‘Eva’ Shinkansen

Starting Nov. 7, West Japan Railway Co. will run a special Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train adorned with designs inspired by the popular anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion.”

The company unveiled the Kodama train to reporters last week. It features a model of the cockpit of the giant humanoid Evangelion.

The exterior of the eight-car train is painted in the “Eva” style, and the front and second cars have undergone special interior refurbishment. The front car has been installed with a life-sized model of the cockpit, in which a passenger can sit and play a video game. The walls and the floor of the second car are adorned with the anime’s logos. Advance reservations will be required to use the first car.

The special train will be operated until around March 2017. The company is planning to operate one return service per day between Hakata Station in Fukuoka and Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka.Speech

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