|Name (Kanji)||上条 詩菜|
|Name (Romaji)||Kamijō Shīna|
|Voiced By|| Kikuko Inoue (Japanese)
Lydia Mackay (English)
|Anime||Index Episode 17|
Kamijou Shiina (上条 詩菜 Kamijō Shīna?) is a character introduced in Toaru Majutsu no Index as the mother of Kamijou Touma. First appearing in the Angel Fall Arc, she is a woman who looks younger than she really is, a fact remarked by Index and many others who have seen her.
Her hobby is paragliding, and is famous in her neighborhood for it and her "Ojou-sama" appearance and demeanor. She tends to get jealous when her husband attracts women or when he looks at other women, giving him frightening glares, though he quickly tries to calm her down.
She is described as half as Touya's age, even though they are almost the same age, as such, many people like Misaka Misuzu, and even her own son are surprised by her looks. Shiina is an elegant woman with brown hair. In most of her appearances, she wears an ankle length white dress, and a cardigan, as well as a white brimmed hat.
To complement her looks, Shiina exudes a calm ladylike or "Ojou-sama" quality, and often says things in an indirect and polite manner, making the contrast between herself and her husband even bigger. This is evidenced by her verbal tic, "Ara, ara", which is the equivalent of "My, my" in English, and is often found on characters that are ladylike in popular Japanese culture.
Although this does not indicate that Shiina is conservative lady, she reciprocates her husband's flirting with her, and once allowed him to buy extremely risqué swimwear for his enjoyment. Even more incredibly, Shiina is a paraglider, who often does it in her own neighborhood of all places. She has been described as a heavy sleeper who even a large commotion wouldn't wake up 
She loves her husband and her son, though she does have a dark side, as she tends to get easily jealous when women approach her husband, threatening him indirectly and referencing Touya's strange ability of attracting woman, and blames him of having Touma inherit it.
She and Touya gave birth to a son and named him Touma. Her involvement with Touma's transfer to Academy City due to his misfortune is unknown, although it can be assumed that she gave her consent as well as for Touya collecting souvenirs and filling their house with them.
Most of her time is spent at home as Touya is often out due to his business trips around the world, though, she goes out for time to time, such as when to swim to improve her lungs for her hobby. Speaking of which, Shiina often sends pictures to Touma regarding her hobby, especially eagles' eye view photos of their home. In the anime adaptation, Touya and Shiina moves away from the original family home, an old Japanese home to a more modern home, where he keeps all the souvenirs.
Since Tatsugami Otohime is her niece, it can be assumed that Shiina's maiden name is Tatsugami Shiina.
Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
- Main article:Index Arc
Although he does not appear in the arc itself, in the original light novel, it is referenced that Touya and Shiina went to look on Touma after his "head injury", where Touma sees the strange combination of his parents, being that Shiina looks incredibly young for her age.
Angel Fall ArcEdit
- Main article:Angel Fall Arc
For the most part of the arc, Touma berates Shiina as she appears as Index due to the effects of Angel Fall. This continues on even though he discovers that it is not a prank from his family but due to magic. Furthermore, due to Touya's flirtatious attitude, Touma is often forced to go between her and his father, as to him, it seems that his father is a lolicon. She was most likely drugged by Tsuchimikado Motoharu, in order for her not to get involved in the spell he was about to do stop Angel Fall. In the original novel, due to Shiina sending pictures to her son during her paragliding, Touma discovers that his house has been invaded by Hino Jinsaku.
In the anime adaptation, events remain relatively the same, except that Shiina goes back to her house, accompanied by Misha Kreutzev, as she has forgotten something. Later, as Touma and Motoharu go to his house, Shiina discovers Motoharu, and since he is in the form of the idol, Hitotsui Hajime, she begins fawning over him, apparently fan of him. This forces Touma to leave him behind to deal with his mother, as Touma tries to chase after Misha, who just discovered that Touya is the culprit of Angel Fall. In the anime, it can be assumed that Motoharu somehow led Shiina away from the house due to him wanting to destroy it.
Daihasei Festival Arc (Index)Edit
- Main article:Daihasei Festival Arc (Index)
With her husband, Shiina goes to Academy City to watch their son compete in the Daihaseisai, and for most of her appearance, becomes extremely jealous when Touya is approached by women, such as Misaka Misuzu and Oriana Thomson. Here, she meets Misuzu and would from then on begin to forge a friendship with her.
When growing concerned of Touma's disappearance in the games, she and Touya talk to Tsukuyomi Komoe, who apologizes. Here, it is shown that she and her husband trusts Touma's decision if he was not forced, and that what ever Touma is doing must be of more importance than the games.
New Testament: Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
- Main article:Homecoming Arc
She makes a minor appearance during the arc. Here, she is at the fitness club inside an indoor pool with Misuzu. The two woman have a quick conversation about their husbands, when Misuzu ask why Shiina hasn't been going to the fitness club for a while, Shiina's reply was muttered out something that Misuzu couldn't make out.
Here, it is is revealed that she knew about Touma being in Russia, after seeing the same report that Misaka Mikoto saw that would be the catalyst in her following Touma to Russia during the World War III.
When she contacted Academy City to try to find out about what happened to her son, they didn't give her a straight answer. She also recived a call from Academy City when Touma returned, Shiina was really considering throwing a Blu-ray player at her unfortunate son, as well, suggesting that she had thrown one at her husband.
Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2Edit
- Main article:Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2
She is found to be friends with Misaka's mother, Misuzu, after moving into the neighborhood and having met each other during Daihaseisai, They meet at at a member's only sports gym near a pool, where Misuzu notes Shiina is probably older than herself yet still manages to look younger than her, without having to work hard to appear so. Also Shiina doesn't look out of place at all at a place fulled with other university students.
Shiina and Misuzu appear to get along well and talk about their children who both study in Academy City, unaware that both of their husbands are also acquainted with each other.
Character Art DesignsEdit
Appearing in volume 4, and only getting a design in volume 9 and 10, Shiina, however, has her design remain static throughout the series. She is described by Haimura was a woman who goes to masterpiece theaters.
- She has a habit of addressing her son Touma as "Touma-san" and her husband Touya as "Touya-san" in a respectful manner. While somewhat unusual, this is not an uncommon practice in Japan.
- (Regarding Index and Touma's arguing from Vol 10) : "Ara, ara, the Girl is obviously angry, yet you can change the topic easily, your mother seem to have seen this before somewhere..." - Addressing an argument between Touma and Index
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2 Chapter 16
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Prologue
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 15
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Chapter 01 Part 5
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index II Episode 08
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 8 Part 1
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Chapter 2 Part 2
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 17
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 02 Chapter 3 Part 6