Rail Romanesque is a short form period piece that is supposedly set in the 1980s. Supposedly.
But this is in an alternate version of Japan where rail is the primary mode of transportation and all rail lines are controlled by Raillords that are living, female embodiments of the trains. The first episode introduces a group of Raillords from across this fictionalized version of Japan who are working together for an important mission: Making merch.
That was the whole episode.
I feel like I would appreciate this show more if I had literally any understanding of the visual novel, Maitetsu: Pure Station, that is is based on. Oh well. It’s silly nonsense about living embodiments of trains. And it’s less than 5 minutes a week. I think I can manage a few more episodes to see if I get a better feel for the characters and decide if I want to keep going.
Rail Romanesque can be watched at Crunchyroll