Online Japanese Haunted House Horror Game to Terrify On Zoom Live Call

03.September.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Japanese escape game creative company SCRAP has announced a new online haunted house experience which will have players utilising Zoom to escape from a cursed home. The experience will be launched on September 11, 2020.

The online game is an entirely new experience developed by SCRAP in collaboration with Hirofumi Gomi, a producer of haunted houses across Japan as well as Tokyo Dome City Attractions. The game’s story sees players’ underclassman Utsumi searching for you inside a particular house which is rumoured to be haunted.

Players are put into a team of 1 to 7 people and use Zoom or LINE to give directions to the rest of the cast. Players must work together and with the in-game cast to uncover the hidden malice behind the house and escape. It’s an interactive game that will plunge players into a scary experience they won’t soon forget.

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    Exclusive merchandise when buying select tickets: glass, coaster, business card, and card case

    Sticker Set ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Pins ¥500 / Acrylic Keyrings ¥800 / Mini Tote Bags ¥2,000 (Tax Included)

    The escape game, which is called “Escape From the Black Market Empire,” features an original voiced story (recorded by the original voice actors) that has players using their smartphones to communicate with the six Matsuno siblings. They must work with them to help repay their debt.

     

    The event also has its own exclusive merchandise. In Fukuoka, it will be held at SPACE on the Station on the 6th floor of SOLARIA STAGE which is located not even a minutes’ walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.

  • In promotion of SCRAP’s new Detective Conan themed escape game Escape From the Scarlet Investigation (Blood Task Force), five of the company’s past escape games made in collaboration with the anime series are being revived for a temporary period.

     

    Escape From the Orient Express

     

    Escape From the Magical Castle

     

    Escape From the Black Assassin

     

    Escape From the Final Public Examination

     

    Escape From the Navy Blue Art Museum

     

    Here’s what it’s like to play..

    SCRAP’s escape games are made in collaboration with many different series and see players become a character in the story where they must solve puzzles and riddles to find a way out. They have collaborated with Detective Conan since 2013 during which over 1.3 million people have played. The newest entry to the series is Escape From the Scarlet Investigation (Blood Task Force).


    Five previous escape games make a return this year including Escape From the Orient Express (2014), Escape From the Magical Castle (2015), Escape From the Black Assassin (2016), Escape From the Final Public Examination (2018), and Escape From the Navy Blue Art Museum (2019). Each features a completely original story set in the world of Detective Conan.

     

    ©青山剛昌/小学館・読売テレビ・TMS 1996
    ©青山剛昌/小学館

  • The Promised Neverland Escape Game Has You Running Away From the Forest Demons

    30.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japanese real-life escape game creative company SCRAP is set to open a new game in collaboration with the anime series The Promised Neverland. Titled “Escape from the Demons’ Forest,” the game will open in seven cities across Japan on July 8.

     

    Escape game bring people together in a themed space where they have to solve puzzles in order to escape. Players of this new game take on the role of one of the special children to be eaten like Emma, Ray, and Norman. They must work alongside the characters while avoiding the demons guarding the area. If you’ve always wanted to feel like you’re in the world of The Promised Neverland, this immersive experience is on way of getting there.


    SCRAP has collaborated with The Promised Neverland before, with their 2019 game receiving the Best Event Award for its original story and level of immersion. The new game is sure to be a similar experience, with newly-recorded voice lines for Emma, Norman, and Ray who players will interact with.

     

    Players who book a ticket in advance can also receive a special message in a bottle.

     

    ©白井カイウ・出水ぽすか/集英社・約束のネバーランド製作委員会
    *「リアル脱出ゲーム」は株式会社SCRAPの登録商標です。

  • Sanrio Puroland Announces Online Puzzle Solving Game With Hello Kitty and Friends

    03.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Sanrio Entertainment is teaming up with Harekage, a company that incorporates puzzles and riddles into promotional material, to launch a special online puzzle game that will be held via Zoom. The name of the game is “Acquisition of Puroland ~Rescue Captured Hello Kitty~” and it will be held six times on June 18, 19, 25, 26, and July 2 and 3.

    In the game, which features a completely original story, players will communicate with the Sanrio characters on Zoom to solve the puzzle. They can write messages of support as well as tell the characters where and what to move. The event is being held online in response to COVID-19 and the shortened hours at Sanrio Puroland, so Sanrio fans unable to travel there can still meet with their favourites online. The stream will take place live from Puroland after closing hours.

     

    How to Play

    Players must purchase an online ticket and access the Zoom URL on the day. When the stream starts, an opening movie will play detailing the story. The game has a time limit as well as a final video after completing it. The puzzle and riddle can be accessed from the webpage provided. Players will use the chat function on Zoom to communicate with the Sanrio cast including Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, and Pompompurin, and guide them on what they should do to help save Hello Kitty.

     

    The Game

    This game is different from a quiz where knowledge is the key. Instead, you must use your full power of imagination to use the rules and words provided to line-up keywords in the right order and more. It’s a fun game that both kids and adults alike can get involved with. Kids tend to have more imagination than adults so they might be the ones solve the puzzle first!

     

    © 1990, 2009, 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN  著作 株式会社サンリオ

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Escape Game Launches in Japan

    31.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Real-life escape game creative company SCRAP launched a new escape game on Monday in collaboration with the anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

     

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain | ¥3,400 (Tax Included)

     

     

    ‘Escape From the Demon Infested Natagumo Mountain’ is a collaboration between SCRAP’s immensely popular ‘Real Dasshutsu Game’ escape game series which has been experienced by over 8.2 million people and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, the anime series that has taken the world by storm when it aired in 2019. Its popularity surged once again with the release of the anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train last year, and the hype is set to continue when the second season of the anime begins airing this year.

     

    This escape game is available to buy online at SCRAP GOODS SHOP as well as their stores. It’s an easy to use kit which only requires the use of a smartphone, PC, or tablet. Players can play with as many people as they like from the comfort of their own home.

     

    The game is inspired by the battle between Tanjiro and the Lower Rank 5 Demon Rui on Natagumo Mountain. Players form part of the Demon Slayer Corps and must use the documents provided to solve riddles in order to defeat the demons.

     

    The escape game features many characters from the series including completely new recordings by the actual voice cast for Tanjiro, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Shinobu, Kagaya, Rui, and the Kasugai Crows.

     

    Merchandise Line-Up

    SCRAP has also released a collection of original merch illustrated by ufotable, the studio that animates the series.

    Sticker Set ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Folder Set ¥4,000 / Pins ¥500 Each / Key Rings ¥800 Each / Wooden Stands ¥1,500 Each / Memo Pad ¥800 / Bath Towel ¥3,000 (Tax Included)

     

     

    Bonus Item

    Nezuko Wooden Box

     

     

    A bonus wooden Nezuko box with a puzzle inside is also available which comes with a limited-edition Nezuko pin. Available for an extra ¥3,000.

     

    The game is available in Japanese only. Do you have what it takes to escape from Natagumo Mountain?

     

    ©吾峠呼世晴/集英社・アニプレックス・ufotable

    ©SCRAP

  • Solve Mysterious in Tokyo While Walking Around Asakusa in This New IRL Game

    14.April.2021 | SPOT

    Japanese IRL mystery game production company Haregake is launching a new game in collaboration with Cosmos Hotel Management who are known for managing the apartment hotel chain MIMARU. MIMARU Tokyo Asakusa STATION, a new branch, is set to open on April 22.

    This game will take place around Asakusa in Tokyo and can be played by couples, families, and groups. The event is being carried out with all necessary COVID-19 safety measures in place and aims to get people learning more about the wonders of Asakusa with a game that incorporates elements of the district’s traditional buildings, culture, and more. It’s a chance to sightsee around one of Tokyo’s most iconic areas while solving puzzles at the same time.

    The game kit can be bought at the vending machine inside MIMARU Tokyo Asakusa STATION when it opens later this month. It includes the story, which you can read below, and everything you need to get yourself started. There’s also no time limit, so players can take as long as they like while they enjoy the sights.

     

    The Game’s Story

    “I want you to find the treasure of Asakusa for me.”

    So says the request that finds its ways to you – you, who are a detective.

    A certain wealthy individual once resided in Asakusa.

    He left a letter behind, and now this letter is in your hands.

    “This map – perhaps it shows the location of this treasure.”

     

    Will you be able to locate the treasure resting in Asakusa?

    Head on out and solve the mystery as you walk around the district.

  • Summer Time Rendering Manga Series Themed Escape Game Announced

    08.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Japanese escape game creative company SCRAP has announced a brand new game in collaboration with Summer Time Rendering, a manga series written and illustrated by Yasuki Tanaka which concluded in February this year. An anime adaptation for the series has been green-lit.

    Shueisha describes the manga’s story: “Upon hearing of Ushio’s death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend’s family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface something strange is brewing on the island. What mysteries await him on this secluded summer island?”

     

    SCRAP’s escape game will take place on Tomogashima, an island located in Wakayama which inspired the setting of Summer Time Rendering. Taking place for one day only on July 22, the game will have players solving puzzles and mysterious around the real-life island in order to escape. The game is limited to just 50 groups and a maximum of 100 people. Applications are open now until April 26 and players will be selected randomly.

     

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  • Mr. Osomatsu Escape Game Releases Original Merchandise Collection

    11.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japanese escape game developer company SCRAP released a new collection of original and exclusive merchandise based on one of its Mr. Osomatsu themed escape games. The escape game was created in collaboration with the anime’s third season.

    The merch at a glance

    Bonus items for those who book advance tickets

    The escape game, which is called “Escape From the Black Market Empire,” features an original voiced story that has players using their smartphones to communicate with the six Matsuno siblings. They must work with them to help repay their debt.

    The merchandise collection includes plenty of must-grabs for fans like folders, stickers, tote bags, and more. And there’s some bonus items for those who buy an advance tickets.

     

    ©赤塚不二夫/おそ松さん製作委員会 ©SCRAP

  • Mr. Osomatsu Themed Escape Game Begins Across Japan

    10.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    Japanese escape game developer company SCRAP, who has welcomed more than 7.4 million players worldwide to its iconic escape games, is now holding a game themed on the popular TV anime series Mr. Osomatsu.

     

    The game is titled “Escape From the Black Market Empire” and features an original voiced story that has players using their smartphones to communicate with the six Matsuno siblings. They must work with them to help repay their debt. It is taking place at SCRAP branches across Japan including in Kichijoji, Nagoya, and Osaka, each of which has been decorated with posters signed by seven members of the anime’s voice cast.

     

    The escape game’s official website also posted a commercial that’s worth checking out featuring newly-recorded lines from the iconic sextuplets.

     

    Bonus Merch

    Bonus merch for participating in the game includes:
    ・Champagne glass
    ・Coaster
    ・Business card
    ・Business card case

     

    Original Merchandise (Prices Include Tax)

    Hand Towel Set ¥2,000 / Sticker Stick ¥300 / Folder ¥1,000 / Pins ¥500 / Key Rings ¥800

    ©赤塚不二夫/おそ松さん製作委員会
    ©SCRAP

  • Chihayafuru Anime Gets Escape Game at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS

    23.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, Japan’s first and biggest puzzle-themed theme park, has announced the opening of a new escape game based on the popular manga anime series Chihayafuru which will begin at the site on March 4, 2021.

    The immersive story-driven escape game has players take on the role of a member of the Fujiyama High School karuta club. While learning the essential points of competitive karuta from Chigaya Ayase and the gang, they must aim for victory to escape. No prior preparations are necessary – players can book their tickets and just turn up on the day.

    This unique escape game takes place in a traditional tatami mat room and combines puzzle-solving skills with competitive karuta in which clues are written on the cards. Fans of the manga and anime series are sure to enjoy this immersive game.

     

    Tickets will go on sale on January 23, 2021 at 12:00 (JST).

     

    ©末次由紀/講談社

  • Attack on Titan The Final Season Escape Game Announced at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS

    10.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    SCRAP has announced the release of a new escape game at TOKYO MYSTERY CIRCUS, Japan’s biggest puzzle-themed theme park, in promotion of the final season of Attack on Titan which is now airing. Set to begin on February 25, 2021, the escape game is titled “Escape Game x Attack on Titan The Final Season: Escape From the 5 Titans.”

    This marks the fifth Attack on Titan themed escape game to be held. Players will become a member of the Survey Corps and worked with Levi, Mikasa, and other characters to face off against five Titans. The immersive story will have players feeling like they are really in the world of the anime series.

    The key to this escape game is the map provided to players which they must used together with other items to assemble a diorama map of Marley. They will then use their completed diorama to their advantage in order to escape.

    The escape game is a celebration and mark of Attack on Titan’s final season and a must-experience for fans in Japan.

     

    ©SCRAP
    ©諫山創・講談社/「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会」

  • My Hero Academia Themed Puzzle Game to Open in Shibuya in January 2021

    09.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Asobi Factory no Asobiba is a new shop set to open on the 6th floor of Shibuya Marui on January 2, 2021 where visitors can get hands-on and immersed in puzzle-solving games.

    Asobi Factory is a puzzles and goods brand that first began its journey into the puzzle industry in 2011. Since then, it has hosted many interactive puzzle events based on anime series, games, television shows, and more. Its new Asobiba shop will collaborate exclusively with anime and games, offering puzzle experiences as well as selling puzzle goods and merchandise in collaboration with anime series.

     

    Visitors can walk around the shop to enjoy experiencing different puzzle content. And these puzzles aren’t bound to the shop – they will take visitors around the building and outside on the streets too. Puzzles can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, making for a fun day trip.

     

    My Hero Academia features as the first collaboration

    The popular anime series My Hero Academia hails as the first collaboration. The story begins at a hero office where word of an explosion reaches. You take the role of a pro hero take the call to figure out this mystery and head straight to the scene of the crime only to find mysteriously that the first reported explosion goes off in the instant you arrive. People are in a panic, and it’s up to you, Deku, Ochako, and Todoroki to prevent the second blast from going off.

     

    ©堀越耕平/集英社・僕のヒーローアカデミア製作委員会

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