To Aru Kagaku no Railgun – 13
At the request of two of Kuroko’s classmates, Mikoto agrees to be a swimsuit model. In fact, all the girls go, including Uiharu, Saten, and even Kongou Mitsuko and Konori Mii. When they’re choosing swimsuits, Mikoto finds a frilly one that she likes, but after Konori calls it childish, she goes with a normal one-piece instead. Once everyone’s put on their chosen swimsuits, they’re led to a special studio room that can simulate any environment, and the girls are told to act naturally. They thus start to play and relax in the environments presented, and after some errors occur in the studio’s system, they get a break in a camp environment with some real food. The girls decide to make curry, and because of Kongou’s bluster, she gets stuck making a curry even though she doesn’t know how to cook. Fortunately, Konori helps her, and the girls end up with two types of curry. The studio’s system is eventually fixed, and they finish the day without further incident. Mikoto, however, stays behind afterward to try on the frilly swimsuit she that had her eye on earlier. She goes back to the studio to enjoy it by herself, but she inadvertently broadcasts everything onto a billboard in the city, a billboard that Touma just happens to be walking past.
So there’s not much to this episode in terms of plot. It’s mostly just fanservice of the girls modeling swimsuits and making curry, with a bit of minor character development for Kongou Mitsuko. The one notably bright and very amusing spot was the final scene with Mikoto accidentally broadcasting herself having fun and Touma seeing it. In fact Komoe is in the preview for next episode, so maybe we’ll be seeing more of Touma now. There’s no new episode next week though, and episode 14 will air on January 8, 2010. The new OP and ED should start soon as well: the new OP will be LEVEL5 -judgelight- by fripSide, and the new ED will be Real Force by ELISA.