Saten is checking on something important today.
Welcome back super powered friends to more Railgun S on Metanorn! Last week was all about how Accelerator who for me personally stole the show, but what are we going to do this time? I suspect we will finally start some official story with Misaka fighting some other high powered characters right Highway?
Highway shows up for the episodes that aren’t just Misaka. Well, that’s not the only reason. So let’s see what Fosh and I thought of this week’s episode of Railgun S!
Kuroko x Misaka
Kuroko fights the urge to jump in bed with Misaka!
When fans of Index or Railgun usually talk about certain characters like Kuroko most of us think of a few words like crazy, annoying, comical and super obsessive of her Misaka’s love and affection and I bet you can add more to this list of things to call Kuroko. Personally I feel for every awesome main character in anime or manga you NEED a character like Kuroko who simply comes off as a goofball sidekick that lightens up the mood and that is where she shines the most! Especially in this current arc filled with death and sadness. So yeah I know this was an episode without the usual badass Misaka running around saving the day because most of our time was spent following Kuroko around as she worked with Saten and Uiharu on a side mission, but I feel the main theme of the episode was about Kuroko’s true feelings and how she deals with being kept in the dark while Misaka runs off in the middle of the night to do her solo work. In the end even if you do not like Kuroko at all you have to feel a bit sorry for her because she just wants to help Misaka out as a friend, but at the same time she doesn’t want to upset her by spying on her because it would destroy the special bond between them! I would love to see the two of them working together to stop the evil experiments; however if you watched some of season two of Index you would know Kuroko eventually discovers some info related to the MISAKA sisters and all of that! As well as Touma finding maps and info about the tree diagram in the room when he pays Kuroko and Misaka a visit back in season one.
Saten desperately waits for her own arc.
While last week was all Mikasa, this week was all not-Mikasa. While I liked this episode a little bit more than the ones without Kuroko, Saten, and Uiharu, as well as Kuromi, I still would like it more if it was all of them at the same time. I just can’t shake the feeling that this would be so much less trying for Mikasa if she leaned on her friends some more. I can understand why she doesn’t, but that doesn’t make it right not to.
Similarly, watching the rest of the crew without Misaka tends to feel a bit aimless. She’s always the main plot driver, so without here there, this felt more like an extended cut away than anything important. And that’s a bit different for Railgun as well. Even in the situations in the past where they’ve had separations between Misaka doing things and everyone else doing other things, they were all moving towards the same conclusion. This time it just feels like everything but Misaka has been put on a shelf, waiting until she finishes ‘the important stuff’ and then they’ll get back to the ‘fuwa fuwa’.
Fun with Misaka and friends
I bet Uiharu is checking out Saten’s ass.
So you better not do anything dirty!
You better watch out!
Dat evil grin.jpeg
So yeah this episode was interesting because we took a break from all the Misaka related fun and focused mostly on Kuroko dealing with a few things on her own with the help of Saten and Uiharu, but hey at least JC Staff is giving some time for the side characters right? That said I really hope we get to see more Saten only themed arcs in the future, even though I think that would only happen in the form of random filler episodes because I can’t recall Saten doing a whole lot in the manga. Besides the stuff with Kuroko we got to see just how hard Misaka has been pushing herself to shut down each and every lab while rocking that new tomboy outfit of hers, which reminds me I need to draw more pictures of her! So what do you want to see more of in the next set of episodes? I think we are gearing towards the events found in the opening aka Misaka’s first real fight against a fellow level five and that has me very excited!
If it sounds like I’m not enjoying the story, that’s not really true. I’m enjoying it fine. But to me it also feels like it’s lost something important. I know I’ve harped on this before, and it’s annoying to sound like a broken record, but I think it’s a failure of the show to change the mode so much. Index was “Touma does stuff after people get him in a situation.” Railgun season one was “Situation gotten into, everyone helps out and Misaka finishes it off.” It just seems, well, lazyto just make it all Misaka doing things for this story arc. But all we can do is ride it out to the end.
Introducing ITEM! I CAN’T WAIT!
Time for a new arc!