The Railgun Cast Become Soccer Stars



The electrifying Misaka Mikoto and her lovely young cohorts from To Aru Kagaku no Railgun recently made several appearances at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium in collaboration with soccer team Tokyo Verdy, hopefully exploiting the narrow crossover between football fans and To Aru otaku.

The stadium showed Railgun characters on its screens at opportune moments during the game – and also had a multitude of Railgun-related goods available for purchase.

Images of the stadium:
























Just why Railgun managed to secure this honor while most soccer anime still have no connection to actual teams is of course something of a mystery…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Just put Accelerator as goalkeeper.

    Never put Touma in the field. Dude's bound to get red card in every match for punching people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 11/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touma's place is at the commentator's stand where he gets to preach every time a goal is scored or whenever someone gets a yellow or red card. Also he gets to be pooped on by birds while on air.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:44 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That Touma MC...

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    Comment by Squeezel
    10:24 08/11/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    why are the pics in such a low quality

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:32 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Get those Otaku into the stadium seats.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Shoot the ball, a-la Railgun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Only my Football

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Misaka a cute.

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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    09:59 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Funny how this discussion turned into a debate between American Football fans and Association Football aficionados.

    By the way, I myself prefer to call it Futbol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    this is football ; muricans play handegg.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This happens too a lot in YouTube comments

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Balonpie, che, balonpie

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm British and read a newspaper daily. The Sun has articles calling the sport both Soccer and Football. Infact Sky Sports News has a sports program every Saturday called "Soccer Saturday". Sorry guys, while the sport is mostly called Football in the UK/Europe etc. It is called Soccer in everyday life too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 10/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here is the website for Soccer Saturday by the way.

    So if anyone wants to hate on Americans calling the sport by either name. You might want to realize the term Soccer is used on the United Kingdom as well as Football.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kuroko was banned from using her teleportation powers to teleport the ball into the goal every time she kicked it. She was also banned from using it on herself when dibbling it on the field.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    dear n00bs: they actually call it soccer in japan too

    also where the fuck is misakichi

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    Comment by kamehappo
    08:08 09/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They call European football soccer in Britain too quite often, and the game was invented there!

    Soccer is my favorite sport, but thanks to satellite & cable tv since mid-80`s and internet i like American hand-held football too!
    Green Bay fan nowadays.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    19:24 09/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "hand-held football" I the only one finding that quiet ironic?

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    Comment by kamehappo
    07:39 10/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was meant as mild joke only, nothing aggressive at all. I REALLY like and watch American game too!

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    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm still wondering why many people really love this sport. Undeniably this is the hardest sport to score. Too much stalemate action but less results. Many games ended up tied or nil-nil. I prefer basketball where every game is decisive. Football/Soccer fans from South America are the wildest, usually games ended up with a riot. You also witness some naked streakers running on the field.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    08:12 09/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You need to update your knowledge.
    They scored heaps of goals in World Cup last summer, so has it mostly been 20 years now after some successful changes of rules back then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 09/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You need to pay attention.

    They scored heaps of goals in the group matches. They scored none (except on poor Júlio César) during the knockout stage. And if I recall correctly, they didn't score many in S. Africa four years earlier either.

    I enjoy the two big spectacles (World/Euro) but the sport does have issues… Not enough incentive to play for the win, diving, rolling around crying. I'll leave aside all the biting for the moment.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    07:44 10/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on. Germany and Netherland scored many in knockout stages too. Total number of goals scored was about twice of that in South Africa.

    I am not here for prestige, but for having fun only, so peace, mate!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 10/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    To you as well.

    Having said that, only in the first round of the knockout stage. The final three rounds (six games other than the Germany:Brazil debacle) saw a total of six goals. It’s like the teams became more afraid and more timid as they got closer to the prize.

    Too bad for Japan however, that they couldn’t have had the Railgun available for play in Brazil.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Dat Misaka kick looks too Hurly Girly! Whatever happened to her Chaser Kick?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 11/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why downvoted? I'm just telling the truth!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Wow a shitty series and a shitty sport together at last.

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    Comment by Rya
    05:38 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Even Manuel Neuer couldn't save a CHASER! kick.

    Comment by Anonymous

    stadium looks empty

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's football, not soccer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:29 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Its referred to as "soccer" in North America (U.S and Canada if people still dunno)

    I'm Canadian, I have admit, football is more correct term. Because you play the ball with your foot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    is called football, if you call it soccer anywhere in the world you only show that you know nothing about it

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Canada and Australia called it soccer too not just U.S, get out of your room for a change!!

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    Comment by Chen-04
    08:02 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Where is it football and where is it soccer? This always confuses me. Just call it ballgame or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Depends on region u live, its called soccer in North America and football in Europe

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    Comment by Mark
    17:56 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    10:15 08/11/2014 "Hey Fuck Head, have you ever been to Canada? they called it Soccer too, not just U.S of A"

    Notice he said North America, as in the continent, which includes the USA AND Canada.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    we call them futbol soccer and futbol americano

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    > Depends on region u live, its called soccer in North America and football in the rest of the world.


    Comment by Anonymous
    12:55 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Since the sport was invented by the British, I'm inclined to give them the right to choosethe correct term. So, football it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    nope,the whole world calls it football, only in usa is called soccer

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 08/11/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Hey Fuck Head, have you ever been to Canada? they called it Soccer too, not just U.S of A

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:02 09/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How could they even mess that up. Weren't most Americans originally Europeans anyway? Shouldn't they have known what this game is called?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 08/11/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    it's soccer, not football you fucking eurotard.

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    07:34 08/11/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Europeans were playing FOOTBALL loooong before the US were, and then you americunts created "American football", and started calling real football soccer. So no, it's not "soccer", it's football, and the stuff YOU call football isn't football at all. So the only "tard" here is you. Football was INVENTED in Europe (England to be specific), in 1863. So you can stuff it.

    Oh, and btw:

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Easy there, old gridiron pedopants. Not everyone lives in the good ol' US and A.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's football, not soccer, you fucking americunt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 08/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    is FOOTBALL, asshole!

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