LEVEL 5-judgelight- is the second opening theme of the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun anime series. It was first introduced on the 15th episode replacing only my railgun and was used until the 24rd episode (in initial TV airings, it is used until the 23rd episode). In the 24th episode, it was used as an insert song (in addition to OP theme in the BD versions).


Promotional VideoEdit

The promotional video for "LEVEL 5-judgelight-" is shot in a Western-style town and depicts fripSide as they leave a particular house to carry a piece of luggage to the town square. As they reach the destination, Yaginuma opens the luggage to see a man, played by the comedic performer Esper Itou, come out of the bag and perform several tricks.


It was composed and arranged by Satoshi Yaginuma and was sung by Yoshino Nanjo, under their band name fripSide. This was their second single release since the departure of the previous vocalist, it was released on February 17, 2010, an entire month after the broadcast of the 15th episode.

The single release features the full version of the song.

  1. "LEVEL5 -judgelight- " – 4:25
  2. "memory of snow" – 5:01
  3. "LEVEL5 -judgelight-" -instrumental- – 4:25
  4. "memory of snow" -instrumental- – 5:01


Level 5 -Judgelight- Title Card

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun title card for LEVEL 5-judgelight-.

By appearance


  • The reappearance of Kiyama Harumi and Therestina as the antagonist of the second half.


Japanese English Translation
Hibikiau negai ga ima mezameteku
Yuzurenai mirai no tame ni
Megauriau unmei wo koeta sono saki ni
kono omoi kagayaku kara
Resonating hopes awaken now
for the sake of a future we can't give up
After surpassing chanced fate
this feeling will shine
Koko ja nai mirai ni omoi takushitemite wa
tsuyosa no hontou no imi wo sagashitsuzuketa
Arinomama no itami wo ukeireru sono imi wo
ashita e hashiritsuzukeru kimi ni shitta
why not try leaving your feelings to a future which is not here
you kept searching for the true meaning of strength
for the meaning in accepting pain as it is
You knew, continuing to run towards the future
Meguriyuku keshiki ga ima nagareteku
taguriyoseta sekai no saki
Furisosogu signal wo karada de kanjite
tokihanatsu ima subete wo
the scenery flows as you go around
Winding up the world there
Feel the signal raining down on you
Cast off everything now
Just truth in my heart, Itsu datte mayowanai yo
kesenai omoi ga aru kara
Tokiakasu shinjitsu kara me wo sorasazu ni
I'll reach the next stage to realize all
just in my heart I'll never get lost
because I have memories that won't disappear
Without turning my eyes from this unfurling reality
I'll reach the next stage to realize all
Tashikana kizuna shinjite '


  • The battle scene shown in the opening have animations that are reused later in the final episode of the anime.
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Opening Theme
only my railgun LEVEL 5-Judgelight-future gazer
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