Toaru (A Certain) Series: 10 Most Popular Characters

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Toaru series refer to Japanese manga and light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi.

By that I specifically mean Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun), Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Scientific Index), and Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator (A Certain Scientific Accelerator).

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Toaru Majutsu no Index is the main story.

It’s set in a world where individuals with supernatural abilities exist. These individuals are called Espers.

There are two ways on how to gain supernatural abilities. Espers are associated with the scientific side and usually gain them through science, and Sorcerers gain them thanks to mastering the power of magic.

There is a conflict between these two factions for control of the world.


Toaru Kagaku no Railgun is a spinoff series that focuses on Misaka Mikoto, the third strongest Level 5 Esper, also called Tokiwadai’s Ace due to being at the top of Academy City.

Misaka gets into real trouble after investigating rumors about the existence of Level 5 clones purposedly used for horrid experiments.


Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator is another spinoff series that focuses on Accelerator, the strongest Level 5 Esper.

The dark side of Academy City never rests and Accelerator, the strongest esper of the Academy City, is unwillingly caught in the middle of a new conflict.

The self-proclaimed villain with style has to stop the evil and protect what he holds dear once more.

Toaru are absolutely amazing series with a great cast of characters, a unique plot, and one of the best power systems I have seen (in terms of uniqueness, logic, and curiosity).

I used the MyAnimeList database to determine who are the most popular Toaru characters.

Some interesting facts about this Toaru series popularity list

  • Uiharu did not end up in the top 10,
  • Index, despite being the main girl of the Toaru Majutsu no Index, is not very popular,
  • 3 Level 5s ended up in the top 10.

10. Harumi Kiyama

  • Member Favorites: 530
  • Age: late 20s
  • Occupation: Creator of the Level Upper, Researcher
  • Power Level: Unknown

9. Misaka Imouto (10032)

  • Member Favorites: 670
  • Age: Biologically 14-15
  • Occupation: 10032nd clone of Misaka Mikoto
  • Power Level: 2-3

8. Index Librorum Prohibitorum

  • Member Favorites: 800
  • Age: 14-15
  • Occupation: Magician with perfect memory

7. Last Order

  • Member Favorites: 897
  • Age: Biologically 10
  • Occupation: 20001st Sister, Clone of Misaka Mikoto, Administrator of the Misaka Network

6. Misaki Shokuhou

  • Member Favorites: 1,341
  • Age: 14
  • Occupation: Esper, Academy City Student
  • Power Level: 5 (5th out of 7 Level 5s)
  • Ability: Mental Out

5. Saten Ruiko

  • Member Favorites: 1,975
  • Age: 12-13
  • Occupation: Esper, Academy City Student
  • Power Level: 0
  • Ability: Aero Hand

4. Kuroko Shirai

  • Member Favorites: 2,382
  • Age: 12-13
  • Occupation: Esper, Member of Judgment, Academy City Student
  • Power Level: 4
  • Ability: Teleport

3. Touma Kamijou

  • Member Favorites: 3,515
  • Age: 15
  • Occupation: Academy City Student, Esper (technically)
  • Power Level: 0
  • Ability: Imagine Breaker

2. Accelerator

  • Member Favorites: 10,389
  • Age: 15-16
  • Occupation: Strongest Esper
  • Power Level: 5 (1st out of 7 Level 5s)
  • Ability: Accelerator

1. Mikoto Misaka

  • Member Favorites: 14,835
  • Age: ‎14
  • Occupation: Esper, Academy City Student
  • Power Level: 5 (3rd highest out of 7 Level 5s)
  • Ability: Railgun

Who is your favorite Toaru character? 

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