A Certain Scientific Railgun

The WORST episodes of A Certain Scientific Railgun

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This story is set in a world where supernatural powers exist through science, and magic exists through religion, in ‘University City.’ (2.3 million inhabitants) Meet the civilian protagonist Mikoto and her friend Kuroko, maintainers of peace and order at the University district, as members of the 'Judgement'.

Last Updated: 9/25/2022Network: AT-X
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Bust Upper
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6.80
25 votes

#1 - Bust Upper

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/7/2020

After Saten demonstrates skills she acquired through Indian Poker, Mikoto comes upon a Trader who happens to have a card she is keenly interested in. However, ITEM operative Kinuhata is also eager to obtain the card for herself, to the same end.

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Strange Coincidence
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6.86
28 votes

#2 - Strange Coincidence

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/14/2020

When Saten buys the last of the mackerel at the supermarket, Frenda pesters her to let her have them, eventually leading to an unexpected friendship. However, when her seemingly innocuous text message is intercepted, Saten finds herself in danger.

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Dream Ranker
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6.89
27 votes

#3 - Dream Ranker

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/24/2020

Mikoto is introduced to Indian Poker, a new fad that is sweeping Academy City, which allows people to share their dreams, by Shokuho Clique member Hokaze. Saten tells Uiharu about a new app that seems to predict accidents before they happen.

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Kozaku Mitori
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7.00
28 votes

#4 - Kozaku Mitori

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/27/2020

Mikoto and Shokuho continue pursuing Gensei Kihara using their own individual methods. Kuroko attempts to identify the girl who abducted Uiharu and Misuzu. Saten decides to investigate an abandoned factory that may be connected to the case.

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The Daihasei Festival
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7.13
30 votes

#5 - The Daihasei Festival

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/2020

As the Daihasei Festival begins, Uiharu and Saten enjoy themselves, while Kuroko sees to her Judgment duties. Mikoto and Kongo run an eventful three-legged race against teams from other schools. A plot involving MEMBER begins going into motion.

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My Dear Friends
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7.19
21 votes

#6 - My Dear Friends

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/25/2020

As the fight atop the airship draws to a close, the Doppelganger's true intentions become clear. Following the battle, the members of Scavenger seek to regain their former glory, while the circle of Mikoto's friends becomes more interconnected.

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Precognition
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7.24
29 votes

#7 - Precognition

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/31/2020

To demonstrate the authenticity of his predictions, Miyama sends Kuroko out with foreknowledge of several incidents that are about to take place. But when two cases occur in close proximity, Kuroko decides to call in additional help from Judgment.

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Railgun ✕ Mental Out
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7.27
26 votes

#8 - Railgun ✕ Mental Out

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/20/2020

With the assistance of her friends, Mikoto identifies the location from the website data that Uiharu recovered. Upon arriving at the location, Mikoto finds Shokuho waiting for her, and reveals her side of the events that have led up to this point.

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Exterior
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7.27
26 votes

#9 - Exterior

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/17/2020

Kamijo and Sogiita find that at best, they can only slow down Mikoto's transformation. Kuroko continues to search for Kozaku while dodging her puppet. Gensei pursues Shokuho for the access code that will let him unlock Exterior's potential.

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Doppelganger
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7.29
24 votes

#10 - Doppelganger

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/28/2020

Shokuho approaches Mikoto to ask her to break into a research facility and determine the results of a unique experiment. But before Mikoto can enter the building, she has an encounter that raises serious questions for her, demanding good answers.

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SYSTEM (Those Who Arrive at Heaven's Will in an Only Human Body)
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7.30
30 votes

#11 - SYSTEM (Those Who Arrive at Heaven's Will in an Only Human Body)

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/1/2020

Kuroko continues searching for Kozaku, but after exhausting every possible hiding spot in the building, she must reexamine her situation. When Mikoto's transformation hits a critical threshold, it is time for Gensei to unlock Exterior's limiter.

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Auribus oculi fideliores sunt
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7.31
29 votes

#12 - Auribus oculi fideliores sunt

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/28/2020

With Kongo out of danger, Awatsuki finishes the task of having her psychometrist friend probe the kitten's memories. What Saten hears gives her pause, and she turns to Kuroko for advice. Kozaku confronts Mikoto, asking her about the Sisters.

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Scavenger
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7.38
26 votes

#13 - Scavenger

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/4/2020

Kuriba explains to Mikoto and Shokuho how she fears that the Doppelganger's "soul" might pose a threat to the city. The members of Scavenger move in to incapacitate and capture the Doppelganger, but find their task more difficult than expected.

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Clone Dolly
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7.39
28 votes

#14 - Clone Dolly

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/3/2020

Shokuho and Mikoto find themselves in a traffic jam, and Shokuho demonstrates a tremendous example of her ability. The background behind the Exterior project is revealed, as well as Shokuho's connection to one of the original Misaka clones.

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Ha Det Bra
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7.41
27 votes

#15 - Ha Det Bra

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/21/2020

Frenda and Saten find themselves under fire from an unknown assailant, and duck into a department store to find cover. When none of Frenda's usual tricks seems to work against their pursuer, she has no choice but to resort to drastic measures.

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Tampering
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7.47
30 votes

#16 - Tampering

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/31/2020

Saten's quest for Shadow Metal ends up landing her in trouble. Uiharu notices something amiss with the website Saten was browsing. Mikoto learns that Wannai did not get her gym uniform returned, prompting her to go track down her Sister.

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Possession
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7.52
27 votes

#17 - Possession

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/11/2020

Shocked by the arrival of the Level 5 Mikoto, the members of Scavenger must keep their dark side affiliation a secret from her. Scavenger's Leader proposes that Mikoto teams up with them, since they share the goal of stopping the Doppelganger.

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Balloon Hunter
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7.56
32 votes

#18 - Balloon Hunter

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/2020

The Tokiwadai team competes in the Balloon Hunter event, but due to a case of mistaken identity, one of the Sisters substitutes for Mikoto. Yoshio Baba feeds the other school's team with data on the Tokiwadai competitors, with surprising results.

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Trust
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7.62
26 votes

#19 - Trust

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/7/2020

With her closest friends now giving her the cold shoulder, Mikoto feels isolated and helpless, but finds a surprise ally in Kongo. Kongo tries to track down any clues that will lead her to the whereabouts of Mikoto's missing "twin sister."

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Super-powered (Level 5)
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7.66
35 votes

#20 - Super-powered (Level 5)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/2020

Academy City's Daihasei Festival is approaching, and the festival's steering committee is charged with recruiting at least two Level 5s to take the athlete's pledge during the opening ceremonies. However, getting volunteers proves to be a challenge.

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The Battle Begins
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7.74
27 votes

#21 - The Battle Begins

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/14/2020

Saten carries an injured Kongo to safety, while Awatsuki and Wannai tackle Yoshio Baba and his robotic Great Danes. Mikoto spots Saten with Kongo in an ambulance, blames herself for getting Kongo hurt, and determines to set things right.

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Diffusion
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7.76
25 votes

#22 - Diffusion

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/18/2020

To counter the Doppelganger's giant monster form, Mikoto creates a giant magnetically-induced monster of her own. As the two do battle, it becomes evident that the Doppelganger has an ultimate objective other than combat in mind.

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Joining the Battle
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7.77
26 votes

#23 - Joining the Battle

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/10/2020

Kozaku uses Exterior to make her way into Mikoto's mind, convincing her to attack the building without windows. Before she can go after Gensei, Shokuho must contend with Kozaku's puppet, until help arrives from an unexpected source.

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Promise
star
7.83
30 votes

#24 - Promise

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/22/2020

A young Kozaku grins and bears her way through her youth in an Academy City research institution, where she befriends Dolly, one of the other girls there. But when Kozaku learns the grim truth about Dolly, it sets her on a life-altering course.

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Dragon Strike (Jaw of the Dragon King)
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8.03
34 votes

#25 - Dragon Strike (Jaw of the Dragon King)

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/15/2020

Gensei has fallen victim to Shokuho's cunning, but Mikoto is still struggling to contain her power. Kamijo decides that he must help her at any cost.

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