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This all makes sense for a country that already has, not one, but two Star Wars airplanes.

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As part of the seemingly endless Force Awakens promotional push, the Nankai Rapi:t train service, which runs between Kansai International Airport and Osaka City’s Namba Station, is getting covered in a good helping of the Force.

According to GetNews, Cinema Today, Cinema Cafe, and Tetsudo My Navi, the train begins service tomorrow.

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Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train

[Photo: Tetsudo My Navi]

Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train

[Photo: Tetsudo My Navi]

The train itself already looks cool as hell. Below is a photo of the unwrapped train.

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Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train

[Photo: andyu1024]

The darker color does suit this train.

Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train
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[Photo: Cinema Cafe]

Those lightsabers also suit those train conductors.

Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train
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[Photo: Tetsudo My Navi]

While not as, hrm, obsessively thorough as the Neon Genesis Evangelion bullet train, there is Star Wars throughout.

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Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train

[Photo: Cinema Today]

Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train
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[Photo: Cinema Today]

Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train
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[Photo: Tetsudo My Navi]

Literally, even! Keep in mind that this is already a plush train.

Illustration for article titled All Aboard Japans iStar Wars: The Force Awakens/i Train
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[Photo: Cinema Today]

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens train will run until next May.

Top photo: Tetsudo My Navi

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.

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