A Certain Scientific Railgun/YMMV

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  • And the Fandom Rejoiced: So it has finally come to the Sisters arc. Of course we all how that happens in the novels so they won't that much to tel-- What the!? OH MY GOD! It's Team ITEM!!! And Mugino VS Mikoto!? It's time for some Level 5 girl on girl action!
    • Toaru Kagaku no Railgun is over. Bummer. I want mor--- Holy Crap!!!? There's gonna be a Railgun OVA and a second season of Toaru Majutsu no Index???!!!! TOO. MUCH. SQUEEE!!!
  • Ear Worm: The First Opening Song "Only My Railgun."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Thanks to the Railgun anime, Saten has become very popular with fans as she's a refreshing character among the Four-Girl Ensemble, even more popular than Mikoto on some sites like the Nico Nico Douga community.
    • Don't forget Harumi too. She's pretty well-liked in the community.
  • Fan Nickname: From the 2nd Railgun mini light novel "Loli Kihara", aka Nayuta Kihara, a little girl who happens to be a Kihara.
    • Fans have also taken to calling Heaven Canceler "Dr. Gekota" from Episode 10.
  • High Octane Nightmare Fuel: Episode 12 of Railgun. Screaming psychic fetus monster fits the bill nicely.
  • Ho Yay: A one sided crush between Miho to Saten and a not so appropriate obsessive appreciation from Kuroko to Mikoto.
  • I Knew It! - We all knew it when Telestina was revealed as the villian. But what caught everyone off guard was the revelation that she is Gensei Kiharaa's granddaughter. Fan reaction about this between the first time viewers and novel readers were varied. With the former going "What the? She's her granddaughter?" while the later going "Wait, She's a Kihara!? As in the Kihara's? Oh Shit!?"
  • Moral Event Horizon: For Gensei Kihara, having 10 kids forcefully overloaded with esper powers definitely crosses the line. And before that, using his own granddaughters as the subject of his experiments. One was involved with the Level 6 overload experiments, the other became a cyborg!
  • More Popular Spinoff - While Toaru Majutsu no Index was a hit, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun was more popular, sold more DVDs and got a better reception with fans thanks to a lot of Character Development for the cast.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: We don't get to see Kongo Mitsuko's rescue of Mikoto from the Power Armored MAR goon after Telestina knocks her out. But it's subverted in the next episode where we do see her powers and it was awesome!