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A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 3 Gets New Visual, 2020 Premiere

Earlier today, the official A Certain Scientific Railgun T (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T) anime website updated with a new key visual and TV spot, as well a pair of staffers and detials on the show’s theme songs. We break the details down below.

TV Spot

The 16-second promo opens with a coin flip, as Mikoto readies an energy blast.

Key Visual

The image features the main cast members posing on the school rooftop, as an early evening sun shines down.

 A Certain Scientific Railgun T Anime Visual


Two staffers were confirmed:

  • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
  • Editor: Shigeru Nishiyama

Theme Songs

fripside will perform the show’s opening theme, while Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets perform the closing.

A Certain Scientific Railgun Season 3 VisualA Certain Scientific Railgun T will air in January 2020. AT-X, Tokyo MX, MBS, BS11 and AbemaTV will all carry the title.

Tatsuyuki Nagai (A Certain Scientific Railgun, anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) is directing the project at J.C. Staff, while Yuichi Tanaka (A Certain Scientific Railgun, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) provides character designs. Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Terraformars) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Mikoto Misaka: Rina Satō
  • Kuroko Shirai: Satomi Arai
  • Kazari Uiharu: Aki Toyosaki
  • Kanae Ito: Ruiko Saten
  • Azumi Asakura: Misaki Shokuhō

All five cast members are reprising their roles from previous entries in the franchise.

The new season marks the first anime entry into the franchise since 2013’s A Certain Scientific Railgun S, which was also directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai.

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to all released seasons of A Certain Scientific Railgun, which they describe as:

Misaka’s electro-manipulation abilities—and delightfully destructive Railgun projectile move—make her a rock star in Academy City. The techno-metropolis is packed with supernaturally powered students known as espers, including Misaka’s flirty friend and roommate, Kuroko. In this city full of super-powered gangs, mad scientists, and monsters—there’s no shortage of action!

Sources: Ota-suke, Comic Natalie

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