto destroys Sherry's diversion. Another member of Judgment is later seen, trying to telepathically tell Kamijou Touma to evacuate the School District 7 Underground Shopping Center, but he is however, unable to receive her message, she later tells Touma, along with Index and Kazakiri Hyouka to evacuate the mall as a terrorist has attacked it.

Kuroko along with Mikoto, later meet both Index and Hyouka, where she reveals to them that a terrorist has attacked the mall, and it is her job to evacuate civilians. She later opts to evacuate Index and Mikoto, after they are unable to come to a conclusion on who should stay with Touma. She returns later, trying to find Hyouka and Touma, but discovers that there are other civilians trapped in the mall and decides to evacuate them.

Tree Diagram Remnant Arc[]

Main article: Tree Diagram Remnant Arc

While Kuroko is treating the injuries she received from Musujime Awaki, Uiharu looks up information regarding Awaki's past. Uiharu is able to discover that there was an incident in Awaki's past that has traumatized her, and made her currently unable to proceed to becoming a Level 5 esper.

Academy City Invasion Arc[]

Main article: Academy City Invasion Arc

On September 30th, Kuroko and Uiharu are stuck taking care of paperwork. While they are eating dinner, they hear on the news that there is an intruder in Academy City. Unfortunately, the news caused Uiharu to feel animosity towards the intruder which caused her to fall victim to Vento's Divine Punishment magic. It is unknown if Kuroko also fell victim to it as well. The curse would eventually be lifted after Touma defeated Vento.

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Ichihanaran Festival Arc[]

Main article: Ichihanaran Festival Arc

During the Ichihanaran Festival, Konori Mii calls out Aogami Pierce for questioning, deeming him to be a suspicious person. Shirai Kuroko is with her and questions her on why they couldn't just throw him into a cell, as there are cases and mysterious reports that are needlessly driving down their efficiency, especially about rampaging Rhinoceros beetles. Mii says not to take her frustration on Aogami Pierce, to which she then asks for his belongings to check them.[26]

Magic God Invasion Arc[]

Main article: Magic God Invasion Arc

Kamijou Touma makes use of Misaka Mikoto's connections with Judgment and her influence to prevent disaster from befalling when the High Priest used the dirt under the city for his magic.[27]

Aleister Crowley Arc[]

Main article: Aleister Crowley Arc

On December 11th, after being immobilized during the heat wave and Element infestation, Judgment was operational again following the 48 Hours to Restore Order.[28]

Souyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index[]

Operation Handcuffs Arc[]

Main article: Operation Handcuffs Arc
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At 3PM on Christmas Day, Uiharu phoned Kuroko to inform her that Anti-Skill were looking for Judgment volunteers to join them in a major operation.[30]

New Year's Arc[]

Main article: New Year's Arc

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun[]

Members of Judgment (especially the 177th Judgment Branch) and their exploits in Academy City are heavily featured in the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun sidestory, as Shirai Kuroko and Uiharu Kazari are important characters in the storyline.

Level Upper Arc[]

Main article: Level Upper Arc

Members of Judgment become targets by the graviton bomber, and near the end of the graviton bombings have managed to injure nine of it's members. Later, after discovering the existence of the Level Upper and it's link to previous cases, including the graviton bombings, branch 177 of Judgment discovers that Kiyama Harumi. A member of branch 177 of Judgment, Uiharu Kazari is held hostage by Harumi, but is later freed and becomes instrumental in helping revive the users of the Level Upper.

Big Spider Arc[]

Main article: Big Spider Arc

Konori Mii, the head of the 177th Branch of Judgment, reveals that she is a former member of Big Spider, a Skill-Out faction that has recently increased it's attacks on espers. With the aid of Misaka Mikoto and the former leader of Big Spider, Kurozuma Wataru, Judgment is able to take down the faction for good.

Poltergeist Arc[]

Main article: Poltergeist Arc

Judgment, Anti-Skill and Multi Active Rescue, have a coalition meeting in Anti-Skill District 7 Main Office to discuss about the true nature of the earthquakes that were occurring in the city, being an occurrence of a large-scale RSPK Syndrome or Poltergeist.

Uiharu Kazari later discovers the true nature of MAR Leader, Therestina, who plans to use Haruue Erii and Kiyama Harumi's students in an experiment that would destroy Academy City. With the aid of Misaka Mikoto, Kongou Mitsuko, and Saten Ruiko; along with Shirai Kuroko and Konori Mii (members of the 177th Branch of Judgment); and the assistance of Anti-Skill, they were able to stop her before she could perform the experiment that would cause a massive Poltergeist occurrence and destroy the city.

Silent Party Arc[]

Main article: Silent Party Arc
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Judgment members mimic Kuroko's classic pose and line.

With Anti-Skill taken out of the picture due STUDY's manipulations, at least 20,000 Judgment members volunteer to participate in the battle to stop STUDY'S planned terrorist attack on the Academy City Research Exhibition Assembly using 20,000 powered suits. Using spear-like objects and shields as weapons, they try to buy Misaka Mikoto time as she tries to find STUDY's base.[1]

Dream Ranker Arc[]

Main article: Dream Ranker Arc
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Shirai Kuroko rescuing civilians caught in the park fire.

As part of Judgment, Shirai Kuroko and Uiharu Kazari investigate the Treasure Hunter App, which had a high rate of pointing out locations that were also the sites of future accidents.[11][31] After checking out one of the future sites, Kuroko comes across elementary school student Miyama Shaei, the app's creator.[32][31] As it turns out, Shaei wanted someone who can make use of his Precognition ability to prevent the accidents he foresees as he is unable to do, and Kuroko with her teleportation ability has success in doing so.[33][34] One of his major predictions turns out to be a large park fire, resulting in a sizable Judgment response. With the Judgment members in place, they manage to evacuate the park and determine how the fire was started, the latter revealed to be the numerous ampoules placed around park's cherry trees containing a flammable chemical.[35][34] Following the fire, Judgment further investigates the ampoules, and discovers they were placed by a student who learned how to make the cherry trees bloom all year around via an Indian Poker card.[36][34]

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Judgment's meeting regarding the information leaks.

Later on, Judgment begins an investigation involving the growing Indian Poker card fad itself, in response to reports where the cards are used to spread secret information from certain organizations, including School Garden. Judgment responds to the issue by trying to control the production of Indian Poker cards. However, diagrams that show the devices required to make a machine that produces Indian Poker cards have been spread through the Internet, forcing the authorities into a game of whack-a-mole with possible producers of the cards.[37][38]

Toaru Anbu no Item[]

Dark Justice Arc[]

Main article: Dark Justice Arc

In late August, one year before the events of the main story, Judgment member Minamioki Sarusa was killed while investigating the cult Ark of the Electronic Sea, prompting the mobilization of Judgment Branch 000.[12]


Other Appearances[]

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA[]

Main article: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA

At the beginning of the OVA, Uiharu appears in the 177th branch of Judgment helping Kuroko with a case. When Mikoto was being stalked, Kuroko and Uiharu went to their Judgment branch to search who might be doing this. Here, Kuroko figures out that only espers with electric-based powers felt like they were being watched by someone. Uiharu appears later when Kuroko and Mikoto were struck by a stun grenade. At the end of the OVA, Mikoto treats Kuroko, Uiharu and Saten to some desserts; a reward for their hard work.[39]


Known Members[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Episode 24
  2. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01 Chapter 1 Part 2
  3. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 16
  4. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 01
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 06
  6. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 009
  7. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 03
  8. atwiki - 風紀委員
  9. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 06 Between the Lines 1
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 017 special 1
  11. 11.0 11.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 073
  12. 12.0 12.1 Toaru Anbu no Item Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 3 Part 15
  13. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 08
  14. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 18
  15. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 001
  16. Astral Buddy Manga Chapter 006
  17. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 3 Part 1
  18. 18.0 18.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 065
  19. Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 21
  20. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 07
  21. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (light novel) Chapter 4 Part 6
  22. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 2 Part 2
  23. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 101
  24. Toaru Majutsu no Index no Subete Indices and Glossary
  25. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 1 Part 2
  26. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 06 Chapter 1 Part 2
  27. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 13 Chapter 4 Part 2
  28. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 1 Part 2
  29. Souyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03
  30. Souyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Prologue
  31. 31.0 31.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Episode 16
  32. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 074
  33. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 075
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Episode 17
  35. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 076
  36. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 077
  37. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 085
  38. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T Episode 21
  39. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA
  40. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Chapter 002

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Academy City
Inhabitants Faculty and Staff Students
Factions and Organizations Board of Directors (Board Chairman) • JudgmentAnti-SkillCooperative InstitutionsUseful SpiderSkill-Out
Locations School Districts School District 1 (Administration) • School District 2 (Military & Law Enforcement Training) • School District 3 (Outsider Accommodation) • School District 4 (Food) • School District 5 (Universities and junior colleges) • School District 6 (Recreation) • School District 7 (Middle & High Schools, Student Accommodations, Hospitals) • School District 8 (Faculty Accommodation) • School District 9 (Industrial and fine arts) • School District 10 (Reformatory, Nuclear Research, Cemetery) • School District 11 (Goods transfer) • School District 12 (Theology) • School District 13 (Kindergarten and primary schools) • School District 14 (Overseas Students) • School District 15 (Shopping & Mass Communication) • School District 16 (Commerce) • School District 17 (Industry) • School District 18School District 19School District 20 (Sports and athletics) • School District 21 (Water storage & Observatory) • School District 22 (Underground development) • School District 23 (Aerospace)
Other Notable Locations School District 7: Windowless BuildingHeaven Canceller's HospitalA Certain High SchoolKamijou ResidenceSchool Garden (Tokiwadai Middle School)
Other: Imaginary Number DistrictReformatoryExternal Connection Terminals
Power Curriculum Program Esper (Level 0Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5Level 6 (SYSTEM)) • Personal RealityEsper AbilitiesAIMSystem ScanLevel 6 ExperimentsParameter List
Notable Technology Tree DiagramHikoboshi IIBankAirshipCleaning RobotSecurity RobotWind TurbinePowered SuitNanodeviceSupersonic Passenger PlaneHard Science
Events (Timeline) Regular DaihaseisaiIndependence DayIchihanaransaiSummer City Flood Prevention ProgramAnti-Crime Orientation
Other 0930 IncidentInterceptor ShowAvignon Cleanup OperationWorld War IIIDecember Heatwave48 Hours to Restore OrderEvacuation of Academy CityOperation Handcuffs
Other ScienceExperiments and ProjectsChild ErrorMagic-Science TreatyAcademy City Military
See also: Dark Side of Academy City
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