So I finally got around to finishing Railgun. I had stopped after the level upper arc since I had completely burnt out by watching both seasons of index in about two days, then following up with the first arc of Railgun.
I really enjoyed the show. I really really love the Raildex universe and pretty much all the stories in it. It is hard to avoid comparing Index and Railgun, but I think I have to give the edge to Railgun. Index has an amazing story that does some awesome things but it suffered from regrettable story pacing. Railgun has it’s own set of woes, namely filler, but I think overall it’s a bit better. Both shows are incredible though, and I would heartily recommend both of them.
One of the things I enjoyed about the show is that it seemed to have just the right amount of cute, and just the right amount of action. The pacing built up pretty well, and events during the filler episodes were still relevant to the series overall. Ya a lot of the filler was just kind of there, but it at least tied into the story. As for the filler itself, I think it was pretty quality filler. Sure it wasn’t episodes that moved the plot along and what not, but they were at least enjoyable.
The other thing that I enjoyed a lot about both Railgun and Index is that things don’t always go right. Things went a bit more wrong in Index, and I think it is safe to say that Railgun is a bit more light hearted (hey we are just doing human experimentation and killing children for science!). The characters have meaningful conflicts with each other and with the story. It’s not just moe happy fun time. They end up having to make decisions that are hard and potentially hurt a lot of people. Though I have to say Misaka and Shirai are a bit too nonchalant about railgunning the bad guys.
Overall I really enjoyed the show and am looking forward to watching Railgun S. The sisters arc was my favorite arc in Index, so I can’t wait.
Also if there is any interest in me writing out more of a review rather than just my thoughts I’ll give it a shot.