Rail Wars! TV Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Main Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler

The "Rail Wars! Daily Nico Broadcast" live stream unveiled the second promotional video for the anime adaptation of Takumi Toyoda's Rail Wars! -Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai- (Rail Wars! Japanese National Railways Security Force) light novel series on Friday. The live stream will run daily from June 6 to July 6 on Niconico.

The video introduces the main cast:

Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass' Lelouch) as Naoto Takayama

Manami Numakura (The [email protected]'s Hibiki) as Aoi Sakurai

Maaya Uchida (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!'s as Rikka) as Haruka Kōmi

Satoshi Hino (Haikyu!!'s Daichi) as Sho Iwaizumi

Hiromi Igarashi (Sakura Trick's Shizuku) as Mari Sassho

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. ZAQ will perform the ending theme song and Minori Chihara will perform the opening theme.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television this summer.

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