Posts Tagged ‘A Certain Scientific Railgun’

#TBT – A Certain Scientific Analysis: The Science Behind Railgun

Time for a little Throwback Thursday! In celebration of our newest release of A Certain Scientific Railgun (on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for the first time! Buy it today to see Misaka’s adventures in HD!), we’re reposting the first installment of our “A Certain Scientific Analysis” series, where we look at the science behind the show in the A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun anime series. Learn how Misaka’s Railgun powers stack up against a real-life railgun superweapon!


(You can also see more of our Analysis series with A Certain Scientific Analysis S, which covers Railgun S [season 2]. We’ll be putting part 3 of our series soon on this blog, so keep an eye out for it!)


The characters of “A Certain Scientific Railgun” wield amazing esper powers, but nearly none are more impressive than our protagonist, Mikoto Misaka, nicknamed “the Railgun.” Her electricity powers, based on the electromagnetic projective launcher of the same name, allow her to shoot small arcade coins at high speeds for maximum damage. In other words, she’s a badass.
But what is a railgun? We’ve asked Justin Lan, a mechanical engineer from MIT, to explain the concept—and how it relates to the show.


Warning: Those of you with an aversion to science and/or math may wish to turn back now, but it’d be nice if you stay. I’ll keep it simple, I promise!


New Release Tuesday – A Certain Scientific Railgun!


This Tuesday’s release is magical enough to stand alone! From the director of Toradora!, take another explosively fun trip into the world of A Certain Magical Index, with A Certain Scientific Railgun!


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A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season 1

Complete Season


Available NOW on Blu-ray/DVD Combo – Click here!


Misaka Mikoto, a middle-school girl with an amazing and highly-destructive ability to control electricity, is one of the top level espers in Academy City, a highly developed town populated by students with supernatural abilities. Joined by her three very different girl friends– her flirty roommate and skilled teleporting esper Kuroko; Kuroko’s innocent rookie partner at the local student-run law enforcing agency Uiharu; and Uiharu’s best friend Saten, who has no esper powers– Mikoto encounters various strange phenomena and eccentric people through her action-packed adventures in this exciting scientific town.


New Wallpapers for A Certain Magical Index + A Certain Scientific Railgun!

As part of our five straight months of brand new Raildex releases (that’s A Certain Magical Index + A Certain Scientific Railgun), we’re celebrating the newest addition, A Certain Magical Index II Part 2, out next week on Blu-ray/DVD Combo! This installment covers the Academy City’s first all-out war between Magic and Science, with unexpected team-ups of Touma, Misaka, and the deadly friend-or-foe Accelerator.


To commemorate, we’re dropping four more lovely desktop wallpapers to add a little more Academy City to your computer. Get the stars of this arc, the lovely ladies of the Raildex franchise, or a little totally-not-a-date action between Misaka and Touma.

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What’s up next in our slate of Index/Railgun releases? After Index II Part 2, we’ve got three down, two to go. Remember, all these releases are on Blu-ray/DVD combo, with new releases of Index Season 1 and Railgun Season 1 in HD for the first time!




A Certain Magical Index – Wallpapers, Releases, and More… Oh, My!


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A Certain Magical Index returns to home video on November 18, with the complete series on
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for the first time! We know that a ton of you have been asking for this title on Blu-ray, and we’re just as excited to bring it to you! To celebrate, we’re uploading 5 free wallpapers in various sizes for the series, in addition to our existing Season 2 wallpapers.


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Be sure to catch Imagine Breaker’s early Academy City adventures in HD! This new release, which also brings the whole first series together for the first time, is just one of our back-to-back releases in the Index/Railgun franchise—we’re putting out a new Blu-ray/DVD release every month. Mark your calendars and pre-order early! The schedule is:



A Certain Magical Home Video Update

index keyWe have a certain magical home video update for you Raildex fans.


As you know, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Part One is available now. Click here to get your copy. We’re also pleased to announce that the A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun series are coming to Blu-ray! You can expect A Certain Magical Index (Season 1) on Blu-ray/DVD Combo in late fall, and A Certain Scientific Railgun (Season 1) in winter.


Not only that, but A Certain Magical Index II, Part One will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo this October. Part Two and the movie, The Miracle of Endymion, will be releasing in late fall/early winter respectively.


We know that this has been something that Raildex fans have asked for for a long time, and we’re thrilled that we can finally make this happen! So, are you excited to get the franchise in HD?



Yen Press Licenses A Certain Magical Index Light Novel Series

Over the weekend, Yen Press announced the start of their new imprint program–Yen On. This program is dedicated to bringing fans English editions of the best light novels available. Of course, among the many titles they have licensed, we are most excited about A Certain Magical Index!


For more information about their announcements, please visit the Yen Press website.


If you want more Index, be sure to catch up on A Certain Magical Index II on our site. Season Two will be coming to DVD this Fall. We’ve also go pre-orders available for A Certain Scientific Railgun S, available on July 1st. Click here!


A Certain Scientific Railgun S synopsis:
Something sinister is growing in Academy City. The shadows are filled with whispers of a project to clone one of the super-powered students known as espers. High-ranking master of electricity Mikoto Misaka laughs off these stories until she comes face to face with a copy of herself. The duplicates are real, and are being mass-produced from Misaka’s DNA, making each one of them a little piece of her.

These clones—her sisters—are being systematically murdered in a series of experiments designed to turn a sadistic killer into the strongest esper in history. Misaka vows to save her copies and destroy the project, but this might be one fight she can’t win alone. High-energy battles and intense action explode in this continuation of the Railgun series from the creator of A Certain Magical Index.

Index and Railgun Merch Alert!

If you’re a fan of A Certain Magical Index or A Certain Scientific Railgun, then you’ve hit the merch jackpot. We recently got a plethora of merchandise samples in for both shows, and we wanted to showcase them for you. So, take a look below at just some of what’s available out there for sale.


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