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chadbag
On 3/2/2014 at 11:29 PM, Kabutoni said:

I think it's more of an incapable translator and letterer who don't know how station signs look, rather than legal issues. :p

 

Being a city name, I doubt they would get sued.   Probably the O is long (O with the line on top) and in some systems, that uses a double letter to signify long, instead of Ou as in other systems.   Sloppy work.

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Welshbloke
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but I stumbled across a Doraemon episode where the gang turn their house into a train and end up fighting some sort of train thief (with a huge collection of real trains). Don't remember the title though and haven't found it again since.

 

Edit, I think it might be this one http://doraemon.wikia.com/wiki/Nobita_Express_and_the_Mystery_of_the_Train_Hunter

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Think I found it!

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Kabutoni
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For those interested, Takara Tomy is releasing episodes of Shinkalion on their YouTube channel. It's a kid's animation where Shinkalion transform into mechanical suits. My son kind of likes it xD

 

 

Of course, the trains are fairly accurate because it's made in corporation with JR East.

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katoftw
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The episodes play in a loop at the Kyoto train museum. My kids seemed interest enough in it.

 

edit/ It might have been Omiya.

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Socimi
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Found just by accident this obscure horror/thriller/comedy OVA from 1987:

 

"Take the X Train" ("X Densha De Ikou")

 

The plot revolves around EF58 61, wich suddently becomes a ghost and starts running uncontrolled.

 

In the first scene, during a marketing meeting, it's proposed to use EF58 61 as the locomotive of choice for a "retro-styled" tourist train.

It's also correctly stated that it was used as the locomotive for the imperial train.

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/o8gr7a0gr/ef5861.png

 

http://ef58.info/EF58/gazou/ef5861/1994/1994P40-09-1201-2.jpg

 

By chance, the project manager happens to be a railway enthusiast.

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/4rw1kxsjv/modeltrains.png

 

In the background on the left a poster of the EF58 and on the right a shelf with model trains (from top to bottom: unidentified Bo-Bo loco, EF81, D51 and a postwar-type blue passenger car).

 

In the foreground, the black box on the left is supposed to be a power controller and on the right the model of an EF58.

 

Here we see the model of the EF58 running.

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/re5yb4laj/modelef58-1.png

 

On the top left quarter of the screen there's an issue of the Japan Railfan Magazine, wich has a Yamanote line 205 series on the front page and intrestingly enough, it's missing it's Year, but the issue number is present, 13, wich is impossible since the Japan Railfan Magazine numbers it's issues with a year and a number from 1 to 12 indicating the month.

 

Another shot of the model EF58 running on what seems to be the old brown tomix tracks.

Also visible on the top left quarter of the screen is a TAKI900-type tank car still with it's Mitsubishi Cement logo.

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/p9lla31ob/modelef58-2.png

 

An important scene happens at Yotsuya-Sanchome station on the Maronouchi line.

 

An Eidan 500 series departs platform 2 (Ikebukuro-bound trains).

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/n6b62lwsb/maro500.png

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/rs7ab25hn/maro500-2.png

 

Intrestingly enough the running number is 130.

Unit 130 was part of the Tokyo Rapid Railway 100 series, one of the two companies that built the Ginza line (the other being the Tokyo Underground Railway), they will be both merged into TRTA (Eidan) in 1941. 130 was scrapped shortly after the war but it's brother units 101 to 110 were repainted red and white and transferred to the Maronouchi Honancho Branch line in 1962.

 

Another scene in a subway tunnel, where the ghost train passes by what seems to be a Toei Mita Line 6000 series.

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/qpx3sk4or/eidan5000.png

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Toei6121_2.jpg

 

An Odakyu 7000 series LSE is very briefly seen in a scene taking place at a level crossing.

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/915d0fssb/romancecar.png

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/hjet589q3/romancecarside.png

 

https://img.likejapan.com/v2/d//2016/10/editors/2722/20161020114759_5wFOx87G.jpg

 

And mid-movie an early-styled Eidan Ginza Line 2000 series nearly hits the protagonist.

 

https://s31.postimg.cc/eqlllaou3/ginza2000.png

 

https://blog-001.west.edge.storage-yahoo.jp/res/blog-3d-c6/mohane5812001/folder/644663/73/55231573/img_0

 

Intrestingly enough, all logos, names and trademarks are left in place in this OVA, such as the ones of the then newly-formed JR East (wich happens to be the company the protagonist is working for).

 

To those interested it can be viewed here

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v20830799f9RaP9qY

Warning: contains a couple splatter scenes towards the end.

 

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Socimi

Yojo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil)

 

A crucial scene happens at Tokyo station, fetauring what is a funny mix between a Keihin-Tohoku Line E233-1000 and a Yamanote Line E231-500 (altough the shade of green is closer to the one of Joban line E231-0s).

 

https://image.ibb.co/irA1Q8/E233_E231.png

 

Bonus:

 

https://preview.ibb.co/jfFwso/cartellistazione.png

 

For unknown reasons, the signs inside Tokyo station have "copyright-proof" names, such as "Chushin Line" (Chuo Line), "Yokosuka-Sogo Line" (Yokosuka-Sobu Line) and Nakita Express (Narita Express).

 

JR East is also (this time reasonably) changed to "ER" ("East Rail"?).

 

There is also a locotender, that shows up several times, possibly a DRG Baurehie 78 (former Prussian Railways T18), altough i may be easily wrong as i lack in knowledge about German steam locos.

 

https://image.ibb.co/cv21so/locotender.png

 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/78_1009-6_1.jpg/800px-78_1009-6_1.jpg

 

It's hauling 4-axle Umbauwagen coaches, specifically of the BDyg (2nd class+baggage car) type.

 

https://az95169.vo.msecnd.net/images/fleischmann/large/L8127.jpg

 

In an another appearance, it's hauling a standard coal tender and a Pw4u mail+baggage coach.

 

https://image.ibb.co/faEaJT/loco.png

 

https://az95169.vo.msecnd.net/images/roco/large/L45447.jpg

 

There is also a military train, again, hauled by a locotender (possibly another DRG br 78?).

 

https://preview.ibb.co/jaQAk8/locotender2.png

 

And a railway gun, possibly a Russian TM-2-12.

 

https://image.ibb.co/ifVMso/cannone.png

 

http://armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2//galleries/artillery/railroad/TM_2_12_pic1.jpg

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gavino200
7 minutes ago, Suica said:

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie: Take On Me

 

JR West Kyoto Line 223 Series

 

Hankyu Kobe Main Line 6000 Series


Sapporo Shiden Type 240? on front of the Tanukikoji shopping arcade

 

JR Hokkaido's Hamanasu with DD51 1130 and some ED79

I don't think 1130 ever wore Hokutosei colour. They probably confused it with 1138.

 

Is the movie any good? Recommend it?

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Suica
1 minute ago, gavino200 said:

Is the movie any good? Recommend it?

It's good fun. Very recommended if you've seen the show.

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gavino200
1 minute ago, Suica said:

It's good fun. Very recommended if you've seen the show.

 

Haven't seen the show. I'll look for it, and if I can't find it, I'll just check out the movie.

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Suica

I wouldn't recommend that. The movie is a direct sequel to the second season.

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Gryphr
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On 8/30/2018 at 11:19 AM, Suica said:

"Island" features a nice 1999 trip from Tokyo to somewhere by the Sea of Japan.

Yamanote 205 series > 200 series Shinkansen > Hokuetsu Express 681 series Hakutaka > some mystery DMU

Anyone got an idea what that DMU is supposed to be?

 

It's a Nototetsu NT100 (the last of which were scrapped in 2006) on the Nanao line https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/のと鉄道NT100形気動車

 

Incidentally the picture on Nototetsu's homepage shows the exact samefram as the screenshot form the anime:

http://www.nototetsu.co.jp/

 

http://www.nototetsu.co.jp/hptop.jpg

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Steve

Another Anime full of Trains is Train Wars - about JR Train Security Staff.

 

On 3/27/2016 at 4:39 AM, NX: said:

Just for curiosity, is there any anime/manga where Gustav/Dora appear? That would be epic.

 

Dora can be seen in Dies Irae.

 

 

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Suica
6 minutes ago, Steve said:

Another Anime full of Trains is Train Wars - about JR Train Security Staff.

JN😉

This is essential to the story. 

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NX:
On ‎9‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 4:50 AM, Steve said:

Dora can be seen in Dies Irae.

 

Thanks for the info.

Would you know the episode number? I was looking for any reference but I couldn.t find it. Cheers.

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Steve
On 9/8/2018 at 1:21 PM, NX: said:

 

Thanks for the info.

Would you know the episode number? I was looking for any reference but I couldn.t find it. Cheers.

 

Episode 0 - near the End.

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NX:
23 hours ago, Steve said:

 

Episode 0 - near the End.

thanks, I will check it out.

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