Depart!! Shinkalion E5 Hayabusa is the first episode of Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion THE ANIMATION. It first aired in Japan on January 06, 2018 on TBS. It features the debut of Shinkalion E5 Hayabusa.
Hayato Hayasugi, a fifth grader boy, promised that he would finish his homework for winter vacation as promised and be taken by his father, Hokuto Hayasugi, to take the Tohoku Shinkansen E5 series Hayabusa.
Hayato loves the Shinkansen, and his dream in the future is to be a Shinkansen driver. He enjoyed traveling a lot because he could ride the Shinkansen with his usually busy father, Hokuto.
However, suddenly a call for work was sent to Hokuto, and the situation changed completely.
In the episode
- The actual opening theme is used as an ending theme in the end of the episode.
Note: All characters are listed in order of their first appearances in the episode.
|The Railway workers||0:10|
|Hokuto Hayasugi||1:25||He'll become the driver of Shinkalion 500 Kodama 22 episodes later.|
|First Enemies||7:16||Appears in flashback, not named|
|Nagato Yamaguchi||11:40||Not named|