Universal Cool Japan is an event by Universal Studio Japan (USJ) which aims at themes based on elements of Japanese culture such as manga, anime, pop culture, and games. Thus, they are unlike the other attractions in USJ which are usually based on Hollywood films. The event has five new attractions and it will run for a limited time only from January 15, 2016, until June 26, 2016.
*Please note that all of these events have now ended.
Evangelion is among the most successful anime series of the 1990s. Evangelion The Real 4D: 2.0 is the only Evangelion 4D movie in the world and it has an original storyline. In the movie, you can see the battle with Angel from the point of view of Evangelion Unit-04 which is controlled by Mari. It is a multisensory experience in which you can experience vibrations, splashes of water, and other effects.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a Japanese artist who is known for her unique way of dressing and strange music videos. Guests have to wear special virtual reality goggles which allow them to experience 360 degrees of fun and adventure in the world of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. This XR ride is a roller coaster which features fast acceleration and a 200-meter drop so it is not for the faint of heart!
Attack on Titan is a popular anime series about the battle between humans and giants. Attack on Titan: The Real 2 is a 4D movie with an exclusive story. Guests will get to experience flying the skies through the use of three-dimensional maneuvering and attacking the titans. The Wall Titan at the entrance is a popular spot for taking photos.
The Monster Hunter series are RPG games with a fantasy theme. This attraction is based on Monster Hunter X, and in this attraction, two life-size, roaring monsters will be attacking the guests! You can also have your photos taken with Wyvern Dinovaldo (one of the monsters in Monster Hunter X).
Resident Evil is a well-known adventure, horror game series which is also known as Biohazard. Resident Evil: The Escape 2 is an escape game which can be played in teams. The game is set in a giant pharmaceutical research facility and players have to solve puzzles within an hour. The number of zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons will increase over time, so you need to solve the puzzles quickly in order to escape safely!
Which of these attractions do you find most interesting? Since the attractions are only available for a certain time period, be sure to properly plan your trip to USJ so you do not miss out the special attractions!