Third Number ( is the fourth episode of the 擬似魂喚・禍斗 （ サードナンバー ） Sādo Nanbā , lit. "The Pseudo-Soul, Huotou") ? anime series. It was broadcast on August 2nd 2019, and was directed and storyboarded by Takagi Hiroaki, and the script written by Takagi Noboru.
Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator
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Accelerator and Esther Rosenthal face the two DA members, the Huotou placed into Hitokawa Hasami's body activates and takes action to eliminate the threat to its master, breaking the enemy's weapon. Accelerator takes out one of them but when his wound reopens, the other takes the opportunity to escape. While fleeing, he gets into a fight with Misaka 10046 and captures her. DA backer and
board member Nakimoto Rizou decides the group is becoming a liability and dispatches Scavenger to purge them. Previously concealed information on DA also becomes accessible to Anti-Skill. Having secretly advised Nakimoto,
Hishigata Mikihiko asks the other DA members for the captured Sister, claiming it is for the sake of their 'justice' and intending to use her for his own purposes. After having his wound fixed by Heaven Canceller, Accelerator learns that a Sister has been abducted and that Esther has gone after them, and receives information from Yoshikawa Kikyou on DA.
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Trivia [ ]
The voice actors for the unnamed DA members are Maeda Hiroki, Koga Akira, Kikuchi Michitake and Tanabe Kousuke.
The voice actress for the Nakimoto Rizou's Secretary is Hasegawa Ikumi.
Referbacks [ ]
Accelerator trying to use a person's biolectricity and blood flow on the DA member is a callback to the way he killed
Misaka 10031.  When his wound reopens as a result of his actions, Accelerator again recalls the moment when he was shot in the head by Amai Ao. 
Cultural References [ ]
Huotou calls Esther "
Adonai", which means "master" or "lord" in Hebrew. Traditionally it is used to refer to God in prayer in place of His name in reverence for the holiness of His name. More codenames derived from breeds of hound and used by members of DA are shown, specifically Irish Wolfhound, Pharaoh Hound, Whippet and Saluki.
Differences in Adaptation [ ]
Saten Ruiko and Uiharu Kazari's cameo is expanded, recreating the scene where they are first introduced in
episode 1 of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun.
Hishigata's conversation with Nakimoto Rizou didn't occur in the manga.  When the Scavengers are woken, they are wearing a combination of a leotard and thigh-high socks instead of straightjackets. 
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Scene & Notes
Rosenthal Third Number Huotou
Shadow is the Light
Accelerator faces DA in the morgue
Misaka 10046 is captured
Judgment no Katsudou
Saten and Uiharu
Last Order at Accelerator's bedside
Yoshikawa tells Accelerator about DA
DA discusses their situation
Yomikawa finds information on DA
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