Anime is Taking Over Japan’s Public Transport: Here’s What You Can Expect

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Japan’s fascination with anime is not confined to screens. It has seamlessly woven itself into the fabric of daily life, including the nation’s public transport system. From eye-catching train wraps to themed interior designs, here are our favorites. 

Pokémon Trains

The iconic Pokémon franchise has long been a global sensation, and in Japan, it’s not uncommon to find trains adorned with Pikachu and friends. From vibrant exteriors featuring Pikachu’s cheerful face to interiors filled with Pokémon-themed decorations, these trains create an immersive experience for fans of all ages.

ANA Pikachu Jet

ANA teamed up with The Pokémon Company to bring the beloved character to life on their flights. From colorful exterior to thoughtful interior design these flights have everything to make your Pokemon dreams come true. Many flights also include theme games you can play on the in-flight entertainment system. You can also expect custom upgrades to the meals – all part of the special experience. 

Hello Kitty Trains

As an international symbol of cuteness, Hello Kitty adorns various forms of public transport across Japan. From themed trains featuring Hello Kitty-inspired designs to Sanrio character collaborations on commuter trains, passengers are greeted by a world of charm and nostalgia.