ZAQ to Perform Rail Wars Anime's Ending Theme Song
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Twitter account for the anime of Takumi Toyoda's Rail Wars! -Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai- (Rail Wars! Japanese National Railways Security Force) light novel series announced on Monday that ZAQ will perform the ending theme song for the series.
ZAQ previously performed theme songs for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, [email protected], High School DxD New, Non Non Biyori, and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-, among others. ZAQ released her first album NOISY Lab. on April 16. Her single for the Rail Wars ending theme will ship on August 20 in a limited edition for 1,800 yen (about US$17.50) and a standard edition for 1,300 yen (US$12.70).
The "dream railway paradise entertainment" story of Rail Wars 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.
Yoshifumi Sueda (Haitai Nanafa, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episode director) is directing 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) serves as character designer and chief animation director, and Sayaka Koiso serves as chief animation director and sub-character designer. Yuushi Koshida (Kids on the Slope, Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing) is the CGI director, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live! School idol project, The Eccentric Family) composes the music.
The anime will premiere on Japanese television this summer.
Toyoda launched the light novel series with illustrations by Vania 600 in 2012.