Episode : 01 To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S - Welcome back Misaka! Run away Saten! - Episode 01

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S - Welcome back Misaka! Run away Saten!

Episode : 01 13. April 2013 14:11

Hello,

Today we'll talk about the first episode of the spring season 2013 anime series To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S, sequel of the popular anime series aired back in the fall 2009 season.

Just as expected, the first episode was a combination of cute scenes and action with everything revolving around Misaka Mikoto and her friends introduction.

Now that the main actors are introduced, together with the busty telepath level 5 that will get a role only later in the story, we'll start to explore the story arcs that will be adapted in this second season.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

I expect most of this series (24 episodes) to be dedicated to the extremely long "Sisters Arc" from To Aru Majutsu no Index, but this time from the point of view of Misaka Mikoto.

I'm reading the manga of this story since a couple of years (even if I'm still half way through the sixth volume) and I can assure you that we're in for some extremely well animated battles and touching moments for our characters.

Yes, just as you can see from this short video scene, everything is like the first season, but the animation from J.C. Staff managed to reach new heights with this second iteration.

I'm really liking the detail they put into the first episode and I hope they'll continue with the same level of quality during the actual story arcs as well...

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

I watched a couple of times to the opening animation shown at the very end of this episode and it looks like they are going to stray a bit from the original manga material.

Especially because I don't remember Kuroko and Touma's direct involvement during the final battle against the beam-shooting Level 5 esper in the "sisters arc" (also Misaka was in different clothes during that battle).

I surely hope the changes will be more interesting compared to the lackluster final story arc of the first season that was original anime material as well.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

Concluding, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S is probably my most anticipated series of this spring season 2013 and will be covered regularly in this blog.

See you soon,

feal87 


Discussion (56) -

4/13/2013 2:15:50 PM #

Fukou da

Yes!! Out of all the shows airing this spring this is probably what I was looking forward to the most.


I also stopped reading the manga when I heard about this so I only know what's gonna happen up until she first meets the MISAKA sisters.

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4/13/2013 2:17:27 PM #

feal87

Ahahah, I knew this would give me lots of comrades. Welcome Comrade 1, are you ready to get more cute Misaka? *_*

That's good, because watching it through anime is far better as a first experience imho. But remember to read it in manga form as well after!

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4/13/2013 2:31:28 PM #

Fukou da

*nods at feal while dodging and blocking railguns* Good to have her back


Oh I will! I need something to distract me while I'm waiting for the To Aru Majutsu no Index movie

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4/13/2013 2:33:53 PM #

feal87

*hugs Misaka while shouting "ONEE-SAMA"*

Yeah man, we also have to watch that. So many great promising anime series this year. 2013 will be a nice year... (are you ready to watch Prisma Illya in Summer? *__*)

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4/13/2013 2:45:25 PM #

Fukou da

I am, I am!! *starts to build the Illya club-house* But I actually look more forward to the next season of Monogatari

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4/13/2013 2:50:15 PM #

feal87

Oh true, that's also another thing to look forward. The second season of Monogatari will have all the "second" stories for each of the girls...*__*

More Nadeko!

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4/13/2013 6:04:56 PM #

Fukou da

Will be fun to watch


Wait, Nadeko for you too?! Okay this is getting ridiculous.

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4/13/2013 6:29:00 PM #

feal87

Agreed!

It's not like we have the same tastes or anything...*tsun*

*looks away*

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4/13/2013 8:20:50 PM #

asdfghjkl

tsundere feal...kill it with fire.

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4/13/2013 8:44:26 PM #

feal87

*runs away*

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4/14/2013 7:24:15 AM #

Moriyama

I thought you kill 'im with water, not fire...
*takes a bucket of water out*

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4/14/2013 9:08:42 AM #

feal87

*hides behind Misaka while making Mr.Frog face*

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4/15/2013 4:53:45 AM #

Moriyama

*gets zapped by Misaka Mikoto*
DX

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4/15/2013 8:14:21 AM #

feal87

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4/13/2013 6:56:28 PM #

Kurisu

I can't handle it..... It's been so long

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4/13/2013 7:04:55 PM #

feal87

More Misaka! More Kuroko! MORE MORE MORE! Right?

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4/13/2013 7:17:23 PM #

Kurisu

Hmph, obviously "folds her arms and looks away"

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4/13/2013 7:54:32 PM #

feal87

*hugs Kurisu*

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4/13/2013 6:57:38 PM #

asdfghjkl

well well looks like the electric princess is back eh.

anyway i think i will like this one more than the first one.the first one story just doesn't interest me as much as the sister arc and all not to mention it is slow in pacing and most of it is just filler.and yes the reason i can say that is because i have read the manga.

anyway not much to say about this first episode since most of it is just an introduction since well it is only the beginning but it's one hell of a beginning to start with.i mean it got to be awesome  if you start with misaka flying and shooting railgun at helicopter.

one thing that excite me is that 2 of the level 5 esper #4 and #5 is going to play a big part in the upcoming story.first with the sister arc is going to be the fourth turn and in the later in the daihaseisai arc is the fifth.i think it is going to cover the sister arc with the first 12 episode while the rest would be used for the daihaseisai arc,just a guess since i don't think the sister arc would take most of the 24 episode.

it also have a nice song at the end.one thing about railgun is that their music is extremely good.though the animation really did ask some question for me will the story stray and include touma and kuroko in misaka battle or is it just there for awesome sake...

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4/13/2013 7:07:34 PM #

feal87

Oh yeah, and she's as awesome as always. *_*

*looks forward next week* *can't wait for next week*

The sister arc will take at least half series considering that she'll have to fight against 2 level 5 (well, one is fought by Touma...), that's for sure. Especially if they explore all the different adventures of Misaka before being able to strike them down for good. We'll see I suppose...

Spoiler: Show

Not sure, but yeah...it's clearly different from the lonely depressed Misaka we saw in the manga version...

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4/13/2013 7:31:34 PM #

asdfghjkl

well it is hard for her not to be awesome isn't it?
i mean she is a bishoujo that can shoot railgun and control electricity after all,one of the best combination man can think of.the only better combination i know is bread and ham...

patient mate,if you can't handle this much then i say your chances of surviving the sister arc is low.i mean a lot of cliffhanger in that one just imagine that...though i can understand where you are going with this.

considering this is from misaka perspective and the limited amount of time they had touma and accelerator fight would either be shorten or skipped completely to make way for misaka vs the fourth.not that it matter i mean you can watch majutsu for that.but yeah even with all the detail/adventures for the sister arc it will take about half the series to cover it at max.

the sister arc sure got a lot of attention i mean they even have an op dedicated to it for god's sake!
this makes me wonder will the second part be dedicated to another arc(the daihaseisai) or will it be just filler and sister arc takes most of it.

i think they are there just for hyping you up and make it cooler and let me tell you something they succeed in doing that...but seriously speaking i really don't want them to interfere in misaka fight,i mean the reason it is awesome is because it is a clash of 2 level 5 having kuroko or touma would just destroy it.

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4/13/2013 7:57:21 PM #

feal87

*nods* and she has a good/charming personality too unlikely the clingy and violent Kuroko.


It'll be short for sure, but not skipped altogether imho, but we'll see in the following weeks what they'll do...

Not sure as I've not reached that part in the manga, I stopped right before it as I knew the anime was incoming. *looks away*

Just having Touma would be enough to destroy the balance considering his abnormal skill, but I wouldn't mind if he's going to support Misaka further. That arc was quite dark for the poor Misaka in the manga...

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4/13/2013 8:16:13 PM #

asdfghjkl

was that a sarcasm feal?if not then see the below wall of text if yes then skip it.
yes "charming" isn't she...*sarcasm on*
i mean she never kick the vending machine right?and more importantly she never really fried people that mess with her right?and she never ever tries to attack touma right?
seriously speaking i think she is far from charming but she is kind hearted though and beside charming and polite misaka is just not good...

meh i guess if they follow the manga there is the fight.but i don't know these guys track record of following the material isn't exactly known as the best from what i have heard...

suspiciously suspicious denial...well if it is identical like the first one then it is going to sister arc and a ton of filler then finish,which would make introducing mental out outright useless...

she just have to deal with it.i mean she is tokiwadai railgun after all and beside everyone got to deal with their own problem right?not to mention touma already helped her by beating accelerator,helping her more than that would be unnecessary.

also one thing i forgot to mention. the phrase "never a dull moment in this city" is probably going to be the catchphrases of the series.useless info?maybe but it appear a lot so i thought i let you know.

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4/13/2013 8:18:34 PM #

feal87

Yes, that's so charming and cute! I mean, it's not like I'm the one being attacked and anyway Touma is the only target of her harassment. She's quite docile with the other girls...


Yeah, we'll see what they'll decide to do...

Misaka is a little bishoujo before being a level 5, thus she needs an happy end without suffering. *nods to himself*

*evil smirk*

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4/13/2013 8:31:47 PM #

asdfghjkl

"she's quite docile with the other girls"cue at kuroko and her abuse at misaka hand...though i find it quite sad you overlook the vending machine abuse.doesn't the vending machine deserve the right to be not abuse feal?

i agree with happy end but i don't agree the without suffering part.if she want her happy end that she have to suffer simple as that,you can't have a good end without breaking your back feal.and beside none of the level 5 except the seventh was born with power they have to work for it,why does it need to be different here?

you just said you don't know what will happen next right?should i spoil it for you feal?*evil smirk*

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4/13/2013 8:45:18 PM #

feal87

Since when Kuroko is considered a female? She's a predator, no more no less and predator are dangerous for our poor little Misaka. *_*

True enough...


*runs away*

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4/13/2013 9:03:14 PM #

asdfghjkl

last post i guess since we are on the border of off-topic...

what?never seen a female predator feal?
beside i don't think i mind kuroko being a predator.i mean i don't mind a kuroko x misaka ending...

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4/13/2013 9:43:27 PM #

feal87

I prefer staying away from female predators. They're scary and evil! *nods to himself*

I would prefer a Misaka/Saten/Uiharu ending, but still...

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4/14/2013 7:33:15 AM #

Moriyama

Oh, you two are always forgetting that their are many predators in Railgun....you just don't always know....

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4/14/2013 9:08:52 AM #

feal87

*shivers*

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4/15/2013 4:58:45 AM #

Moriyama

*hides behind Feal with a baseball bat*
Well, I'll be staying here for now, since. as I said, there are many predators....

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4/15/2013 8:14:05 AM #

feal87

*shivers more* thanks Oniichan!

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4/14/2013 7:32:26 AM #

Moriyama

Misaka, our electro-master princess, is back


Of course, there are some who want the regular series, Toaru majutsushi, but I watch both series for Misaka Mikoto most of the time


This first episode was a bit outside of what I was thinking would come, but never the less did it dissatisfy me. Lovely re-introduction for our characters, which are Uiharu, the flower-wearing computer-tech;Saten who "likes" running and flipping Uiharu's skirt;Kuroko, the Onee-sama lover telporter; of course, finally, Misaka Mikoto, our princess <3

Now that I think of it....the main cast here are made of some pretty famous seiyu, and that never stops to surprise me...

2Qs for you, Feal: If you were an esper in this society, first, what power would you like? Second, what power do you think "logically" would be yours (or at least an appropriate level for it)?

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4/14/2013 8:29:21 AM #

asdfghjkl

although you can think and predict about what power predicting the the level is kind of difficult to say the least.i mean how does the level in academy city got decided in the first place?
as far as i know you need to take a curriculum in the city to even hoped to raise the level of your power.

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4/14/2013 9:01:12 AM #

Moriyama

This is only an application of imagination, good sir. Yes, I'm also a bit serious, but consider what facts could come true....

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4/14/2013 9:23:51 AM #

feal87

*looks away*

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4/15/2013 4:57:47 AM #

Moriyama

D:
*cries*
I'm not trying to be weirdo here DX

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4/15/2013 8:12:53 AM #

feal87

*shivers*

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4/14/2013 9:24:43 AM #

feal87

That's a nice question, but I remember that they mentioned in the first season of Railgun some details about how people got ranked in the city. I don't remember the details, but something was clearly there!

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4/15/2013 4:57:13 AM #

Moriyama

If I stand correct, as seen, they test based on what ability you have, since one test can't measure all the kinds of abilities. For example, Kuroko's test is where she teleports an object to a certain distance AND accurate place, testing how accurate is her powers are. I think they also test what she can teleport...

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4/15/2013 8:13:29 AM #

feal87

Yeah, but some powers are quite difficult to measure like with Touma's imagine breaker. They marked him as level 0 after all even if it's a lot higher...

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4/16/2013 9:46:16 AM #

Moriyama

Well, it's rather impossible, since the power is quite godly against most of the Espers and Magicians, yes nothing against someone with a gun or at least a physical advantage without magic.

He would be technically a lvl 7, yet a lvl 0 in this case. 7x0=0, so he's still lvl 0

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4/16/2013 10:20:04 AM #

feal87

Still, he's nearly impossible to defeat in a magic battle. I would still rank him level 5...

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4/14/2013 9:27:07 AM #

feal87

Misaka Mikoto is just awesome, and most likely even more than the Harem Master Touma Kamijou.

Saten and her skirt-flip was something that I was really missing in these last seasons. Hopefully she won't go emo over her powers as well...


Well, considering the popularity of this franchise, it is to be expected to see many popular seiyuu here. *_*

Magical Contracts of Binding, level 4 most likely as I can affect other peoples instead of only me.

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4/15/2013 4:55:20 AM #

Moriyama

Love your idea, good sir! Just...don't bind me first DX

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4/15/2013 8:12:42 AM #

feal87

*evil smirk*

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4/16/2013 9:43:03 AM #

Moriyama

*runs away while casting Forest Blizzard magic*

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4/16/2013 10:19:18 AM #

feal87

*follows Moriyama*

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4/14/2013 2:39:04 PM #

Wieselhead

Yeah, my railgun is back, she is so cute and badass *biri biri electrokill*
Even my beloved Kuroko is back, that will be a great show.

I think the boys are portrayed way too evil in the anime, like in the first season. As if all boys are bishoujo raping criminals in Academy City.

Haha the stacked blonde was also a little too lunatic, Academy City is a dangerous place for sure. Arrest her instantly.

Mhh for some reason I forgort everything about hospital girl.

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4/14/2013 8:33:35 PM #

feal87

*three cheers for the incredible Railgun*

Hey, Touma is a good guy...well sort of. Right?


She's really dangerous considering that she can mind control nearly anyone around her. How can you stop such a monster?


Same here...>_<

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4/15/2013 9:18:13 AM #

Wieselhead

Ok Touma is the loli hero, but who else?

Well, I don't know why she is that evil anyway, keep your hands off our heroine!

I think it was something with an erthquake and a giant mech, well it's been some years XD

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4/15/2013 1:43:46 PM #

feal87

*looks away* Now that you make me think about it...


*evil smirk*

Ahahah, she wasn't an extremely popular character anyway considering nobody really knows about her...

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4/16/2013 10:51:04 PM #

Yerocha

I'm not sure if they can do the fight with Mugino the way it's shown in the opening, since Touma and Kuroko aren't supposed to know about the Sisters project yet. Of course if they are gonna be in that fight, I'm curious what excuse Misaka will come up with for why another Level 5 is trying to murder her.

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4/16/2013 11:36:56 PM #

feal87

Agreed, I'm really curious to see what they'll be able to do with this battle. It was quite entertaining to follow in the manga...

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4/17/2013 8:20:34 AM #

elior1

the sisters arc should begin in episode 2 becouse one of the characters of the sisters arc should apear there becouse the title is critical which if you seen the manga you know who have this ability

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4/17/2013 9:32:59 AM #

feal87

*nods* I know the story of the whole sisters arc, but I wonder how faithful it will be considering the battle scene with Mugino where Touma and Kuroko appears...

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