Anime fans, unite! Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is back with another awesome festival featuring dear characters from your childhood. But this time around, it’s going to be bigger and better!
Now in its fifth year, Universal Cool Japan is collaborating with six beloved pop culture icons for USJ’s grandest celebration of all things anime. From January to August 25, the massive theme park in Osaka will be dotted with attractions inspired by Detective Conan, Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Godzilla, Evangelion, and for the first time ever, Lupin the Third.
Excited? Here are the most awesome things you can expect at Universal Cool Japan 2019 this summer:
Detective Conan: The Escape (until June 23 only)
Put your wits to a test as you try to crack mind-boggling puzzles and riddles that will serve as your clues in finding a hidden gem in the mansion before Detective Conan’s archenemy, Kaito Kid, beats you to it! You will be given 90 minutes to work with your team and solve the mystery. But trust us when we say that time flies when you’re having fun!
Lupin the Third: Car Chase XR Ride (until June 23 only)
Hop on a getaway car with Lupin and his gang after getting tangled up in a theft at the Museum of Fortunia. This thrilling high-speed virtual reality car chase is Lupin the Third’s debut attraction in USJ that will take you on an exhilarating ride through towns and forests to escape Inspector Zenigata.
Attack on Titan: The Real (until August 25)
Watch the ultimate battle between man and titan unfold before your eyes in this 3D live theater. A hair-raising sensory experience, “Attack on Titan: The Real” combines 3D images, a real cast, and special effects to put on a show you won’t soon forget!
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D Moon Palace Edition (until August 25)
The lovable Sailor Moon has been cornered in an enemy attack during a ball at the palace on the moon, and the only one who can save her is you! Join the nine Sailor Guardians on a 20-minute cinematic and interactive adventure that boasts breathtaking 3D visuals and scenes that will make your heart soar.
Godzilla vs. Evangelion: The Real 4-D (until August 25)
Step into a world of chaos and rampage, and witness the intense showdown between Godzilla and Evangelion! The world’s first visual crossover of two of Japan’s most powerful forces will definitely tag you along on a dangerous and electrifying journey.
Universal Cool Japan will also offer guests a unique menu. Seasonal specials include items with touches of anime that are not just delicious but Insta-perfect, too! From filling meal sets to pretty ice desserts, your camera roll will be filled with mouthwatering photos in no time!
A trip to USJ won’t be complete without souvenirs, and Universal Cool Japan has A LOT of them! Choose from super kawaii Sailor Moon cosplay pieces and accessories to kick-ass Attack on Titan toys and apparel.