Railgun 03 – Marvelous!

Well, the plot isn’t anything super exciting but it was laced with a little bit suspense. Who has the ability to be invisible? Out of possible suspects, most of them have alibi, and that one person doesn’t even have the right ability level, so who could it be?

Of course this is not a suspense show so we find out soon enough. However, last episode and this episodes serves to build up the arc about people able to use ability beyond their original capability. In the manga, two volumes and we reached the center of the conspiracy, here, I’m thinking they will stretch it out as much as possible. That said, it actually helps with these episodic stuff to see the cute adventures of the 4 girls. The group dynamics is quite different than the manga.

The thing to look for is the animation. The scene with the rain hitting the bus window is realistic and I feel it probably required a lot of work to make it look so real. Not only that, but the city is detailed and beautiful, a marvel to behold. It is rather weird that they live in “Paris” even though they’re in Japan, but it is simply wonderful to see the buildings, structures, statues, clock, bridge and all the other landmarks so well animated. The shot selections are also great. It feels just a tiny little bit like a Ghibli work. Except of course, here, computers probably helped a lot.

That matters not to me. I was enjoying the upscale look so much that I wish I was a girl attending that school and living in that city. Marvelous!

6 thoughts on “Railgun 03 – Marvelous!”

  1. What if you were a boy attending a school nearby, but still living in the city?  Would it be nearly as desirable?
    I suppose so, since then you could have the chance to woo Mikoto (and promptly get a razor teleported directly into your heart, but even so).

  2. @ 2DT – Well, not if your ability is level 5 and not if your ability involves bending light or some other stuff. You can probably get past by Kuroko and try to woo Mikoto that way…But if I were a harem lead, I’d woo them both!

  3. Oh no, we’re editing our comments at the same time, this is so awkward! :) But yes, now that I’m actually watching the episode, it seems improbable that you’d be a boy in that town to begin with…  Goodness.

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