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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S

Alternative Titles

English: A Certain Scientific Railgun S
Synonyms: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun 2nd Season, A Certain Scientific Railgun 2nd Season
Japanese: とある科学の超電磁砲S


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2013 to Sep 27, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.261 (scored by 28206 users)
Ranked: #2382
Popularity: #396
Members: 56,069
Favorites: 736
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The second season will focus on The Sisters Arc. Lasting only a single volume in the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels, it was later expanded greatly in the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga.

The arc focuses on the ordeals of Mikoto Misaka after discovering the existence of the Radio Noise sisters that are being used in the Level 6 Shift, an experiment where they are killed in order for the highest-ranking Level 5, Accelerator, to achieve Level 6.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Parent story: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Prequel: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Spin-off: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Specials
Other: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S: Daiji na Koto wa Zenbu Sentou ni Osowatta

Characters & Voice Actors

Misaka, Mikoto
Misaka, Mikoto
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina
Karbowski, Brittney
Karbowski, Brittney
Saten, Ruiko
Saten, Ruiko
Palencia, Brina
Palencia, Brina
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Shirai, Kuroko
Shirai, Kuroko
Arai, Satomi
Arai, Satomi
Viktorin, Alison
Viktorin, Alison
Uiharu, Kazari
Uiharu, Kazari
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Leigh, Cherami
Leigh, Cherami


Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Theme Song Performance

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Sep 30, 2013
So you want to see a review of the latest installment of the raildex universe, To Aru no Kagaku no Railgun S? Then you'll have to make it through this paragraph first.

Second paragraph now. Look around, enjoy yourself, try to find anything of interest. Alas, nothing to note is in sight. Best to carry on to the third paragraph.

Third here, and what's going on? Surely I wouldn't spend 3 entire paragraphs in an attempt to be witty?

Fourth paragraph, and I clearly would.

After enduring that horrible joke, let me save you some time and cut straight to the point. This review will consist of 4 parts: read more
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Oct 1, 2013
As a long time fan of the To Aru franchise, I had hoped to give this anime a 10/10. Unfortunately, while the show was raging in a fiery passion of excellent during the Sisters arc, it suffered during the latter half; although it was only for 8 episodes. Regardless, the first half demonstrated how a studio can excel where previously they we mediocre. J.C. Staff has displayed fine talents that any To Aru fan can appreciate... for most of the show anyways.


The narrative follows Misaka Mikoto, a middle school girl whose unique life instantly sparks your attention. Although she has a lightning quick temper, read more
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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S Sisters Arc is an expansion from Toaru Majutsu no Index Sisters Arc. The story in Railgun focused more at Misaka Mikoto, while the story in Index focused more at Touma because Mikoto is the core of the messed-up "Level 6 Shift-Up" project. If you want the "Sisters" story with more intense and thrilling, you should watch this.
-both are side stories
-both have a group of girls doing cute stuff
-both are Slice of lives with a little action in it
-some characters from the parent story make cameos

-Railgun S is a little darker than it's prequel and Soul Eater Not!

Opening Theme

#1: "sister's noise" by fripSide (eps 2-16)
#2: "eternal reality" by fripSide (eps 17-23)

Ending Theme

#1: "sister's noise" by fripSide (ep 1)
#2: "Grow Slowly" by Yuka Iguchi (eps 2-4, 6-10, 12, 13-16)
#3: "stand still" by Yuka Iguchi (eps 11, 14)
#4: "Links (リンクス)" by Sachika Misawa (eps 18-22, 24)
#5: "Infinia (インフィニア)" by Sachika Misawa (ep 23)

Recent News

[Retracted] 'Toaru Kagaku no Railgun' to Receive 3rd Season ( 1 2 )
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03-23-14, 2:48 AM

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