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Jul 25, 2014 6:10 PM
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Wow, there's more boobs than trains in this show... and honestly, why do the girls all like the main guy? He's so boring and forgettable that I can't even remember his name >_< In my opinion, the other guy on the squad would make a much more interesting main character... too bad he gets almost no screen time.

Anyway, I might stay with this anime for a couple more episodes. If it continues to be nothing more than a fan service anime, I'll drop it.
 
Jul 25, 2014 7:06 PM

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damn well if you weren't sure before than it's pretty clear now that this show is all about the 'plot'!

still don't get how Takayama gets all the bitches theres nothing remotely interesting about him guess hes just a lucky one lol not to mention he has Rito Falling syndrome in which he magically falls into boobs.

guess i'm on board with everyone watching this for Sakurai and her just beating the crap out of people.
 
Jul 25, 2014 7:37 PM
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hum... yeah... fanservice, stabbing bulletproof things 'n stuff... BTW, what is the song Noa sang at her live?
 
Jul 25, 2014 7:56 PM
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Just lower your expectations and clear your mind of everything before watching this kind of show. You'll enjoy it a lot more.
 
Jul 25, 2014 9:18 PM

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I was really glad when Nao told them to shut up. And she's right, the manager didn't have to apologize. That was a really annoying opening sequence.

Sakurai kind of annoyed me in the first episode but now she's the only character I find interesting. Ditch the annoying Takayama and make her the MC or better yet a spin-off about trains and stuff with her as the main.
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Jul 25, 2014 9:59 PM

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The only reason why this anime is getting so much hate is because it is rated 'Action' when there is close to no action at all. On a different note, I'm enjoying this show because... fanservice and the dope OP and ED.
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Jul 26, 2014 2:19 AM

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Best fanservice of this season. Actually, the frames for the fanservice are so accurate and perfect that I'm wondering if we can dare to call this art? Thanks Japan.
 
Jul 26, 2014 6:03 AM

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This show is slowly getting better and better XD
mhmmm the level of fan service in this episode was AMAZING!!!!!!
in the first idk 18 mins of this anime I was wondering what she had to do with trains XD
but i get it I suppose XD
haha I'm def enjoying this anime more and more each episode kind of like a hidden gem of the season only it's not so hidden : D
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Jul 26, 2014 7:10 AM

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Takayama is such a lucky bastard. I'm dying at the mediocrity.
 
Jul 26, 2014 7:12 AM

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Nothing much to say about this episode except fan service.. "Boob Wars!"

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Jul 26, 2014 7:24 AM

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For once the MC being as generic as he is actually earned the affection of Noa.

I couldn't blame her at all for falling for him then, it was certainly a white knight moment for Takayama that I think any of the female cast would have reflected on similarly.


 
Jul 26, 2014 10:04 AM

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FlamingYu said:
Are we still watching a series about ...uh ...trains?

Well, let me think about that.

I have an answer now: probably not at this point.
 
Jul 26, 2014 10:21 AM

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How they go from being train station guard to being bodyguard to an idol?
 
Jul 26, 2014 1:37 PM

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Glad to see that the people who whine about fanservice have already dropped the show, so the rest of us can enjoy the oppai in peace ;)

And oh my, what a high level of fanservice! I had to pause the episode halfway through to, uhm, take care of some business ^^; Haruka was super hot in her ruffly swimsuit and Iida continues to have the biggest bust of all the girls, which I guess is why she's the one in charge ;) So much PLOT this episode, lol.

The idol girl has a pretty good singing voice but I didn't much care for her song in the bathhouse. She definitely does better with accompaniment.

Next episode looks to be a Sakurai episode ... she's my least favorite of the girls, but she didn't turn out to be as obnoxious as I had feared. I was worrying she would be on the level of that ultra-violent chick from Working!, who was so awful I had to drop the show in disgust.
 
Jul 26, 2014 1:59 PM

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This show is slowly getting better and better XD
mhmmm the level of fan service in this episode was AMAZING!!!!!!
in the first idk 18 mins of this anime I was wondering what she had to do with trains XD
but i get it I suppose XD
haha I'm def enjoying this anime more and more each episode kind of like a hidden gem of the season only it's not so hidden : D


I think that's just the Stockholm syndrome setting in for you.
 
Jul 26, 2014 2:58 PM

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We got some fanservice in this episode. Takayama is one lucky guy.
 
Jul 26, 2014 5:03 PM

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Kitoge said:
FlamingYu said:
Are we still watching a series about ...uh ...trains?

Well, let me think about that.

I have an answer now: probably not at this point.


They should just call the series "Oppai Wars!". Seems to be a more accurate title for this show...
 
Jul 26, 2014 10:09 PM
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I really want to see more trains in this show. But I think that it left the station a long while ago. Express fan service arrived way earlier than expected though.
 
Jul 26, 2014 10:19 PM

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Not a single train was ridden outside out of the intro and end. Still no war was declared either.

But I'm still enjoying the fuck out of this, it's not like I expected anything more. Its a fanservice anime you can't really get mad at it for it. More trains would be great to at least set it apart from others in the genre. The next episode seems like it will deliver by the looks of it.
 
Jul 27, 2014 12:51 AM

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MC still sucks sacks. Extremely everyman, boring, forgettable, completely undeserving of the harem he's getting, or any harem for that matter, and a poorly written character overall.

Iwaizumi - if you even remember his name - is the worst offender. Outside of apparently being mostly unintelligent, he hardly has a character. He just stands around doing nothing and saying nothing important of interest 98% of the time. He has no real bond or connection to MC or either of the girls.. Why is he even there? He didn't even react to the girls in their swimsuits. Just a blank expression of pure empitiness on his face, as usual.

Plot Twist: Iwaizumi is really the FV. A humanoid locamative plotting to turn the world into Thomas & Friends. The tidbit about the "snake bite" is symbolic of his impending betrayal.
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Jul 27, 2014 1:26 AM

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dat fanservicve omg.

twice the girls group strip. twice
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Jul 27, 2014 1:38 AM

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Great self defense display by Naoto, he masters the rice bag technique.
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Need more Takeyama x Sakurai moments though.

So this anime was ecchi/harem after all...I demand a change of genres
 
Jul 27, 2014 5:24 AM

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The Mc talked about trains half the episode.

I feel like you people are just mad because this isn't a kung fu anime.

The show is romance with some train lessons and it does that well.

It's sad that people birch about this show but give all the generic gore shit 8.5s.
 
Jul 27, 2014 5:51 AM

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Aoi's ass at the beginning... SACRE BLEU!

Ah, so that girl's a pop star and they're her escorts.

Is it me or all of the girls in this anime has big breats... and Naoto you lucky devil you!

So many great asses... I'm not sure what this anime is about anymore...

Fan service OP this episode lol.

Ah, Naoto to the rescue!

Holy crap... Naoto's been stabbed!

Oh right... he's superman or something I guess...

Ah, right, the knife couldn't penetrate further because of the stamp collection book, why was he carrying it with lol.

Naoto's going to be a harem lord before becoming a train driver lol.
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Jul 27, 2014 7:13 AM

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Marvelous animation and visuals with the attention to detail on the massive knockers and bubble butts. Almost every scene had shown tits from all angles while having fluid animation while they move, it juggles and bounces like irl. Bravo!
 
Jul 27, 2014 7:15 AM
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Dat fan service, nice spin on the beach episode and we get some trivia on the Izu Dancer, lovely. Went at a good pace. Rather like Noa Kashima, helps that she's being voiced by the perfection that is Minori Chihara. Takayama doing his duty to protect her. Only bad thing is Haruka and Sakurai didn't wear the swimsuits Iida picked out!

Also Haruka sleeps naked, the important details have arrived. 5/5

Krackle said:
FlamingYu said:

Well, let me think about that.

I have an answer now: probably not at this point.

They should just call the series "Oppai Wars!". Seems to be a more accurate title for this show...

So we get one episode out of 4 with a fair bit of fan service and that suddenly means the previous 3 with a heavy, heavy focus on trains and railways are forgot about? Man you guys are weird.
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Jul 27, 2014 7:18 AM

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I had to pause the episode halfway through to, uhm, take care of some business .
Slapping the salami to still images? Lol you are doing it wrong mate.
 
Jul 27, 2014 8:42 AM

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Omg, that fanservice :D
just forget about trains and watch oppais xD
 
Jul 27, 2014 9:11 AM

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Takayama gets all the chicks. They just fall over one another in an attempt to reach for his D. The national Idol falls for him, even the Manager managed to slip in some service for him, it's completely nuts!

I don't understand how for an anime which revolves around trains, how we had all of 30 seconds of train talk in the entire episode before Nao told Oppai-to-Face boy to shut up about it. It's like the director telling all Train fanboys out there to shove their interests up their arse or something. I don't see how it can stand

The plot couldn't be saved by all the Oppai jiggling and bra removing they had in this episode.
So Nao's manager gets a threatening letter, she does nothing to ensure the safety of her own artist until some fugly stalker fan shows up on a platform, and even goes up to him by herself to take the "gift" that he made for Nao. What are you an idiot? Do you not take your job seriously?
Next, they are forced to step up security in order to protect Nao, yet the culprit suddenly becomes a Solid Snake-like character, able to slip through any security to set up a warning flash-fire, before non-nonchalantly waltzing onto the stage with a friggin' army knife disguised as a staff member? Is security for idols in Japan so lax that they don't even check their staff for security breaches? If so, I really should go there sometime for some free backstage passes to these idol events, heck no one would know or care now would they?
Then in the end we don't even get a reason for the stupid dude's motivation to rip a new hole in Nao? So was he a crazy fan? Did she refuse to date him in kindergarten or something? No reason, nada, zip, nil. Are you shittin' me?!? What kind of story telling is that?

Sigh.... thank god I only watch this for the bouncy oppai. If I was really serious about analyzing this cringe-worthy plot, I probably would have jumped out of my window by now.

Oh well.... bring on the next Oppai-fes.... er... I mean.... Episode!
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Jul 27, 2014 12:44 PM

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why does this show even bother pretending to be about trains? if your gonna make a show thats 90% fanservice, just be upfront about it. i don't think anyone would be bothered nearly as much if the show didn't purport to be an action show about privatized railway security, which could legitimately be an interesting show if they wanted to take it seriously.
 
Jul 27, 2014 1:05 PM

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I'm watching this for the cabooses.
 
Jul 27, 2014 2:45 PM

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Chihara Minori ♥
 
Jul 27, 2014 2:52 PM
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why does this show even bother pretending to be about trains? if your gonna make a show thats 90% fanservice, just be upfront about it. i don't think anyone would be bothered nearly as much if the show didn't purport to be an action show about privatized railway security, which could legitimately be an interesting show if they wanted to take it seriously.

Please show me where the 90% fan service was in the first 4 episodes. It's like you've not even watched this show.

1 episode at the beach and a smidgen in the first 3 eps ≠ full of fan service or 'all about the oppai', pay attention! How do people not understand this?
 
Jul 27, 2014 3:19 PM

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this show so dumb but i can't stop watching for some reason
 
Jul 27, 2014 3:59 PM

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I'm watching this for the cabooses.
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Jul 27, 2014 6:46 PM

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Well my train was in full throttle. Takamiya is one lucky guy.
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Jul 28, 2014 2:06 AM

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Oh the plot in this episode. >.<

I wanna see a 2-3 episode arc in this series.
 
Jul 28, 2014 4:19 AM

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Lol, she fell in love with him. Lucky guy >.<
 
Jul 28, 2014 7:06 AM

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thedryness said:
why does this show even bother pretending to be about trains? if your gonna make a show thats 90% fanservice, just be upfront about it. i don't think anyone would be bothered nearly as much if the show didn't purport to be an action show about privatized railway security, which could legitimately be an interesting show if they wanted to take it seriously.


I would never have watched this if the plot description were "Takayama Naoto has breasts smacking into his face all day, every day, and tons of girls want to have sex with him." I expect I'm not the only one, too. So I think they made the right decision not to throw out any attempt at plot.

I actually didn't think this episode was that bad in terms of fanservice getting in the way of the plot, because it didn't get in the way of the plot. In case you're wondering, I'm referring to that thing where the idol first thought highly enough of the MC to give him some book, then was disappointed in him when she thought he would run away in the face of danger, and then ended up liking him when he proved her so very wrong. I'm also referring to the series of events related to the attempt on her life. Those were the plot. Maybe it's a plot that's somewhat fan pandering, but it was an actual plot beyond tits waving everywhere and it was decent enough to keep my interest for 20 minutes.

I'm expecting (well, maybe hoping is a better word) that they'll introduce the overarching plot soon, since they're getting close to the halfway point and I refuse to believe they would outright lie about that in the description.

Even though I just defended it, I think this show is kind of stupid and it's not particularly great or inspired. I don't hate it, the MC is okay, and the other characters are likeable enough, but that's the best I can say for it. Four episodes in and I still call the peach-haired girl Kotori because she looks nearly identical to Kotori from Gokukoku no Brynhildr.

On the other hand, I can't wait for people to start complaining about how the protagonist is boring and girls shouldn't like him, because I can always point to this episode where he took a knife for someone as proof that he has unarguably good qualities.

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MC still sucks sacks. Extremely everyman, boring, forgettable, completely undeserving of the harem he's getting, or any harem for that matter, and a poorly written character overall.


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still don't get how Takayama gets all the bitches theres nothing remotely interesting about him guess hes just a lucky one lol not to mention he has Rito Falling syndrome in which he magically falls into boobs.


Oh wait. It's already happening.

Edit: Just realized MAL doesn't have a show length posted for this. They might not even be getting to the halfway point yet.
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Jul 28, 2014 3:50 PM

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The plot is strong within this one :)

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I would never have watched this if the plot description were "Takayama Naoto has breasts smacking into his face all day, every day, and tons of girls want to have sex with him." I expect I'm not the only one, too. So I think they made the right decision not to throw out any attempt at plot.

I laughed hard at this.
 
Jul 28, 2014 5:24 PM
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You know... this show isn't terrible, I mean, it's kinda bad but for some reason it's entertaining in like a...Captain Earth kinda way.
 
Jul 28, 2014 7:22 PM

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Dat fan service, nice spin on the beach episode and we get some trivia on the Izu Dancer, lovely. Went at a good pace. Rather like Noa Kashima, helps that she's being voiced by the perfection that is Minori Chihara. Takayama doing his duty to protect her. Only bad thing is Haruka and Sakurai didn't wear the swimsuits Iida picked out!

Also Haruka sleeps naked, the important details have arrived. 5/5

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They should just call the series "Oppai Wars!". Seems to be a more accurate title for this show...

So we get one episode out of 4 with a fair bit of fan service and that suddenly means the previous 3 with a heavy, heavy focus on trains and railways are forgot about? Man you guys are weird.


I think only episode 1 is more of a Rail Wars kind of episode. Probably the best episode so far. There's hardly any train stuff going on from Episode 2 onwards.

This series is slowly "derailing" from it's origin from what I see.
 
Jul 29, 2014 12:12 AM

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Thank God. Minori Chihara didn't annoyed me in her new idol role.
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Jul 29, 2014 11:52 AM

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All the women in this show - 10/10

Fun episode, I love the beach ones.

It was pretty funny how they played it off as some staged thing. Not sure if that was genius, or not.

The art in this show is great, no questioning that. But man, they really need to work on the animation. The budget really shows in that respect.
 
Jul 29, 2014 6:35 PM

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VulgarFairy said:
thedryness said:
why does this show even bother pretending to be about trains? if your gonna make a show thats 90% fanservice, just be upfront about it. i don't think anyone would be bothered nearly as much if the show didn't purport to be an action show about privatized railway security, which could legitimately be an interesting show if they wanted to take it seriously.

Please show me where the 90% fan service was in the first 4 episodes. It's like you've not even watched this show.

1 episode at the beach and a smidgen in the first 3 eps ≠ full of fan service or 'all about the oppai', pay attention! How do people not understand this?


i'm sorry but if you can't tell how even episodes 1-3 relied heavily on fanservice i don't know what to tell you. all the girls walk around with their skirts inexplicably wedged up their inexplicably shiny asses. the camera is almost always angled to were a girls ass or breasts are in the shot whether she is one of the characters acting in the scene or not and the MC is constantly put in stereotypical fanservice situations. breast bounces everywhere....

look, i'm not even a person that categorically dislikes fanservice. i'll be the first to admit that i do watch and enjoy shows that are heavily reliant on fanservice. sexy girls are fun to watch. but when i come in expecting something a little more interesting and original, but most of what i get is fanservice (and lets be honest its not particularly fresh or well done fanservice) i can't help but feel fairly disappointed.

there is an interesting show buried in the premise here, but the creators are too lazy or unconfident to let the show stand for what it is and so lean on fan service. is the show un-entertaining? no. i'll admit i'll probably continue watching it. but not at all for the reasons i originally checked it out.
 
Jul 29, 2014 9:29 PM

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trains butts trains butts trains butts trains butts
 
Aug 5, 2014 7:16 AM

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One of the better episode
Minori Chihara as Nao is a plus
I intended to drop the show, glad I didn't
The simple theme is pulling me
 
Aug 7, 2014 5:21 AM

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With the combination of the beach and onsen this wasn't bad at all, but not about the railway sadly
The added idol concert/bodyguarding was nice as well

Well let the Random Wars continue
 
Aug 8, 2014 1:11 AM

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Found a bomb, arrested drug dealers, and protected a idol.
Progress.
 
Aug 8, 2014 1:33 AM

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Noa has a pretty cool character design, love her. One of the best character design for sure.

The insert song wasn't bad, I liked the animation.

This was fanservice done right imo.

Noa = best girl. Hope she appears again.
 
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