Misaka and her amazing super powered friends are back!
|I remember when I heard the announcement for the second season of Railgun I was so damn excited, but anyone that visits Metanorn knows I love that series even though Index leaves a bad impression on most of us for being boring. However, the spin off series Railgun is way better because it focuses more on the science side of Academy City and it is filled with some fantastic characters like Saten and Misaka of course and tagging with me once again is Highway! I hope you enjoy our review.|
|Railgun is back, although for me it hasn’t been that long. I only watched the first series within the last month, but was really pleased with the combination of slice-of-life and action that the show put together. After hearing about the series coming up, I’m a little worried about where the story’s going to go, because the Accelerator / Sisters parts of Index were pretty bad in my opinion (yet were some of the best parts of Index, which I really didn’t care for). So where did it set up for the first episode?|
Misaka-“Whoa…who farted…” Kuroko-“…..” Uiharu-“……” Saten-“My bad.”
Use extreme caution when stealing things from Misaka! She will fry your ass.
Fosh //Ah yes that familiar sound of a fresh Railgun ripping through the sky, yes my friends the Electromaster herself Misaka is back to shock us out of coma produced by that lame second season of Index along with her partners in crime Kuroko, Saten and Uiharu! I was quite pleased to see that this episode continues off with the final episodes of season one but of course I assume it is a month or so later because we joined Misaka, Kuroko, Saten, Uiharu and Erii Haruue who are paying Banri Edaski (a survivor of the strange ESP experiment arc) who is recovering in a local hospital. While it is always fun to see old faces appearing once again we have a few new characters popping up this season with another level five just like Misaka named Misaki Shokuhou, but I can’t really talk much about her without the chances of spoilers leaking out! That said all I will mention is her ability is quite overpowered and you will see why later on. I also thought it was interesting that Misaki is the queen and Misaka is the ace I wonder what that makes Accelerator then the joker or possibly the king; however there is another male level five out there in Academy City that might appear later on and fits the “king” status a bit more, but I know little to nothing about him and sadly my idea of each level five representing a suite doesn’t work all that well because there are exactly seven high levels and only five suites to choose from if you include the Joker.
Pew pew lasers
Saten-“Dude, what do you mean I can’t order a thousand pizzas?”
Fun fact Banri and Ritsu from K-ON share the same voice actress and character designs.
Highway // As I said in my intro, I really liked the combination of slice-of-life and action that the first series of Railgun exhibited, and one of the things that kept my interest in the show was that it didn’t get too heavy with backstory. Moving along at a good clip, it used additional characters well and even kept a great continuity between the multiple story arcs that helped tie everything together.
Seeing that same continuity carry into this first episode really helped, with Haruue and Banri-chan playing a large part. I’m hoping to see more help from Uiharu for the girls from Judgment, because I felt like she was most frequently the person who got hosed on being key to the action, but for now that’s a hope. Saten’s exciting grab sure was unexpected, tho. The first episode also was just about that perfect mix of friends, acquaintances, rivals, and action that I liked in the first series.
From the previews and the OP, it looks like Misaka is expanding the things her power can do, although the Queen that appeared this episode sure seems to be quite the problem (and is it just me, or is the power to make everyone else do your dirty work for you a pretty loathsome power?). She certainly has a different feel than any of the rivals or enemies had in the first series, so she could be a harbinger of a different tone for this series.
Fun with Misaka and friends
Kuroko-“I am always ready for my Onii-sama!” Misaka-“Ehhhhhhhhh.”
Saten is on her own epic quest for Uiharu’s panties…
Misaki has some great eyes! I can’t stop staring at them.
Misaka-“No one escapes my power!”
kick ass opening!
Oh my god this episode! IT WAS AWESOME because it gave me everything I could ask for in a premire episode like Misaka showing off her amazing powers like climbing a wall? I totally forgot she could do that and she wrecked that helicopter like it was nothing, but the best was Saten’s heroic move that saved Erii from falling to her death and remember she has no powers. Speaking of awesome super powers the ending video which I assume is the official opening showed off a few of the level fives like the girl who was shooting those laser beams and of course we saw a few shots of Touma, Accelerator and the other Misaka sisters! I kind of hope that the long haired one is the “other” Misaka, but of course I can’t mention her name because it could spoil something later on. So yeah this first episode got me so hyper and pumped for the second episode and for those reading the manga this is following the story quite well, but if this is twenty six episodes we might have random filler aka yuri moments and comedic themes.
The return of Railgun brought the same chemistry that made the first series a huge success with me. It really does a good job with blending seriousness with the close friendship between Misaka, Shirai, Uiharu, and Saten. I’m glad to see that same mix of elements, and thought the action and excitement in this episode was at a really good level – not overdone, not boring. I’m eagerly awaiting the rest of the season, and excited about what’s going to be coming.
See you again!
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