Rail Wars!

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Japanese: RAIL WARS! [レールウォーズ]
English: Rail Wars!
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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: ActionAction, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.391 (scored by 9274392,743 users)
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Ranked: #73192
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Popularity: #1133
Members: 210,519
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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


Sueda, Yoshifumi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Sasaki, Tokihiro
Episode Director
Sanpei, Hijiri
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme



Sep 21, 2014
Rail Wars has much to offer anyone who is interested in the Japanese way of life surrounding Public Transportation Systems and as an added result can provide some history about the industrialization of the country. It is an average anime that is surprisingly entertaining with some flaws of course. Nevertheless here's my review, continue to read and see if this show is for you.

Story: 6/10

From what is clear by the synopsis, one can probably tell they're not going to get an epic or an incredibly heart throbbing romance out of this show. You do however get a satisfying slice-of-life feel from it as ...
Sep 20, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
May 25, 2015
(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.


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