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Hello Kitty bullet train to debut in Japan on June 30

May 18, 2018

Hello Kitty bullet train to debut in Japan on June 30

West Japan Railway Co. said Friday it will begin operating a Hello Kitty-themed shinkansen on June 30. The interior and seats of the 500-series shinkansen, to be used for daily round trips between Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka Prefecture and Hakata in Fukuoka Prefecture, will feature ...

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

May 13, 2018

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

A shinkansen featuring a design inspired by the popular Japanese animation series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" made its final run on Sunday, drawing throngs of fans to witness the last journey. Around 1,200 people, including anime fans and train enthusiasts, gathered on a platform at Shin-Osaka ...

Hello Kitty bullet train to debut on Sanyo Line this summer

Mar 15, 2018

Hello Kitty bullet train to debut on Sanyo Line this summer

West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) will launch a Hello Kitty-themed bullet train on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line this summer, the railway operator says. A Kodama train featuring Sanrio Co.'s popular kitten character will consist of eight 500-series cars on the line that connects Osaka ...