The tankobon details the second half of Mikoto's side of the Sisters Arc, beginning with Mikoto's defeat at the monster known as Accelerator, the strongest Level 5, and subsequent depression. She later determines to attack the facilities related to the experiment, which does not go unnoticed. The rest of the tankobon deals with Mikoto and Shinobu's separate plans to stop the experiment, with both being confronted by ITEM. After defeating Mugino Shizuri, the leader of ITEM and the 4th ranked Level 5, Mikoto ends her rampage. The volume ends just after Mikoto meets Kamijou Touma again.
The curtain rises with Mikoto in a fierce battle.
One after another the Level 5 esper consumes all those who stand in her way. Can Mikoto stop the horrible experiments that play with lives...!? A fierce fight is inevitable in volume 5 with a shocking appearance!
- Chapter 24: August 15, Part 4
- Chapter 25: August 16
- Chapter 26: August 19, Part 1
- Chapter 27: August 19, Part 2
- Chapter 28: August 19, Part 3
- Chapter 29: August 19, Part 4
- Chapter 30: August 19, Part 5
|魔法禁書目錄外傳 科學超電磁砲 集數 5|
|Date of Release||November 24, 2010|
|A Certain Scientific Railgun Manga Volume 05|
|Date of Release||August 7, 2012|
|Number of Pages||256 pages|
| The New York Times best selling SF manga series continues
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 Mikoto Misaka, the third most powerful Level 5 esper in Academy City. Together with her best friend Kuroko Shirai 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!