Transforming train robot anime Shinkalion is about to get a new installment. TV Tokyo announced plans to kick off the second full series, Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z, with premieres scheduled for six TV Tokyo network stations in Japan starting this spring.
Co-created by JR East Planning, Shogakukan-Shueisha Production, and Takara Tomy, the first Shinkalion anime, Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation, ran for 76 episodes from January 2018 to June 2019, with a feature film version titled Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion: Mirai kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X following that December.
Check out a teaser trailer for the new anime:
And a key visual:
TV Tokyo’s kids morning program Ohasuta promises to reveal more about the meaning behind the “Z” in the title on February 12. In the meantime, here’s the synopsis:
“Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” was developed by Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute to protect the peace and safety of Japan from mysterious giant monsters. The institute has been secretly developing a new robot called “Shinkalion Z” in preparation for the attack of a new enemy. The children who have become the pilots of “Shinkalion Z” due to their high rate of conformity join forces with the staff of the institute to fight the giant monsters that has reappeared! The appearance of unknown enemies, and the encounter between the two boys. The further evolution of the Shinkalion begins!