All aboard the Gudetama train starting in Japan from Dec. 2018

Egg all over the place.

Sulaiman Daud | June 21, 2018, 06:12 PM

Fans of Gudetama, the lazy egg yolk-like cartoon character, will soon be able to travel in style.

In Japan, where the Sanrio character comes from, you can ride a train decorated with images of Gudetama itself on the Seibu Railway.

On the side:

Screen shot taken from Gudetama's Facebook video.

On the inside:

Screen shot from Gudetama's Facebook video.

And on the front, making it look like Gudetama itself is traversing the tracks of Tokyo:

Screen shot via Gudetama's Facebook video.

The railway's operations are located mainly in Northwest Tokyo and the Saitama Prefecture.


Gudetama's Instagram page claims that the train is "eco-friendly", without going into details.

It also says you can start riding the Gudetama Train in Dec. 2018.

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all aboard... Seibu Railway’s eco-friendly ‘Smile Train’ in #Japan has teamed up with your favorite lazy egg for an egg-citing new way to ride the rails. Traveling through Northwest #Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture. don’t snooze... this eggs-perience runs through December 2018. #gudetama

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Like its fellow Sanrio character, Gudetama has also become wildly popular, with its face stuck on all kinds of merchandise.

Vox seems to think that its lazy, apathetic personality strikes a chord in its fans:

"Gudetama and its popularity are part of a more expansive cultural movement — a reaction to life that’s been punctuated by uncertainty, turbulence, and outrage."

Popular enough at least for an airplane -- and now a train.

Top image via screen shot from Gudetama's Facebook video.