Screenshot: JR-West

In the wake of the Evangelion bullet train, Japan is getting a new special high-speed train featuring the country’s favorite feline friend.

This summer, a Hello Kitty-themed bullet train will begin service in Western Japan. Currently, there is only concept art.

Image: JR-West

It’s pink and cute!

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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