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Ai Shang Huoche
Ai Shang Huoche
Play timeLong (37h30m from 25 votes)
PublishersLose & Sekai Project & Yeti & Hikari Field & Circle Entertainment
Denpasoft & Sekai Project & Circle Entertainment & Lose
Hikari Field & Lose & Circle Entertainment & Chengcai Xueyuan Hanhuazu & Jingyue Lingyin Hanhuazu
Hikari Field & Lose & Circle Entertainment
Team Myskrpatch
Alei Translations
Alternative version
Maitetsu - Last Run!!
Shares characters
Monobeno -Happy End-
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, MobyGames, HowLongToBeat, IGDB, PCGamingWiki, VNStat
Shops» JP¥ 13037 @ DLsite (bundle)
Related anime[DB-ANN] Rail Romanesque (TV Series, 2020)


Set in Hinomoto, a fictional version of Japan, where railway travel served as the primary form of transport for a long time. Each locomotive was paired with a humanoid control module, so-called RailRoad, that aided the train operator. However, many rail lines had been discontinued due to the rising popularity of ‘aerocrafts,’ a safe and convenient aerial mode of transport. As such, their accompanying railroads also went into a deep sleep.

Soutetsu had lost his entire family in a rail accident and was adopted into the Migita household, which runs a shochu brewery in Ohitoyo city. He returned to his hometown to save it from the potential water pollution if they accepted the proposal to build an aerocraft factory nearby. He woke up the RailRoad Hachiroku by accident and became her owner. They agreed to help find her lost locomotive for different purposes, with the help of his stepsister Hibiki, the town’s mayor and local railway chief, Paulette, and others.

[Translated from Official Site]

Achievements 3.0 Alternate Starting Point 3.0 Detached Sexual Content 3.0 Hero(ine) Selection 3.0 Politician Heroine 3.0 Protagonist with a Face 3.0 Restart from Chapter Index 3.0 Robots 3.0 Unlockable Hero(ine) 3.0 Loli Heroine 2.9 Highly Animated Sprites 2.9 ADV 2.8 More Than Seven Heroines 2.8 Orphan Protagonist 2.8 Serious Protagonist 2.8 Trains 2.8 Unlockable Routes 2.8 Unlockable Sexual Content 2.8 High Amount of Special Effects 2.8 Infodumping 2.8 Lots of Character Sprites 2.8 Pragmatic Protagonist 2.8 Varying Ending Songs 2.8 AI Heroine 2.7 Few Choices 2.7 Protagonist with Voice Acting 2.7 Close-up CGs 2.7 Late Sexual Content 2.7 Other Perspectives 2.7 Straight Lolicon 2.7 Varied Title Screens 2.7 Energetic Heroine 2.6 Politics 2.6 Steampunk 2.6 University Student Protagonist 2.6 Lip Sync 2.6 Built-in Encyclopedia 2.5 Central Heroine 2.5 Co-worker Heroine 2.5 Early Branching Plot 2.5 Ending Scene Recollection 2.5 Fictional Modern Day Japanese Town 2.5 Flashback 2.5 Genius Heroine 2.5 Male Protagonist 2.5 More Than Seven Endings 2.5 Multiple Opening Movies 2.5 Only Good Endings 2.5 Robot Heroine 2.5 Slice of Life Drama 2.5 Spontaneous Sex Scenes 2.5 Sprite Viewer 2.5 Artificial Intelligence 2.4 Deredere Heroine 2.4 Loli Support Character 2.4 Only Virgin Heroines 2.4 Adult Protagonist 2.3 Music Recollection 2.3 Shy Heroine 2.3 Side Portraits 2.3 Timid Heroine 2.3 Unlockable Side Stories 2.3 Brocon Heroine 2.2 Group of Friends 2.2 Homecoming 2.2 Middle School Student Heroine 2.2 Multiple Endings 2.2 Naked Sprites 2.2 Ojousama Heroine 2.2 Oneesan-type Heroine 2.2 Painter Heroine 2.2 Adult Heroine 2.2 Enforced Playing Order 2.2 Gentle Protagonist 2.2 One True End 2.2 Protagonist's Non-blood-related Sister as a Heroine 2.2 Anthropomorphized Inanimate Object 2.0 Bathroom Sex 2.0 Branching Plot 2.0 Episodic Story 2.0 Family 2.0 Friendship 2.0 Friendship Ending 2.0 Friendship Route 2.0 Heroine with Ahoge 2.0 Heroine with Garter Belt 2.0 Heroine with Gothic Look 2.0 Heroine with Small Breasts (Non-Loli) 2.0 Heroine with Swimsuits 2.0 Heroine with Zettai Ryouiki 2.0 Multiple Credit Rolls 2.0 Non-blood-related Brother/Sister Incest 2.0 Non-human Heroine 2.0 Outdoor Sex 2.0 Pissing 2.0 Ponytail Heroine 2.0 Protagonist's Younger Sister as a Heroine 2.0 Romance 2.0 Scenario Selection 2.0 Sexual Cosplay 2.0 Single Blowjob 2.0 Sounds of Copulation 2.0 Twin Tail Heroine 2.0 Unlockable Harem EndingS 2.0 Vaginal Masturbation 2.0 Father Support Character 1.8 Student Heroine 1.8 Tomboy Heroine 1.8 Defloration 1.8 Romancing a Family 1.8 Psychological TraumaS 1.7 Adolescent Romance 1.5 Brother/Sister Romance 1.5 Only Avoidable Sexual Content 1.5 Piss Drinking 1.3 Airplane 1.2 Anal Fingering 1.0 Anal Sex 1.0 Intercrural Sex 1.0 Legwear Footjob 1.0 Normal Scene Recollection 1.0 Single Boobjob 1.0 Single Footjob 1.0 Twin Blowjob 1.0 Vaginal Fingering 1.0 Sex Involving Children 0.7 Imouto-type Heroine 0.2

Mini reviews

By neetmillionaire on 2021-10-15r52374Vote: 6
<report>I couldn't care less about trains and I went for the train girl, I was expecting some decent romance to at least make things interesting but nope. The romance is pretty weak if you can even call it romance and the sex scenes are not even shown while you're playing, probably because they barely fit the story. Anyway I hated it, I went through the torture of reading it while dying of boredom because I really liked the art expecting something interesting to happen but it never did.
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By Atoragon on 2022-04-02r58283Vote: 6
<report>I feel that, as a train enthusiast, I am well within the niche target demographic of this visual novel, but overall I still am a bit... disappointed? I really enjoyed the Live2D sprites and the train info dump, but the story was a major let down.
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By mementomori on 2021-06-17r57710Vote: 5
<report>A nice game for train obsessives, technically advanced with good Live2D animation, some cute heroines, and I strongly regret installing the 18+ patch because the H-scenes are terrible and immoral. They seem to have nothing to do with the plot and whoever wrote them should not be allowed to live near schools.

Anyway, they clearly got rid of him since it's been released as all-ages in other formats and they've gotten a (boring) anime.
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Full reviews

By immaculate on 2020-09-09r45598Vote: 8
<report>I don't think I'd be alone at all in describing Maitetsu as if nothing else, an incredibly consistent and pleasant read, but I feel like I probably am fairly alone in terms of how interesting I found it. I can't imagine that this is a work which will truly excite you and inflame your passions unless you're unusually interested in the technical details of locomotive operation or the finer points of municipal governance, but even still, I found a lot to appreciate about Maitetsu's storytelling and the very peculiar genre space that it carves out for itself - being pleasantly and surprisingly different from so many other superficially similar works.

It is actually surprisingly hard to compare... Read more »
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By barfboy on 2020-10-09r45598Vote: 10
<report>I adore this game and I only ever played the all ages Steam release. The story is relaxing, which is typical of the brand. It's not supposed to be exciting, it's supposed to be thoughtful. The characters are very well written. Everyone has their own story to tell and how they tell it is as important as why. The motivations are simple. Everyone wants to save the small town they are a part of. How they save that town differs between characters because of their own perception and background. Soutetsu wants to save the Shouchuu plant of the man who raised him and her daughter who runs it now and is worried the car factory will change the flavor of the alcohol. Hibiki works for the bank, which... Read more »
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By kuroonehalf on 2022-02-07Vote: 4
<report>As much as I respect the work that was put into this and want to like it, I just can't get past the fact that the story is intensely boring. You strip away the train lore dumps and all you're left with is a bunch of really cliche anime tropes. The protagonist, despite being an adult with a seemingly interesting backstory, plays as just your usual painfully oblivious anime protagonist, and the heroines are always playing the painfully coy and generic part. It's just going through these motions you've seen in a million bad anime with little nuance, and it moves at a snail's pace.

Like, here's some examples of your typical scene in Maitetsu. MC did some shoveling and is going to the public... Read more »
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By flat-is-justice on 2022-01-21r57710Vote: 3
<report>As a lolige aficionado, I was very excited when I first heard the news that this classic of the genre would finally receive an English translation.

In the end, however, I didn’t even finish the visual novel, since I was bored to death halfway through. If you have a setting that makes no sense, better do something clever with it. But what I got instead was a dry treatise on trains. Make no mistake: This visual novel is about trains, trains, trains! Everything else is secondary, for example writing that doesn’t make the longest-winded scenes of Katawa Shoujo look exciting in contrast. It would have helped a lot if some of the characters had interesting personalities or if there was a slowly... Read more »
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By pertupango on 2021-03-03r58096Vote: 7
<report>Maitetsu is a tale of marriage between progress and tradition with a speck of science fiction, told in a particularly serious tone and a calm, cozy atmosphere.

It's always good to learn about real life themes in video games, and here you will get to know more about trains, railways, city governance, banking and distilling. Maitetsu doesn't shy away from diving into the technical details without being overwhelming. If it's not your thing you can just ignore the in-game encyclopedia, but you'll miss the most interesting aspect of this game.

The art is excellent: every single sprite and CG is highly animated. This is a prime example of high production value.

On to the bad stuff, the... Read more »
2 comments 0 points