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A Certain Scientific Accelerator Season 1 (2019)
とある科学の一方通行 (Toaru Kagaku no Akuserarēta)


After protecting Last Order at the cost of much of his power, Accelerator now finds himself dragged into a new conflict in the form of a sinister organization called Disciplinary Action which plots to use Last Order for a dangerous mission. Now that they have set their plan into motion and are in pursuit of the young girl, it’s up to the world’s most powerful esper and his newfound companion, Estelle Rosenthal, to protect Last Order and defend Academy City in the process.
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The manga is published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by J.C.Staff and A.C.G.T premiered on July 12, 2019. Teto Tachitsu published a spin-off manga titled A Certain Idol Accelerator-sama from 2015 to 2018.

TL;DR First Impression

A Certain Scientific Accelerator (Japanese: とある科学の一方通行アクセラレータ Hepburn: Toaru Kagaku no Akuserarēta) is a Japanese manga series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Arata Yamaji, and a spin-off of Kamachi’s A Certain Magical Index light novel series.

At the start of the episode, we see Anti-Skill, Academy City’s police and security forces, response to a break-in. What annoys me, however, is they jabbered expositions while conducting this stealth operation.

We see Accelerator having trouble controlling his power without the aid of a device around his neck. This is explained in a somewhat cumbersome explanation scene that doesn’t do it justice. I would recommend you watch A Certain Magical Index first. We also see Last Order by his side, being adorable as always.

This episode seems self-contain so I am wondering if the rest of the series will be similar. The villains’ motivation in this episode is rather mundane and feel a bit of a stretch.

We see the intro playing at the end of the episode and it is pleasant in your typical rock theme for this series. I rate the intro a 7/10.

I have high hope for this particular series as Accelerator is one, if not the only, character in series that I like. Well, I lie, I also enjoy Last Order antics as she refers to herself in the third person, says Misaka amusingly. Accelerator was first introduced in A Certain Magical Index as a bad guy but evolved to someone who wants to do good, but still maintain his bad-boy facade. After his original story arc in Index, we rarely ever heard from him again other than a few cameos here and there.

I am uncertain if the show will improve as I feel rather indifferent about this episode. It’s a decent episode, just way too many expositions and an unrealistic plot. I was planning to complete the series anyway so I hope it gets better.

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