The Anime Train

This anime series is so popular in Japan, that the producers decided to decorate an entire train car, reported to be running on the Ishiyama Sakamoto Line in Biwa Prefecture, with the characters from the much loved Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai

Even though everyone daydreams from time to time, in general it’s considered something that kids indulge in more than grown-ups. Many would say that learning to focus on the here and now, and not get sidetracked by flights of fancy, is one of the key skills one needs to learn in becoming an adult.

This emotional and mental development is a major theme of anime and novel series Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai, known internationally as Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions.

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So perhaps its just a little ironic that a franchise that deals with the importance of keeping your fantasies from seeping into your perception of reality has its own anime train.

The series, known to fans simply as Chuunibyou, is centered on 15-year-old Yuuta Togashi. It seems Yuuta’s overactive imagination made it hard for him to form healthy interpersonal relationships with others during junior high, and he’s determined to make a new start of things as he enrolls in a high school that none of his junior high classmates chose to attend.

His plans hit a snag when he discovers a number of his classmates have similar delusional tendencies. In typical anime fashion, many of these individuals who feel the need to escape from reality are cute girls.

This month sees a Blu-ray release for the series’ newest anime adaptation, and in celebration the show’s producers decided to deck out an entire train car with images of the cast, such as student council rep Shinka and pint-sized Sanae, as seen here.



Images:, , Anime Characters Database, Wordpress


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