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Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion The Animation

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Synonyms: Transformable Shinkansen Robot Shinkalion
Japanese: 新幹線変形ロボ シンカリオン THE ANIMATION


Type: TV
Episodes: 76
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2018 to Jun 29, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 07:00 (JST)
Producers: TBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, KidsKids, MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.861 (scored by 217217 users)
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Ranked: #43772
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Popularity: #7972
Members: 2,050
Favorites: 17


Both shows main villains are 3 people For 5D's it's Yliaster (Jose, Placido and Lucciano) For Shinkalion ( Genbu, Byakko and Seiryuu)  
report Recommended by AlphaOmegaKnight
Guys who love trains above everything else doing crazy stuff! 
report Recommended by zeruon
Shinkansen is very similar to a lot of brave series in general, but it has a lot of similarities to GaoGaiGar in particullar, since its the newest of the Braves. The Brave formula clearly applies to Shikansen, and it gives it a very nice nostaligc feel.  
report Recommended by Dunlukdun
Its quite easy to see where Shinkalion got its inspiration from, just look at the names "Shinkalion" and "Evangelion". In both you will find a story where children with high compatibility are put into giant mecha's by a certain organisation (that the protagonists father is apart of) to combat against mysterious apposing forces. The only major difference is that Shinkalion uses Evangelion's story formula for a children's show. So you will find that its more about the bonds of family and friendship, unlike Evangelion particularly dark story. So if you'd like to see Evangelion's basic story formula used for a children's show, I recommend that you  read more 
report Recommended by Akoram
Definitely very similar. Yeah it's about saving the world, but there's always time for fun, more light-hearted, understanding each other, and showing togetherness :))) enemies are defeated but you beat them for a good cause !!!! 
report Recommended by iamYuyaSakaki
Both are based on a transforming vehicle-to-robot toyline by Takara Tomy, and both have a similar initial premise. A young boy gets involved in the organization his father works for and becomes a driver of the titular robot due to high compatibility when attempts to get an adult driver failed. From there, they protect the peace from a mysterious enemy while keeping their new position a secret. Main difference is that Shinkalion has a lot more plot and a much higher budget. Drive Head actually has an interesting plot too, but unfortunately has severe pacing issues, so it follows more of a monster-of-the-week format for  read more 
report Recommended by soaker87
Both are about trains and both MCs love trains Shinkalion is geared toward a younger audience. Rail Wars is geared toward an older audience 
report Recommended by Demonic_Nemesis
of you liked the hack and slash and henka and gattai, you will definitely liked both. i dont know about the plot tho ;) 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
Both anime involve the Shinkansen heavily, though Hikarian has to work around copyrights a bit while Shinkalion is actually sponsored by JR and thus can use actual trains. Still, if you like trains and you want a fun mecha anime, you'll probably enjoy both shows. Shinkalion is more serious and plot-driven while Hikarian is wacky antics for the most part, but it does get serious when it wants to.  
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