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OtapediaRail Romanesque

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Maitetsu takes place in an alternate reality in Japan, where railroads have become forgotten about and discontinued after a new form of travel emerges. Migita Sotetsu returns to his hometown of Ohitoyo after hearing that an industrial factory is to be built along a landmark river. His goal is to change the minds of the residents and stop the factory from being built, convinced instead that the town would prosper if it had an independent means to stimulate the economy instead of relying on a factory. One day while going through his late adoptive father’s belongings, he happens to find a girl named Hachiroku who is an android-like being referred to as a “Railllord.” Together, the two begin to forge a deep bond as they work together to restore Ohitoyo to its former glory.

Featuring new original characters, the anime is set in the fictional southern Hinomoto city of Ohitoyo after it is successfully revitalized. The city is planning to host the first ever Maitetsu Festival to bring together Raillords and their masters from all over the region, and Suzushiro and other famed Railords are hard at work planning a “Raillord Summit” in conjunction.


Rail Romanesque is an anime based on the adult game Maitetsu which was released in 2016 and later ported to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The anime is being produced by Saetta and features Hisayoshi Hirasawa as chief director, Kouichi Motomura as series composer, Takayuki Noguchi as character designer, and Yoichi Sakai as music composer. It premiered in Japan on Oct. 2, 2020 on Tokyo MX. The short 5-minute anime will run for 12 episodes.


Suzushiro (Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka)
Raillord for the C1267 locomotive, Suzushiro was adopted and raised by the Migita family after her entire family is killed in a railway accident. She later returns to her hometown to save it from water pollution from a nearby aircraft factory.

Ran (Voiced by: Aya Uchida)
Ran is a Raillord for the D51 840 locomotive who specializes in electric and radio gadgets. They are popular in the railway world and are known as the “Prince of Raillord.”

Kiko (Voiced by: Aya Suzaki)
Kiko is a Raillord for the Nakoya Railroad's Hoji 6016 locomotive. She has a curious and modest personality.

Iyo (Voiced by: Ai Furihata)
Iyo is a Raillord for the Iyokan Railway Ko 1-1 steam locomotive. She has a laidback and friendly personality.

Beni (Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa)
Beni is a Raillord for the Kiha 101 locomotive. She is hardworking and hates to lose. She is loved by her colleagues and locals due to her honest personality.

Riiko (Voiced by: Yurika Kubo)
Riiko is a Raillord for the Tobu Railway 5 locomotive. She is lazy and always tries to cut corners as long as it doesn’t interfere with safety. She is also famous for her love of insects.

Kakaa (Voiced by: Mai Nagai)
Kakaa is a Raillord for the Deha 101 locomotive. She is kind and motherly and enjoys caring for others.

Shirogane (Voiced by: Chihiro Kamijo)
Shirogane is a Raillord for the EF10 23 locomotive. She is quiet and meek but has outstanding operational performance.

Suika (Voiced by: Ayaka Igasaki)
Suika is a Raillord for the Nakakuni Railroad Soko Totomi 4 2000 locomotive. She is cheerful and well liked.

Narrator (Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba)

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Official Info


  • Chief Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa
  • Series Composition: Kouichi Motomura
  • Character Design: Takayuki Noguchi
  • Sound Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa
  • Sound Production: Cloud22
  • Music: Yoichi Sakai
  • Music Producer: Norihide Tanaka (Egg)
  • Animation Production: Saetta

Autumn 2020 Anime