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Animated series seeks to educate children on commuter trains

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, July 6, 2017 | 04:07 pm
Animated series seeks to educate children on commuter trains

The characters from 'Train Heroes'. (PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ)'s official YouTube account/File)

A commuter train-themed superhero animated series titled Train Heroes has been produced by Jakarta train operator PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ).

Created in cooperation with Japan’s TV Tokyo, kompas.com reports that the series follows the interaction between train-shaped characters that can transform into robots, talk and think like humans.

Each of the show's short episodes is designed with a specific theme, such as what and what not to do inside a train and life lessons for kids. Up to eight episodes have been uploaded onto KCJ’s official YouTube account.

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KCJ vice president of communications Eva Chairunisa said the animated work aimed to shape the mentality and character of Indonesian children and encourage them to love commuter trains.

“Just like in Japan, commuter trains are truly loved and education for children should start as early as possible. This is what we will copy,” Eva said on Wednesday.

The Indonesian broadcast of the series features original Train Heroes characters, which have also been broadcast in Japan and China, with the addition of KRL mascot Karel. (mas/kes)

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