The winter 2020 anime adaptation of A Certain Scientific Railgun T, the third season in the series, is underway and the official site is doing some new promotion for it. With the 15th episode out yesterday in Japan, the staff revealed that the next episode and the remainder of the second cour are being pushed back to a July 24th, 2020 debut. This series has been one of the hardest hit in visible terms by the COVID-19 pandemic as they started encountering problems in early February and have been bringing episodes out in starts and stops. The plan during this period won’t impact overseas much as the show will just go dark until it starts up again. For Japanese fans, they’re going to have episodes hand-picked by the lead cast until July 17th when the 15th episode will be rebroadcast ahead of the 16th episode to get things underway again.
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.
fripSide will handle the opening song while Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets will handle the ending song “nameless story.”
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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!