Animation Recommendation: Railgun, Railgun S.

It has been a long while. It has been so long, in fact, WordPress has redesigned their entire Dashboard. Of course, I’m a procrastinator. Even in the things I love to do, I’m a procrastinator. This is genuinely my fault. There are all types of reasons- explanations, really- for my procrastination, but not a single one of them is interesting enough to list. I’ll leave that to a therapist, down the road.

There just hasn’t been anything good that I’ve watched lately, either. Procrastination is not always enough to keep someone like me down. I can not say the recommendation after this Prologue To The Review “section” is particularly long or fascinating. It’s just a short, eeeeasy recommendation. Unique, yes, but that’s always my style. If a show comes up that I’m motivated about, I’ll review it. It’s not like Art will be reviewing Rebuild (chuckles).

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Railgun. Railgun S.

Academy City is a highly developed place in terms of technology. It is said to be 20 to 30 years ahead of the rest of the world, and 80% of its 2.3 million residents are students. The focus of studies here is directed towards esper powers. Misaka Mikoto, one of the top level espers in town, shares a room with Kuroko Shirai, another high level esper who is a member of Judgement, a law enforcing agency composed of students. Both attend Tokiwadai, a private school reserved for the high-leveled and the rich. Kuroko’s partner at Judgement, Kazari Uiharu, is a low level esper who studies at Sakugawa middle school. Her best friend and classmate there is Ruiko Saten, a level zero, one who has no esper powers. Together, the four encounter several adventures in the exciting scientific town.

Railgun, strictly defined: a series with character development, plus some action on the side. The action may be too much for your heart to take, so hop on over to Kyoto Animation if you’re looking for a bunch of guys swimming in bikinis.

The First Season: is phenomenal in its canon arcs, though (as hinted by the word canon) it’s plagued by filler. Skip the filler if you want plot. If you’re just looking to enjoy the ride, watch it. Interesting characters and fun stories (the goal of any series, which few actually manage to produce, these days) make the first season delightful.

The Second Season: If only for the Frenda, it’s amazing. Clones? Check. Death? Check. Morality? Check. No filler thus far? Check. Moé? Check. Interesting characters? Check. Lazy way to summarize it, but this is a recommendation.

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