Ace Attorney Escape Room Opens in Tokyo and Nagoya to Celebrate Series’ 20th Anniversary

20.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

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.

Gameplay Example

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!


  • 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!


  • Tokyo Revengers Real Escape Game to Open in Shibuya in Fall 2022

    23.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    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!

  • 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):



    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

    30.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    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!


  • Lupin the Third Escape Room “Escape from the London Trap Tower” to Open Across Japan

    11.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    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?

  • 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!


  • 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? 

  • Ace Attorney Celebrates 20th Anniversary with CAPCOM CAFE Collaboration, Releases Main Visual 

    27.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Saitama Ion Laketown kaze’s CAPCOM CAFE will be holding an Ace Attorney collaboration cafe between October 8 and November 18 to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary.

    The never-seen-before main visual is themed around the 20th anniversary and features the Ace Attorney and Great Ace Attorney characters in their fanciest clothes! Look forward to the new collaboration menu and limited goods which will feature the new artwork.


    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is now on sale.



  • 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!


  • Japan’s Capcom Cafe Releases Ace Attorney Themed Menu

    26.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    The Capcom Cafe located inside AEON Lake Town in Saitama is now serving up an Ace Attorney themed menu until July 8.

    1. Keema Curry | ¥1,738 (Tax Included)

    A keema curry inspired by the hoodie worn by Phoenix Wright. It features the Japanese word kurae! (くらえ!) which in the English version of the series is the quote “Take that!”


    2. Tonosaman Tacos Plate | ¥1,958 (Tax Included)

    A plate of tacos themed on Miles Edgeworth and Steel Samurai, the latter known as Tonosaman in Japanese. It includes two tortillas, one with a picture of Steel Samurai and the other with his name in Japanese.


    3. Godot’s Cafe Coffee Break Set | ¥1,408 (Tax Included)

    A rich coffee jelly with accompanying biscuits and gateaux chocolate. Based on Godot.


    4. Blue Hawaii Parfait | ¥1,408 (Tax Included)

    A parfait with motifs of Franziska von Karma. It captures her cool and stylish look. A perfect drink for a hot summer’s day.


    5. Chocolate Banana Drink | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    A drink inspired by the yukata worn by Maya Fey. Comes with a chocolate banana like the one she is holding in the illustration drawn of her for this cafe collab.


    6. Fruit Sangria | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    A fruity and refreshing non-alcoholic sangria inspired by Apollo Justice.


    7. Rock Soda | ¥880 (Tax Included)

    A non-alcoholic cocktail on the rocks inspired by Klavier Gavin. Served with a bottle and glass.

    For an extra ¥3,000, customers can get the Kurae! plate as a set with the keema curry


    Get some free original novelties

    Get a free lunch mat (pictured left above) when you order any dish or dessert or a free coaster (pictured right above) when getting a drink.


    And if you spend over ¥3,000 on the cafe menu,  you get one of these free postcards.


    Fans need to book a table in advance to dine at the Capcom Cafe.



  • Tomohisa Yamashita Double A-Side Single ‘Reason/Never Lose’ New Artist Photo Revealed

    22.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Tomohisa Yamashita will release his double A-side single Reason/Never Lose on February 13. The song Never Lose was previously being used as the opening theme for season two of the ongoing adaptation of Ace Attorney. The opening theme was switched to Reason on January 19.

    A new photo of Yamashita along with the single’s CD cover was released in line with the changeover. The artist photo along with the three different jackets for the single show us Yamashita in an all-new light.

  • Ace Attorney’s Season 2 Ending Theme to be Performed by Halca

    21.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Halca is a newcomer to the world of anime songs being recognised for her transparent-souding voice. It’s been announced that her second single, Starting Blue, will be used as the ending theme song for the upcoming second series of Ace Attorney, titled Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2.


    Halca won second place in Utakatsu! auditions which seek out Vocaloid and anime song producers around Japan. It is known for putting out singer CHiCO (CHiCO with HoneyWorks). Halca made her major debut in May this year with her song Kimi no Tonari which was used as the ending theme for the Noitamina anime series Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. She is also touring as the opening act together with CHiCO with HoneyWorks on their hall tour titled LAWSON presents CHiCO with HoneyWorks first hall tour 2018「smile i round」.


    Halca performed her debut single Kimi no Tonari at Nakano Sunplaza on August 18. She also surprised everyone by performing her new song Standing Blue for the first time which was prefaced with the following comment.


    I have some undisclosed news for everyone today! My second single ‘Standing Blue’ has been chosen as the ending theme song for ‘Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2’! I aboslutely love this series, including the anime, so I am very honoured! I will borrow this stage and perform it for the first time! Ahh, I’m nervous…


    Season 2 of Ace Attorney begins on October 6. Halca’s second single Standing Blue will be released on October 31.

    Halca’s Comment

    Hi, everyone, how are you? I’m Halca! I have been put in charge of the ending theme for the Yomiuri TV and Nippon Television series Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2.


    I’ve known Ace Attorney for a long time, so I really am shocked to have been given such a wonderful opportunity like this! I enjoyed watching season one, so the fact that there’s a second season and that I’m involved with it makes me double-happy!


    ‘Standing Blue’ has a lot of layers. It’s a cool song! It has a different feel from my debut song ‘Kimi no Tonari,’ so I hope you get to know a different side of me. The first and second melodies are a bit different from each other too, so please be sure to listen to the full track!


    I will do my best to deliver this song to lots of people! I hope you enjoy my second single, ‘Standing Blue.’



    Halca 2nd Single – “Standing Blue”

    On Sale: October 31, 2018

    Halca Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥1,700 (Tax Included)

    Regular Edition (CD-Only) – ¥1,300 (Tax Included)

    *Ending theme song to Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari! Season 2.

    Initial Broadcast: October 6, 2018


    ©CAPCOM / YTV・A-1 Pictures