Minami Tsuda & Akari Kito to Voice Two Protagonist Boys in Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z



The official YouTube channel for the train transforming robot anime franchise Shinkalion has posted a 30-second new teaser PV for its second TV anime series Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z to announce its premiere on TV Tokyo Network’s six stations in Japan on April 9, 2021.


Minami Tsuda (Yui Funami in YuruYuri) voices Shin Arata, one of the two protagonist boys, who self-proclaims “A man who challenges the mysteries of the world.” Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) plays another protagonist, Abuto Usui, who has a genius mind and works as a mechanic for the Yokogawa Branch of the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute, despite being in elementary school. Also, Jun Fukuyama (Ren Amamiya in PERSONA5 the Animation) is cast as Sumatto, the mysterious robot who acts as Abuto’s sidekick.


The first TV series and the feature film’s Takahiro Ikezoe continues to join the second series as the general director, and Kentaro Yamaguchi (Beyblade series) serves as the director. As with the previous series, OLM works on 2D animation, while SMDE works on CG anime production.



2nd teaser PV:



Key visual:



Minami Tsuda / Akari Kito / Jun Fukuyama:



Shinkalion is an original character content co-created by JR East Planning, Shogakukan-Shueisha Production, and Takara Tomy. Its first TV anime Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation was aired for 76 episodes from January 2018 to June 2019, then followed by a feature film Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion: Mirai kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X (Godspeed ALFA-X that comes from the future) in December 2019.



Synopsis for “Shinkalion Z”:


“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! 





Source: TV Tokyo press release


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