The Coin Shooter: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

Hello, time for some reviews.

I will be covering the first season. The next one will happen in a couple of days.

A spinoff to the Index series. Manga origin, anime lasted for 24eps with an OVA.

I have always loved Railgun over Index, for its slightly more serious story, way better pacing, cast list is better, character designs that are more eye pleasing, excellent music from fripSide, the yuri undertones and the Sister’s Arc has always been my favourite in the series. But I will be covering that arc next post, since it’s in S2.

Storyline is great. Away from the typical cutesy tsun-like story, this one has a more serious Tsun personality and stance. The character development is pretty well done, more in-depth. I love everything about this show. Climax is perfectly executed, its one of the few shows that actuallu got my hyped and glued to my seat. This season has 2 arcs so 2 climaxes and both were well done. The ending is pretty insignificant since there is another season. Overall, I love it, like 20x more than Index. OVA is just pretty much fanservice. Surprisingly this show doesn’t have much fanservice.

Animations by J.C.Staff. This 2009 show looks like a upscaled version of Shana, but it’s fine. Character designs is better compared to Index. Colors were pretty normal, typical J.C.Staff.

Music is great. BGMs are nice. fripSide OPs were great, probably how I started listening to fripSide. ELISA on the EDs, decent.

The cast list is massive and great. Sato Rina, Ito Kanae, Arai Satomi, Toyosaki Aki, Nanjo Yoshino, Majima Junji, Sato Satomi, Hanazawa Kana, Noto Mamiko, Tamura Yukari, Abe Atsushi, Ohara Sayaka, Tanaka Atsuko, Ueda Kana, Minagawa Junko, Konishi Katsuyuki, Rial Monica, Nabatame Hitomi, Endo Aya, Kondo Takayuki, Fukuen Misato, Koyama Kimiko, Tomatsu Haruka, Asano Masami, Kaida Yuuko. I love it. Probably Rina’s best performance to-date. Mikoto immediately became best girl for me.

Score: Anime | OVA

Story: 8/10 | 7.5/10

Art: 8/10

Music: 9/10

VAs: 9/10

Recommended. And I hands down recommend this over Index.

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3 responses to “The Coin Shooter: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

  1. Pingback: Happy 25th Birthday To Me…: Top 25 of My Favourite Anime So Far | MirrorPurple·

    • Same here! Railgun is at least one of my top ten favorites, as I have so many memories with its loveable characters (and chemistry), smart story, wondrous setting and animation, and of course, fripSide’s contribution with those electrifying OPs. Glad you enjoyed it too!!

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