The official To Aru Twitter account has shared the return of A Certain Magical Index event period in the city of Tachikawa, Tokyo. This year, in November 2023, a collaboration will be conducted regarding the franchise’s most popular spinoff, A Certain Scientific Railgun.
Our team’s Ryuji translated the following statement:
“In 2010, the Tachikawa Tourism Association, the predecessor of the Tachikawa Convention & Visitors Association, held its first collaboration event with the A Certain Magical Index anime, in which a similar landscape to Tachikawa City appeared.
Since then, the Tachikawa x Anime Project [Regional Promotion of a Certain Municipality] was launched and has continued to collaborate with TV animation and manga works featuring Tachikawa City, with a focus on Index and its derivative works.”
Those in the area can likely anticipate a plethora of merchandise, like snacks and canned drinks, purchasable art cards, and themed vending machines. For extensive details on previously held events, compiled merchandise, and artwork, you can view the official website.
You can view the new artwork celebrating the return of this event on November 11 and November 12, 2023, below. The main cast of the Railgun manga and anime is featured here, including Mikoto, Kuroko, Saten, and Uiharu.
Interestingly, SCAVENGER member Iizumi Rita, a character from the Necromancer arc of A Certain Scientific Accelerator and the Dream Ranker arc of A Certain Scientific Railgun, is also depicted.
Despite being a spinoff of the franchise’s origin point and still ongoing light novel series, A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun is immeasurably more popular. Its anime adaption blew up, and its three seasons have been met with generally favorable acclaim, unlike Index and Accelerator.
This series follows Mikoto Misaka, the third-ranked Level 5 Esper of Academy City, alongside her close friends, Shirai Kuroko, Saten Ruiko, and Uiharu Kazari. The group finds themselves dealing with several issues plaguing the world’s Science side, as its title suggests.
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Chronologically speaking, the first season of Railgun occurs before the first season of Index, leading to intriguing encounters with that entry’s primary protagonist, Touma Kamijou, if one is aware of what particular plight his character faces.
The second season of Railgun runs roughly parallel to Index’s first season, with a certain arc even being told from two differing perspectives. Lastly, the third and most recent season, Railgun T, takes place somewhat parallel to Index’s second season, also depicting an Index arc from a new side.
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