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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (Manga)

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 27, 2007 to ?
Authors: Kamachi, Kazuma (Story), Fuyukawa, Motoi (Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh


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Welcome to a world where mysticism and science collide, and supernatural powers are derived from either science or religion. At the heart of this world is Academy City, an advanced metropolis whose population is comprised mostly of students The majority of students are enrolled in the city's "Power Curriculum Program," where they must learn to master their latent psychic powers. Out of several million students, only seven are deemed powerful enough to have Level 5 status.

Meet Mikoto Misaka, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friends Kuroko Shirai and the other members of Judgment, a student-run law enforcement agency, Mikoto delves deep into the dark heart of the scientific sprawl she calls home, and uncovers secrets she wishes she hadn't!

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

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Adaptation: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
Parent story: Toaru Majutsu no Index
Side story: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS: Dasoku, Mata wa Toaru Jiken no Shuusoku, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS2, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun: Giten Railgun, Toaru Majutsu no Index SP
Other: 4-koma Koushiki Anthology: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun x Toaru Majutsu no Index


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Both series center around high leveled esper girls. While Mikoto is one of Academy City's seven Level 5's, The Children are the only Level 7's in Japan. The Children start off as 10-year-olds but eventually become middle school students like Mikoto and friends. ZKC can be more lighthearted than Railgun, especially in the beginning, but it has its serious, dramatic moments as well. Esper cloning has also been recently introduced into ZKC's story.
Although the mood of both manga titles feels different, both series features espers and individuals with special abilities.

Both series involves a group of characters who are involved with events around the city that they reside in and often deals with dangers. Yet, they try to help others and solve such cases against others who uses esper powers for dangerous purposes.

Both manga series has action, super power themes, and drama.

The main protagonist in both series are also strong, independent, and devoted to what they believe in.
Although both series follow different premises, Railgun and World Trigger share a variety of similarities as modern sci-fi/fantasy stories. The main characters from both series are helpful to those in need and possesses great skill in their abilities. Their relationship with other characters are also defined and focused over the course of both series. When conflict arises, both series adapts battles with superhuman feats. Both series also make room for comedy with ways to define their colorful cast of characters.
Just like Toaru Majutsu no Index characters with unique abilities; a ranking system based on a character's abilities and Heroin use similar ability power (Rising x Rydeen Lightning) and (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Electro Master) and Both manga heroin is equally strong in their own story.
A premise based on characters with special abilities. Yozakura Quartet and Railgun are about characters with superhuman powers beyond normalcy. There's a slice of life feeling on some cases but also story development involving our characters as revelations are unraveled.

The main female character is tough and independent. She is also dedicated with her duties and loyal to her friends. And on a more technical note, both series' action features clash of super powers.
Although not entirely of the same premise, both manga series involves schools that trains their students in various abilities that are measured in terms of strengths/levels.

Both the main characters from in their respective series have similar personalities.

Both series has action, drama, and comedy involved.

There are conflicts involved throughout both manga series that deals with the powers that the students use and adversaries that abuses them for their own reasons.

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