ASOBUILD (アソビル) is an entertainment complex which can be directly accessed from Yokohama station. The permanent event space “ALE-BOX” located on the 2nd floor will feature a virtual reality simulation based on the picture book “POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN” which was written by Akihiro Nishino from comedy duo “King Kong”. The virtual reality simulation will start running from 15th March 2019.
The “POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN” picture book employed 35 creators who divided the work between them. It took them four and a half years to make the entire book. The creators designed not only the characters, but also the townscape, scenery, and props down to the finest detail. This beautiful illustration will now be made into a 3D world, where you can enjoy a 360 degree VR experience.
Visitors will be pulled into the world of the picture book where they can enjoy the beautiful scenery and glittering lights of the townscape. You can also enjoy the lively conversations of the two main characters Lubicchi and his new friend Poupelle, who was born out of a trash pile.
This virtual reality simulation was managed by Yoshiya Okoyama (Moonshot COO), who also managed the VR simulation for “ABAL: DINOSAUR” which is a world where you can walk among dinosaurs. He also managed “MEGASTAR JOURNEY” which is a planetarium experience. Those who take part in the chimney town VR simulator will be represented as a pumpkin in the simulation. When you enter the world of chimney town as a pumpkin, you can even enjoy the experience with others taking part. This will be Japan’s first ever event where a large number of standalone VR HMD Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets will be hooked to the same simulation system at any one time. The external acoustics add to the 3D effect of the simulation. Enter the world of the story and enter a new era of technology.
Even those who have never read the picture book “POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN” can enjoy the VR experience. However, for those who wish to fully understand the world of the story, the picture book will be displayed in the room. The sale of “POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN” original goods that cannot be obtained from anywhere else has also been planned.
Enjoy the heart-warming story of “POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN” through a VR experience.
POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN VR experience
Location: ASOBUILD (アソビル) 2nd floor, ALE-BOX
Address: 2-14-9, Takashima, Nishi-ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Event period: Friday 15th March ー Friday 14th June (subject to change)
Opening hours: Weekdays: (Mon ー Thurs) 11:00 ー 20:00
※ Last entries: 19:30
Fridays, weekends, the day before national holidays & national holidays: 10:00 ー 21:00
Entry fee：Adults（13 y/o +）¥1400, children （7 ー 12y/o）¥700, adult pair: ¥2500
How to obtain tickets：Reservation required to receive tickets（※ You can obtain tickets on the day only if there are free spaces.）
No regular closed days
※ All prices are stated with tax included
※ Last entries: 20:30
Ticket reservation website：https://reserve.ale-box.com/reserve/122
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