one day i'm going to watch this series just so i can participate in this thread
Watching two seasons of Index for Railgun was one of the most painful things I've ever done.
Kuroko a shit.
Index wasn't bad for me. But man, Railgun was full of shit.
Kusoko = Worst Railgun, second worst Raildex.
It's been awhile.
Index is the better series despite what waifu autists on /a/ say
>falling for a fake
I thought you were better than this, /a/
Judgement desu no~
Also Kuroko is corrupt as fuck for not arresting Mikoto for her delinquent habits, discuss.
Dead people can't arrest.
I'm halfway through Railgun S. 85 episodes and 1 movie deep into this fucking franchise. Almost up to speed.
>arresting the man of many names
>Up to speed
But the anime tells you literally nothing.
This thread is lacking a bit of approval from a certain someone
>Zap 'n' Fap
And, only 19 books not including the side stories.
If you haven't read the LN and manga, you're still pretty ignorant unfortunately.
Is he still funposting, somewhere?
you asked for this
>Almost up to speed
To not get spoiled horrifically you'll also need to read 30 chapters of Railgun manga, 2 chapters of accelerator manga, and another 19 or so Index novels excluding sidestories from both the index and railgun side. Then at least 4 parody stories.
Finally you have to reread the original 14 adapted novels and 35 or so railgun manga chapters because the adaptations sometimes "forget" a few things which turn out to be interesting later on.
Basically you're around 1/3 done at most.
Seriously? Getting into the Toaru franchise is starting to sound more difficult than getting into the Fate franchise.
More importantly, the anime is awful and unentertaining compared to the manga and LN.
I'm up to speed on the Railgun manga. I don't care about this franchise enough to read the books.
It's like 2 million words overall atm, so I don't blame you.
Sister's Arc makes no sense at all without the LN though.
Who KamiKuro here?
Part of the issue is Kamachi writes new material at the speed of light, so it's hard to catch up with stuff constantly coming out.
I've been through it about 4 times now. I think I understand it perfectly fine.
Haha that's a funny picture can I save it?
Well, fuck. Better pack my bags and move out before I get any more attached to the characters.
>Used a bunch of Misaka clones instead of Accelerator clones
>Killing a bunch of people makes you stronger for some reason
>The project is dropped for Touma's stupid reason
Nah, it really doesn't. It makes no sense if you don't know the whole thing is bullshit and was never meant to actually work. It was supposed to fail from the beginning, and the creation and spread of the Sisters was what was important, not Accelerator.
Fucking pussy, you get back there and take it like a man
It's a shame Gunha hasn't been animated.
The biggest problem is that you need to differentiate between what actually happens, and JC Staff make believe. Without reading the source material, you're left with a skewed view of both series and some characters that they've fundamentally ruined, including the lady in the OP, let alone Saten, Uiharu, Kongou. Just thinking about it pisses me off.
One big example of that is Misaka, with her Railgun introduction. The anime and manga introductions leave you with a completely different feeling.
The manga has her shoot the robbers with her railgun just because they spilled her ice cream on her, and not because they were criminals. Establishes her character as someone who is a little crazy and kind of in her own world.
Anime has her get pissed about them kicking Saten in the face and shooting her railgun for that reason. Makes you think she's big on friendship and that the four girl band is important, when actually they're really not all that prominent. Saten and Uiharu are barely friends with Misaka really.
index doesn't have enough kuroko to be a better series.
Luckily there's not much risk in watching/reading something before some other thing, so it's not that hard to get into it. To know everything though, there's a lot of material to go through.
48 episodes of Index anime
48 episodes of Railgun anime
1 Movie /8 or so manga chapters: The miracle of endimyon
67 chapters of Railgun manga (+1 per month)
2 chapters of Accelerator manga (+1 per month)
(A bunch of index manga which noone cares about), 60+ chapters
The original novel series of 22 Novels
The New testament novel series, of 9 Novels (+1 per 4 or so months)
Norse mythology side stories
Character side stories
Necessarius special entrance exam
Railgun SS: Liberal arts city
Railgun SS2: Shopping mall demonstration
A certain vending machine's proof of existence
Railgun SS: A Superfluous Story, or A Certain Incident’s End
6 or so parody stories
Road to endymion
That's about it. Most of these are fun as hell though.
Kamachi is a fucking beast of a writer.
This also explains why we can endlessly bicker about so many things.
5 Times now. And it's still relevant 29 novels later. And we still have not a clue what Aleister actually wanted to achieve with it.
The Index anime can basically be considered as the introduction phase of the story still. Just after Index II ends things start to get crazy.
Basically the director of Railgun tried too hard to make it a 4 cute girls show, erasing a lot of character flaws.
Pretty sure we know what the Sister's project was for. Was just meant to spread the Sisters around the world.
But what is the AIM field for, Kazakiri/Aiwass is obvious, but I assume Aleister is thinking bigger than that.
Tsuchi thinks it's a giant "Fuck You" to Magicians at least, but we don't know if he's right.
The Level 6 shift project which was supposed to elevate Accelerator to level 6
was actually intended to spread the sisters around the world to envelop the world in AIM
which was then meant to be used to bring the imaginary numbers district into reality
which was used to create FUSE=Kazakiri
which was actually intended to be a test for summoning aiwass
which was necessary because?
Face it, we still have no idea what the endgame is.
Because he thinks Aiwass is awesome, Fiamma more or less says that
Fiamma doesn't know shit.
Who the fuck does actually know shit in this series.
Everybody is basically just making things up as they go.
Which is quite realistic of humanity actually, but IT'D BE FUN TO HAVE SOME FACTS SOMETIMES.
Everyone thinks they know shit.
The shit they know is just wrong.
Partly because both types of powers in the series know next to nothing about the other half. Left hand doesn't know what the right is doing.
Ich fühle hat mich betrogen
railgun is all slut brigade and cake eating
railgun s was watchable because the first like 18 episodes downsized this
The wonders of actually following the source material shows itself, the moment they left Sisters the whole thing went to DARKNESS and Saten-colored shit
At least if they ever decide to make a season 3, Liberal arts city and the EXERIOR arc should be enough to nearly fill the whole 24 episodes.
>Implying they wouldn't save Exterior for Railgun 4
Creating shitty filler for the second hald of the series has become a tradition for them it's Nagai's Saten outlet,the fact that she gets beaten up in LAC will only make things worse
Saten is kind of useful in Exterior though...
index fucking sucks dick
shitty bleach tier characters
satengun is shit too
Same here. I hated Index but loved the fuck out of Railgun
They skipped his cameo in the railgun anime, then they went to filler ONE FUCKING EPISODE before he showed up properly. Finally they said they had no plans to continue animating the series.
Why must they hurt us in this way?