Anime Review: A Certain Scientific Railgun S Episode 2

April 21, 2013

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It looks likes things are going pretty well over here. Recently, a new season of Railgun started airing and I picked it up last week. As there were not any delays, it looks like I can continue on. Today, I will be reviewing A Certain Scientific Railgun S episode 2.

As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.

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It is just another normal day for Misaka, or so she thinks.

While out and about, Misaka and Kuroko find that there are a lot people exploring the alleyways for some reason, and they find out that people are finding cards with various amounts of cash.

However, the thing that Misaka and others are surprised about is the fact that Misaka was seen in places where she had not been that day.

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I kind of liked this episode. Unlike the previous episode, which seemed to confuse me because there were events that did not take place until the Daihaseisai Festival Arc, I knew exactly what was going on here. Everything that happened in this episode seemed to pretty much how I remember things went in the manga, though there may be a few exceptions. Because of this fact, I can definitely say that the reports about the Sisters Arc taking place in this series are certainly true. Kuroko's obession with Misaka also seem to have some good in this episode, beyond the antics that she pulls to provide the humor. Back in the first season, Kuroko's antics were annoying because they just seemed pointless. Here, however, the fact that Kuroko had audio recording of Misaka gave Misaka good reason to be out and about. In the manga, I never really got to know what Kuroko was up during the time that Misaka was doing her stuff. I guess that this is one of the new additions that we see, so that Misaka is not soloing everything this arc. Of course, I cannot really say whether I prefer Misaka having help over soloing things yet, since the series is still in its early episodes. Another thing that I liked seeing was a bunch guys were beaten by a girl other than Misaka. Having only seen Misaka and Kuroko fighting, since Mitsuko Kongo usually sends things flying, I was certainly impressed that somebody could take out a few people with very little effort. I guess that they learned not underestimate somebody without any esper powers. The thing that I caught my interest though was the new girl, known as Nunotaba Shinobu, seems to call Misaka the original. Earlier in the episode, Saten says that she thought she saw Misaka somewhere, when she was with Kuroko, which made me wonder if there was a twin, even though I already knew the answer from reading the manga. For Nunotaba to say such a thing, she would have to be involved to begin with. That alone makes me want to see the next episode right now. Unfortunately, the place where I am watching the streams does not release new episodes until Sunday, I will have to wait another week. The fact that the episode confirmed that this was the Sisters Arc, by showing things as I remembered they were in the manga, as well as the fact that Nunotaba's words suggest that there is a clone of Misaka, makes things rather intriguing.

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Although I liked the episode, there are certainly some issues. However, since I cannot think of anything to complain about, aside from the fact that things still do not seem friendly to newcomers, I will say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering that things were less confusing this episode, and even caught my interest, I will say that this is definitely worth watching. I only recommend this to fans of A Certain Scientific Railgun.

What are your thoughts on A Certain Scientific Railgun S episode 2? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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