The world’s most popular virtual idol is making the transition from singing to acting. Hatsune Miku will be featured in “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion”, an anime about transforming bullet trains piloted by children with special abilities who band together to fight against giant monsters and the nefarious Black Bullet Train. Hatsune Miku will portray the character Miku Hatsune, an 11 year old robot pilot who commands the Shinkalion H5 Hayabusa. The gifted children are apart of the S.U.E.I. (“Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute”) is a top-secret organization hidden in a secret base beneath the Kyoto Railway Museum.
Takahiro Ikezoe will serve as director and the animation will be handled by OLM and Ajia-do Animation Works. Shinkasen Henkei Robo Shinkalion will air on Saturdays begining January 06, 2018 on the TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) network.