During the “Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Fall Dengeki Festival” event on Sunday it was revealed that a third anime season of Kazuma Kamachi and Motoi Fuyukawa’s Toaru Kagaku no Railgun has been green-lit. The event also revealed a new key visual for the upcoming third season.
Tatsuyuki Nagai will be returning to direct the anime at J.C. Staff.
The currently confirmed cast includes:
- Rina Satou (Kaoru Tanamachi from Amagami SS) as Mikoto Misaka
- Satomi Arai (Otome Saotome from Shimoneta) as Kuroko Shirai
- Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa from K-On!) as Kazari Uiharu
- Kanae Itou (Elucia de Lute Ima from The World God Only Knows) as Ruiko Saten
- Azumi Asakura (Kumin Tsuyuri from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as Misaki Shokuhou
Kazuma Miki, the editor behind Dengeki Bunko stated during the event that he does not know what the third season will be called.
Anime key visual:
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun is a Japanese manga series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Motoi Fuyukawa, which began serialization in the April 2007 issue of ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Daioh magazine. The manga is a spin-off of Kamachi’s Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel series, taking place before and during the events of that series. The manga is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment, who began publishing the series from June 2011. An anime television series adaptation by J.C. Staff aired in Japan between October 2009 and March 2010, followed by an original video animation released in October 2010. A second season titled Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S aired between April and September 2013. A third season has been announced. The anime is licensed in North America by Funimation.
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun synopsis:
The student-filled Academy City is at the forefront of scientific advancement and home to the esper development program. The seven “Level 5” espers are the most powerful in Academy City, and ranked third among them is middle schooler Mikoto Misaka, an electricity manipulator known as “The Railgun.”
When strange incidents begin occurring throughout the city, she finds each crime to be connected to the elusive “Level Upper,” a legendary device that allegedly increases the esper level of its user. As the situation escalates, it becomes apparent that there is more to the Level Upper than meets the eye, and that Academy City may be a far more twisted place than the glamorous utopia it appears to be.
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun focuses on Mikoto and her friends—and the dangerous situations they find themselves in—as they get caught up in the matter of the Level Upper. As Mikoto says, “There’s never a dull moment in this city.”