On this week's Aniwords, Isaac uses a new addition to the Crunchyroll family, A Certain Scientific Railgun, as the starting point for a discussion about shows that mix slice-of-life elements typically associated with moe shows into more serious action plots. What's the appeal of this kind of cocktail for us fans? Isaac thinks it might have something to do with the reason we write fanfiction... but you'll have to hit the jump to find out more!
Following up on last week's update—which introduced the likes of A Certain Magical Index, Assassination Classroom, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and more—Crunchyroll is back to unwrap more catalog titles for the holidays. Check out the latest additions after the jump.
It's never too early to prepare for your waifu's birthday, so, this week, publisher Dengeki wrapped up reservations for a series of goods celebrating the May 2nd birthday of A Certain Scientific Railgun's titular heroine Mikoto Misaka. Their 2016 Birthday set features hug pillow cover, 20cm cake plate, button and desktop standee for 16,200yen.
A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun anime character designer and animation Yuichi Tanaka doesn't post much art to social media, and they're protective of what they do post, but a certain hot (in more ways than one) trend has yielded the rare treat. Get a look after the jump.
It's time for another round of anime girl hug pillows, with a few extra "multi-purpose cloth sheets." Movic, TBS' Animaru/M's and Kadokawa's shop will be bringing the bishoujo to March and April in this latest offering. Get a look after the jump.
Last year, publisher Dengeki celebrated the 10th anniversary of A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun author Kazuma Kamachi's debut with a series of projects that continued into 2015. The latest of these is a specialty Raildex/Heavy Object collaboration shop at Shibuya Marui department stores. Rina Sato (Raildex's Mikoto Misaka) and Eri Suzuki (Heavy Object's Milinda Brantini) open it with a talk on December 23rd.
Movic has added a Liliruca Arde Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? hug pillow to the previous Hestia and Aiz ones. She's due in January for 10,800yen. Moving on from GA Bunko to Dengeki, they've also planned Strike the Blood Yukina Himeragi and A Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka and Ruiko Saten, also due in December for 10,800 yen each.
Seven Seas has announced the license of Yamaji Arata's 2013 A Certain Scientific Railgun (/Magical Index) spin-off manga A Certain Scientific Accelerator. More after the jump.
Not as widely celebrated as March 9th Miku/Zaku Day, March 10th is Saten (as in Sa - 3 - ten - 10) day. For the sixth(!) year, a Niconico user has celebrated the Certain Scientific Railgun's day with an adorable music video. Get a look after the jump.
A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun have an association with the highly decorated Japanese professional football club Tokyo Verdy, whose home stadium, Ajinomoto Stadium, was featured in a number of episodes of the anime and who produced collaboration jerseys this summer. In a bit of inter-anime rivalry Ōarai Girls High School's Mito Hollyhock FC brought the Panzer Vor! to Tokyo for a Girls und Panzer vs. A Certain Scientific Railgun match.
After announcing the addition of Durarara!!'s Izaya Orihara (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya), Raildex's Accelerator (Nobuhiko Okamoto) and the title character from Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan (Saeko Chiba) to crossover fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax's roster of support characters at the light novel publisher's Fall Festival, the associated Online site has posted a video showcasing the trio. Get a look after the jump.
With cross-over fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax heading to PlayStation 3 and Vita on November 13th, part of this week's Dengeki Autumn Festival finale was the announcement that three troublemakers from the light novel imprint will be joining the game as assist characters: Durarara!!'s Izaya Orihara, Raildex's Accelerator and the title character from Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan.
iOS/Android RPG My Princess is the Cutest is getting ready to wrap up a special A Certain Scientific Railgun crossover in Japan. The event kicked off on September 18 and runs through September 30, and lets players obtain the girls and use their powers in battle. Pics and more past the jump.
Figure making Wave is juxtaposing body types for their latest 1/10th scale Beach Queen figure offerings. A Certain Scientific Railgun S' Shizuri Mugino and Frenda Seivelun have been scheduled for February 2015 at 6,696yen each while Non-rn's Ringo Kinoshita and Minori Nakazawa are due in March for the same price. Get a look after the jump.
Publisher Dengeki's celebration of the 10th anniversary of A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun author Kazuma Kamachi's debut continues with Project 7, which sees Railgun heroine Mikoto Misaka joining highly decorated Japanese professional football club Tokyo Verdy. More after the jump.