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X Densha de Ikou

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Take the X Train
Japanese: X電車で行こう


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 6, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.881 (scored by 454 users)
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Ranked: #70132
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Popularity: #6892
Members: 1,189
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Ishihara Toru is an everyday guy with an on-and-off girlfriend and a position working for a train buff. Things become complicated when a ghostly vehicle dubbed the X Train begins to ride the rails, destroying everything in its path. Somehow, it seems that Toru is connected with the X Train by a strange power, which draws the attention of some very dangerous and power hungry people who would wield it for their own...

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Director, Script, Screenplay
Kanemori, Yoshinori
Kanemori, Yoshinori
Animation Director, Character Design
Ishikawa, Kinichi
Ishikawa, Kinichi
Director of Photography
Nagashima, Youko
Nagashima, Youko
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"Take the A Train" by Akiko Yano

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Jan 11, 2016
Freida5 (All reviews)
Toru is the put upon lackey of an add company and learns about a particular train. He thinks nothing of it, but little does he know that he is more closely connected to this train than he realizes...

Pros: The best part of this ova is the artwork. It has a very classic 80's style that is smoothly animated. It has some good gross/spooky imagery that fit the horror theme. It also does a quirky, comic book style word balloons to represent actions at some points, like the sounds of a fight. I had never seen it used like this in anime before and thought it read more
Feb 1, 2017
snapler (All reviews)
4 (decent)
seen via english subtitles

Warning: if you are not a fan of blood don't watch this!

art: For an 80's flick animation was good. Transitions were clean and cut.

Plot: A unique attribute unseen in most videos on horror. The right flare, right touch, right paint strokes... a lot of good tension building horror tools were used.

art: Characters and some elements were trashy in appearance. Not something you would go home and fantasy over.

plot: was confusing not in a good way. Too many unanswered questions. Mostly caused from the weird turns they made.

Intro: was a mess. I understand they had two stories going on in the read more


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