Detective Conan 4-D Live Show Announced for Universal Studios Japan


“Detective Conan 4-D Live Show: Jewel in the Starry Sky” is set to debut at Universal Studios Japan on Friday, March 22, 2024. The immersive experience will mark the first permanent Detective Conan attraction at the Resort and will replace the classic Terminator 2: 3D attraction which closed in 2020.

The Detective Conan attraction will feature live performers, 3D projections on a massive 40-meter-wide screen, and special effects including water spray and smoke. Universal Studios Japan is promising an unprecedented and thrilling sensory experience with beloved characters Kaitou Kid and Toru Amuro brought to life in new immersive ways.

The storyline follows the unveiling of the “Twilight Rainbow,” a jewel emitting rainbow-like light under the starry sky. The event takes an unexpected turn with the appearance of Phantom Thief Kid, leading to a series of dramatic events where guests uncover the mystery surrounding the jewel.

In addition to the show, exclusive food and merchandise tied to the Detective Conan theme will be available for purchase within the park. Additionally, from January 19 to June 30, 2024, a special ‘Detective Conan Attraction Special’ Universal Express Pass will be available allowing guests to enjoy the new attraction along with the Universal Cool Japan 2024 limited-time Detective Conan the Escape show.

Detailed information about these new offerings will be announced at a later date.

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