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View Poll Results: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun - Episode 14 Rating
Perfect 10 11 16.67%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 10 15.15%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 14 21.21%
7 out of 10 : Good 16 24.24%
6 out of 10 : Average 7 10.61%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 2 3.03%
4 out of 10 : Poor 3 4.55%
3 out of 10 : Bad 1 1.52%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 2 3.03%
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Old 2010-01-10, 10:15   Link #61
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Its painful for me to watch it..... I'm one of those 2 who vote for painful.
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Old 2010-01-10, 11:14   Link #62
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oh god... please make it stop. There are so many good looking boys and girls around in that city. The last thing i want to see is that meat bag...
Shallow, aren't we?
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Old 2010-01-10, 12:10   Link #63
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Shallow, aren't we?
honest....
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Old 2010-01-10, 12:29   Link #64
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A pretty nice episode, despite what the naysayers say. Placement issues are not the fault of this individual episode, but rather of the people doing the series storyboarding and direction so you can't really take that into account when grading ep. 14. Ep wise I just love this kind of slow, windown episodes where we actually get to see how the characters learn and move on from their experience. Seeing Saten's personal growth was also a highlight in this episode, and personally I couldn't find a single point I could nag about.

For the people nagging about the lack of Sisters arc: Just discard all your hopes. The arc is not even halfway done in the manga, how do you expect to see something on the anime adaptation, unless they totally make their own version.
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Old 2010-01-10, 12:31   Link #65
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honest....
Haha yeah I know what you mean. I still find myself judging by looks even though I think it's wrong. Especially if its like a love thing. Friends I don't care how they look as much.
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Old 2010-01-10, 13:05   Link #66
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Haha yeah I know what you mean. I still find myself judging by looks even though I think it's wrong. Especially if its like a love thing. Friends I don't care how they look as much.
Well, its two-fold. Like almost everyone else, i have favorite pairings, or dont care at all for a specific character. If i have a favorite partner for someone (like Saten x Uiharu etc), i tend to be slightly disturbed when some1 (for example Juufuku) gets in the way. But i can deal with that, because juufuku is kinda cute, and she has a story with saten, and they are writing love letters (yeah...). Its okay!

Now the second aspect: In this case its not just "someone more sexy/cute/strong/handsome/heroic/emotial etc getting in the way", but its (i quote):

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[...]the fat guy![...]
So people who suggest or root for the (i quote again)

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[...]unknown fat guy[...]
are giving me two slaps into my face. I can accept and tolerate that everyone is different. But i will fight for my favorite couples, or at least for couples if i can "understand why". In the case of (should i quote again?... meh) the fat guy, there is zero backstory, charisma or superpower, so "looks" would be his only saving grace. So i compared him with the other options by looks alone. Its valid to do so if nothing elso is avaiable. Yeah he ran a mile more then the others, but that doesnt mean much when the others shoot fireballs...
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Old 2010-01-10, 20:59   Link #67
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A pretty nice episode, despite what the naysayers say. Placement issues are not the fault of this individual episode, but rather of the people doing the series storyboarding and direction so you can't really take that into account when grading ep. 14. Ep wise I just love this kind of slow, windown episodes where we actually get to see how the characters learn and move on from their experience. Seeing Saten's personal growth was also a highlight in this episode, and personally I couldn't find a single point I could nag about.

For the people nagging about the lack of Sisters arc: Just discard all your hopes. The arc is not even halfway done in the manga, how do you expect to see something on the anime adaptation, unless they totally make their own version.


u serious!! welp i guess there will be no sister arc in railgun anime
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Old 2010-01-11, 00:59   Link #68
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It was an enjoyable episode. Nothing significant going on, but I didn't mind that at all. What I got from the episode was that Saten still had some guilt over using Level Upper, and now she feels 'freed' from it.

What I'm wonding is, Saten's potential to become an esper. I'm guessing even a Level 0 can become an esper (looking at Saten's report card)? What I had thought all along was that Level 0 can never become an esper. Though I guess there are always exceptions and whatnot.
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Old 2010-01-11, 01:38   Link #69
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I would have rated this episode 7/10 because the content isn't what I expected it to be, aka this episode wasn't needed. But because it was better than I originally expected, 8/10 for me.
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Old 2010-01-11, 03:58   Link #70
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Let's just say it's a filler episode. Actually I have no qualms about the placement of this. Actually, since they say in the future ep summary that
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I think the reason why the swimsuit episode was shown was to create a social bond between Mitsuko and Biribiri which will justify her actions in the upcoming arc.
Maybe they had the swimsuit ep as 13 to have a fanservice ep in time for Christmas/New Year's.
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Old 2010-01-11, 13:06   Link #71
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Probably should have placed this in place of episode 13, but oh well. It was a pretty good episode to conclude everything that went on in the Level Upper Arc. Besides it was nice to see Saten deal with her guilt and start moving forward. While she is still level 0 there is hope she will get to level 1 eventually. Be nice if it happened before the series was over, but will just have to see.
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Old 2010-01-11, 18:02   Link #72
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Saten is a suprisingly nice character for such a simple personality, so this wasn't bad to watch, but this series was much better with plot, really hope we get more soon
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Old 2010-01-12, 08:50   Link #73
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No sister's arc eh?
As it was previously pointed out this episode was totally misplaced. I like character development but I don't like inconsistent character behaivour as was the case here.
It would have been a lot better if this was episode 13 to point out the emotional aftermath of the LU arc (which in my opinion was covered way too fast and missed a lot of opportunities for character development and interactions in favour of more random fanservice)
Don't get me wrong the episode was good and the idea of following up on the LU arc was nice but not after the ark has ended an we had a pool episode to show us that everything is fine and ok. That's the reason this was so misplaced. It was practically not needed at all at this point.
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Old 2010-01-12, 13:04   Link #74
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Geez, or all the people who are complaining about a misplacement, just rename the episode filenames and convince yourself that it was that way from the start. Issue solved.

Now that hasn't too difficult, was it?
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Old 2010-01-12, 13:59   Link #75
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Geez, or all the people who are complaining about a misplacement, just rename the episode filenames and convince yourself that it was that way from the start. Issue solved.

Now that hasn't too difficult, was it?
but... but... THE PREVIEW IS NOW WRONG!!!!!

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Old 2010-01-12, 14:58   Link #76
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Loved this episode. I swear, if Makoto stole the show in Index then Ruiko is stealing the show in Railgun in my opinion.

I'm looking forward to the return of some action in the next episode, though. Also, I can't help but wonder if we'll get any kind of announcement at the end of Railgun about if anything more is coming next. More of the Index storyline would be nice...
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Old 2010-01-12, 17:16   Link #77
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I hope that Saten stays a level 0. She's one of the only normal down to earth characters in the show. For example in the Level Upper arc she was able to represent the feelings of helplessness, and weakness at the lack of ability that people sometimes have. To power her up would remove everything that makes her special.
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Old 2010-01-12, 20:29   Link #78
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Geez, or all the people who are complaining about a misplacement, just rename the episode filenames and convince yourself that it was that way from the start. Issue solved.

Now that hasn't too difficult, was it?
By that logic, why don't people good at art, animation, sound, and photoshop programs just go the extra mile and "redo" episodes they dont like to make them more to their tastes?

It doesn't change any mistakes made by the staff in the series.
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Old 2010-01-12, 20:38   Link #79
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Geez, or all the people who are complaining about a misplacement, just rename the episode filenames and convince yourself that it was that way from the start. Issue solved.

Now that hasn't too difficult, was it?
But that doesn't really make this episode any less mispalced. It just doesn't fit in at this point and frankly one breather episode no mater if they chose to be a fanservice one or one that follows the aftermath of the events closely is enough for me. It makes this one sort of redundant since it basically left us where episode 13 did.
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Old 2010-01-12, 21:38   Link #80
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People don't just spontaneously mood swing as you said, but Satens case was hardly 'out of nowhere'. I'm pretty sure you (and Saten herself) can guess why she was having special classes in the first place.
Except teenagers do spontaneously mood swing. That is why doctors are reluctant to diagnose Emotional Intensity Disorder in the under 20s. Because it can be hard to tell from growing up.

Saten is as you say though heavily into trying to tuck her problems away and think happy thoughts and episode 13 her main screen time was her and Uiharu showing up a team of a Level 4 and two level 3 or 4s. Her bust appears to be back on model though in episode 14.

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Lol, is it me or is Saten sitting in Touma's chair? Or at least, they're using the classroom Touma uses... idk.
Saten was sitting in the same relative position the previous time she got the personal reality lecture, I've assumed it was a subtle mirroring to remind us they are both L0. One of the M-chans was sitting in Uiharu's place however this time.

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What I'm wonding is, Saten's potential to become an esper. I'm guessing even a Level 0 can become an esper (looking at Saten's report card)? What I had thought all along was that Level 0 can never become an esper. Though I guess there are always exceptions and whatnot.
Level 1 requires conscious control of your ability. Level 0's have either no discernable power or a power they have no active control over. Touma's annoying friend who spies for Necesarius is a level 0 because his power [Autoregeneration] is entirely reflexive.
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