Universal Studios Japan opens “Universal Cool Japan 2016” attraction

Universal Studios Japan opens  "Universal Cool Japan 2016" attraction 6


Universal Studios Japan will be holding the “Universal Cool Japan 2016” event for a limited time only, from January 15, 2016 to June 26, 2016. At this event, the worlds of five top Japanese entertainment brands chosen from internationally-praised manga, anime, games, music, and fashion will come together and be reproduced on a massive scale with intense reality and world-class quality.

The world’s first “XR” Ride will be introduced at this event, offering an super real experience. Universal Studios Japan will popularizes world-class Japanese entertainment across the globe, while delivering the best entertainment in the world to its guests.

These attractions include:


  • “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu XR Ride” – Take a wild ride through Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s incredible “kawaii” world on this state-of-the-art, world’s first XR Ride! Get into the rhythm of unforgettable, her up-tempo pop music penned by Yasutaka Nakata(CAPSULE) and dive into a bewitching, 360-degree world of pop wherever you look. We bring you a surprising, never-before-seen experience that stimulate your six senses as you zoom unpredictably through her world with incredible speed and rushes of gravity.


  • “Evangelion The Real 4D: 2.0” –  Jump into an entry plug and take the controls of the Evangelion Unit-04. Enjoy this incredible point of view, the guests face the challenge of buttle of an Angel. Ikuto Yamashita the mechanic designer of Evangelion unit-04 adds the new set-up for this attraction


  • “Attack on Titan: The Real 2” –  Become a member of the Survey Corps and fly around with Mikasa, Armin, and co. using three-dimensional maneuvering to fight back against an attacking the Female of Titan. Experience the heat of battle!


  • “Biohazard: The Escape 2” –  Experience the mounting horror and suspense of zombie attacks and Bio Organic Weapons as the clock ticks, and discover a new sense of success and camaraderie at the end. Test your wits against even more sophisticated puzzles!


  • “Monster Hunter: The Real” – This attraction is a recreation of the world of “Monster Hunter X.” The new named-variant monsters “Black Flame King Rathalos” and “Golden Thunder Prince Zinogre” strike for an all-new, immersive experience! You can even ride on the blade wyvern “Dinovaldo!”

Held for the first time in 2015, “Universal Cool Japan” won high praise and popularity both in Japan and abroad, and was a considerable draw for guests in the first part of the year.

“Universal Cool Japan 2016” runs through June 26.

For more information of ticket prices and access, visit USJ’s website here.

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