A flyer included with a preview sample of the fifth Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun) manga volume has confirmed that production of an OVA version has been green-lit for an October 29 release.
The manga is Motoi Fuyukawa’s spinoff of Kazuma Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magic Index) light novels. The manga has been running in ASCII Media Works’ Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine since the April 2007 issue, and the fifth compiled book volume is officially shipping on Saturday. The Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels already inspired a television anime series in 2008, and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun inspired its own television anime last year. There will also be an extra anime episode bundled on a DVD with the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Official Visual Book on July 24.
The 7 net shopping, e-hon, and Yahoo! Books retailers had listed a “Railgun OVA adaptation announcement” for the cover of the August issue of Dengeki Daioh, which will ship on Saturday. However, the retail listings had not specified if the announcement was for the extra anime episode bundled with July’s Official Visual Book or a new project.
Yay!!! OVA!!! Will it be hilarious Kuroko perv, or awesome Mikoto railguns?! And hopefully this is more than one episode.
Ever watched a series in which the show started out all light-hearted and moe, but towards the middle, you have no idea why you’re still watching this giant mix of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, in which some episodes are pure lulz, and some totally trash? Well, here is one great example.
The first 2 episodes were great. Tsunderes, comedy, moe, fanservice, smooth animations, they had everything.
Then, the bubbles burst.
The standalone plot and vastly varying animation quality each week due to the rotating directors made it a painful ride, since inconsistencies that are not done well are unbearable in my case. Episode 4 with its onsen focus remind me of FMP!! Fumoffu? ep 9, but definitely doesn’t live up to the latter’s pursue of their dreams. Nothing beats the unbelievable episode 7 though, where I was almost ready to suicide from the torture. Salvation came in the form of Saki parody in episode 8, but the pain of the previous week still lingers.
If given the chance, I would still watch the series, but skip episode 7 completely. Hopefully, that would result in an improvement of my impression of the series, but as things stand now for me, I won’t be expecting a rewatch anytime.