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    SHINKALION THE MOVIE Press Notes and High-Res Images From Toho

    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: shinkalion.com/movie (Japan)

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res images from SHINKALION THE MOVIE (??????????? ?????? ?????????????-??, Gekij?-ban Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkarion Mirai kara Kita Shinsoku no ALFA-X), the first theatrical film from the popular television series SHINKANSEN HENKEI ROBO SHINKALION: THE ANIMATION (??????? ??????, 2018-19). In the SHINKALION anime series, the Ultra Evolution Institute has developed the superhero robot, the Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion, in an effort to save Japan from a threatening and monstrous entity. The Shinkalion transformer can only be piloted by children with a high degree of compatibility, but they are able to vanquish their giant enemy. The movie picks up from the end of the TV series, as an unidentified enemy appears in Hokkaido and a new battle begins for Team Shinkalion. It features JR East Japan’s prototype bullet train ALFA-X, the most advanced model to date, which will transform onscreen into the new Shinkalion. The story will introduce new characters and answer such questions as “How did the ALFA-X became Shinkalion?” and “Who’s the new kid?” SHINKALION THE MOVIE is directed by SHINKALION TV series veteran Takahiro Ikezoe (SHOW BY ROCK!!) from a screenplay by Kento Shimoyama (KAMEN RIDER ZI-O). The film will open nationwide in Japan on December 27th through Toho`s ODS (Other Digital Stuff) distribution division, Toho Visual Entertainment.

    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019

    STORY One peaceful winter day in Hokkaido, the new enemies Nahane, Ohanev and a mysterious giant monster arrive from space to conquer the earth! They are confronted by the Shinkalion ALFA-X, which was secretly developed by the Ultra Evolution Institute. The battle between Team Shinkalion and the invaders begins again!! Shinkalion pilot Hayato cannot hide his anxiety because his father, Hokuto, went missing during thesudden enemy attack. He has been replaced by a "9-year-old Hokuto" who came across time and space! The boy version of Hokuto, who had slipped through time in a particles of light, becomes the pilot of the Shinkalion ALFA-X, which brings together the latest technologies to protect the earth. Team Shinkalion unites the the Hokkaido branch, Yamagata branch, Omiya branch, Nagoya branch, Kyoto branch and Moji branch to confront the strongest enemy in the universe! Can Team Shinkalion protect Japan`s peace and security? Can Hayato reunite with his father?

    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019

    CREDITS Japanese Release Date: December 27, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow) Running Time: 73 Minutes Cast Hayato Hayasugi: Ayane Sakura Akita Oga: Emi Numakura Tsuranuki Daimonyama: Rie Murakaewa Crew Director: Takahiro Ikezoe Screenplay: Kento Shimomoya Character Design: Yuka Aono Mecha Design: Keita Hattori Sound Director: Masafumi Mima Music: Toshiyuki Watanabe Animation Production: OLM Animation Production Cooperation: SynergySP CG Animation Production: SMDE Production: Shogakkan Shueisha Productions, Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute Distribution (Japan): Toho Visual Entertainment International Sales: TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.) © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019

    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019
    Image courtesy of Toho. © Project Shinkalion ? JR-HECWK/Shinkansen Ultra Evolution Institute ? The Movie 2019

    About Toho Co., Ltd.

    Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.

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