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Posted 8/28/14
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Set in an alternate universe where Japan's railway system is nationalized by the government, Rail Wars starts when train otaku Takayama Naoto begins his one month classroom training for JNR (Japanese National Railways). On his first day he ends up banding together with three other trainees: Koumi Haruka, who (somehow) excels at academics, Sakurai Aoi, who is great at fighting and marksmanship, and Iwaizumi Sho, who is excellent at athletics. Each character has their own strengths and weaknesses, and together they make up kind of a superhero train crime fighting team.



All four are assigned to the Tokyo station for on-the-job training in the Public Safety Force, where they handle a variety of issues. They find dogs, help lost children and people who can’t find their train platforms, as well as disarm bombs (A PUPPY WAS GONNA BLOW UP), and guard the JNR’s idol mascot. Rail Wars is definitely a slice-of-life series, and is super obviously based on a light novel series, so you’ve got your hijinks, your friendship, your crush-of-the-week, and your actual serious problems to overcome. It’s also a series totally made for train otaku, so it’s fun that you get to learn a bit about the different types of trains and stuff.



The world created for Rail Wars is cool and realistic with its own history about how Japan nationalized its railway service after a war, and there are all sorts of different jobs people can get working for JNR. The animation and art are both nice, and the voice acting is awesome, headed up by Fukuyama Jun <3. The pace is brisk and moves along, but never feels rushed, which is honestly kind of rare in an anime series. The overall feel is kind of like a fanservicey modern Patlabor or something. However, that does bring me to my one major negative for the series: it is SO fanservicey! So much bouncing boobs. And shiny butts. Skirts should not be that tight. Having said that, I’m fairly sure that Rail Wars is not aimed at my 30-something female demographic, so...



Overall, Rail Wars is a fun, fanservicey, workplace slice-of-life series that I can see appealing to a lot of people. If you enjoy the modern light novel based anime, or if you have an unhealthy obsession with trains, or if you just want something fun and relaxing to watch, give Rail Wars a try every Saturday at 8pm PDT!
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Posted 8/30/14
Is this even on CR?
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Posted 8/30/14

Justabit_Ginger_42 wrote:

Is this even on CR?


Well, depending on what country you are in, yes... /rail-wars

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Posted 8/30/14
ok thanks out of curiosity what is the best country to be in for most anime ?
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Justabit_Ginger_42 wrote:

ok thanks out of curiosity what is the best country to be in for most anime ?


You mean besides Japan? America. Between CR and FUNimation, America get the largest lineup of legal simulcasts each season.
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