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Sisi (onee-sama in Japanese, by Kuroko)

Bug Zapper (biri-biri in Japanese, by Touma)
Ace of Tokiwadai
Railgun of Tokiwadai
Number Three
Strongest Electromaster
Electric Princess
Short Hair (by Index)


A Certain Magical Index


Tokiwadai Middle School Student



Control over electricity
Knowledge of electronics
Physically and mentally strong


Hanging out with Kuroko, Uiharu, and Saten.

Fighting with Touma.
Stealing sodas out of the vending machine.
Electrocuting criminals


Defeat Touma in a fight.

Assist Judgment in anyway she can.


Tabigake Misaka (father)

Misuzu Misaka (mother)


Accelerator (Formerly)

Therestina Kihara Lifeline
Harumi Kiyama (formerly)
Gensei Kihara
Fiamma of the Right
Misaki Shokouhou(Sometimes/Rival)
Touma Kamijou(Sometimes)
Shizuri Mugino

Type of Hero


Teen Genius
Wrathful Outright Heroine
One-Woman Army

Hey, hero, you ever heard of a railgun? A super electromagnetic gun. It's an application of Fleming's Momentum theory. You use it to launch projectiles with a little extra oaf. Allow me to demonstrate it for you, CATCH!
~ Mikoto Misaka to Touma Kamijou

Mikoto Misaka is the titular main protagonist of the anime/manga seires A Certain Scientific Railgun, one of the main characters of the light novel and anime series A Certain Magical Index and the tritagonist of the franchise overall. She is from Tokiwadai Academy and is one of Academy City's Level 5 espers, ranked number three. She is nicknamed Railgun because of her ability to control electricity.

She is voiced by Rina Satō in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Brittney Karbowski in the English version of the anime.


Mikoto has light brown hair with a hair-clip on the right side of her hair and her eyes are the same color as her hair. She is also shown to be insecure about her body, feeling inferior when compared to girls with bigger bust sizes.

She wears the Tokiwadai Middle School school uniform, sporting white loose/slouch socks and brown loafers with a light brown vest sweater over a white blouse and a grey skirt. She is also known to always wear shorts under every skirt and dress she wears. This surprises an amnesiac Kamijou Touma as she is the only girl who wears boxers instead of panties.


To most people, she is considered a 'proper lady', but in reality, she's short-tempered, prideful, and has an improper attitude with some slight tomboyish tendencies (or masculine since she wears boxers and an under shirt) and insecurities, a fact few people know of. Despite this, she is generally friendly and easygoing, and Saten Ruiko and Uiharu Kazari comment on how shocked they are to find that, compared to other Level 5's, she doesn't look down on lower-level espers at all. This is probably because she was originally a level 1 esper and became a Level 5 esper through very hard work, though the fact that all espers start off this way makes this somewhat invalid.

Often times she shows an incredibly immature and selfish side and even tsundere tendencies when her crush, Touma, insults her. To add to this childishness, she has an inclination towards cute things, most specifically, Gekota and Kill Bear merchandise. She likes frog merchandise, but only if it features Gekota. When she realizes that a stuffed animal another person is carrying is just a regular frog, she immediately loses all of her interest in the stuffed animal. She has a very irrational and unexplained fear of bugs, as shown in episode 6 of A Certain Scientific Railgun. She can also be slightly hypocritical at times, getting angry at Touma for not calling her by her name despite never once calling him by his. Her hypocritical tendencies are further shown when she tells Mitsuko to be honest with herself, even though she's a tsundere who's constantly denying her feelings for Touma and has great trouble admitting that she even cares for him, let alone loves him.

While generally amicable and humble, Misaka is highly individualistic. She often prefers to be solitary and dislikes the idea of being restricted by rules and duties such of those of Judgement and Anti-Skill. She wishes to avoid endangering other people and relies on her powers to try to solve problems on her own, frequently despite her better judgement.

She has a keen sense of justice, demonstrated by her frequent involvement in the crime-fighting body,Judgment, and her resolve is unshakable as shown when she was willing to lose in a fight against Accelerator on the first move to prove the Sisters Project wrong and save her remaining 9969 sisters (Tree Diagram predicted that she would die in the 185th move). She secretly likes cute things, especially Gekota (a popular frog mascot), and is easily embarrassed. She often goes to Green Mart to read manga for free in her spare time on Mondays and Wednesdays. She's also good at playing the violin and teaches Uiharu Kazari how to play in the Volume 12 of the Light Novel. Furthermore, according to Shirai Kuroko, Mikoto naturally acts as a leader, and becomes the center of attention by everyone, yet she cannot mingle with those people regardless of being the center. She states that Mikoto is at the top and defeats her enemies, but she cannot avoid making more enemies at the same time. Moreover, she states that the most important to Onee-sama is someone she can feel on the same level as her.

Mikoto has been depicted as being quite intelligent, only natural as she is in Tokiwadai Middle School, a school that is meant to create world leading talents and thus deals with a very advanced curriculum. Furthermore she has been shown to be capable of solving problems meant for Kamijou Touma who courses a school rank higher than her, though it should be noted that Kamijou's school doesn't pursue the same academic excellence that Tokiwadai does.

It was shown that Mikoto had intended to take the trial enrollment into Touma's school during the Ichihanaran Festival, which further showed her interest in Touma, though this came to naught as she was interrupted by Misaki Shokuhou.

As of December of the current year, following the encounter with the High Priest and a glimpse at what Touma had been facing, Mikoto's pride has been considerably damaged, seeing how far behind she was and feeling she was nothing but a burden to him. At the same time, she is desperate to catch up with Touma and be able to stand on the same stage as him so she could tell him her feelings. This has led to her personality becoming somewhat unstable and developing in a potentially dangerous direction, noted by Mass Murderer Salome and exacerbated by her acquisition of the Anti-Art Attachment.


Mikoto's power is known as the Railgun. She chose the ability name herself, naming it after her famous finishing move. Her ability belongs to a type of power users called Electromaster: those who can generate and manipulate electricity. Mikoto is the most powerful Electromaster in Academy City. Her maximum output is known to be 1 billion volts.

  • Railgun: Mikoto can fire metal objects at three times the speed of sound using her electricity. Her railgun has a muzzle velocity of 1030;m/s (2307.2mph), and can be fired at a rate of 8 shots per minute. She primarily uses arcade coins as her projectiles for portability, limiting her normal range to 50 meters.
  • Lightning Attack Spear: Mikoto has the ability to generate a "spear of lightning" originating from her forehead.
  • Powerful Electromagnetic Pulse: Mikoto has the ability to create magnetic pulses that target the organs
  • Lightning Strike: Mikoto can call down real lightning using her ability regardless of season. This attack was shown powerful enough to cause an city-wide blackout.
  • Electromagnetism: Mikoto can use electromagnetism to attract and repel metallic materials and use it to her advantage. Examples include creating a make-shift shield out of scrap metal, walking on walls and ceilings, as well as attracting iron particles in the ground around her.
  • Whip Sword or Iron Sand Sword: Using her magnetic powers, Mikoto can form a "whip sword" by gathering iron sand, manipulating it into a sword that she can lengthen into a whip at will. By making the sand particles of the blade vibrate, she can dramatically increase the weapon's cutting power into something resembling that of a chainsaw.
  • Cracking/Hacking: Using her electric powers she can hack any electronic device and bypass normal electronic security measures with ease. She can decode the electronic flow of information, like steal the information from a credit card's magnetic strip, as well as directly process a computer's information in binary. This skill also enables her to perform acts such as erasing herself from security footage in real time or taking control of Academy City's roving security robots.
  • Unique Sensory Perception of Electric-type Espers: As an electromaster, Mikoto is of course able to sense electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic phenomena. She is, however, able to follow the electric and magnetic field lines using her eyes, something that normal electromasters are unable to do with their limited power. She takes this ability one step further by analyzing the reflections of the electromagnetic waves she generates, giving her no blind spots.
  • Flight: Using formulas similar to those she uses for her Iron Sand sword, Mikoto can fly if she is surrounded by a large amount of atomised water vapor. She manipulated the water vapor it into wings using the static electricity from interactions between particles. By using her electric power to induce electrolysis on a large body of water such as the ocean, she can obtain enough hydrogen and oxygen to use as fuel.
  • Defense Against Telepathic Manipulation: Mikoto has been shown to be to immune the effects of telepathic manipulation due to the electromagnetic barrier created by her AIM dispersion field.

Video Games

  • Mikoto Misaka appears in a PSP game of Toaru Majutsu No Index fighting game.
  • Mikoto Misaka appears in Toaru Kagaku No Railgun & Cross Venus as a playable character.
  • Mikoto is also about to appear in the upcoming crossover, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.


  • According to the interview on Kazuma Kamachi featured in "Toaru Majutsu no Index no Subete", the author states Mikoto is the one whom he want to choose as his friend among all Index characters.
  • She is the winner of 2011 ISML Bishoujo tournament
  • Out of all of the girls to have feelings for Touma, she is the only one yet to call Touma by his name (outside of the PSP video game and possibly in Volume 22 when she "cries" out to him).
  • Misaka is often seen assisting Kuroko and Judgment in general with her fighting and stopping criminals despite being a member for only one day.
  • Her Japanese Voice Actress, Rina Satō, who also voiced Matrona in The Seven Deadly Sins, Makoto Niijima in Persona 5, Shura Kirigakure in Blue Exorcist, Ange Ushiromiya in Umineko: When They Cry, Vert in Hyperdimension Neptunia, Velvet Crowe in Tales of Berseria, Ameisha Kichougasaki in Love Tyrant, Tooru Taki in Natsume's Book of Friends, Honoka Maki in Kiznaiver, Naoya Tohara in Astarotte's Toy!, Lili in Queen's Gate, Aoba Anoa in Otomedius series, Esty Dee in Arland trilogy, Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon Crystal, Baby 5 in One Piece and Dahlia Hawthorne in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations.
  • The Chinese video site Bilibili are referenced from her and her franchise in many ways.
    • The site's name originates from her nickname Biri-Biri.
    • The site has a unique feature of giving coins, which is inspired from her flipping coins when using railgun, also, 22, one of the site's mascots will be wearing Tokiwadai school uniform when giving 2 coins on a video at the mobile app.
    • Users from the site is ranked from Level 0-6 (Level 6 is exclusively for VIPs), is inspired from the esper levels.
    • The site's charging options is inspired from her electrical powers.
    • The site's judgement systems is inspired from the city's judgement systems.
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Misaka Mikoto


Number Three
Tokiwadai's Ace
Strongest Electromaster
Electric Princess
Oneesama (for Shirai Kuroko)
Biri-Biri (by Kamijou Touma)
Short Hair (by Index)


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Esper Power

Railgun (,Chō-Denjihō (Rērugan)?, lit. "Super Electromagnetic Cannon")

Appears In

Novel, Manga, Anime, Audio, and Game

Misaka Mikoto (御坂 美琴, Misaka Mikoto?)(born May 2[3]) is one of the main heroines in Toaru Majutsu no Indexand the main protagonist of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. Introduced in the first volume of the light novels, her role in the story was later expanded in the third volume as well as the release of the Toaru Kagaku no Railgunmanga, making her the main female character of the science side and the second main heroine of the series.

She is the third ranked Level 5esper in Academy City, and has been nicknamed Railgun due to her signature move. Kamijou Touma coined the nickname Biri-Biri (ビリビリ,Biri-Biri?) (a Japanese onomatopoeia imitating the sound of electricity), while in the English dub she is referred to as "Bug Zapper" (or more usually, simply "Zapper"), and whenever the two meet, he usually calls her that, even after his amnesia.[4][5][6]


Mikoto has chestnut hair and is often seen wearing a small hair clip (firstly a rather simple one in the early stages of the story. It then was changed to one with two little flowers since the Tree Diagram Remnant Arc, specifically, from Toaru Majutsu no Index II Episode 06 in the anime, or Toaru Majutsu no Index Manga Chapter 058 in the manga). Her eyes are the same color as her hair. She is also shown to have a complex regarding her chest, feeling inferior when compared to girls with bigger bust sizes. She wears the Tokiwadai Middle School school uniform, sporting white loose/slouch socks and brown loafers with a light brown vest sweater over a white blouse and a grey skirt. She is also known to always wear shorts under every skirt and dress she wears, which surprises an amnesiac Kamijou Touma as she is the only girl who wears shorts over her panties.


Mikoto is the daughter of Misaka Tabigake and Misaka Misuzu. She entered Academy City in elementary age,[7] and distinguished herself as a child prodigy, initially starting out as a Level 1 and climbing her way up to a Level 5 esper.[Notes 1] This made her a perfect candidate for the Sisters Project, which held the intent of cloning her for military use. Mikoto willingly gave a DNA sample to the researchers of the project after being told that it would help people who suffer from muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease.

She later enrolls in Tokiwadai Middle School at the age of 12, and soon becomes a Level 5.[8] In her first year, she lost a 10,000 yen bill due to A Certain Vending Machine, probably explaining her propensity for kicking it.[9] In one fateful event, she saved her future friend Shirai Kuroko from a robber by using her 'Railgun' ability. Kuroko eventually enrolled at Tokiwadai as well and gained great affection for Mikoto. Mikoto later became roommates with Kuroko in Room 208 - despite Kuroko being her junior - after Kuroko 'legally' removes Mikoto's previous roommate who was supposedly ill-natured towards Mikoto. Being a Level 5 esper as well as a student with consistently high grades, Mikoto is known as Tokiwadai's Ace.


Toaru Majutsu no Index

Main article: Misaka Mikoto/Chronology (Toaru Majutsu no Index)

Mikoto's role initially was that of a minor character known to Kamijou Touma before his memory loss. In her reappearance after Touma's memory loss, she acts as the main heroine along with her Sisters. Like with the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun side story the Sisters Arc marks a turning point for her character, which is later heavily explored in later appearances, far and few they may be, as a character that has a crush on Kamijou Touma but cannot properly express it. An example of this is her overhearing of Touma promising to Etzali that he will protect her and the world around her. Her role as such remained as is for her earlier appearances, with her getting involved little with Touma's adventures and even then completely unaware of what's truly behind the surface.

It is not until her discovery with Touma's memory loss that she tries to become actively involved with Touma. Moreover, in spite of Touma's insistence on not getting her involved, Mikoto only persists. Her crush, furthermore, blossoms even more. Mikoto's character involvement in the plot was not of the more significant story unfolding but with her continual association with Kamijou Touma. This finally goes to head during the climactic ending of Toaru Majutsu no Index with World War III, where she goes out of her way to go to the battlefields of Russia to find Touma and bring him back. She later fails in her goal, as Touma refuses her rescue in order to save the world. Despite being a Level 5, she is powerless to save Touma and bring him back to Academy City, though she has not given up on him as shown in Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index.

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index

Main article: Misaka Mikoto/Chronology (Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index)

As an extension to her role from Toaru Majusu no Index, Mikoto continues her similarly in Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index, with her constantly trying to aid Touma and the battles that he is in, making her an important supporting character. Touma eventually relents to her and brings her along for the invasion of Hawaii. She proves her mettle, and Touma comes to trust her during battle. Much later Touma would allow her to join him if she chooses to, though doesn’t actively seek out for help. It is not until the GREMLIN invasion of Tokyo, that she and even Index finally achieve getting Touma to believe in them, with him asking them to help her save Freyja. Much later, similarly to the Will of the Whole Misaka Network, she becomes instrumental in helping Touma get rid of the emotional baggage he had felt towards the Perfect World, forcing him to look at the value of the world that they live in, the world he left behind another world for, and finally achieving bittersweet victory over him. Since most of her focus is on Touma, Mikoto doesn’t actively seek out information or knowledge regarding the magic side, simply taking Touma or the other’s word for the importance of the situation that they are in.

However, in the recent arcs of the novel—Mikoto began to constantly search for knowledge of the world beyond Academy City. In New Testament Volume 15 she used the A.A.A despite her hesitations in order to save Touma from Kihara Yuuitsu. In fact, Mikoto having contact with the A.A.A was enough for Aleister to consider her a threat and cast a curse on her. After surviving the curse of Aleister, in the epilogue of New Testament Volume 17, it was revealed that Mikoto's story with the AAA will continue. Although instead of Military weapons, Mikoto will alter the A.A.A's weaponry by construction attachments. So far as the series progresses ever since New Testament Volume 13, Mikoto's character became more involved to the plot and is seen as the only heroine from the Old Testament to have constant importance and involvement in the recent arcs.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Main article: Misaka Mikoto/Chronology (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun)

Despite the highly different tones of the original manga and the anime adaptation, Mikoto's role in the story, as the protagonist of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun involves with her dealing with the darker elements of Academy City, sometimes with a little help from her friends.

In spite of her power as the third-ranked Level 5 of Academy City, she is continually challenged by both situations and enemies that test the limits of her character. She first gets involved in an incident with people using the Level Upper, and though she helped in stopping the incident, it foreshadowed the darker side of Academy City. The turning point is, of course, the Sisters Arc, where she is shown to be utterly powerless against not only the first-ranked Level 5, Accelerator, but of the greater conspiracy that surrounds Academy City, her, and her clones, the Sisters. She experiences growth, humbled by her experience, that despite her power as a Level 5 there are things she cannot solve on her own and that she needs help. Kamijou Touma, who has recently lost his memories including of her, represents this character growth in the form of a crush on him.

Even after the resolution of the Sisters, conspiracies from the Dark Side of Academy City are still brewing up to take her down.

Other Appearances

Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2

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The Third Friday of September

Apparently wanting something from the Bank, Mikoto decides to use her powers to hack into it, bypassing the security measures and defenses that the Goalkeeper, Uiharu Kazari, has implemented to stop regular hackers, under the belief that those whose job it is to secure it won't cut access to the Bank as it would be too costly. She would be indeed proven right, as Kazari refuses to cut her access to the Bank.[10]

Seeing that her enemy is an Electromaster, and that there was no way for her to prevent such a high-level intruder from accessing the Banks, and moreover with her keen desire to protect the peace of the city, Kazari proves Mikoto's predictions, as instead of cutting her access she instead decides to encrypt the entirety of the Bank, its server controls, and maintenance tools with the Omega Secret, virtually rendering the data she might get useless. Mikoto is shocked by the turn of events, and seeing that it would be too dangerous for her to access the back-ups for the Bank that she believes exists because she thinks no one would be crazy enough to encrypt the Bank using that method, Mikoto decides to withdraw, though believes that whoever encrypted the Bank would be in big trouble.[10]

Toaru Jihanki no Fanfare

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Mikoto meets up with the 7th level 5, Sogiita Gunha, and challenges him to a duel with stipulations. She uses a depowered Railgun on him, which is later caught by Gunha by the teeth. They later call it a draw, though both remarked that they would surely have lost if it was a true fight.[11]

Toaru Majutsu no Index: Love Letter Competition

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Bundled with Rainbow Spectrum Colors, the short story focuses on Kumokawa Seria's letter for Kamijou Touma, hither Mikoto eavesdrops on a conversation between Tsukuyomi Komoe and Yomikawa Aiho regarding Touma's love letter. Coincidentally, the letter blows away from Komoe's possession, to which Mikoto tries to grab hold it until she is interrupted by Misaka 10032, wanting the letter for herself. Temporarily disabling Kuroko to hide the existence of her clone, Misaka 10032 confronts Mikoto for the letter, and later argues, however, the clone later begins arguing with the other clones in the network, to which Mikoto could only look bemusement. All the while, the letter blows away from them.

Toaru Majutsu no Index: Road to Endymion

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Mikoto appears sporadically, failing once again to get Touma's number. She becomes a key component for the mystery surrounding Ureapaddy Exica's actions, as after the effects of the Debris Storm, her call to Kuroko redirects to Touma, which she reveals how it is used by Academy City.

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index SS

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Mikoto and Kuroko are in the shopping district that Index also goes to, leading to a bunch of misunderstandings thanks in part due to Touma’s advice to Index, with Index assuming Mikoto wants Touma’s money and Kuroko becoming suspicious with Mikoto for being violent in back alleys. In the end, a truck passes by before the girls creating a draft, leading to Mikoto and Kuroko’s skirts to be blown upwards.[12]

Seeing this, and the fact that Index has seen the handiwork of a magician in play, Index offers the money to them, to “pay-off” trouble, as Touma advised, much to Mikoto’s chagrin. They of course later decline her offer.[13]

Anime appearances

Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie: Miracle of Endymion

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Using her meeting with her in Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Ensemble, Meigo Arisa calls for Mikoto to become her bodyguard as she goes to a photo-shoot at the behest of Touma. Mikoto later protects Arisa from debris as an Automaton bombs the mall they are in. She tries to aid the other people but is incapable of doing so. However, a miracle happens, and Mikoto is surprised by this. Later, Ruiko later calls her while she researches about the Orbit Portal Company, the company behind Endymion, that Arisa has been abducted.

Mikoto later visits Touma in the hospital to relay to him that she couldn't find Arisa's whereabouts as well. She later leaves after Stiyl Magnus and Tsuchimikado Motoharu arrive. When she returns, she discovers that Touma has gone, much to her chagrin.

She later arrives with Kuroko to break through Endymion that have been sealed by Ladylee Tangleroad and is later instructed by Uiharu Kazari to break one of the explosive bolts of the Endymion in order for it to be released and prevent its collapse. She later escapes as the Endymion begins breaking away.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA

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In the OVA Mikoto is tormented by the dread of someone always watching her, pushed to the edge she decides to confront the feeling herself. With the help of her friends, Mikoto discovers that the culprit is an Anti-Skill member she frequently runs into, using a device that exploits the abilities of Electromasters, making them feel that they are being watched by someone. When the culprit flees using a motorboat, Mikoto uses her Railgun to stop her.

Toaru Majutsu no Index-tan

Mikoto makes regular appearances in the bundled comedy shorts. In the first episode, she appears in reused animation cells to viewers to conserve electricity and some such nonsense and then saying some for other of a Japanese onomatopoeia of electricity.

In the second episode, Mikoto appears during the climactic scene of the Sisters Arc, asking Misaka 10032 for assistance to protect Touma's dream, however, she could only look in confusion, as Misaka 10032 could only blankly stare and giggle at her. In the penultimate sketch, Mikoto asks questions to a series of clones and slaps one of them when she disproves of their answers, later, they announce the making the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun anime, which she says to the audience to look forward to it.

In the third episode, Mikoto is only briefly seen in the re-usage of the scenes in the Tree Diagram Remnant Arc, and interposed with Saten Ruiko doing something incredibly mundane.

In the fourth episode. In a parody of her confrontation with Musujime Awaki, she attacks the people Awaki uses to shield herself, declaring them not innocent. Take note that the people are otaku.

MMR: Motto Marutto Railgun

Video game appearances

Toaru Majutsu no Index (PSP game)

Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Index (PSP game)

Mikoto is a playable character in the game and able to use her Railgun and electric attacks. She also has a few melee attacks in her arsenal. Mikoto has a secret route unlockable only with a special file (or through the use of dummy files) given to players of the game.

Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On (game)

Main article: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On (game)

Mikoto is one of the playable characters in the Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On video game. Her associated Virtuaroid is HBV-502-H8 Raiden "Judge Igniters".[14]

Non in-universe appearances

Anime appearances


In Episode 10 of Durarara!!Erika Karisawa and Walker Yumasaki are arguing about who will become the starring heroine of the series with Walker believing it to be Biri-Biri and Erika disagreeing, believing it to be Himegami instead. Each is holding the first volume of the Railgun manga.

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi

Mikoto appears briefly in episode 8 of Ookami-san and her Seven Companions (also produced by JC Staff Animation Studios), angrily crackling electricity and her knuckles at the audience, as a potential bride candidate for the boy millionaire Nezumi Chuutaro.

Shakugan no Shana

In Shakugan no Shana S, one of Yuji's friends was wearing a T-shirt with Mikoto on it while another one wore a T-shirt with Index on it.

Mayoi Neko Overrun

In episode 1 of Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Misaka Mikoto appears briefly seen on the bus.

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Height: 161 cm One of the main heroines in the Index series and the protagonist of her side story Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. A psychic user of Academy City her powers are ranked Level 5 the highest rank for the most powerful psychic users and she ranks as thirdstrongest out of the seven people who hold this rank in Academy City. She attends Tokiwadai Middle School a famous girls school for the rich and elite psychics and one of the five elite schools of Academy City. To most people she is considered a proper lady but in reality she has a shorttempered prideful and improper attitude with some tomboyish tendencies and insecurities a fact few other characters know. She is fond of cute childish things such as flowery pajamas and Gekota the popular frog mascot franchise. She has a strong sense of morals and hates injustice contrary to what she claims. Her power is to generate electricity she is powerful enough to cause a blackout in the city make instant railguns by using coins as projectiles and use electricity to magnetically attract iron particles around her into a chainsword whip. She can also manipulate electrical objects such as networks and security systems. She has a onesided rivalry with Touma who nicknames her Biribiri relating to the sound of an electric shock ever since their first meeting before the events of the first novel when he first dissipated her electricity. Since that incident she is always trying to have a proper match with Tma and defeat him despite his many attempts to avoid conflict with her. Source: Wikipedia edited

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Mikoto "Biribiri, The Railgun, The Electromaster, Shocker, Tokiwadai Ace" Misaka

Mikoto Misaka

Member Favorites: 16,450 Age: 13–14
Height: 161 cm
Birthday: May 2
Hair color: light brown
Eye color: light brown
Classification: Esper
School: Tokiwadai Middle School
Level: 5
Ability: Railgun (level 5 version of the Electromaster ability)
Known Relatives: Misaka Misuzu (Mother), Misaka Tabigake (Father)

Sisters (clones)

Mikoto Misaka is one of the series' main heroines in Toaru Majutsu no Index series and the protagonist of her side story, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. A psychic user of Academy City, her powers are ranked Level 5, the highest rank for the most powerful psychic users, and she ranks as third-strongest out of the seven people who hold this rank in Academy City.

She attends Tokiwadai Middle School, a famous girls' school for the rich and elite psychics and one of the five elite schools of Academy City. To most people, she is considered a proper lady, but in reality, she has a short-tempered, prideful, and improper attitude with some tomboyish tendencies and insecurities, a fact few other characters know. She is fond of cute, childish things, such as flowery pajamas and Gekota, the popular frog mascot franchise. She has a strong sense of morals and hates injustice, contrary to what she claims. Her power is to generate electricity; she is powerful enough to cause a blackout in the city, make instant railguns by using coins as projectiles, and use electricity to magnetically attract iron particles around her into a chain-sword whip. She can also manipulate electrical objects such as networks and security systems. She has a one-sided rivalry with Touma, who nicknames her "Biribiri" (ビリビリ, relating to the sound of an electric shock), ever since their first meeting before the events of the first novel when he first dissipated her electricity. Since that incident, she is always trying to have a proper match with Touma and defeat him despite his many attempts to avoid conflict with her.

When Mikoto was young, she was tricked into giving the city's scientist her DNA under the pretense of finding the cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy when they actually wanted to create military combat clones of her. After discovering that the clones didn't have the same power levels as Mikoto, they were instead used in a Project called "Level 6 Shift": fated to be killed by Accelerator in order to create the first Level 6 esper. The events of how Mikoto tried to stop the project are briefly mentioned in the third novel but are later expanded and given more detail in the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga. When all of Mikoto's attempts failed, she contemplates letting herself be killed by Accelerator in order to prove the Tree Diagram's calculations faulty. However, it is not until Touma intervenes and beats Accelerator, proving him to be really weak. The Level 6 Shift project canceled and the remaining 9969 sisters—the clones—are spared.

After the events of the third novel, she eventually develops strong feelings towards Touma but is unable to express them due to her insecurities and the fact other girls were also interested in him. Even though both she and Touma tend to bicker and argue with each other, they a have sort-of friendly relationship. Both of them have gone on a date (albeit it was result of a bet between the two) and exchange cell phone numbers.

During the events of the 14th novel, she calls Touma who is on a trip to Avignon, in France, when he is attacked by Terra of the Left. Even though his cellphone is damaged, Mikoto is still able to listen and learns a startling revelations from Terra that Touma actually lost his memories and has been pretending to his friends all this time. Confused, she confronts Touma when he returns to Academy City in the 16th novel and forces him to tell the truth. After revealing everything to her including what he has been through, Mikoto is first confused on why does she care about him until she finally realizes that she loves Touma. Realizing she may lose him again, she resolves to help him in any way, including making peace with her rival "The Queen of Tokiwadai," hoping she will help her try to return his lost memories, and joining him in his battles to keep him safe. Touma, however decides not to get her involved in his burdens since he does not want her to suffer again like she did during the Sisters incident and he also made a promise to Etzali to protect her.

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Mikoto Misaka

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Fictional character from A Certain Magical Index series

Mikoto Misaka
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Mikoto Misaka as seen alongside her clones in an illustration from A Certain Magical Index. Art by Kiyotaka Haimura

First appearanceA Certain Magical Index prologue "The Tale of the Boy Who Could Kill Illusions – The_Imagine-Breaker." (序章 幻想殺しの少年のお話 The_Imagine-Breaker.)
Created byKazuma Kamachi
Voiced by
Full nameMikoto Misaka
  • Misuzu Misaka (mother)
  • Tabigake Misaka (father)
  • Misaka Sisters and Last Order (clones)

Mikoto Misaka (Japanese: 御坂 美琴, Hepburn: Misaka Mikoto) is a fictional character created by Kazuma Kamachi and first illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura. She is a major character in the A Certain Magical Indexlight novel series and the main protagonist of its mangaspin-off series A Certain Scientific Railgun.

She was created as a means to show the social hierarchy in the world, as well as how powerful the main character is. Originally, she was also planned to have long hair, but this was scrapped.

She has been praised by both fans and critics alike for her personality and relationships with other characters of the series. Many pieces of merchandise have also been made using the character's likeness.

Creation and conception[edit]

According to Kamachi, Mikoto was created as "a way of showing the existence of a power class (hierarchy) in a way that is easy to understand". Specifically, Mikoto was designed so that despite the fact that she was a character with strong and versatile attack power abilities, she was still inferior to Toma Kamijo.[3] He also added that he made her "easy to write in any scene, from serious to comedic".[4]

At the design stage, Mikoto was originally planned to have long hair. There are also plans for her to "fire" her Railgun power with hair bundled as rails. However, it was scrapped because the long hairstyle was thought to be more synonymous with Index's character.[4]

Characteristics and appearances[edit]

Mikoto as she appears in the anime adaptation of A Certain Scientific Railgun

Mikoto is a middle-school student attending the eighth grade at Tokiwadai Middle School. She is ranked third of the seven level five (most powerful) espers in Academy City. She has the ability to use electricity in various ways, such as shooting it, using it to shoot other items as projectiles (hence her nickname railgun), and electromagnetism. As a child, she was tricked into giving up her DNA map, which allowed scientists to make 20,001 clones of her for experimental use.

In A Certain Magical Index[edit]

In the A Certain Magical Index series, she appears as a friend of Index's main protagonist Toma Kamijo. Toma often gets involved in her affairs and helps her get out of trouble multiple times, even stopping her from committing suicide once. Due to this, she develops tsundere-like feelings toward Toma. She also appears in the spin-off movie A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion, as well as the series' various spin-off novels and games.

In A Certain Scientific Railgun[edit]

In A Certain Scientific Railgun, she appears as the series' main protagonist. In this series, it focuses more on her relationship with Kuroko Shirai, Kazari Uiharu, and Ruiko Saten. However, it does eventually cross-over with the story of Index, which it retells from her perspective, thus giving new background to several of the events of that series. She also appears in its spin-off series A Certain Scientific Railgun: Astral Buddy, as well as the series' other various spin-off media.

Other appearances[edit]

Mikoto appears in Kamachi's one-volume crossover series Toaru Majutsu no Heavy na Zashiki-warashi ga Kantan na Satsujinki no Konkatsu Jijou (とある魔術のへヴィーな座敷童が簡単な殺人妃の婚活事情, lit.A Certain Magical Heavy Zashiki-Warashi Deals With a Simple Killer Princess' Marriage Circumstances).[5] She also appears in the crossover video gameDengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax as a playable character.[6]

Mikoto makes a cameo appearance in the eighth episode of the anime series Okami-san and Her Seven Companions. She was presented as a potential candidate to be married to the young millionaire Nezumi Chūtaro.[7]



In a 2010 poll asking people what fictional character they would name their potential child after, Mikoto was first on the list of female names.[8]

Many products and other merchandise have been made depicting her, such as a computer,[9]nendoroids,[10] plush dolls,[11] action figures,[12] and soccer jerseys.[13] A kick-able vending machine and special coins have also been made, both of which are based on actions the character performs in the series.[14][15]

Accolades and critical reception[edit]

Mikoto was awarded best female character in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! guidebook nine times in ten years, winning it more times than any other female character in the history of the publication.[16] In the years she did not win, she ranked fifth in 2009,[17] second in 2015,[16] third in 2020,[16] and seventh in 2021.[18]

She has been given positive reviews by many critics. Theron Martin from Anime News Network praised her character and her relationships with other characters of the series, saying that it was entertaining to watch.[19] Chris Beveridge from The Fandom Post also praised her character and her relationships with other characters.[20] In their review of the first two light novel volumes, Matthew Warner from The Fandom Post criticized Mikoto, saying she had potential but was underdeveloped.[21][22] However, in their review of the third volume, they praised Mikoto, saying that she got the attention she deserved.[23]

Mikoto's involvement in the Index plot was also praised. Chris Beveridge from The Fandom Post said that he enjoyed watching Toma and Mikoto's relationship unfold, and that he "wanted them to get closer together".[24][25] Theron Martin from Anime News Network also praised Mikoto's role in the series.[26]

Mikoto's portrayals have also been praised by critics. In her review of A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Rebecca Silverman from Anime News Network praised both the original Japanese and the English dub, however, she gave special praise to Brittney Karbowski's portrayl of Mikoto, stating its worth listening to even to people who don't normally like dubs, and ultimately rating the dubbed version a higher score than the original Japanese version.[27] Theron Martin from the same website also praised Karbowski's performance, saying it was "a good fit for [the character]."[19]


Her nickname "Biribiri" (ビリビリ, the Japanese onomatopoeia of electric shocks) was used as inspiration to create the name of the Chinese streaming website Bilibili.[28][29] The website has also named some of its various features for her and other characters of the series and celebrates her birthday every year on May 2.[29] The Chinese streaming website also owns an esports team named Hangzhou Spark, which was also named with inspiration from the character, as well as having its logos designed after her.[30]



  1. ^Loo, Egan (June 7, 2010). "Toaru Majutsu no Index's 2nd Season Green-Lit". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  2. ^"A Certain Magical Cast Announcement". Funimation. August 25, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^"Kazuma Kamachi 15000 character interview". Chara☆Mel. Vol. 4. Ichijinsha. January 2011.
  4. ^ ab"Special Project Dengeki Heroine Declaration! A Certain Magical Index". Dengeki PSP. Vol. 2. ASCII Media Works.
  5. ^"とある魔術のヘヴィーな座敷童が簡単な殺人妃の婚活事情" (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  6. ^First, Rae (October 15, 2013). "Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Arcade Game's Gameplay Video Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  7. ^"Okami-san and the Mouse Bride's Search, and This Is How Pigs Should Be Treated". Okami-san and Her Seven Companions. Season 1. Episode 8 (in Japanese). August 20, 2010. 14 minutes in. AT-X.
  8. ^Loo, Egan (August 12, 2010). "20 Most Popular Anime/Game Names to Give Children". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  9. ^Loveridge, Lynzee (November 14, 2013). "A Certain Scientific Railgun S' Mikoto Misaka Gets Her Own Laptop". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  10. ^"A Certain Scientific Railgun: Mikoto Nendoroid Action Figure". Amazon. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  11. ^"A Certain Scientific Railgun 9" Misaka Mikoto Plush". Amazon. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  12. ^Sherman, Jennifer (January 14, 2012). "Index & Railgun Credit Card Offers Figure". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  13. ^Dong, Bamboo (July 29, 2014). "A Certain Scientific Railgun Scores Big with Customizable Tokyo Verdy Soccer Jerseys". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  14. ^Morrissy, Kim (January 18, 2020). "A Certain Scientific Railgun Gets Real-Life Vending Machine That You Can Kick". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  15. ^Dong, Bamboo (December 4, 2013). "Upgrade Your Scientific Railgun Cosplay with Replica Coins from Cospa". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  16. ^ abcMorrissy, Kim (November 27, 2019). "After Near 10 Year Streak, Misaka Loses Her Top Spot in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!'s Character Ranking". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  17. ^Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2009 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 22, 2008. ISBN .
  18. ^Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2021 (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. November 24, 2020. ISBN .
  19. ^ abMartin, Theron (May 1, 2013). "A Certain Scientific Railgun DVD 1 - Season 1 Parts 1 and 2 Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  20. ^Beveridge, Chris (February 25, 2015). "A Certain Scientific Railgun Complete Collection Blu-Ray Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  21. ^Warner, Mathew (April 10, 2015). "A Certain Magical Index Vol. #01 Novel Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  22. ^Warner, Mathew (July 17, 2015). "A Certain Magical Index Vol. #02 Novel Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  23. ^Warner, Mathew (July 17, 2015). "A Certain Magical Index Vol. #03 Novel Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  24. ^Beveridge, Chris (November 13, 2014). "A Certain Magical Index II Part 1 Blu-Ray Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  25. ^Beveridge, Chris (December 16, 2014). "A Certain Magical Index II Part 2 Blu-Ray Anime Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  26. ^Martin, Theron (August 23, 2016). "A Certain Magical Index II BD+DVD - Complete Collection Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  27. ^Silverman, Rebecca (October 20, 2014). "A Certain Scientific Railgun S DVD - Part One Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  28. ^Matsuda, Naoki (July 4, 2020). "China's Bilibili grows from pirate site to streaming powerhouse". Nikkei Asia. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  29. ^ ab土八哥 (August 2011). [Let the Subtitle Fly: Comprehensive Analysis of Internet "Danmaku" Video]. Popular Software (in Chinese). Beijing: China Society for Scientific and Technical Information (375): 19–27. ISBN . ISSN 1007-0060. OCLC 308996806.
  30. ^Cooney, Bill (November 15, 2018). "Chinese Illustrator shares her original Overwatch League concepts for the Hangzhou Spark". Dexerto. Retrieved April 15, 2021.

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