The mecha anime sequence Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z will crossover with Neon Genesis Evangelion in a brand new episode set to premiere on Japanese tv on Sept. 17.
Within the new crossover, the Shinkalion group discover themselves teaming up with Evangelion pilots Shinji Ikari and Rei Ayanami. The 2 teams of pilots might want to group up to fend off the Oni Eva, an Evangelion created by an evil group after a go to to Toei Kyoto Studio Park, the well-known real-world theme park that homes a near-full-scale statue of Unit-01. This new episode will mark the third crossover between Shinkalion and Evangelion. In anticipation of the brand new episode, the official Shinkalion Z website was additionally up to date to showcase the story’s new mecha, the Shinkalion Z 500 Kind EVA, which mixes the look of Shinkalion‘s prepare robots with the Evangelion’s iconic design. The design was initially previewed in August in a promotional tweet from the official Shinkalion Z Twitter.
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Initially created as a collaboration between toy producer Takara Tomy and the Japan Railways Group, the Shinkalion franchise options reworking mecha that are primarily based on real-life Japanese bullet trains. Within the Shinkalion Z sequence, Japan is attacked by big monsters managed by the evil Kitoralzers group. A group of younger pilots shield the nation from this risk utilizing the Shinkalions, that are part-giant mecha, part-bullet prepare protectors of the peace that had been created by the Shinkansen Extremely Evolution Institute.
This isn’t the primary time Evangelion and Japanese mass transit have collaborated. Again in 2015, Japan Rail West launched a Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed bullet prepare to have a good time the twentieth anniversary of the influential anime sequence. The Eva-themed prepare was in service for a restricted time solely, from Nov. 17 to March 2017.
Regardless of being greater than 25 years outdated, Neon Genesis Evangelion remains to be extremely common at present. The fourth and ultimate film within the Rebuild of Evangelion sequence, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, was launched in Japan on Mar. 8 and internationally on Aug. 13 by way of Amazon Prime Video.
Shinkalion Z‘s crossover episode will air in Japan on Sept. 17. At present, the sequence has not been licensed for a world launch and isn’t obtainable on any streaming providers exterior of Japan.