To bring some joy and relief to children of Tohoku, the railway company JR East has designed a Pokemon train.
As Tohoku was devastatingly affected by a 2011 tsunami, this train offers people who are still dealing with the aftermath an escape from their troubles, even if it's just for awhile. The locomotive is called the 'Pokemon with YOU train' and on February 8th, 9th and 11th it traveled between Narutō and Chōshi.
The exterior of the Pokemon train will automatically grab children's attention as it's brightly decorated with favorite Pokemon characters like Pikachu. This fun and playful train was designed to hold 46 passengers and inside kids will find a playroom filled with toys they won't be able to wait to get their hands on.
The Pokemon Train Will Bring a Smile to Your Pokemaster Kids' Faces
1. Anime-inspired Trains - Opportunity for railway companies to incorporate popular anime themes and characters in train designs to attract and engage younger passengers.
2. Relief-focused Transportation - Opportunities for transportation companies to provide uplifting and joyful experiences for communities affected by natural disasters as a means of temporary escape.
3. Interactive Travel Experiences - Potential for travel companies to create interactive play areas with engaging toys and activities on board trains to enhance the passenger experience and cater to children's needs.
1. Railway - Railway companies can explore how incorporating franchise themes like anime can help attract new passengers and enhance the overall travel experience.
2. Transportation - Transportation companies can seize the opportunity to provide relief-focused and uplifting experiences for communities affected by disasters, offering a temporary escape from the challenges.
3. Travel and Tourism - Companies in the travel and tourism industry can enhance the passenger experience by adding interactive playrooms with engaging toys and activities on board trains, particularly for families with young children.