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Alliance of Independent Nations (独立国同盟 Dokuritsu Gokudōmei?) is the eighteenth episode of the third season of the Toaru Majutsu no Index anime series. It was broadcast on February 8th 2019, and was directed by Mori Yoshihiro, was storyboarded by Yuuki Shingo, and the script written by Kingetsu Ryunosuke.

Synopsis[]

Academy City and Russia. Everything becomes embroiled and it begins. What begins? That much is obvious. World War III.

Adapted From[]

Major Events[]

Characters[]

By order of appearance:

New Characters[]

Abilities[]

New Abilities[]

  • Salt manipulation spell - French magicians
  • Surface reinforcement spell - Carissa's forces
  • Unnamed defensive spell - Elizalina

Locations[]

New Locations[]

Trivia[]

  • The voice actor of the unnamed magician is Akiba Tasuku.

Referbacks[]

  • Touma thinks back to what happened to Index following the end of the coup d'état (now referred to as the British Halloween) because of Fiamma. Fiamma himself also refers to those events in his clash with Touma, during his attack on the Elizalina Alliance of Independent Nations in search of Sasha.[1]

Cultural References[]

Differences in Adaptation[]

  • The ultimatum

    In the anime, Soldier I. Krainikov's ultimatum to Academy City and proclamation of war is shown in a live news broadcast, in various locations with various people watching. The dogfight over the Sea of Japan on October 30th is omitted.[2]
  • Touma and Lessar's rescue of the villagers being transported in the Sleipnirs and their subsequent trip in one of the carriages is omitted, though several bits from the scenes are mixed into other scenes.[3][4][5][6] The scenes involving Itsuwa getting a chill at the same time Lessar was trying to seduce Touma,[7] the discussion between the Russian military officers in Moscow,[8] and the tank crew on the battlefield are also omitted.[9]
  • With most of the scenes which caused Floris to bear a grudge against Touma having previously been omitted,[10][11] Lessar's mentions continuing on from them are also omitted.[12]
  • Kuroko watching the news.

    In the novels, Mikoto was the one watching the video of the Academy City's declaration regarding Japan on her cellphone, while Kuroko was away on Judgment work. In the anime, Kuroko is with her in their room and is the one watching the video on a laptop at a desk. The actual missile interception is also excluded from the video.[13]
  • Lessar's question of the Gekota strap on Touma's phone is moved from when they were in the Russian facility to when they were at the Elizalina Alliance's border.[12][14][15] Their entry into the country is also changed.[14][15]
  • In the novel, Fiamma's sword attack is said to be about 30 or 40 kilometers long and is referred to as capable of slicing mountains in two.[15]
  • Elizalina and Lessar's improvisation of spiritual items (specifically, elemental symbolic weapons, a blue cup for water from a piece of cellophane wrapped around a glass, and a red wand for fire from a bar magnet attached to a pole, respectively) during Fiamma's attack is omitted.[15]

Animation Trivia[]

  • When Fiamma appears inside Elizalina's base to attack, his pose exactly matches his one in the official key visual for the 2nd cour of Toaru Majutsu no Index III.
  • The Russian store sign you can see during Hamazura's attempted robbery says магазин, which just means "Store".

Soundtrack[]

# Title Time Scene & Notes
1 Unverified Track Ultimatum
2 ROAR Opening
3 Unverified Track Hamazura and Accelerator in Russia
4 Unverified Track Touma and Lessar
5 Unverified Track Seeking Fiamma, Straits of Dover
6 Unverified Track Touma and Lessar on the train
7 Praying Shadow Overhearing Fiamma's conversation[16]
8 Unverified Track Eyecatch
9 Unverified Track Digurv's offer, Tokiwadai Dormitory
10 Unverified Track Elizalina
11 Extraordinary Fiamma attacks[17]
Unverified Track
Wring Your Neck Accelerator at the ruined base, New enemy inbound[16]
Owaranai Uta Ending
ROAR (Preview Version) Preview

Unanswered Questions[]

  • Who was the bishop Fiamma was speaking to?
  • What is the document that Accelerator recovered?
  • Who is the girl who wants to kill Accelerator?

Quotes[]

Preview[]

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