Crunchyroll Streams Rail Wars! Anime

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 NanafaFullmetal 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 HinaThe Qwaser of Stigmata) serves as character designer and chief animation director, andSayaka Koiso serves as chief animation director and sub-character designer. Yuushi Koshida (Kids on the SlopeLast Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing-) is the CGI director, and Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live! School idol projectThe 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 andHiromi Konno will play Bernina.

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

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