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Kadmos1
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:16 am Reply with quote
The series has Lelouch working on railroads? In that railroads are often used to connect places, if I were Lelouch, I'd use railroads to connect my heart to Kallen.
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jojothepunisher



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:19 am Reply with quote
Fanservice show without any substance
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Yulhen



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:32 am Reply with quote
Well, I think it must be something original.
Of course I'll see it in russian not soon, but I hope to! Razz
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:00 am Reply with quote
jojothepunisher wrote:
Fanservice show without any substance


Fanservice for who, train otaku? There's nothing in the story or character designs that screams "fanservice show!!" Heck, the male to female ratio is pretty even.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:27 pm Reply with quote
CrowLia wrote:
jojothepunisher wrote:
Fanservice show without any substance


Fanservice for who, train otaku? There's nothing in the story or character designs that screams "fanservice show!!" Heck, the male to female ratio is pretty even.

Can't speak for the show's amount of substance (or lack thereof), but the character designer and chief animation director for this production is Makoto Uno, so there will be at least some of that 'common' fanservice in Rail Wars!. As evidenced by a recent trailer, special physics are already present in some characters' upper-torsos-- as expected from the guy whose last professional anime contribution was to Seikon no Qwaser's production.
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TnKtRk



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:57 pm Reply with quote
Hmm, so is this a modern day You're Under Arrest!/801 Airbats...
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teferi



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:20 pm Reply with quote
CrowLia wrote:
jojothepunisher wrote:
Fanservice show without any substance


Fanservice for who, train otaku? There's nothing in the story or character designs that screams "fanservice show!!" Heck, the male to female ratio is pretty even.


Might just be the first episode, but Naoto's primary role seems to be to ogle Haruka for most of the episode Neutral
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Sacto0562



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:11 pm Reply with quote
By the way, Crunchyroll just announced they are simulcasting this show in the USA.
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Parsifal24



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:20 am Reply with quote
I'm looking forward to this one as I've said several other places the draws for me are Maaya Uchida and Manami Numakura as Aoi and Haruka also I like trains.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:24 am Reply with quote
Leave it to the Japanese to make up a long winded title for Rail Cops, or Transport Police. This is whole plot premise is so implausible as to be either completely funny, which would make it at least worth a rent, or completely stupid. Even the title is implausible as just who are they at war with? Train spotters? Cable thieves? Fare dodgers? Another rail company? Are there private rail companies in Japan?
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Polycell
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:01 pm Reply with quote
Yes, there are now. But in this story, the choochoo trains haven't been denationalized yet and they're fighting against pro-privatization extremists(oooohhh). So something that might have made since if there was significant debate at the time the issue was being decided, but utterly meaningless drivel years after the fact.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:42 am Reply with quote
For those wondering if it's a fanservice show: it is. I saw episode 1 for myself and yeah, it's a girls n guns production just replacing guns with trains.
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Kadmos1
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:23 am Reply with quote
I think this is the type of show whose fanservice level will be in the realm of Ben-To or Baka and Test. I think a more extreme LN-based fanservice would be something like DxD.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:33 am Reply with quote
Yet another template for the H doujin artists.
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eragon2890



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:32 am Reply with quote
I like fanservice in my anine, was worried that this wouldn´t have any, the plot seems quite fun also, so now I really want to watch it :3 Or at least check it out Anime hyper

I believe I now want to watch 9 airing shows this season, luckily for me it´s summer vacation at university Smile
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