The Keikyu Sega Train is now in operation! The train commemorates the 25th anniversary of Sega, and features Sonic and Puyo Puyo. The closest station to Sega’s birthplace, Otorii Station, has placed a special name board just for the occasion.
The official announcement and a photo event was held at Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station with Puyo Puyo’s producer Hosoyamada Mizuki (Sega), Sonic, and the Keikyu Dentetsu PR mascot, Keikyun. At 8:25 a.m. on November 14, a train from Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station to Kanazawabunko on the Keikyu Airport Line came into the platform. It was full of logos of Sonic, Puyo Puyo, and Sega!
Sonic and Hosoyamada seem to be happy!
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The interior is also covered in visuals
When you board the train, you will find that all the posters are advertising Sonic or Puyo Puyo! It really is a Sega Train, both inside and out.
The Keikyu x Sega collaboration is not limited to just this train. You can also find Sonic on the signboard of Otorii Station, the birthplace of Sega. There is also a twitter campaign you can check out!
Sonic, Sega, and their exciting festival
Hosoyamada’s interview was held on the platform after the Keikyu Sega Train had departed. The purpose of this collaboration, he said, is not just to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sonic and Puyo Puyo but also to promote the Sega Festival that will be held on November 19-20. He was part of the Sonic Team before joining Puyo Puyo, and he has been so excited for the Sonic Train that he couldn’t sleep the previous night.
He commented that they would like to keep making Sonic and Puyo Puyo titles for decades in the future and that they will do their best to achieve that goal. He also said that he would be very happy if customers like the Keikyu Sega Train.
‘Don’t forget Sonic Toon Fire & Ice and Puyo Puyo Chronicle’ he said, concluding the interview.