"The Third Level" (第三階層 Dai San Kaisō?) is the seventh episode of the third season of the Toaru Majutsu no Index anime series. It was broadcast on November 17th 2018, and was directed by Izumi Akihiro, was storyboarded by Sayama Kiyoko, and the script written by Sugihara Kenji.
- Due to the threat of Acqua of the Back, Itsuwa is assigned to guard Touma, with the Amakusas watching over them.
- Acqua attacks Touma and Itsuwa, easily defeating them and gives a one-day ultimatum.
By order of appearance:
- Fukiyose Seiri
- Kamijou Touma
- Himegami Aisa
- Aogami Pierce
- Tsuchimikado Motoharu
- Tatemiya Saiji
- Misaka Mikoto
- Index Librorum Prohibitorum
- Tsuchimikado Maika
- Shirai Kuroko (flashback)
- Acqua of the Back
- Amakusa Style - Itsuwa
- Friuli Spear
- Electromaster (Railgun-variant) - Misaka Mikoto, Level 5
- Imagine Breaker - Kamijou Touma
- Mace - Acqua of the Back
- Healing Magic - Itsuwa
- The place where Index and Sphynx had lunch with Oyafune Monaka is reused as the location for Itsuwa and Touma talking about Acqua of the Back's challenge.
- A new version of the ED is used this episode.
- Touma recalls his confrontation with Acqua of the Back at the defeat of Vento of the Front from episode 22 of Index II.
- Misaka recalls her discovering Touma had amnesia from episode 3.
Differences in Adaptation
- The anime didn't adapt the part when Mikoto first considers asking Shokuhou Misaki to fix Kamijou Touma's memory loss problem, but quickly dismisses the idea since she isn't on good enough terms with her, and Mikoto did not want to end up in the "Queen's" debt. Mikoto also did not like the idea of trusting the health of a friend to someone she has an indirect rivalry with.
- After Tsuchimikado and Touma agreed to split up and Saigo began chasing the latter, Saigo's model of him chasing after Touma is simply an enlarged version of him from the distance. As such, Saigo looks blurry and of poor quality.
- When Isahaya walks back to Tatemiya, he is closing and opening the scissors he is holding over and over again. However, the scissors are animated only once while the scissors can be heared opening and closing twice afterwards.
- As Misaka goes down the stairs thinking about Touma's amnesia, the animation of her going downstairs is just her cel being moved up and down as the background cel is moved behind her.
- After Touma orders Index to clean the bathroom, he looks at Itsuwa continue cooking. Itsuwa is off-model.
- When Maika barges into Touma's apartment and says she smells something, her mouth doesn't move.
|#||Title||Time||Scene & Notes|
|Gakuen Toshi||Lunchtime antics|
|Heat Island||Itsuwa's apology and explanation|
|Unverified Track||Football incident|
|Unverified Track||Cat food|
|Unverified Track||Itsuwa cooking|
|Hurry Up||Maika pops over|
|Toaru Nichijou no Koukei||Drive to School District 22|
|Tokiwadai Joshiryou||The baths|
|Kuukyo||The Amakusa follow the two|
|Kyuuketsu Koroshi||Touma and Itsuwa's walk|
|Gravitation (Preview Version)||Preview|
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