This series ends on a very high note in my opinion. Episode 24 was literally just 23 minutes of continuous crowning moments of awesome. Pacing was fantastic, plot wise it was similar to the season finale of the first season, but hearing all the old Fripside songs again just blew my mind. Shame though we couldn't have Only My Railgun too.
I also love how the plot elements with Shinobu came back and we finally got to see what happened to her after she was captured by ITEM. On the topic of ITEM, what partly annoyed me was their cameo appearances from time to time that made them look like fools. This all vanished when they showed up in the finale for revenge. Loved that. Still don't know why anyone who has knowledge of Level-5 Espers would see it as a good idea to mess with Meltdowner. Lydia Mackay really brings Mugino to life. I'm used to her voicing such kind and gentle characters, so hearing her as the psychopathic Meltdowner was so surreal - in a good way!
Part of Raildex's charm has always been the staff's ability to remember where and what all their characters are up to and not just leave things unresolved. Because let's be honest - this series has SO MANY characters that it's hard to keep track off sometimes. But the finale really succeeded in bringing together all these strands and elements and making the last episode of Railgun S a success, even if people don't agree with the rest of the arc.
After finishing Railgun S, I really want J.C Staff to animate a third season. I've already gone outside my comfort zone and read the mangas and novels that deal with the Liberal City Arc and Daihasei Festival Arc and it is fantastic. It is so surreal to think that as dark as Railgun has been portrayed before, there is still so much room left to explore the vast darkness in Academy City. Here's to one day watching A Certain Scientific Railgun SS!
Rating this part: 8/10. While not as strong as the first half, Railgun S still manages to deliver quite the show!