Yokai Run Wild at Universal Studios Japan GeGeGe no Kitaro Attraction

Horror maze featuring spooky characters from Japanese folklore runs from September 11 - November 07, 2021

Nurarihyon and faceless noppera-bo threaten Kitaro and guests on a moonlit night in an abandoned village in a promotional image for the upcoming yokai-themed GeGeGe no Kitaro horror maze attraction staged at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.

 

It's time to get spooky, because Universal Studios Japan is teaming up with Mizuki Production in a collaboration that celebrates the 100th anniversary of manga author Shigeru Mizuki's birth and the 20th anniversary of USJ with a yokai-themed Halloween attraction featuring characters from GeGeGe no Kitaro.

 

 

The attraction is entitled "GeGeGe no Kitaro the Real ~Accursed Ghost Town~", and it is a horror maze attraction that includes characters from Mizuki's manga and TV anime such as Kitaro, Medama-oyaji, Nezumi Otoko, and Sunakake Baba as well as 30 types of threatening yokai such as nyurarihon, shunobon, noppera-bo, ao nyōbō, and nuribotoke.

 

Additionally, the "NO LIMIT! Market" at Universal Studios Japan will offer a menu of GeGeGe no Kitaro-themed food and beverages, and the official Universal Studios Japan Twitter feed (@USJ_Official) will release Kitaro-themed ghost stories beginning at 21:00 (9:00pm JST) on September 08, 2021.

 

An illustration of three noppera-bo - yokai that resemble humans with no facial features - holding pointy objects in a threatening manner.

 

"GeGeGe no Kitaro the Real ~Accursed Ghost Town~" runs from September 11 - November 07, 2021 at Stage 18 in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Admittance to the attraction requires either a "Halloween Express Pass" or a free numbered ticket that can be obtained through the official USJ app or via the ticket office after entering the park.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

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