Star of Bethlehem (ベツレヘムの星 Betsurehemu no Hoshi?) is the twenty-first episode of the third season of the Toaru Majutsu no Index anime series. It was broadcast on March 1st 2019, and was directed by Mori Yoshihiro and Kaiho Kojo, was storyboarded by Nihei Yuichi, and the script written by Tamai☆Tsuyoshi.


The project kicks off at last. The earth shakes, the skies turn pitch-black, and strange objects rise. The light of destruction descends.

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Major EventsEdit


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New CharactersEdit


New AbilitiesEdit


New LocationsEdit



Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The news channel shown on television in Matthai Reese 's hospital room is named GNN8, a pun on CNN.
  • The fast food chain Touma and Lessar eat fast food of is named WDonald's, a reference to the famous fast food restaurant chain McDonald's. Amusingly enough, there have already been two previous parodies of the chain in anime adaptations of the Toaru universe: MocRonall's in Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 18 and Macronall Hamburger in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 17.
  • Ascension of materials-2

    Florence being torn apart by the Star of Bethlehem, with the Florence Cathedral in the foreground.

    The location in the first shot of churches being pillaged for the Star of Bethlehem's construction is Florence, Italy. The building being absorbed is the Florence Cathedral, just like it was in the novel.[1]

Differences in AdaptationEdit

Animation TriviaEdit


# Title Time Scene & Notes
1 Jinmon Matthai Reese and Vasilisa, Fuse Kazakiri, No OP[3]
2 Unverified Track Touma and Lessar's discussion
3 Unverified Track Acqua destroys the privateers
4 Unverified Track Accelerator asks about the parchments and deals with some spies, Hamazura and Takitsubo's escape
5 Unverified Track Eyecatch
6 Amakusa Shiki Juuji Seikyou Accelerator negotiates with Misaka Worst[4]
7 Unverified Track Misaka Worst teams up with Accelerator
8 Unverified Track Tank battle, Post-interrogation
9 Jinmon Confrontation in St. George's Cathedral, Fiamma speaks with the Russian Bishop[3]
10 Extraordinary The Star of Bethlehem rises, Misha Kreutzev cuts down the bomber[5]
11 Ketsu Misaka Mikoto meets up with Misaka 10777[6]
12 ROAR (Preview Version) Preview

Unanswered QuestionsEdit



  • "The project kicks off at last. The earth shakes, the skies turn pitch-black, and strange objects rise. The light of destruction descends."[7]


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