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Japan is getting a Hello Kitty bullet train — for real

Chris Pastrick
| Monday, May 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Japan is getting a new themed bullet train: Hello, Kitty.
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Japan is getting a new themed bullet train: Hello, Kitty.

It turns out everything is going to be OK, after all. Japan is getting a new themed bullet train: Hello, Kitty.

The Japan Times reports the pink-and-white train (with ribbons) will debut June 30 and make daily round trips between Osaka and Fukuoka.

There will be a pink interior covered with images of the beloved cartoon character. There's also going to be a large Hello Kitty doll, with which passengers will be able to pose for selfies.

The West Japan Railway Co. announced the new train on Friday. The Times reports it will be used to pitch local attractions and specialty goods.

The company's first themed train, inspired by the popular Japanese animation series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” (think giant robot vs. aliens), is ending its three-year run this month.

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