The Toaru Kagaku no Railgun Manga Volume 01 is the first volume released for the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga series.

The tankobon details the first part of the Level Upper Arc. Misaka Mikoto, one of the seven strongest espers in Academy City, reveals a side that only her close friends could see — that she is a friendly girl who often tries her best to help others. After meeting two new friends, she joins an investigation of a string of cases of bombings that occurred in Academy City's District 7.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

An original story for Academy City's Level 5 esper Misaka Mikoto! A newly written original story by Kamachi Kazuma!

The are 2.3 million people in Academy City. Approximately 80% of them are students. There where science and technology is more advanced than the outside, the special esper development program has been into the curriculum.

There are only seven Level 5 espers in Academy City, and among them is Misaka Mikoto. Because of her power and disposition, she becomes involved in a number of incidents happening in Academy City.

A spin-off of a popular work from Dengeki, volume 1 has finally been released!


Additional ContentEdit



  • The Will of the Universe: Talking with Uiharu Kazari and Saten Ruiko, Misaka Mikoto mentions how she reads magazines in convenience stores. When asked why she doesn't just buy it, she says how they take up space and are heavy, adding that she hates when they are in bags and can't be read. As she says this, a cat knocks a flowerpot off a ledge above her. With Mikoto struck down by the flowerpot, the other two start quickly praising magazines.


Localized ReleasesEdit


魔法禁書目錄外傳 科學超電磁砲 集數 1
A Certain Scientific Railgun Manga v01 Chinese cover
Release Date ‪中文(台灣)‬ April 29, 2009[2]
ISBN-13 ‪中文(台灣)‬ ISBN 978-986-237-077-3
Number of Pages 192 pages

是比其他地區科技更為先進,並從事「超能力開發」的特殊地區。 而整座學園都市中僅有七人的等級5超能力者之一御坂美琴, 由於她的能力與個性使然,因而被捲入了學園都市中所發生的種種事件……


A Certain Scientific Railgun Manga Volume 01
A Certain Scientific Railgun Manga v01 cover
Release Date English June 7, 2011[3]
ISBN-13 English ISBN 978-1-935934-00-4
Number of Pages 192 pages
Soon to be a hit anime from FUNimation!

Welcome to a world where mysticism and science collide, and supernatural powers are derived from either science or religion. At the heart of this world is Academy City, an advanced metropolis whose population is comprised mostly of students. The majority of students are enrolled in the city’s "Power Curriculum Program," where they must learn to master their latent psychic powers. Out of several million students, only seven are deemed powerful enough to have Level 5 status.

Meet Misaka Mikoto, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friend Shirai Kuroko and the other members of Judgment, a student-run law enforcement agency, Mikoto delves deep into the dark heart of the scientific sprawl she calls home, and uncovers secrets she wishes she hadn’t!

A Certain Scientific Railgun is a must-have manga series for fans of stories that blend science and magic like Psychic Academy and Full Metal Alchemist.


  1. Railgun Volume 1: (Japanese) Kadokawa
  2. 科學超電磁砲 (1) from Kadokawa Taiwan (Chinese). Retrieved on 31/12/12.
  3. Volume 1 English: Seven Seas
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