Chou Tokkyu Hikarian

Japanese name: Chou Tokkyu Hikarian
Japanese name: 超特急ヒカリアン
English name: Super Express Hikarian
Dates: April 2, 1997-March 29, 2000
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 7:30-8:00 am
Number of episodes: 156
Animation Studio: Tokyo Kids
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Series Director: Kazuyuki Hirokawa (supervisor), Yoshio Nitta
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Toshiki Inoue (series composition), Hideki Shirane (series composition)
Writer(s): Shun-ichi Yukimuro
Art Director:
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Gaku Miyao, Katahira Masashi (mecha)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, adventure, science fiction, robots, alien visitors, railroad trains, children
Home Video

Note(s): Each episode consists of three shorts cartoons.

There is also a Denkou Chou Tokkyu Hikarian series (2002).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Chou Tokkyu Hikarian go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: January 3, 2010
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