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Rail Wars!


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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, Harem, Police, Ecchi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.451 (scored by 46,577 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #56802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #762
Members: 99,953
Favorites: 166
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Episodes: /12
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Synopsis

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.

Background

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.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"OVERDRIVER" by ZAQ




More reviewsReviews

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
Jul 26, 2014
Link_of_Hyrule (All reviews)
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

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
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
Mar 26, 2015
anaract (All reviews)
Rail Wars! is a confusing show. It is an ecchi harem with the primary gimmick being that it supplies the viewer with plenty of train facts.

There is no progression to this story. Although it is a harem, there are only two moments in the series that could be considered "plot development between characters" in which two different girls' announce to the screen that they have feelings for Naoto, our main character. However, while both of these girls may have revealed their feelings (to no one in the story), the only effect this has on the story is the addition of blushing throughout the read more

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