What makes Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator special from other SciFi/supernatural animated series? Don’t we all miss our merciless, cold-blooded, and handsome villain from Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu series?
Well fret not, he returns, but not as a villain but as the main character in his own spin-off series A Certain Scientific Accelerator as he fights the Dark Side of the Academy
What is the storyline of Toaru Kagaku No Accelerator?
“Toaru Kagaku no accelerator” the Japanese manga series is a spin-off from the light novel series called ” Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu “. The series occurs in Academgorod where Espers, who are mainly students with certain abilities, are divided into 6 levels.
Starting from level 0 – who doesn’t possess any abilities to level 5 – the top level that only 7 can. The main protagonist is a powerful Level 5 Esper named Accelerator. After the chaotic, neutral MC gets nerfed badly he still manages to deal with the Dark Side of the Academy City and protect Last Order with his newfound partner, Esther Rosenthal.
How many episodes are there in “Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator”?
Season 1 of the anime finishes with 12 episodes in Summer 2019. It has been aired in Japan from 12th July to 27th September 2019 broadcasting every Friday.
Since Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator is an anime adaptation, it covers only Volume 1 – 7 into the first anime episodes out of 12 Volumes of the light novel till the Nocromencer Arc.
The Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator also known as ‘A certain Scientific Accelerator’ is a snippet of a light novel series ‘A Certain Magical Index’ written and illustrated by Kazuma Kamchi Araja Yamaji respectively. Before starting ‘A Certain Scientific Accelerator’ you will have to read A Certain Magical Index beforehand.
Henceforth, it is highly recommended to read the novel as the manga omitted a portion of details comparatively with the anime.
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Who are the Main Characters of Toaru Kagaku no accelerator?
One of the many things which allure people to watch ‘Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator’ is their distinctive Main Characters.
The anime is serving us with an unusual protagonist who was the former main antagonist in Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu. This itself is a great standout.
A 16 years old boy named Accelerator is the main protagonist of this anime. He is an incredibly powerful psychic of the Academy City who manages to kill 20,000 skilled Level 3 Espers.
He has the looks of a protagonist with white hair matching his pale skin and a manly face with bright red eyes. He is the typical lanky tsundere. Accelerator’s ability is automatic, he can control gravity as he pleases, discharging electricals, releases heat, controls vectors and his skin repels all ultraviolet radiations from the sun.
His unique ability secures him from bullets and explosions. Though invincible as he is portrayed, Kamijou Touma’s triumph over him makes it his first and only loss. After all, it has been depicted that he’s the only person belittling Truck-Kun.
2. Last Order
Everyone’s favorite Lolicon, Mikasa’s clone no. 20001 is a 10 years old girl named Last Order. She and Accelerator have met each other in episode 19 of Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu. She is a Level 3 Esper with an ability to Radio Noise.
The special thing about Last Order is that, unlike her other clone sisters, she is capable of showing emotions and having feelings as well. Despite her age, Last Order is the only girl who Accelerator holds dearly to his heart.
3. Esther Rosenthal
Esther Rosenthal is a kind and well-mannered magician who values both the living and the dead. Due to her ability ‘Necromancy,’ she unwittingly does a lifelong regrettable thing. Her actions help Hishigata and DA in an undoubtedly foul manner, so she tries to take full responsibility for it by stopping them.
After being subdued she finally manages to get away. She’s low-key the best girl in this anime series.
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Need a watch order Guide?
Though produced by the same company, the series is not aired at the same time. So, to save the hassle of being buried with intricate sites, reliable sources to get into the franchise are :
- A Certain Magical. Index (Season 1)
- A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 1 (MMR + 2 OVA)
- A Certain Scientific Index Season 2
- A Certain Magical Index: The Movie (+OVA)
- A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 2 (MMR S2 + OVA)
- A Certain Magical Index Season 3
- A Certain Scientific Accelerator Season 1
- A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 3
Fortunately, “Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator” is now available on YouTube. The other series are available on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and other illegal sites which I definitely don’t recommend.
Will Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator Season 2 Happen?
The second season for “A Certain Scientific Accelerator” isn’t certain as to its name. Sadly enough, there is no official announcement of the new season.
The discontinuation of the anime adaptation may be due to budgets. Since the ratings of the first season aren’t high enough the producers may be discouraged to embark on its continuance.
It has been said that season 1 cannot be as impressive as it’s supposed to be because people cannot catch up with the other series. To get involved in Season 1, one has to binge almost all the remaining series first, resulting in fewer viewers.
So, if there is a possibility of “Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator” Season 2, the writer will have to spice up a little bit to attract more fans.
Anyway, there is enough source for Season 2 as the anime adapted only a part of the volumes from the light novel.
Looking for other related Anime?
If you enjoy watching the SciFi, supernatural Shounen anime such as”Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator” you will surely enjoy watching these :
- Strike the Blood
- Guilty Crown
- One Punch Man
- Tokyo Ghoul
- Mob Psycho 100
- Steins; Gate
- Kiseijuu: Sei no kakuritsu
- Darling in the Franxx
- The Irregular at Magic Highschool
Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator may not be everyone’s ideal go-to anime especially for newbies but beyond a shadow of a doubt, the anime is binge-worthy due to its astounding plot and characters. Thus, the enigmatic presence transcended by the confounding yet captivating series might just be the anime that you’re looking for.
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