Toaru Watch Order: The Ultimate Guide On How To Watch The Series

This Toaru watch order guide provides the best possible ways to enjoy the complex series!!

For those who don’t know about the Toaru series, it features an extremely interesting world where magical powers coexist with scientific phenomenon.

The universe of Toaru begins with A Certain Magical Index, a Japanese Light Novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura.

This series has been widely expanded upon with A Certain Scientific Railgun and A Certain Scientific Accelerator being side story spin-offs that got their own full continuation. It has been adapted into a multi-series megahit anime and also received a manga adaptation.

The timeline in RailDex series is one of the most complex ones that I have encountered so far. In order to help people who are new to the series, I have prepared a detailed Toaru (Raildex) watch order guide.

As with any series that has a complicated timeline, there are multiple ways in which you can proceed to watch the Toaru series. To keep things simplistic, I will be elaborating upon the complex watch order first.

Chronological Toaru Watch Order: Unified Timeline

This watch order unifies the timeline from all the series. It is a bit complicated to keep in track and can get confusing for people who are new to Toaru (Raildex) universe. It is best to follow this if you are familiar with the series and not a newbie.

The Chronological version is for the hardcore fans who really want to witness the Raildex series in it’s all mighty glory. Get ready for a long list of episodes:

Level Upper Arc

  • Railgun Episode 1 – Electromaster
  • Railgun Episode 2 – When You Work Under the Sun, You Need to Stay Hydrated
  • Railgun Episode 3 – Tokiwadai is Targeted
  • Railgun Episode 4 – Urban Legends
  • Railgun Episode 5 – A Certain Pair of New Trainees
  • Railgun Episode 6 – Everyone is Proactive When it Comes to Such Things
  • Railgun Episode 7 – Abilities and Power
  • Railgun Episode 8 – Level Upper
  • Railgun Episode 9 – Majority Report
  • Railgun Episode 10 – Silent Majority
  • Railgun Episode 11 – Ms. Kiyama
  • Railgun Episode 12 – AIM Burst
  • Railgun Episode 13 – A Bikini Divides the Eyeline Between Top and Bottom, but a One-Piece Shows Off the Figure so They Only Flatter the Slender
  • Railgun Episode 14 – Special Workshop

A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA

  • Railgun OVA – Because Misaka-san is Now the Center of Attention

Index Arc

  • Index Episode 1 – Academy City
  • Index Episode 2 – Innocentius
  • Index Episode 3 – Necessarius
  • Index Episode 4 – Perfect Memorization
  • Index Episode 5 – Limit
  • Index Episode 6 – Imagine Breaker

Big Spider Arc

  • Railgun Episode 15 – Skill-Out
  • Railgun Episode 16 – Academy City

Deep Blood Arc

  • Index Episode 7 – Cult of Science
  • Index Episode 8 – Ars Magna
  • Index Episode 9 – Deep Blood

Poltergeist Arc

  • Railgun Episode 17 – Tsuzuri’s Summer Vacation
  • Railgun Episode 18 – Asunaro Park
  • Railgun Episode 19 – Midsummer Fesitval
  • Railgun Episode 20 – Poltergeist
  • Railgun Episode 21 – Voice
  • Railgun Episode 22 – Level 6
  • Railgun Episode 23 – What Do You See in Your Eyes Right Now?
  • Railgun Episode 24 – Dear my Friends

August Story Arcs
Sisters Arc

  • Railgun S Episode 1 – Railgun
  • Railgun S Episode 2 – Critical
  • Railgun S Episode 3 – Radio Noise Project
  • Railgun S Episode 4 – Sisters
  • Railgun S Episode 5 – Level 6 Shift Project
  • Railgun S Episode 6 – Because… I Can See What Everyone Has Been Through
  • Railgun S Episode 7 – I Want To Be Onee-sama’s Power
  • Railgun S Episode 8 – ITEM
  • Railgun S Episode 9 – AIM Stalker
  • Railgun S Episode 10 – Meltdowner
  • Index Episode 10 – Misaka Mikoto
  • Railgun S Episode 11 – Vending Machine
  • Railgun S Episode 12 – Tree Diagram
  • Railgun S Episode 13 – Accelerator
  • Railgun S Episode 14 – Promise
  • Railgun S Episode 15 – Kamijou Touma
  • Railgun S Episode 16 – Siblings
  • Index Episode 11 – Sisters
  • Index Episode 12 – Level 6
  • Index Episode 13 – Accelerator
  • Index Episode 14 – Strongest vs. Weakest

Silent Party Arc and Angel Fall Arc

  • Railgun S Episode 17 – Study Session
  • Railgun S Episode 18 – Moving
  • Railgun S Episode 19 – Academy City Research Exhibition Assembly
  • Railgun S Episode 20 – Febrie
  • Index Episode 15 – Angel Fall
  • Index Episode 16 – Kamijou Touya
  • Index Episode 17 – Power of God
  • Railgun S Episode 21 – Darkness
  • Railgun S Episode 22 – STUDY
  • Railgun S Episode 23 – Silent Party
  • Railgun S Episode 24 – Eternal party

Three Stories Arc

  • Index Episode 18 – Replica
  • Index Episode 19 – Last Order
  • Index II Episode 1 – The Last Day
  • Index Episode 20 – Virus Code

Kazakiri Hyouka Arc

  • Index Episode 21 – Counter Stop
  • Index Episode 22 – Golem
  • Index Episode 23 – Friend
  • Index Episode 24 – Imaginary Number District – Five Elements Institution

Necromancer Arc

  • Accelerator Episode 1 – Accelerator
  • Accelerator Episode 2 – Necromancer
  • Accelerator Episode 3 – Numbers
  • Accelerator Episode 4 – Third Number
  • Accelerator Episode 5 – DA
  • Accelerator Episode 6 – Scavenger
  • Accelerator Episode 7 – Download
  • Accelerator Episode 8 – Friend
  • Accelerator Episode 9 – Memory of Death
  • Accelerator Episode 10 – Catastrophe
  • Accelerator Episode 11 – Perfect Golem
  • Accelerator Episode 12 – Something to Protect

Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc

  • Index II Episode 2 – Book of the Law
  • Index II Episode 3 – Amakusa Style
  • Index II Episode 4 – Sheol Fear
  • Index II Episode 5 – Lotus Wand

Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Ensemble
Tree Diagram Remnant Arc

  • Index II Episode 6 – Remnant
  • Index II Episode 7 – Move Point

Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie – Miracle of Endymion

Daihasei Festival Arc

  • Railgun T Episode 1 – Level 5
  • Railgun T Episode 2 – Daihasei Festival
  • Railgun T Episode 3 – Balloon Hunter
  • Index II Episode 8 – Daihasei Festival
  • Index II Episode 9 – Route Disturb
  • Index II Episode 10 – Shorthand
  • Index II Episode 11 – Stab Sword
  • Index II Episode 12 – Belvedere
  • Index II Episode 13 – Croce di Pietro
  • Railgun T Episode 4 – Alteration
  • Railgun T Episode 5 – Trust
  • Railgun T Episode 6 – The Battle Begins
  • Railgun T Episode 7 – Auribus oculi fideliores sunt.
  • Railgun T Episode 8 – Railgun x Mental Out
  • Railgun T Episode 9 – Kouzaku Mitori
  • Railgun T Episode 10 – Clone Dolly
  • Railgun T Episode 11 – Joining the Battle
  • Railgun T Episode 12 – Exterior
  • Railgun T Episode 13 – SYSTEM
  • Railgun T Episode 14 – Dragon Strike
  • Railgun T Episode 15 – Promise

La Regina del Mare Adriatico Arc

  • Index II Episode 14 – City of Water
  • Index II Episode 15 – The Queen’s Fleet
  • Index II Episode 16 – Rosary of the Appointed Time

Dream Ranker Arc (Introduction)

  • Railgun T Episode 16 – Dream Ranker
  • Railgun T Episode 17 – Precognition
  • Railgun T Episode 19 – Strange Coincidence

Academy City Invasion Arc

  • Index II Episode 17 – Penalty Game
  • Index II Episode 18 – Serial Number
  • Index II Episode 19 – Researcher
  • Index II Episode 20 – Hound Dog
  • Index II Episode 21 – Testament
  • Index II Episode 22 – Divine Punishment
  • Index II Episode 23 – Before the Outbreak of War

Skill-Out Uprising

  • Index II Episode 23 – Before the Outbreak of War
  • Index II Episode 24 – Skill-Out

Dream Ranker Arc (Indian Poker)

  • Railgun T Episode 17 – Precognition
  • Railgun T Episode 18 – Bust Upper
  • Railgun T Episode 19 – Strange Coincidence
  • Railgun T Episode 20 – Ha det bra

Document of Constantine Arc

  • Index III Episode 1 – Chaos
  • Index III Episode 2 – God’s Right Seat
  • Index III Episode 3 – C-Document

Battle Royale Arc

  • Index III Episode 4 – The Dark Side of Academy City
  • Index III Episode 5 – Dark Matter
  • Index III Episode 6 – Person with Super Powers

Dream Ranker Arc (Doppelganger)

  • Railgun T Episode 21 – Doppelganger
  • Railgun T Episode 22 – Scavenger
  • Railgun T Episode 23 – Possession
  • Railgun T Episode 24 – Diffusion
  • Railgun T Episode 25 – My Dear Friends

Acqua of the Back Arc

  • Index III Episode 7 – The Third Level
  • Index III Episode 8 – Saint Destroyer
  • Index III Episode 9 – Divine Mother Worship

British Royal Family Arc

  • Index III Episode 10 – Sky Bus 365
  • Index III Episode 11 – British Labyrinth
  • Index III Episode 12 – Mercenary
  • Index III Episode 13 – Curtana Original
  • Index III Episode 14 – Heroes

DRAGON Arc

  • Index III Episode 15 – Spark Signal
  • Index III Episode 16 – Board of Directors
  • Index III Episode 17 – DRAGON

World War III Arc

  • Index III Episode 18 – Alliance of Independent Nations
  • Index III Episode 19 – Misaka Worst
  • Index III Episode 20 – A Reason to Protect
  • Index III Episode 21 – Star of Bethlehem
  • Index III Episode 22 – Gabriel
  • Index III Episode 23 – Fuse Kazakiri
  • Index III Episode 24 – Index
  • Index III Episode 25 – Wings
  • Index III Episode 26 – Son of God

Concise Chronological Order

  • Railgun Episodes 1-14
  • Railgun OVA
  • Index Episodes 1-6
  • Railgun Episodes 15 and 16
  • Index Episodes 7-9
  • Railgun Episodes 17-24
  • Railgun S Episodes 1-10
  • Index Episode 10
  • Railgun S Episodes 11-16
  • Index Episodes 11-14
  • Railgun S Episodes 17-20
  • Index Episodes 15-17
  • Railgun S Episodes 21-24
  • Index Episodes 18 and 19
  • Index II Episode 1
  • Index Episodes 20-24
  • Index II Episodes 2-7
  • Index the Movie: The Miracle of Endymion
  • Railgun T Episodes 1-3
  • Index II Episodes 8-13
  • Railgun T Episodes 4-15
  • Index II Episodes 14-16
  • Railgun T Episodes 16-19
  • Index II Episodes 17-24
  • Railgun T Episodes 17–25
  • All of Index III

Even the concise version is hardly understandable. I don’t really recommend it for the confusing mess it is but it’s up here if you want it regardless.

Next up is something less confusing;

The Broadcast Watch Order for Toaru

The broadcast Toaru watch order is much less confusing but this order doesn’t really do justice to the series. It’s because the often times the mysteries you were unaware of will have already been solved. But regardless it is a good entry point into the series.

  • Toaru Majutsu no Index I 2008–2009
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun 2009–2010
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 13′ (OVA) 2009
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA 2010
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index II 2010–2011
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki February 2013
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S April–September 2013
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S OVA 2014
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index III 2018–2019
  • Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator 2019
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T 2020

Next up is the order I personally recommend.

This order is also called the Railgun first order. You will get much more interest in the series by following the Scientific Side of Academy City in Railgun first before heading into the Magical Side in Index, despite Railgun being the spin-off. It’s the most recommended order for people who value emotional impact.

  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index I
  • Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index II
  • Endymion Movie
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index III 1-6
  • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T
  • Toaru Majutsu no Index III Episodes 7+

If you have any doubts about the watch order, hit me up in the comments section and I’ll get back to you!!

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  1. Personally I would recommend for the pseudo chronological order index 1(for a better understanding of everything in this verse), railgun, railgun 2, accelerator, index movie,index 2,railgun 3 and then index 3

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