Sentai Filmworks Licenses Rail Wars!
HOUSTON, July 5, 2014 – A new recruit will learn the ropes on the field when his new job goes seriously off track in Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition, Rail Wars! This comedy action series is directed by Yoshifumi Sueda (Knights of Sidonia, Pocket Monster XY) with series composition by Masashi Suzuki (Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna), art direction by Yukihiro Watanabe (Love Live! School idol project, A-Channel) and animation production by Passione (Haitai Nanaha, Little Battlers eXperience W).
In a world parallel to our own, Japan's national train system is united under the illustrious Japanese National Railways. High schooler Naoto Takayama is one of many who dreams of someday becoming a driver at the JNR. When Naoto manages to snag a job as a trainee for the Railways Security Force, he thinks he's finally on the fast-track to success. However, Naoto's expectations are quickly derailed when he finds that he has trouble telling who's crazier- his coworkers or the criminals he's supposed to catch! But when RJ, a shadowy group with sinister motives, appears to seize control of the JNR, it's up to Naoto and his motley crew to get things back on track. Will Naoto and the rest of the Railways Security Force be able to pull the brakes on RJ's scheme, or will it be the end of the line not only for their team, but the entire JNR as well?
Rail Wars! will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and Highschool of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies, K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks' programs are distributed through Super D, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry's, FYE, Hastings, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores. Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PLAYSTATION Network, Rovi, Samsung, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.