A Certain Magical Index Easy Watch Order Guide

A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index) is an anime set in a world where science and magic coexist. The show starts by showing a city in Japan called the Academy City or also known as, “Utopia of Science”. We follow a young high schooler, Kamijou Touma who sadly has the lowest possible Psychic rank possible.

Although he has the lowest possible rank he is gifted with a special ability that no scientist is able to understand. The power called, “Imagine Breaker” allows Kamijou to cancel out other people’s supernatural abilities.

A series of incidents leads him to meet a girl who has memorized all the forbidden grimoires and now cause she has all of the memorized she is being hunted down by dangerous organizations. Upon learning this Kamijou swears to protect his new companion.

In this article we are gonna tell you all about watching Toaru Majutsu no Index in the right order!

So majorly there are two ways of watching Majutsu no Index, firstly the broadcast order, the simple and easiest way, and secondly we have the Railgun first order.

But before we could check the watch orders let us first introduce ourselves to all the anime in the Toaru Majutsu no Index series.

Toaru Majutsu no Index

Toaru Majutsu no Index

The first season of A Certain Magical Index starts with the story of Kamijou Touma, a high schooler with the lowest possible psychic rank ever but a special ability called, “Imagine Breaker” which allows him to cancel out other supernatural abilities.

He meets Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a strange girl who has apparently memorized all of the forbidden grimoires. This makes her life quite dangerous as she is hunted down by many dangerous organizations. Kamijou decides to protect this strange girl.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Toaru Kagaku no Choudenjihou (A Certain Scientific Railgun) is about a young high school girl, Mikoto Mikasa. Even though she is a high schooler she is actually the third strongest espers among the seven, “Level 5” in the Academy City.

A series of crimes take place in the city which Mikoto finds suspiciously connected to the “Level Upper” a device that lets an esper increase their level. Slowly we are shown the secrets of the mysterious “Level Upper”.

Toaru Majutsu no Index II

Toaru Majutsu no Index II

The second season of A Certain Magical Index sees some thrilling action and even more comedy than the first.

As the tensions grow between The Academy City and the World of Magic, Kamijou and his allies have to face off against a barrage of enemies.

Kamijou and his friends have to face both espers and magicians and protect themselves. This calls for some of the best action the show has ever seen.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

The second season of A Certain Scientific Railgun revolves around Mikoto discovering a series of suspicious experimentations leading to the murders of thousands of espers.

These espers are actually clones of Mikoto which makes the experiments even more personal and devastating for her. So she sets off on a mission to uncover the mysteries of these experimentations.

Watch as she struggles to make a breakthrough because the forces she goes up against are much more powerful than you could’ve imagined.

Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie: Endymion no Kiseki

Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie: Endymion no Kiseki

The Movie Endymion no Kiseki introduces a few new faces and majorly revolves around the “Endymion”. Endymion is the new space elevator constructed in Academy City.

The plot begins with Kamijou and Index leading normal lives in the city when they meet a cheerful girl called Arisa. Arisa Meigo is a Level 0 esper but she is very talented at singing and she actually performs roadside concerts and sings professionally too.

After a series of strange events Kamijou and Index find out about Arisa and The Endymion and the story gets twisted and complicated. Full of surprises and action along with some patented Majutsu Index comedy this movie will certainly lift your spirits.

Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator

Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator

A Certain Scientific Accelerator is about a strong Level 5 Esper called the Accelerator. The Accelerator is one of the strongest espers in the city.

The plot begins with him recovering from a brain injury, during which he was accompanied by a girl name Last Order. Accelerator might be mean to pretty much everyone else but he will protect Last Order at any cost.

While still recovering from injuries he finds himself in the middle of another conflict when a strange woman comes to him looking for Last Order. The villainous organization is trying to get a hold of Last Orders and her sisters and so the Accelerator swears to protect them!

Toaru Majutsu no Index III

Toaru Majutsu no Index III

The third season of A Certain Magical Index sees Kamijou and his friends in the middle of a full global warfare.

The situation between the Magicians and the Espers is palpable. The tension can be cut with a butterknife and amidst all this Kamijou and his friends are trying their level best to survive.

The show makes it obvious that the Academy City wants to declare war on the Church ensuing nothing but chaos and Touma finds himself in the middle of all of this on the frontlines of the war trying to protect his allies.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T

The third and the latest season of A Certain Scientific Railgun begins with the announcement of the Daihasei Festival. Mikoto’s school, Tokiwadai Middle School also participates in the festival.

Despite knowing that Mikoto, the strongest of the espers at her school is participating all other girls at her school do not give in and keep up the competitive spirit.

As we have seen in many anime a festival never goes the way it was intended ever and in Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T similar plot occurs where numerous villainous organizations try to infiltrate the city and wreak havoc.

A Certain Magical Index Watch Order

Now that we are familiar with all the installments in the Majutsu Index series, Let us discuss the Watch Orders for all the anime we listed above.

A Certain Magical Index Broadcast Order

The simple and straight one, the Broadcast Order. Just watch the anime as intended and released by the studio. You will rarely go wrong if you watch any anime in its Broadcast Order.

  1. A Certain Magical Index
  2. A Certain Scientific Railgun
  3. A Certain Magical Index II
  4. A Certain Scientific Railgun S
  5. A Certain Magical Index Movie: The Miracle of Endymion
  6. A Certain Scientific Accelerator
  7. A Certain Magical Index III
  8. A Certain Scientific Railgun T

I suggest this order to all those who are watching the anime for the first time and haven’t read the manga as well. This order will not disappoint you but there is a certain reason why the second order we are listing today is somewhat better than this.

A Certain Magical Index Railgun First Order

This watch order is preferred among the fans due to the fact that an arc in the first season of Index is expanded upon in the second season of Railgun thus removing some of the impacts while watching Railgun after Index thus fans started this new order to watch Railgun first and then move to Index.

  1. A Certain Scientific Railgun
  2. A Certain Scientific Railgun S
  3. A Certain Magical Index
  4. A Certain Magical Index II
  5. A Certain Scientific Accelerator
  6. A Certain Magical Index Movie: The Miracle of Endymion
  7. A Certain Scientific Railgun T
  8. A Certain Magical Index III

The beginners can watch this order as well but if you are truly a fan of the show or the manga then this order would hit differently.

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Aiko Nakamura

Hey there, I'm Aiko Nakamura! I'm a 28-year-old anime lover from Tokyo. I dove deep into the world of anime during my studies, earning a Master's in Media Studies. Now, I'm all about creating anime fillers and watch order guides. When I'm not working, you'll find me cosplaying at conventions or exploring otaku communities globally. Anime isn't just a passion; it's my life!

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