Universal Studios Japan has announced that a collaboration with Demon Slayer, the massively popular anime, is coming to the park for a limited time, starting September 17, 2021, through February 13, 2022! There are no other details as of this writing except that this collaboration will be something we’ve never seen before.
In the past, Universal Studios Japan has done collaborations for its Cool Japan event that’s included other world-renowned franchises and anime such as Attack on Titan, Final Fantasy, Sailor Moon, and Monster Hunter, to name a few.
Here’s what to expect for the Demon Slayer collaboration at Universal Studios Japan!
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Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride
A VR overlay of the popular Space Fantasy ride is getting the Demon Slayer makeover. Where you’ll get aboard the train that seems to follows the story of the “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” film. The film was the highest-grossing film of 2020 worldwide, along with the highest-grossing anime and Japanese film of all time.
Suffice to say, this attraction is going to be popular!
Space Fantasy is an indoor coaster that is frequently used for these VR overlays. In the past, we’ve seen Attack on Titan, Final Fantasy, Evangelion, and even Doraemon.
The attraction starts September 17, 2021, through February 13, 2022.
Kimetsu no Yaiba x Hollywood Dream The Ride
For a limited time, you’ll be able to hear the voices of the popular characters from Demon Slayer when you ride the popular coaster Hollywood Dream The Ride! This experience is only for the Hollydream The Ride version of the coaster and not the Hollywood Dream The Ride ~Backdrop~.
There are two versions of this overlay that are running at different times:
- September 17, 2021, through November 7, 2021
- November 8, 2021, through February 13, 2022
Demon Slayer Corps Special Rally
Hone your 5 senses with this rally that sets you on a training path around Universal Studios Japan! For a fee, you’ll receive a special booklet with a map that’ll set you on your training. When you’re done, you’ll learn which of the 5 senses suit you best!
We’re not sure if this is available in English or other languages other than Japanese.
Demon Slayer Food & Merchandise
No details are released yet for food and merchandise for Demon Slayer at Universal Studios Japan. Once the event gets closer, we’ll update this with any new information! According to the map, there is a shop with Demon Slayer merchandise, the one that is attached to the Space Fantasy building.
What is Demon Slayer?
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, or simply Kimetsu no Yaiba in Japan, is a Japanese manga series, anime tv show, and featured film. The manga has over 150 million copies in circulation. The anime is considered one of the best anime of the 2010s. The film “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” is the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.
If that doesn’t scream popular, then I don’t know what does.
This collaboration with Universal Studios Japan comes as no surprise, and it wasn’t a matter of “if” but a matter of “when.” Well, now we know. Universal Studios Japan doesn’t hesitate when it comes to teaming up with pop culture in Japan.
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Book Your Flight
I personally use Google Flights & Momodo to find affordable flights. Another great way is to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights to get notifications of cheap fares, which happens a lot to Japan. You’ll sometimes stumble on cheap flights to Kansai International Airport.
Buy Your Shinkansen Tickets (Bullet Train)
Getting around Japan by the world-renown bullet train, known as the Shinkansen, is incredibly fast, reliable, and affordable for visitors. You can travel from Tokyo to Osaka in just over 2-hours. Get yourself the JR Rail Pass to save a ton of money on the bullet train for your trip.
Book Your Hotel
Universal Studios Japan has affordable accommodations that are steps away from the Park with easy access to Osaka. I recommend checking prices through Booking.com followed by the hotels directly. Sometimes you’re able to score some incredible deals. Here’s a shortlist of hotels at Universal Studios Japan I recommend.
- The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan – You’re directly in front of the Park gates and have instant access to Universal CityWalk Osaka. The rooms are gorgeous and have restaurants and even a Lawson (Japanese convenience store).
- The Singulari HOTEL & SKYSPA – Attached to the train station is this simple hotel fantastic for those who want a comfortable, clean, and stylish place to sleep. After a long day at Universal Studios Japan, the rooftop sento (public bath) is great to unwind and relax.
- Hotel Universal Port – For the Minion fan in your family (I’m looking at you Mom and your Minion memes you share on Facebook) this is a great hotel only a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan. It also boasts the largest breakfast buffet in Japan that’s a must during your visit.
Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass
Save yourself time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan in advance. The less time you spend in line buying tickets the more time you have to enjoy everything in the Park!
Universal Studios Japan only offers free wi-fi at the entrance to the Park. That’s not enough to stay connected and share your day with everyone back home to give them FOMO on Instagram. Here’s how you can stay connected while travelling in Japan.
- Pocket Wi-Fi – If you’re travelling with a group or have multiple devices this is your best and affordable way to stay connected to the internet. Pick up and drop off at the airport. Easy.
- Japan SIM Card – If you have an unlocked phone and need a Japanese phone number this is the best and easiest way.
Get Yourself Travel Insurance
While travelling aboard having travel insurance protects you against injury, cancellations, illness, and other things you’re never able to predict. Whenever I travel, I always budget for travel insurance to protect myself. I’ve had to use it in the past and I’m so glad I had it. My recommended company is World Nomads for travel insurance.
Learn More on Universal Studios Japan
Don’t forget to study our in-depth destination guide on Universal Studios Japan for even more information on this wonderful park in Osaka.
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