Rail Wars Review — D+

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A train nerd works on the trains and gets a harem of girls with shiny butts.

Ok, so this show is dumb in many ways. It comes up with the most contrived ways of inserting fanservice into the narrative. Trains shaking back and forth and throwing private parts into the main character’s face. Lots of walking in on people in showers.

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Model trains attacking boobs… (She stands there long enough for it to back up and repeat three times.)

You get the idea.

But after watching something like Mahouka, I have to give this show some credit. It may be dumb, but it’s not boring. The more I think about it, the more I come to the conclusion that that is the one unforgivable sin of anime. I watch anime to be entertained, and if I’m bored… well, that completely defeats the entire purpose.

Rail Wars is dumb in many ways (really dumb), but it’s not boring. It goes out of its way to come up with stupid contrived plots. They may leave me on the floor laughing at how retarded they are, but at least they’re not boring. Stuff is happening. Unlike Mahouka which consists of 25 episodes of people talking about awesome this one guy is. At least Rail Wars throws enough runaway trains and shiny asses at us that it’s hard to be bored.

Or maybe my standards have just gotten really low after watching Mahouka… it’s hard to say. Well, whatever.

  • Storytelling – D – Ridiculously contrived, but at least they try… I guess.
  • Voice – C – So shiny.
  • Characters – D – Tsundere, clumsy girl, onee-san, mature lady, girl who looks like a guy, famous idol, childhood friend… They have every cliche they could think of.
  • Attention Grab – C – Do spend too much time chatting politely about nothing, but after Mahouka it doesn’t seem too bad.
  • Production – F – Really need to work on their butts.
  • Overall – D+

RecommendationsServant x Service, Working, Ben-to

2 thoughts on “Rail Wars Review — D+

  1. “The more I think about it, the more I come to the conclusion that that is the one unforgivable sin of anime. I watch anime to be entertained, and if I’m bored… well, that completely defeats the entire purpose.”

    This so much – I’ve been arguing this one for years.

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