Numbers (四凶の符 (ナンバーズ) Nanbāzu?) is the third episode of the Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator anime series. It was broadcast on July 26th 2019, and was directed by Tominaga Tsuneo, was storyboarded by Kamanaka Nobuharu, and the script written by Ishikawa Asami.


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Adapted From

Major Events


By order of appearance:

New Characters


New Abilities


New Locations

  • Jacob Restaurant


  • Residual thoughts are referenced for the first time in an animated adaptation.


  • Last Order's complaints about feminine sensibilities to Esther after reading it in a "book" while a sequence of clones reading women's magazines is shown is likely a reference to an episode of Index II. In it, the clones based their knowledge on interactions between men and women through magazines they have read.[1]

Cultural References

  • Qiong Qi is a mythical Chinese creature mentioned in the Shanhaijing, part of a group referred to as the Four Fiends, who were banished by Emperor Shun. Hundun and Taotie are also members of this group.
  • A Huotou is a legendary creature in Southern Chinese folkore, described as a dog-shaped monster that eats feces and blows fire.

Differences in Adaptation

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  • The name of the family restaurant was unnamed in the manga, but it named in the anime adaptation.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag. Tag has more than one name associated with reference.
  • The family restaurant scene is expanded in the anime adaptation.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag. Tag has more than one name associated with reference.
  • An immediate cause of Hitokawa Asami's suicide attempt was not fully described in the manga.[2]
  • Accelerator secretly takes the Nephentesion No. 7 from the DA members as he leaves rather than deliberately catching them in the act.[2]

Animation Trivia


# Title Time Scene & Notes
1 Unverified Track Flashback
2 Unverified Track Warehouse Investigation
3 Shadow is the Light Opening
4 Unverified Track Remote conversation with Hishigata
5 Unverified Track Qiong Qi's tactical retreat
6 Unverified Track Last Order meets Esther and gets angry
7 Unverified Track Restaurant
8 Unverified Track Accelerator phones Yoshikawa
9 Unverified Track Eyecatch
10 Unverified Track Accelerator walks in on Esther changing
11 Unverified Track Esther uses Huotou on Hitokawa Hasami's corpse
12 Unverified Track DA arrives to dispose of the corpse
13 Parole Ending



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