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Rail Wars!

Alternative Titles

English: Rail Wars!
Japanese: RAIL WARS! [レールウォーズ]


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis, Pony Canyon, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Passione
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Ecchi, Police
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.461 (scored by 43,164 users)
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Ranked: #55232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #712
Members: 91,800
Favorites: 151
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Rail Wars! takes place in an alternate universe where the Japanese government remains in control of the nation's railway systems. Because of the stability afforded by the leadership of the government, the railway system is allowed to flourish.

Naoto Takayama aspires to become an employee for Japan National Railways because of the comfortable life that it will enable him to live. In order to accomplish this he enters its training program, where students must demonstrate their knowledge of trains as well as their ability to be ready for any challenge that might arise.

During this time period he will encounter other students such as the athletically gifted Aoi Sakura, the constantly hungry Sho Iwaizumi, and the human encyclopedia Haruka Komi. Together they will work towards surviving their trainee period, all the while taking on purse snatchers, bomb threats, and the looming specter of the extremist “RJ” group who wants to privatize the railway system.


From June 6, 2014 to July 6, 2014, the first episodes of Rail Wars! were streamed on Niconico. The regular TV broadcast began July 4, 2014 (July 3rd, 25:46) on TBS.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakurai, Aoi
Sakurai, Aoi
Numakura, Manami
Numakura, Manami
Koumi, Haruka
Koumi, Haruka
Uchida, Maaya
Uchida, Maaya
Takayama, Naoto
Takayama, Naoto
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Iwaizumi, Shou
Iwaizumi, Shou
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi


Sueda, Yoshifumi
Sueda, Yoshifumi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gou, Fumihiroki
Gou, Fumihiroki
Sound Director
Hoshino, Makoto
Hoshino, Makoto
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance

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"Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara (向かい風に打たれながら)" by Minori Chihara

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Jul 26, 2014
Link_of_Hyrule (All reviews)

What a disgraceful, irredeemable, repulsive piece of trash this anime truly is. This show has thus-far been the most uninspired, lazy, and forgettable pulp I’ve ever had the misfortune of sitting through. Not a single OUNCE of effort was put into this butchering of a somewhat promising and unique concept, and while the show thinks it can distract the audience from its laughable “plot” (if you can even call it that) and its worthless, pathetic, cardboard-cutout characters with absurdly excessive fanservice, they aren’t fooling me. It's unbelievably stupid, it's misogynistic, it's cliche, it's rushed, it's... Y'know what? Let’s just go ahead and delve read more
May 25, 2015
Blood_Diver_A (All reviews)
(At Studio Passione, a meeting between the director and the animators)

Director: Okay. Thank you for coming on such short notice. I just wanted to discuss some minor changes that I thought would be appropriate.

[Animator A and B both nodded their heads and said, “Okay.”]

Director [smiling]: Great! Okay. Animator A, you are charge of animating most scenes involving Haruka Koumi, right?

Animator A [nodding]: That is correct.

Director: Okay. That’s good. [Glancing at his clipboard.] I noticed that her breast sizes were a size ‘D’. I don’t like it, could you increase it to a size ‘F’?

Animator A [looking shocked]: What? Why? isn’t that a bit too big?

Director: read more
Sep 20, 2014
earnshaw30 (All reviews)
Right first review so be gentle please though feedback is welcome.

Rail wars...so lets get one thing straight right of the bat this is a HAREM ECCHI anime if you don't like those genres stay the hell away from this show.

so moving on the lead characters are all pretty generic we have Naoto Takayama your typical dense harem lead and his co-workers Aoi Sakurai the typical tsundere heroine who has a particular fondness for guns Koumi Haruka the big breasted gentle character and lastly Shou Iwaizumi who serves as the stupid best friend as well as some other minor harem members.

story....well there wasn't much read more
Sep 16, 2014
Rice (All reviews)
Rail Wars! was one of those shows that everybody had high hopes for prior to the new season. Within one episode, the sound of crushed hopes were heard all over the world. However, those with only tits and ass on their minds were blessed.

Story (2/10): The title is fairly misleading. You expect a show about Japan's massive train system (finally) to get ecchi bullshit with a cast of teens doing mundane crap completely unrelated to trains. Sure, you get a bunch of train shots and information on trains, but the main group of kids don't actually drive them. So there is no sign of a read more


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