RAIL WARS! Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai
RAIL WARS! (RAIL WARS! -日本國有鉄道公安隊- RAIL WARS! Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai) is a Japanese light novel series written by Takumi Toyoda and illustrated by Vernia600, published by Sohgeisha under their Sohgeisha Clear Bunko light novel label. The first volume is published on January 16, 2012 and is currently ongoing.![
Parallel universe present day Japan still has a National Rail Service, and chronicled in this LN series (18 volumes, ongoing) are some of the trials and tribulations of 'training group k-4', new provisional employees in the security division undergoing on-the-job training/ attending security officer academy.
Has elements of SOL/Romance/ Action and train-fandom geekery
A manga adaptation titled RAIL WARS! -Japanese National Railways Security Force- The Revolver (RAIL WARS! -日本國有鉄道公安隊- The Revolver) is being serialized under Mag Garden's Blade Online magazine, illustrated by Keiji Asakawa
A single Cour anime is currently on HIDIVE (originally aired summer 2014 (same season as Rokojouma)
why I want it:
I enjoyed the Anime, has a unique setting and hook. Even though some of the situations are cliche and uses familiar tropes, I'd like a contemporary-ish setting series as a counterweight to the isekei, Fantasy world, Quasi-European settings currently popular. And it seems to be a storyline that I can enjoy without having to think too much about