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Kamijou Touya

Kamijou Touya

Personal Info
Name (Kanji) 上条刀夜
Name (Romaji) Kamijō Tōya
Age Between 30 and 40
Gender Male
Height 168 cm
Classification Human
Family
Occupation Traveling businessman
Media
Voiced By Kenji Nomura (Japanese)

Christopher Sabat (English)

Debuts

Novel Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04

Anime Index Episode 15

Kamijou Touya (上条刀夜 Kamijō Tōya?) is a character introduced in Toaru Majutsu no Index during the Angel Fall Arc as Kamijou Touma's father.

He is a businessman who travels a lot and collects various good luck charms due to Touma's unnatural streak of bad luck. He may seem silly at times but he does cares about his wife and son. He is partly responsible for causing Angel Fall, the spell that threw off a powerful angel in Heaven onto Earth without him knowing about it.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Touya appears as a middle-aged man, probably around his thirties, and sported a stubble. He is depicted as having the same build as Touma's and is described as looking like him.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Even though he is now happily married and even likes to flirt around with his wife and has no interest with other women, like his son, he still manages to attract women and gets embarassed around them, [3] much to the chagrin of his wife and his own colleagues, who often complain that Touya's flaunting the fact he has a young wife (though the colleagues might just be jealous) yet still attracts women.[4]

BackgroundEdit

From the moment Touma was born he was apparently misfortunate, and drew misfortune upon others, so much so that Touma was abused by children and adult alike, and was called the God of Plague. As the final straw hits Touya, whither his son almost got stabbed by a man blaming his misfortune on him as well Touma becoming a media sensation, Touya sends Touma to Academy City, in the hopes that a city deprived of superstition would be able to help his son. Regardless, Touma sends letter to his father, and there Touya still felt that Touma was still miserable.[5]

From then on, Touya began collecting souvenirs and charms, arranging them with accordance of Feng shui in order to counteract, though there is doubt in his heart that it would work. Even then, Touya still believed he was actually helping Touma.[5]

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.[6]

Touya looks like he can be mistaken as a salaryman, but he is actually a traveling businessman in his foreign investment company, under the Securities Exchange Counter Measure Group, which allows him to travel around the world, where he tries to stop potential harmful mergers and trading of stocks for his company. Touya is an elite in the company along with his kouhai, Tanaka, fairly skilled in economics, psychology, and other overlapping disciplines that is required in his job.[7]

ChronologyEdit

Index ArcEdit

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.[5]

Angel Fall ArcEdit

Main article:Angel Fall Arc
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There in that red afternoon, with the standing low upon the horizon, Touya is confronted by his own son.
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In the original light novel, Touya is introduced earlier to Touma back in July. Here, Touma completely disregards Touya's culpability as the culprit in Angel Fall, as Hino Jinsaku preoccupies his and the magician's time. For the most part of the arc, Touya simply just tries to spend some time with his family and enjoy his vacation, while Touma tries to stop Touya from doing anything lewd to his mother, whose appearance has switched with Index. It is not until Touma discovers a photo of a younger Kamijou family in the assault on the Kamijou Family Residence, that Touma is reminded that he too did not switch appearance with anyone.

Touma confronts his father about delving into the occult, to which Touya acknowledges it. Reminding Touma of his childhood, and the reason why he was brought into Academy City. After, Touma states that he was happy with living with his misfortune because it allowed him to take care and help people, Touya apologizes, and states that he didn't even think that collecting souvenirs would help Touma in the first place. Here, Touma realizes that Touya has no idea about Angel Fall, and that he is also affected by it.

After being led away by Kaori, who chose to stay and fight Misha Kreutzev, the disgruntled angel that was brought down by Angel Fall, Tsuchimikado Motoharu confirms that Touya was the one who caused Angel Fall, but completely by accident. Here, Touya watches as Touma tries to defend him from Motoharu, who says that someone needs to be sacrificed in order to avert disaster as Misha begins casting The Sweep to destroy civilization. After Touma is incapicated, Touya tries to attack Motoharu but is instantly dispatched by him. Here, Touya lies unconscious, as Touma discovers Motoharu sacrificing himself to destroy the ritual location in Touma's house.

The events in the anime remain relatively the same, however, Touma meets Touya for the first time in the arc.

Daihasei Festival ArcEdit

Main article:Daihasei Festival Arc (Index)
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Touya and Shiina talks about Touma's disappearance in the games, as the first day of the festival comes to a close.
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He has a minor role in this arc and virtually acts "as a tourist" the whole time. In this arc it is revealed that Touya might have a charisma to attract girls much like his son, however he either doesn't seem aware of this or actually doesn't care at all; referring himself as a happily married man, though he gets embarrased when they are too close to him.

Touya gets acquainted with Misaka Misuzu during this arc as well. Shiina would later develop a bond of friendship with her, as the Kamijou Family would later move in the same area as the Misakas.

When growing concerned of Touma's disappearance in the games, he talks to Tsukuyomi Komoe about it, who apologizes. Here, it is shown that he and his wife trusts Touma's decision if he was not forced, and that what ever Touma is doing must be of more importance than the games.[8]

He and Shiina later wait at the hospital for Touma's operation to finish, after his battle with Oriana Thomson.

Lance of Gungnir ArcEdit

Main article:Lance of Gungnir Arc

GREMLIN invasion of TokyoEdit

While the GREMLIN invasion of Tokyo takes place countless of miles away, Touya is in Silicon Valley waiting to meet with the new head of the Blueshake media empire, Lindy Blueshake. While waiting he tries to contact Shiina and Touma, but discovers that he can only connect to the disasters message board service, frustrating him greatly.[9]

Lindy later arrives, apologizing to Touya for making him wait. As Touya's parent comapny supported Lindy's company to stand back up again, they were there to conduct business. Lindy went to the table and asks him where to sign in the paperwork before her. Touya confirms to her that she is correct in where she is signing. He then asks if she has properly read over it as contracts usually have some kind of hidden meaning inside it. Lindy tells him not to worry as she has read it over with her lawyers and accountants. Touya wanted to clear up her naivete with the world, worried about industrial spies, but hesitated after seeing her bodyguard behind her. The man speaks, saying that there is no problem for they have a system for revealing corrupt personnel. Hearing this, Touya says that if that is the case, then his group will not be at fault if it begins to decline.[9]

Lindy was puzzled upon hearing this, and took a quick glance with her bodyguard. Touya watches as she sign the documents. Lindy then asks if the situation in Tokyo bothers him. Touya gives a bitter smile, to which Lindy says that they are specialist who can tell right away when communications are overloaded in an area as is their business. Touya gives out a laugh, saying that it will be difficult hiding things from her. Lindy then says that the situation was strange. She says that using the internet normally should not overload it to such an extreme, unless everyone in Japan took simultaneous action to overload it, information should not be cut off so cleanly for a localized area. This prompts Touya to ask if she believes that someone or something is guiding the large flow of events, recalling on how valuable are now being bought and sold as if a war is stirring. Lindy once again asks her question if it bothers him, though he cannot answer but could only admire her sharp perception. Lindy then talks again, saying that there seem to be a number of people who would be happy if the commotion that was happening would be dragged on. She continues by saying that if one gathers and analyze data from chosen sources on the Internet, it would point out in quite a dangerous direction. Touya can only lament on the unpleasantness of the age they were living as he heard this. He speaks, saying that in the financial world, there are many who are trades of death, but says to her that it is more than just the specialists this time. He states that now they are catching glimpses of innocent young men and housewife day traders, every day normal people, who want this confusion to continue. Lindy says that it seems that some hints have been left to ensure those people he referred to voluntarily think that way. Touya asks if she doesn't know who left those hints, to which she says that they are not capable of collecting information that allow them to specify individuals as it is spying and eavesdropping, recalling on how that's exactly what her mother did.[9]

Touya continues to think. He believes that the true agitator will have manipulated complete strangers to make those posts, as such he doubts that he or she will remain in the kind of location anyone would think to check. Lindy then tells him after finishing the final document, that if they use the packet pattern file structure of the Japan-America hotline connecting the White House to the prime minister’s residence, they should be able to break through the overloaded line network with a top priority VoIP connection. Hearing this, Touya approves, stating that he doesn't care if he gets arrested, just so long as his wife is not charged on some national crime.[9]

Shifting and Fluctuating WorldEdit

In the first recreation of the world by Othinus, known as the Version_Alpha world in-text, where she has changed the entire perspective of the world to make Touma into the world's enemy and thus break his spirit, the alliance formed to combat her and GREMLIN in Touma's original world is an international coalition that is set out to kill Touma.[10]

Touma's parents are apparently taken into custody and in trial for simply being Touma's parents. Touma later sees them immediately after being stabbed in Tsukuyomi Komoe. Here, his parents do not deny that they are his parents, but tells the court that they are willing to help everyone in order to kill him because he is an absolute evil and that they will correct the mistake they made. The people there responds positively to that comment, making Touma fall into despair in his final moments in that world.[11]

Other appearancesEdit

Side StoriesEdit

Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2Edit

Main article:Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2

The volume reveals that Touya's job is to prevent others buying shares of the company he belongs to for the purposes of hostile takeovers, a job that requires extensive knowledge of the economy and human psychology. He meets Balbina, trying to buy a souvenir off her, but later runs off as she senses Ridovia Lorenzetti, looking for her since she left a sermon. Here, Touya meets Ridovia, and after talking about the misfortune of his son and implying there's nothing anyone can do about it, Ridovia gives him a magical good luck charm that's undetectable by other magicians unless it is used actively for a spell, since she thrives on solving seemingly unsolvable problems. They're meeting leads to Ridovia to formulate a much peaceful method in conuering Academy City, that would lead to the events of the Daihasei festival in Toaru Majutsu no Index.[7]

Later in the volume, he also meets Misaka Tabigake in a bar. After introducing each other, and having his subordinate, Tanaka, accidentally accost an office lady he thought was a prostitute, the Gemstone Girl that Touya met the other day appears before him in the bar. Men in black suddenly arrive in the bar, but are quickly dispatched by the girl with a mysterious power, which Tabigake points out as being a Gemstone. Seeing this, Touya quickly leaves the bar with Tanaka, but is being pursued by the girl. In the end, Touya and Tanaka got out of the problems that began to pile up by blowing up a Cessna plane as it flew off.[4]

AbilitiesEdit

Though not having any formal training in magic, Touya at least have some basic knowledge on Feng shui.

List of known souvenirs he acquiredEdit

Character Art DesignsEdit

Design evolutionEdit

Touya has changed little since his design's inception, based off a standard portrayal of a father. In SS2 he has a draft designed for his businessman look, though his face does not appear in the cover of the volume.

GalleryEdit

QuotesEdit

  • (To Motoharu from Volume 4) "But I definitely won't forgive you. Even if I can't beat you, even if I lose countless times, I won't forgive you. Because I'm an amatuer, I don't have what I'm going up against, and I have no place to negotiate. Decades, centuries, no matter what, I will pursue you. Even if I die and turn into bone, I won't forgive you. Listen, if you don't understand, let me tell you something... I'm Kamijou Touma's father. I'm proud to be his father."
  • (To Komoe from Volume 10) "If so, there’s no reason for me to stop him, is there?"
  • (To Tanaka from Volume SS2) "Talking to a prostitute in a rundown bar in a stylish city like London seems pretty dangerous to me. Not even the protagonist of a manga that’s always getting in trouble would do something as dangerous as this. It’s like stepping out on a suspension bridge when the ropes are about to snap."
  • (To Tanaka from Volume SS2) "Ha, ha, ha. You’re not with your mommy anymore kid!!"

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 15
  2. 2.0 2.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Prologue
  3. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09 Chapter 4 Part 8
  4. 4.0 4.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2 Chapter 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Chapter 3 Part 2
  6. Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 17
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume SS2 Chapter 03
  8. Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 8 Part 1
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 4 Part 7
  10. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09 Chapter 6: Shifting and Fluctuating World. Version_Alpha., Part 1
  11. Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09 Chapter 6: Shifting and Fluctuating World. Version_Alpha., Part 3
  12. 12.0 12.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Chapter 1 Part 1
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 04 Chapter 2 Part 6
  14. Toaru Majutsu no Index Episode 16
Kamijou Family
Kamijoutouma Kamijou Touya Shiina To Aru Majutsu no Index - 15 - Large 27
Kamijou Touma Kamijou Touya Kamijou Shiina Tatsugami Otohime
Residences
Kamijou Residence Kamijou Family Residence
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