From January 21, 2020, to June 28, 2020, popular franchises from four Japanese anime and video games will appear at Universal Studios Japan for Universal Cool Japan 2020! The park has announced four new attractions and shows, with more details about merchandise and food to come later.
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Attack on Titan XR Ride
The brutal world of Attack on Titan comes to life as it takes over Space Fantasy the Ride in a brand new VR overlay based on the popular anime. The ride will run for the entirety of the Cool Japan event, so you will have plenty of chances to fight the massive Titans!
Detective Conan World
Join Detective Conan in three exclusive experiences at Universal Studios Japan:
- Detective Conan the Escape: a returning favorite, Conan enlists guests to help him solve a case in a mysterious escape room. Based on previous escape rooms at the park, it will likely only be offered in Japanese.
- Detective Conan x Hollywood Dream the Ride will have a new story overlay at the popular ride. Details to be released at a later date.
- Detective Conan Mystery Challenge: help Conan solve a mystery that takes guests on a hunt throughout the park as they search for clues.
- Detective Conan Mystery Restaurant: at Lombard’s Landing, enjoy a themed restaurant based on the popular manga and anime.
Lupin the Third – The Live
Characters from Lupin the Third will take over DeLancy Street, the small street between the Spider-Man and Sing! on Tour attractions, in a new and eccentric show. This is the first time that Lupin characters will appear in a live show at Universal Studios Japan. Lupin is considered one of the coolest characters in manga and anime history, and will fit right in at Cool Japan!
Monster Hunter World: Iceborn
Scheduled for Spring 2020, guests will enter the ice-cold world of Monster Hunter World: Iceborn, in a VR experience based on the video game update released this year. While details and opening date will be released at a later date, past VR experiences at Universal Studios Japan have been some of the most popular and unique offerings during Cool Japan. You don’t want to miss it!
Buy Your Express Pass for Universal Cool Japan 2020
Starting December 6, 2019, guests can reserve Express Passes for Universal Cool Japan. See our guide on how to buy Universal Studios Japan tickets for more details.
2020 is gearing up to be an exciting year at Universal Studios Japan with Universal Cool Japan 2020 and the opening of Super Nintendo World in the summer. This is the year to head on over to the Kansai area of Japan to experience not only Osaka but other wonderful parts of the middle of the country.
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