A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA (2010): Since Misaka-san is the Center of Attention Right Now...
とある科学の超電磁砲[レールガン] 御坂さんはいま注目の的ですから (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun: Misaka-san wa Ima Chuumoku no Mato Desu kara)


After the events of the Level Upper incident in season one, normality seems to have returned to life in Academy City. Until one day Mikoto gets the feeling that she is being watched. Eventually, she finds out about the Someone is Watching You urban legend and that several other students have also been experiencing the same thing, eventually driving them into social withdrawal. As the number of such discomforting moments increases, Mikoto steadily becomes more paranoid and it is now up to her friends, Shirai Kuroko, Uiharu Kazari, and Saten Ruiko to help her out of this predicament.
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The OVA received an early pre-airing during the Dengeki Geneon Music Fest on Sunday, September 26, 2010 in Tokyo Dome City’s JCB Hall. The DVD/BD release date was October 29, 2010.

Alternative titles

– Toaru Kagaku no Railgun: Misaka-san wa Ima Chuumoku no Mato Desu kara
– とある科学の超電磁砲[レールガン] 御坂さんはいま注目の的ですから
– Since Misaka-san is the Center of Attention Right Now…
– A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA
– Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA
– とある科学の超電磁砲[レールガン] OVA
– 科学电磁炮 ova
– Railgun OVA

TL;DR Review

The OVA theme and plot fit right in with the TV series, and I would even say the production seems better. If you like season one, then you’ll definitely like this OVA.

The OVA started well and then it gets to the obligatory nude fanservice with the unnecessary bathhouse scenes. The OVA contains a little more fetishes than the TV series, but the writing and animation are both well done. We explored a little more of their friendship.

Recommended for those that enjoyed the TV series. A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA contains some graphic violence, some suggestive theme/dialogs, and some nudity. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA (2010): Since Misaka-san is the Center of Attention Right Now...

A collection of notable music and song from this series.


Opening Theme

– “Future Gazer” by FripSide

Closing Theme

– “Special ‘One'” by Elisa



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