Shinjuku’s Puzzle Theme Park TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS Announces ‘Case Closed’ Puzzle-Solving Game
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS opened in December last year and with its selection of puzzles and escape games has gone on to gain much popularity with not only the Japanese guys and girls but tourists from overseas too.
The theme park is introducing a brand new Case Closed themed escape game titled ‘Escape From Project ZERO.’ To promote the game, the park will hold a free puzzle-solving game titled ‘Shikakerareta Denpa Bakudan o Kaijo Se Yo!’ from September 6 on weekdays.
The game is a prequel to the escape game in which you must join hands with Conan and Rei to search TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, locate the bomb and diffuse it. If you can beat the game then you may just get a referral from Rei for the escape game.
There will also be a range of original merchandise on sale from September 6 too, including items based on the escape game, as well 7 different randomly selected key rings made in collaboration with TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS drawn by the park’s official character Kumakey. Two of the designs are a secret.
Head to TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS to solve the puzzles with Conan and Amuro and diffuse the bomb!
Escape From Godzilla at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS Escape Game Theme Park
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS’s catalogue of games just keeps on growing. The puzzle and escape game theme park has just announced the return of its escape game Escape From Shin Godzilla which is being held in collaboration with the 2016 film Shin Godzilla.
The event was previously held last April where it ran until October, enjoying huge popularity with over 40,000 escape game-goers. Players took the role of a member of the Kyosaitai―the anti-Godzilla task force―based in Kabukicho, Shinjuku where you will be tasked with solving puzzles to defeat the colossal giant.
The thrilling event returns once more with original visuals created to make it look like Godzilla has really invaded Kabukicho. Tickets are now on sale, and you can pick up exclusive merchandise and themed food at the venue too. Can you defeat Godzilla?
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Escape From Shin Godzilla
Location: Himitsu Kichi Lab, TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS (Floor B1F)
Running: October 4, 2019 – November 10, 2019
Weekdays: 13:20 / 16:20 / 19:20
Weekends & Holidays: 10:10 / 12:40 / 15:10 / 17:40 / 20:10
*The event will end 100 minutes after each starting time
Advance: Single ¥3,300 / Group ¥12,000 / Repeater Group Ticket ¥12,000
Same-Day: Single ¥3,800 / Group ¥14,000 / Repeater Group Ticket ¥14,000
*Same-day tickets will not be available if all advance tickets sell out
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
Address: APM Bldg., 1-27-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0021
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:30-23:00 / Weekends & Holidays 09:30-23:00
No Fixed Holidays.
Price: Free Entry (*Separate tickets required for games)
Official Homepage (English): https://mysterycircus.jp/en/
Event Page (Japanese): https://mysterycircus.jp/shin-godzilla/
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty DJ Night to be Held at Tokyo Mystery Circus
In the lead up to the Gundam and Hello Kitty games arriving at Tokyo Mystery Circus on July 18, which is being held as part of the ongoing Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project, a special event titled “Gundam vs. Hello Kitty DJ Night” will take place at the site on July 17.
Joining the event as a special guest will be DJ Caeser, who was put in charge of the song choice for the Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary BEST ANIME MIX which made it to No.1 on Oricon’s Anime Weekly charts. Alongsidehim will be DJ Hello Kitty who is set to bring the house down with her cute and fiery energy. It will be held as an invitation-only event which people can be invited to by signing up. Winners will be chosen randomly.
DJ Hello Kitty
Both DJs will play a selection of music released to Gundam and Hello Kitty.
The fight between two of Japan’s biggest franchises, Gundam and Hello Kitty, is set to continue at this special one-night-only DJ show.
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Gundam vs. Hello Kitty DJ Night
Date: July 17, 2019
Location: Tokyo Mystery Circus Floor 4F Hall (APM Bldg., 1-27-5, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Format: Invitation-only (sign up with details listed in article)
Entry: Free (including drinks)
Tokyo Mystery Circus Official Website: https://mysterycircus.jp/en/
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Official Website: https://www.gundamvskitty.com
Gundam Kidou Sakusen: https://mysterycircus.jp/events/4375
Hello Kitty’s Night Museum: https://mysterycircus.jp/events/4378
Gundam & Hello Kitty Puzzle Games Arriving at Tokyo Mystery Circus
As part of the “Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project,” both franchises are set to get their very own puzzle games at Tokyo Mystery Circus on July 18.
The Mobile Suit Gundam game, titled Gundam Kidou Sakusen (“Gundam Tactics Activate”), will see you seeking to finish building a Gundam while avoiding being attacked by the Principality of Zeon. Using AR technology, complete your mission together with Amuro Ray.
The Hello Kitty game, titled “Hello Kitty’s Night Museum,” follows a string of themes following the history of the character from when she was born to today and in the future. Using Tokyo Mystery Circus’s puzzle-solving book, you will traverse through the Night Museum and complete numerous stories. You will hear voice messages from Hello Kitty herself, there will be a popcorn machine, illustrations of Hello Kitty by popular manga author Arina Tanemura, and more.
A campaign will also run which will determine who the winner will be between Hello Kitty and Gundam. This will be decided depending on the amount of clears of each respective event. The number of votes will be displayed at Tokyo Mystery Circus. A themed menu will also be served.
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Gundam Kidou Sakusen / Hello Kitty’s Night Museum
Running: July 18, 2019 – TBA
Location: Tokyo Mystery Circus (APM Bldg., 1-27-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-0021)
Price: ¥2,000 (Tax Included)
*Advance ticket prices the same price as same-day tickets. Please note however that same-day tickets will be unavailable if all advance tickets sell out.
Caution: This event makes use of the LINE messenger phone application. Please be sure to take a device with LINE installed.
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Official Website: https://www.gundamvskitty.com
Going on a cinema trip during Golden Week? Here’s 5 films perfect for kids and adults!
Hey everyone! It’s Midori again from Moshi Moshi Nippon’s Editorial Department!
As this Golden Week holiday is especially long, some people are going on holiday! As the weather is pretty unpredictable, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your hands on cinema tickets ー it shouldn’t be crowded either! Here’s five of our film recommendations. Adults as well as kids are bound to love these films and they’re all showing during April and May!
Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~
Every year, there’s a new Shin-chan movie! In this movie, the Nohara family explore an unknown region during their trip to Australia! The Nohara couple have never celebrated their honeymoon, so what better time than now, they thought! Father Hiroshi, however, was kidnapped by a masked figure who wants to get their hands on some treasure! The masked figure, treasure hunters and the Nohara family are against each other to retrieve Hiroshi! As the final silly adventure of the Heisei era, it’s something you just can’t miss! Aimyon is in charge of the theme song for this movie, so this is your chance to hear her song “Haru no Hi”!
Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~
Release: Fri 19th April 2019
Official website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha / Shinei / Television Asahi ADK
2019 ©U/F・S・A・A 2019
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
The film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer which was released last year was the highest grossing film out of the entire Detective Conan series. In its opening weekend, The Fist of Blue Sapphire managed to top the revenue of Zero Enforcer, and we are expecting this to rise up to become the highest grossing film in the Japanese box office! The film is set in Singapore where Kaito Kid steals the blue sapphire! Kaito Kid is a popular character even in the original series and with Makoto Kyogoku added to the mix, we’ve got a recipe for mayhem! Adults and children are bound to love this Detective Conan movie!
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Release: 12th April 2019
Official website: https://www.conan-movie.jp
©1997-2019 Gosho Aoyama／Detective Conan Design by Committee
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
This world-famous anime has finally become a movie! Former Pokémon trainer Tim discovers that his father has gone missing and embarks on a quest to find him. He heads to Ryme City; a city where Pokémon and people live together in harmony. Upon his arrival, he meets his father’s partner Detective Pikachu, who surprisingly seems to be able to talk to him! Tim is still uncertain whether his father is even still alive, and so the pair search for Tim’s father and protect Ryme City against the terrible incidents that occur during their visit! Will Tim ever be reunited with his father?! This is your chance to see Pikachu feature in a Hollywood film!
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Released first in Japan on 3rd May.
Official website: https://meitantei-pikachu.jp/
© 2019 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
© 2019 Pokémon.
開 催 決 定 ！
— ドラマ＆映画『賭ケグルイ』 (@kakegurui_jp) 2019年4月12日
This popular adult manga/anime is becoming a movie! The movie is set at Hyakkaou Private Academy; a school for rich kids. Here, the social hierarchy is determined by the strongest gambler. The movie features obsessive gambler Yumeko; a natural gambler who gets a thrill from taking risks and has plunged into game with sweaty clenched fists. The series currently on air is a massively popular drama series. With Minami Hamabe playing the leading part, Taishi Nakagawa, Elaiza Ikeda and many other young actors and actresses have joined forces for this! The original author and director of the series created this version of film too, and so it is a completely original story! Whether you’ve always been a fan or whether this is your first encounter with the series, you’re bound to enjoy it!
Release: 3rd May
Official website: https://kakegurui.jp/
— Disney’s Aladdin (@disneyaladdin) 2019年3月12日
Disney’s classic movie Aladdin is now a live-action film! The poor, young Aladdin meets the rich princess Jasmine, and through fate, they encounter a magical genie in a lamp! The genie, who can grant three wishes, sets them on an adventure to seek what they really desire! Not only can you enjoy the movie’s signature song “A Whole New World”, but the live-action film features new songs created by the music teams behind La La Land and the Greatest Showman. Disney’s high movie quality reputation and Will Smith’s appearance as the Genie in the film are quite big topics in the news right now!
Release: 7th June
Official website: https://www.disney.co.jp/movie/aladdin.html
All these films were quite big in the news even before Golden Week! If you’re tired of the crowds of tourists, how about popping to the cinema for a break?
Detective Conan Skateboard Game Announced for Nintendo Switch™ Release
04.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Detective Conan Skateboard Run: Kaito Kid and the Mysterious Treasure is the first ever Detective Conan game for the Nintendo Switch™ set to arrive on the Nintendo eShop sometime in April 2019.
A 3D skating action game, the title will coincide with the release of the newest Detective Conan film The Fist of Blue Sapphire hitting Japanese cinemas on April 12, 2019.
Play as Conan and jump on an engine-equipped skateboard to high jump, do tricks and shoot soccer.
The game is set in an enormous theme park built by Sonoko Suzuki’s grandfather Jirokichi Suzuki. There are three areas and 30 stages to enjoy.
During the gameplay Kaito Kid will make a sudden appearance and try to knock Conan off his skateboard with giant balls, cards and other gimmicks.
Conan’s comrades will make an appearance to give him support through 10 different skills.
Minami Takayama and Kappei Yamaguchi will lend their voices for Conan and Kaito Kid respectively.
Jump on your board and stop Kaito Kid from his antics!
Detective Conan Skateboard Run: Kaito Kid and the Mysterious Treasure
Release Date: April 2019 (Subject to change without notice)
Price: ¥3,500 (Tax Included) <Download Edition>
Official Website: https://conanrun.tms-game.com
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Release Date: April 12, 2019
Official Website: https://www.conan-movie.jp/
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Detective Conan Scientific Investigation Café to Open at Osaka Hirakata Park
As part of the ongoing Detective Conan Scientific Investigation event being held at Hirakata Park Event Hall in Osaka, it has been announced that a themed café will open from March 9 to May 26 serving a range of Conan themed food and drinks.
Gunpowder Smoke Fries: ¥600 (Before Tax)
Serve in café-original boxes featuring art of Conan and Amuro, these potato fries are covered in a smoked bacon flavour.
Scene of the Crime Pizza: ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
This mayo and corn pizza is made in the image of a crime scene with a victim’s silhouette cut from seaweed.
Ice Candy: ¥500 Each (Before Tax)
The Conan version is milk flavoured and contains pieces of strawberry while the Amuro version is mango flavoured and contains pieces of yellow peach.
Vial Drinks: ¥500 (Before Tax) Each (Conan/Amuro/Haibara)
Each of these drinks are served in vials bearing illustrations of Conan, Amuro and Haibara.
APTX-4869 Popcorn: ¥600 (Before Tax)
Contains white chocolate popcorn and strawberry popcorn and comes in a casing inspired by the APTX 4869 poison from the series.
This menu line-up is exclusive to the café. Each item ordered on the menu will get you one of 11 possible coasters featuring superdeformed illustrations of the Detective Conan character cast.
Conan and Amuro are also set to make an appearance at the café on March 14―White Day in Japan―so fans of the series mustn’t miss out.
Don’t forget to check out Detective Conan Cafe 2019 either which is running to promote the upcoming film Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire coming on April 12, 2019.
Detective Conan Scientific Investigation Café
Running: March 9, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Location: Hirakata Park’s Event Hall (1-1 Hirakatakōenchō, Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture)
*A ticket to the event is required to use the café.
Time: 10:00-17:00 (Last Entries 16:30)
Closed: March 13, March 20, April 10, April 17, April 24, May 8, May 15, May 22
Official Website: http://conan-kagaku.jp/
©Gosho Aoyama / Shogakukan・Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation・TMS 1996
Universal Studios Japan Detective Conan Escape Game, Lupin III XR Ride
Universal Cool Japan has returned to Universal Studios Japan for the 5th time since starting in 2015. Running until August 25, the event this year has been “produced on the largest scale in the event’s history.” Six major names in Japanese entertainment have been turned into eight attractions including Detective Conan, Attack on Titan, Godzilla, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sailor Moon and for the first time ever Lupin III.
MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON attended Universal Cool Japan 2019’s opening ceremony on January 17, 2019. Members of the team got to try out the new Lupin III XR ride before it opened to the general public on January 18. It is running until June 23. We also got to experience the Detective Conan themed escape game.
Japanese singer and actor Win Morisaki, who made his Hollywood debut last year, attended this year’s opening ceremony. Clad in a red hakama, he got the crowd pumping, and it seemed like he had experienced the new attractions already. During an interview he said, “[The attraction’s] quality and outlook are really cool. I couldn’t stop my excitement in getting to dive into the worlds of series I have loved since forever for the very first time.”
I also love Detective Conan so much so that I can’t lose to Morisaki. I watch it almost every week and I too played the escape game with Conan. To have been able to enter his world is amazing!
One truth prevails in “Detective Conan The Escape: Konjou no Jomaku”
The attraction takes place in a certain building where you face off against Conan’s greatest rival, Kid the Phantom Thief, to find the lose treasure. You are split into groups and use 2 touch panels while solving the riddles together with Conan. Will you be able to find the treasure before Kid…?!
Familiar faces join you along the journey including Richard Moore, Rachel Moore, Serena Sebastian, and of course Conan. The game begins with an explanation on the hidden treasure. You advance through the story with the characters. It’s just like being in the anime! It’s as Win Morisaki said, you dive into the world of Conan.
You are also in touch with Conan throughout the game. It was just like being in the Detective Boys―the detective team Conan made with his elementary school friends. Even with 5 adults the puzzles were fairly difficult. Brainstorming is valuable! It should be solved with a clear mind.
This attraction requires a separate ticket. The number of people that can participate is also limited, so be sure to check the USJ homepage in advance so you can see what day you can directly confront Kid the Phantom Thief with Conan!
Enjoy a car chase with Lupin at the “Lupin III Car Chase XR Ride”
An XR pairs VR technology with a roller coaster. The visuals are synchronised with the movements of the roller coaster itself, and this one places you in a car chase in Lupin III‘s beloved car.
Once you’ve got your VR goggles on and are strapped in it’s time to set off. The ride is pretty fast so I recommend putting your goggles slightly tight. I don’t like tight things so I loosened them after the staff in charge put them on me but they ended up slipping off partway through.
I’m actually not good with roller coasters, but my fear was halved because I couldn’t see when we were going to drop at all. You don’t even realise you’re gradually going up when looking in the VR goggles. This is a roller coaster that even people who don’t like them can enjoy.
In the visuals not only do you see Lupin but Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa and Inspector Zenigata too. You’ve got to experience that feeling of Lupin being chased by Inspector Zenigata.
They also sell churros near the attraction with Fujiko Mine’s kiss mark on them. They smell like roses and can only be bought here!
Visit Universal Studios Japan for yourself to enjoy an experience you can’t anywhere else.
Universal Cool Japan 2019
Springtime: January 18, 2019 – June 23, 2019
Detective Conan / Lupin III
Summertime: May 31, 2019 – August 25, 2019
Neon Genesis Evangelion / Godzilla / Attack on Titan / Sailor Moon
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Universal Cool Japan 2019: Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Detective Conan & More
Universal Cool Japan (UCJ) is set to return to Universal Studios Japan next year for what promises to be the biggest event to date featuring 6 internationally renowned series made into 8 attractions.
Over at the park’s Detective Conan World guests can look forward to 3 all-new attractions. They can get involved with a Conan-themed escape game packed with puzzles, a detective style “Mystery Challenge” that will have people walking around the park to solve cases, and a restaurant that combines food and mysteries. The guest satisfactory for Detective Conan World has ranked at 99% since last year so the area has been renovated to make it even better for this year’s UCJ.
The new Lupin the Third attractions include an XR Ride (a fast roller coaster ride where guests were special goggles) that follows an original story written by the series author Monkey Punch himself that will see Lupin speeding along a cliff edge. There will also be an entertainment restaurant.
This year marks the 5th run of UCJ which began in 2015, bringing together the ‘cool’ aspects of Japan enjoyed by the rest of the world. This year sees Lupin the Third introduced for the first time. The other big names include Detective Conan, Attack on Titan, Godzilla, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Sailor Moon.
Universal Cool Japan 2019 begins on January 18, 2018.
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS in Shinjuku Announces New Game for November 1
26.August.2018 | SPOT
TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS is a hugely popular theme park that opened in Kabukicho, Shinuku in 2017. Hailing as the world’s first and Japan’s biggest theme park centered on puzzle-solving, it is packed every day with men and women of all ages, both Japanese and foreign.
The park has announced ‘volume 2’ of its Projection Table Game which is titled ‘Aru Mahou Toshokan no Kimyou na Zukan.’ The official English title has yet to be revealed.
Projection Table Game is an interactive game and event that makes use of projection mapping where players have to solve puzzles and riddles.
The story take places in a magical school, where you, a learned user of magic, must capture a magical beast that has escaped from a picture book to save the school from calamity. You must co-ordinate your way through the world of the picture book where the beast that ‘once lived’ prowls.
‘Volume 1’ of the Projection Table Game titled ‘Secret Base Lab’ will end at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS on October 28, so if you haven’t had the chance to experience it yet then you’d best get in quick!
Tokyo Mystery Circus in Shinjuku Unveils New Puzzle-Solving Game in English
18.March.2018 | SPOT
Tokyo Mystery Circus opened in December last year in Kabukicho, Shinjuku as the world’s first theme park centered around the concept of “mystery.” On March 15th, 2018 the park added a new feature that can be enjoyed in English titled Mystery Mail Box Global Edition. The park is also set to begin A Mystery at Magic Academy SHINJUKU from March 20th.
Check the full details of the park here: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/65449
A Mystery at Magic Academy was first held in San Francisco as part of J-POP SUMMIT and was well received. The experience is being recreated into a special rendition to be held in Shinjuku. You can play the game in English where you will begin inside Tokyo Mystery Circus before having to actually walk through the streets of Shinjuku to solve the puzzle, combining a fun mystery with sightseeing.
In addition, original merchandise by SCRAP now on popular sale in the US such as the puzzle-solving “Puzz Pack” and “Puzz Card” became available in Japan on March 15th.
There are three other games you can enjoy in English at the park right now too: the escape game Escape from Prison, the infiltration game THE SECRET AGENT: Destroy the Ultimate Weapon, and the projection table game Spellbound Support.
Have an even more enjoyable Shinjuku sightseeing experience at Tokyo Mystery Circus!
“Detective Conan Café 2018,”-13 movie-release “commemorative cafés”will be opened throughout Japan
16.February.2018 | FOOD
As a commemorative event of the release of the “Movie ‘Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan) Zero no Shikkonin” which will be released on the 13th of April, 13 cafes called,“Meitantei Conan Café 2018” will be opened in 11 cities.
APTX4869 Curry 1,580 yen (tax not included)
Hannin Dessert Set ～Pancake & Smoothie～ 1,690 yen
“Meitantei Conan Café 2018” which will be opened subsequently starting from the venue in Tokyo will sell delicious and fun menu items including “APTX (APOTOXIN) 4869 Curry,” a surprising curry using the motif of the toxic which is used in the movie and “Hannin Dessert Set” which is a set menu of a black sesame smoothie and pancakes.
Acryl Keyholder (13 kinds) 630 yen (tax not included)
Kinchaku (denim) 750 yen (tax not included)
Original goods like drawstring bags and ballpoint pens which are suitable to be bought as a souvenir will be sold too. The drawings printed on the interior of the café are must-see!
You can make a reservation before visiting the café. Let’s enjoy the world of “Detective Conan!”
A mystery-solving event will be held at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS
06.February.2018 | SPOT
The world’s largest and Japan’s first theme park created under theme of “mystery,” “TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS” which was opened in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, on the 19th of December, 2017 (Tue.) will hold an event called “Game vol.2 Aru Maho Toshikan no Kimyo na Zukan” on the 21st of April 2018 (Fri.)
“Projection Table Game” is an experienced-based game event where participants can solve mysteries and codes projected onto tables. The content of the projections will change like a magic in accordance to the participators’ actions. The game will be cleared when all mysteries are solved. Tables where the game can be played in English will be installed too.
This event started in December 2016 and this will be the second version of “Projection Table Game vol.1 Fushigi na Bansankai e Yokoso” which was held in Shimokitazawa, Nagoya, Kyoto and the U.S.
The number of visitors of the previous event, “Fushigina Bansankai e Yokoso” counted more than 20 thousand and won the first place in the questionnaire handed out to the visitors asking which is their favorite event. The event is currently being held in Shimokitazawa, Nagoya and TMC.
Why not participate in this event where you enjoy a magical experience.