Oct 1, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 24

I must admit that it wasn’t a bad ending. Anime is known for having bad endings, unfortunately. They sometimes think that a show is going to be very successful, so they sometimes end shows in a way to prepare for another season or something, which doesn’t really end anything since most of the time it doesn’t happen. That is why I’m pretty satisfied with this ending.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_24_[720p][1E0D545F].mkv_snapshot_01.42_[2013.09.30_22.49.22]I like how things turned out. An interesting and confusing battle between a group of people and a small army of robots. That’s always nice to see. The confusing part is that all those characters showed up for the fight, and they were characters from the same school, which would imply that most of them (if not all) have abilities of their own. It’s confusing because none of those characters used any abilities. Only the characters we already knew were using their abilities to fight those robots. Maybe that’s just my imagination, but it seems rather lazy. Was it really that hard to mix in a few powers?

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_24_[720p][1E0D545F].mkv_snapshot_19.53_[2013.09.30_22.50.58]It’s also nice to see that most of my predictions were spot-on. It was painfully obvious that Shizuri and her team were going to show up sooner or later during this episode. Hell, they even gave us another eyeful of them in their bikinis. Maybe it was their way of thanking us for watching their amusing show?

The only problem with this show is that there were only two Febri-chans. I wouldn’t have minded at all if there was some kind of underground basement with hundreds of them. I could’ve died peacefully due to an overdose of cuteness. All joking aside; it was a good season, although I still don’t know why they showed us that scene with Index in it. Oh well…

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Sep 24, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 23

Now that this season is coming to an end next week, I think that I have sufficient information to form an opinion on whether this season is better than the first or not. It is. This season contains more action, more structure, a slightly better story and less easy-going episodes.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_23_[720p][113E5243].mkv_snapshot_08.55_[2013.09.22_16.17.36]The think that I both love and hate about this season is that the story is so damned aggravating. Never really seems to be going right. I think that introduces an element of unpredictability to an otherwise semi-predictable story. I liked how that guy prevented Mikoto and Shinobu from doing whatever they wanted by planning ahead. It’s safe to say that he won’t allow for insubordination and any other threat that might end up destroying their little project. That is why I think that he could very well be capable of killing both of them if he wanted to. He certainly has the brains for it.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_23_[720p][113E5243].mkv_snapshot_21.14_[2013.09.22_16.18.06]It’s funny how the smart try to triumph over the strong. It’s a battle that’s been going on in real-life for many, many centuries. It gives me no pleasure in saying that brains usually conquer all else. That’s probably why jocks always pick on nerds in high school. It’s probably because they know that they’ll probably end up working for those nerds one day.

Anyway, without getting distracted any further, I think the final episode should prove to be both predictable and amusing. We finally caught a glimpse of Febri’s sister and we also know that Febri’s lollipops are running out. I can only image that Mikoto is planning some kind of sink-or-swim-operation. We’ll see.

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Sep 17, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 22

Not much I want to say about this semi-predictable episode. I think it pretty much speaks for itself, and, in my humble opinion at least, it should go down in the books as one of the better episodes. No more messing around, just straight-up action.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_22_[720p][8307D8D0].mkv_snapshot_06.04_[2013.09.16_22.59.00]I think it was nice that Mikoto decided to visit that woman. That woman, Therestina, used to be part of some kind of government funded team that ensures the safety of civilians whenever and wherever it’s necessary. Of course, that was until she went completely insane and decided to switch her otherwise dull life up a bit.

It’s safe to say that we all learned quite a bit. All of those scientists are probably people with either weak abilities or no abilities at all, which is a pain in the ass when you live in a city where people prefer people with a lot of powers over people with a huge brain. They felt left out after not getting the attention they think they deserved at the time.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_22_[720p][8307D8D0].mkv_snapshot_20.30_[2013.09.16_22.59.41]Yes, yes it’s just another pathetic attempt to get people’s attention. It’s like watching a small group of children trying to get the attention of their parents, hoping to get some kind of approval. Those are the worst kind of people in the world. A child should not have to fight to gain his/her parent’s approval. That stuff comes naturally, even if you collect people’s garbage for a living (absolutely no offensive to garbage men).

The way I see it is simple; Mikoto informed her friends about the current state of things, managed to find some of the people responsible and might actually team up with Shizuri and her team later on. Mikoto has a lot of people on her side of the fence, unlike those scientist, whom only rely on their gadgets and whatnot. I’m looking forward to seeing how this will unfold.

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Sep 10, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 21

Oh my god, I am so incredibly shocked! I had no idea any this would ever happen! It’s true, I have no eyes, ears or a sensible mind, so there’s no way for me to expect something like this. Can you feel the overwhelming sarcasm, people? I can.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_21_[720p][2F9819A5].mkv_snapshot_06.33_[2013.09.09_15.30.09]This episode, other than a punch in the face, was very much like watching a big recap. Mikoto was utterly shocked when she heard the news and she was furious when she connected the dots and figured out that some of the people that cloned her for that level six project were also responsible for creating Febri, an artificial life form whose body constantly secretes a poison that could kill anyone it comes in contact with. Those lollipops apparently contain some kind of compound that neutralises the poison and allows her to live without succumbing to that poison herself.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_21_[720p][2F9819A5].mkv_snapshot_14.39_[2013.09.09_15.30.24]We all knew this would happen, surely. They focussed so much on those lollipops, and Febri, a girl that appeared out of nowhere, whose parents cannot be found and whose background is unknown, is supposed to be considered human after we just dealt with an army of man-made Mikoto clones? I really don’t think so.

The only fun part about this would be Shinobu’s alliance. Is she on their side after all? Is she on the side that wants to stop this madness? Who knows? Her facial expressions are far from obvious and she’s the one character whose actions are difficult to predict. I just hope I get to see a decent battle now that Mikoto finally told her friends about what’s going on.

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Sep 3, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 20

We’ve finally arrived at the twentieth episode. It may be my nerdgasm taking right now (thanks to this week’s Shingeki no Kyojin), but I feel like I understood more than usual from this week’s episode, including things I already knew.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_20_[720p][CD07F005].mkv_snapshot_10.54_[2013.09.02_14.52.18]First thing’s first; Febri is not human. Big whoop, we all knew, surely. It came as no surprise when they revealed that Febri, just like Mikoto’s clones, was made in some lab by scientists. One project dies and another is born, that’s the way it always works. The only thing that’s really surprising was Mikoto’s surprised reaction when she heard the news.

Next I would like to address the fact that we’re probably not going to see any more of Touma or Index. Touma fulfilled his role when he defeated Accelerator and took away the reason to help him became a level six. After all, why bother when he was defeated by a level zero, right? And as for Index; no idea. Still don’t see the point of showing us that scene.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_20_[720p][CD07F005].mkv_snapshot_14.53_[2013.09.02_14.52.30]It all comes down to this; Mikoto will once again have to fight many powerful enemies in order to stop their experiments. Febri escaped and now they either want her dead or back for more experiments. In this case it’s painfully obvious that they want her dead. I can only imagine that Mikoto is going to ask her friends for help this time, because she nearly got herself killed last time.

And finally the last part: what about the girls that were once ordered to stop Mikoto from destroying cloning facilities? It seems that they, too, play a part in their big scheme. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they were to team up with Mikoto and her friends, although that’s highly unlikely to happen at this point.

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Aug 27, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 19

Well, at least there weren’t any parties for as far as I could tell. I guess I could count that as an improvement over the last two episodes? I think this was the last ‘peaceful’ episode we’ll see in a while though.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_19_[720p][D7A02698].mkv_snapshot_01.38_[2013.08.26_23.23.25]This episode revolved entirely around Febri, a little blonde-haired girl that has no parents and nowhere to go. She is quite possible one of the most adorable anime characters that you will ever lay eyes on. That is why it makes it so easy to believe that she isn’t entirely human, at least not a normal one. She could’ve very well been manufactured like Mikoto’s clones. That would explain why she only knew Mikoto’s name, I think. Don’t think it would be a reasonable explanation as to why she was there in the park that day though.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_19_[720p][D7A02698].mkv_snapshot_14.20_[2013.08.26_23.24.05]Febri’s cuteness is unbearable, but to dedicate an entire episode on seeing her eat, shower, play and walk about is kind of wasteful, wouldn’t you agree? It would’ve been okay for the first ten minutes; a nice meal, a hot shower and a bit of play time with the girls. The rest would’ve been better spent on answering the many unanswered questions.

I, to this day, still have no idea as to why they briefly showed us that scene where Index showed up. What was the point? You finish a battle with the help of Touma, finish that whole cloning business, show us Index briefly, introduce us to Febri and now we get yet another glimpse of their latest enemies? The order is really messed up, but okay… I’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out before I make myself seem like a bigger idiot.

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Aug 20, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 18

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S has returned to us! I suppose that one week without this show isn’t that bad, but I would like to have seen a better episode though. I cannot help notice that the pace is still slowing down.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_18_[720p][7DB947D7].mkv_snapshot_06.23_[2013.08.19_23.06.33]I believe the last episode was all about the girls’ party. Mikoto was happy that she managed to put an end to that dreadful level six project with a little bit of help from Touma, so she joined them as well. My question being; how is this episode any different? They’re still messing around, enjoying life as though everything’s peachy.

It is almost as though Mikoto has forgotten about that project and the people involved. Does she not realize that the people that were behind that project are still running about? She always struck me as a smart girl, which is why I can’t understand her right now. What the hell is she doing? And why the hell haven’t we seen Touma since that time?

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_18_[720p][7DB947D7].mkv_snapshot_21.09_[2013.08.19_23.07.17]We all know that those people are planning something else right now. It has once again something to do with esper powers. I guess they still haven’t given up on creating the perfect weapon. It’s only a matter of time before those scientists play their next hand.

I’m also getting quite nervous here… The season is almost over and there are so many questions left unanswered. The biggest mystery, for me anyway, is why they showed us a glimpse of Index without following up on that? That has been racking my brain for weeks now… I can only hope the story will continue without all those girly parties and whatnot.

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Aug 6, 2013

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S episode 17

Well, this sure came as a shocking disappointment… To think that an episode like this was waiting for us this week… How very disappointing indeed. This would’ve been the last thing I wanted to see this week, especially after how the last episode ended.

[UTW-Mazui]_Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun_S_-_17_[720p][60B4FC61].mkv_snapshot_05.03_[2013.08.05_23.02.38]I cannot believe how easy-going this episode was. Everyone was relaxing, throwing parties and doing god only knows what else. I’m a bit surprised at Mikoto, seeing as she just experienced hell first-hand. I thought that things might pick up after her meeting with that doctor, but things just went downhill when she heard that there’s a way for them to prolong the clones’ lifespans.

Basically, this episode revolved primarily about their hotpot party. It’s not the kind of episode you’d expect to see when a huge battle has just finished, and when you’ve just laid eyes on Index, another key character in the series. That is why I’m so utterly disappointed… Not much else I can say to be very honest.

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