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.
- Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 War Report, Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 5 & Chapter 6
- After speaking with Aiwass, Kazakiri Hyouka flies towards Russia in her angel form, Fuse Kazakiri.
- Touma and Lessar head for Fiamma's base in Russia.
- After Acqua deals with the privateers, Hamazura Shiage and Takitsubo Rikou leave the village and head for the Elizalina Alliance due to the arrival of Academy City forces.
- After making inquiries about the parchments and clearing out Russian spies in the Alliance, Accelerator makes a deal with Misaka Worst and interrogates the spies for information.
- The Star of Bethlehem takes flight and Archangel Gabriel is summoned in the form of Misha Kreutzev.
- Misaka Mikoto arrives in Russia and meets up with Misaka 10777.
By order of appearance:
- Matthai Reese
- Kazakiri Hyouka
- Kamijou Touma
- Hamazura Shiage
- Acqua of the Back
- Last Order
- Takitsubo Rikou
- Misaka Worst
- Fiamma of the Right
- Index Librorum Prohibitorum
- Laura Stuart
- Stiyl Magnus
- Misaka Mikoto
- Archangel Gabriel
- Imagine Breaker - Kamijou Touma
- Accelerator (ability) - Accelerator, Level 5
- Electromaster (Railgun-variant) - Misaka Mikoto, Level 5
- Steel Glove - Lessar
- John's Pen Mode - Index Librorum Prohibitorum
- Astro in Hand - Archangel Gabriel
- Elizalina Alliance of Independent Nations
- Academy City
- United Kingdom
- The voice actor of the unnamed Roman Catholic Church priest is Kaneda Makoto.
- 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.
- 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.
Differences in AdaptationEdit
- In the novel, Aiwass explains that Kazakiri Hyouka can go to Russia because the Sisters are spread all around the world, creating a larger AIM diffusion field area.
- The HsF-00s are not present in the glimpse of the dogfight over the Sea of Japan.
- Only the Italian city of Florence is shown having materials taken from it to build the Star of Bethlehem. In the novels, hundreds of thousands of Catholic items and masonry came floating in from all over the world, with famous buildings being referenced such as the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey in Mont-Saint-Michel, France, the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Italy, and the St. Joseph's Cathedral in Hyderabad, India.
|#||Title||Time||Scene & Notes|
|1||Jinmon||Matthai Reese and Vasilisa, Fuse Kazakiri, No OP|
|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|
|6||Amakusa Shiki Juuji Seikyou||Accelerator negotiates with Misaka Worst|
|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|
|10||Extraordinary||The Star of Bethlehem rises, Misha Kreutzev cuts down the bomber|
|11||Ketsu||Misaka Mikoto meets up with Misaka 10777|
|12||ROAR (Preview Version)||Preview|
- "The project kicks off at last. The earth shakes, the skies turn pitch-black, and strange objects rise. The light of destruction descends."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 6 Part 3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 War Report
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index III Original Soundtrack 1
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index II Original Soundtrack 2
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index III Original Soundtrack 2
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Original Soundtrack 2 - MOMENT
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index III Episode 20