To Aru Kagaku no Railgun was granted a second season, and fast as usual, JC Staff has hastily tossed out a key visual – an illustration centered upon the female characters which, quite a rarity, is simply humorous.
The whole arrangement of this illustration is rather comical – and unlike Sword Art Online, it’s not as result of the artwork being simply so terrible in quality that it’s hysterical, or anything of the sort. The aesthetics seen here are excellent and in tact with the previous season – it’s just that the subject matter and composition are both so hilarious, the girls as well as their poses.
Standing cheerfully front and center, the flat chested heroine has her leg bent inward as she’s seemingly engaging in some kind of enthusiastic call to action – arms amusingly in a demeanor of a feminine run, which is fittingly cute of course, yet also funny in the grand scheme of things. If Misaka were alone, strangely enough, she wouldn’t look as silly as she does – however, she’s met on both sides by a girl in a contrasting seifuku.
As each of these two girls adorn a sefuku of a starkly different style, this drives attention straight to Misaka. Yet as these two still carry some heavy contrast themselves, the eye will examine them perhaps even prior to looking at Misaka – and seeing the ridiculous flower headpiece, alongside the glistening smiles, as well as the more so invigorated posing, it makes it look as if Misaka is leading a campaign of some sort.
The characters flanking have appearances quite entertaining – and as they stand behind Misaka in a manner which seems supportive, it again looks as if a new legion is sprouting – one in which the target demographic is cute albeit abnormal girls. At the moment, this is the sole item of preview material released of Railgun’s second run – and whilst not too revealing of any details, it does seem the second season certainly is looking favoring.