On the eve of July 19, after a series of normal events, a boy named Kamijou Touma finds himself running for his life as a group of thugs chase him for a few kilometers into the streets of Academy City. What became a gentlemanly gesture towards a seemingly helpless middle-school girl ends up with him getting rescued by said girl, named Misaka Mikoto, a Level 5 esper with the ability to control electricity.
Touma's accidentally mocking words force an encounter between a "worthless" Level 0 and one of the few Level 5 espers in Academy City. However, due to a power that resides in his right hand, the Imagine Breaker, he was able to withstand Mikoto's abilities.
Despite this, however, he considers himself truly unlucky.
This chapter is adapted into the first segment of the first episode of the Toaru Majutsu no Index anime series. This chapter also makes it into the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun anime series.
Major events Edit
- Kamijou Touma, in an encounter with Misaka Mikoto, demonstrated his ability for the first time in the series.
- "If I’m a one in 328,571 genius, then you’re a one in 2,300,000 disaster.” — Mikoto, commenting on the rarity of her and Touma's powers