The official website for the anime series, Rail Romanesque opened up on Wednesday, announcing the cast, staff, and a visual key of the animated series. Rail Romanesque is a spin-off of the visual novel game Maitetsu. The series will consist of 12 five-minute episodes and will be airing on Tokyo MX.
Maitetsu is a adults-only PC game by Lose, and had a general released version called Maitetsu: Pure Station for the Playstation 4 by Views. It also was published for the Nintendo Switch by CIRCLE Entertainment and a English translated version of the PC game by Sekai Project on Steam.
The staff consists of:
- Head Director and Sound Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa
- Script: Kouichi Motomura
- Character Design: Takayuk Noguchi
- Sound Production: Cloud22
- Music: Ayumi One
- Production Cooperation: AMUMO98
- Studio: Saetta
Rail Romanesque Visual Key:
The character consists of:
Sumire Uesaka (Karin Nanase from In/Spectre) as Suzushiro
Aya Suzaki (Selina Sherlock from Trinity Seven) as Kiko
Rail Romanesque Synopsis:
Maitetsu takes place in an alternate reality in Japan, where railroads were the most popular form of travel and transportation. But the difference with these railways is that the trains were paired up with humanoid modules called “Railords.” Due to a popular new form of travel, the railroads were practically forgotten about and eventually, railways were discontinued.
Players will assume the role of Sotetsu, a recent high school graduate who, shortly after entering University, decides to return to his adoptive hometown to save it from water pollution caused by the proliferation of factories. By chance, Sotetsu reawakens “Hachiroku,” a recently decommissioned Railord. He becomes her owner and decides to assist her in finding her missing locomotive, the “8620,” while attempting to save his hometown in the process.