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Jujutsu Kaisen attraction with new storyline coming to Universal Studios Japan

Things won’t be getting off to a smooth start at Osaka Curse Technical High School.

There’s no clearer sign that an anime series has truly become part of the pop cultural zeitgeist in Japan than when it gets a Universal Studios Japan attraction. It happened for Demon Slayer, Sailor Moon, and Evangelion, and now it’s happening for Jujutsu Kaisen.

The Osaka theme park has announced that it’s developing Jujutsu Kaisen the Real 4-D, a theater show attraction featuring 3-D visuals and environmental effects such spraying water and shaking seats. Rather than retread an existing storyline from the franchise, Jujutsu Kaisen the Real 4-D will have an original plot, with the park describes with

“It has been decided that a new Curse Technical High School campus will open here in Osaka. You have been scouted by this new school and invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony. According to the principal, Mr. Kuroishi, the purpose of the school is to train students to save people from harmful curses, which have been increasing in frequency in recent years.”

As you might suspect, though, the ceremony doesn’t go so smoothly, and an incident occurs that requires the supernaturally powered assistance of Jujutsu Kaisen protagonist Yuji and his friends to resolve.

Jujutsu Kaisen will also be making its presence felt on Universal Studios Japan’s flagship roller coaster, Hollywood Dream the Ride. Music always plays a big part in the riding experience, and the coaster’s cars will be playing the first opening theme of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime, Eve’s “Kaikai Kitan,” coinciding with the start of Jujutsu Kaisen the Real 4-D.

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Studio Ghibli announces opening date for its official theme park

Source: grapee.jp

Fans of Studio Ghibli were overjoyed when it was announced that the beloved animation studio was opening up a theme park that would recreate the worlds of some of Studio Ghibli’s most popular films. Detailed concept art for the park’s planned areas has given us a glimpse of what exciting attractions await, including an actual Howl’s Moving Castle.

Fans now have a date to mark on their Totoro calendars, as Studio Ghibli took to Twitter to announce an opening day for their highly anticipated Ghibli Park–November 1st, 2022!

「ジブリパーク」の開園日が発表されました。 pic.twitter.com/weMpQjsyEV

— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 27, 2022

Ghibli Park, which will offer areas that bring to life the worlds of popular Studio Ghibli films like My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away, is now officially set to open on November 1st of this year. A promotional sightseeing video for Aichi prefecture, where the park will open, also features some glimpses of the park in it to whet your appetite!

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