Shinkalion Z-focused anime teamed up with Neon Genesis Evangelion to create an unexpected crossover between the two Mecha franchises.
The Mecha Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z anime series will combine with Neon Genesis Evangelion in a new episode that will premiere on Japanese television on September 17.
In the new crossover, the Shinkalion team finds themselves teaming up with Evangelion pilots Shinji Ikari and Rei Ayanami. The two groups of pilots will need to team up to fight Oni Eva, an Evangelion created by a group of villains after a visit to Toei Kyoto Studio Park, a popular real-world amusement park featuring an almost statue Full Unit-01. This new episode will mark the third crossover between Shinkalion and Evangelion. In anticipation of the new episode, the official Shinkalion Z website has also been updated to introduce the new story mechanic, the Shinkalion Z 500 Type EVA, which combines the look and feel of the ShinkalionRobot train with the iconic design of the Shinkalion Robot train. Evangelion. The original design was previewed in August in a promotional tweet from Shinkalion Z Twitter.
「#エヴァンゲリオン新幹線」ことJR西日本「新幹線 500 TYPE EVA」が「シンカリオンＺ 500 TYPE EVA」に変形！さらに！初の私鉄在来線となる名鉄「エヴァンゲリオン特別仕様 #ミュースカイ」とＺ合体！https: //t.co/FXm37s0Dpc
#シンカリオンZ #エヴァンゲリオン pic.twitter.com/NyH4RGLjTc
— Z(公式) (@shinkalion) August 13, 2021
Originally created as a collaboration between toy maker Takara Tomy and the Japan Railways Corporation, the Shinkalion franchise features mechanical conversions based on real-life Japanese bullet trains. In the Shinkalion Z series, Japan is attacked by giant monsters controlled by the evil Kitoralzers. A group of young pilots defend the country from this threat using the Shinkalions, giant cyborgs who are peacekeepers for the train created by the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute.
This isn’t the first time Evangelion and Japan’s public transport have teamed up. Back in 2015, Japan Rail West launched a Neon Genesis Evangelion themed bullet train to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the highly influential anime series. The Eva ship -themed served for a limited time, from November 17 to May 2017.
Although over 25 years old, Neon Genesis Evangelion is still extremely popular to this day. The fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, was released in Japan on March 8 and internationally on August 13 via Amazon Prime Video.
Shinkalion Z’s cross over episode will air in Japan on September 17. Currently, the series has not been licensed for international release and is not available on any streaming services outside of Japan.