Rail Romanesque

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Synonyms: Maitetsu
Japanese: レヱル・ロマネスク


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2020 to Dec 19, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Saetta
Source: Visual novel
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.121 (scored by 93779,377 users)
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Ranked: #119242
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Popularity: #3796
Members: 25,522
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The year is 1989. After the nation of Hinomoto was destabilized during the past World War, the rise of new technologies has enabled its revitalization. Modern engineering has given birth to aircraft, gasoline engines, and geomagnetic technology—revolutionizing transportation. Railroads have been rendered nearly obsolete and replaced by more efficient modes of transit.

However, a group of lively "Raillords" aims to renew the railroads' former glory. The Raillords, personified as energetic and spirited girls, act as humanoid control modules for their assigned railways. They meet in Ohitoyo City for the Raillord Summit, headed by Suzushiro, a Raillord from Manoka Railways. Together, the group capitalizes on its teamwork to get the railroads back on track, ushering in a "new railroad age."

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzaki, Aya


Kurosawa, Tomoyo


Igasaki, Ayaka


Kamijou, Chihiro


Kubo, Yurika


Furihata, Ai


Uesaka, Sumire


Nagai, Mai


Uchida, Aya


Hirasawa, Hisayoshi
Director, Sound Director
Motomura, Kouichi
Original Character Design
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Ending Theme

1: "Wonderful Rail" by Ayumi. (eps 1-4)
2: "Singing Wheel" by Megu Sakuragawa (櫻川めぐ ) (eps 5-8)
3: "Bon Voy@ge!" by Masayo Shinkai (新海雅代) (eps 9-??)

Dec 19, 2020
dlxuniuniu (All reviews)
“I like trains”
Got bad grades? I like trains!
Awkward date? I like trains!
(you know the music and the song!)

Trains! Without trains, we would all have big problems. There are so many kinds of them, and we use it every day. So why not make an anime with cute girls being Raillords ("humanoid control modules") for different kind of trains? The idea behind it is certainly good, but unfortunately it was not implemented ideally.

The general setting takes place in Hinomoto, where our main character Suzushiro and her stepsister Hibiki set out to search for Hachiroku's lost locomotive. She unintentionally awakened the Raillord Hachiroku and with this action read more
Dec 19, 2020
Luubie (All reviews)
Another anime that uses girls with reference to some form of transport ... Have you ever thought how much locomotives can be a good attraction in your travels? Not? Well, I present you Rail Romanesque, the anime that will show you that learning more about railway lines can be cool.

Rail Romanesque, or Maitetsu, is a short anime that doesn't have a need to watch episodes in the correct order. It features 9 characters, known as "Railloads" and which has the function of looking for a solution so that there are more tourists in its facilities. The anime itself follows this proposal until the end, where read more
Dec 19, 2020
IrrelevantGuy (All reviews)
As a person who isn't familiar with Maitetsu whatsoever, I didn't think I would enjoy Rail Romanesque. But surprisingly, I kinda did.

To put some context to it, Rail Romanesque is apparently a short spin-off to the fairly acclaimed visual novel Maitetsu. But one thing should be made clear: I don't think having prior experience of Maitetsu is needed to watch or enjoy this short. And that is coming from a person who knows almost nothing about the original visual novel but still enjoyed it.

The plot of Rail Romanesque is very bland. Simply put, it's about a bunch of "Raillords" (or "cute train-girls", if you will) read more
Dec 19, 2020
NotCat (All reviews)
Rail Romanesque is a short, slice of life anime based on a visual novel. The series is made up of five-minute episodes that follow girls known as Raillords as they come up with merchandise ideas to advertise various rail lines in Japan. Well, you know about ship girls in Azur Lane, so Raillords are just like ship girls, but they are train girls. Japan is weird, cannot be helped. And that is pretty much what this anime is.

The main problem with that series on MAL is that whoever made this anime entry on MAL, picked the synopsis from the visual novel. So many users read more

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