Another version of Miracle Train: Chuo-sen e Youkoso.
The first version of the Miracle Train project focused on the stations of the central Chuo line, while the new anime and related stories deal with the Oedo subway line. As a result, the anime will feature a newer cast of characters—specifically, Fumi Roppongi, Rintarou Shinjuku, Izayoi Tsukishima, Iku Shiodome, Saki Tochou, and Itsumi Ryougoku.
I will begin with saying the plotline of the anime, when I first heard about it, sounded pretty lame. So I didn't have high expectations for the show. The beginning episodes are a tad bit boring because you have to begin with introducing each and every character [in this cause train stations] and each station goes about teaching the viewers history about Japan's Oedo Line.
Quite interesting, but quite confusing to someone who doesn't know much about the Japanese Culture. I will admit I learned A LOT, and googled a lot of the information given to me. I guess this would help out anyone who
wants to learn more about the train stations and cities on the Oedo Line, and their unique culture for each stop.
I did, however, grow tired of the series around episode 6, but I always continue on watching a series until the end. So the series may be a bit slow, but it gets INCREDIBLY GOOD by episode 8. The passengers and the problems do get more emotionally and the story begins to twist a bit. There really is more to this "Miracle Train," then it sees fit.
So even though this show might not be everyone's cup of tea, I found it quite wonderful. And I just love the way each station handles the problems of each passenger that needs it most. I know this series might draw more girls to it because of the handsome train stations [w/typical stereotypes of Japanese men in Neo Romance anime], but it also has a good plot. It's not just another series with pretty men, it tends to be more than that with deeper meaning.
okay so i will start my review with how i got into this anime first i saw the anime when searching for something to make me laugh i saw the title and it caught my attention then after reading the summary i was only attached to the fact that unlike normal when there is only one girl and everyone is after her this anime has a different girl each episode with different types of troubles
story : anyone can say from only the summary that the story is so lame but if you ignored the hole station thing with the guys it could look pretty
good just like a slice of life anime where a couple of guys are helping people through their troubles , the troubles in the anime are normal troubles that could be found anywhere and with time they tend to get more emotional also the anime has a good sense of humor
art : well it`s obvious that the anime depends on the bishies factor more than anything so the art itself is very good though it`s not extraordinary
sound and chracters : the voice actors did a very good job with the acting actually but the chracterstics is just the normal type nothing the could make it especial we have the strict guy with glasses ,the mysterious manager , the cute guy with earings (lolita type ) ,the calm and collected guy all the normal types that are found in harems all the time
all in all i give the anime 7 for the art , sound , and the emotional troubles
Based on some of the reviews people wrote they said they didn't like it much or dropped it after a few episodes but i loved it. The story was interesting, the characters were unique, and it was just amazing. :D I suggest it.
Eavh charatcer was unique and was intresting to see how they would handle the passengers. The last episodes that take place during christmas time are the most enjoyable. The last episode, i thought, could have been better. Or atleast have one more to wrap up. Over all it was a good one to watch. I finished it over a weekend :P
Actually, this story doesn't really have many interesting episodes, but it was still interesting enough to keep watching:
The story is about 6 guys, a conductor and a guide. In each episode, they help a passenger with her problem. Every episode there's another girl, and every episode a different guy helps her. While they help the girl's with their problems, they show them around in their city. This is actually what most of the episodes are about. Personally, I didn't really thought that was very interesting, it was enough to keep me watching, but after a few episodes, I thought it became a little bit
boring. To be honest, the only episodes that show a real storyline are episode 7, 12 and 13. These are the episodes I really enjoyed. Still, I have to admit, the ending could have been just a little bit deeper if you ask me.
The art was pretty well done, a bit different from other anime's, especially the eyes of Roppongi were a bit different from what you see in most anime. At least, that's what I think.
I wished the opening was a bit different, it didn't really get my attention, it was all right.
The sound was good, and I liked the opening song.
Well, the characters were not very original to be honest, but I didn't mind. Actually, I liked them. It's still a bit weird that the guys from the miracle train are actually train stations. Well, underground stations if you call it that. All the guys were nice and showed some personnality. One thing I really have to point out, because it annoyed me, was that you never see the eyes of the conductor. It was so frustrating! He was actually a bit of a mistery guy, but it's never really told in the whole anime who he is. What I also didn't really get was why we knew what the dog was thinking...
A short personnality discription:
Roppongi: the kind but silent guy, he knows things about technoligy.
Tocho: the serious guy who is called 'boss'.
Shinjuku: the cool guy who sometimes likes to toy around with people's feelings.
Tsukishima: the guy who really likes food. (especially Monja)
Shiodome: the youngest station of them all, you can see that through his actions.
Ryougoku: the guy who is a little bit short-tempered and likes historical drama's.
Akari: the guide, I'm still not really sure what her duty was on the train. Overall, she is pretty cheerfull.
And as I already said, the conductor is the mistery guy.
I enjoyed the anime, but at some times, I got a bit bored. Yeah, all of the passengers have a different story but I missed a real storyline. I didn't really have a deep story and there's only a storyline at the very end. Putting that aside, it also brought a smile on my face sometimes. There were some funny moments and some sad moments in the stories of the passengers.
I enjoyed this anime at some points. Overall, I thought it was all right, I wished the real story line was a bit longer, because I really did enjoy that part of the anime. So, if you want to watch an anime that you will enjoy, but you're not expecting a masterpiece, this is a good anime to watch.
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