Sad to say we sat on this for 2 years before Frostii even thought of the idea to do it. Got it translated in 2010, and here we are summer of 2013 and… “Why am I making you wait even longer?,” I ask myself.

This is the ‘no-frills’ full-on translation of Tetsuko no Tabi.

‘No-frills?’ you say? What I mean is:

– no typesetting.
– no chapters.
– no karaoke.

All translation, all the time. So that when the DVD release comes you’ll be enjoying the real copy you’ll be keeping later. “But, but, I don’t mind waiting!” You’ve waited long enough, my young pupil, and you shall wait no longer.

However, saying that the reason mostly it was stalled is because I had no active typesetter and editor (I mean I did it but come on!) So that’s where you come in. Feel free below the comments and or email me personally (subj: Tetsuko no Tabi) any errors you see. And if you’re willing to step up to the plate there’s always a recruitment drive available just for you.

Anyway, enjoy. It’s been a rough 5 years, 9 months and 18 days before this series got a full on translation and release. Thank you OTF for your inspiration in making this one little rare gem possible.


(Oh Yokomi, you’re such a player. Episode 12 spoiler alert.)


  1. sukanime
    5:33 am on July 12th, 2013

    Thanks a lot….
    I have been waiting Frostii and check their sites every week just to see if they release more Testuko no Tabi.
    And yo guys save me from doing that… 😀

  2. kamineko
    8:08 am on July 12th, 2013

    Thanks, I almost gave up on ever watching it (funny thing, I checked Frostii status just a few days ago).

    Looking forward to the real release!

  3. I loved the first four episodes of this, thanks for the rest, I’m gonna burn through them today. The series may be crude and ugly, but goddamn I loved how educational and reveling it was in the train otaku world.

  4. Tågdåren
    12:16 pm on July 13th, 2013


  5. Mappy
    12:39 am on July 14th, 2013

    Good job. Time for some Tetsuko!

  6. Strep2coq
    10:31 am on July 16th, 2013

    Thank you so much m.3.3.w (and OTF and Frostii)!
    I’d relegated this series to my “dropped” folder but you’ve done it!
    I’m not an otaku myself (I think?) but it’s always so interesting to see other peoples passions and a little bit of the world from their viewpoint.

  7. Allenby
    6:14 pm on July 16th, 2013

    Thank You. It’s good to see your still alive and kicking. Keep up the good work. 🙂