A Certain Scientific Railgun #25 — World’s Strongest Petty Thugs

April 12th, 2013


Physics is really hard, isn’t it, anime directors?


Ah yes. That which gives me the will to watch Samurai Girls. Beginning by showcasing Saten being too incompetent to even be bait and then zapping some random thugs offscreen just tells me that they’ve learned absolutely nothing and are bound and determined to stick to the cheap nonsense this season as well. Oh, and they have a new useless friend too! Oh boy! That was sure the best part of the first season! Even the ‘big’ moment at the end was just her railgunning an ugly CG copter. It’s like someone on staff said "How can we do the exact same thing as always, but pretend like it’s even more super awesome?" "I know! Instead of blowing up a CG vehicle on the ground. We’ll do it… in the air!" I can only imagine that in season three, they’ll have to do it underwater.

Honestly, it really wasn’t that horrible a start, aside from the utterly worthless action scenes in ostensibly a show about crimefighters with super powers, and the continued hamhanded need to jam Saten into everything, not to mention the insipid mewling characters in general. On second thought, those are pretty damn big asides to ignore. But anyway, it was functionally identical to the start of the first season and we’ve been down this road before and I’m not eager to do it again. I’m not fooled by the OP, the pissing contest in the library, or their new friend who is apparently a magnet for kidnappers. Even if they are the world’s strongest kidnappers, able to backhanded throw a girl forty feet with one effortless motion. Seriously. Misaka’s about 20 feet away from the copter, locking it to the roof about 6-8 feet up, and the guy tosses the girl so far over her head that she has to run, leap, and still has roof to spare. There’s at least a 95% chance that the next 2 months will be taking baths, going shopping, and Saten whining aside from some shadowy looks at the end of episodes before they hurriedly try to fabricate a plot up in the closing episodes.

Next Episode:

Back to nothing.

Posted in Railgun | 19 Comments »

19 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Goldi says:

    Railgun needs more Touma.. Also it’s infuriating how they derive from the source material.

    • sage says:

      “diverge”, you mean

    • Wilfriback says:

      Maybe he meant “deviate” but meh, what the show needs is less filler but I can’t be helped because it worked the first season sales, so why change?

    • Longhaul says:

      I find it interesrting how the concept of a reintroduction episode is so hard to swallow.

      • Nanaya says:

        More like hard to believe. It’s incredibly simple and easy to obtain information on a series or get access to the series itself, so having a re-introduction episode is basically a waste of time that probably has to do more with budget conservation than anything else. Any idiot can remember a series or look it up, and it encourages cheap first-episode scripts that don’t work anything into the main plot. Bleh.

        • Aroduc says:

          Not to mention that western series, which tend to more often than not be very long running and have many months, occasionally years between episodes, and may be calling back to some random character or related event from years ago, and manage to recap or summarize it without spending entire episodes or long flashback sequences reviewing every single character.

          But they’re paid to draw in viewers every week and be compelling. Anime’s… not.

        • Longhaul says:

          I conceed that point and will hazard a guess that, like the first seasons 3 or 4 pure OC episodes, there is not a full 24 episodes of planned arcs.

          I do not mind it as long as it actually fits the established timeline this time.

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    NO! No Touma! No harem leads allowed! Fuck them!

  • celsi says:

    I think this is the most optimistic you’ve ever been about this show.

  • Catz says:

    adventures with Harems or 4-koma show?

    the limitless possibilities in the anime baffle me!

  • The Phantom says:

    I will probably follow this, inertia most likely, I do like Misaka but I agree that all other characters but Hiroko are useless and boring.

    Well who knows Touma may show up later to punch some ppl xD

  • anise_punter says:

    Well, it won’t be taking baths, Hidamari used up the quota for the entire year.

  • nil says:

    So in other words, it’s a fantastic premiere!

  • Gorilla13 says:

    Oh gawd even without dickhead Touma and his silly masturbatory right hand, this show still sucks donkey balls with batshit Biri who has UTI that requires her to wear those smelly shorts. She’s so batshit she can generate those electric waves eh?

    But not like they have any better lead for this lameass series anyway… A loli retarded nun? A red head phaggot in drag? A dyke who needs to get laid? Yet another jailbait teacher? An emo albino kid who tries to act gangsta? Might as well put hipster chick who needs to patch her pants as main character for next season.

  • elior1 says:

    this is not the worst guys. they going to cover the sisters arc in this season which is those misaki number robots which repat her name twice after each word from index

  • Neclord X says:

    Walks through alleys…in tigh shorts and a tank top that lets you see the bra…Its surprised some guys try to r*ape her.

    Don’t know if naive or she wants it

  • elior1 says:

    in this season there will be 2 arc only the misaka clones arc and the one after it with the new girl we seen in this episode