On Friday, the official Twitter account for Rail Romanesque, the anime based on digital novel brand Lose’s Maitetsu game, announced that the second season, Rail Romanesque 2 will premiere on October 5 at 1:00 a.m. JST (effectively, October 6).
The cast has been revealed as well.
— TVアニメ「レヱル・ロマネスク」 (@rail_romanesque) August 25, 2023
The cast includes:
- Rie Tanaka as Kaniko
- Aya Yamane as Noir
- Miyuri Shimabukuro as Nako
- Rina Hidaka as Torako
- Azusa Tadokoro as Kiriko
- Kaede Hondo as Umi
- Tomori Kusunoki as Mumumu
- Sumire Uesaka as Suzushiro
The second season will feature unique Railords like the first season. The anime will star Tanaka as Kaniko, based on the C11202 steam locomotive.
Uesaka is reprising her role as Suzushiro as well.
The staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Michiru Ebira
- Character Designer: Tensho Sato
- Art Director: Ko Ogata
- Color Design: Yusei Kashima
- Director of Photography: Ryohei Miyasaki
- Sound Director: Kisuke Koizumi
In October 2020, the 12 five-minute episodes of the Rail Romanesque anime premiered in October 2020.
Both Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed the anime as it aired.
A new game titled Rail Romanesque Origin is in production as well.
Sekai Project released the original game for PC globally via Steam in June 2018. The company describes the game’s story as:
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.