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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

Alt titles: A Certain Scientific Railgun

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In the technologically-advanced Academy City, millions of students study superhuman and psychic powers. Judgment, a group made up of specially-trained students and adults, helps combat threats to the city and its people by helping apprehend power-wielding criminals. Mikoto, Kazari and Kuroko are three friends who juggle school and Judgment, all the while learning how to best use their skills. Together, they will help keep Academy City safe from the bad guys and have plenty of fun in the process.

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
To Aru Majutsu no Index TV 2008 Original
To Aru Majutsu no Index: A Certain Magical Index-tan DVD Special 2009 Same Franchise
To Aru Majutsu no Index II TV 2010 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA OVA 2010 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Specials DVD Special 2010 TBD Short specials released on the DVDs.
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun: Entenka no Satsuei Model mo Raku Ja Arimasen wa ne DVD Special 2010 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index II: A Certain Magical Index-tan DVD Special 2011 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index Movie Movie 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S TV 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S Specials DVD Special 2013 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki Special Other 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S: Daiji na Koto wa Zenbu Sentou ni Osowatta OVA 2014 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
To Aru Majutsu no Indexchu   TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index (Light Novel) 2004 TBD
A Certain Scientific Railgun 2007 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index 2007 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SS (Light Novel) 2007 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun SS: Liberal Arts City (Light Novel) 2009 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SS: Norse Mythology (Light Novel) 2010 TBD
To Aru Jihanki no Fanfare (Light Novel) 2010 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SP (Light Novel) 2011 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: New Testament (Light Novel) 2011 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun SS2: Shopping Mall Demonstration (Light Novel) 2011 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Road to Endymion (Light Novel) 2013 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki 2013 TBD
To Aru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Entrance Exam (Light Novel) 2013 TBD
To Aru Kagaku no Accelerator 2013 TBD
Name Role
Yuichi TANAKA Character Design
Tatsuyuki NAGAI Director
Maiko IUCHI Music
Motoi FUYUKAWA Original Manga Creator

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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun mustardbomb 3/10 Sep 15, 2012
A Certain Scientific Railgun mustardbomb 3/10 Sep 15, 2012
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun darkdante14 6/10 Jul 28, 2012
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Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice

Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!

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eaper

Each of these series have a similar setting: An advanced school focused on bringing up espers/alices while revolving around a ranking system and keeping the children in the given city/school. Both of these series are rather light hearted and based mainly on slice of lifey comedy with some action thrown in.

watsup3

they both deal with kids whohave esp/alice power and go to a special school. they aboth are also have slice of life feel with comedy thrown in making that much better

xXMintyXx

Basically both based in a  school and both school is teaching them how to use esp/alice also both through female perspectives though Gakuen Alice has bits of romance (even more in manga if you want to know more after the anime ended) while in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun it has none

Telepathy Shoujo Ran

Telepathy Shoujo Ran

Ran Isozaki is a typical middle school student with a typical crush on her childhood friend Rui, and a not-so-typical ability: she has just discovered that she has the power of telepathy! Though she'd rather be finding ways to get Rui's attention, Ran finds herself in the middle of sinister supernatural situations; but she's not alone! Joining Ran is the cocky and beautiful Naha Midori, a fellow telepath who has just transferred to Ran's school. Together, Ran, Naha and Rui will experience the joys of middle school, and the perils of the supernatural!

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sothis

Telepathy Shoujo Ran and Railgun follow schoolkids with special powers and overall have a similar tone and feel. Try it out!

chii

Both anime have school kids with special powers. In Telepathy Shoujo Ran it is kept a secret from others where in To Aru Kagaku no Railgun they are actually in school to make their powers better. Both have similar love hate characters and just wonder on to episode to episode not really going anywhere. Check one out if you liked the other.

Bradalee

Both series follow a group of school children with supernatural abilities. Both also feature several characters who are generally considered to be love or hate types. The main difference is that in Telepathy Shoujo Ran the children keep their powers a secret, whereas in Railgun the children are at a school specifically designed to enhance their powers.

Zettai Karen Children

Zettai Karen Children

In the future, select humans have begun to evolve and acquire special ESP powers – powers that the rest of the populace fear and detest. While some ESPers are harmless, others desire to use their powers for their own personal gain. In order to suppress this threat, identify new ESPers and protect those with powers from the public, the B.A.B.E.L. organization is founded. At its helm are three ten-year-old ESPers: Kaoru, Aoi and Shiho. Together, they will put a stop to crime and attempt to gain the trust of the public; but can their guardian, Kouichi Minamoto, manage to help the girls mature enough so their selfish actions will stop hurting the world around them?

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sothis

Zettai Karen Children and Railgun follow a group of kids with psychic powers as they take down various bad guys. ZKC's chars are definitely more bratty, but both series have a similar feel for sure.

cikinimey

BothZettai Karen ChildrenandTo Aru Kagaku no Railgunare similar. They both are in a technologically-advanced timeline. There are young girls who are doing their city's dirty work by catching criminals and helping the civilian. And ofcoure the girls all have psychic powers. These series also have good comedy, and good action scenes!

The only difference is that Zettai Karen is about three girls at 10 years which have more jokes about lolicons and other perverted stuff, and Railgun futures teens with more ecchi scenes.

Iro

ZTC and Railgun are both one of my favourite animes. They're about a group of psychic wielding girls called "espers" fighting crime while getting on with their day to day lives. They both have some funny light comedy stuff, great action scenes and above all, solid plot/character development.

What I love about both these animes is how well they portray the friendships these girls have with each other. Its so sweet. They mess around, they get into scruffles, but when push comes to shove, they will totally lay down their lives for their friends. The writers did a very good job in developing the characters in both. They have sometimes sad background stories that shape out their motivations and help you identify with the characters. So you totally end up rooting for them when they go fight bad guys.

ZTC is more of a comedy (and boy do those guys know how to draw cute!) while Railgun is abit more serious. I got interested in ZTC after watching the new "unlimited" spin off. I thought it was rather zany at first and didn't think much of it (after seeing the darker sequel), but just keep watching, it grows on you quick! The red head's antics and OMG the cuteness helps alot. Oh yeah I just noticed both main characters are red heads!? It must be fate. Highly recommend watching both.

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Mai-Otome

Mai-Otome

Arika Yumemiya is a poor yet energetic girl who has come to the city to become an Otome – a female warrior with the power to match an entire army. She quickly befriends her irritable fellow student Nina Wong and Princess Mashiro, the queen-to-be. With the help of her mysterious benefactor and abundant natural talent, she’s able to overcome the trials of everyday life in the competitive Garderobe Academy, but darker schemes are afoot. How will her new friendships fare, when secrets of the past and present are brought forth to spark a fight for the crown, and more?

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n00bl3t

Mai-Otome and To Aru Kaguka no Railgun both feature brightly coloured animation with an almost all-female cast. They both spend a lot of time on character-growth episodes as well as exuding the feeling that something bad is around the corner. If that is not enough to convince you that if you watched one you will like the other, then the fact that the girls in each series have superpowers certainly will.

eaper

Each of these series are action/humor hybrids centered around a largely female cast of super powered school aged-kids. With character development taking a main role, just a touch of fan-service, and many few issues with morality (should I do X to become strong/win/what have you) it is hard not so see these anime connecting with one another.

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Have a problem? Talk to Otogi Bank, a student aid group that helps people get what they need – for a hefty price. Led by Liszt Kiriki and staffed by tsundere Ryouko, inventor Majolica, jealous Otohime, flirtatious Tarou, serious Alice, nervous Ryoushi and maid Otsuu, Otogi Bank assists with everything from helping break into a rival school to convincing an upperclassman to not quit a sports team. Can Otogi Bank manage to make all their clients happy, and most importantly, will Ryoushi ever manage to win Ryouko’s heart?

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eaper

Each of these series focus around a group of people in school, but not a regular school. While Railgun focuses around a comedy/action series in a town full of super powered children and Ookami focuses around a comedy (with just a bit of action) high school group doing things that aren't usually found in a normal high school. Ookami also has a bit of romance, which Railgun is mostly missing.

anosora

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun makes a cameo appearence in Ookami-san. Indication from the anime producers themselves. They are similar.

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