Mystery Solving Meets Art in New Blue Period Escape Game
02.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME
SCRAP, known for its immersive escape rooms based on tons of popular anime, manga, and game properties, is inviting fans of the Blue Period manga series to participate in a new escape game! The Blue Period ‘Escape from the Art College Entrance Exam’ event will begin on July 15 in Tokyo.
The hands-on event will invite participants to use art materials to solve a number of riddles and puzzles while exploring the event space. The player will become a student at the Tokyo University of the Arts, the school that the main character Yatora Yaguchi seeks to attend.
Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance or on the same day on-site. There is no time limit, no limit on the number of participants, and plenty of hints if you need them, so escape room novices can have a great time as well!
At the event, players will also be able to communicate with the characters via LINE, have individual interviews with Yatora’s teacher Ms. Oba, and actually use art materials. Come immerse yourself in the world of Blue Period!
Real Escape Game x Blue Period ‘Escape from the Art College Entrance Exam’
Tokyo: Tokyo Mystery Circus, July 15~
Aichi: Real Escape Game Nagoya, August 5~
Osaka: Real Escape game Osaka Ebisucho July 29~
Special Site: https://realdgame.jp/blue-period/
Blue Period Exhibition Showcases Art from Students Across Japan
Blue Period Exhibition ~Art is a gift?~ will run from June 18 until September 27, 2022, at Tokyo’s Warehouse TERRADA G1 Building. The manga series, written and illustrated by Tsubasa Yamaguchi, has been serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon since June 2017.
Blue Period follows Yatora Yaguchi, an aspiring painter trying to get into the Tokyo University of the Arts. For this exhibition, 34 students from art college prep schools around Japan drew the first six covers of the Blue Period manga series in their own unique styles. These creations were made across multiple media including charcoal, pencil, and oil paint. All 34 paintings will be on display during the exhibition period.
Selection of Paintings to be Displayed
Artist: Tomori Marimo
This angel was drawn by art club member Mori-senpai in the series and inspired Yatora to pursue art. Appears in Volume 1.
Artist: Yamamichi Shota
The painting Yatora drew based on the theme of ‘Fate.’ It was the first F100 painting and seemed like it would swallow him up. Appears in Volume 3.
Artist: Yamazaki Yuko
Piece drawn for Yatora’s first exam. The theme was ‘self-portrait.’ Appears in Volume 4.
Artist: Tamana Moteki
Piece drawn for Yatora’s second exam. The theme was ‘nude.’ Finished at the last minute. Appears in Volume 6.
The in-person event will also invite fans of Blue Period to see 50 works of art integral to the series. An immersive theater will also be open, and visitors can see exclusive commentary from the series creator.
Blue Period Exhibition ~Art is a gift?~
Running: June 18 – September 27, 2022
Venue: Terrada Warehouse G1 Building (2-6-4 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://blueperiod-ten.jp/
Ace Attorney Escape Room Opens in Tokyo and Nagoya to Celebrate Series’ 20th Anniversary
SCRAP has planned and produced a number of Real Escape Games, attracting over 9.4 million attendees worldwide. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ace Attorney series, The Grand London Murder Case escape game will be returning to venues in Tokyo and Nagoya for a limited time starting July 29, 2022.
The Grand London Murder Case is an interactive event incorporating elements of deduction, in which guests must solve the case and prove the defendant not guilty. Held in 32 cities across Japan in 2015, it became extremely popular.
The story begins when protagonist Ryunosuke Naruhodo becomes a suspect in a murder case. The players in this event are given the role of lawyers tasked with proving Naruhodo’s innocence. To do this, they must examine the testimony and available evidence to find inconsistencies and examine parts of the venue where the crime took place.
The Grand London Murder Case In-Game Image
The in-game film was created by the Ace Attorney development team exclusively for the event. It will be fully voiced by Ryunosuke Naruhodo (Hiro Shimono) and heroine Susato Mikotoba (Kana Hanazawa), along with other popular members of the cast.
The Ace Attorney series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a number of exciting events. Keep an eye out for more!
The Grand London Murder Case
Real Escape Game Nagoya / July 29 – August 28, 2022
Tokyo Mystery Circus / September 1 – October 10, 2022
Event Details: https://realdgame.jp/event/daigyakuten2022.html
Tokyo Revengers Real Escape Game to Open in Shibuya in Fall 2022
SCRAP, a company designing unique escape games, will be opening a Tokyo Revengers real escape game in Shibuya this fall!
The Tokyo Revengers manga series has been hugely popular, selling over 50 million copies and inspiring an anime series, films, and stage productions. The first Tokyo Revengers real escape game was held in February 2022, with two months of tickets selling out immediately after the event began.
The new escape room will be held this fall, with events happening all around Shibuya–the main location of Tokyo Revengers. Fans of the series will have a blast running around the streets of Shibuya, solving puzzles, and cooperating with characters from the show!
To commemorate the start of the event, a SCRAP x Tokyo Revengers stamp rally will be held around Shibuya from July 1 to July 24, 2022. Fans will need to find the members of the Tokyo Manji Gang by solving clues and collecting stamps as proof of their success. Anyone can participate in this free event! By finding every member, fans will receive an illustration card with an exclusive design.
More details on the real escape game will be released on August 17, so stay tuned!
Escape From the Never-ending Tokyo Revengers Conflict
Opening Fall 2022
Special Event Site: https://realdgame.jp/revengers-shibuya/
Stamp Rally Project – Find the Members of the Tokyo Manji Gang in Shibuya!
Running: July 1 – July 24, 2022
Stamp Rally Card Distribution Locations:
MEGA Don Quijote Shibuya / Shibuya MODI / Shibuya PARCO / Village Vanguard Shibuya / Animate Shibuya / Shibuya Tsutaya / HMV&BOOKS Shibuya / Shibuya LOFT / Bic Camera Shibuya East / Miyashita Park (2F ‘The Shibuya Souvenir Store’)
Special Site: https://realdgame.jp/revengers-shibuya/stamp-rally.html
Third Higurashi When They Cry Escape Room to Open This Summer
03.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Yodaka, an Escape Room in Tokyo, will be opening a number of terrifying games inspired by the horror series Higurashi When They Cry this summer! The first installment will begin on June 10 and the second will open on June 21 at the location in Kitashinjuku.
The interactive puzzle game invites participants to become the protagonists of a newly-written story. By solving riddles, guests will uncover more and more of the story’s details as they strive to complete the challenge.
The first installment of the Higurashi escape game was held in April 2018. The second came in June 2021, and due to fan demand, this summer will see the third challenge.
Third Escape Room Special Site (Teaser): https://yodaka.info/portal/2206higurashi
Guests can also take home some exclusive merchandise including acrylic keychains, stickers, and more. Come become part of the Higurashi story!
© 竜騎士07 / 07th Expansion
Godzilla Escape Room Opens at Atami Bay Resort Korakuen in Shizuoka
In February, Godzilla fans were excited to hear that they would be tasked with protecting Atami Bay Resort Korakuen in a new escape room coming soon. Now, the Escape from Godzilla event has a starting date: May 27, 2022!
Atami Bay Resort Korakuen has been a familiar sight in Atami since 1965. The beautiful property sits on the gorgeous Sagami Bay, treating guests to unforgettable views. The Escape from Godzilla event will ask players to solve mysteries throughout the hotel. Visitors will need to explore rooms and sometimes interact with hotel staff to reach the end. SCRAP, known for its numerous crossover escape games, created the project.
Atami is the setting of the decisive battle in the 1962 film King Kong vs. Godzilla. 2022 is the 60th anniversary of the film, and guests are invited to enjoy an original story and original images showing Godzilla’s attack on present-day Atami in cooperation with Toho.
Five original pieces of merchandise have been announced as part of the project. These Godzilla-themed items can only be purchased during the event.
Commemorative Puzzle Game Set: ¥2,300 (Tax Included) / Door Plate / Sticker / Hotel Keychain
Plush: ¥1,800 (Tax Included)
Fans can grab a commemorative set including a special Godzilla sticker, a hotel keychain, and a door plate perfect for decorating at home. Clear folders and celebratory stickers for escape room winners will also be available, along with special hand towels printed with a special Atami design.
Tickets for the event are now on sale!
Real Escape Game – Godzilla vs. Atami Bay Resort Korakuen “Escape from Godzilla”
Venue: Atami Bay Resort Korakuen (10-1 Wadahamaminamicho, Atami, Shizuoka)
Running: May 27, 2022~
Special Event Site: https://realdgame.jp/atami-godzilla/
Lupin the Third Escape Room “Escape from the London Trap Tower” to Open Across Japan
TMS is teaming up with SCRAP, a company designing unique escape games, to open “Escape from the London Trap Tower” in collaboration with the anime series Lupin the Third Part 6. The real escape game will open in Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Okayama, and Osaka in 2022.
Up to four players can take part in the game at once, and the average run time is around two hours.
This escape game follows the story of Lily Watson, the teenage ward of Part 6’s master detective Sherlock Holmes. After being kidnapped, she is held in a tower guarded by traps and puzzles that need to be solved. Unfortunately, the kidnapper has told Inspector Zenigata that Lupin is on the way to steal a valuable treasure, so it won’t be easy!
Players will work with Lupin by speaking to him at designated communication points, and multiple strategies can be used to evade the guards. It’s all about teamwork!
Bonus with Ticket Purchase ‘Worthless Mystery Set’
Group Ticket Bonus – Bookmarks (4 pieces)
Tickets for the escape room are on sale now, and those buying advanced tickets will receive three small plates featuring popular Lupin characters. Those purchasing a group ticket will receive four unique bookmarks!
On each floor of the tower, players can talk to Lupin, hand over items, have strategy meetings, and break through the guards’ surveillance in surprising ways. Do you think you have what it takes to be a master thief and save Lily?
Real Escape Game x Lupin the Third “Escape from the London Trap Tower”
Dates & Locations:
Tokyo Mystery Circus / February 3 – May 8, 2022
Real Escape Game Sapporo / May 13 – June 12, 2022
Real Escape Game Sendai / May 13 – June 12, 2022
Real Escape Game Fukuoka / May 13 – June 12, 2022
Real Escape Game Nagoya / June 17 – July 24, 2022
Real Escape Game Yokohama / July 29 – August 28, 2022
Real Escape Game Okayama / July 29 – August 28, 2022
Real Escape Game Osaka Shinsaibashi / September 1 – October 2, 2022
Official Site: https://realdgame.jp/lupin-6th/
Merch Inspired by Anime Series Blue Period Available on Online Lottery Site Challenge Kuji
18.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Digital lottery site Challenge Kuji is now offering limited-edition products inspired by the Blue Period anime series until February 4, 2022.
Fans can attempt to win a variety of products only available during this event, including a huge acrylic stand and a multi-use case perfect to hold masks or tickets.
A Prize: Big Acrylic Stand
B Prize: Multi-Use Case
C Prize: Picture Frame Pin
D Prize: Bromide Set
Five characters appear on these limited-edition goods: Yatora Yaguchi, Ryuji Ayukawa, Yotasuke Takahashi, Haruka Hashida, and Maki Kuwana.
Blue Period Special Lottery
Price: ¥650 per turn (Tax Included)
Running: Until February 4, 2022 at 23:59
*Products expected to ship between late March and late April 2022
Popular Puzzle-Solving Toy ‘Nazokan’ Returns to Shelves After Selling Out
13.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME
SCRAP, a company known for its unique escape games, have recently started selling its ‘Nazokan’ (Mystery Can) product at stores nationwide starting December 22, 2021. These items sold out instantly upon initial release, and have been highly praised by puzzle-lovers, including popular actress and model Nanase Nishino!
Two kinds of ‘Nazokan’ are on sale: The ‘Golden Angel Can’ and the ‘Silver Devil Can.’ Each large can contains a number of difficult puzzles and riddles.
Following its initial launch in October 2021, the first production run sold out in only six days. Puzzle fans have been begging for a second production run, and to celebrate the re-release, actress and model Nanase Nishino has released her comments on the product. Nishino is known as major puzzle fan, so what does she have to say?
Comment from Nanase Nishino
When I first grabbed a ‘Nazokan,’ I was excited to see what sorts of mysteries I’d find inside, and I was ready to take on the challenge.
Spending my time on each puzzle, I completely lost track of time, and I came away with a real sense of accomplishment.
You can solve it alone,
or work together with your friends,
or even give it as a gift to someone who loves riddles!
I hope everyone has fun with this amazing product!
’Nazokan’ (Mystery Can)
―Calling All Puzzle Lovers! We’ve Fit Tons of Puzzles and Riddles into this Can!―
Price: ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Real Escape Game Stores and Tokyo Mystery Circus
Special Site: https://www.scrapmagazine.com/nazokan/
AIR TWOKYO Launches Items in Collaboration with Blue Period Worldwide
AIR TOKYO, a fashion brand that aims to reconstruct pop culture contents such as anime, manga, and music through unique graphic designs, launched collaborative goods with the TV anime Blue Period.
The concept of the collaboration is “a blue world.” The lineup includes products that sublimate and reinterpret AIR TWOKYO’s own designs to reflect the characters’ personalities and the struggles and pains of art which are the core of the work. The product lineup includes not only apparel products, but also many artworks such as F8 size art boards and colorful embroidery.
Ryosuke Sasaki, Vo.Gt. of “a flood of circle” created the design for the T-shirt as the first part of the project titled “Artist loves pop culture‼”, in which music artists who are fans of manga and anime are invited to draw designs. The design was done entirely with his left hand, which is not his dominant hand. He explained, “If I’m going to borrow the name of Hachitaro, who is passionate about learning things he’s never done before, I at least drew the lines with my non-dominant hand, which I’ve also never done before”. He has also expressed his passion for Blue Period on the radio, and the way he perceives the work is unique to him as a person who has been involved in all kinds of music and bands, so it is no wonder that he was able to create this design. He also gave a special interview, in which he talked about a wide range of topics from the story and characters of “Blue Period”.
Blue Period X AIR TWOKYO
Pre-order Products: https://airtwokyo.com/collections/pre-order
Running：until January 10, 2022 at 24:00 JST
Regular Products: https://airtwokyo.com/collections/blue-period
Detective Conan x Real Escape Game Collab to Open in 7 More Cities Nationwide
08.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME
SCRAP, known for its immersive escape rooms based on tons of popular anime, manga, and game properties, is inviting guests to test their detective skills! After massive popularity, the ‘Escape from the Blood Task Force,’ inspired by the newest Detective Conan film, is coming to seven more cities across Japan. Events currently running in Osaka, Tokyo, and Nagoya will also be extending their duration, allowing more fans to get a chance to test their skills of deduction!
Akai’s Investigation Kit, gifted to those who purchase advance tickets
Escape games have been becoming more and more popular around the world over the last ten years. This particular Detective Conan collaboration has been held since 2013 and has attracted more than 1.3 million people to their local room to test their skills. ‘Escape from the Blood Task Force,’ the newest game in the series, tells the story of Shuichi Akai, the main character in the recent Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet film.
Participants in the event will take on the role of FBI agents to help solve the case. Working with a team, players will head to their assigned areas to work alongside Conan and his team, or alone if they so wish. So far, this new event has seen over 20,000 visitors, with many complimenting the high levels of immersion. People have also commented that the escape room is like being a part of an entirely new movie!
How do you think you’d do at the Detective Conan Real Escape Room?
Real Escape Game – Escape from the Blood Task Force
Osaka 1: Real Escape Game Osaka Shinsaibashi
Open now until October 17, 2021
Tokyo: Tokyo Mystery Circus
Open now until December 12, 2021
Aichi: Real Escape Game Nagoya
Open now until December 19, 2021
Osaka 2: Yomiuri TV New Company Building 10hall
November 3 – December 31, 2021
Kyoto: Kyoto Shinbun Cultural Hall
December 4 – December 5, 2021
Hokkaido: Real Escape Game Sapporo
December 10, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Nagasaki: Nagasaki Seiyo-kan 2F Event Hall
December 10 – December 12, 2021
Kanagawa: Real Escape Game Yokohama
December 17, 2021 – January 16, 2022
Miyagi: Real Escape Game Sendai
December 24, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Okayama: Real Escape Game Okayama
December 24, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Hiroshima: JMS Aster Plaza Public Gallery
December 25 – December 26, 2021
Online REAL Escape Game Summer Fest To Feature Nijicon’s Marina Karin, Batten Shoujotai’s Haruno Kiina
08.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Running between August 4 and October 2, 2021, the Online REAL Escape Game Summer Fest is shaping up to be one of the biggest online festivals ever.
The Online REAL Escape Game Summer Fest is a free and fun story-based event where participants can try their hand at saving the world! Original merchandise and livestreams will be available throughout Summer 2021 to commemorate one of the largest online festivals in history. You can join the fun every day from the comfort of your own home, with more than 10 different events available to partake in.
The events are scheduled to release one-by-one, with the 10th being held as of writing. ‘Save The World From The Clones’ is the title of the current REAL Spot-the-Difference event, while the ‘Escape From The Impregnable Dragon’ puzzle-based battle royale has just been announced.
REAL Spot-The-Difference combines a regular spot-the-difference game with a filmed story. During the game, you must watch two almost identical clips and try to spot what has changed between the two. It could be the script or even the behaviour of certain characters.
Karin Matoba of idol group Niji no Conquistador will be guest starring in the ‘Save The World From The Clones’ movie, so make sure to keep a close eye on her as you learn more about the mysterious story.
‘Escape From The Impregnable Dragon’ is a puzzle-based battle royale, starting with 10 participants per round. Whoever can solve the most mysteries amongst the players will survive! It could be you who turns the battle in this intense online puzzle-solving game.
The game will be assisted by Haruno Kiina of Batten Shoujoten, a Kyushu-based idol group under Stardust Planet’s Stardust Promotion.
Join her in this battle to discover the No.1 puzzle solver!
Don’t miss out on this ever-growing Online and Real summer festival, complete with star guests!
Online Real Escape Game Summer Fest
Availability: August 4, ~ October 2, 2021
Play Format: Online
Supported Devices: Smartphone, Tablet, PC (1 device per player)
*Some content is optimized for PC
Official Site: https://realdgame.jp/online_reald_summerfes/
REAL ‘Save The World From The Clones’
August 21: 14:00 ~ 16:00 / 20:00~22:00
August 22: 13:00~15:00 / 17:00~19:00
Puzzle-based Battle Royale ‘Escape From The Impregnable Dragon’