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Crunchyroll Streams Rail Wars! Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Stream begins on July 5

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Rail Wars! television anime series in North America. The first episode will stream for premium members on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EDT and new episodes will be available for free one week later.

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 "Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara."

Crunchyroll describes the series:

In a parallel world where Japan has not privatized any of its railways, Naoto Takayama is an ordinary high school student who dreams of being a train conductor for the Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as to the Tokyo Central Railway Public Security Office. He is teamed up with Aoi Sakurai, a strong willed woman who excels in marksmanship and close combat, Haruka Koumi, who has an extraordinary memory, Sho Iwaizumi, a hot-blooded man who relies on brute force. From lost children to bombings, Naoto must lead this team, despite not having any special strength!

The cast includes:

Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass' Lelouch) as Naoto Takayama

Manami Numakura (The IDOLM@STER'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

Mai Nakahara as Hitomi Gonō

Yui Horie as Nana Iida

In addition, Minori Chihara, who is also performing the opening theme, will play Noa Kashima and Hiromi Konno will play Bernina.

The anime premiered on Tokyo's TBS station on Thursday.

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