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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)
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Score: 8.231 (scored by 41989 users)
Ranked: #2662
Popularity: #342
Members: 80,133
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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.

(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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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 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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I know what you're thinking. "Who the fuck recommends two totally unrelated series?!"

*ahem* That would be me.

I also know there are those of you who are interested in seeing more of Shirai Kuroko's perverted antics, and that is actually why these two shows share similarity. They're both action shows, but there is a one-sided yuri between two of the characters here. Except one of them is a complete masochist with unrequited love towards a girl and the object of her affections does her best to let her know, SHE'S NOT REALLY THAT INTERESTED. If you're into that kind of stuff, then here's your sequel (until J.C. Staff begins milking the cash cow with another season)!
Both series are about superpowered children fighting against superpowered foes in a world of espers and science.

The kids in ZKC are gradeschoolers rather than middle schoolers but are part of an elete force that combats esper criminals. ZKC is however less serious than Railgun for the most part however, often protrayed through the fact that 'the children' are bratty and abuse their powers a lot.

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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