The winter 2020 anime adaptation of A Certain Scientific Railgun T, the third season in the series, is underway it’s certainly had a struggle with the seventh episode recently delayed a week – to February 28th, 2020 – because of production slowdowns related to the COVID-19 virus. We then saw the next two episode slots, March 6th and March 13th, instead showed some sort of special program. No confirmed date was given for the eighth episode simply because there were too many uncertainties. The official site has now dropped notice for this in that the 8th episode has now formally been scheduled for a March 20th, 2020 premiere date.
Tatsuyuki Nagai directed based on the scripts from Shogo Yasukawa while Yuichi Tanaka worked on the character designs with JC Staff handling the animation production.
The main cast for it includes Rina Satou as Mikoto Misaka, Satomi Arai as Kuroko Shirai, Aki Toyosaki as Kazari Uiharu, Kanae Itō as Ruiko Saten, and Azumi Asakura as Misaki Shokuhō. Additional casting revealed that Kengo Kawanishi has signed on as Gunha Sogiita, Miyu Tomita as Mitori Kōzaku, and Yukiyo Fujii as Seria Kumokawa.
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fripSide will handle the opening song while Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets will handle the ending song “nameless story.”
Check out our review of the previous series.
Plot concept: 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! From the director of Toradora!, take another explosively fun trip into the world of A Certain Magical Index with A Certain Scientific Railgun!