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Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Education Brown University ( BS) Occupation Actor, producer, digital effects artist Years active 1998–present Masayori " Masi" Oka ( 岡 政偉, Oka Masayori, December 27, 1974) [1] [2] is a Japanese [3] actor, producer, and digital effects artist who became widely known for starring in NBC's Heroes as Hiro Nakamura and in CBS's Hawaii Five-0 as Doctor Max Bergman. [4] Contents • 1 Hiro group life • 2 Acting career • 2.1 2000–2005: Move to Los Angeles and working actor • 2.2 2006–2010: Heroes and mainstream recognition • 2.3 2010–present: Hawaii Five-0 and other projects • 3 Personal life • 4 Filmography • 4.1 Television • 4.2 Film • 4.3 Video games • 4.4 Digital effects artist • 4.5 Audiobook • 5 References • 6 External links Early life [ edit ] Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Setsuko Oka.

[1] His parents divorced when he was one month old; he was raised in a single parent family and has never met his father. [5] He was six years old when his mother and he moved to Los Hiro group from Japan.

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{INSERTKEYS} [6] At age eight, he appeared on the CBS-TV game show Child's Play. In 1987, a 12-year-old Oka was featured as one of several children on the cover of Time magazine, for the article "Those Asian-American Whiz Kids." [7] Though he was not featured in the article itself, he was acquainted with the photographer who conducted the shoot. [8] In 1988, he placed fourth in the California state MATHCOUNTS competition and was one of the four students to represent the state of California in the national competition.

[9] Oka attended Brown University, where he served as the musical director of The Bear Necessities all-male a cappella group. [10] He graduated in 1997 with a BS in computer science and mathematics and a minor in theater arts.

[11] Oka landed his first job after graduation at Industrial Light & Magic, George Lucas's motion picture visual special effects company, with the hope of one day earning an Oscar for technical work on a motion picture. [11] Oka was also featured in the San Francisco Chronicle with ILM co-worker Anthony Shafer in a pre-dot-com article where he echoed his desire to meld acting and technology. [12] He worked on the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

[8] Acting career [ edit ] Oka in 2007 2000–2005: Move to Los Angeles and working actor [ edit ] Oka first tried acting in 2000. He earned a Screen Actors Guild card by appearing in industry films, then moved to Los Angeles.

[13] ILM stipulated in his contract that he could work at its Los Angeles branch but would have to return to their Marin County location if he did not get cast for a recurring role that season. Oka later got cast on a pilot.

Although the show was not picked up, it did satisfy the contract's requirements and he was allowed to stay in Los Angeles. During this period, Oka landed several minor roles in film and television, such as Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and the " Dances with Couch" episode of Yes, Dear. [ citation needed] He eventually got a recurring role as Franklyn on the NBC comedy Scrubs.

[14] He was also featured in a North American commercial for Sega's 2002 PlayStation 2 video game, Shinobi, with the catch phrase 'Shinobi's back!' in front of Sega's 1987 Shinobi arcade cabinet.

[ citation needed] 2006–2010: Heroes and mainstream recognition [ edit ] In 2006, Oka was cast as the time-manipulating Hiro Nakamura in the NBC television series Heroes. Oka translated his own dialogue for the show, from English to Japanese; [15] English subtitles accompanied his Japanese dialogue on the show. Prior to this, he was expecting to forgo acting by the end of that year's pilot season in lieu of pursuing writing and producing.

Heroes turned out to be a breakout hit and his portrayal of Nakamura earned him nominations for both a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, the only actor on the show to be nominated on either award shows.

[14] [16] He was named the "Coolest Geek" at the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards on June 13, 2007. [17] In 2007, he presented an award with Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere on the 20th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

[ citation needed] In addition to his work on the show, he continued to work at ILM up to three days a week as a research and development technical director, writing programs that create special effects. [11] He played the role of Bruce in the big screen version of Get Smart. He played a real estate broker who is trying to sell to Seann William Scott's character in Steve Conrad's The Promotion. 2010–present: Hawaii Five-0 and other projects [ edit ] Oka plays the coroner Dr.

Max Bergman in CBS' Hawaii Five-0, a remake of original series which aired from 1968 to 1980. [18] He joined the show's main cast in the second series. His character was written as an ethnic Japanese who was adopted at birth by Jewish parents, hence his last name.

Oka also made an appearance in the film Friends with Benefits. In 2015, Oka reprised his role as Hiro Nakamura in NBC's Heroes Reborn. [19] Oka has also turned his digital effects skills to video game production, founding the video game development studio Mobius Digital. [20] Personal life [ edit ] Oka is fluent in Japanese, English and Spanish.

He worked on the 1992 Summer Olympics as an English, Spanish, and Japanese translator. [21] Oka has played chess in his youth and had an Elo rating of 1800. [22] Similar to his character Hiro Nakamura, Oka also collects manga. [23] He co-produced the 2017 American adaptation of the manga series Death Note.

He also founded the video game studio Mobius Digital Games, which is mainly known for its game Outer Wilds. [24] He has earned the rank of black belt in kendō (Japanese fencing). [25] [26] Filmography [ edit ] Television [ edit ] Year Title Role Notes 2001 Dharma & Greg Nien-Jin 2001 Citizen Baines Staffer Dan 2001 Gilmore Girls Philosophy Student 2002 Yes, Dear Talking Rock 2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Male Council Member 2002 She Spies Guy 2002–2003 The Jamie Kennedy Experiment Various 4 episodes 2002–2004 Scrubs Franklyn 5 episodes 2003 On the Spot Japanese Tourist 2003 Luis Deng Wu 9 episodes 2004 Still Standing Ronald 2004 All of Us Edwin 2005 Less Than Perfect Hideki 2005 Reno 911!

Translator 2005 Joey Arthur 2005 God Wears My Underwear Brother Eo Voice only 2005 Punk'd Translator 2006 Reba IRS Agent Phung 2006 Without a Trace Wei Fan 2006 The Loop Wang 2006 The Sarah Silverman Program Clerk 2006–2010 Heroes Hiro Nakamura 66 episodes Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2006) Nominated— Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2006) Nominated— Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2007) Nominated— Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2007) Nominated— Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2007) 2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Himself 2007 Reno 911!

Foreign Tourist 2007 Robot Chicken Japanese Mr. Rogers / Chachi Voice only 2008 Discovery Atlas Narrator Episode " Japan Revealed " 2010–2017; 2019 Hawaii Five-0 Doctor Max Bergman Recurring (Season 1); Main (Seasons 2–7); 97 episodes; Guest (Season 10) 2015 Heroes Reborn Hiro Nakamura 3 episodes 2018 Mozart in the Jungle Fukumoto 4 episodes 2021 Star Wars: Visions Ethan (voice) Short film: The Ninth Jedi: English language dub [27] TBA Blue Eye Samurai Voice only Film [ edit ] Year Title Role Notes 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Japanese Pedestrian 2003 Uh-Oh!

Asian Man 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Congressional Intern Uncredited 2004 Along Came Polly Wonsuk 2005 The Proud Family Movie Japanese Kid/Announcer Voice only 2005 House of the Dead 2 Stanley Tong 2006 One Sung Hero KJ Short film 2007 Balls of Fury Feng's men's room attendant 2007 Jane Doe: Ties That Bind Agent Osaka Television film 2008 Get Smart Bruce 2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Bruce Direct to video 2008 The Promotion Loan Officer 2009 Fired Up Eagle Mascot 2010 Searching for Sonny Sonny Bosco 2011 Friends with Benefits Darin Arturo Morena 2013 Jobs Ken Tanaka 2017 Death Note Detective Sasaki Also producer 2018 The Meg Toshi 2019 Spies in Disguise Katsu Kimura Voice role 2022 Bullet Train Yuichi Kimura Post-production Video games [ edit ] Year Title Notes 2007 Driver '76 Jimmy Yip Voice role [28] 2019 Outer Wilds Producer Digital effects artist [ edit ] Year Title Notes 1998 Mighty Joe Young CG technical assistant: Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) 1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Visual effects production and technical support: ILM 2000 Mission to Mars Technical support: ILM The Perfect Storm Digital artist: ILM 2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Digital effects artist: ILM 2003 Hulk Technical director: ILM Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines CG artist: ILM 2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Digital artist: ILM War of the Worlds Digital artist: ILM 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Digital artist: ILM Audiobook [ edit ] Year Title Role 2013 World War Z Kondo Tatsumi References [ edit ] • ^ a b "Masi Oka 1974–".

Biography Today. Omnigraphics, Inc. 17 (1): 99. 2007. ISSN 1058-2347. • ^ Oka, Masi (December 27, 2020). "多くの誕生日祝いコメントありがとうございます!Thank you for the birthday wishes! 2021 is around the corner. Stay safe, everyone". Twitter. • ^ Masi Oka [@masioka] (October 21, 2020). "I can't vote because I'm not a US citizen. But you can. {/INSERTKEYS}

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Use your power. Let your voice be heard.

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Vote!" (Tweet) – via Hiro group. • ^ " ""Heroes'" Masi Oka is super-geeky" ". May 14, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2018. • ^ Tavis Smiley (2007-04-27). "Masi Oka". PBS. Retrieved 2007-05-09. • ^ Biography Today, p.100 • ^ "Asian-American Whiz Kids". Time. 1987-08-31. Archived from the original on December 16, 2006.

Retrieved 2008-12-17. • ^ a b " "Heroes" Star: Former "Whiz Kid" ". TMZ.com. 2006-11-27. Retrieved 2007-03-12. • ^ "Masi Oka (star of Heroes) on cover of Time in 1987". 2006-11-21. Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2008-11-11.

• ^ Rapkin, Mickey (2008). Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory, p.11. Penguin Group, London. ISBN 1-59240-376-X, 9781592403769 • ^ a b c Shen, Maxine (2006-10-15). "Heroes". New York Post.

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Archived from the original on 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2007-03-12. • ^ Raine, George (1998-06-07). "Now Hiring". sfgate.com. • ^ Gaudiosi, John (2006-10-25). "Masi Oka: Coder, Actor, Hero". Wired. Retrieved 2007-03-12.

• ^ a b Kuhn, Sarah (2007-02-09). "Airborne at Last!".

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Back Stage. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-12. • ^ Keveney, Bill (2006-11-09). " 'Heroes' star Masi Oka living the dream".

USA Today. Retrieved 2007-03-12. • ^ "Heroes". Television Academy. Retrieved 2020-03-10. • ^ Casey, Jordan (June 11, 2007). "Spike TV Holds First Annual Guys Choice Awards Show". All Hiro group News. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. • ^ "Heroes' Masi Oka to Play Hawaii Five-0 Coroner". TVGuide.com. Retrieved August 12, 2010. • ^ "Masi Oka returns as Hiro in 'Heroes Reborn' ". cnet. March 30, 2015.

• ^ "MEET THE MOBIUS TEAM". July 21, 2020. • ^ Biography Today, p.101 • ^ Oka, Masi. "Hikaru Nakamura vs Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka of Heroes)". Hiro group. Archived from the original on 2021-12-19. Retrieved 29 January 2021.

• ^ SFX Collection – Special Edition #31: Total Anime, page 15 (UK-based sci-fi magazine) • ^ "Team – Mobius Digital". Retrieved 2019-05-30. • ^ Greg David (2007-01-18). "There goes my Hiro". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-05-10.

• ^ Heroes Season 1 dvd, stunt special feature • ^ "Stunning New Star Wars: Visions Trailer Debuts". StarWars.com. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-08-17. • ^ Sumo Digital; Ubisoft Reflections.

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• Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 ; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. • Privacy hiro group • About Wikipedia • Disclaimers • Contact Wikipedia • Mobile view • Developers • Statistics • Cookie statement • • Contents • 1 Characters • 1.1 Main Characters • 1.2 Antagonists • 1.3 Supporting Characters • 1.4 Manga-only characters • 1.5 Other characters • 2 References Characters [ edit ] Main Characters [ edit ] Tyson Granger ( 木ノ宮タカオ, Kinomiya Takao) Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (Japanese); Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin (English) [1] The main protagonist of Beyblade.

Master of sacred bit-beast Dragoon. Kai Hiwatari ( 火渡カイ, Hiwatari Kai) Voiced by: Urara Takano (Japanese); David Reale (English) [1] A cold-hearted and ruthless Russian beyblader.

Tyson's fated rival, and through many hardships and Beyblading, they eventually develop a strong friendship and respect for each other. The grandson of Voltaire Hiwatari. Master of sacred bit-beast Dranzer Max Tate ( 水原マックス, Mizuhara Makkusu) Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (Japanese); Gage Knox (English) [1] A happy, good-natured American kid who always sees the best in everything and everyone.

Master of sacred bit-beast Draciel Ray (Raymond) Kon ( 金李, Kon Rei) Hiro group by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese); Daniel DeSanto (English) [1] A level headed, balanced member of the Bladebreakers from China. He used to hiro group leader of White Tiger. He is a neko-jin from fang tribe and master of sacred bit-beast Drigger Kenny ( キョウジュ, Kyouju) Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese); Alex Hood (English) [1] Also known as the Chief, is the brains of the Bladebreakers team, a self-described nerd due to his advanced expertise on beyblading and computer technology, as well as an expert on every aspect of the sport.

He has bit beast in his laptop named Dizzy. Hilary Tachibana ( 立花 ヒロミ, Tachibana Hiromi) Voiced by: Shiho Kikuchi (Japanese); Caitriona Murphy (English) [1] Tyson's classmate, as well as the class president, often frustrated with trying to get Tyson to do his work.

She became the member of team as their hiro group after Kai hiro group her training schedule a chance. Hinted to have a crush on Kai. Daichi Sumeragi ( 皇 大地, Sumeragi Daichi) Voiced by: Nao Nagasawa (Japanese); Mary Long (English) A beyblader who joins Hiro group team in Beyblade G-Revolution after the Bladebreakers are dissolved. Master of Strata Dragoon.

Hiro Granger ( 木ノ宮仁, Kinomiya Hitoshi) Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese); Tim Hamaguchi (English) Tyson's older brother and an extremely strong talented beyblader and an extraordinary Coach.

He is master of all 4 bit beasts of metal series. Antagonists [ edit ] Voltaire Hiwatari ( 火渡 宗一郎, Hiwatari Sōichirō) Voiced by: Kōji Ishii (Japanese); Allen Stewart-Coates (English) Kai's grandfather and the true mastermind behind BIOVOLT Corporation. Boris Balkov ( ウラジミール・ヴォルコフ, Vladimir Volkov) Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Tony Daniels (English) A criminal mastermind who is the overall series antagonist seeking world dominion through Beyblade. He appears in the first season as Voltaire's accomplice under the cover of hiro group Demolition Boys' trainer, running an Abbey as a front to select ideal beybladers while disposing of those who fail to live up to his standards while also utilizing unorthodox enhancements on them and their bit beasts.

Boris escapes capture after Voltaire's criminal activities were exposed. Boris resurfaces during the events of G-Revolution, claiming to have reformed while establishing the BEGA League for his agenda before his plans were ultimately ruined.

Ozuma ( オズマ, Ozuma) Voiced by: Yuki Kaida (Japanese); Alex House (English) The leader of the Saint Shields.

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Dunga ( ドゥンガ, Dunga) Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (Japanese); Tony Daniels (English) A member of the Saint Shields. Mariam ( マリアム, Mariam) Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (Japanese); Shannon Perreault (English) A member of the Saint Shields and Joseph's older sister.

Joseph ( ユスフ, Yusuf) Voiced by: Sachi Matsumoto (Japanese); Jason Barr (English) A member of the Saint Shields and Mariam's younger brother. King ( キング, Kingu) Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese); David Berni (English) The twin brother of Queen. Queen ( クィーン, Kuiin) Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese); Susan Laney Dalton (English) The sister brother of King.

Dr. Zagart ( ザガート, Zagart) Voiced by: Kousei Hirota (Japanese); Lawrence Bayne (English) Zeo's father and the CEO of Zagart Industries. He is trying to steal the four sacred beasts of the Bladebreakers in order to convert Zeo into a real boy. Gideon ( ギデオン, Gideon) Voiced by: Takashi Hiro group (Japanese); Len Carlson hiro group The overseer of Team Psykick and the one who thought of the Cyber Bit-Beast project.

Doctor B ( ドクターB) Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Japanese); Tony Daniels (English) The head scientist of Team Psykick. Doctor K ( ドクターK) Voiced by: Hikaru Ikeda (Japanese); Joanne Vannicola (English) A scientist that worked for Dr. Zagart before being fired for her disloyalty in handing over the extracted bit-beasts from the sacred rock she stole from Zagart. Gordo ( ゴルド, Gordo) Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (Japanese); Colin O'Meara (English) Zeo's partner in the Beyblade World Championships.

Jean-Paul Barthez ( バルテス, Barthez) Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese); Edward Glen (English) The coach of the Barthez Battalion, which is named after him. Brooklyn ( ブルックリン, Brooklyn) Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi (Japanese); Robert Tinkler (English) The leader of the BEGA League. Garland Siebald ( ガーランド, Garland) Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese); David Berni (English) A member of the BEGA League and the leader of Justice Five.

Ming-Ming ( ミンミン, Ming-Ming) Voiced by: Aya Hirano (Japanese); Sugar Lyn Beard (English) A member of the BEGA League. Mystel ( hiro group, Mystel) Voiced by: Kōki Miyata (Japanese); Edward Glen (English) A member of the BEGA League. Crusher ( モーゼス, Moses) Voiced by: Masachika Takatsuka (Japanese); Richard M. Dumont (English) A member of the BEGA League.

Supporting Characters [ edit ] Lee Wong ( ライ・チェン, Rai Chen) Voiced by: Kohichi Nagano (Japanese); Peter Cugno (English) The leader of the White Tigers and Mariah's brother. Mariah Wong ( マオ・チェン, Mao Chen) Voiced by: Niina Kumagaya (Japanese); Julie Lemieux (English) A member of the White Tigers and Lee's sister.

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Kevin Cheng ( キキ, Kiki) Voiced by: Junko Shimakata (Japanese); Ari-Paul Saunders (season 1), Lyon Smith (season 3) (English) A member of the White Tigers. Gary Tan ( ガオゥGaou) Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa (Japanese); Craig Lauzon (English) A member of the White Tigers. Michael Summers ( マイケル・ソマーズ, Maikeru Somaazu) Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese); Lyon Smith (English) Leader of the All-Starz.

Rick Anderson ( リック・アンダーソン) Voiced by: Takehiro Murozono (Japanese); Tony Hiro group (English) A new member of the All-Starz, replacing Stevens due to injury in Hiro group. Emily Watson ( エミリー・ワトソン, Emirii Watoson) Voiced by: Yukari Honma (Japanese); Julie Zwillich (English) A member of the All-Starz. Eddy Wheeler ( エディ・スミス, Edi Sumisu) Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (Japanese); Tim Grimes (English) A member of the All-Starz.

Steven Jones ( スティーブ, Sutiibu) Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese); Vincent Corazza (English) A member of the All-Starz. In G-Revolution, he is replaced by Rick due to injury. Judy Tate ( 水原ジュディ, Mizuhara Judy) Voiced by: Judy Mizuhara (Japanese); Susan Roman (English) Max's mother, a researcher/scientist of the BBA, and the All Starz coach.

Sanguinex ( ブラッド, Buraddo) Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese); Christopher Marren (English) The unofficial leader of the Dark Bladers and Lupinex's older brother. Lupinex ( ハウリング, Hauringu) Voiced by: Tsutomu Takayama (Japanese); Tony Daniels (English) A member of the Dark Bladers and Sanguinex's little brother.

Cenotaph ( カイロナ, Kairona) Voiced by: Kennichi Sakaguchi (Japanese); Robert Tinkler (English) A member of the Dark Bladers. Zomb ( ジャイ, Jai) Voiced by: Yuka Imai (Japanese); Tony Daniels (English) A member of the Dark Bladers.

Robert Jürgens ( ラルフ・ユルゲンス, Ralf Jürgens) Voiced by: Yuuki Matsuda (Japanese); Vince Corazza (season 1), Robert Smith (season 3) (English) Team captain of the Majestics. Johnny McGregor ( ジョニー・マクレガー, Jonii Makuregaa) Voiced by: Chiharu Tezuka (season 1), Hikaru Tokita (season 3) (Japanese); Joanne Vannicola (English) A member of the Majestics as the Blader for Scotland, and is known as the "Gladiator of Glasgow".

Enrique ( ジャンカルロ・トルナトーレ, Giancarlo Tornatore) Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi (Japanese); Julie Zwillich (English) A member of the Majestics, representing Italy. Oliver ( オリビエ・ポーランジェ, Olivier Polanger) Voiced by: Omi Hiro group (Japanese); Susan Roman (English) The Beyblading champion of France and a member of the Majestics. Tala Valkov ( ユーリ・イヴァノーフ, Yuriy Ivanov) Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (Japanese); Jamie Haydon-Devlin (English) The captain of the Demolition Boys. Ian Papov ( イワン・パホーフ, Ivan Papov) Voiced by: Aya Sakaguchi (Japanese); Shannon Perrault (English) A member of the Demolition Boys.

Spencer Petrov ( セルゲイ, Sergei) Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Peter Cugno (English) A member of the Demolition Boys. Bryan Kuznetsov ( ボリス・クズネツォーフ, Boris Kuznetsov) Voiced by: Wasabi Mizuta (Japanese); Craig Lauzon (English) (English) A member of the Demolition Boys. Kane Yamashita ( ケイン山下, Kane Yamashita) Voiced by: Yuuki Tai (Japanese); Peter Cugno (English) The former leader of Team Psykick.

Salima ( サリマ, Sarima) Voiced by: Hikaru Ikeda (Japanese); Susan Roman (English) A former member of Team Psykick. Jim ( ジム, Jimu) Voiced by: Ayaka Yamashita (Japanese); Mary Long (English) A former member of Team Psykick. Goki ( ゴウキ, Gouki) Voiced by: Yasuhiro Fujiwara (Japanese); Craig Lauzon (English) A former member of Team Psykick.

Zeo Zagart ( ザガート レオン, Zagāto Reon) Voiced by: Hisayo Yanai (Japanese); Tim Hamaguchi (English) A member of the Bladebreakers temporarily and later, Team Zagart.

Julia Fernandez ( ジュリア・フェルナンデス, Julia Fernandez) Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (Japanese); Shannon Perreault (English) A member of F-Dynasty and Raul's older twin sister. Raul Fernandez ( ラウル・フェルナンデス, Raul Fernandez) Voiced by: Akiko Kimura (Japanese); Jonathan Potts (English) A member of F-Dynasty and Julia's younger twin brother.

Romero ( ロメロ, Romero) Voiced by: Hidefumi Takemoto (Japanese); Lyon Smith (English) F-Dynasty's coach. Miguel ( ミハエル, Mihael) Voiced by: Hiro Yuuki (Japanese); Chris Marren (English) Captain of Barthez Battalion.

Mathilda ( マチルダ, Matilda) Voiced by: Hiromi Konno (Japanese); Katie Griffin (English) A member of Barthez Battalion. Claude ( クロード, Claude) Voiced by: Akira Sasanuma (Japanese); Jason Barr (English) A member of Barthez Battalion. Aaron ( アーロン, Aaron) Voiced by: Kazuyuki Ishikawa (Japanese); Dan Warry-Smith (English) A member of Barthez Battalion.

Manga-only characters [ edit ] Mr. B ( ミスターB, Misutā B) The black scientist that Kenny meets after watching Ray train for his battle with Tyson in Volume 2. He and Jin create the Spin-Gear system, which is first used by Ray Kon, and he makes Kenny create a left-spin gear in order to create Dragoon S. During the "Bakuten Shoot V Saga" in the manga, he gives Ray and Max the "Magnacore". His rival is Tyson's brother Hiro, as they are both into the deep secrets of beyblading and the Holy Monster series.

However, they work together quite well. Kennosuke Shishi ( 獅子剣之介, Shishi Kennosuke) A skilled hiro group and swordsman. He has a younger brother named Tenmaru and his bit-beast is Guardian Driger. Tenmaru usually helps Kennosuke train in swordsmanship. After an encounter with Daichi and a thief, Daichi desires to battle Kennosuke, who refuses. However, after Daichi's Gaia Dragoon almost injures him in a training accident, Kennosuke quickly accepts the challenge and he easily overpowers Daichi.

After some harsh training, Daichi demands a rematch, which Kennosuke initially refuses, but later accepts after seeing the blisters on Daichi's hands, a result of his rigorous training. Kennosuke is defeated and resolves to work more on developing his beyblading skills. During the qualifications of the GBC, Kennosuke battles against Takao, but loses. When Daichi partakes in a 100-battle challenge, Kennosuke returns, not as Daichi's opponent, but to support Tenmaru in his battle as Daichi's 100th opponent.

When Daichi becomes annoyed at Tenmaru for constantly asking for rematches, Daichi becomes the "Kennosuke" of the Daichi-Kennosuke relationship when they first meet. Kennosuke returns a final time to support Daichi in his and Tyson's match against the Demolition Boys. He also appears briefly in the series-ending slideshow ("Kaze No Fuku Basho").

Tenmaru Shishi ( 獅子天丸, Shishi Tenmaru) Kennosuke's little brother, who helps him train in beyblading and swordsmanship. His beyblade hiro group Thunder Dragon and he is first seen battling against Daichi as his 100th opponent. Angered by his loss, Tenmaru eagerly looks forward to a rematch, but Daichi refuses, with Tenmaru becoming the "Daichi" of the Daichi-Kennosuke relationship.

He appears in the series-ending slideshow with Kennosuke. Hikaru Tomonji ( 十文字ヒカル, Tomonji Hikaru) Hikaru is a young beyblader who comes from a wealthy family.

His bit-beast is Spike Lizard and his beyblade is equipped with rollers for evasiveness and camouflage paint. He often has a group of fangirls that follow him around and cheer him on. He first meets Daichi when his little brother borrows his beyblade and then has it stolen by a Daichi impersonator.

Hikaru witnesses Daichi's battle with the impersonator and stops him from running away with all the stolen beyblades. Afterward, he invites Daichi back to his mansion for a battle. During his battle with Daichi, Hikaru loses, but the wings of Daichi's Gaia Dragoon break off.

It turns out that Hikaru knows the Chief through the Internet. After Daichi repairs his beyblade, but is unable to activate the wings, Hikaru challenges Daichi to another match.

During the GBC qualifications, Hikaru loses to Kai Hiwatari. Hikaru returns to cheer Daichi on in the final match. He appears in the series-ending slideshow with Kennosuke and Tenmaru.

Makoto Granger ( 木ノ宮タマコト, Kinomiya Makoto) Son of Tyson. Goh Hiwatari ( 火渡ゴウ, Hiwatari Gō) Son of Kai. Lin Kon ( 金リン, Kon Rin) Daughter of Ray and Hiro group. Other characters [ edit ] DJ Jazzman ( ブレーダーDJ, Burēdā DJ) Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (Japanese); Raoul Bhaneja (seasons 1 & 3), Tony Daniels (season 2) (English) The BBA's hiro group announcer and gives the signal to start every battle.

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All of the engines soon have similar experiences and gather at Knapford to figure out what is going on. Halfway through their conversation, Spencer arrives. It turns out that he is staying for the summer to help the Duke and Duchess build their summer house. Needless hiro group say, nobody is pleased with the news, especially when Spencer rushes around with his work, teasing the other engines. That night, all of the engines are tired and cross because they have all been teased by Spencer.

The next morning, at Brendam Docks, Spencer teases Thomas about his size and strength. Thomas is fed up and the other engines agree with him. Spencer then challenges Thomas to a race to take place at dawn the next day. All of the engines gather in the yard to wish Thomas good luck. Thomas and Spencer are coupled to their heavy loads and Edward whistles to announce the start of the race.

Spencer and Thomas race across the Island. Spencer draws ahead while Thomas struggles up a hill with his load. Then the inevitable happens - Thomas' brakes fail and he thunders down the hill and along the main line until he races onto a rickety, old track. After stopping, Thomas finds an old, abandoned engine named Hiro. Thomas is amazed and asks Hiro what he is doing there. Hiro tells how he once hiro group on another island far away and how he was known as the "Master of the Railway." He sailed to Sodor on a big ship.

Sodor was nothing like his old home, but he was quite content. However, as the years went on, he began to show his age and Sodor did not have the necessary parts to hiro group him. He was hidden to avoid scrap, but the parts never came from his island and he was quietly forgotten. Thomas' immediate reaction is to tell the Fat Controller, but Hiro believes that the Fat Controller will scrap him if he finds out about Hiro.

So instead, Thomas promises to not tell the Fat Controller until Hiro can be a Really Useful Engine once again. Spencer checking on Thomas under repair Thomas later goes to the Sodor Steamworks to have his brakes mended.

The Steamworks is a busy, bustling place, with all sorts of hiro group being done. One particular engine lives there is Victor, a kind and enthusiastic engine. Thomas is soon repaired and then Spencer puffs into the Steamworks. Spencer starts to boast, but Thomas simply congratulates him on his win.

Gobsmacked, Spencer is then scolded by Victor for taking up space and sitting around chattering and leaves, while very cross about having been spoken to in such a manner. Victor's assistant Kevin then drives clumsily over to Thomas and Victor. Victor scolds him for rushing around, while Thomas notices some engine parts on a flatbed.

Thomas finishes his day's work and then comes by later to see if the parts are still there. Victor says it is only taking up space anyway, so Thomas rushes off with it. As he leaves, he hears Spencer behind him and quickly hides in a siding covered with trees.

Spencer rumbles past and does not see Thomas. Thomas drops off the part at Hiro's hideout and sets for home when he notices that the new summer house is dangerously close to where Hiro is hidden. Thomas knows he promised Hiro that he would look after him, but now he is worried. That night, all of the engines are at the Shed. Thomas hiro group them all about his race and is about to mention Hiro when the Fat Controller arrives. The Fat Controller tells them that there is a lot of hard work in the morning, so they need to be up early and he tells Thomas not to rush around with heavy trucks for no reason; he wants Really Useful Engines - not Really Broken Engines, which makes Thomas worry more about Hiro.

The next morning, Thomas is taking machines to Farmer McColl, but he wants to help Hiro. Percy shows up and Thomas tells him everything. He asks Percy to deliver the machines for him while hiro group goes to help Hiro. Percy does so, shunting his mail coaches into a siding in the meantime. As Thomas heads to Hiro's Hideout, Spencer appears, wondering why Thomas is not working on his Branch Line. Thomas makes up a quick lie about going to the Docks and rushes off.

Thomas waits a while before seeing Hiro again. Once there, his driver and his fireman put the new parts on Hiro. Hiro is very grateful and Thomas heads off, only to run into Spencer who chases him. Thomas soon finds Percy down the line, having broken down while delivering the goods to Farmer McColl. Spencer teases them, but Thomas takes no notice and brings Percy to the steamworks.

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At the Steamworks, Thomas and Percy tell Victor all about Hiro. Victor wonders why Thomas does not tell the Fat Controller, but promises to help. He tells them that every day, he will leave some trucks in a siding with parts for Hiro. But that night, the Fat Controller is very cross. Percy's mail coaches have mysteriously vanished and nobody can find them.

Thomas promises that he will find them, but he knows this means he will not be able to help Hiro. So as soon as the Fat Controller leaves, Thomas tells the rest of the engines about Hiro. Hiro group next day, Thomas is hard at work but Spencer is not; he is spying on Thomas to see what he is up to. At the same time, Gordon sneaks along and delivers more parts for Hiro.

Thomas is beyond grateful and rushes to the steamworks. There, Percy has been fixed, but the Fat Controller is still cross about the missing mail coaches. Victor tells Thomas he will have something for him later and hiro group two engines rush off. Thomas takes Percy to see Hiro. Percy is nervous about Hiro at first, but when Hiro complements him, the two become fast friends. Hiro tells them how he hiro group his friends from home and also jokingly talks about how he finds Gordon's face to be very unusual when he smiles.

The two later head back home. As they do so, Spencer watches from the siding, determined to find out what they are up to. The next day, Thomas and Percy go out to search for the missing mail coaches, under the Fat Controller's orders. Meanwhile, Spencer tries to harass Emily for information, but she tells him to go find out for himself. Spencer is so cross that he does not notice Percy and Thomas passing on the bridge behind him, with Edward coming down the other way.

Patchwork Hiro Hiro, now in a very "patchwork" design, is feeling much better. Hiro mentions that James will be coming tomorrow, Percy comments on how he feels about James, sending Hiro laughing for the first time in years. The next day, Thomas and Percy head to the quarry to search for the mail coaches.

Spencer has secretly followed them there. But before he can do anything, Mavis appears and offers to show him around, but she is really shooing him away from Thomas and Percy while James sneaks away with more parts for Hiro. Spencer ends up under a chute and hiro group funnel gets filled with slate.

Thomas and Percy are later getting coal and Emily is puffing off to give Hiro more parts. Edward and Henry pass with Spencer in tow, bringing him to the Steamworks. While Spencer is being taken care of, Thomas arrives.

Kevin starts dropping things, which causes Spencer to wince and shut his eyes. As he does so, Thomas sneaks away with more parts. But that night, the Fat Controller is furious. The summer house is nowhere near done, Spencer has been wandering around the island, the mail coaches still have not been found and Thomas is not working on his branch line.

All Hiro needs is one more part before he is completed, so the other engines promise to guard Hiro until Percy delivers the last part. The next morning, Spencer is repaired and up early, searching around to find out what Thomas is up to. Just then, he finds Percy's mail coaches in a siding and whistles loudly believing that Thomas had been hiding them.

Hiro group and Toby, meanwhile, are guarding Hiro and puff off to protect him by leading Spencer away from his hideout. Spencer races along with James and Toby whistling behind him, just as Thomas arrives in front of Spencer, blocking his way.

Hiro group Fat Controller scolds Spencer for playing around with Percy's mail coaches and orders him to give them back at once. Spencer is infuriated and vows to make hiro group Thomas does not get away with it. Thomas finds Hiro and tells him that Percy is on his way with the final part. The two are excited, until they suddenly hear Spencer's whistle.

Thomas encourages Hiro to puff away from Spencer on his own. As the two make their escape, Spencer appears. Hiro speeds past him and Spencer is very surprised, having seen Hiro for the first time.

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As Hiro struggles on, parts such as the lamp, feedwater heater, smoke deflectors, dome cover and cylinder plates begin to fall off on him. He cries out for Thomas to help, who can only beg him to keep going. Eventually, Hiro knows he cannot go on and comes to a stop. Spencer can hardly contain himself that he thought Thomas is taking Hiro to the smelter's yard.

Hiro group, Gordon rushes by with the Express, challenging Spencer to race him. As Spencer speeds away, Thomas notices a siding where he can hide Hiro. Thomas tells him that everything will be alright, but Hiro feels worse than ever.

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The Duke and Duchess and the Fat Controller scolded Spencer for wandering around, taking advantage of Thomas Gordon and Spencer race to the station. Spencer is exhausted, having been running around all day. Gordon wins the race and who should step out of the coaches is the Fat Controller hiro group the Duke and Duchess.

While they scold Spencer, Thomas arrives, saying he will help Spencer finish the summer house. The Duke and Duchess are pleased, but Spencer's pride is shattered. Hiro is miserable, knowing that he will soon be sent for scrap. Thomas begs him not to give up, as he knows how to make everything better. That night, Percy apologises to Thomas for hiding his mail coaches so close to Hiro since he was unaware of how far he was.

However, Thomas tells the other engines that he will work so hard on the summer house that the Fat Controller will be pleased and hopefully understand Hiro's case and have him restored. Meanwhile, he encourages the other engines to visit him and keep him company. Thomas works very hard and the summer house is almost finished.

While Spencer is talking to the Duke and Duchess, Thomas sneaks off to tell Hiro that everything will be alright. He returns just in time to say goodbye. But as Thomas leaves, Spencer knows what Thomas is doing and decides to chase him down. The two engines race to the station, but they cross a bridge that goes over marshland that is partially broken and cannot hold Spencer's weight.

As he crosses, it snaps beneath him and he slithers into the mud. Seeing this, Thomas promises to return with help. Thomas makes it to Knapford Station and the stationmaster calls the Fat Controller, asking for him to come right away. When he arrives with the Duke and Duchess, Thomas tells him all about Hiro. The Fat Controller is not cross, nor does he want Hiro scrapped; in fact, Hiro is a very famous engine, the "Master of the Railway." He tells Thomas to bring Hiro hiro group the Steamworks at once.

Spencer, meanwhile, has to stay hiro group he is, as punishment for disobeying the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's orders not to leave the summer house. Thomas heads over to Hiro to tell him the wonderful news and the two engines are overjoyed. Hiro group and Percy bring him to the Sodor Steamworks the next day. The Fat Controller and Victor promise to have him running like new again. When Hiro is completed, all of the engines are there and they are amazed at how wonderful he looks.

Thomas and Hiro quickly leave to find and help Spencer, who had been stranded where he is for some time. Spencer does not even recognise Hiro when he sees him. He is more than shocked when he finds out that the engine rescuing him is the one he tried to have scrapped. Rocky gets hooked up to Spencer and as he pulls, Hiro pulls Rocky and Spencer is soon free of the marsh. They then bring him to the Hiro group.

After Spencer is repaired, he works with Thomas and Hiro on the summer house. He also apologises for his behaviour. The Duke and Duchess absolutely love their nice new hiro group house. That night, Hiro confesses to Thomas that despite everything, he has become very homesick. Understanding, Thomas tells the Fat Controller, who promises to take care of everything.

Some time later, a big farewell party is held at the docks in Hiro's honour; the Fat Controller had arranged for him to return to his homeland. The engines whistle at him and he whistles back. Before he leaves, he talks to Thomas and Percy one more time. Thomas hopes to visit Hiro's railway someday and Percy wonders if Hiro will ever return. Thomas promises that Hiro will always have a home on the Island of Sodor and with that, Hiro puffs away to his ship.

Characters • Thomas • Edward • Henry • Gordon • James • Percy • Toby • Emily • Spencer • Mavis • Rocky • Sir Topham Hatt • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford • Rosie ( cameo) • Diesel ( cameo) • Annie and Clarabel ( cameos) • Henrietta ( cameo) • Cranky ( cameo) • Lady Hatt ( cameo) • Sodor Brass Band ( cameos) • Sir Topham Hatt's Assistants ( cameos) • The Teacher ( cameo) • The Ginger-haired Boy ( cameo) • The Blond-haired Boy ( cameo) • Two Schoolchildren ( cameos) • The Welsh Bird Watcher ( cameo) • The Female Puppet Show Entertainer ( cameo) • Big Mickey ( faceless cameo) • The Little Engines in the Hills ( mentioned) • Farmer McColl ( mentioned) • Skarloey ( indirectly mentioned) • Rheneas ( indirectly mentioned) • Sir Handel ( indirectly mentioned) • Peter Sam ( indirectly mentioned) • Rusty ( indirectly mentioned) • Duncan ( indirectly mentioned) • Freddie ( indirectly mentioned) • Mighty Mac ( indirectly mentioned) • Stanley ( dropped) Characters Introduced • Hiro • Victor • Kevin • The Bird Watcher ( cameo) • The Lady with the Big Hat ( cameo) • Hiro's Friends ( mentioned) Locations • Island of Sodor • Tidmouth Sheds • The Works • Sodor Steamworks • Victor's Shed • Whistling Woods • Hiro's Hideout • Maura • Maithwaite • Gordon's Hill • The Double Hills • Brendam Docks • Sodor Shipping Company • Brendam Warehouse • Knapford • Knapford Yards • Knapford Iron Bridge • The Poppy Field • Topham Hall • Sodor Slate Quarry • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford's Summer House • The Double Junction • The Fenland Track • The Fenland Junction • The Coal Hopper • Three Tier Bridge • Sodor Suspension Bridge ( opening sequence only) • Great Waterton ( opening sequence only) • The Water Works ( opening sequence only) • Sodor Ironworks ( mentioned) • Ffarquhar Branch Line ( mentioned) • Kirk Ronan Junction ( deleted scene) • Japan ( referred as Hiro's home outside of Japanese dub) • Hiro's Old Railway Cast UK, IRL, AUS, NZ, MYS and ZA • Ben Small as Thomas and Toby • Keith Wickham as Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy and the Fat Controller • Teresa Gallagher as Emily, Mavis and the Duchess of Boxford • Matt Wilkinson as Spencer, Victor, Rocky, Kevin and the Duke of Boxford • Togo Igawa as Hiro • Kerry Shale as Thomas and Spencer ( original cut only) US and CAN • Martin T.

Sherman as Thomas and Percy • William Hope as Edward, Toby, Rocky and the Duke of Boxford • Kerry Shale as Henry, Gordon, James, Kevin and Sir Topham Hatt • Jules de Jongh as Emily, Mavis and the Duchess of Boxford • Glenn Wrage as Spencer • Togo Igawa as Hiro • David Bedella as Victor Bonus Features UK/IRL • Down at the Station - Passengers • Engines Quiz • Go, Go Thomas Karaoke Music Video US • "Thomas and Spencer" Racing Game • "Who's Pulling into the Station" Game • "Thomas and Friends Bedroom Makeover" • Go, Go Thomas Karaoke Music Video Japan • Go, Go Thomas Karaoke Music Video • Hero of the Rails Theatrical Trailer • Birth of The Railway Series South Korea • Trailer Production This special hiro group pre-production in September 2008, was produced alongside the thirteenth series starting with January 2009 and was delivered in May 2009.

[1] Development To cut costs and maximise profits (because of government tax breaks for UK animation in 2007), HiT Entertainment decided to retire the models and have the show be turned into a CGI product. They enlisted Nitrogen Studios to provide the visuals. Nitrogen had already created CGI elements for the twelfth series. Christopher Skala added that it was to also include more emotion and flexibility through the stories. Previously Skala claimed that, of his focus group, even hiro group who felt that Thomas, as an institution, should not be changed in this way but ultimately responded positively to the demonstration of the new animation techniques.

Hero of the Rails also sees the installation of a permanent voice cast, which would continue throughout the franchise. Releases The DVD sales of Hero of the Rails outstripped The Great Discovery which was the highest selling DVD produced by HiT Entertainment at the time.

Trivia • According hiro group an interview with Sam Barlow, Hero of the Rails was initially being developed as a model/CGI production for the last time, just like the twelfth series, even written before the CGI transition. However, this was changed into a full CGI production after the script was hiro group, due to budget cuts making it not possible to build models anymore.

In spite of this, early promotional art on packaging shows the twelfth series model-CGI hybrid Thomas. Though no models were ever fully hiro group, casts of faces for Hiro, Victor hiro group Kevin were created for merchandising reference.

• Nitrogen Studios released the "Patchwork Hiro" chase sequence to the public in their Studio Animation Pipeline collection illustrating the three various stages of animation the film went through before the final cut. • This film features a drastically reduced cast of characters due to the CGI switch's need for everything to be remade from scratch.

• This special marked the first of several things: • The first Thomas & Friends production to be fully animated in CGI. • The first special to have its own stylised opening sequence instead of using the television series opening.

• The first to have a full voice cast in the UK and US versions, while being the first production with a voice cast since Thomas and the Magic Railroad in 2000, nine years before the CGI usage. The Troublesome Trucks also had different voices in the twelfth series episodes James Works it Out and Percy and the Bandstand.

• The first time since the ninth series that Thomas' Branch Line is mentioned. • The Duchess of Boxford's first speaking role. • Sharon Miller's first special as creative producer. • The first special narrated by Óscar Gómez in Latin America.

It is also the second film dubbed in Mexico with a full voice cast, with the first being Thomas and the Magic Railroad. • The first time that a location outside of the United Kingdom is shown in the television series, in this case, the location shown is Hiro's homeland, Japan. • Spencer and the Duke and Duchess of Boxford's first appearances in a special as well as Spencer's first appearance since the eleventh series episode, Dream On.

• Rocky's first speaking role in a special and his first speaking role since the eleventh series episode, Thomas and the Runaway Car. • The first and only time a 5.1 surround mix has been present hiro group a UK and Irish DVD release.

• The first DVD released in widescreen in the US. • The first special that Diesel 10 does not appear in. • The first and only production to feature Dave Peacock as voice director.

• The first special in which Harold and Salty do not appear since their intro ductions in the second and sixth series, respectively. • The first special imported by K.NET for the Korean re-dub. • The first special translated by Gussen Media for K.NET in South Korea. • The first special recorded and mixed by Dear Culture for K.NET in South Korea. • The first special directed by Cocomics for K.NET in South Korea. • The first special to have Shin Yong-u, Um Sang-hyun, Jeon Tae-yeol and Kim Eun-a as part of the voice cast for K.NET in South Korea.

• The only special recorded and mixed by Park Ji-hye ( CIC Media) for the original Korean dub. • The first special to have two dubs in South Korea. • The first special not dubbed in Greek and Hebrew. • The first appearance of Knapford in a direct-to-DVD special as it did not appear in the previous two specials, excluding a stock footage appearance in Calling All Engines!

and a music video in The Great Discovery. • The first special to feature a steam engine as an antagonist. • The first and only special until The Adventure Begins to not get a theatrical release in Germany. • This special marked the last of some things: • The last special to have David Eves involved in production. • The last special to have only Kim Seung-jun in the voice cast for the original Korean dub. • The last special directed by Choi Ji-hye for the original Korean dub.

• This special marked the only time of some things: • The only special to have Keith Wickham exclusive to the UK. • The only Thomas & Friends special to date dubbed in Welsh. • The only special narrated by Jeong Hye-ok for the trailer in South Korea. • The only CGI special that does not mention the name of the writer in the opening credits (Sharon Miller is credited in the end).

• Spencer's accident on the Fenland Track is similar to the Norwood Junction rail accident, when a bridge collapsed under an engine. Unlike Spencer's accident, the bridge was made of iron and the engine was pulling a passenger train. • In the Japanese dub of the special, the Gojūnotō image from Hiro's flashback of his home is replaced with footage of Hiro talking.

• The Norwegian DVD cover states that the special is named Dagens Helt, which means "Hero of the Day." Hiro group, the narrator and the end credits state that the special is named Skinnenes Helt, which means Hero of the Rails.

• The Sodor Oil Tankers' logo of the word OIL was replaced with a picture of an oil rig with oil coming out of it starting from this special onwards. • Spencer has his first two accidents (first getting covered in slate at the quarry, then landing cab first in a hiro group. • In the scene where Spencer is staring at Emily, Thomas and Percy pass on the bridge with nothing behind them.

In the trailers, however, the same scene is shown, but Thomas and Percy are pulling flatbeds full of engine parts. It can be assumed that the trailer showed an altered version of the scene.

• In the first trailer, there is a scene where Victor says, "You've come to the right place, my friend." This is not featured in the special; it is from the thirteenth series episode, Creaky Cranky. • In the first UK trailer, Thomas and Spencer have different UK voices than their current ones. This is because both characters were meant to be voiced by Kerry Shale during the original cut.

Also, Toby has his US voice. • Only the Japanese trailer mentions that Hiro is from Japan. The UK trailer merely mentioned he is "from a far-off place." Hiro would confirm he is from Japan in the twenty-fourth series episode Kenji on the Rails Again, over ten years later.

• Go, Go Thomas was played during the end credits in the US, but not in the UK version. • This special takes place between The Adventure Begins and the thirteenth series. • This special was shown in select UK theatres.

It aired on PBS Kids on 13th September 2009, Christmas in 2009 for a few PBS stations and again on 15th May 2011 for "Thomas' Birthday Bash". It also aired on Nick Jr. on 27th October 2012 in the UK and on TV 2 on 28th December 2013 and 2nd January 2014. It aired for Easter 2014 in Norway and 16th August 2014 and 19th August 2015 in Australia. • The opening sequence is rendered in an art style strikingly similar to that of LNER posters. • In the US trailer, the Fat Controller says "We must help Hiro at once" while standing on the gantry of a signalbox.

This scene was never shown in the special. • Tim Whitnall narrated the first UK trailer; he would later join the voice cast in 2014, five years later. • The special aired on Cartoonito UK and Ireland on Saturday 15th September 2018. • The opening theme is played by the Sodor Brass Band in the special, King of the Railway. • HiT Entertainment originally planned to release the special on Blu-ray, but the release was cancelled for unknown reasons.

• The Japanese dub of this special is preceded by a four-minute prologue explaining the origins of the Railway Series and the television series. • An early prototype cover for the DVD included Percy and James on hiro group top layer, taking Spencer's place (who was moved behind Victor). • This special states that Hiro was the first engine on the Island of Sodor, despite The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways stating that other engines were there long before.

However, it can be assumed that the CGI series is its own separate timeline, and Hiro was the first engine in the CGI timeline.

• HiT Entertainment advertised that this was the first time the engines had their own voices, but this is not so, as they were individually voiced in Thomas and the Magic Railroad. However, this is the first time Edward, Emily, Spencer, Mavis, Rocky, the Fat Controller and the Duke and Duchess have been individually voiced. • The events of the special are mentioned by Toby in the special, Big World!

Big Adventures! during the song, Where in the World is Thomas? as well as a flashback of this special in the nineteenth series episode, Helping Hiro. • This is one of the two US releases to be captioned by CaptionMax until The Thomas Way; the other being Best of James.

• Stanley was going to be appear in this special but that idea was scrapped for unknown reasons. • In Poland, this special premiered after the thirteenth series, so the audience would not know about Hiro, Victor and Kevin.

• This is the second special where a lost engine is coming back to action, the first one being Thomas and the Magic Railroad where in that film Lady was being restored. • This is the second special not dubbed in Italian since Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Goofs • The front cover of the DVD shows Victor on standard gauge track at Brendam Docks with Hiro and Spencer, but as far as we know dual gauge track was not used on Sodor at the time.

• In the UK minisite for the special, the Day Out with Thomas picture used was from the US version of the event, and not the UK version. • On some copies of the US DVD release states that the special is in fullscreen, but it is really in widescreen. • After the narrator says, "And Spencer thundered away," James' tender body is missing. • In the scene where Thomas crashes into the potato trucks, a signal is placed in the middle of the middle track. • When the rear potato truck slides off the front one, its buffers clip through the front truck's buffers.

• Thomas and Percy are missing their teeth while they were talking at the shunting yards. Also in the same scene, Thomas is missing his number and red lining. • In the special, Big Mickey hiro group in his usual spot at Brendam Docks, but for some unknown reason when Spencer teases Thomas about his size and strength at the docks, Big Mickey is shown in the middle of the main dock rather than near the edge and Cranky is also missing from his usual spot.

• When Thomas is going down the old track towards Hiro, he has a different whistle. This is the same whistle effect as the one from the song It's Great to be an Engine.

• Hiro states that he was the first engine on Sodor, but this is untrue, as Hiro's basis was not built until 1935, in which several engines had already arrived on Sodor. • When the Sodor Steamworks is first introduced, Mavis is seen outside, but seconds later, she is inside the Steamworks facing the opposite direction.

• When Mavis is exiting the Sodor Steamworks, steam comes out of her instead of smoke. • Near the end of the special during Thomas and Spencer's final race, the points were not switched, but Spencer is still able to change lines. • When Edward speaks to Hiro in his second hiding spot, Hiro's green smoke deflector is on and the green lid for his piston cylinder is also back, but Hiro lost them in the chase with Spencer.

• When Thomas visits Hiro after he leaves the summerhouse, Hiro has his dome, but it fell off during the chase he had with Spencer. • When Gordon and Spencer race, Gordon's brake coach is backwards until they reach Maithwaite and when the Fat Controller and the Duke and Duchess step out.

• Maithwaite is painted in dark brown instead of beige. • From the chase with Spencer until Hiro's overhaul at the Steamworks, the golden stripes on Hiro's boiler disappear. • When Thomas crashes into the potato trucks, a signal is in the middle of the track next to him. • When Hiro pulls Spencer to the Steamworks, Hiro's number stops moving whilst Hiro keeps moving, so it appears to be sliding off. • In several scenes, some of the characters are not rendered properly and overlap the trucks.

This occurs with: • Diesel and two trucks, when he oils over the bridge as the narrator says, "Spencer watched Thomas' every wheel turn and piston pump." • Spencer's tender and the mail trucks, during the chase when the narrator hiro group, "Spencer had never seen an engine as old and strange as Hiro before." • In several scenes, the engines' side rods do not move as they do.

This occurs with: • Thomas, after Spencer teases him and Percy on the hill. • Spencer, as he goes up the hiro group during his and Thomas' race. • Hiro, during his black-and-white flashback. • Victor, when he is first introduced. • Rosie, as she enters the Steamworks. • When Mavis shows up on-screen for the first hiro group, her front wheels are missing. • When Mavis rolls towards Spencer, she is puffing steam, but she is a diesel. She also makes steam in the Steamworks. • The quarry walls at the slate quarry have tints of pink.

• In the shot of the Steam Team greeting Hiro at Brendam Docks, a gasometer is clipping through the Brendam Warehouse. • In South Korea, this special is stated to be the second Thomas movie on the trailer and DVD.

• In the Korean trailer, the video subtitles says that this special will be released on theatrical 17th June first and the subtitles was changed as 10th June lately but this special was released on 10th June on theatrical.

Quotes • Thomas: "Fizzling fireboxes! What was that?!" • Henry; "Bubbling boilers!" • Percy: "Bust my buffers!" • James: "Watch my paintwork!" • Emily: "Trembling tracks! Who was that?!" • Toby: "Gosh!" • Edward: "Slow down, Speedy!" • Gordon: "Rail Raider!" All the Steam Team shocked about Spencer travelling at high speed.

Songs • Go, Go Thomas In Other Languages View content Language Title Brazilian Portuguese Herói dos Trilhos Chinese 铁路小英雄 Czech Hrdina na kolejích Danish Jernbanens Store Helt Dutch De Held van het Spoor Finnish Raiteiden Sankari French Le Héros de Chicalor German Der Held der Schienen Hungarian A sínek ura Indonesian Pahlawan Rel Hiro si Kereta Api Japanese 伝説の英雄(ヒロ) Korean 잊혀진 영웅, 히로 ( Original) 선로 위의 영웅 ( Alternate) Latin American Spanish El Heroe de las Vias Norwegian Skinnenes helt Dagens helt Polish Bohater Torów Romanian Eroul Hiro group Russian Герой железной дороги Serbian Heroj na sinama Swedish Järnvägens Hjälte Turkish Rayların Ustası Vietnamese ANH HÙNG ĐƯỜNG RAY Merchandise Wooden Railway • Hiro ( normal, Lost and Found and Patchwork; discontinued) • Victor ( discontinued) • Kevin ( discontinued) • Repair and Go Station at the Sodor Steamworks ( discontinued) • Talking Thomas ( discontinued) • Talking Percy ( discontinued) • Talking James ( discontinued) • Racing Down the Rails Set ( discontinued) • Farewell at the Docks ( discontinued) Take Hiro group • Hiro ( normal and rusty; discontinued) • Sodor Steamworks ( discontinued) • Hiro's Farewell 4 Pack ( discontinued) Take-n-Play • Hiro ( normal and Patchwork; discontinued) • Victor ( discontinued) • Kevin ( discontinued) Motor Road and Rail • Hiro ( normal and Patchwork) • Victor • The Legendary Hiro pack • Thomas and Hiro Set TrackMaster • Hiro Good as New ( discontinued) • Victor at the Steamworks ( discontinued) • Kevin's Helping Hook ( discontinued) • Talking Thomas ( discontinued) • Talking James ( discontinued) • Talking Hiro ( discontinued) • Percy's Mail Trucks ( discontinued) • Spin and Fix Thomas ( discontinued) • Thomas’ Wild Ride ( discontinued) Mega Bloks • Working Hard at the Sodor Steamworks ( discontinued) Collectible Railway • Hiro ( normal and patchwork) • Victor • Kevin Capsule Plarail • Leaves Thomas • Hiro ( normal, lost and found, patchwork and shiny) • Kevin • Victor • Steamworks • Japanese Bridge Minis • Patchwork Hiro Ofuro de MiniCar • Jam Thomas • Rusted Hiro Books • Hero of the Rails • Thomas to the Rescue • Stuck in the Mud • Heroes of Sodor • My Thomas Story Library - Hiro ( discontinued) • Engine Adventures - Hiro Nintendo Wii/Nintendo DS • Hero of the Rails ( discontinued) iOS/Android/LeapReader • Hero of the Rails DVD Packs UK • 65th Anniversary Gift Box • 10 DVD Boxset • Official DVD and Book ( 2012 version) • Ultimate Movie Box Set US • The Movie Pack • The Christmas Engines and Hero of the Rails Double Hiro group • 10-Movie Birthday Collection AUS • Hero of the Rails and Misty Island Rescue Double Pack • The Complete Series Ten and Hero of the Rails Double Pack GER • Adventure on Rails!

Trailers and Featurettes Thomas and the Magic Railroad - Calling All Engines! - The Great Discovery - Hero of the Rails - Misty Island Rescue - Day of the Diesels - Blue Mountain Mystery - King of the Railway - Tale of the Brave - The Adventure Begins - Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure - The Great Race - Journey Beyond Sodor - Big World!

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