Rail Romanesque 2 started airing on TV this October and is currently still airing every Saturday on Tokyo MX. Just like its first season, the episodes are very short, averaging 3 minutes per episode.This anime is an adaptation based on Lose‘s Maitetsu, which was developed in March 2016.
The year is 1989. After the nation of Hinomoto was destabilized during the past World War, the rise of new technologies has enabled its revitalization. Modern engineering has given birth to aircraft, gasoline engines, and geomagnetic technology—revolutionizing transportation. Railroads have been rendered nearly obsolete and replaced by more efficient modes of transit.
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However, a group of lively “Raillords” aims to renew the railroads’ former glory. The Raillords, personified as energetic and spirited girls, act as humanoid control modules for their assigned railways. They meet in Ohitoyo City for the Raillord Summit, headed by Suzushiro, a Raillord from Manoka Railways. Together, the group capitalizes on its teamwork to get the railroads back on track, ushering in a “new railroad age.”
- Director: Ebira Michiru
- Character Design: Satou Hiroaki (Gamers!)
- Art Director: Ogata Tsuyoshi (Kagoshima Ramecahirim)
- Color Design: Kashima Yuusei
- Director of Photography: Miyasaka Ryouhei (Assassins Pride)
- Sound Director: Koizumi Kisuke (Chainsaw Man)
- Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab
The game was later ported to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch as Maitetsu: Pure Station in July 2018. Sekai Project released a censored version globally on Steam in June 2018. The sequel Maitetsu: Last Run!! was released in Japan in October 2020.
Kanro Ame serialized a manga adaptation on Famitsu’s Comic Clear website between December 2017 and January 2019. Kadokawa published the manga in two volumes in August 2018 and March 2019.