Japan’s First Rurouni Kenshin Escape Game Slices its Way Into Museum Meiji-Mura in Aichi

15.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

A new escape game themed on Rurouni Kenshin has been created by SCRAP and is to slash its way into Museum Meiji-Mura on September 11. The museum has stood for over 60 years, focusing on the Meiji period of Japan.

 

Rorouni Kenshi is a hit manga series loved the world over with over 70 million copies sold. The latest arc of the manga, Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc, is serialised in Jump Comics SQ and is being published in English by Viz Media.

In the first ever escape game based on the series, you will become a practioner of the Kamiya Kasshin-ryū and join Kenshin in facing enemies. To accomplish your objective, you will need to speak to various people in the game, as well as learn sword techniques from a certain character in the series. It taking place in the Museum Meiji-Mura means you will be fully immersed in the story―like you have slipped back in time―as the series itself is set during the Meiji period.

 

Help Kenshin defend Tokyo by participating in this new exciting escape game.

 

©Nobuhiro Watsuki / Shueisha ©SCRAP

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    Escape From Earthling Annihilation – Plot

    The peace of the earth was snatched away in an instant.

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    Experience Dragon Ball for real as you read in the manga by collecting the Dragon Balls and having your wish granted!

     

    ■Information

    “Chikyujin Shometsu Kara no Choudasshutsu” (Escape From Earthling Annihilation)

    City List

    Tokyo (Ajito of SCRAP, Shimokitazawa Building): August 30, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    Kanagawa (Ajito of SCRAP Yokohama): September 6, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    Miyagi (Ajito of SCRAP Sendai): September 7, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    Aichi (Nazo Complex Nagoya): September 10, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    Fukuoka (Ajito of SCRAP Tenjin, Fukuoka): September 12, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    Osaka (Ajito of SCRAP, Osaka Nazo Building): September 12, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    Okayama (Ajito of SCRAP Okayama): September 14, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    Hokkaido (Ajito of SCRAP Sapporo): September 14, 2018 – December 31, 2018

    *Final dates at each venue subject to change.

     

    Ticket Prices

    Advance Tickets: ¥2,400

    Advance Tickets With Super Sacoche Bag: ¥3,900

    Same-Day Tickets: ¥2,900

    *In the case that advance tickets sell out on a certain day, same-day tickets will not be available.

    *Sacoche bags available with advance tickets only.

    *You need to be connected to the internet to participate in this event such as via a smartphone or tablet (excluding feature phones). Any charges are the participant’s responsibility.

    Event Page (Japanese): http://realdgame.jp/dragonballsuper/

     

    Wish Campaign

    Application Date: 1st Round – August 30, 2018 to October 18, 2018 (*2nd round TBA)

    Announcements: November 1, 2018

    Application Conditions: Must be participating in Chikyujin Shometsu Kara no Choudasshutsu.

    Present: Wish granted (1 person)

     

    How to Apply

    Step 1: Participate in the event.

    Step 2: Have your photo taken while participating.

    Step 3: Post your wish along with your photo and the hashtag #ドラゴンボール超脱出.

    Step 4: Show that you have posted it to a member of staff.

    Step 5: Fill in an application form.

    Step 6: Write your wish on the application form and deposit it into the box.

    *Only 1 person will be selected each round.

    *A limit of ¥100,000 will be granted to fulfil the wish.

     

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