Some quick news for all you Studio Ghibli fans out there: Ghibli Park, a family-friendly tourism destination celebrating the films of Studio Ghibli, is currently on-schedule to open in Aichi Prefecture during the Fall season of 2022. Hit the jump to learn more.
From January 26 - February 17, 2019, the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan is teaming up with voice actress Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa Nakano in K-On!, Kotori Itsuka in Date A Live) for a special collaboration event entitled "Ayachi Highland", and now you can check out a video of Taketatsu tackling the Fujiyama rollercoaster as part of the fun. Hit the jump to check it out.
Previously announced with a tentative opening date of 2020, it now appears that the "Ghibli Park" amusement park attraction is aiming to open in Moricoro Park (also known as Love Earth Expo Memorial Park) in Nagakute City in 2022, and now Studio Ghibli and Aichi Prefecture have revealed concept artwork as well as the park's general design philosophy. Hit the jump to explore.
After some two years of operation and nearly 540,000 contestants, Fuji-Q Highland - an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan - has announced that a team of two players has finally managed to complete the Zetsubo Yosai 2 ("Hopeless Fortress 2") real escape game attraction. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new "virtual coaster" attraction is coming to the J-WORLD amusement park in Tokyo in July of 2017, and it allows guests to experience the thrill of soaring through the skies of the world of Dragon Ball Z while riding on Son Goku's kinto'un cloud (known as the "Flying Nimbus" in the English version). Hit the jump to learn more.
Studio Ghibli is teaming up with Aichi Prefecture to create a My Neighbor Totoro-themed installation entitled "Ghibli Park" that aims to be open to the public in 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
Universal Studios Japan and Shueisha are once again teaming up for "Universal Jump Summer", a spectacular summer event at the Osaka amusement park that propels visitors into the worlds of some of Weekly Shōnen Jump's most popular and enduring manga, and this time two new additions have been added to the line-up: Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama and Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actors Hikaru Midorikawa and Kōsuke Toriumi are lending their talents to a new. permanent attraction called "SECRET SERVoICE" at Namco NAMJATOWN, an in-door amusement park in Tokyo, and the attraction places visitors in the role of a rich noble-lady escorted on an adventure by her butler. Hit the jump to learn more.
J-WORLD TOKYO, an indoor amusement park based on the manga titles that run in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, is turning the Gintama section of the park into a monkey house with a Halloween-themed event entitled "Gorilla Fest 2016". Hit the jump to learn more.
Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park in Nagesaki that reproduces the look of the Netherlands, is teaming up with Mobile Fighter G-Gundam for a Twitter-based promotional campaign that encourages visitors to spot SD illustrations of the windmill-sporting Nether Gundam hidden throughout the park. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new zombie-themed interactive attraction is coming to Tokyo Joypolis, an amusement park run by Sega, beginning on December 19, 2016. Will visitors survive the "Zombie Zoo"? Hit the jump to learn more.
VAP has released the first 10 minutes of the live-action Tesagure! Tabimono special, in which the voice cast of Tesagure! Bukatsumono visit the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park and take part in various challenges while enjoying the attractions. Hit the jump to check it out.
The cast of Tesagure! Bukatsumono are starring in a live-action, straight-to-DVD home video special where the quartet of voice actresses attempt to tackle various challenges at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
J-WORLD Tokyo, an indoor amusement park in Ikebukuro with attractions based on the works published in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, is getting a wintery make-over for the "Gintama Cheeky Cheeky Kabuki-cho Snow Festival" event, which runs from November 20, 2015, to January 31, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fuji-Q Highland's "escape game" attraction, Zetsubo Yosai 2 ("Hopeless Fortress 2"), is so punishingly difficult that the amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan has created a reverse-cheering squad to discourage vistors from even attempting to complete it. Hit the jump to learn more.