Osaka, Japan, 4 December, 2023 — Universal Studios Japan will host its popular annual event, "Universal Cool Japan 2024," featuring a lineup of internationally acclaimed entertainment brands from Japan. The event runs from Friday, 1 March to Sunday, 30 June 2024, with My Hero Academia extending until Wednesday, 14 August 2024.
Next spring's event will mark the first-ever collaboration between the park and My Hero Academia, which is explosively popular around the world. Returning to the event is the beloved Detective Conan, a brand cherished by passionate fans. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Monster Hunter series, a special collaborative restaurant, Monster Hunter: Seliana Dining Room, will make its debut. The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR Walk, which previously accumulated a 98% satisfaction rate, is also set to make a comeback. Immerse yourself in the worlds of Japan’s most popular entertainment through super impactful and realistic experiences, exclusively available at Universal Studios Japan.
My Hero Academia is a TV anime adapted from the widely popular manga by Kohei Horikoshi serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha). Celebrating its 10th year since its debut, the manga has sold over 85 million copies worldwide and has been successfully transformed into a hit animated series. In an unprecedented collaboration with the park, Universal Studios Japan leverages extraordinary quality and scale to bring to life the epic battles between the distinctive heroes and villains of the series with realism, providing a super experience like no other.
Detective Conan World continues to captivate guests, challenging their deductive prowess each year as they immerse themselves in the series' universe, solving complex riddles using intellect and footwork. This year’s event will tie in with the latest feature film, Detective Conan: The Million-dollar Pentagram, slated to be released next spring. The experience’s numerous elements allow guests to leap into the latest developments in the series, providing real entertainment only possible at Universal Studios Japan.
Monster Hunter USJ Festival will be held for a limited time only to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Monster Hunter series. Among the various Monster Hunter attractions featured at the park in the past, the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR Walk has accumulated an unparalleled 98% guest satisfaction rate and will be coming back to the park one more time. Visit the Monster Hunter: Seliana Dining Room and step into the Monster Hunter world faithfully recreated in real life. Guests will be able to refuel their fighting spirit with Monster Hunter cuisine prepared by skilled chefs Seliana and Astera, all while immersed in the 360-degree view of the field made possible by the park’s XR technology. Engage in epic battles against powerful monsters in a fully recreated, super exciting experience at the Monster Hunter world.
Many new food and merchandise items original to the park are planned for "Universal Cool Japan 2024," including collaborations sure to be a hit with fans from around the world. Don’t miss this unique, fully immersive experience brimming with limitless creativity, only possible at Universal Studios Japan.
About My Hero Academia
A comic series with over 85 million copies sold worldwide, My Hero Academia is an animated television series based on the comic series by Kohei Horikoshi and published by Shueisha in Weekly Shonen Jump. Set in a world where 80% of the population have some type of superpower called quirks, the story follows high school student Izuku Midoriya and his classmates as they strive to become heroes who fight villains abusing their quirks.
About Detective Conan
Gosho Aoyama's comic book series has achieved remarkable success with sales exceeding 270 million copies worldwide. The film Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine, released in 2023, became the highest-grossing installment of the series, generating 13.83 billion yen in revenue. The overall revenue for the series has surpassed 180 billion yen, making it one of the top entertainment brands in Japan and globally.
About Monster Hunter
The Monster Hunter series is a hunting action game where players hunt and battle giant monsters in a sprawling natural setting. Having established the style of cooperative play over the network, the series has grown to become one of Capcom’s most popular series, boasting cumulative sales of 95 million units as of 30 September 2023.
About Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan, wholly owned by Comcast NBCUniversal, has firmly established itself as a premier entertainment and leisure destination. Attracting guests not only from various regions in Japan but also from around the globe, the park offers world-class entertainment through authentic attractions and shows inspired not only by Hollywood blockbusters but also by popular entertainment brands, including Japanese anime. Additionally, the park hosts a diverse range of seasonal events showcasing the highest quality entertainment on a global scale. Under the themes of "Super Emotional" and "Super Exciting," Universal Studios Japan delivers unique experiences that can only be found within the park, giving visitors the opportunity to break out of their shells and become "Super Energised" in the "Super Energetic District" that is Universal Studios Japan.
Universal Studios Japan has continued to evolve since its opening in 2001 and has recently accelerated its growth with the launch of world-class entertainment experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Flying Dinosaur that soars through the entire Jurassic Park area, Minion Park featuring the Hacha Mecha Ride and the chaotic antics of the Minions, and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, a new area where guests can unleash their passion to play in an immersive environment based on Nintendo characters and their worlds.
Detective Conan by Gosho Aoyama (published in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine)
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