The Best Episodes of A Certain Scientific Railgun
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018
This story is set in a world where supernatural powers exist through science, and magic exists through religion, in ‘University City.’ (2.3 million inhabitants) Meet the civilian protagonist Mikoto and her friend Kuroko, maintainers of peace and order at the University district, as members of the 'Judgement'.
#1 - The Weakest (Touma Kamijou)
Season 2 - Episode 15
Despite the injuries he received from Mikoto, Tōma goes off at full speed and arrives at the site where Accelerator and Misaka 10032 are fighting. Tōma states his firm desire to rescue Misaka 10032, saying that even if she is a clone, there's only one of her in the world. As their fight begins, Tōma intially struggles against Accelerator as he launches projectiles at him and sets off a dust explosion. However, Accelerator is shocked when Tōma is able to punch him with his right hand, also coming as a surprise to Mikoto, who had also rushed to the scene. Angered, Accelerator starts using his ability to manipulate the wind, creating a huge hurricane that deals a lot of damage to Tōma. Mikoto attempts to go with her original plan in order to save Tōma, only to realise it would be futile upon witnessing Accelerator using his power to create a large ball of plasma that would wipe out everything in the area. Realising what can be done to stop it, Mikoto goes over to Misaka 10032 and begs for her help in protecting Tōma's dream. Moved by these words, Misaka 10032 uses the Misaka Network to command the other Sisters in Academy City to use their electricity to manipulate the city's windmills, affecting the wind and disrupting Accelerator's calculations, preventing him from stabilising the plasma. As Mikoto prepares to stand off against Accelerator once more, Tōma gathers the strength to stand up.
#2 - Eternal Party
Season 2 - Episode 24
The entirety of Judgment joins Kuroko and the others in fighting off against STUDY's mechs. Meanwhile, Mikoto and Febri arrive at STUDY's hidden base at a stadium, fighting off against the mechs Aritomi sends against them. STUDY responds by sending a signal to cut off everyone's communications and sending more advanced mechs after each group. However, they overcome this thanks to Erii and Banri setting up a network of telepaths, with Kazari and Ruiko piloting their own mech that Mitsuko's father sent over and ITEM helping to destroy the mechs sent after Mikoto. Mikoto and Febri soon arrive at the underground base, where Aritomi initiates a final phase, which he launches Cluster missile from space containing Diffusion Ghost that will destroy Academy City by causing a chain reaction with the city's AIM fields. Aritomi attempts to kill himself, only to be stopped by Mikoto, who is determined to save everyone. With the assistance of the Sisters, Mikoto rides in Mitsuko's mech and launches into the atmosphere thanks to Mitsuko and uses the mech as ammunition for a massive railgun to destroy the missile and Shinobu is able to free Janie from STUDY's control. With Janie and Febri reunited and given more neutralizer lollipops, Shinobu plans to bring the twins to an overseas research facility to cure their condition. Kuroko, Ruiko and Kazari says goodbye to the twins while Shinobu learns that Mikoto, with the help of Misaki, erase all of Shinobu's criminal records to give her a new start. As everyone in the city sees Shinobu's plane leave, Mikoto and the gang discuss their upcoming vacation.
#3 - Promise
Season 2 - Episode 14
Tōma arrives at the Tokiwadai dorms, where he is reluctantly greeted by Kuroko, who decides to let him wait for Mikoto return. When the Dorm Supervisor comes by for an inspection, Kuroko is forced to hide Tōma under Mikoto's bed due to his powers negating her teleportation. There, he finds the details concerning the Level 6 Shift project stuffed inside her teddy bear, learning that Misaka 10032's experiment is next. Tōma follows a trail of windmills to a bridge where he eventually finds Mikoto and confronts her about the experiments. With all her other efforts failed, Mikoto feels convinced that the only way to stop the experiments now is to prove she doesn't live up to Tree Diagram's expectations of her power by letting herself be killed by Accelerator in a single move. However, Tōma, feeling her way won't save anyone, decides to stand in her way, refusing to fight back or even defend himself from Mikoto's lightning. Mikoto's emotions soon build up into a large shockwave that Tōma takes the full brunt of, helping her to see his resolve. After regaining conscienceness and being greeted by a tearful Mikoto, Tōma comes up with his own idea; that if he, a Level 0, can defeat the Level 5 Accelerator in a fight and prove him to be actually weak, the entire basis for the experiments would fall apart. Despite Mikoto's objection, Tōma heads off to where Misaka 10032's experiment is being held.
#4 - Sisterhood
Season 2 - Episode 16
Accelerator demands to know why Mikoto is protecting Misaka 10032 and is surprised to hear her answer that she is her sister. Before Accelerator tries to kill them, Tōma manages to regain his footing and uses the remainder of his strength to beat Accelerator with one final punch. As he is knocked out, Accelerator comes to the realization that the reason he wanted to become a Level 6 in the first place was so that he wouldn't have to hurt anyone anymore. After the experiments are cancelled as a result, Mikoto visits Tōma in hospital, who assures her that even though many Sisters died, it's thanks to Mikoto that they got to be born in the first place. Afterwards, Mikoto takes a walk with Misaka 10032, where they play with another pair of sisters and think about the future that lies ahead. The next day, Ruiko and Kazari discuss about Mikoto using Ruiko's kitchen to make some handmade cookies which are for Tōma as thanks for his help. Though she doesn't get much of an opportunity to give them to him, she does feel some happiness when he finally calls her by her proper name.
#5 - One Way (Accelerator)
Season 2 - Episode 13
Mikoto falls in despair, realising that with the Tree Diagram destroyed, she has no way of stopping the experiments. She tries to cling onto her cause by mercilessly destroying another facility, but loses all hope when she sees a feed of Misaka 10031 being killed by Accelerator. As Accelerator reminisces about his first experiment and his first time killing a Sister, Tōma discovers Misaka 10031's corpse and calls AntiSkill to investigate it, only to find it gone when they arrive, with no evidence it ever occurred. After the AntiSkill leaves, Misaka 10032 appears before Tōma, who comes to learn the true nature of the Sisters. Upon learning this, Tōma heads for the Tokiwadai dorms to try and get some answers from Mikoto, who at the same time is contemplating her last resort.
#6 - Dawn of a Revolution
Season 2 - Episode 23
Aritomi explains how he started the Chemicaloid Project out of jealousy towards espers, hoping to bring forth a revolution. Forced to recuperate elsewhere, Shinobu reveals to Mikoto how she was roped into STUDY following her failed attempt to stop the Level 6 Shift experiment, explaining how the hair strands utilise Janie's ability, Diffusion Ghost, as an alternate power source. Noticing the guilt she feels, Mikoto assures Shinobu that the Sisters bare no ill will towards her, using her electricity to counter the paralysis in her body. Thanks to a nanodevice injects into her by Heaven Canceler, Mikoto manages to bring Kuroko to her location, with Shinobu choosing to stay behind to do her part. After Mikoto explains the situation to the others, the group unanimously decides to try and find Janie. After a night of planning, Mikoto and Febri set off to find Janie whilst the others prepare to fight off against STUDY's mechs.
#7 - Particle Destabilizer (Meltdowner)
Season 2 - Episode 10
As Mikoto eventually comes face to face with Shizuri, she manages to use some of Frenda's leftover doll bombs to compensate for her weakened powers. Shizuri fights off these dolls by using shards of prism glass to divide her lasers, but Mikoto manages to use her with to knock her out with one of the remaining dolls. After finding and destroying the facility's data bank, Mikoto finds herself on the run from an angered Shizuri. Fleeing to a bridge, Mikoto manages to get the best of Shizuri by using Frenda's ignitive tape to collapse the walkway underneath her and cause her to fall down. As Mikoto makes her escape, Shizuri manages to learn about the Level 6 Shift project and decides it would be more amusing to let Mikoto suffer. The next day, Mikoto investigates the remaining facility, only to find it abandoned, allegedly having gone bankrupt. As Mikoto believes this to be the end of the experiments, she comes across Tōma by the vending machines.
#8 - ITEM
Season 2 - Episode 8
With only two facilities remaining, the higher ups behind the Level 6 Shift project call upon the services of the underground group, ITEM. As Mikoto infiltrates one of these facilities, she finds herself against one of its members, Frenda Seivelun, who causes trouble for her using flammable tape and stuffed toys containing bombs. Meanwhile, Shinobu arrives at the other remaining facility, where they are attempting to transport the data whilst the other facility is being attacked. Mikoto chases down Frenda who, after a series of failed attacks, fills the room up with nitrogen, bluffing that it is an explosive gas, preventing Mikoto from using her electricity and putting her at a huge disadvantage. However, Mikoto, refusing to simply give up and be killed, manages to fight back against Frenda, leading to her bluff becoming exposed and a prompt electrical payback. As Mikoto tries to interrogate Frenda, who is unable to respond due to being shocked, she is suddenly attacked by ITEM's leader and the 4th ranked Level 5 esper, Shizuri Mugino.
#9 - Because I Can See Them All
Season 2 - Episode 6
Mikoto unleashes her anger at Accelerator, who quickly deduces she is the original, becoming further enraged upon seeing Misaka 9982's torn leg and hearing Accelerator's selfish reasons for participating in the experiment. However, even her most powerful attacks are simply reflected back at her. Just then, the fight is halted by the arrival of dozens of other Sisters, who request that Accelerator stop fighting Mikoto to avoid throwing off the experiment's calculations. As Accelerator takes his leave, Mikoto feels no comfort in hearing the Sisters acknowledge themselves as nothing more than guinea pigs. After a restless night, Mikoto is approached by Shinobu, who explains why she chose to oppose the experiment. Having been called back from the Radio Noise Project to assist in the Level 6 Shift Project, Shinobu got to see the sensitive side of one of the Sisters and become unable to see them as anything other than human. Upon hearing this, Mikoto takes it upon herself to destroy the facilities involved in the experiment, keeping it a secret from Kuroko and the others.
#10 - Definite Power Advancement Project (Level 6 Shift Project)
Season 2 - Episode 5
After unwillingingly helping her rescue a kitten from a tree, Mikoto tries to question Misaka 9982, but is unable to learn much due to being unable to decipher a codeword. She instead decides to follow her around in case she returns to her base of operations, where they end up doing some surprisingly sisterly activities. Later that evening, as Misaka 9982 points out that she isn't returning to her point of origin, Mikoto takes her leave after inadvertently giving her the badge she won earlier. After receiving some help from Kazari in deciphering the code she was told about, Mikoto is horrified to learn of the Level 6 Shift Project, in which 20,000 Sisters are to be killed in 20,000 battles in order to evolve Academy City's most powerful Level 5 esper, Accelerator, into a Level 6 esper. Whilst learning of this, Misaka 9982 engages in her assigned battle with the aforementioned Accelerator, finding herself helpless against his reflective abilities. Fleeing to a railway yard, she attempts a sneak attack on Accelerator using a planted mine, only for him to survive and tear off her leg. Mikoto arrives on the scene, only to look in horror as Misaka 9982 is crushed to death by a train, clutching onto the badge she received from her sister. Enraged at Misaka 9982's death, Mikoto charges at Accelerator head-on.
#11 - Vending Machine
Season 2 - Episode 11
Mikoto runs into Touma, who, unbeknownst to her, has lost his memories of her, and ends up vandalising a vending machine to spit out drinks to compensate for some money it stole from Touma. Kuroko arrives on the scene and, despite not being pleased over the presence of a supposed 'boyfriend', feels relieved that Mikoto appears to be back to her cheerful self and takes her leave. However, Mikoto's joy is shortlived when another Sister, Misaka 10031, appears before her, telling her in private that the experiments are still ongoing. Horrified to learn more Sisters have died bacause of her, Mikoto ends up yelling at Misaka 10031 for reminding her of Misaka 9982. After learning countless other facilities have picked up the experiment, Mikoto comes to realise that her enemy is Academy City itself. Meanwhile, Accelerator recalls how he was first approached about the Level 6 Shift project. Deciding that she will need to do something drastic in order to stop the experiments, Mikoto feels relieved that Kuroko would still perform her duty as Judgment should she be labelled a criminal for doing so.
#12 - Tree Diagram
Season 2 - Episode 12
Mikoto resolves to destroy the Tree Diagram, the supercomputer responsible for the experiment's calculations, in the hope she may be able to stop them. Meanwhile, Touma encounters Misaka 10032, who coerces him into helping her look after an abandoned kitten she had found. As Touma goes into a book store to look for a book to help him with his own cat, Misaka 10032 goes off to observe Accelerator as he begins his scheduled battle with Misaka 10031. Arriving at Tree Diagram's control center, hoping to hack into Tree Diagram to order a halt to the experiment, Mikoto is confused to find it not only heavily low on security, but completely abandoned as well. Hacking into the system, she is horrified to learn the truth; Tree Diagram had been destroyed for months, with the experiments continueing regardless.
#13 - Darkness
Season 2 - Episode 21
Heaven Canceler goes on to explain to Mikoto that Febri's body is poisoned, requiring her to suck special lollipops to keep herself alive, leaving her angry that another dark organization is performing twisted experiments. Whilst keeping this a secret from the others, Mikoto runs into Misaka 10032, who tells her that Febri had been wanting to meet her own big sister, also believing Febri to have a link to Testament, leading Mikoto to believe Shinobu is involved. After receiving a call from Mitsuko about the importance of friendship, Mikoto realises she shouldn't have to do this alone and decides to inform Kuroko and the others about Febri's condition, becoming surprised and relieved to find them more than willing to help. Upon analysing a strange object that Yomikawa found in the mech suit, which is revealed by Heaven Canceler deduces it to be a strand of hair similar to Febri's, possibly belonging to her sister, before revealing to Mikoto that Febri's life may be coming to an end. Deciding to once again face the darkness of Academy City's secrets, Mikoto goes to meet Therestina.
#14 - Sisters
Season 2 - Episode 4
Three months earlier, in an unknown facility, a pair of scientists mentor the birth of a clone of Mikoto, labelled Misaka 9982, installing memory functions via Testament. Back in the present, Mikoto, who is feeling cheerful with the clone rumors being seemingly debunked, goes shopping with Kuroko and the others at the mall, helping Kazari and Erii buy a rice cooker whilst also picking out things for an upcoming school trip. The next day, as Mikoto ends up having nothing to do, some young children, including the girl whose bag she previously found, pick up on this and have her play with them. Noticing one of the kids wearing a Gekota badge, Mikoto frantically goes through a whole bunch of gumball machines in order to try and win one for herself. As the day comes to an end, Mikoto suddenly senses a power identical to her own and, upon chasing after its source, comes across Misaka 9982.
#15 - Dear My Friends
Season 1 - Episode 24
Mikoto and the others catch up with Harumi, who was actually being led away by a decoy. As Kuroko and Mitsuko hold off Telestina's ground troops, Harumi, Kazari and Ruiko head towards the real location of Erii and the children, whilst Mikoto defends them from Telestina, who is piloting a large robot that is resistant to Mikoto's attacks. With the help of Kuroko, Mikoto eventually manages to beat the robot by using its weaponary against it. They manage to find the children, but are soon found by Telestina who attacks them with Capacity Down. She plans to use the first sample, taken from herself, and the children in order to turn Erii into a Level 6. Just as things seem desperate, Ruiko manages to destroy the Capacity Down controls, allowing Mikoto to use her railgun and beat Telestina. With the first sample in hand, Harumi finally finishes the cure and reawakens Banri and the other children. As they recover, they give a big message to Harumi for her birthday.
#16 - Railgun Mass-Production Plan (Radio Noise Project)
Season 2 - Episode 3
Mikoto is reminded of rumors about there being a clone of her and attempts to question the girl, who was distributing the envelopes in order to fill the alleyways that security cameras can't reach with human eyes, but she leaves after inadvertently setting the building on fire whilst burning the evidence, simply stating Mikoto would be unable to stop what was happening with her power. After saving the Skillouts and curious about what the girl said, Mikoto looks up for information on her, whose name is Shinobu Nunotaba. Mikoto learns Shinobu worked at the medical facility where she had given the scientists her DNA. Mikoto decides to infiltrate this facility by disguising herself and using her electricity to get past the security. Reaching a room that is separate from the rest of the building's network, Mikoto hacks into database and is shocked to learn that the scientists did tricked her into giving them her DNA for Project Radio Noise, which aimed to create clones of her. However, the project was canceled when the Supercomputer Tree Diagram discovered the clones won't match Mikoto's level of power. Feeling some relief from this, believing there weren't any clones of her after all, Mikoto leaves the facility whilst a similar-looking girl arrives later to delete the database.
#17 - Life Interrupt (Critical)
Season 2 - Episode 2
Mikoto recalls in a dream of how, when she was younger, she was approached by scientists wanting to use her DNA map to help cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The next day, Kuroko tries to take Mikoto through an alleyway to get to the mall, only to find it filled with people. They discover this is due to someone hiding envelopes containing money cards within the alleyways, piquing people's curiosity to search for them. After running into Ruiko, who is also on the hunt for the money cards, Mikoto overhears some SkillOuts who have managed to locate the source of the envelopes and decides to follow them. Meanwhile, Ruiko grows curious as she allegedly seen Mikoto at the mall, despite Mikoto never actually getting there, with Mii explaining to Kazari about a rumor of there being clones of her. The SkillOuts eventually trace the envelopes back to a Nagatenjouki Academy student named Shinobu Nunotaba, demanding she hand over the other envelopes. Things get tense, however, when it appears the SkillOuts are getting killed off one by one, which she claims to be an ability called "Critical" that allows her freely kill anyone she's touched. As Mikoto arrives on the scene, where the SkillOuts hadn't really been killed but were instead brought to the height of their fear and knocked out with a paper fan, Shinobu refers to her as 'the original'.
#18 - Railgun
Season 2 - Episode 1
Ruiko is chased by some thugs in an alleyway until she is rescued by Mikoto who deals with them. The next day, as she waits for her friends to arrive at Tokiwadai, Mikoto has an uncomfortable run in with Tokiwadai's other Level 5 esper, Misaki Shokuhou, who warns Mikoto that she and her friends should not mess with her clique. Later Mikoto, Kuroko, Kazari, Ruiko and Erii visits Banri in the hospital who is undergoing physiotherapy. While Erii rekindles with Banri, Mikoto reveals to the others she brought a present for Banri and wants to give to her with a surprise but realizes she left her bag containing the present in Banri's ward. Just then, a criminal patient that was under watch by AntiSkill is broken free by some of his companions and takes Erii as a hostage. Upon learning of the situation from Yomikawa and Tsuzuri, Mikoto heads to the rooftop to try and prevent the culprits escaping via helicopter. They throw Erii off the side of the building in order to break free, but she is saved thanks to Ruiko and Kuroko. Learning that her bag is onboard the fleeing helicopter, Mikoto has Kuroko teleport her to the skies where she deals with the culprits using her railgun and culprits surviving thanks to Kuroko. With the incident dealt with, Banri finally opens her present from everyone, revealed to be a Sakugawa Middle School uniform for her to wear once she recovers.
#19 - Power Trace (AIM Stalker)
Season 2 - Episode 9
Mikoto attempts to escape from Shizuri's attacks, which proves difficult due to ITEM's third member, Rikō Takitsubo, using her AIM Stalker ability to help Shizuri and Frenda home their attacks on her position. Meanwhile, Shinobu, who felt Mikoto shouldn't have to carry her burden alone, sneaks into the basement of her facility where the incubated Sisters are being held. There, she intends to install emotions into all of the remaining Sisters via the Misaka Network in the hopes it may move the organizers to suspend the experiments. However, she is apprehended by ITEM's fourth member, Saiai Kinuhata, who was guarding the facility in case a second party was involved in the attacks. Shinobu somehow manages to get the program installing, but it is suddenly blocked by an unforeseen error code, labelled "Breach code no. 20001". She attempts to use violence to save herself, but her attack proves futile against Saiai's Offense Armor ability and she is taken into custody. Back at the other facility, a weakened Mikoto is forced to use her ability to deflect Shizuri's Meltdowner attack, clueing her in on her true identity. Learning of this, Shizuri decides to send Frenda and Rikō away so she can settle things with Mikoto herself.
#20 - Academy City Research Exhibit Assembly
Season 2 - Episode 19
The girls are unable to find out any more information from Febri, as she appears to be a bit cautious around Mikoto and takes a liking with Ruiko. Kazari invites Ruiko and Febri to her apartment to spend the night. The next day, the group fails to find any background information on Febri, believing her to be a Child Error, so they make arrangements for her to be moved to the orphanage in Asunaro Park. As the gang heads out where the Academic Assembly Exhibit will be held, Ruiko sets up some time for Mikoto to get along with Febri on their own. However, Febri gets lost when she wanders off and follows a Gekota mascot who is actually Pierce Aogami whilst Mikoto wasn't looking. Aritomi spots her and sends some security bots after her, but Mikoto manages to save her in time. Afterwards, Ruiko has Febri apologize to Mikoto for worrying her which young girl finally accepts Mikoto. With Mikoto now involved, Aritomi and his colleagues decide to experiment on her as well.
#21 - Study
Season 2 - Episode 22
With Mikoto refusing to leave until she gets information about Febri, Therestina points her towards an organisation called Chemicaloid, hinting that they are planning something for the Academic Assembly. As Mikoto relays this to the others, also informing them about the severity of Febri's condition, Mitsuko helps them to finger the man from before, identifying him as Haruki Aritomi. Kazari's research leads them to a group known as the Study Corporation, which they suspect may have the factory where Febri and her lollipops were produced. Mikoto heads to the factory, where they discover ITEM already facing up against a group of mechs, overhearing they are powered by some form of esper ability. After ITEM leaves, Mikoto infiltrates the factory and finds Shinobu, who gives her data on the lollipops. However, Aritomi arrives, revealing the data to be fake, ordering Shinobu to inject Mikoto with a serum that renders her immobile. Despite Shinobu doing as she was ordered, Aritomi destroys the real lollipop formula, claiming Febri is just a spare compared to his true project, Janie.
#22 - AIM Burst
Season 1 - Episode 12
As Mikoto fights the strange creature, who can regenerate and grow bigger, the Level Upper victims starts spasming. Mikoto and Kazari learn from Harumi that the creature, known as AIM Burst, is made from AIM diffusion fields, formed from thousands of negative thoughts. She instructs Kazari to use the program she gave her to uninstall the Level Upper. Mikoto fights against AIM Burst to prevent if from reacing a nuclear facility, whilst the remaining AntiSkill help Kazari get where she needs to go. Kazari plays the program throughout the city, calming down the victims and stopping AIM Burst's regenerative ability letting Mikoto do some damage. She then starts hearing the thoughts of the victims and uses her railgun to destroy its core. With AIM Burst defeated, Ruiko and the other Level Upper victims regain consciousness, albeit without their enhanced powers.
#23 - Moving
Season 2 - Episode 18
A curious organisation oversees ITEM as they fight against a group of mechs. The next day, Mikoto and the gang visit Banri, who is due to be discharged from hospital soon and will be moving into an apartment with Erii, who will be moving out of Kazari's apartment as a result. Meanwhile, Mitsuko uses her power to stop a purse thief, but her victory is short-lived when a curious man berates her for her actions. As the group get together to celebrate Banri's dischargement, Kuroko and Kazari are called off for Judgment duties when the traffic signals suddenly go out. After finishing her duties, Kazari gives a box of taiyaki to Erii, and the two have a tearful farewell as roommates. As the group take a detour home, they come across a curious white-haired girl named Febri, who appears to know Mikoto.
#24 - Febri
Season 2 - Episode 20
As AntiSkill become curious over how the security bots functioned without any batteries, Mii treats the others by taking them to the public baths, where Mikoto starts to see Febri as something of a little sister, letting her have one of her rare Gekota finger puppets. Whilst heading home, the girls are led on a detour to a warehouse, where they are attacked by a mech. As Mikoto fights against the mech, which seems resiliant to her electricity, the mech suddenly stops functioning when it comes close to attacking Febri, allowing Mitsuko to defeat it with her Aero Hand ability. After Mikoto discovers the mech to be curiously unmanned, Febri comes down with a fever and is admitted into hospital. Meanwhile, it is shown that Shinobu is working with Artiomi's group. Back at the hospital, Mitsuko informs the others about how she, Wannai and Atsuki came to learn that Aritomi was attempting to 'reclaim' Febri. The next morning as Febri seems to make a full recovery, Heaven Canceller talks to Mikoto in private, telling her that Febri isn't actually human.
#25 - I'd Want To Help Onee-sama
Season 2 - Episode 7
As Mikoto secretly lays waste to each of the labs involved in the Level 6 Shift project, Kuroko continues to cover for her disappearances, but she grows increasingly concerned and starts to miss her friend. While on patrol she encounters a child called Minori searching for Shinobu's cash cards along with some friends, acting on an urban legend that the cards with certain serial numbers are lucky. Kuroko scolds them and confiscates the card they found, but later finds Minori continuing the search alone and saves her from getting hit by a car. Minori reveals that she is looking for the cards as a special gift for a close friend who is moving away, and so reminded of her partner, Kuroko decides to supervise her search along with Kazari and Ruiko, even while knowing that as members of Judgement they could not let Minori keep the card. Mii comes across them and offers a more 'analogue' suggestion- that they search for a four-leaf clover instead. During their search, Kuroko's concerns for Mikoto are revealed, and Ruiko and Kazari remind her that her efforts are appreciated, not just by Mikoto but by her other friends as well. Kuroko and Minori each find four-leaf clovers, and Kuroko decides to keep hers, resolving to continue her loyalty and hard work. Meanwhile, the engineers of the Level 6 Shift project discover Mikoto's sabotages and prepare to respond.