Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion

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Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion
Cover of the first Blu-ray volume
新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン
(Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion)
GenreMecha, science fiction
Anime television series
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion THE ANIMATION
Directed byTakahiro Ikezoe
Written byKento Shimoyama
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
StudioOLM, Inc.
Original networkJNN (TBS)
Original run January 6, 2018 June 29, 2019
Episodes76 (List of episodes)
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion: Card ga Moraeru! Chō Shinka Battle
  • JP: March 2018
Anime film
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Movie: Mirai Kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X
Directed byTakahiro Ikezoe
Written byKento Shimoyama
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
StudioOLM, Inc.
ReleasedDecember 27, 2019 (2019-12-27)
Runtime79 minutes
Anime television series
Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z
Directed byTakahiro Ikezoe (Chief)
Kentaro Yamaguchi
Written byTakahiro Ikezoe
Masanao Akahoshi
Music byNorihito Sumitomo
StudioOLM, Inc.
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 9, 2021 – present
Episodes2 (List of episodes)
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Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion (Japanese: 新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン, Hepburn: Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion, "Transforming Bullet Train Robot Shinkalion") is a Japanese toy franchise created by Takara Tomy, in association with the Japan Railways Group.[1] It is a spin-off of the long-running Plarail model train franchise, with the toys first launched back at March 16, 2015. An anime adaptation by OLM, Inc. aired in all JNN stations in Japan from January 6, 2018, to June 29, 2019.[2] A new anime titled Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z started airing on April 9, 2021 on TV Tokyo.


Anime season 1[edit]

Several incidents of monster attacks from a mysterious group named Kitoralzers appeared suddenly in Japan after the appearance of the mysterious Black Shinkansen. In response, a secret organization called Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute was established in order to investigate the Black Shinkansen and its relations to the attacks using Shinkalions, bullet trains that turn into giant robots. However one day, Hayato Hayasugi, a young grade schooler who is a big railfan due to his father being a staff in the Railway Museum, accidentally got involved in the recent attack by the monsters and discovered his father's secret working with the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute. Hayato shows a surprising amount of aptitude as a Shinkalion driver, based on him using a training application on his father's tablet that he mistook for a mobile game. Despite initial concerns from the adult members of the organization about having children as drivers, Hayato joins several other kids in using Shinkalions to willingly fight against the threat of the Kitoralzers.

Anime film[edit]

About half a year after the defeat of the Kitoralzers, mysterious giant beings suddenly appear from space lead by both Nahane and Ohanefu, and are planning to take over the Earth. During these attacks, the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute has been busy developing a new prototype unit - the Shinkalion ALFA-X. Suddenly, a 9-year old Hokuto appears from across time and space. Having no choice, the Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute appointed the young Hokuto to become the driver of the Shinkalion ALFA-X and bringing in the teams from all the branches across Japan as the last line of defense against the invaders threatening the planet.

Anime season 2[edit]

In preparation for the attack of new enemies, the Ultra Evolution Institute is developing a new type of robot called "Shinkalion Z" as well as new armed enhancement rolling stocks known as “Zailiners” that transform from conventional trains to power up the "Shinkalion Z". The children who became the drivers of "Shinkalion Z" with a high compatibile rate will work together with the institute staff members to confront the giant monsters that reappeared! The emergence of unknown enemies- And the encounter of two boys.


The franchise's roots dates back to 2012, during the time when Takara Tomy revived the Tomica Hyper series. At the time, the Plarail Hyper Series did not do well in sales and was eventually discontinued in 2013. In order to redevelop the Plarail Hyper Series concept into a new series, Takara Tomy hired several experts from the Japan Railways Group for the new designs and concepts. The new concept is a transforming super robot in the vein of the Plarail series, and was inspired directly from several anime, notably Chō Tokkyū Hikarian. JR East Project and JR East Group were already been long time sponsors of Takara Tomy during Plarail's development, and other branches of the Japan Railways group joined in on its development. The new project was announced under the codename "Project E5" during the 2014 Tokyo Toy Show, with special promotional animation created in collaboration with Japan Railways Group and Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment Inc..[3] After the presentation, many changes on the concept were done in order for the toy to be finalized for retail sale and to be compatible with any Plarail tracks. After the changes, the first wave of toys were released on March 16, 2015.[4][5]

Soon after the release of the toys, Takara Tomy announced that an anime of the series is in the works.[6] The anime, aired in TBS, was released on January 6, 2018. The anime has notable crossovers from both the Vocaloid franchise[7] and the Evangelion franchise in some of its episodes.[8][9][10][11][12] Hayato and the E5 also cross over in the feature-length film for Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head Kidō Kyūkyū Keisatsu.[13] In May 2019, Takara Tomy announced that the anime would end in Summer 2019.[14][15] A sequel film is also announced to premiere in Winter 2019.[16] In January 2021, a new anime series was announced for spring of that year.[17]



The original Shinkalion toy franchise was released as a spin-off of the Plarail franchise on March 16, 2015. The original toys released, resembles regular Shinkansen trains complete with a front train, middle carriage and back train and that are compatible with any Plarail track. But the three components can transform and combine into a robot that is 18 inches in height and each figure comes with its own weapon and accessories. Also, each figure can also swap parts for added playability.

Within each year, new figures were officially released, especially during the Anime's run. The 2018 line also redesigned many existing models to look more like the animated designs and the real world shinkansen type, though the primary exceptions were the Black Shinkalion models, which were created from scratch-made designs drawn up specifically for the anime. Many of the models are the front and rear trains combined as the upper and lower robot half, with the middle carriage storing the weapons for the resulting robot. The toyline for the Z anime features additional train models that form enhanced replacement limbs and weapons. Unlike the Shinkalions, these models were based on conventional trains.

Other merchandise of the series were also released in the form of keychains and novelties. Good Smile Company also released model kits of the mechas of the series under the Moderoid line of scale models, starting with the Shinkalion E5 Hayabusa in February 2019. A Nendoroid figure of Hatsune Miku, done in the style depicted in the anime series, was released in August 2019.[18]


An anime television series adaptation of the toyline, titled Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion THE ANIMATION (Japanese: 新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン THE ANIMATION, Hepburn: Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion THE ANIMATION) was animated by OLM, Inc., an anime studio behind Pokémon, airing on all JNN stations in Japan from January 6, 2018, to June 29, 2019. It was directed by Takahiro Ikezoe (Show By Rock!!) and written by Kento Shimoyama (Servant × Service, Kamen Rider Zi-O). The opening song is titled "Shinka Riron" (進化理論, "Evolution Theory") by Boys and Men. The first ending song is titled "Go One Step Ahead" by Keisuke Murakami, the second ending is titled "I WANNA BE WITH YOU" by TETSUYA, the third ending is titled "Go Way!" by Silent Siren, the fourth ending is titled "STARTRAiN" by Amatsuki and the fifth ending is titled "Start Line" (スタートライン, Sutātorain) by BERRY GOODMAN. The series' music is composed by Toshiyuki Watanabe (Galactic Armored Fleet Majestic Prince, Space Brothers).

A new anime television series titled Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z was released in April 9, 2021 on TV Tokyo.[19] Kentaro Yamaguchi is directing the series at OLM, with Takahiro Ikezoe serving as chief director. Ikezoe and Masanao Akahoshi are penning the series' scripts and Norihito Sumitomo is composing the series' music.[20] The opening song is titled "New Challenger" (ニューチャレンジャー, Nyūcharenjā) by Boys and Men.[21]The first ending song is titled "Bond Rail" (キズナ・レール, Kizuna Rēru) by Morinaka Kazaki meets ▽▲TRiNITY▲▽.[22]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]
No.Title [23]Directed by [a]Written by [a]Original air date [24]
1"Now Departing!! Shinkalion E5 Hayabusa"
Transcription: "Shuppatsu!! Shinkarion Ī Faibu Hayabusa" (Japanese: 出発!!シンカリオン E5はやぶさ)
Hiroki NegishiKento ShimoyamaJanuary 6, 2018 (2018-01-06)
2"Clash!! Shinkalion VS the Giant Monstrous Being"
Transcription: "Taiketsu!! Shinkarion Tai Kyodai Kaibuttai" (Japanese: 対決!!シンカリオンVS巨大怪物体)
Tomonori MineKento ShimoyamaJanuary 13, 2018 (2018-01-13)
3"Here He Comes!! The Sniper From Akita"
Transcription: "Kitare!! Akita Kara no Sunaipā" (Japanese: 来たれ!!秋田からのスナイパー)
Yoshitaka KoyamaKento ShimoyamaJanuary 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)
4"Fire!! Shinkalion E6 Komachi"
Transcription: "Ute!! Shinkarion Ī Shikkusu Komachi" (Japanese: 撃て!!シンカリオン E6こまち)
Kyōhei SuzukiKento ShimoyamaJanuary 27, 2018 (2018-01-27)
5"Clash!! Iron Steamer"
Transcription: "Gekitotsu!! Aian Suchīmā" (Japanese: 激突!!アイアンスチーマー)
Takuma SuzukiKento ShimoyamaFebruary 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)
6"Break Through!! Shinkalion E7 Kagayaki"
Transcription: "Tsuranuke!! Shinkarion Ī Sebun Kagayaki" (Japanese: 貫け!!シンカリオン E7かがやき)
Sumito SasakiKento ShimoyamaFebruary 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)
7"Cooperation!! Hayato is a Loyal Son"
Transcription: "Kyōryoku!! Hayato wa Kōkō Musuko" (Japanese: 協力!!ハヤトは孝行息子)
Toshiyuki SoneKen'ichi YamashitaFebruary 17, 2018 (2018-02-17)
8"Link Up!! The First Link Combination"
Transcription: "Renketsu!! Hajimete no Rinku Gattai" (Japanese: 連結!!初めてのリンク合体)
Yoshitaka KoyamaKento ShimoyamaFebruary 24, 2018 (2018-02-24)
9"Battle!! The Ultra Evolution Institute's Hot Springs Trip"
Transcription: "Nettō!! Chō Shinka Kenkyūjo Onsen Ryokō" (Japanese: 熱闘!!超進化研究所温泉旅行)
Toshiyuki SoneKento ShimoyamaMarch 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)
10"Hide!! Shinkalion E3 Tsubasa"
Transcription: "Shinobe!! Shinkarion Ī Surī Tsubasa" (Japanese: 忍べ!!シンカリオン E3つばさ)
Yoshito HataKen'ichi YamashitaMarch 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)
11"Polish!! The Old Mechanic of the Institute"
Transcription: "Migake!! Kenkyūjo no Rō Mekanikku" (Japanese: 磨け!!研究所の老メカニック)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaMarch 17, 2018 (2018-03-17)
12"Impact!! Shinkalion N700A Nozomi"
Transcription: "Shōgeki!! Shinkarion Enu Nana Hyaku Ē Nozomi" (Japanese: 衝撃!!シンカリオン N700Aのぞみ)
Takuma SuzukiKento ShimoyamaMarch 24, 2018 (2018-03-24)
13"Decisive Battle!! Shinkalion VS Genbu"
Transcription: "Kessen!! Shinkarion Tai Genbu" (Japanese: 決戦!!シンカリオンVSゲンブ)
Toshiyuki SoneKento ShimoyamaMarch 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)
14"The Arrival!! The New Agent Suzaku"
Transcription: "Tōjō!! Arata Naru Ējento Suzaku" (Japanese: 登場!!新たなるエージェント スザク)
Takahide OgataShūichi KōyamaApril 14, 2018 (2018-04-14)
15"Go North!! Shinkalion H5 Hayabusa"
Transcription: "Kita e!! Shinkarion Eichi Faibu Hayabusa" (Japanese: 北へ!!シンカリオン H5はやぶさ)
Yoshitaka KoyamaKen'ichi YamashitaApril 21, 2018 (2018-04-21)
16"Explosion!! Miku and Hayato's Double Turnstile Sword"
Transcription: "Sakuretsu!! Miku to Hayato no Daburu Kaisatsu Sōdo" (Japanese: 炸裂!!ミクとハヤトのダブルカイサツソード)
Tomonori MineKen'ichi YamashitaApril 28, 2018 (2018-04-28)
17"Go West!! Shinkalion VS Osaka Cuisine!?"
Transcription: "Nishi e!! Shinkarion Tai Ōsaka Meibutsu!?" (Japanese: 西へ!!シンカリオンVS大阪名物!?)
Chikayo NakamuraKeiichirō ŌchiMay 5, 2018 (2018-05-05)
18"Darkness!! The Black Shinkalion Appears"
Transcription: "Shikkoku!! Burakku Shinkarion Arawaru" (Japanese: 漆黒!!ブラックシンカリオン現る)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaMay 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
19"Duel!! Shinkalion VS Black Shinkalion"
Transcription: "Kettō!! Shinkarion Tai Burakku Shinkarion" (Japanese: 決闘!!シンカリオンVSブラックシンカリオン)
Toshiyuki SoneKento ShimoyamaMay 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
20"Escape!! Shashot was Manipulated"
Transcription: "Tōbō!! Ayatsurareta Shashotto" (Japanese: 逃亡!!操られたシャショット)
Akira KatōShūichi KōyamaMay 26, 2018 (2018-05-26)
21"Spread Your Wings! Shinkalion 800 Tsubame"
Transcription: "Habatake! Shinkarion Happyaku Tsubame" (Japanese: はばたけ!シンカリオン 800つばめ)
Takahide OgataKen'ichi YamashitaJune 2, 2018 (2018-06-02)
22"To the Sky!! E5 Hayabusa + 800 Tsubame"
Transcription: "Sora e!! Ī Faibu Hayabusa Rinku Happyaku Tsubame" (Japanese: 空へ!!E5はやぶさ + 800つばめ)
Yoshito HataKen'ichi YamashitaJune 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)
23"Deploy!! Shinkalion 500 Kodama"
Transcription: "Shutsudō!! Shinkarion Go Hyaku Kodama" (Japanese: 出動!!シンカリオン 500こだま)
Chikayo NakamuraKeiichirō ŌchiJune 16, 2018 (2018-06-16)
24"Invasion!! The Micro Giant Monstrous Being"
Transcription: "Shinnyū!! Mikuro no Kyodai Kaibuttai" (Japanese: 侵入!!ミクロの巨大怪物体)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaJune 23, 2018 (2018-06-23)
25"Rematch!! Shinkalion VS Black Shinkalion"
Transcription: "Saisen!! Shinkarion Tai Burakku Shinkarion" (Japanese: 再戦!!シンカリオンVSブラックシンカリオン)
Toshiyuki SoneShūichi KōyamaJune 30, 2018 (2018-06-30)
26"Threat!! Black Shinkalion Berserker Mode"
Transcription: "Kyōi!! Burakku Shinkarion Bāsākā Mōdo" (Japanese: 脅威!!ブラックシンカリオン・バーサーカーモード)
Tomonori MineShūichi KōyamaJuly 7, 2018 (2018-07-07)
27"Counterattack!! E5 × 500"
Transcription: "Hangeki!! Ī Faibu Kurosu Go Hyaku" (Japanese: 反撃!! E5×500)
Takahide OgataKen'ichi YamashitaJuly 14, 2018 (2018-07-14)
28"Nagoya!! Commander Izumi's Past"
Transcription: "Nagoya!! Izumi Shireichō no Kako" (Japanese: 名古屋!!出水指令長の過去)
Shunsuke MachitaniKento ShimoyamaJuly 21, 2018 (2018-07-21)
29"To the Sea!! Investigate the Enemy Signal"
Transcription: "Umi e!! Teki no Denpa Shingō o Sagure" (Japanese: 海へ!!敵の電波信号を探れ)
Shin'ya SadamitsuKento ShimoyamaJuly 28, 2018 (2018-07-28)
30"Kyoto!! Hayato and Azusa's Trip Together"
Transcription: "Kyōto!! Hayato to Azusa no Futari Tabi" (Japanese: 京都!!ハヤトとアズサの二人旅)
Takahide OgataKeiichirō ŌchiAugust 4, 2018 (2018-08-04)
31"Launch!! Shinkalion 500 TYPE EVA"
Transcription: "Hasshin!! Shinkarion Go Hyaku Taipu Eva" (Japanese: 発進!!シンカリオン 500 TYPE EVA)
Toshiyuki SoneKeiichirō ŌchiAugust 11, 2018 (2018-08-11)
32"Camping!! The Invisible Giant Monstrous Being"
Transcription: "Kyanpu!! Mienai Kyodai Kaibuttai" (Japanese: キャンプ!!見えない巨大怪物体)
Chikayo NakamuraShūichi KōyamaAugust 18, 2018 (2018-08-18)
33"Homework!! Hayato's Great Picture Diary Strategy"
Transcription: "Shukudai!! Hayato no Enikki Dai Sakusen" (Japanese: 宿題!!ハヤトの絵日記大作戦)
Takahide OgataKen'ichi YamashitaAugust 25, 2018 (2018-08-25)
34"Confrontation!! Shinkalion 700 Series"
Transcription: "Tairitsu!! Shinkarion Nana Hyaku Shirīzu" (Japanese: 対立!!シンカリオン 700シリーズ)
Mamoru EnomotoKento ShimoyamaSeptember 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)
35"Unite!! Shinkalion 700 Trinity"
Transcription: "Danketsu!! Shinkarion Nana Hyaku Torinitī" (Japanese: 団結!!シンカリオン 700トリニティー)
Shin'ya SadamitsuKento ShimoyamaSeptember 8, 2018 (2018-09-08)
36"Go South!! Search for the Enemy Hideout in Sakurajima"
Transcription: "Minami e!! Sakurajima no Teki Ajito o Sagase" (Japanese: 南へ!!桜島の敵アジトを探せ)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaSeptember 15, 2018 (2018-09-15)
37"Encounter!! Hayato and Seiryu"
Transcription: "Sōgū!! Hayato to Seiryū" (Japanese: 遭遇!!ハヤトとセイリュウ)
Toshiyuki SoneKento ShimoyamaSeptember 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)
38"Reinforcements!! Shinkalion Doctor Yellow"
Transcription: "Kyūen!! Shinkarion Dokutā Ierō" (Japanese: 救援!!シンカリオン ドクターイエロー)
Nobuyoshi AraiKento ShimoyamaSeptember 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)
39"Dialog!! Hayato and Ryuji's Karate Training"
Transcription: "Taiwa!! Hayato to Ryūji no Karate Shugyō" (Japanese: 対話!!ハヤトとリュウジの空手修行)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaOctober 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)
40"Go Underground!! Shinkalion VS Byakko"
Transcription: "Chika e!! Shinkarion Tai Byakko" (Japanese: 地下へ!!シンカリオンVSビャッコ)
Daigo YamagishiKento ShimoyamaOctober 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)
41"Meeting!! Hayato's Birthday Celebration"
Transcription: "Kaigi!! Hayato no Tanjōbi o Iwae" (Japanese: 会議!!ハヤトの誕生日を祝え)
Shin'ya SadamitsuKento ShimoyamaOctober 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)
42"Go East!! The First Trip in Gran Class"
Transcription: "Higashi e!! Hajimete no Guran Kurasu" (Japanese: 東へ!!初めてのグランクラス)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)
43"Cultural Exchange!! Explore Dialog With Genbu"
Transcription: "Kōryū!! Genbu to no Taiwa o Sagure" (Japanese: 交流!!ゲンブとの対話を探れ)
Toshiyuki SoneKento ShimoyamaNovember 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)
44"Family!! The Cake of Akita's Memories"
Transcription: "Kazoku!! Akita to Omoide no Kēki" (Japanese: 家族!!アキタと思い出のケーキ)
Daigo YamagishiKento ShimoyamaNovember 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)
45"Yamagata!! Shinobu's Retiring as a Driver!?"
Transcription: "Yamagata!! Shinobu ga Untenshi Dattai!?" (Japanese: 山形!!シノブが運転士脱退!?)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaNovember 17, 2018 (2018-11-17)
46"Invasion!! Fury of the Black Shinkalion"
Transcription: "Shūrai!! Ikari no Burakku Shinkarion" (Japanese: 襲来!!怒りのブラックシンカリオン)
Daiki KatōKento ShimoyamaNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)
47"Compatibility!! E5 × Doctor Yellow"
Transcription: "Tekigō!! Ī Faibu Kurosu Dokutā Ierō" (Japanese: 適合!!E5×ドクターイエロー)
Shin'ya SadamitsuKento ShimoyamaDecember 1, 2018 (2018-12-01)
48"The Organizers!! The Big Ultra Evolution Institute Year-End Party"
Transcription: "Shiwasu!! Chō Shinka Kenkyūjo Dai Bōnenkai" (Japanese: 師走!!超進化研究所大忘年会)
Takahide OgataKento ShimoyamaDecember 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)
49"Gale Force!! E3 Tsubasa Iron Wing"
Transcription: "Shippū!! Ī Surī Tsubasa Aian Uingu" (Japanese: 疾風!!E3つばさ アイアンウイング)
Toshiyuki SoneKento ShimoyamaDecember 15, 2018 (2018-12-15)
50"United Front!! Black Shinkalion VS Torame"
Transcription: "Kyōtō!! Burakku Shinkarion Tai Torame" (Japanese: 共闘!!ブラックシンカリオンVSトラメ)
Takuo SuzukiKento ShimoyamaDecember 22, 2018 (2018-12-22)
51"Update!! Futaba's Official Report"
Transcription: "Kōshin!! Futaba no Gyōmu Nisshi" (Japanese: 更新!!フタバの業務日誌)
Ryusora OkadaN/ADecember 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)
52"All Together!! The Shinkalion Drivers' New Years Party"
Transcription: "Tsudoe!! Shinkarion Untenshi Shin'nenkai" (Japanese: 集え!!シンカリオン運転士新年会)
Daigo YamagishiKeiichirō ŌchiJanuary 5, 2019 (2019-01-05)
53"Quiz!! Black Shinkalion and a Penguin"
Transcription: "Kuizu!! Burakku Shinkarion to Pengin" (Japanese: クイズ!!ブラックシンカリオンとペンギン)
Norihiko NagahamaKento ShimoyamaJanuary 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)
54"Yo!! N700A and Ryuji's Blues"
Transcription: "Osu!! Enu Nana Hyaku Ē to Ryūji no Burūsu" (Japanese: 押忍!!N700Aとリュウジのブルース)
Hideaki ŌbaKento ShimoyamaJanuary 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)
55"Super Super Super Speed!! Black Shinkalion Crimson"
Transcription: "Chō Chō Chō Kasoku!! Burakku Shinkarion Kurenai" (Japanese: 超・超・超加速!!ブラックシンカリオン紅)
Yoshihisa MatsumotoKento ShimoyamaJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
56"Beans!! Seiryu the Demon"
Transcription: "Mame!! Oni no Seiryū" (Japanese: 豆!!鬼のセイリュウ)
Daiki KatōKento ShimoyamaFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)
57"Investigative Report!! Kitoralsus 24 Hours"
Transcription: "Mitchaku!! Kitoraruzasu Nijū-yoji" (Japanese: 密着!!キトラルザス24時)
Ryusora OkadaRyusora OkadaFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)
58"Fight!! Express and the Early Days of the E2"
Transcription: "Faito!! Ekusupuresu to Seishun no Ī Ni-kei" (Japanese: ファイト!!エクスプレスと青春のE2系)
Dai Seki
Masahiko Watanabe
Kento ShimoyamaFebruary 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)
59"Connection!! Shinkalion and the Power of Stew"
Transcription: "Tsunage!! Shinkarion to Nabe no Chikara" (Japanese: 繋げ!!シンカリオンと鍋の力)
Norihiko NagahamaKento ShimoyamaFebruary 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)
60"Grand Strategy!! Team Shinkalion United"
Transcription: "Dai Sakusen!! Danketsu Chīmu Shinkarion" (Japanese: 大作戦!!団結チームシンカリオン)
Hideaki ŌbaKento ShimoyamaMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)
61"Desperate Battle!! E5 × 500 VS Kairen"
Transcription: "Dai Gekisen!! Ī Faibu Kurosu Go Hyaku Tai Kairen" (Japanese: 大激戦!!E5×500VSカイレン)
Daiki KatōKento ShimoyamaMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)
62"Farewell!! Shashot Forever..."
Transcription: "Saraba!! Shashotto yo Eien ni..." (Japanese: さらば!!シャショットよ永遠に…)
Yoshihisa MatsumotoKento ShimoyamaMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
63"Gigantic Deployment!! Tokyo Station Central Intercept System"
Transcription: "Kyodai Tenkai!! Tōkyō Eki Chūō Geigeki Shisutemu" (Japanese: 巨大展開!!東京駅・中央迎撃システム)
Mihiro YamaguchiKento ShimoyamaMarch 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)
64"Super Evolution!! E5 Hayabusa Mk II"
Transcription: "Chōzetsu Shinka!! Ī Faibu Hayabusa Māku Tsū" (Japanese: 超絶進化!!E5はやぶさ MkⅡ)
Norihiko NagahamaKento ShimoyamaMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)
65"New Semester New Developments!!! The Mysterious Shinkansen Festival"
Transcription: "Shin Gakki Shin Tenkai!!! Nazo no Shinkansen Matsuri" (Japanese: 新学期 新展開!!!謎の新幹線祭り)
Yoshiaki OkumuraKento ShimoyamaApril 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)
66"Megaburst!! Omagari Grand Cross"
Transcription: "Dai Sakuretsu!! Ōmagari Guran Kurosu" (Japanese: 大炸裂!!オオマガリグランクロス)
Osamu SekitaKento ShimoyamaApril 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)
67"Continue!! Wheelset Drill Has a Mk II Too"
Transcription: "Tsuzuke!! Sharin Doriru mo Māku Tsū" (Japanese: 続け!!シャリンドリルもMkⅡ)
Shigeki AwaiKento ShimoyamaApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
68"Mysterious Foe!! Black Shinkalion Numbers"
Transcription: "Nazo no Teki!! Burakku Shinkarion Nanbāzu" (Japanese: 謎の敵!!ブラックシンカリオン ナンバーズ)
Yoshihisa MatsumotoKento ShimoyamaMay 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)
69"Change!! Shinkariser"
Transcription: "Chenji!! Shinkaraizā" (Japanese: チェンジ!!シンカライザー)
Norihiko NagahamaKento ShimoyamaMay 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
70"Shock!! Seiryu's Sorrow"
Transcription: "Shokku!! Kanashimi no Seiryū" (Japanese: ショック!!悲しみのセイリュウ)
Shigeki AwaiKento ShimoyamaMay 18, 2019 (2019-05-18)
71"The Mightiest!! Black Shinkalion Ogre"
Transcription: "Saikyō!! Burakku Shinkarion Ōga" (Japanese: 最強!!ブラックシンカリオンオーガ)
Takeyuki SadoharaKento ShimoyamaMay 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)
72"Coexistence!! Humans and Kitoralsus"
Transcription: "Kyōzon!! Hito to Kitoraruzasu" (Japanese: 共存!!ヒトとキトラルザス)
Mihiro YamaguchiKento ShimoyamaJune 1, 2019 (2019-06-01)
73"The Ultimate Overcross!! 923 Doctor Yellow"
Transcription: "Kyūkyoku no Ōbākurosu!! Kyū Nī San Dokutā Ierō" (Japanese: 究極のオーバークロス!!923ドクターイエロー)
Daiki KatōKento ShimoyamaJune 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)
74"Huge Explosion!! Jet Black Duel"
Transcription: "Dai Bakuhatsu!! Shikkoku no Dyueru" (Japanese: 大爆発!!漆黒の決闘)
Yoshihisa MatsumotoKento ShimoyamaJune 15, 2019 (2019-06-15)
75"Final Battle!! Team Shinkalion VS Black Shinkalion Ogre"
Transcription: "Saishū Kessen!! Chīmu Shinkarion Tai Burakku Shinkarion Ōga" (Japanese: 最終決戦!!チームシンカリオンVSブラックシンカリオンオーガ)
Mihiro YamaguchiKento ShimoyamaJune 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)
76"Final Station!! New Departures for Shinkalion"
Transcription: "Shūchaku!! Shinkarion to Arata Naru Shuppatsu" (Japanese: 終着!!シンカリオンと新たなる出発)
Norihiko NagahamaKento ShimoyamaJune 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)
Season 2[edit]
No. in
Title [25]Directed by [a]Written by [a]Original air date [26]
771"New Departure Progress!"
Transcription: "Arata Naru Shuppatsu Shinkō!" (Japanese: 新たなる出発進行!)
Shunji MakiMasanao AkahoshiApril 9, 2021 (2021-04-09)
782"Z Combination! E235 Yamanote"
Transcription: "Zetto Gattai! Ī Nī San Go Yamanote" (Japanese: Z合体!E235ヤマノテ)
Seo Hye-JinMasanao AkahoshiApril 16, 2021 (2021-04-16)
793"Hit Through! VVVF Blaster!!"
Transcription: "Buchinuke! Bui Bui Bui Efu Burasutā!!" (Japanese: ぶち抜け!VVVFブラスター!!)
Nanako ShimazakiMasanao AkahoshiApril 23, 2021 (2021-04-23)
804"Set Off! Hanabi's Rock and Roll!!"
Transcription: "Uchiagero! Hanabi no Rokkun Rōru!!" (Japanese: 打ち上げろ!ハナビのロックンロール!!)
Fumio ItōMasanao AkahoshiApril 30, 2021 (2021-04-30)
815"Protect the Forest! Shinkalion Z E7 Kagayaki"
Transcription: "Mori o Mamore! Shinkarion Zetto Ī Sebun Kagayaki" (Japanese: 森を守れ!シンカリオンZ E7かがやき)
Kentarō FujitaAkira TanizakiMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)

Theatrical film[edit]

A film sequel to the anime, titled Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Movie: Mirai Kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X (Japanese: 劇場版 新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン 未来からきた神速のALFA-X, Hepburn: Gekijō-ban Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion Mirai Kara Kita Shinsoku no Arufaekkusu, "The Swiftly ALFA-X that came from the Future") premiered in cinemas in Japan on December 27, 2019.[27][28]

Video game[edit]

An arcade game based on the franchise, Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion: Get the Card! Super Evolution Battle (Japanese: 新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン カードがもらえる! 超シンカバトル, Hepburn: Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion Kādo ga Moraeru! Chō Shinka Batoru) was developed and published by Takara-Tomy A.R.T.S and was released in March 2018 in Japan. Characters from the series also appeared in various mobile game crossovers, including Alien no Tamago by Paon DP and Sega's mobile RPG game Kotodaman. The series also debuted in Bandai Namco Entertainment's long running Super Robot Wars franchise, starting with Super Robot Wars X-Ω.[29][30][31]


The anime won the Best Award on Television Anime CG Category at the VFX-Japan Awards.[32]


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