Neon Genesis Evangelion Escape Game Has You Dodging Lasers
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, a hot spring amusement park in Hakone, began teaming up with Neon Genesis Evangelion on July 1 for a series of events. The newest event to be announced is the “Evangelion Laser Trap” escape game which is set to begin on July 23. The park’s cave baths are also taking on a theme inspired by the Second Impact in Evangelion with special lights and sounds.
Evangelion Laser Trap Escape
Guests must become Evangelion characters and use their knowledge, experience, and whole body to make it through the dark room and avoid the red lasers. Those who clear the room will receive an original Evangelion sticker.
Second Impact Cave Baths
The cave baths will be illuminated with bright red lights inspired by the Second Impact cataclysm from Evangelion.
Evangelion themed food and drinks will be served at the event, and fans can get their hands on exclusive merchandise.
Evangelion Laser Trap Escape
Running: July 23, 2020 – August 23, 2020
Location: Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Opening Hours: 09:00-19:00 (Last Entries 18:00
Entry Fee: General ¥2,500 / Children (3-12 Years) ¥1,400
Participation Fee: ¥500 per person
Second Impact Baths
Running: January 10, 2020 – September 30, 2020
Location: Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Opening Hours: 09:00-19:00 (Last Entries 18:00
Entry Fee: General ¥2,500 / Children (3-12 Years) ¥1,400
Participation Fee: Free
Official Website: https://eva-hakone.com/
Neon Genesis Evangelion x GU’s Second Clothing Collection Releasing June 19
GU has revealed its next collaboration collection with the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series which is set for release on June 19, 2020.
The collection features a diverse design line-up, such as the Eva-02 from the upcoming film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time. Each item features characters, logos, and motifs from the franchise that any fan can recognise instantly. The collection includes t-shirts, hoodies, open shirts, and more.
The key visual illustrated exclusively for the collection features the Evangelion pilots donning the GU attire.
Release Date: June 19, 2020 at GU stores in Japan and GU Online
Product Page: https://www.gu-japan.com/jp/feature/evacollab/men/
Available: Japan/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong
Orders Open For Neon Genesis Evangelion Exclusive Merchandise in Collaboration With 4 Brands
Four brands—tk.TAKEO KIKUCHI, Base Station, PLATINUM AURA, and UNBUILT TAKEO KIKUCHI—are teaming up with the popular anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion in promotion of the upcoming film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.
The items are set to roll out at WORLD ONLINE STORE from mid-June, each being a showcase of the brands as well as an expression of the popular anime franchise. The collection ranges from backpacks, tote bags and pouches to t-shirts, sneakers, and more. tk.TAKEO KIKUCHI will be releasing a special leather jacket featuring a large print on the back.
Be sure to check out the full collection in the lead up to Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.
Product Page: https://store.world.co.jp/s/character/evangelion/
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Anime Film Collaborates With Eye Drops Brand Sante FX
Santen Pharmaceutical has teamed up with the upcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time to released limited edition versions of its eye drop products Sante FX NEO and Sante FX V+. The products went on sale on June 1, 2020.
The Sante FX series is a popular eye drops brand in Japan. It has previously collaborated with Evangelion in the past, with the last collaboration happening 8 years ago for the promotion of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. The product was promoted a series of commercials under the title “Refreshing Feeling Sante FX” which featured Evangelion references. They are doing the same for the new collaboration under the title “New Refreshing Feeling Sante FX.”
Four different models will be released for both the Sante FX NEO and Sante FX V+ eye drops, including Shinji, Asuka, Rei, and Kaworu. Each features an original illustration of the characters along with colours that identify them.
A commercial was released to promote the products featuring narration by Kotono Mitsuishi who voices Misato Katsuragi in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Sante FX x Evangelion CM
A special website was launched exclusively for the product where Sante FX are carrying out eye tests in Japanese. Users can answer questions to measure the “vigilance” of their eyes. The answers they get will also present them with the Evangelion character they are.
Escape From the Forgotten Laboratory in Tokyo Mystery Circus and SCRAP’s Remote Escape Game
08.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Japanese real-life escape game creator company SCRAP has launched yet another new remote escape game that began on Tuesday and will run until May 31, 2020.
“Escape From the Forgotten Laboratory” is a real-life escape game created by SCRAP that’s held at the world’s first and Japan’s biggest puzzle-themed theme park TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS. The site has teamed up with SCRAP to bring a new remote version of the game that makes use of the video call service Zoom so people can enjoy the game from the comfort of their homes.
Escape From the Forgotten Laboratory was first held for a limited time back in 2014 and was voted as SCRAP’s best event. It reappeared in 2017 and was finally introduced to TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS in February 2019. A team of up to six people take part in the game, which has been so popular that you have to buy tickets two months in advance to play. It is said to be the hardest escape game at the site to get tickets for.
Players have 60 minutes to escape the laboratory where they must solve mysteries left behind by a mad scientist, and must uncover the mystery surrounding an android that has been left behind. In the remote version, the story has been left exactly the sameーthe only difference is that even more challenges have been added to up the fun.
Only group tickets are available for the game, so team up with your friends and escape from the Forgotten Laboratory!
Escape From the Forgotten Laboratory
Running: May 5, 2020 – May 31, 2020
[May 5-6] 11:00 / 14:00 / 17:00 / 20:00
[May 7-31] Weekdays 14:00 / 17:30 / 20:00, Weekends 10:00 / 12:30 / 15:00 / 17:30 / 20:00
Escape From the Alien Research Facility in SCRAP’s New Remote Escape Game
02.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Japanese real-life escape game creator company SCRAP has announced that a remote, at-home version of its “Escape From the Alien Research Facility” is set to run from May 1 to May 6.
You arrive at a research facility that hails as the world’s first to capture an alien. What should be a safe tour to see the alien suddenly turns into an alarming situation
“This is an emergency announcement. Our alien has regained consciousness and has begun attacking the facility. Please escape from the facility!”
You can hear screams and ruckus from one side of the wall. The situation is dire. All of a sudden you hear a transmission come through.
“This is Ridley. Is anyone still alive!?”
It seems like your only hope is this transmission system. Can you work together with Ridley to escape the research facility?
This remote version of the escape game is adapted from SCRAP’s famous masterpiece of an escape game of the same name. Players must use the video streaming service Zoom to escape the lab from home.
The escape game takes place when the alien begins its sudden assault during an online tour to see it. Participants must use the facility’s voice system to guide the lab assistants through the research facility to clear various missions and defeat the alien. Players will feel like they are in a movie as the immersive story and experience unfolds.
SCRAP is currently developing even more content for people to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.
Escape From the Alien Research Facility – Remote Play
Running: May 1, 2020 – May 6, 2020
[May 1st, 2nd, 6th] 10:00 / 12:30 / 15:00 / 17:30 / 20:00
[May 3rd, 4th, 5th] 9:20 / 11:40 / 14:00 / 16:20 / 18:40 / 21:00
*You can connect to the game 15 minutes before it starts. Make sure you are connected at least 10 minutes before.
Shonen Tantei SCRAP Group Pre-Sale: April 29, 2020 at 12:00 (JST) – April 30, 2020 at 11:59 (JST)
General Sale: April 30, 2020 at 13:00 (JST)
Ticket Price: Group Ticket ¥20,000
*Only group tickets are available with this remote game
Event Page: https://realdgame.jp/event/alien_remote.html
Use Science to Beat the Dr. Stone Escape Game ‘Escape From the Stone Cave’
29.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Escape game creators SCRAP recently teamed up with the popular anime series Dr. Stone to create a wholly original escape game centred around the series which they call “Escape From the Stone Cave.” To commemorate the launch of the real-life escape game, SCRAP also teamed up with the latest edition of Weekly Shonen Jump which went on sale on April 27, 2020.
The escape game features a completely original story with full voice acting from the cast. Participants must conduct real science experiments to solve puzzles and crack codes to escape the cave. The game was made with in collaboration with AnotherVision, a puzzle creation company that helped with the puzzles and science experiments.
The latest edition of Weekly Shonen Jump features a three-page special from SCRAP which has readers tearing up the magazine amongst other hidden secrets. Those who manage to solve the magazine puzzle will receive a special digital image from the event’s website.
SCRAP have even launched a collection of original “Escape From the Stone Cave” merchandise on their website, including science experiment puzzle kits.
Real Escape Game x Dr. Stone
・Max Players: 3 per team
・Time Limit: 40 minutes / Required Time: 50-90 minutes
・Location: SCRAP Kichijoji Nazo Building
Trio Ticket (For 3 people only)
Advance Ticket: ¥2,400 per person (¥7,200 total for 3 people)
Same Day Ticket: ¥2,700 per person (¥8,100 total for 3 people)
Pair Ticket (For 2 people only)
Advance Ticket: ¥2,600 per person (¥5,200 total for 3 people)
Same Day Ticket: ¥2,900 per person (¥5,800 total for 3 people)
Solo Ticket (For 1 person only)
Advance Ticket: ¥3,600 per person
Same Day Ticket: ¥3,900 per person
Continue Extension: ¥800 per person for 10 minutes (same-day payments only)
SCRAP Kichijoji Nazo Building
Address: 1-9-7 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino, Tokyo
Access: 3-minutes on foot from Kichijoji Station’s north exit
Event Page: http://realdgame.jp/dr_stone/
Escape From the Stone Cave Merchandise: https://www.scrapgoods.jp/fs/scrap/c/dr_stone
Escape From the Werewolf Village in SCRAP’s New Remote Escape Game
25.April.2020 | SPOT
Japanese real-life escape game creator company SCRAP has revealed details for its upcoming “Escape From the Werewolf Village” escape game which is set to run from April 29 to May 6.
You’ve found yourself lost in the village of werewolves.
Every night, these werewolvesーwho disguise themselves as villagersーattack the locals.
The local villagers disappear one by one.
The werewolves are gradually approaching closer to you with a mouth full of fangs.
If you do not uncover the truth behind these attacks, and if you cannot solve the mysteries hidden in this villageー
Then you will not leave these place alive.
Do you have the guts to solve all the pieces of the puzzle and escape from the Werewolf Village?
An escape came you can enjoy online
Escape From the Werewolf Village is a popular escape game from SCRAP, and they’ve now come up with a new version that you can enjoy at home by using the video call service Zoom and the messaging app LINE.
Participating teams will give instructions to the staff at the escape game venue to collection information, crack codes, and solve puzzles to locate the werewolves hiding in the village. This is a completely different and fresh kind of escape game experience which uses online communication rather than direct communication in person.
Only tickets for groups of up to 6 will be sold, and anyone is welcome even if they have completed the escape game before or have their own regular teams for this game.
Escape From the Werewolf Village – Remote Play
Running: April 29, 2020 – May 6, 2020
Ticket Release Dates
Shonen Tantei SCRAP Group Pre-Sale: April 25, 2020 at 12:00 (JST) – April 26, 2020 at 12:00 (JST)
General Sale: April 26, 2020 at 13:00 (JST)
Ticket Price: Group Ticket ¥13,500
*A group ticket accommodates 1-6 people. The recommended amount for this game is 4-6.
Max Players: 6 per team
Time Limit: 60 minutes / Required Time: 120 minutes
*The time limit for the game is 60 minutes. Together with the prior instructions and explanations, the entire experience will last 120 minutes.
This remote game makes use of the video call service Zoom and messaging app LINE. Please make sure you have downloaded these prior to starting the game. AN internet connection is also required, so it is recommended that you play on a PC.
Event Details (Japanese): https://realdgame.jp/event/jinro_remote.html
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 T-Shirts Releasing by UNIQLO’s UT Brand
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT it collaborating with the forthcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 to release a collection of T-shirts at UNIQLO stores across Japan and their online store on April 17, 2020.
The film, which is set for release on June 27, 2020, will wrap up the Rebuild of Evangelion film series as the fourth and final entry. The T-shirts in the collection feature completely original and exclusive designs.
Designs take inspiration from memorable scenes
The collection is comprised of 8 original T-shirt designs which were drawn exclusively for UT, ranging from Evanglion Unit-01, Unit-00, and Unit-01 to popular character Kaworu, and the first-ever Unit-00 Berserk mode T-shirt design. Fans of the Evangelion world are sure to appreciate all the little details.
UT x Evangelion UNIQLO 2020 Spring/Summer
Delivered in an exclusive box with the Evangelion font
Those who purchase from the collection via UNIQLO’s online store between April 10-23 will have their orders shipped in a special box bearing various words in the “Eva Font,” such as the UNIQLO brand concept, the brand name’s original “Unique Clothing Warehouse,” and so on.
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding the novel coronavirus, select branches of UNIQLO in Japan are closed or have had their opening hours altered. Details can be found on their website.
Release Date: April 17, 2020
Price: ¥1,700 (Before Tax)
Available: UNIQLO stores in Japan / UNIQLO Japan online store
*Exclusive boxes come in one design and are available while supplies last
*Product manufacturing and distribution, as well as release date and so on are subject to extensions or change depending on the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus
Neon Genesis Evangelion Themed Clothing Collection Released in Collaboration With X-girl
Women’s streetwear fashion brand X-girl has teamed up with Neon Genesis Evangelion to release a new collection of 15 T-shirt inspired by the internationally-celebrated anime series. T-shirts from the collection dropped on Friday last week online Calif, which has an international shipping option, as well as at various stores around Japan, and more items are set to roll out from mid-April.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is known for its deep story, memorable characters, and stylish expression. It had a huge influence on the anime industry and since its release has continued to influence countless series that have followed it.
The new collection by X-girl captures famous scenes from the anime series and its memorable characters. There are also iconic lines written in text on the T-shirts.
The short-sleeved t-shirts were released on May 27, while shirts and bags will drop around mid-April.
The new Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 animated film will be released on June 27, 2020. Get ready for it with a T-shirt from X-girl’s new collection.
X-girl x Neon Genesis Evangelion Collaboration
Sold At: All X-girl and XLARGE/X-girl stores in Japan, X-girl’s official online store, EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01, EVANGELION STORE SHINJUKU, EVANGELION STORE HAKATA, EVANGELION STORE OSAKA, EVANGELION STORE ONLINE
Official Website: https://x-girl.jp/en/news/202003/detail792
See 3,000 Rhododendrons in Full Bloom at the Tsutsuji Garden by Lake Ashi in Hakone
29.March.2020 | SPOT
May is the most colourful time of the year at Hotel de Yama near Lake Ashi in Hakone, when a total of 3,000 rhododendronsーcomprised of 30 different typesーbloom their beautiful flowers in the large Tsutsuji Garden, where one can enjoy a great view of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi.
Tsutsuji Garden at Hotel de Yama
“Tsutsuji” is the Japanese word for rhododendron. The Tsutsuji Garden at Hotel de Yama was once the villa of Koyata Iwasaki, “the fourth and last president of a unified Mitsubishi.” During that time, numerous varieties of rhododendrons were planted in the garden, which have since been maintained. There are plants amongst them that are over 100-years-old, ones that tower over the human stature, and more; with petals that bloom pink, red, purple, and white.
A combined view of the kaleidoscopic rhododendrons and Mount Fuji
The staff who are experts on the garden have set up two photo frame stands in two of the best spots in the garden for taking picturesque photos. Snap some Instagrammable and memories with the colourful rhododendrons and Mount Fuji together.
Rhododendron Desserts: Saison a colorier – ¥1,634 / Tea Set – ¥2,360 (Before Tax)
Salon de thé Rosage, the dessert restaurant that sits in front of the hotel, is serving up a new special dessert called “Saison a colorier” in line with the full bloom of the rhododendrons. It captures the colourful pink, red, white, and purple appearance of the flowers, and looks like a mini version of the hotel’s garden on your plate. The main part of the dessert is the tea mousse, which has a bright red colour as it is coated beautifully in a strawberry puree nappage. The tea used in the mouse is an original rhododendron blend exclusive to the restaurant.
The white rhododendron dessert is a macaron that’s filled with raspberry sorbet. The red which contrasts with the white is a rhododendron milk tea cream and fresh raspberries. The rest of the plate is adorned with pink jelly and edible flowers. The perfect afternoon tea to finish off your time at Tsutsuji Garden.
Hotel de Yama / Salon de thé Rosage
Address: 80 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Official Website: https://www.hakone-hoteldeyama.jp/en/
Escape From The Labyrinth of Time with Cardcaptor Sakura in This New Escape Game
Approximately 6 million people worldwide have stepped up to the thrilling challenge of an escape game by Real Dashutsu Game. They’re now collaborating with Cardcaptor Sakura to launch a new puzzle-solving adventure called “Escape From the Labyrinth of Time” (Toki no meikyū kara no dasshutsu). The main visuals for the event along with the story have been unveiled.
The event will be launched at the world’s first ever mystery-solving theme park Tokyo Mystery Circus on April 1, 2020. The escape game will also be held in five cities across Japan. Participants are invited to join Sakura Kinomoto on a journey back in time, using the power of Sakura’s staff and cards as a Cardcaptor to solve the puzzles and crack the codes.
There’s not long to wait until the games are launched. The main visuals for the event have now been revealed. The main visuals depict Sakura at junior high school-age from the Clear Card Saga along with Sakura at elementary school-age from the Clow Card Saga.
The designs for the bonus merchandise that come with the purchase of bonus advanced tickets have also been unveiled. This includes a card with an original design of Sakura that cannot be obtained from anywhere else.
If you purchase a bonus merchandise advanced ticket, you will receive clipboard designed with the pattern on Sakura’s card book. The functional and beautiful clipboard and the cute Cardcaptor Sakura-themed card are both original merchandise that cannot be obtained from anywhere else. If you’re a fan, don’t miss out.
Plunge into the world of Cardcaptor Sakura this spring.
© CLAMP・ST／Kodansha, NEP, NHK
Real Life Escape Game: Escape From the Labyrinth of Time (Toki no meikyū kara no dasshutsu).
Game Time: 60 minutes/ Estimated Completion Time (including explanations etc) : 120 Minutes
Group Size: 4 People Max
Game Type: All start simultaneously
Tokyo Mystery Circus
Dates: April 1 – June 21, 2020
Nazo Complex Nagoya, Aichi
Dates: April 24 – July 26, 2020
Osaka secret base of scrap
Dates: June 5 – July 26, 2020
Ajito of Scrap, Tenjin, Fukuoka
Dates: May 22 – July 26, 2020
Advanced Tickets: ¥3,400
Advanced Tickets with Bonus Merchandise: ¥7,000 per person
Same Day Ticket: ¥3,900
*No same day tickets will be available if all advanced tickets have been purchased.
*If you purchase a ticket with a student discount, you must bring your student card for inspection on the day.
* For young students without ID who wish to apply a discount, the accompanying parent or guardian must bring official ID with the date of birth of the child for inspection (such as their health insurance card). If you do not bring ID, you may be asked to pay the remaining balance for a general ticket.
*Please be aware that you cannot get any kind of refund for your ticket once purchased.
Special Edition Website: http://realdgame.jp/cc_sakura/
Neon Genesis Evangelion Inspired Accessories to be Released by Q-pot.
Q-pot. is turning the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion into a delectable collection of dessert-themed accessories, which will go on sale at select Q-pot. shops, the Q-pot. pop-up shop in Seibu Ikebukuro, all EVANGELION STORE branches, and RADIO EVA STORE on April 2, 2020.
Let’s take a look at what Q-pot. has whipped up in the accessory kitchen this time.
Macaron (Unit-01/Unit-00/Unit-02/Unit-08/Mark.06) – Necklaces ¥9,000 Each (Before Tax), Bag Charms ¥8,000 Each (Before Tax)
Modelled after Evangelion Units 01, 00, 02, 08, and Mark.06, and branded with the NERV logo, these macarons are coloured the same as the Plugsuits of their pilots, and are also topped with Entry Plugs.
Melty Melt (Unit-01/Unit-00/Unit-02/Unit-08/Mark.06) – Necklaces ¥18,000 Each (Before Tax), Rings ¥15,000 Each (Before Tax)
All of the necklaces and rings in the Melty Melt collection are handmade individually, and coloured beautifully like their respective Evangelions. The line-up is a loving homage to the series made into tasty and tempting-looking melted accessories.
Misato Biscuit Cross
Misato Biscuit Cross Necklace – ¥13,000 (Before Tax)
Misato Katsuragi is the operations director at NERV. This necklace is based on the cross pendant that she always carries with herーturned into a Q-pot-style biscuit. It reads 3310 (pronounced “Misato” in Japanese) on the back.
Longinus Folk Necklace – ¥16,000 (Before Tax)
Based on the Spear of Longinus, which is indispensable to the story of Evangelion, the tip reads “EVA” on one side and “Evangelion + Q-pot.” on the other.
Lilith Sugar Cookie
Lilith Sugar Cookie Necklace – ¥10,000 (Before Tax) / Bag Charm – ¥9,000 (Before Tax)
Lilith was kept crucified to a giant cross in the deepest level of the NERV headquarters, Terminal Dogma. Lilith has been transformed into a cute sugar cookie necklace and bag charm, with chocolate and icing that looks so real you just want to take a bite.
Rei Capsule Necklace – ¥10,000 (Before Tax)
This necklace is inspired by Rei Ayanami, the First Child, and that includes it light purple and mint colours. The tablet reads “LINK” and “9mg.”
EVANGELION x Q-pot. Special Package
01: Accessory Tin
The items in the Melty Melt series, the Misato Biscuit Cross Necklace, the Longius necklace, and the Lilith Sugar Cookie items all come in this original Evangelion x Q-pot. tin.
02: Accessory Bag
The Macaron items and Rei Capusle necklace are packaged in a special seal bag.
EVANGELION x Q-pot. (Limited Stock)
Those who spend over ¥30,000 (before tax) on these items are Q-pot. shops, the Q-pot. pop-up shop in Seibu Ikebukuro, and EVANGELION STORE branches will receive one of six possible postcards. These are limited in stock and so are a super rare collectable.
EVANGELION x Q-pot. Accessory Collaboration
Release Date: April 2, 2020
*Direct sales will change to made-to-order once all in-store stock has been sold. Orders available until April 15, 2020.
*When stock sells out on the Q-pot. ONLINE SHOP, stock will change to made-to-order the following day.
*Items will be shipped from mid-June 2020. This is subject to change depending on the condition of production.
*On the first day of sales, all items will be limited to one per person.
①Q-pot. stores (From 10:00 A.M.)
Omotesando/Tokyo Sky Tree Town Solamachi/LUCUA 1100/Q-pot. ONLINE SHOP/Q-pot. INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SHOP/Seibu Ikebukuro Pop-Up Shop
②EVANGELION STORE ONLINE (From 10:00 A.M.) *Made-to-order only
*Sales will open at each respective branch’s opening hours
④RADIO EVA STORE (Shibuya PARCO) Seibu Ikebukuro
*Stocking only April 2, 2020 – April 15, 2020
*RADIO EVA STORE sales will be announced on Twitter at a later date
*Not available at RADIO EVA ONLINE or RADIO EVA STORE e-commerce website
*This information is correct as of March 17, 2020. Subject to change without notice.
Q-pot. Official Website: http://www.q-pot.jp/news/2020/03/1199.html