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A New Limited-Time Event Featuring Detective Conan and Other Stars of Anime and Games is about to Start at USJ!!

The limited-time event called Universal Cool Japan takes place at USJ (Universal Studios Japan) every winter, and this winter is no different! This time, the event will celebrate its 6th year running and feature 4 iconic Japanese entertainment brands that are popular overseas as well as in Japan! Take a look at the details of the event, which will surely be the best one yet!

About Universal Cool Japan

Universal Cool Japan is a special event that has been run by Universal Studios Japan every year since 2015. Throngs of visitors from Japan and abroad rush to the theme park each year to see this extravagant, once-a-year event that features Japan's most iconic manga, anime, and games.

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2020 Will Feature 4 World-Popular Japanese Entertainment Brands

For the event's 6th year in 2020, it will feature 4 media franchises that are hugely popular both in Japan and around the world. Let's introduce them below one by one!

1. Attack on Titan

◆ "Attack on Titan XR Ride" Attack on Titan, which will be celebrating its 10-year-anniversary of starting serialization, will make make its appearance for the first time as an XR Ride. Put on a pair of VR goggles and see the terrifying world of Attack on Titan surround you on all sides as you are chased by life-sized Titans. Join the Scout Regiment and fly around freely while the speed and gravity of your flight are perfectly recreated by the ride. In this attraction, you can truly experience the exhilarating speed of battle in a way that only Attack on Titan can provide.

Attraction area: Space Fantasy - The Ride
Attraction type: Roller-coaster (XR Ride)
Attraction period: January 21st (Tue) - June 28th (Sun), 2020

2. Detective Conan World

Detective Conan World, which allows you to enjoy the world of Conan from every conceivable angle, is evolving even further! This event will feature several Conan-themed attractions, including "Detective Conan - The Escape," in which you can solve mysteries along with Conan and the crew; "Detective Conan x Hollywood Dream - The Ride," a "story coaster" in which, for the first time, you can hear realistic voices and sounds during the ride while entering into the world of the story; "Detective Conan Mystery Challenge," a mystery-solving challenge that covers the whole park; and "Detective Conan Mystery Restaurant," a dining and mystery experience that will defy all expectations!

◆ "Detective Conan - The Escape"
Attraction area: Stage 18
Attraction type: Real escape game
◆ "Detective Conan x Hollywood Dream - The Ride"
Attraction area: Hollywood Dream - The Ride
   Attraction type: Roller coaster
*Planned maintenance from April 8th - 22nd, 2010. Note that the schedule is subject to change.
◆ "Detective Conan Mystery Challenge"
Attraction area: Various areas around the park
Attraction type: Mystery-solving challenge
◆ "Detective Conan Mystery Restaurant"
Attraction area: Lombard's Landing
Attraction type: Entertainment restaurant
Attraction period: January 21st (Tue) - June 28th (Sun), 2020
*The attraction period for "Detective Conan Mystery Restaurant" will be announced at a later date.

3. LUPIN THE 3rd

LUPIN THE 3rd made its Universal Cool Japan debut to a great amount of buzz, and this year, the world of Lupin will be recreated for the first time by the real cast in the form of a live street performance! You will be able to witness Lupin and his friends appear right before your eyes through stunts straight out of the show. You will get a ton of fun out of the experience of delving into the world of LUPIN THE 3rd along with the real Lupin and his friends!

◆ "LUPIN THE 3rd - The Live"
Attraction area: Delancey Street (New York Area)
Attraction type: Street show
Attraction period: January 21st (Tue) - June 28th (Sun), 2020

4. Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter, the video game series that has inspired fervent enthusiasm all around the world, will take part in Universal Japan for the first time since 2018. The popular Monster Hunter World: Icebourne was released on September 6th as an extra-large expansion to Monster Hunter World, which quickly shipped around 2.8 million copies worldwide. This time, you will be able to enter the world of Icebourne and experience an exhilarating interactive hunting adventure using brand new high-tech VR technology. Look forward to jumping into the brand new world of Monster Hunter, which has been recreated for the first time using next-generation interactive technology!

Attraction period: Spring 2020 (planned)
*Full details on this attraction will be revealed at a later date.

How to Smoothly and Reliably Enjoy the Attractions of Cool Japan

Popular attractions tend to come with long wait times, however, there is a way to make the waits shorter - a convenient ticket called the Universal Express Pass. It is recommended for those who want to enjoy the attractions to their fullest without too much waiting.

[Date of Issue] From December 6, 2019 (Fri)
*More details, such as the types of tickets and pricing, can be viewed on the official website.

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Cool Japan 2020 will feature various collaborative goods and special menu items at the park as well. By all means, make your way to USJ to enjoy this fantastic lineup!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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