Seven Seas Edition Release Date: June 7, 2011
Meet Mikoto Misaka, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friend Kuroko Shirai and the other members of Judgment, a student-run law enforcement agency, Mikoto delves deep into the dark heart of the scientific sprawl she calls home, and uncovers secrets she wishes she hadn’t!
Level 5 Electromaster, Misaka Mikoto and her kohai and Judgment member, Shirai Kuroko, meet up with Kuroko's partner, Uiharu Kazari. Soon, they encounter a bank robbery, which is stopped by Misaka and Kuroko. Following an argument with Kuroko and a case of mistaken identity, Misaka experiences a day as a member of Judgment searching for a lost bag. Later, Misaka challenges her self appointed rival, Kamijo Touma (the hero of Toaru Majutsu no Index), to a fight but still can't win against his Imagine Breaker. As strange bombings take place, Misaka accompanies Uiharu and her classmate, Saten Ruiko, to the mall. There, the bomber tries to attack Uiharu, due to a hatred towards members of Judgment, but is foiled by Touma's power and is beaten by Misaka. Finding it strange that the bomber's power was stronger than his level, Misaka looks into a rumor about a device called "Level Upper" which supposedly boosts an esper's power. After failing to get some information out of some thugs due to another run in with Touma, she learns that the bomber had fallen into a coma.