The damn geezer that started everything. Wonder what happened to him?
Probably the most decent adaptation J.C. Staff has done that veered in to original story territory and came out looking better than its original. Final episode of Railgun seriously didn’t disappoint, with an ample serving of action, heartwarming and awesome.
Heheh, Kuroko double-teaming with the ojou-sama.
Reminded me of GTO a bit here.
Mikoto’s Crowning Moment of Awesome #1 of this episode; combi-Railgun attack with Kuroko. Obviously her range is limited to 50m due to her usage of coins. Beatrice Telestina should’ve figured that out from common sense. Extra PWN points for reusing her own mecha’s weapon back at her. Also I’m glad the action scenes in the second OP were used, albeit with different backgrounds.
Of course, like any good final boss, there is always a Round 2 before it ends.
Fuck yeah, Saten-san!
Mikoto’s Crowning Moment of Awesome #2.
And finally, Kiyama gets her wish fulfilled. Still, those kids are brutally honest.
And happy endings all around. めでたし、めでたし~~
A great episode to cap things off, I loved how the OP’s were used as insert songs at both of Mikoto’s showdown moments with
Beatrice Telestina. There are some great, albeit slighly cheesy, lines in the episode that I really liked, such as Kiyama’s “A teacher can’t give up on her students!” and generally Mikoto’s lines to Telestina. Quite hard to see those nowadays, for me.
The ending generally wrapped up the Level Upper arc nicely, with original storyline appended to the anime actually feeling like part of the story rather than some tacky add-on. Sure, there’s a few loose ends around, but those are really inconsequential in the big picture. Besides, it does give them some threads to resume in Railgun S2, should they need to fill up time in case the Sisters Arc can’t fully fill up a two-cour run.
Looks like no future project announcements at the end here, some people apparently were expecting Index S2 announcement. I guess they still haven’t finalized stuff for that yet. Next season, J.C. Staff is to be occupied with Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Uragiri-something until Fall. Looks like they’re changing their target to shoujo for now. Well, hopefully Railgun manga will wrap up the Sisters arc in time for Railgun S2 in Fall, but we’ll see. Index S2 is also a safe bet for Fall, but there might also be Shana S3 somewhere along the lines.
Overall though, I did enjoyed watching Railgun, despite some slower, character building moments at the beginning of the series and the middle after the Level Upper arc finished. Some of those actually led somewhere at the arc conclusion, and those that didn’t gave the world of Railgun a lot more character to it. I mean, who didn’t like the episode where Uiharu went Limits Off or the one where the dorm supervisor had a crush. Coupled with some really nice action scenes and dialogue, not to mention two extremely memorable OP’s by fripside, Railgun anime is definitely a keeper for me.
Liked: Yes (7 out of 10)
Rewatch: When the Blu-Rays finish coming out.