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Toaru Kagaku no Choudenjihou  
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Description
The story is set in a world where supernatural powers exist through science, and magic exists through religion.

"Academy City." 2.3 million inhabitants.
80% of the students are active in the "Brain Development Program" and out of those only 7 are Level 5s.

Meet the civilian protagonist Mikoto and her friend Kuroko, maintainers of peace and order at the University district, as members of the 'Judgment'.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
とある科学の超電磁砲
某科学的超电磁炮
某科學的超電磁炮
A Certain Scientific Railgun
To Aru Kagaku no Choudenjibou
To Aru Kagaku no Choudenjihou
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Un cierto cañón de riel científico

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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 40 (story diverges)

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Forum
4 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (366 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 24th 2014, 5:39pm PST

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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Dengeki Daioh (MediaWorks)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Seven Seas (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #879 increased(+56)
Monthly Pos #1315 decreased(-67)
3 Month Pos #805 decreased(-153)
6 Month Pos #663 decreased(-214)

List Stats
On 2530 reading lists
On 794 wish lists
On 43 unfinished lists
On 230 custom lists

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Forum Posts
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Gets 2nd Season 645 days, 14 hours, 1 minutes ago
Is This Like the Anime? 1490 days, 3 hours, 17 minutes ago
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun OVA Confirmed for October 29 1496 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes ago
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun's 5th BD/DVD to Add Bonus DVD 1504 days, 0 hours, 17 minutes ago

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Its not really a spin off   
Rating: N/A
by chakan
January 30th, 2014, 7:49am
Personally I wouldnt say its a Spin off, its the same story (spans over the same time) as the "main" story only from the other chars point of view. Including retelling the bits where the main chars from both stories are together. If it was just a normal spin off they would skip that and just say oh this is misaka story during such and such event. So really it comes together as the same story from different points of view, and works rather well for that. And as most people have said its a bit better then index. Index seems to have trouble really finding its plot and direction, where this really comes across as a focused story from start to finish.
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Great, when it tries to be original   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
September 29th, 2012, 8:25pm
This story is great in every way except one. Its a spin-off. That means that its ultimately held back by the already written and established main story. We ultimately know whats will and will not happen in the future. If you somehow managed to stumble upon this without reading/watching/hearing spoilers from the Index storyline, enjoy!
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A good adaptation   
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by intemango
June 27th, 2011, 11:35am
While Touma's plot armor is as ridiculous as ever, science is still really just technobabble and the main plot still has to stick to Index, Railgun expands upon it, and excels whenever it's allowed to be original. Kamachi's wordy style of storytelling is better suited for manga and novels, as we're more likely to forgive lengthy speeches during a fight (or perhaps it's just because the anime is a terrible adaptation attempt). One Railgun chapter of Kongou Mitsuko, for example, has already made her more memorable than most of the cast in Index, which just keeps getting sillier every second without ever fleshing out the characters.

If you're like me and dismayed by how the anime turned out, chances are you'll still find something to like when reading this manga.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2011, 11:43am
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Rating: N/A
by Ichigo69
March 29th, 2010, 10:29pm
@canucks This story /is/ shounen, but not because of the content or the fact that it came from a light novel or anything like that. It's classified as shounen because it runs in Dengeki Daioh, which is a shounen magazine. I wish people would learn that demographics is not equal to genre. In other words, content does not determine seinen/shounen/shoujo/josei/etc.
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More manga need sidestories like this   
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by protospork
February 26th, 2010, 3:47am
I like the setting of Index/Railgun, but the Index x Touma storyline was ...not all that interesting. Being able to drop Index and read this instead is great, and I wish more authors would try something like this.
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by canucks
November 7th, 2008, 9:56pm
How on earth is this seinen? Just because this came from a light novel series should'nt qualify this for something it obviously is not. The characters are charming, plot is convoluted ( in the bad way ) but acceptable considering this is a "side-story" ... This is typical but still enjoyable.
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Awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Tjaard
November 5th, 2008, 2:55pm
Better than the main story of the manga, because see Mikoto and her friends as main chara is awesome.
I love the design andi hope to see Miss Railgun more, and probably here is more MikotoxTouma than the IndexXTouma of the main story.
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