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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Alternative Titles

English: A Certain Scientific Railgun
Synonyms: Toaru Kagaku no Choudenjihou
Japanese: とある科学の超電磁砲

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 20, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 81320 users)
Ranked: #5972
Popularity: #123
Members: 151,544
Favorites: 2,210
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Synopsis

Academy City is a highly developed place in terms of technology. It is said to be 20 to 30 years ahead of the rest of the world, and 80% of its 2.3 million residents are students. The focus of studies here is directed towards esper powers. Misaka Mikoto, one of the top level espers in town, shares a room with Kuroko Shirai, another high level esper who is a member of Judgement, a law enforcing agency composed of students. Both attend Tokiwadai, a private school reserved for the high-leveled and the rich. Kuroko's partner at Judgement, Kazari Uiharu, is a low level esper who studies at Sakugawa middle school. Her best friend and classmate there is Ruiko Saten, a level zero, one who has no esper powers. Together, the four encounter several adventures in the exciting scientific town.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Parent story: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Spin-off: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Specials
Side story: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun: Misaka-san wa Ima Chuumoku no Mato Desukara, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun: Entenka no Satsuei Model mo Raku Ja Arimasen wa ne.
Sequel: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
Character: Toaru Majutsu no Index 10th Anniversary PV

Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Nov 8, 2014
DreamingLily
When it comes to anime in general, more than often is there a tendency to get turned off by the words "spin-off". This is especially true when it involves taking an intense, action packed parent story and drawing from it a spin-off that is mostly about a group of cute girls doing cute things. After completing Index two years ago, I was all pumped and ready to get into Railgun, but I never really did that until now. I for one, was really attached to the characters of the parent story at that point, and it bothered me that we would not get to see read more
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Mar 19, 2010
Spookt
Are the burdens of being special greater or lesser than the burdens of being ordinary?

Academy City is a city that thrives on those who are espers -- who are special -- whether they already have powers or are trying to attain them. Everyone is reaching towards their ideal self, but some people don’t care what methods get used. The pursuit of the “next level” is absolute. If our limitations only exist so we can surpass them, should there be a limit to how far we can go to get there?

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, or A Certain Scientific Railgun, follows the events around Misaka Mikoto read more
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Mar 31, 2010
Archaeon
If ever there was a word in visual media that the general public immediately distrusted, it's "spinoff". Experience has proven to many that a show, comic or novel that is derivative of a popular series is rarely as good as the original work, and the DVD bargain basement is littered with titles that were designed with one thing in mind - to cash in on the original work's popularity due to the lack of a valid sequel. Shows like Crusade (Babylon 5), Joey (Friends), Highlander: The TV series, Robocop: The TV series, the horrendous Baywatch titles, and a horde of others all attempted to milk read more
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Sep 13, 2013
ZeroReq011
A day at school, and an evening and afternoon after. Plus esper powers. Restaurants, shops, festivals. And esper powers. Social meetings with fellow students, window shopping at malls and boutiques, and leisurely walks through recreational and urban fare. Esper powers. All of it possible in Academy City, the technological capital, marvel, and envy of the world, where there is hardly a dull moment. All of it possible for Mikoto Misaka and her friends. All of it, and some extra baggage.

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a J.C. Staff (of Shakugan no Shana, Shigofumi, and Toradora! fame) anime adaptation of a manga of the same name conceived read more
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Recommendations

Mystery/action shows about super-powered individuals. Both protagonists have electric powers.
A story about friendship of four school girls. Both offers comedy and Aki Toyosaki does voice actor in both anime.
reportRecommended by RKO48 - Add to favorites
Fighting tsundere heroine with quite same character. Comedy, mostly girls on main roles and quite pacifistic but overprotective protagonist
Being special is never easy and in both of these series, the protagonists are definitely something at that.

Both series have a similar setting involving an elite school to train special people to control their powers along with a ranking system.

The protagonist of both anime(s) meets others, whether friend or foe and learn more about them, their powers, but most importantly, about themselves.

These two anime(s) are both lighthearted but does contain drama, action, and comedy. Being special is never easy.
Similar atmosphere/feel, both are sci-fi/magic-orientated, mostly female cast with one guy in the middle of it, have separate 2-4 episode arcs that are not that related to each other. Only difference is that Railgun revolves around one girl more and Stb revolves around one guy and his magical harem (plus there's more ecchi in the latter)
the main character style is similar
Same Japanese voice by cute Kanae itou with Saten-san
The cool and spyce stile is out, but Saten is a very genki girl and compensate

Opening Theme

#1: "only my railgun" by fripSide (eps 2-14)
#2: "LEVEL 5 -judgelight-" by fripSide (eps 15-23)

Ending Theme

#1: "only my railgun" by fripSide (ep 1)
#2: "Dear My Friend -Mada Minu Mirai he-" by ELISA (eps 2-11, 13-14, 24)
#3: "Smile -You and Me-" by ELISA (eps 12)
#4: "Real Force" by ELISA (eps 15-23)

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