Railgun begins

April 29th, 2011 by Author

The defining feature of early Railgun for me is the tension between the fun antics of the main quartet and the horror that lurks just below the surface: the brutal dystopia where espers are raised: Dune’s prison planet with a smiling face. I was chuckling at hapless Kuroko through the ep.2, but could not laugh.

One funny outcome of this is how Kuroko’s raging lesbian schtick does nothing to destroy the show, while exactly the same part ruined S.ifr. The difference is that the omni-present, oppressive horror of Railgun is so dominating that small things are in the noise. In a boisterous and fun show they played a different role.

In any case, my job is to complete it and thus get on to something promising, like IS.