Rail Wars! TV Anime's 1st Promo Previews Animation

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Yoshifumi Sueda directs summer anime at Haitai Nanafa studio Passione

The official website for the anime adaptation of Takumi Toyoda's Rail Wars! -Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai- (Rail Wars! Japanese National Railways Security Force) light novel series began streaming the first promotional video for the series on Friday.

The video introduces the "dream railway paradise entertainment" story, which is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as one of four high school trainees in the Railways Security Force. Also in his group is Aoi Sakurai, a female troublemaker who hates men. On top of his sudden transfer, an extremist group called "RJ" plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

The website is also listing the staff. Yoshifumi Sueda (Haitai Nanafa, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episode director) will direct the anime at animation studio Passione (Haitai Nanafa) with series composition by Masashi Suzuki (The Sacred Blacksmith, Shuffle!). Makoto Uno (Love Hina, The Qwaser of Stigmata) will be designing the characters and will also hold the position of chief storyboard director along with Sayaka Koiso, who will also handle sub-character design. Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live! School idol project, The Eccentric Family) will compose the soundtrack.

The remaining staff is as follows:

  • Color Key: Hitomi Sano
  • Art Setting: Hiroki Matsumoto
  • Art Director: Yukihiro Watanabe
  • CGI Director: Yuushi Koshida (Orange)

The anime will premiere on Japanese television this summer.

Toyoda launched the light novel series with illustrations by Vania 600 last year.

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