Saturday, 10 October 2009

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun - Episode 2

This second episode of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun kicks off with a brief cameo for To Aru Majutsu no Index's Touma.... However, a cameo is all it is, so don't go expecting too much based off that opening scene.

From here, the rest of the episode takes on a decidedly "slice of life" flavour, prferring to focus entirely on Mikoto and Kuroko on the one month "anniversary" of their becoming room-mates. Needless to say, this makes the episode all about Kuroko trying to find ways to seduce Mikoto and failing miserably, with her plans for a "quiet" night in with Mikoto ruined by the appearance of Uihara and Saten, in a state of affairs that leads to them both using their powers in the dormitory and being punished for doing so, moving the episode on to a bout of swimming pool cleaning where the two of them make up... well, somewhat at least.

There's not really a lot more to say about this particular instalment of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun - I'd almost be tempting to label it as filler, but I'm not even sure what the actual goal of this series is yet. If it's going to be a simple, non-stop fan service-fest based around Mikoto and Kuroko then I guess this isn't a filler episode at all, but to be honest I'm really hoping that it has more strings to its bow than that.

I will concede however that this episode was actually quite fun to watch (dare I refer to it as "fan service done right"?) as a one-off in its own right, but if it's going to keep my interest then this series is going to have to remember the expert blend of fun every-day moments blended with bigger, more action-centric story arcs which To Aru Majutsu no Index frequently carried off quite effortlessly. I mean come on, you have a protagonist who can shoots coins at you at ridiculous speeds using the power of electricity, you can't just have her electrocuting over-excited fangirls for an entire series.


RP said...

Fanservice done right may be a good way to describe it. Whereas I might've been annoyed at the fanservice by now, for whatever reason, I'm just eating all this up.

Anonymous said...

Half of this episode was actually supposed to be at the end of the first major action arc... I don't really quite get why they moved it up to here.

Anyway, the upcoming episodes should be fun if they plan to move into the action arc.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, somehow I have a strange feeling about imagening Misaka as a main character. In Majutsu toaru no index I always thought, that she wasn't really suited to become a main chara.

Vá tomar no cu, Cecília said...

Loved the episode.

Blacksun88 said...

well, although kuroko antics may go a bit overboard, she get her punishment (thx to the dorm lady that frightened even our level 5 mikoto XD) and thx to her we get a underwear-less and flustered mikoto ^^