A Certain Grudgeful Eyebrows Girl

Railgun

Eyebrows girl is kinda moe…. (thanks to Yukarin, lol cameo role)

Railgun

While Kuroko’s not the main focus this time, she still manages to sneak in a damn great snarky comment.

I kinda liked this episode personally, although it seems that it’s not a common opinion of it. People clamoring for the show to jump in to the Level Upper arc have to realise that it has only enough material for about 7-8 episodes at most according to my estimation, so fillers are to be expected sooner or later.

13 Comments

  1. relentlessflame Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 1:48 am

    I wonder if people have just gotten used to the pacing of 1-cour shows that have to super-compact a massive plot so they can fit it into 12/13 episodes. The pacing of this show is more leisurely, which makes sense given that it was reported as being a 2-cour show with only a few volumes of manga content. So as you say, we should expect some original material, and as long as contributes to where they’re going overall, it’s probably fine. If they really have 24 episodes to fill and they jumped right into the action plot right away, how are they going to fill the time, and how are they going to deliver a nice climax at the end of each season? Patience, patience…

  2. hinode Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 2:33 am

    But if they only about 7-8 episodes worth of material worth of main plot for the Level Upper arc, and don’t intend on going into the next arc (which admittedly I think is unfinished), then why make the show 2 cours long? I can live with a couple of filler episodes just fine, but if we’re looking at 60% filler or so than I’m worried that the pacing will bog down completely before the show really gets anywhere.

    Moreover, JC Staff’s record on mostly-original material in shows that are supposed to be adaptations does not inspire much confidence in me. I would’ve preferred they make a shorter season with minimal filler.

  3. Rawr Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 3:54 am

    Well, index was faithful, and the pacing in that was abominable.

  4. RP Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 4:12 am

    They could stick with these “fillers” all season long, and I wouldn’t mind. I never really liked Index when it was getting SRZFKNBIZ, so Railgun can take its sweet time getting to the heavy stuff.

  5. Yi Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 4:36 am

    I don’t mind fillers too much. It’s nice to relax with a casual episode once in a while.

  6. Bluestreak2 Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 5:07 am

    I’ve enjoyed the filler and this show so far. I just really hope the plot doesn’t kill it.

  7. NovaJinx Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 5:12 am

    I suppose I have to be the one to voice a complaint. To me the third episode was a disappointment although for a filler it was rather decent – at least when compared to eps 1 and 2. Railgun has a ton of potential as far as its setting goes but I’m really getting skeptic about JC Staff’s ability to pull it through. Running an adaptation show for 2 cours when there’s barely enough material in the original works for a single season is a decision possibly made in an effort to reflect on the mistakes made in Index. Last time we got a show that was trying to cram 4 cours worth of stuff in just 2, resulting in a textbook case of fucked up pacing. And now they’re doing it the other way around it seems. Basically Railgun has three options:
    1. Do the CLAMP and streeeeeeeetch
    2. 7-10 ep main storyline and then fillers
    3. Introduce a new storyline not present in the original works
    Knowing JC Staff, they probably will be going for no.2 and count on the power of Kuroko x Misaka-yuri dryhump – an arrangement that will probably work as far as TV audience is concerned but probably isn’t all that great for DVD sales.
    Personally I will give the story one more episode to get itself going and then hope that against all odds JC Staff will pick the option no.3. Living in hope is good and living in delusion is even better.
    I already have Kämpfer and SoraOto for retarded ecchi lesbian sechzs fanservice.

  8. Skribulous Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    There’s just no pleasing everybody.

  9. Seinime Said,

    October 18, 2009 @ 7:31 am

    Hope they don’t do a CLAMP on fanservice. Ugh.

  10. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 19, 2009 @ 5:25 am

    @Skribulous: Seconded.

  11. remm Said,

    October 20, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    personally, I don’t mind the filler, I just wish there was more Touma, because as I said before, Railgun’s Touma is 100x better that Index’s

  12. Komidol Said,

    October 20, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

    I’ll side with NovaJinx on this one for the most part. I think one and two were a lot better than three, however. One was an excellent introduction to the characters and two expanded on some inter-personal relationships. Three is pretty bleh, but I’m not all set to drop series over it or anything. Though, at this point I will consider it a “slow start”, especially since we should be getting another filler episode.

    Episode 5 should start the actual plot line, but for a 12 episode series, don’t you think you could of saved a filler episode for the end? It would be easier to do with more developed characters, too. And I’m sure even though they won’t start the next arc, there is more content to draw off of or segway.

    Four episodes of filler from the get go is one too many. Most avid anime fans give three episodes of understanding, but that fourth means a full month of filler.

    Maybe if they animate the final arc really *really* well this series will earn an 8/10 for me. I’m expecting it to fall with hundreds of other animes in my 6-7/10 range.

    The “Nothing special, you’ll like it if you’re a fan.”-category. Those animes normally make their money back, but it doesn’t make for a good season. It’ll be a while before we see something like Summer 2009 again.

  13. Koharu Said,

    October 22, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

    Sheesh hasn’t eyebrows girl heard of waxing and shaving?

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