Miracle Train - Reviews

Alt title: Miracle Train: Ooedo-sen e Youkoso

kaoriblaza's avatar
Sep 2, 2012


I found this anime to be a light, cheery series of stories. While watching this anime, you will encounter a series of different stories (one each episode). All have one cynosure: the troubled lady who finds herself in an otherwise empty train with the "train stations" of the Oedo subway line. Each train station has a different appearance (but all are exceedingly attractive men), and a different personality that often suits the area around their station. There are three other characters as well: the mysterious conductor, a little girl who acts as a guide, and the dog Tokugawa. Scattered throughout are little tidbits of Oedo subway line history.


There is little plot development, as almost all the episodes involve the train stations solving the troubled ladies' problems. Now I say "little" and "almost", because glances of an ongoing conflict arises briefly in the later episodes, which later becomes the main conflict in the last few episodes. This 'main conflict' itself is not too compelling or note-worthy. Because of the nice short stories before this conflict arises, I give it a 6/10.


The Yumeta Company handled the animation production for this anime. I found the animation very impressive. As I've mentioned, the train stations are very attractive. So are the various environments the stations take their troubled lady. I gave animation a 9/10.


I quite enjoyed the openings and endings of this anime. The sound was not spectacular throughout the anime, but I can't expect too much, considering a great bulk of it was spent inside a train. I gave the sound a 7/10.


Each character had their own distinguishing style and personality. I found that the anime was very much like a reverse-harem in the structure of the characters, without any actual romance involved between the train stations and the women. The individual stations had their own typical reverse-harem characteristics. There was the tall and responsible one, the one who didn't really know who he was, the young shota, the lady killer, the chill/funny one, and the one who could cook. I gave the characters a 7/10, because they did have some dynamic natures about them.


I enjoyed this anime. It isn't spectacular, but it is a nice, light anime that will leave you feeling content. I recommend this anime for anyone who needs a little pick-me up. I gave this anime a 7.8/10.

6/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall
Tolomer's avatar
Jan 23, 2010

A delightfully foolish anime~

Definetely something to watch as a good time waster, or as something to just relax with. I mean this is an entirely good way. The fact that there's no definite plot, or reocurring characters after the first episode, (i.e. the women don't tend to come back) makes it fun to watch, as there's always something new and unexpected. I highly recomend this anime to anyone looking for something new.

5/10 story
7/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
7/10 overall
darkstar2451's avatar
Oct 19, 2012

I'm not going to give a detailed review of this anime... Suffice to say that if your that interested in it, just go grit your teeth and watch it.

I'm a guy, and I'm married and have a daughter. I stumbled accross this show and it was horrifing.. NOT people of walmart Horrifing... Once i started watching this it was just easier to keep watching and watching. Its like those cheap Alcoholic drinks in pouches you can buy at walmart.. once i start i couldnt stop... first one, then 4 then you've managed 8 and are still going when your spouse walks in and is like "what the hell is that!"

The shame of watching a chick flix fades. this series was worth the watch even just to compare the hosts to Ouran High School Host Club... or to learn how to treat ladies...

7/8-worth the watch

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
7/10 overall