Blue Archive Shares New Artwork by A Certain Magical Index Artist Celebrating A Certain Scientific Railgun Collab

NAT Games and Nexon have shared new artwork for their ongoing free-to-play mobile title, Blue Archive, further celebrating the recent collaboration with A Certain Scientific Railgun.

The artist of the light novels for A Certain Magical Index, Kiyotaka Haimura, has released new artwork for the collaboration, featuring Blue Archive characters and the included Railgun cast: Mikoto, Misaki, and Saten.

This collaboration specifically regards the anime adaption’s third season, A Certain Scientific Railgun T, and is set to start after maintenance on October 24, 2023.

Protagonist Mikoto Misaka and fellow Level 5 Misaki Shokuhou will be part of Blue Archive’s gacha, while Ruiko Saten will be available as a 1-star reward via an event. No other specific details were shared.

It’s also worth noting that this collaboration currently only applies to the Japanese server of Blue Archive.

You can view this new illustration below:

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Blue Archive is available now on iOS and Android.

Despite being a spinoff of the franchise’s origin point and still ongoing light novel series, A Certain Magical IndexA Certain Scientific Railgun is immeasurably more beloved. 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.

Check out our ongoing reviews of the light novels of A Certain Magical Index.

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 he 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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