「巨乳御手 (バストアッパー)」 (Basuto Appaa)
From serious Kuroko to…more serious Misaka? Yeah, I think that’s a valid way of putting this week’s Railgun. We’re still only partway into the mysteries of Dream Ranker and thus due some further filler-ish one-off character moments, but don’t think for a second that’s all we’re getting. In between bouncing breasts and satisfied Satens a tendril of story exists, and it’ll soon make its presence felt.
Given anime comedy usually revolves a few tried and true tropes and stereotypes it’s arguably overdue for us to have a Railgun episode focused exclusively on trials and tribulations of wholesome washboards—but somehow I’m having a hard time complaining. You couldn’t pick a better duo than ITEM’s Saisai and Misaka to have fight over a purported bust enhancer (conveniently proven to work I might add!), especially when it’s accompanied by a whole slew of washboard jokes and related faces of pain and suffering I’m sure one prominent vtuber is having schizophrenic kittens just thinking about it. Boing boing indeed.
Besides dreams of new mountain acquisitions however, a great deal of the fun this episode was definitely tied up in all the related dream sequences. While some of these dreams are difficult to place (at least from specific character perspectives), I don’t think too many will be complaining when we have the likes of Motoharu’s
lolicon siscon affection for adopted maid Maika coming through, Kongou pulling a move into the idol life, or yet another Misaki drive by courtesy of telepathy. Oh, and did I mention ninjas collectively rejecting legs for boobs? Yeah, I don’t think I’m fully in agreement. On the other hand though one of those dreams did give us the first taste of Railgun’s next (and currently unnamed) antagonist, since few likely missed her notable appearance in this arc’s OP. It’ll take some time before we find out what that dream is all about (not to mention the relationship with Indian Poker), but rest assured, we’ll get there soon enough.
After all, any time Saten is on the case, things have an uncanny habit of popping out the woodwork.