Railgun 15

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

Hmm, so J.C. Staff decided to do an original story for the second half of Railgun instead of animating the currently running “Sisters” arc in the manga. I’d say it’s a better choice than adapting it halfway and then rewriting shit, but given the patchy record J.C. Staff has on adaptations I will pray for the best that the original story won’t be terrible.

Positively speaking, it’s good to see them focus on other aspects of the Academy City in this current arc, like the people who fail to achieve ESP powers despite running through the “curriculum”. It’s been mentioned often that the pressure is there for students to actually gain ESP powers and seeing what happens when they can’t, gives a fresh perspective to the city and makes it less… sterile.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

While it does feel odd that there’s a shantytown in the middle of the city despite it being claimed to be a totally planned city, I guess it is possible for places like that to happen in any city. Hell it would probably be strange if there wasn’t a place for the bad hats to collect together in a city of 2.3 million people.

Also, with a new arc comes new OP and ED. Level 5 -Judgelight- does give off a bit of a “Gundam” feel like someone pointed out, especially with the action-packed spoiler OP animation (Damn, Mikoto and Kuroko look fucking cool here), but it’s not a bad song. Not as catchy as only my railgun, but a good song nonetheless. Yoshino Nanjou definitely can sing, that’s for sure. Not much to say about the ED… except for the weird colored outlines style they employ in the animation. Made me thought my chroma settings got fucked up or something. Oh, and…

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

Margery Daw, is that you?!

17 Comments

  1. ryggim Said,

    January 16, 2010 @ 11:59 pm

    If she carries a book strapped in leather belts, Margery hands down. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Shana-tan in the up coming episodes just for the lols XD But seriously I’m kinda waiting to see what JC can dish out in this original arc. As far as Index is concerned, there were scenes where I almost fell asleep with all the talking about all the magic stuff. Also I see a glimpse of Index in the OP there, a little quick but I did spot her.

  2. SirMuffin Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 1:53 am

    Judging by similarity of appearance alone, your Margery Daw looks like Kuroko’s momma… Or am I just … Delusional?

  3. Ushee Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 2:04 am

    I’m expecting Shana to show up any minute now

  4. //\ Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 2:15 am

    Original content (characters, arcs) is done by Kazuma Kamachi, so it isn’t really being made up by the anime writers.

  5. kriyuu Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 2:40 am

    I thought the whole skill-out thing came up in the Index manga maybe (railgun went straight from the level-upper to sisters)? I seem to remember the term previously, but could be mixing it up with something else.

  6. Hogart Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 3:06 am

    Good. This show could use more dirty, sarcastic books and phantom-werewolf powers.

  7. Rei Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 7:11 am

    Too bad Hitomi Nabatame has already got the role of the Dorm Supervisor :P unless I hear someone say dual role-ing?

  8. Haesslich Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    If she shows up drunk and with a talking book (or bookbag), we’ll know for sure.

  9. Maserbeam Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    “I’m expecting Shana to show up any minute now.”

    She was in the first episode, I’m sure of it. *smile*

  10. Shance Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    Now, can somebody tell me why the fuck is this running instead of my Sisters arc and Railgun-tan?

  11. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    @Ushee
    I’m pretty sure Shana’s more of the Magic side =p

    @kriyuu
    Skill-Out already exist in the Novel.

  12. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    @Shance

    Because… It’s not complete yet and Railgun-tan haven’t officially exist?

  13. man0warr Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    Do they adapt the manga or the novels?

  14. man0warr Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

    Oh wait nm Railgun is just a manga.

  15. Skribulous Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    This “original” arc’s most likely from the novels. It would be hilarious if the Sister arc turns up in the next season on Index.

  16. FlameStrike Said,

    January 17, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

    The sisters arc was already in the first season of Index, at least Touma’s side of it. I wanted to see the Mikoto side, but if it’s not complete I suppose it can’t be helped.

  17. babohtea Said,

    January 19, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    //\ Speaks truth. J.C. Staff isn’t writing the original content. So, the sisters arc would have been finished by the same author that’s doing the manga.

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