To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S – 19
「学園都市研究発表会」 (Gakuentoshi Kenkyuu Happyoukai)
“Academt City Research Exhibit Assembly”
Hello everyone, Stilts here filling in for Zephyr this week. First of all, let me get my Railgun C.V. out there – I haven’t read the manga. Okay, now that that’s all done, onto the episode!
Febri-chan Is Adorable
While you can accuse many little girls in anime of being portrayed as…well, you know what I mean, Febri is designed to hit you right in your fatherly/motherly instincts. Personally I kept thinking about my nieces and nephew, who Febri is a lot like, except there aren’t four of her and they aren’t constantly running around driving my older brother insane. So a downgrade all said, but she’s still pretty cute. I know Saten-san and Uiharu agree. Saten is the papa and Uiharu is the mama, what an adorable family, d’aaawww!
Misaka Is Childish
Not that this is news, but an episode revolving around Misaka trying to get a kid to like her – and her subsequent depression whenever she failed – once again highlighted how childish our Biribiri is. Not that her Gekota fascination doesn’t keep reaffirming that. It says something when the only other character that likes Gekota is Febri, even though Touma’s friend Aogami Pierce may have ruined that. Don’t destroy a little girl’s dreams, Pierce-kuuun!
These Students Are Bad Scientists
Okay, so they could be good at the actual science part, but Academy City seriously needs to implement some ethics courses. You don’t experiment on people without their knowledge! That’s just part of doing science in a modern society. Also, that pretentious bastard who does most of the talking acts like a total tosser, so I look forward to his eventual (and hopefully disgraceful) defeat.
As for what experiment they’re running, I have no idea as usual. The only major clue we have are those lolipops with the interesting taste, and how the students are excited to be experimenting on Misaka like they did on Mugino last episode. I’ll let you draw your own inferences from there.
Once again, Misaka is wrapped up in another twisted experiment. I would be lying if I said another amoral experiment excited me, but then again I don’t know all the details yet. The fact that it’s another dumb experiment could quickly become a non-issue if it’s an interesting experiment, which I hope (and suspect) it will be. Time will tell.
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Saten is the papa, Uiharu is the mama, Febri is the daughter, & Misaka is just childish. Still, haha! #railgun 19
- The first episode centered on a loli, and I’m covering it. Seriously, what is up with this season?
- That…that’s not right, Kurokooooo!! Stay a crazed, strangely mature lesbian please. Leave that immature stuff to the K-ON girls.
- Disclaimer On Spoilers: Don’t post them. If you feel compelled to post them, use the spoiler tags, and make sure to clearly explain what your spoilers are about. I haven’t read the manga, and I’d like my one week covering this show not to end with me being horribly spoiled. Thanks for your cooperation, because I’d prefer to not have to kill anyone.
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