Attack on Titan Attraction Returns to Universal Studios Japan

08.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Universal Cool Japan 2019 is currently being held at Universal Studios Japan featuring 6 internationally renowned series made into 8 attractions in what the event has described to be on “the biggest scale to date.”

 

Ever since arriving to Universal Cool Japan in 2015, the Attack on Titan attraction has gained huge support from guests who praise it for being immersive and for its overwhelmingly high quality. The attraction is returning once more this year at the same time as part two of Attack on Titan season three begins this April.

 

A special show will take place in addition to the attraction, both of which are set during the “Operation to Reclaim Wall Maria” of the series.

 

Shintaro Kawakubo of Kodansha Ltd. commented the following in regards to the attraction: “This will be the biggest [attraction] to date! When one thinks of Attack on Titan they think of the gigantic and sprinting fast. Attack on Titan is waiting for all of you, made possible by Universal Studios Japan, so be sure to head on over. You’re going to be overwhelmed!”

 

The attraction was made on the kind of grand scale you can only experience at Universal Studios Japan. Immerse yourself in the world of Attack on Titan!

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  • Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party 2020: Celebrate 1 Year Of USJ in One Night

    12.September.2019 | SPOT

    Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has dropped some details on this year’s New Year’s celebrations. The event, titled Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party 2020, will wrap up 2019, celebrating one year of the theme park in a single night. It will begin at 7pm on December 31 and run until 2am on New Year’s Day. Pre-sale tickets to the event, called “Party Passes,” went on sale on Thursday (September 12).

     

    The park has over 3,500 colourful fireworks in its arsenal ready to launch into the sky after the countdown, beckoning the New Year and the start of USJ in 2020. During the event, all the most popular attractions will be all-you-can-ride for a total of 26 hours. Last year’s countdown party was so popular that all of the tickets sold out. According to a survey carried out by the park, 95% of people were highly satisfied with the experience.

     

    USJ has another incredible line-up of exciting things planned for 2019, including the special “one-night-only season events” which have been revamped this year. This consists of a variety of incredible shows and entertainment themed on each season.

    The World Street Festival, which thrilled guests back in spring, will make an exciting return, as well the Extra Cool Summer event which cooled down the park with water and snow this summer.

    And it doesn’t end there, because the Halloween Horror Night, which is currently running at the park, will creep its way to the New Year’s countdown party as well with the likes of the zombie dance event, in addition to the Universal Crystal Christmas event which has received a new theme this year.

     

    There are only a limited number of tickets and no more will be released once they’re all gone, so if you’re in Japan for the New Year then make sure you’ve got yours booked!

     

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  • Universal Studios Japan Scales Up Halloween Events For 2019

    06.September.2019 | SPOT

    The ever-popular Universal Surprise Halloween event is set to return again this year to Universal Studios Japan and will run from September 6 to November 4.

    The event is set to be bigger than ever this year, with more attractions than ever before, as well as the event’s three main elements―Zekkyo Halloween, Otana Halloween, and Kowa Kawa Halloween―making use of the entire park. Look forward to a unique and spooky Halloween experience the very second you enter the park.

     

    Zekkyo Halloween

    Three main events run every year during Universal Surprise Halloween. The first of these we are taking a look at is Zekkyo (“Screaming”) Halloween, which plunges guests into terrifying experiences, the kind of scream-inducing encounters you conjure up in your imagination at Halloween.

     

    As part of Zekkyo Halloween, just some of the exciting and hair-raising attractions include the brand new horror maze which will see you running for your life through its twists and turns, the return of the extremely popular zombie dance show, a survival horror maze based off the Resident Evil game series, and much, much more.

     

    Otona Halloween

    Otona (“Adult”) Halloween is a more sophisticated kind of Halloween experience aimed at adults, clad with glamour and fashion, but certainly not free of scares.

     

    Halloween 2019 sees the return of the interactive theatre event Hotel Albert in a brand-new sequel, Hotel Albert 2: Requiem. We covered last year’s here, but in summary, it’s an immersive theatre experience in which guests act as participants in the play. Guests walked around the attraction as characters in the story and experienced a beautifully haunting tale unfold before them. What secrets does the sequel hold? You’ll have to attend to find out!

     

    A new horror restaurant, named Park Side Grill ~Cursed Banquet Of Roses~, will serve up magnificent meals while imbuing a sense of uncanny in its diners.

     

    Kowa Kawa Halloween

    Of course, it’s not all doom and gloom at Universal Surprise Halloween. Children will get to enjoy Kowa Kawa (“Creepy-Cute”) Halloween again this year in all its Halloween trickery. Minions and the Sesame Street cast will be present and dressed in mischievous costumes. The incredible Festa de Parade will run the street, and kids will be able to catch falling candy at Happy Trick Or Treat where it will rain down like a waterfall.

     

    USJ is a spearhead in Japan’s Halloween culture, so if you’re there for the spooky season, make sure you don’t miss out.

     

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  • Experience the Attack on Titan VR Game at the MORI Tower Sky Deck in Roppongi Hills

    03.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    As part of the ongoing Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL event that is taking place at MORI Arts Center Gallery until September 8, a new addition has been added to the event that will take place from August 6 to September 8.

    Titled “Sky Deck ~The Colossal Titan’s Invasion~,” the event will take place on the open-top roof of Roppongi Hills MORI Tower that will make use of the surrounding environment and utilise AR technology to project the Colossal Titan before your very eyes, up 270 meters high.

     

    What happens when the Colossal Titan himself appears before you in real life? This virtual experience will give you a peek into the cruel and terrifying world of Attack on Titan.

  • Attack on Titan, Seven Deadly Sins, Fairy Tail & Other Anime T-Shirts Releasing at UNIQLO

    30.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT are celebrating the 60th anniversary of manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump with a new t-shirt collection via their sub brand MANGA UT. The t-shirts will go on sale from August 12.

     

    The collection covers six anime series serialised in the popular magazine including Hajime no IppoFairy TailThe Seven Deadly SinsAttack on TitanNegima! Magister Negi Magi, and Shōta no Sushi. Each t-shirt pays homage to its respective series, featuring iconic scenes that have stayed with fans, sound effects, and original designs that capture their worlds.

    Hajime no Ippo

    Hajime no Ippo is a boxing manga written and illustrated by George Morikawa. It follows Ippo Makunouchi, a shy high school student who suffers at the hands of bullies. He begins a career in boxing in search of the answer to the question “What is strength?” and battles his rivals and those around him to grow as an individual. The t-shirt design captures the lively energy seen in the characters and is surrounded by eye-catching SFX.

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    Fairy Tail

    Fairy Tail is a fantasy adventure manga written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It follows the dragon slaying wizard Natsu and his tale of growth as part of the Fairy Tail guild. One of the t-shirts features four characters from the guild and the other is a large illustration of Acnologia, the main characters’ strongest enemy.

    ©Hiro Mashima/Kodansha

     

    The Seven Deadly Sins

    The Seven Deadly Sins is a fantasy battle adventure series written and illustrated by Nakaba Suzuki. It follows the titular characters each of whom represent the seven deadly sins. There are several t-shirt designs including one featuring Meliodas looking up to the sky and another of him and his comrades out on a peaceful trip. There is even a hand drawn illustration of Hawk, a talking pig and Meliodas’s pet, which was illustrated by Suzuki himself and UT’s editors.

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    Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan is an dark fantasy adventure series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The story is set in a world where humanity lives within giant walls which help protect them from towering man-eating Titans. The terrifying t-shirt design features one of the Titans that live inside the walls.

    ©Hajime Isayama/Kodansha

    Negima! Magister Negi Magi

    Negima! Magister Negi Magi is an fantasy adventure and harem series written and illustrated by Ken Akamatsu. It follows the story of Negi, a wizard who becomes an English teacher at Mahora Academy, where he helps his class of students overcome their problems. He is also in search of his father who is known as a hero in the world of wizardry. There are two t-shirts, one featuring the main heroine Asuna Kagurazaka, and another of some of the other students in the class.

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    Shōta no Sushi

    Shōta no Sushi is a food manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Terasawa which follows the story of Sekiguchi Shota who works as an apprentice and aims to become a sushi chef. There are two t-shirt designs, one which features the manga’s logo and a slice of sushi and the other with the logo and a whole sushi platter.

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    Show your support for your favourite Weekly Shonen Jump series by picking up one of these awesome t-shirts!

  • Universal Studios Japan Adds Snoopy, Sesame Street & Jurassic World Rooms to Liber Hotel

    23.July.2019 | SPOT

    Universal Studios Japan is set to open several new rooms at its official hotel “Liber Hotel by Universal Studio Japan” in collaboration with various franchises on November 13, the same date as the hotel opened.

     

    The rooms include the first ever Peanuts rooms to open at an official hotel, Jurassic World and Sesame Street™. Each room has 4 different designs. Guests can look forward to enjoying a hotel stay like never before as they immerse themselves in their favourite franchises after an exciting day out at USJ.

    Jurassic World Adventure Room

    The Jurassic World concept room includes decorations of the dinosaurs out to catch you while the beds are inspired by the tour vehicles from the movies. The thrilling adventure continues right in your own hotel room.

    Snoopy House Room

    Home Sweet Home, somewhere where Snoopy, his friends, and we ourselves gather. Next to Snoopy’s giant bed are colourful stained glass windows with Snoopy and the gang on them. Dive into the world of Peanuts!

    Peanuts Jazz Room

    Everyone is in relaxation mode in this jazz themed room, and you will be too if you stay here. It has the same atmosphere as a jazz bar!

    Sesame Street™ Big Face Room

    As its name suggests, this room features giant faces of various Sesame Street characters. The red and blue colour scheme of the room is really cute!

     

    Guests staying at any of these new rooms will receive some exclusive merchandise. The spa bag and towel can be used at the hotel’s spa too making them super useful. The card key and case will also have the name of the guest on it too with a special design. Take them home with you for memories of your trip!

     

    Be sure to check the official homepage for mode details.

     

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  • Train Like the Attack on Titan Survey Corps at Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest

    10.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to get up high off the ground like a Survey Corps member, you’ll want to hit up the amusement park Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest this summer as it has announced a collaboration between its athletic course Muscle Monster and Attack on Titan. The event, entitled Attack on Colosseum: Muscle Monster will take place between July 20 and August 30.

     

    The collaboration is taking place as part of the Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL event which is currently being held at the MORI Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi until September 8. Fans of series can look forward to taking photos together with each character in the series at the Muscle Monster climbing attraction―which will be decorated in all things Shingeki―as well as get their hands on original merchandise, tuck into themed food and more.

     

    Muscle Survey Corps! ~Join Forces and Exterminate the Titans~
    A photo system will be in place as you ascend the Muscle Monster climbing course which will take your photos which can be printed out in original photos and feature members of the Survey Corps like Eren and Levi as well as the various Titans. There will also be life-sized character boards you can take photos with and more.

     

    Location: Muscle Monster entrance
    Price: 1 Physical Photo – ¥1,000 / 1 Digital Photo (1 Type) – ¥1,000 / Physical Photo + Digital Photo (5 Types) – ¥2,000

     

    Original Merchandise
    No fan of the series is going to want to miss out on the batch of exclusive merchandise being sold with illustrations unique to the event.

     

    Location: Pleasure Station at the amusement park entrance (*Limited supplies available)

    Original Pin Badge (5 Designs): ¥380 Each (Tax Included)

    Pin one of these exclusive character badges to your bag to represent your Survey Corps team. The designs are chosen randomly.

    Original Acrylic Key Ring (4 Designs): ¥490 Each (Tax Included)

    Original A4 Folder: ¥380 (Tax Included)

     

    Colossal Titan Attack from the distant Mountains at the top of Muscle Monster
    Warn your fellow Survey Corps members of a Colossal Titan attack using AR technology by holding up your smartphone up to the distant mountains at the top of Muscle Monster. You can get a panoramic view of Lake Sagami and Mount Takao from the climbing course’s apex.

     

    Attack on Gourmet – Collaborative menu with free gift

    Eren’s Colossal Titan Extermination Hamburger: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) *Hamburger and side food is 2x the normal amount!

    Levi’s Clean Cut Meat Curry: ¥1,900 (Tax Included)


    Devote Your Heart! Erwin’s Power Drink: ¥850 (Tax Included)

    Eat lots of food and get one of the special novelty items below!

    Ordering from the food menu will get you this original lunch mat.

    Getting a dessert will get you one of these four coasters.

     

    There are lots of other things planned for the event too. So gear up, Survey Corps, and head on over to Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest!

  • On June 30, NHK General TV finished broadcasting season 3 of popular anime Attack on Titan. Following the end of the broadcast, a 15-second trailer was released where we hear Mikasa pleading for Eren to come back. The short video also advertised the release of “The Final Season” which will be broadcasted in the autumn of 2020.

     

    15-second trailer video

    Fans are eagerly waiting to snatch up more information to fuel their excitement for the new season. 

     

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  • Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL Will Take Place at Hirakata Park in Osaka

    25.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    It has been announced that Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL will be on exhibit at Hirakata Park in Osaka from September 21 to December 1.

    It was announced earlier this month that the exhibition is also to take place at the MORI Arts Center Gallery on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills MORI Tower from July 5 to September 8. The exhibition serves to plunge fans into the world of Attack on Titan in a number of different ways, from art displays to diorama reconstructions of the world and more.

     

    Advance tickets for the Hirakata Park event will be released on July 1.

  • Attack On Titan Exhibition FINAL Full Details Unveiled

    18.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Details on what fans can expect at the upcoming Attack On Titan Exhibition FINAL event have been unveiled. The event, which is centred on the entirety of the manga series Attack On Titan, will run from July 5 to September 8 at the MORI Arts Center Gallery on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills MORI Tower.

    A second key visual for the exhibition was released alongside the announcements featuring the various Titans we have seen in the series to date.

     

    The centrepiece for this exhibition is the first unveiling of “the sounds of the final chapter.” This special exhibit will create the scene of the last chapter of the series using only sounds.

     

    Humanity’s Choice Exhibition

    At the entrance to the exhibition, visitors will choose the path they wish to take. Were you born inside the Wall, or beyond it? Depending on which life you choose, you will follow a different route from the outset. Experience what it’s like to be born and live in the world of Attack On Titan.

     

    Attack On Titan’s World Reconstructed at the Diorama Theatre

    An entire room in the exhibition has been turned into the world of the series thanks to life-size dioramas and a 20 meter screen. Hear the screams of people who have fought the titans as you step into the room and see the course of the battle with your own eyes.

     

    Debuting the Last Chapter’s Final Sound

    Hear the sound of the series’ final chapter which the manga’s author Hajime Isayama is currently conceiving.

     

    Over 180 Art Pieces From Entire Series

    See over 180 pieces of artwork by Hajime Isayama spanning 10 years including new ones not yet featured in the manga series as well as unpublished pieces and more.

     

    Character Voice Guides

    Audio pieces of 13 characters recorded by the voice actors and actresses themselves will guide you through the exhibition including Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Erwin, Hange and Levi

     

    Official merchandise will also be sold at the event including exclusive items created for the exhibition. The first batch of items will be revealed on the exhibition shop’s official website in early July.

     

    Be sure to check the website for more details and photos, and enter the world of Attack On Titan!

     

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  • Universal Studio Japan’s Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon & Other New Attractions Now Open

    03.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    A special press preview and opening ceremony was held at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in the run up to the park’s Universal Cool Japan 2019 event.

     

    Universal Cool Japan is an annual event held at USJ where Japanese entertainment brands and companies who promote Japan’s “cool” culture to the world come together and turn the worlds they create into attractions. This year’s event will see attractions from “6 big franchises” including the first ever Lupin the Third attraction as well as Detective ConanAttack on TitanGodzilla, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Sailor Moon. A total of eight attractions have arrived, the most in the event’s history.

     

    The opening ceremony was held at USJ’s 4D cinema theatre in the park’s Hollywood area. Japanese actor Yukiyoshi Ozawa, who has played roles in both the Japanese and Hollywood film industry, appeared as a special guest. The event was attended by a small selection of just 100 fans of the entertainment franchises introduced to this year’s Universal Cool Japan.

    When Yukiyoshi Ozawa stepped onto the dark stage donning a very stylish outfit, the crowd erupted with surprise and a flurry of cheers. When asked about struggles that have been important to him, the San Francisco-born actor responded: “When I was accepted for the Hollywood film audition, I was trembling with excitement. I thought to myself, ‘This will help me grow, and I will be able to express myself to the world.’ On the first day of shooting [the Hollywood film], I was so nervous I was shaking, but when the first day ended, I realised that the entire system for shooting films was all the same, the only difference being whether it’s in English or Japanese. That relieved my tension and I was able to concentrate on the film shoot thereafter. You only have to step outside to see, but I think that more and more of the wonderful brands and works of Japan want to be received well around the world, and I believe that Universal Studios Japan is making that big chance possible.”

     

    Dramatic music played as gigantic visuals of Attack on TitanGodzillaNeon Genesis Evangelion and Salior Moon appeared. Ozawa spoke of his experience seeing three 4D attractions that are running for the event for a limited time, praising their high quality.

     

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  • Attack on Titan Theme Song ‘Shinjitsu e no Shingeki’ by Linked Horizon CD Cover Revealed

    25.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Several of the voice acting cast for the ongoing second part of Attack on Titan season three are currently appearing on a series of live streams over the next few weeks, the first having been on May 20. In the streams the voice cast gave their comments on the band Linked Horizon―who perform the anime’s current opening theme Doukei to Kabane no Michiand their new single Shinjitsu e no Shingeki.

     

    It will be the band’s 4th single and is set to drop on June 19. The CD covers for both the Regular Edition and First Press Edition have been unveiled.

    The First Press Edition features band member Revo looking out to snow-covered ruins and a road of corpses.

    The Regular Edition cover seems to showcase the entrance to a basement. Eren’s, perhaps?

    When bought at select stores, CDs will come with one of the above-pictured character covers: Eren, Mikasa, Armin or Erwin.

  • Attack on Titan Inspired Food Arriving at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza

    21.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Attack on Titan began its collaboration with DiverCity Tokyo Plaza on April 19 to commemorate the upcoming event “Attack on Titan Exhibition Final” at Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi.

    Pizzeria D’oro Roma

    H.L.N.A SKYGARDEN (Wahoo’s Tacos & More)

    As part of the collaboration, a special series-inspired food menu is being whipped up at 7 restaurants inside DiverCity from June 1 to 30. At Pizzeria D’oro Roma up on the 6th floor they are serving a steamed potato pizza, a reference to Sasha Blouse’s love for steamed potatoes. One floor up from that at H.L.N.A SKYGARDEN (Wahoo’s Tacos & More), they have “Titan Burritos.” Down on the second floor in ELK NEW YORK BRUNCH they will serve special collaborative pancakes.

     

    Those who order one of these food items will receive one of three possible original Attack on Titan coasters.

    Dotted throughout DiverCity currently are many posters and images taken from all three seasons of the series amongst other things.

    If you’re in Tokyo this June then don’t miss out on this exclusive collaboration.

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