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A Certain Scientific Railgun (or Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) is a manga written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Motoi Fuyukawa that focuses on Mikoto Misaka, the third strongest esper in Academy City. The manga is a spinoff of the light-novel series "A Certain Magical Index".

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How is Misaka's railgun so destructive?

In episode 1 of Railgun, Misaka's railgun up-ends a good chunk of what appears to be an olympic-sized swimming pool. Later in the same episode, it is revealed that her railgun travels at a velocity of ...
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How are "A Certain Magical Index" and "A Certain Scientific Railgun" connected?

According to MAL, the former is the parent story of the latter, that appears described as a side story. However, I find no reference to these questions: Do both stories take place in the same ...
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Watching order for "Toaru Majutsu no Index" and related anime

I am slowly coming to the end of watching "Toaru Majutsu no Index" anime. There are a few anime series related to that world: Toaru Majutsu no Index Toaru Majutsu no Index II Toaru Kagaku no Railgun ...
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Where is the first track of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S OST 2 first played?

The OST in question can be found here. I'm looking for where it was played in the anime. The title says "Saijaku VS Saikyou (最弱 VS 最強)," which translates to "Weakest vs Strongest," but I don't seem ...
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What book is Saten reading to Febri in episode 19 of Railgun S?

In episode 19 of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S, Saten is shown reading a book to Febri, presumably as a bedtime story. Transcribed: 国の中央部には、立派すぎる建物が並んでいました。 豪華な化粧石をふんだんに使った、どっしりとした石の建築物です。必ず尖った屋根や、...
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What is Kazari Uiharu's esper ability?

Uihara mentioned that her esper ability is really weak, and additionally in the Railgun anime, when asked about her headband made of flowers, she asks "What headband?". Is her ability to grow those ...
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What is that frog toy that Misaka loves?

Misaka really loves this frog. Where does this frog come from? Does it exist both in anime and in real life (I feel like I've seen this frog somewhere before)?
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What is the difference between Judgment and Anti-skill?

Both these organizations seem to keep coming up in Railgun/Index, but it's never explained what the difference is. Both of them seem to be some kind of police force. At first I thought Judgment was ...
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Why isn't Misaka Mikoto's face widely recognized?

In a city where 1,800,000 teenagers are struggling towards the same goal (esper improvement), having only seven level 5 students would automatically bump them into celebrity status. Tokiwadai's ...
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Why does Kuroko call Misaka "onee-sama"?

I just watched Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. It seems like Kuroko is in love with Misaka (?) and calls her "onee-sama", but when did it start? And why/how did this happen?
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Why does Last Order state her name twice?

I understand that the regular clones speak in third person from the answer here. But Last Order actually has emotions, so there is no reason to speak in third person or repeating her name over twice. ...
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Where to continue from the manga after two seasons of "A Certain Magical Index" and "A Certain Scientific Railgun"?

I finished A Certain Magical Index I and A Certain Magical Index II as well as A Certain Scientific Railgun and A Certain Scientific Railgun S. I'd like to buy the mangas so I can keep up with the ...
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Is Academy City really an educational city? What is its purpose?

Academy City seems like a really weird city to me. At first I thought it was some super advanced city that was created with the sole purpose of filling it out with educational institutions for science ...
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What are the major factions and players on the Magic and the Science side? [closed]

There are various factions that exist on both the Magic and Science side, but what are the most prominent ones and who are their most well-known members?
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What was the motive for kidnapping Eri in the 1st episode of Railgun season 2?

In the first episode of Railgun season 2, Erii Haruue gets kidnapped. But why? What did they want with Erii? Does it have something do to with the level 6 experiment from the first season?
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How does Mikoto know about the Sisters before the Sister's Arc?

Misaka Mikoto seems to know about the sisters before the Sister's-arc, as she says both in the prologue of the first LN and the Railgun-manga: Have you heard how my DNA map was supposedly analyzed ...
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For how long were Accelerator and the Sisters doing the Level 6 experiment?

He's killed about ten thousand sisters, if he did it at a rate of 8 sisters per day, that would be: 10000 / 8 = 1250 days Or about 3 years and 5 months. Could the experiment have been running for ...
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Why was Misaka Mikoto chosen as the candidate for the Sister's project when she was just a normal child when they asked for her DNA map?

I recently finished all of Toaru Majutsu no Index, and have started watching Toaru Kagaku no Railgun. I'm currently in the second season of Railgun S, where we get more detail about the Sisters ...
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Mikoto started at Level 1. Is she a Gemstone or a kid with 'idiosyncracies', or neither?

According to the Wiki, Mikoto was a child prodigy, and started at Level 1 instead of Level 0. Is she a Gemstone or a person with 'idiosyncracies', or neither?
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Why Touma is considered only a level 0 esper when he's clearly so powerful and was able to defeat the most powerful level 5 esper?

Toma has the "imagine breaker" which is regarded by many as a very powerful hability, moreover he was able to defeat the most powerful esper and one of the most powerful magicians, one who was capable ...
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Why does Accelerator need a necklace to use his powers?

After being damaged in battle (by a bullet IIRC) , Accelerator had to start to use a necklace for being able to use his powers. What does this necklace does? Why does Accelerator need a necklace to ...
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What's the meaning of the 'Out' suffix in "Mental Out" and "Skill Out"?

What's the meaning of the 'Out' suffix in "Mental Out" and "Skill-Out"?
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Does the third season of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun happens after or before Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator?

The third season of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun started and Accelerator, one of the main villains of Toaru Majutsu no Index and the main character of Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator appears in the first ...
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How does Kihara Amata's device to bypass Accelerator's passive redirection actually work, and should it work at all?

Disclaimer: I watched only the anime. (And read Toarupedia) In season 2 of Index we are introduced to Kihara Amata, one of the scientists who worked on researching Accelerator's ability. He attacks ...
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Do I need to watch "Railgun T" first to understand "Index 3" more easily?

I currently rewatching the To Aru series with all spin-offs (have only seen the first 2 Index and Railgun seasons years ago). My question is, after watching the first 2 seasons of Index and Railgun ...
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Where exactly does A Certain Scientific Accelerator fit in the timeline?

Where exactly does A Certain Scientific Accelerator take place in the timeline? I know it'd some time after Accelerator's gunshot wound by the necklace but that's about it.
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Can Capacity Down disrupt Accelerator's esper powers?

Capacity Down is a device that produces a sound that can disrupt an esper. It was used in the anime series against Kongou Mitsuko, Misaka Mikoto, Shirai Kuroko etc. My question is, does this device ...
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How does Baba communicate with his robots?

In episode 6 of A Certain Scientific Railgun T, we see Baba ordering around his Great Dane Type, Mosquito Type, and Mantis Type robots. When he gives orders to the Mantis Type, he's inside his ...
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Why is there a curfew for students in Academy City?

In A Certain Scientific Railgun, it's mentioned several times that there is a curfew for students in Academy City. Why is this so? Is this ever explained?
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Why are level 0 espers considered espers if they have no powers at all?

Supposedly level 0 espers have no powers at all. Are they any different to humans then? Are they supposed to have latent powers or something?
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Can Accelerator be killed by a nuclear weapon?

There is an episode where Accelerator mentions to Last Order if I recall correctly (it could be another character) that he/she shouldnt worry about someone who can't be killed even by a nuclear bomb. ...
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Is there anyone who got their psychic power through science?

On the first episode of To Aru Majutsu No Index, Touma said Magic is impossible, psychic powers aren't even rare at this city school. Anyone can invent it with the powers of science. And Touma ...
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Curfew in Academy City

In A Certain Scientific Railgun, it's mentioned several times that there is a curfew for students in Academy City. Why is this so? Can someone explain to me please.
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When does *The Miracle of Endymion* occur?

I'm currently rewatching A Certain Magical Index (including II) and A Certain Scientific Railgun (including S) in order by anime release date. Thus I've rewatched Miracle after II but before S. I ...
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Whats the name of this OST track from the Toaru Majutsu/Railgun Series

Sorry, not sure if this is the best place to ask this. The OST track starts out with a long whistle, followed by quick whistles blows, and it was quite fast (not slow/sad) (kinda had a sporty feel?). ...
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What happens when an esper reachs level 6?

In the Toaru series several characters are trying to reach level 6, like Accelerator and Hirumi. But what happens when an esper reachs this level? Is this ever told in the series, mangas, spinoffs or ...
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Which is the esper level of Kiyama Harumi when she uses Multi-Skill?

So Multi-Skill is an ability adquired by Kiyama Harumi when connecting to the Level Upper Network, where she is able to use multiple abilities of those who used Level Upper. Which is the esper level ...
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What is the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga release schedule?

Very recently, the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga series resumed after its break with Chapter 71/72 (They kinda messed with the chapter numbers, weird). I've tried to search for a release schedule, ...
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Which are the five manga series that are based off the Toaru Majutsu no Index franchise?

According to Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator (とある科学の一方通行アクセラレータ Toaru Kagaku no Ippō Tsūkō?, lit., A Certain Scientific Accelerator) is the fifth manga series that is based ...
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Why the sisters dont have the same power than Railgun if they have exactly the same DNA?

Railgun is level #5 esper, but her "sisters" only are level #2, #3 or #4, regardless they have exactly the same DNA. Why is this so?
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Why was Railgun chosen for the Sisters project and not Kakine Teitoku?

Misaka Mikoto "Railgun" was chosen for the Sisters project who cloned her. But she's ranked #3 among the level 5 espers. Why wasnt rank #2 Kakine Teitoku chosen instead, or even rank #1 Accelerator, ...
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Why if accelerator is so above other level 5 espers he isnt count as level 6 already?

Accelerator was able to kil 10,000 clons of another level 5 esper, the 3rd most powerful esper. If he's so above other espers, why isnt he counted as a level 6 esper already? What does a esper need to ...
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In which place of the timeline of Toaru Majutsu no Index series does the Toaru Kagaku No Railgun series happen?

In the timeline of Toaru Majutsu No Index (no the release dates of the series/ovas/specials etc which is a completely different thing) where do the Toaru Kagaku No Railgun series happen?
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Much More Railgun DVD's

I am a fan of A Certain Scientific Railgun. I noticed there are 4 MMR's (much more railgun) DVDs. Where on earth can I buy them? I have tried Amazon but with no luck. Can I order them from Japan?
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Which esper level is Shirai Kuroko, the girl who can teleport?

Shirai Kuroto is a esper who appears (at least) in A certain Magical Index and A certain Scientific Raigun being a somehow important character. Which esper level is she supposed to be? Is this ever ...