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
Genres: ActionAction, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.391 (scored by 9385793,857 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #74112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1159
Members: 213,089
Favorites: 289

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Sueda, Yoshifumi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gou, Fumiyuki
Sound Director
Sasaki, Tokihiro
Episode Director
Matano, Hiromichi
Episode Director


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



Jun 13, 2021
NOTE: Overall is calculated by adding up the other ratings and dividing by 5 (basically finding the average value)

If you are a train enthusiast looking to learn some facts about Japanese National Railway rolling stock and have a relatable MC who is also a train enthusiast and has an ambition to become a train driver (locomotive engineer in more professional terms here in the US), I recommend this anime.

I do wish though that Naoto immediately went to start training as an engineer though. Maybe it's just me who wants to see Naoto pursue his dream as a locomotive engineer, being a train enthusiast myself.

If you ...
Apr 16, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Japan's Rail transportation system is really impressive, on a level of its own for sure. It was fun to watch an anime following the perspective of a train otaku, lol.

All in all, not much to say about Rail Wars! I'm glad it was short because it was kind of boring to watch, despite it having 12 episodes. I finished this anime in 4 days, 3 episodes each because I'm not really fond of an action-based anime with no real storyline, and I'm not really a huge fan of fanservice, but if you are, there are plenty of them on each episode. The fanservice on ...
Jul 3, 2018
I'm gonna keep this short, If you can handle none realistic scenarios and just plain stupid issues and solutions the the problems then you might actually enjoy this anime. Let me give an example... A breaker keeps tripping in one of the episodes so there solution is to hold it in the on position... WHAT!!! Do they not know how a breaker works? And if you don't, holding the breaker in the on position will do nothing, the breaker will still trip even though its stuck in the on position. This is constant, you will face palm at least 5 times an episode with the ...

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