Saten-“We have to shop for swimsuits today!” Kuroko-“I like the way you think girl.”
Welcome back to more Railgun S here on Metanorn and I have to ask are you having fun so far with this series? I guess that hard to say since the Misaka sisters’ arc is technically a recap for those of us who have seen Index season one, but I suppose for the new fans it might be fun for them to discover Misaka’s backstory for the first time.
Misaka-“Why am I stuck watching these kids today?!”
This episode was quite easy to follow this time around instead of the massive info dumb we got last week explaining the origins of the “sisters noise” experiment and how Misaka was cloned, but the time we bounce from the past and present, but most of the episode followed Misaka hanging out with Uiharu, Saten, Kuroko and Erii as they went shopping for some everyday items and swimsuits! Hinting at a possible beach themed episode in the future. During that time Saten brought up the urban legend regarding the news of the mysterious cloning experiment of a certain level five which sparked an interesting question! What would you do if you discovered that you had a clone? Saten choose the route of splitting her homework while Uiharu and Erii thought about ordering lots of food, but Misaka on the other hand was unable to answer the question because I think she is starting to believe the hype surrounding the clones.
As for myself I have no idea what I would do with a clone of myself, I could work with my copy to work on a manga since it really is tough to do solo? What about you? What would you do with a clone of yourself? After that the real core of the episode followed Misaka hanging out with a girl she helped back in season one and a bunch of her friends that overheard she was really bored, but for most of us out there I can say I found it to be somewhat boring; however it shows us that Misaka is great with kids for the most part until they start making fun of her of course. That said, those scenes with the children helped highlight another feature of the cloning experiment after Misaka talked to a boy with similar electric abilities like herself since she shares the same ability she is able to communicate to him through a network, now I barely remember how it works aside from characters like Last Order and the various sisters sharing memories and experiences because I know that is explained back in Index season after Touma hangs out with one of the Misaka clones! I just have to find out WHY you would want this if you bought your own army of Misaka clones? I suppose they could sneak into a enemy base without relying on radios for the element of surprise? Either way I think it is just a communication setup.
I think I am a clone now
Other than the cute scenes with Misaka and her army of psychic children following her around Academy City we got to see how the cloning process goes from a simple DNA sample all the way to a full grown copy ready to go, but it is super depressing at the same time for those of us that know just what these poor girls go through especially when they have to go up against you know who? At least that scientist named Amami Eika (voiced by Hasako Kanemoto aka Kotoura-san) tried her best to treat the clone like a human being unlike the other scientist who only thought of the Misaka sister as an experiment. We also discovered after the clones are “born” because they are technically newborn babies trapped in a teenagers body which of course is cured really fast with the help of that Sword-Art-Online-ish looking helmet that allows you to “program” the clones with basic motor skills minus the use of emotions cause that of course would cause certain problems…so which version of Misaka do you prefer short hair or long hair? If she had long hair I would instantly think of her mother that appeared in Index season two or that “other” Misaka from the light novels, but sadly I can not talk much about that version because it would be considered as spoilers!
Now the best moment this week was revealed at the very end of the episode with Misaka FINALLY meeting one of her clones, but unfortunately we have to wait for next week just to see how she really reacts to seeing her copy! I am expecting some shock (yes pun intended) followed by some hilarious back and forth chatter between the two of them and Misaka giving away her treasured frog pin.
Fun with Misaka and friends
Kuroko has died and gone to heaven.
Chocolate is always the perfect answer to any question.
Clearly she has been hanging around Touma for a long time!
Science has no use of clothing in Academy City…
Well this was certainly an interesting episode even though I will admit that I was quite bored with Misaka and the children, but ah well it was really cute to see how she interacted with them and the whole time I was thinking Misaka could totally work at a daycare or have a future family with Touma? Just kidding because we all know Kuroko would not let that happen in a million years. Other than that it was interesting to see how the whole cloning process works in Academy City, but damn it is still really depressing knowing what will eventually happen to countless Misaka sisters later on which has me shouting Touma where the hell are you bro! I know countless people out there really HATE his guts, but like it or not he is the key to their salvation against Mr. Accelerator who is appearing in the next freaking episode? OH MY GOD! YES I AM SO HYPE FOR THAT!
Accelerator wants to play next time.
Welcome back Accelerator.