|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Hiroyuki Fukushima|
|Produced by||Iori Suzuki|
|Written by||Hiroyuki Fukushima|
|Music by||Takumi Kusanagi|
|Anime television series|
|Super Express Hikarian|
|Directed by||Shuichi Kazuyuki Hirokawa|
|Produced by|| Tomy |
|Written by|| Toshiki Inoue |
|Music by||Yuzo Hayashi|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||April 2, 1997 – March 29, 2000|
|Anime television series|
|Ultra Radiant Express Hikarian|
|Directed by||Hideaki Ōba|
|Produced by|| Tomy |
|Written by||Toshiki Inoue|
|Music by||Yuzo Hayashi|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||April 7, 2002 – March 30, 2003|
Hikarian (ヒカリアン), also called Hikarian: Great Railroad Protector, is a Japanese anime and toy franchise by Tomy.
The first television series, Chō Tokkyū Hikarian (超特急ヒカリアン, lit. "Super Express Hikarian"), is about a series of bullet trains that are turned into robots. The robots, along with two humans named Tetsuyuki Shinbashi (新橋 テツユキ Shinbashi Tetsuyuki) and Minayo Kanda (神田 ミナヨ Kanda Minayo), have to stop an alien invasion.
A second television series, Denkō Chō Tokkyū Hikarian (電光超特急ヒカリアン, lit. "Ultra Radiant Express Hikarian"), was later created. The new series stars a new Hikarian, Lightning West, and a new human lead, Kenta Hijiribashi (聖橋 ケンタ Hijiribashi Kenta).
Enoki Films has licensed the series for an English release. The company has suggested name changes (e.g. Tetsuyuki becomes Terry and Minayo becomes Mina), [ when? ] available in English, and Enoki may sublicense the series to another company who may decide to keep the original Japanese names, use Enoki's suggested English names, or use original English names.but the series is not yet
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In January 2011, it was announced Pat Lee would be working with Carloon Animation to create a CGI cartoon about trains called Train Hero [ citation needed ], Pat Lee created a revised version called Train Heroes (トレインヒーロー) which began airing in Japan in April 2013.(高铁侠). In July 2011, Chinese viewers of previews were shocked that it was a shot-for-shot knockoff of Hikarian. After Pat Lee was sued by TV Tokyo & Takara Tomy when they found out about the cartoon being a rip-off of Hikarian
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