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Minori Chihara to Perform Rail Wars Anime's Opening Song

posted on by Egan Loo
Voice actress joins ZAQ on soundtrack of "dream railway paradise entertainment" anime

Voice actress and singer Minori Chihara announced during her concert on Sunday that she will perform the opening theme song for the anime of Takumi Toyoda's Rail Wars! -Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai- (Rail Wars! Japanese National Railways Security Force) light novel series. ZAQ will perform the ending theme song.

The staff for the anime — under the name "Tokyo Central Railways Security Force" — congratulated Chihara on her "Neo Fantasia Tour" concert at Pacifico Yokohama with a traditional giant bouquet of flowers. She also performed songs for Beyond the Boundary, Busou Shinki, Cat Planet Cuties, Ga-Rei-Zero, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Lemon Angel Project, Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~, Minami-ke, Needless, Nobunaga The Fool, OniAi, Phi Brain - Kami no Puzzle, (The) Qwaser of Stigmata, Samurai Gun, Sparrow's Hotel, and Tenjho Tenge: Ultimate Fight.

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.

Image © Takumi Toyoda/Soheisha, Project RW!

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