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TV Anime Adaptation 'Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator' Announced, 'Toaru Kagaku no Railgun' Receives Third Season

by Vindstot
Oct 7, 2:19 AM | 110 Comments
The Toaru Majutsu no Index stage at the Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Aki no Dengekisai event this past Sunday announced a TV anime adaptation of Kazuma Kamachi and Arata Yamaji's Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator (A Certain Scientific Accelerator) manga, scheduled to air in 2019. Nobuhiko Okamoto and Rina Hidaka will reprise their respective character roles as Accelerator and Last Order from the earlier anime adaptations in the franchise.

A third anime season of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun was also announced at the event. The main cast members are set to reprise their roles.

Nobuharu Kamanaka (Big Order (TV)) will direct Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator at J.C.Staff. Tatsuyuki Nagai will return to direct the third Toaru Kagaku no Railgun season at the same studio.

Synopsis
The espers of Academy City are classified into six levels, where "Level 0" lacks power and "Level 5" possesses an overwhelming amount. Of the several million espers residing in Academy City, only seven of them have attained Level 5, and ranked highest among them is the one known as Accelerator.

Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator focuses on the strongest Level 5 after he protects the cheerful Last Order at the price of much of his power. Recovering at the hospital, Accelerator has led a relatively quiet life until he ends up saving the life of Estelle Rosenthal, a mysterious girl carrying a photo of Last Order. Unfortunately, Accelerator now finds himself dragged into a new conflict in the form of a sinister organization called Disciplinary Action which plots to use Last Order for a dangerous mission. Now that they have set their plan into motion and are in pursuit of the young girl, it's up to the world's most powerful esper and his newfound companion to protect Last Order and defend Academy City in the process. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

The fantasy super-power manga has been serialized in Dengeki Daioh since December 2013. The ninth compiled volume will go on sale on October 11. North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in English in March 2015 and published the seventh volume on January 1. The eighth volume is planned for a February 12 release next year.

Announcement


Official site: http://toaru-project.com/accelerator/

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun began its serialization in Dengeki Daioh in February 2007. Kadokawa will publish the 14th compiled volume on October 11. The series inspired multiple side story novel and manga adaptations. A spin-off manga titled Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Gaiden: Astral Buddy launched in the same magazine last April and has two volumes in print as of September 27.

J.C.Staff produced two 24-episode anime seasons in Fall 2009 and Spring 2013, adapting the first six volumes and the earlier chapters of the seventh volume. Geneon Universal Entertainment (now NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan) released a standalone OVA in October 2010. The Blu-ray and DVD volumes and official visual books also included OVA and special episodes.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga in English in July 2010 and published the 13th volume on June 13. Funimation licensed the anime series in North America and released the first season on DVD in April 2013 and the Blu-ray later on in January 2015. The second season was distributed on DVD between July and August 2014 and on Blu-ray in January 2016.

Announcement


Official site: http://toaru-project.com/railgun_3/

Source: PR Times

Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator & Toaru Kagaku no Railgun 3 on MAL

20 of 110 Comments Recent Comments

very much excited about watching a new season of index. I thought i would give up but thank God. And looking forward for Accelerator.

Oct 19, 9:11 AM by Mr_Gutts

OMG YES I have been waiting for this. I am excited!

Oct 16, 11:15 PM by SSJIriamu

Good news!!
So looking forward to it!
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Oct 16, 7:53 PM by Modakawa

I'm in it just for the Accelerator anime. He's literally my favorite character of all of Index/Railgun. I couldn't be happier, but yay more Railgun too.

Oct 10, 7:29 AM by KayChan4U

Shokuhou Misaki ♥ ♥ ♥

Oct 9, 5:42 PM by ecchiman404

EasyGo-er said:
RobertBobert said:
I'm definitely glad that so many cult shows got sequels, but I'm still interested in one question - why so long? Is this a subtle sign of a crisis of ideas in the industry? This is rather suspicious, especially considering the current trend to give green light to long-forgotten genres like harems.


In regards to why Index III has taken so long despite them planning on it since the movie in 2013 and the reason we're also getting more of Index, and also SAO Alicization being 4-cour, I'd suggest you to read this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/9m5mqh/reason_why_toaru_series_is_making_anime/


Oh, that's actually really interesting!
If only Accel World could get this treatment.

Oct 8, 8:40 PM by malvarez1

Oh my fucking god. YES: Finaly! My lord, I'm soooo ready for this :DDDD <3

Oct 8, 5:33 PM by Arglos

HELL YEAH MY WAIFU IS BACK

Oct 8, 12:38 PM by mafuyuu14

It's just going to be another one of those overhyped anime sequels that are always "better" than the prequel, even though every other media today has shown the oppsoite over time. And no, I'm not saying it's bad. It's just not catching enough for me, since I'm neither 12 nor into 13-year-olds in skimpy outfits and never developing traits (if not to say that they all have the Simpsons-disorder). Seriously, if you are supposed to live in the most advanced city, that is somehow run by underage girls, then why haven't you solved the problem of too short skirts? The fanservice is negating the" ingenuity" of the series...

Oct 8, 9:16 AM by DonTrumpolino

2019 the year of Toaru Majutsu no Index.

Oct 8, 5:11 AM by Slarkero

OVERPOWERED99 said:
As for Railgun S3, I'm excited for Railgun's version of the Daihasei Festival Arc. Although Liberal Arts City wouldn't make sense if we're talking from Toaru's chronological order, they can fit it in after Daihasei considering it's a field trip and it won't affect the main story. So here's hoping the third season will have both of these arcs.
Actually
will not make sense in sports festival arc if they adapt liberal arts city after. Not that it's overly important it was just there as a nod mostly and could be taken outright but it makes little sense for

Oct 8, 3:49 AM by Botato

What a wonderful time to be a member of the Raildex fandom. Aaaaaaaaa

Oct 7, 11:52 PM by CapitalistGod

EasyGo-er said:
RobertBobert said:
I'm definitely glad that so many cult shows got sequels, but I'm still interested in one question - why so long? Is this a subtle sign of a crisis of ideas in the industry? This is rather suspicious, especially considering the current trend to give green light to long-forgotten genres like harems.


In regards to why Index III has taken so long despite them planning on it since the movie in 2013 and the reason we're also getting more of Index, and also SAO Alicization being 4-cour, I'd suggest you to read this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/9m5mqh/reason_why_toaru_series_is_making_anime/


Hmm, thanks for the info. I know about Miki and I really enjoyed his book about writing LN, but I didn’t know that he was so inspired by the idea of ​​adaptations. Well, if thanks to him I can get more Mahouka's anime and more adaptations of DB's titles, then I do not mind.

Oct 7, 11:40 PM by RobertBobert

Not that hyped for the Accelerator show, but another season of Railgun is always good.

Oct 7, 11:08 PM by Gator

RobertBobert said:
I'm definitely glad that so many cult shows got sequels, but I'm still interested in one question - why so long? Is this a subtle sign of a crisis of ideas in the industry? This is rather suspicious, especially considering the current trend to give green light to long-forgotten genres like harems.


In regards to why Index III has taken so long despite them planning on it since the movie in 2013 and the reason we're also getting more of Index, and also SAO Alicization being 4-cour, I'd suggest you to read this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/9m5mqh/reason_why_toaru_series_is_making_anime/

Oct 7, 11:00 PM by EasyGo-er

The question is if the Accelerator anime will be one or two cour. Judging by the key visual, it's definite that they'll be adapting the first arc of the Accelerator side story but I don't think there's enough material for 24/25 episodes. Unless they'll add anime original material in the second half just like the first two seasons of Railgun.

As for Railgun S3, I'm excited for Railgun's version of the Daihasei Festival Arc. Although Liberal Arts City wouldn't make sense if we're talking from Toaru's chronological order, they can fit it in after Daihasei considering it's a field trip and it won't affect the main story. So here's hoping the third season will have both of these arcs.

Other than that, I can't wait. With Index 3 airing right now, it's a great time to be a Toaru fan!

Oct 7, 9:54 PM by OVERPOWERED99

Afloo said:
I watched Index S1 around a year ago so I'm not that big of a fan but I really like that accelerator is getting his own show. He was my favorite character from what I watched so I'm Happy.

Too bad I'll probably not watch it since I have to watch Index 2, Index 3 and Both Railguns in order to watch it.


accelerator manga takes place before season 2 BUT
if you want to see accelerator at his best you should see season 2 and 3 and railgun S first half has a better rendition of the sister arc including accelerators mental state of why he did what he did.

Oct 7, 8:49 PM by hazarddex

Afloo said:
I watched Index S1 around a year ago so I'm not that big of a fan but I really like that accelerator is getting his own show. He was my favorite character from what I watched so I'm Happy.

Too bad I'll probably not watch it since I have to watch Index 2, Index 3 and Both Railguns in order to watch it.

You have plenty of time to watch them before accelerators show comes out. Also make sure to at least try railgun, lots of people prefer it to index or get into index because they love railgun so much :)

Oct 7, 8:33 PM by Kuribro

I watched Index S1 around a year ago so I'm not that big of a fan but I really like that accelerator is getting his own show. He was my favorite character from what I watched so I'm Happy.

Too bad I'll probably not watch it since I have to watch Index 2, Index 3 and Both Railguns in order to watch it.

Oct 7, 7:26 PM by Afloo

I have to admit I started the franchise with Railgun season 1, then went back and watched Index. I bought Index I,II and the movie on bd, as well as railgun S1, S2 I just have in the original dvd part sets. I have been buying the Railgun manga from the start, though it's getting a little boring atm. I never even knew there was an Accelerator manga being published in English and will have to look at that,

I think Railgun is a little more fun than Index, but I enjoy both and was happy with Index III ep 1. Looking forward to next year as well.

Oct 7, 7:25 PM by Rokk3000