New high speed Shinkansen looks set to be called “Hatsune”

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 木曜日, 4月 8, 2010 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment


The new E5 series Shinkansen train is to commence operation on Touhoku line in Spring 2011.East Japan Railway Company is having a poll on what nickname to give to the new train type.

Due to its coloring which coincides with colors of the virtual idol Hatsune Miku, fans of Miku who have noticed the similarity have started a campaign to make others take part in the voting and vote for the name “Hatsune”.

Fans noticing the similarity immediately began a campaign on Mixi and Twitter in order to flood the polls with their choice of “Hatsune.”
Since there are no other organized efforts and campaigns for the nickname, and the poll concludes on 31 March, it’s very likely that the name “Hatsune” will eventually become the nickname of the E5 Shinkansen Series trains.

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