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Where Does the Doomsday Train Go? Anime Introduces Akira Shinonome in Character Video

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Hina Kino voices Akira in April 1 anime

Kadokawa revealed the third character promotional video for Girls und Panzer and Shirobako director Tsutomu Mizushima's original anime Where Does the Doomsday Train Go? (Shūmatsu Train Doko e Iku?) on Wednesday. The video features Akira Shinonome, who likes to read difficult books, and knows a lot of trivia. She likes to act like an adult, but is actually childish and a coward. She often gets in fights with Reimi. Hina Kino voices the character.

The anime will premiere on the AT-X channel on April 1 at 9:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. EDT). It will also run on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11.

The anime's story is set in a town in a not-so-ordinary countryside, where a big and strange occurrence is happening to its residents. But a young girl named Shizuru Chikura has a strong desire to see her lost friend again. Shizuru and three other girls board an abandoned train, and they set out to the outside world, where survival is not certain. What awaits them at the last stop of the "Doomsday Train?"

The anime stars:

Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Shirobako) is directing the anime at EMT Squared. Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Prison School, Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin) is overseeing the series scripts, and Asako Nishida (Land of the Lustrous, Love Live! School idol project) is designing the characters based on namo's original designs, and serving as chief animation director.

The other staff members include:

Rei Nakashima performs the opening theme song "GA-TAN GO-TON."

Manga artist Torimura will start serializing a manga adaptation, told from Akira's perspective, on the free manga website KadoComi on March 25.

Kadokawa announced the anime in commemoration of Railway Day, the 150th anniversary of Japan's first railway, in October 2022.

Source: Press release

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