UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN A range of attractions based on four popular brands that can be seen all at once
Universal Studios Japan announces that it will hold UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN only in 2015 (as previously announced on July 31, 2014). This new event combines four major brands. In addition to Biohazard and Monster Hunter (as previously announced on September 18, 2014), the main attractions will also include Evangelion and Attack on Titan!
All four brands—including manga, anime, and video games—are fantastic types of entertainment made in Japan that are highly evaluated across the world. The Park will feature brand-new attractions that have never existed until now, leveraging the unique entertainment ideas and high-level reproduction skills of Universal Studios Japan. The worlds of each brand will be reproduced on an overwhelming scale to share Japan’s appeal with the world. In addition to the main attractions based on the brands announced today, a range of new UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN products will also be announced in the future. Here is the details of the four attractions!
EVANGELION: THE REAL 4D
￼Introducing the world’s first “4D” Evangelion attraction.
Since its release in 1995, this hit anime has been hugely popular across the world—the Rebuild of Evangelion movies have been shown in movie theaters including Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Now, Evangelion comes to the Park for the first time.
This is the first Evangelion 4D attraction ever, featuring a fully original story that can only be seen in the Park and will be shown for a limited time at the Universal Studios Cinema 4-D theater attraction.
Guests will encounter Angels and witness fights between the Evangelion units and Angels from brand-new, novel angles via 3D videos made with Hollywood technologies. Moreover, 4D special effects including bomb blasts, flashes, water spray, and vibrations that shake the guests’ seats will thrill all five senses. Guests will be drawn into the world of Evangelion by the extreme sense of realism centered on these battles!
Attack on Titan: THE REAL
￼The world’s first full reproduction of a “life-sized” Titan 15 meters tall!
40 million copies of the Attack on Titan manga have been published (as of October 2014), and this renowned series is hugely popular in Asia as well. Now, Attack on Titan comes to the Park for the first time.
Universal Studios Japan’s creative team utilized its fantastic reproduction technologies to create an amazingly realistic view of the unique world of this series. Before their eyes guests will see a 15-meter-tall Eren Titan and a 14-meter-tall Female Titan! From the same viewpoint as the Survey Corps, guests will view these two impressive Titans—which seem likely to move at any minute and are approximately 10 times larger than a human—with their naked eyes as they experience unimaginable thrills. In addition, guests can look forward to a brand-new type of walk-through attraction that features Universal Studios Japan’s wonderful movie technologies that will be announced in the future!
BIOHAZARD: THE ESCAPE
The Real Escape Game evolves into a realistic, live type entertainment that has never been seen before!
The Real Escape Game by SCRAP (Head Office: Tokyo) is expanding from Japan across the world. Now, it has been combined with the survival horror world of Biohazard and a realistic environment created by Universal Studios Japan that is so authentic it seems like a hallucination. Come experience the most advanced type of realistic, live entertainment ever.
Inside a huge television station building, guests will be frightened by the threat of sudden zombie attacks. They will deal with a wide range of traps as they count down to the time limit and work to solve multiple, detailed riddles. This new Real Escape Game must be taken on not only with intellectual power but also courage, and allows guests to experience an ultimate sense of accomplishment with their friends.
* This is a new attraction that differs from the popular BIOHAZARD THE REAL 2 shooting attraction that began in August 2014 (held every day until November 9, 2014).
MONSTER HUNTER: THE REAL
The world’s first fusion of life-sized monsters and special effects.
More than 31 million video games have been sold in the Monster Hunter series. For the first time, in this MONSTER HUNTER: THE REAL attraction—the third since 2011—special effects utilizing light will be combined with life-sized monsters, reproducing the world of Monster Hunter via environmental effects. An ultra-electrified Zinogre, its whole body charged with electricity, will appear in the Park for the first time before guests, who will be able to physically experience the realistic sensation of being struck by lightning. The entrance to the venue will also feature a life-sized Seregios—a new monster from Monster Hunter 4G—for the first time. Seregios will greet the guests with an overwhelming force and sense of lively motion that makes it look like it has just come down from the sky.
This attraction features a great deal of content from the 4G version that can only be found in the Park, including popular Time Attack Challenges and food.
Another remarkable point is that The Universal Cool Japan logo was beautifully written by SISYU, an artist who shares Japanese calligraphy with the worldSISYU is a calligrapher who shares traditional Japanese calligraphy on the global stage and has won multiple awards inside and outside Japan. Based on her endorsement of “The world’s best from Japan”—the philosophy of this event—she created a beautiful logo overflowing with a sense of strength and lively motion.
<SISYU profile> Calligrapher. Created the Cool JAPAN logo for the
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2010. Has won multiple
domestic and international awards including the French Laval Virtual Award
2012 for Architecture, Art and Culture. Will represent Japan at the French National Art Association Salon Exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre (Louvre Museum) in December 2014.
If you are planning to come to Japan next year, don’t miss this great opportunity!
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