Summer vacation has arrived. Hayato plans to ride the Shinkansen to the Nagoya branch, where he will fill in for the injured Ryūji. He onboards the Tokaido Shinkansen, when suddenly joined by Commander Izumi. While Hayato is not used to be with Izumi alone, Izumi begins to tell about his surprising past, with stories involving Hokuto.
In the episode
- The opening sequence is updated to include Ryūji Kiyosu, Rei Ozora, Miku Hatsune, Jō Itsutsubashi, Gin Itsutsubashi, Takatora Kirishima, Seiryu, the Black Shinkalion, its Berserker Mode, Shinkalion N700A Nozomi, its Advanced Mode, Shinkalion 800 Tsubame, Shinkalion H5 Hayabusa, Shinkalion 700 Nozomi, Shinkalion 700 Hikari Rail Star, Shinkalion N700 Mizuho, Shinkalion Trinity and Shinkalion E5 x 500.
- Go One Step Ahead played as an insert song while Hayato and Commander Izumi are talking with each other.
English dub changes
Note: All characters are listed in order of their first appearances in the episode. The time they appear is the time from the Japanese dub.
|Isaburo Yatsushiro||Flashback only; not named|