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EVA, Attack on Titan, Godzilla! Universal Cool Japan Powers Up!

Universal Cool Japan 2017, where six of Japan's key entertainment brands will be represented, had its grand opening at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on January 13. We give you an in-depth look at this giant event that has evolved further from the last two times.

XR Ride Attraction, "Evangelion XR Ride"

"Evangelion XR Ride" is an XR (virtual reality) ride attraction that has taken virtual reality to a phenomenal level. XR technology brings the world of Evangelion to life with a full 360-degree panoramic view and the feeling of gravity only a ride like this can offer.

The detailed visuals are so perfect you may forget you are on a ride attraction. You will want to keep going back to experience the faithfully replicated world of Evangelion.

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Godzilla vs. Me!? "Godzilla: The Real 4-D"

"Godzilla: The Real 4-D" is a 4-D theater attraction which puts you in the throes of an intense battle with Godzilla, which has surfaced without warning in the city of Osaka. You will experience Godzilla wreaking havoc on Osaka's tourist sites with jaw-dropping visuals and 4-D special effects, including intense vibrations and wind pressure.

Experience the Thrill of Standing Up Against the Titans! "Attack on Titan: The Real 4-D:2"

"Attack on Titan: The Real 4-D:2" is a theater attraction where the iconic 60m Colossus Titan and the absolutely powerful Armored Titan unfold a fierce battle. The sense of despair experienced when you are up against the approaching titans will make you feel as if you have become their meal.

In addition, a life size 15m Armored Titan appears in the park! Don't miss experiencing the power of the Armored Titan that has been recreated with outstanding quality.

Outstanding Realism and the Satisfaction of Solving a Mystery! "Detective Conan: The Escape - The Fire Code o f Remembrance"

"Detective Conan: The Escape - The Fire Code of Remembrance" is an attraction that brings together all of Universal Studios Japan's capabilities to faithfully recreate the world of Detective Conan.

This is a real escape game where you become Conan's trump card for solving the mysteries of the case and escape from a life-threatening situation. You will experience unparalleled realism and the joy of solving a mystery with real live characters that appear before your eyes, as well as live performances including amazing stunts.

Hunt Popular Monsters for Real! "Monster Hunter: The Real"

At "Monster Hunter: The Real," life size monsters such as the popular Amatsu and Valfalk from the the new game, "Monster Hunter Double Cross," appear in the Monster Hunter field projected onto a huge, 43m-wide screen. This is a "hunting-themed panorama theater attraction" where you can hunt life-size monsters that are more than 30m tall.

In addition, a life-size replica of the popular character, Kirin, appears in the park. Kirin, an elusive character in the game, is recreated faithfully.

A Special Entertainment Venue Appears at Osaka Castle Park! "Sengoku The Real at Osaka Castle"

The Sengoku live entertainment, "Sengoku The Real at Osaka Castle" based on the story of Yukimura Sanada, will be held in the Nishinomaru Garden in Osaka Castle until Sunday, March 12. The Toyotomi forces and the Tokugawa forces battle with Osaka Castle as the backdrop. The stage and Osaka Castle are enhanced with projection mapping to provide a dazzling setting for powerful dances and live music.

Universal Cool Japan 2017 brings together numerous entertainment brands from Japan. You won't want to miss the powerful attractions that allow you to experience "cool Japan," much talked about worldwide, at the park!

*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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