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Old 2009-08-02, 19:10   Link #1
musume_no_hoshi
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Miracle☆Train ~Ooedo-sen he Youkoso~



Offical Website
http://miracletrain.jp/

Offical Website (anime)
http://www.miracle-train.tv/

Character Sketches
http://journal.mycom.co.jp/news/2009...003/index.html

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The “Miracle Train Project” has unveiled its plans to create a multimedia franchise based on anthropomorphizations of Tokyo train stations located along the Chuo line. The Miracle Train ~Chuo-sen e Yokoso~ (Miracle Train: Welcome to the Chuo Line) project includes an online 4-koma manga (similar to Hetalia Axis Powers’ anthropomorphization of countries), and serialized novel that will premiere on the 16th. The character designs of the five train stations personified as young men were created by Tomohisa Kai (Sentimental Graffiti, Marginal Prince).
Director
Kenichi Kasai

Cast
Fumi Roppongi: Kenn
Itsumi Ryōgoku: Masakazu Morita
Rintarō Shinjuku: Ryotaro Okiayu (as in the promo DVD)
Iku Shiodome: Yuuki Kaji
Saki Tochō: Tomokazu Sugita
Izayoi Tsukishima: Daisuke Ono

Quote and image from animenation.net (because I'm lazy)
Thanks to M.Marangio for the cast and Katapan for mentioning Kansai being the director

I sense some people wanted to make some money from anthropomorphizations of 'things', Hetalia proved to be VERY successful (God, did I see England's character single getting 6th on the oricon charts and Kyon only got 9th...). This probally wouldn't too popular with westen fans, just simply we're not familar with japanese trainline. On a personal level, personalfication of trainlines just isn't as fun as countries, but I can see events that happened to the trainline can be personalised into a proper story.

I'll check this out for sure, since I'm quite a Hetalia fangirl. But I'll question its popularity...Lets just wait till October
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Old 2009-08-03, 01:23   Link #2
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Transformers: Train Station in disguise...
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Old 2009-08-03, 01:58   Link #3
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Now this is just silly, isn't it? What's next? Anthropomorphised vending machines of Shibuya?
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Old 2009-08-03, 03:07   Link #4
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Now this is just silly, isn't it? What's next? Anthromorphised vending machines of Shibuya?
*cough*blood types*cough*

ETA: A promo DVD will be sold at Comiket 76 featuring different characters than the anime series.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...-posted-online

Some character sketches and the cast list were posted here: http://journal.mycom.co.jp/news/2009...003/index.html

Fumi Roppongi: Kenn
Itsumi Ryōgoku: Masakazu Morita
Rintarō Shinjuku: Ryotaro Okiayu (as in the promo DVD)
Iku Shiodome: Yuuki Kaji
Saki Tochō: Tomokazu Sugita
Izayoi Tsukishima: Daisuke Ono

*twitch*
Stop it! You made Mikuru cry!

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Old 2009-09-01, 14:54   Link #5
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Director: Kenichi Kasai.
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Director: Kenichi Kasai.

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UH?

... w-what? why?!? Ugh. Kasai-san, couldn't you be hired to do Nodame Finale instead? It seems the staff for this has been announced for like a month, yet no one has reacted. Am I missing the place where everyone else is crying or has it really gone completely unnoticed?

I had no plans to watch this at all (not because I have anything against manservice, on the contrary - I'd have gladly followed the series and stared at the bishounen all day long if I actually didn't find almost all of their designs completely ugly), but I'm not so sure anymore now.

... and I'm now finally watching the PV for this and oh god I cannot possibly believe Kasai is working on this. This actually looks hilarious, but maybe not for the right reasons.
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Old 2009-09-01, 16:36   Link #6
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I was planning to watch this from the start for the guilty pleasures...-roll eyes- I never expected it to be good. But with Kenichi Kasai there, it's definately a watch.

Maybe he can input a story into it, I enjoyed KimiKiss for what it is, so maybe he can change something and make it better then it sounds?

But the character design suffers from 'the face is exactly the same!'. I SWEAR I see Tomokazu Sugita's and Daisuke Ono's names in every single thing that is targeted at fujoshi now. I just bought a random issue of Pash! Both of them are in like...alot of BL drama CDs. -roll eyes-
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Old 2009-09-09, 17:25   Link #7
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Must check this out just for the Kenichi Kasai factor, and to see what the hell he'll do with the show. Still, this has the chances of being the most confusing match-up ever.
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Old 2009-10-03, 07:24   Link #8
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has anyone seen the promo for this yet? If so how was it??
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Old 2009-10-03, 07:56   Link #9
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Crunchyroll is going to stream this legally.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...a-no-himitsu-2

Did I just saw Kenn on the seiyuu list? Oh god, he really really really sucks at being a seiyuu, he doesn't sound like he's been through seiyuu school nor try to act. I hope he improves compared to Reborn!. 4/6 of the seiyuus are pretty well known to fujoshis, looks like they're going for Hetalia route too. Finding good popular male seiyuus to attract female watchers?
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Old 2009-10-04, 15:05   Link #10
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Tomorrow, every Japanese female boarding on a train will be on the look-out for a possible 'Welcome to the Miracle☆Train' message. I know I would be.

Spoiler for Episode☆1:
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Old 2009-10-04, 15:40   Link #11
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If I was in Tokyo, I would look out for 'Welcome to the Miracle☆Train' too.

Spoiler for Episode 1, not really spoilerish:


Why did they make this? This wasn't crap, Kasai did his best at making something like this watchable, but honestly, he can spend his time on something...erm...better? I just wanted to laugh at the ballant slash inducing moment, you don't need to make it so obvious.

I have a feeling I might watch the episode next week...for guilty pleasure.
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Old 2009-10-04, 16:24   Link #12
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Spoiler for Episode 01:


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Spoiler for Episode☆1:
Spoiler for Episode 01:
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Old 2009-10-04, 21:07   Link #13
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So is this show going to be episodic? I only checked it out because of Kenichi Kasai.. but I guess he can only do so much with what is provided. I'm thinking it's trying to cater to bishie fans and train fanatics? Then again, that wouldn't make sense because how many bishie fans are train fanatics?

I'll check out the next episode just to get a better idea of what this show is about, even though, in gentler words, the show was nothing but bland.
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Old 2009-10-05, 03:46   Link #14
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So is this show going to be episodic?
It looks that way, and i'll be pretty surprised if it isn't.

This also needs moving to the licensed section.
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Old 2009-10-05, 04:03   Link #15
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I loved how ANN rated this as -3 out of 5. Since I am the target audience, I don't find it as bad. Yumeta...I know you want to make a cash cow...but it isn't working.

Well I don't think there's another bishie-overload this season...but still...meh

I think I'll be watching this to find out why Kasai directing this?
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Old 2009-10-05, 12:27   Link #16
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My question is: how did such a nothing show make twenty minutes pass by so easily? Kasai definitely has the touch. Will I board the miracle show next week? Not sure. It's fun to see the stations and learn about travel on the trains. The voices are nice. The bishounen are fairly well drawn. The feeling of being looked after is good. The story is...almost nonexistent.

Akari is played by Sakai Kanako, who starred in REC several years ago and has been little seen as a seiyuu since, since she switched over to hosting anime TV shows.
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Old 2009-10-05, 15:19   Link #17
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I think I'll be watching this to find out why Kasai directing this?
You know, I doubt you'll find any creative reason.

Rationale could be as simple as the target audience and the character focussed nature of this show. In the industry, demand for those services might not be as high as the demand for directors who specialize in otaku (or standard shounen/shoujo) shows, so you take what you're offered.
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Old 2009-10-05, 15:37   Link #18
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Akari is played by Sakai Kanako, who starred in REC several years ago and has been little seen as a seiyuu since, since she switched over to hosting anime TV shows.
& you've pointed out the reason why i'll be watching this show until the end.
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Old 2009-10-26, 07:30   Link #19
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Spoiler for Episode 4:


Since I am the target audience for this show, I find it watchable. Not sure about other people.
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Old 2009-10-26, 07:37   Link #20
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Since I am the target audience for this show, I find it watchable. Not sure about other people.
I'm not the target audience, and i enjoy it.
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