"British Labyrinth" (英国迷路 Eikoku Meiro?) is the eleventh episode of the third season of the Toaru Majutsu no Index anime series. It was broadcast on December 15th 2018, and was directed by Mori Yoshihiro, was storyboarded by Sayama Kiyoko, and the script written by Nagase Takahiro.
Multiple threads intertwine around ceremonial accouterments. The true purpose of the magicians known as "New Light" is revealed.
- Kamijou Touma and Index attend a meeting at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizard, Princesses Riméa, Carissa and Villian, the Knight Leader and Kanzaki Kaori, concerning the recent Eurotunnel bombing and the likelihood of magic being involved.
- Touma assists Necessarius in pursuing New Light, the group who interfered with the Anglican's magic during the Sky Bus 365 terrorist incident, as they are transporting a cargo in London. After Lessar causes a disturbance when she loses her suitcase, Touma and Oriana Thomson pursue her while the Amakusas go after Bayloupe and Floris. Though two are defeated and one cornered, New Light succeed in delivering their cargo to its destination.
- After receiving the Curtana Original, Carissa and the Knights of England initiate a coup d'état.
By order of appearance:
- Kamijou Touma
- Index Librorum Prohibitorum
- Kanzaki Kaori
- Laura Stuart (flashback)
- Oriana Thomson
- Tatemiya Saiji
- Agnese Sanctis
- Curtana Second - Elizard
- Steel Glove - New Light
- Skíðblaðnir - New Light, Knight Leader
- Robin Hood - Knights of England
- Curtana Original - Carissa
- United Kingdom
- Oriana receives an updated character design, with her skirt or sarong becoming shorter and her top having a zipper in the middle.
- The voice actor of unnamed customer in the bar is Tadakoro Hinata.
- The incident wear Kanzaki actually wore the Fallen Angel Maid outfit from episode 9 is referenced again.
- Oriana mentions the bargain she made back in episode 2.
- As the setting is primarily in England, several real-life landmarks and places are used in the episode:
- The hallway Villian passes through before arriving to meet her mother and sisters appears to be based on St. George's Hall in the real world Windsor Castle, though less ornate.
- Buckingham Palace is prominently featured in the first half of the episode, as such many of the rooms shown in the episode are based on actual rooms in the palace.
- The Grand Staircase is shown in the foreground as Touma and Index are escorted by Kanzaki through the Grand Entrance Hall or the Marble Hall.
- As Knight Leader escorts Touma and Index for their audience with the British Royal Family, they are in a green hallway, presumably a reference to the Green Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace. In fact, one of its paintings The Three Youngest Daughters of George III can be seen briefly.
- The Blue Drawing Room is Touma and Index's last stop in the palace, and the place where the characters discuss what to do about the Eurotunnel bombing.
- The coat of arms that is usually on the gates of the palace is however missing. This is most likely because of trademark reasons, as the coat of arms displayed is the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, and is subject to strict usage restrictions.
- With Lancis being outside the metropolitan area of London, the BT Tower and London Eye can be seen from the distance.
- When Touma leaves with Oriana, the Landseer's Lions and an equestrian statue of George IV of Trafalgar Square can briefly be seen.
- The subway system featured in the episode is the London Underground, though a different roundel logo is used from the real-life one, likely for copyright reasons.
- When Bayloupe tries to escape the Amakusa, Elizard's name is plastered in one of the tunnels, indicating that her name is being used as one of the Underground's lines or the station.
- Curtana is actually a real sword used in coronation ceremonies in the United Kingdom.
- Elements of Norse Mythology, specifically that of Thor are used by members of New Light. Skíðblaðnir, Gjallahorn, and Mjölnir are all referenced.
- The arrow-based spell used to take out Lessar is named after Robin Hood.
Differences in AdaptationEdit
- When Carissa grabs Touma's arm as she try to partake in a selfie with him, the Gekota on his phone is animated differently.
- The Traveling Fortresses are all CGI.
- When Kanzaki defeats Floris, her body flying through the air is CGI.
|#||Title||Time||Scene & Notes|
|1||Hurry Up!||Edinburgh Airport|
|4||Unverified Track||Buckingham Palace|
|7||Unverified Track||New Light|
|9||Gakuen Toshi||Lessar's blunder|
|10||Black VS White||Encountering New Light|
|11||AIM Stalker||Steel Glove, Bayloupe escapes|
|12||Majutsu no Heiki||Two down|
|13||Unverified Track||Pumpkin, Chase continues|
|14||Unverified Track||Sniping and coup d'état|
|16||Gravitation (Preview Version)||Preview|
- Was magic definitely involved in the Eurotunnel bombing?