Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files

Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note

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Ten years after facing defeat in the Fourth Holy Grail War, Waver Velvet, now Lord El Melloi II, teaches classes at the Clock Tower—the center of education for mages. However, his new status as "Lord" comes with a caveat: obey the orders of Reines, the younger sister of the deceased Kayneth El Melloi, until she is old enough to rule the House of El Melloi. Waver, along with his mysterious apprentice Gray, takes on a series of cases assigned by Reines and the Mages Association. With each case proving to be more complex than the last, could there be more to the Clock Tower than meets the eye, and what secrets does Reines hide?

User Rating: 3.5 ( 3 votes)


Japanese: ロード・エルメロイⅡ世の事件簿 -魔眼蒐集列車 Grace note-
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2019 to Sep 29, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2019
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: TROYCA
Source: Light novel
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub


Makoto Katou – Director
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Ukyou Kodachi – Script, Series Composition
Kiyomune Miwa – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “starting the case: Rail Zeppelin” by Yuki Kajiura
ED1: “Hibari (雲雀)” by ASCA

Episode List

01: Babylon, The Condemned, and the Memories of the King
02: The Seven Stars and the Eternal Cage
03: Thunder and the Underground Labyrinth
04: A Workshop, a Grave, and a Necromancer
05: The Lance that Shines to the End of the World and the Fairy Eyes
06: A Girl, a Department Store, and a Gift
07: Rail Zeppelin (1/6) – A Train Whistle of Departure and the First Murder
08: Rail Zeppelin 2/6 Gordius Wheel and the Memory of the King of Conquerors
09: Rail Zeppelin 3/6 A Sibyl, Decision, and Child of Einnashe
10: Rail Zeppelin 4/6 Mystic Eyes of Transience and an Awakening Detective
11: Rail Zeppelin 5/6 The Residual Image and Auctions
12: Rail Zeppelin 6/6 Lightning and Shooting Star
13: The Clock Tower, Usual Days, and the First Step Forward to the Future



The 3D animation is handled with a delicate touch other’s studio’s simply are unable to achieve.


El Melloi II case files? Try Waver Velvet expository dialogue extravaganza instead. If only it was more show, don’t tell kind of a show. Eh.


An uneventful series that delves into mystery and mage politics without doing much in either realm.


“Of course, Rider.” All though this series wasn’t really as exciting, I loved the flash backs and interactions between Iskandar and Waver.


My son deserved better. However, the overall care given to aesthetics and certain scenes makes it an okay watch for Waver/Fate fans.


I wanted a detective mystery show with Waver but got this instead. If only the novels were translated I would switch over to those instead.


So this is Waver now.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."