Ranked #308

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
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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The second season is focused 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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Misaka, Mikoto
Misaka, Mikoto
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina
Shirai, Kuroko
Shirai, Kuroko
Arai, Satomi
Arai, Satomi
Saten, Ruiko
Saten, Ruiko
Itou, Kanae
Itou, Kanae
Uiharu, Kazari
Uiharu, Kazari
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki


Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance

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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)

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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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Sep 28, 2013
In this world, there are some people who excels in certain things more than others. These might be anything in the field of academics, sports, games, etc. For a particular middle school girl though, she is already know for being a prominent level 5 esper who excels in academics, her electromaster abilities, and is even given the nickname the 'Railgun' for her signature attack. Thus, begins the story of a certain girl, the one and only Misaka Mikoto of the Railgun.

Finally, the series debuted in Spring of 2013. I was waiting for this ever since watching the spinoff of the first season, A Certain Scientific read more
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Nov 15, 2014
While the second installment of the Railgun series picks up almost directly after the conclusion of the first series, A Certain Scientific Railgun S goes for a different kind of approach thematically and in terms of emotional appeal. Overall, there is a larger focus on the troubles of Misaka Mikoto herself. S1 gave a pretty even amount of screen time to all four of our main characters, so she was not put entirely into the spotlight before, but now she leads this show head on following the events that take place during the sisters arc.

The first episode is what one would expect from watching the read more
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Oct 11, 2015
Huge step up in quality over its predecessor; almost like night and day, but to be fair, if S1 was your first foray into the Raildex series as it was for me, that show had the burden of laying the groundwork for the characters and world, while 'RS' can just get right into things.

Tonally speaking, RS features some of the 'darker corners of Academy City' that were promised in season 1, but were never delivered upon. Season 1 was an odd mix of Justice Joseis Save the Day interspersed with slice of life cuteness almost every other episode. It made for a predictable pacing, and read more
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