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This hard hitting release from the girl-power sci-fi anime series Certain Scientific Railgun includes episodes 1-12 of the show, following the story of a girl named Misaka, whose psychic ability to manipulate electromagnetic waves makes her fit right in with all the other espers living in the futuristic Academy City, where other teenagers learn to master their powers for future careers in law enforcement, and try not to let their raging hormones get in the way.
2 Discs, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
A Certain Scientific Railgun: Part One [2 Discs] [DVD]
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Length: 12 episodes
"Misaka's electro-manipulation abilities - and delightfully destructive Railgun projectile move - make her a rock star in Academy City. The techno-metropolis is packed with supernaturally powered students known as espers, including Misaka's flirty friend and roommate, Kuroko. She uses her teleportation skills as a member of the Judgment law enforcement team, fighting crime alongside her fellow agent Uiharu. Joined by their friend Saten, a spunky Level 0 esper, Misaka, Kuroko, and Uiharu have a blast taking on danger whenever and wherever it arises. Luckily, in a city full of super-powered gangs, mad scientists, and the occasional weird monster, the girls have no problem finding plenty of excitement, action, and adventure!"
I had seen clips of this series before in different AMVs and was always curious about it. "A Certain Magical Index" came out late last year and I have yet to pick it up. Based off of reviews though, Railgun is the better of the two series. This series gives you a bit of everything from middle school comedy gags to supernatural fights and even some eye-watering drama. Have to love the Railgun power the most...it is the most powerful and flashy.
Really wish that Funimation had done a Blu-ray release of this one as I would have paid an extra $5-$10 for it. The graphics are still pretty good and the voice acting was bearable. Decided not to go with subs this time. The extras are limited to the textless opening and closing themes with about 7 trailers as well. Nothing special.
Time to watch part 2 and then catch the 2nd season since it just started airing in Japan.