There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the new Pokemon themed Shinkansen (bullet train) by the JR East company running here in Japan. Well today I took a trip on it. It was the Asama Shinkansen between Tokyo and Nagano. We start off with a pic of good old Pikachu and the fire monkey (names will not be included other than Pikachu because I don’t know them. If you care look it up yourself).
A rabbit and some small animal
A lizard and something in an egg?
A big-eared animal, similar to Pokota from Slayers Revolution
Pikachu, a turtle and the fire monkey
Pikachu again (seeing a trend?)
Egg creature, lizard, squirrel and a bird
Things I can’t even begin to identify
A flying honeycomb… yes you read that right
Something with flowers in its hair
And the end with Pikachu and the bird again
Finally, to top the whole thing off, Pikachu on the seats.
I think we can safely assume that Pikachu is the Pokemon of choice among the Japanese, or at least the most recognizable one. I definitely wasn’t the only one taking pictures of the train in the Nagano station.
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Wow, these people must have been playing alot of Diamond/Pearl.
lol they must have watched alot of Diamond and Pearl along with a few rounds of D/P xDD;;
OMG, that is so cool! I only didn’t recognize 2 of them… odd because I played through all the games…
Huge ad for the 11th PokÃ©mon movie I guess, and I recognize all the characters..
Well for reference sake, front to back:
6)Happiny (Chansey pre-evolution)
7)Shaymin (Sky Form)
11)Shaymin (Land Form)
15)Mime Jr. (Mr.Mime Pre-evolution)