Shumatsu Train Doko e Iku?: A Mystery Adventure Anime That Will Take You on a Ride

If you are a fan of mystery, adventure, and drama, you might want to keep an eye on the upcoming anime Shumatsu Train Doko e Iku? (Where Does the Doomsday Train Go?), which is set to premiere in April 2024. The anime is produced by Kadokawa Corporation, animated by EMT Squared, and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, who previously worked on Shirobako and The Anthem of the Heart. The series composition is handled by Michiko Yokote, and the character designs are based on namo’s original works. The music is composed by Miho Tsujibayashi.

Shumatsu Train Doko e Iku
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The story follows Shizuru Chikura (voiced by Chika Anzai), a young girl who lives in a town in the suburbs that experiences a strange phenomenon. She wants to see her missing friends again, so she decides to take an abandoned and motionless train that runs through the town.

Along with her friends Nadeshiko Hoshi (voiced by Azumi Waki), Reimi Kuga (voiced by Erisa Kuon), and Akira Shinonome (voiced by Hina Kino), she ventures out into the world outside, hoping to find answers and a way back home. But what awaits them at the last stop of this running doomsday train?

The anime was announced in commemoration of 2022’s Railway Day, the 150th anniversary of Japan’s first railway. It features a cast of talented voice actors who bring their characters to life with emotion and charisma. The opening theme song is “GA-TAN GO-TON“, performed by Rei Nakashima, who also sang for other popular anime such as Kaguya-sama: Love is War and ReLIFE.

The anime has released its first promo video, which shows some glimpses of the characters and their journey on the train. The video also reveals that the anime will have 12 episodes, each lasting about 24 minutes. The anime will air on Tokyo MX and BS11 starting from April 6th, 2024.

Shumatsu Train Doko e Iku? is an original anime that promises to deliver a thrilling and captivating story with its unique setting and characters. If you are looking for something different from your usual shounen or shojo anime, you might want to give this one a try.

Source: Crunchyroll

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