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Attack on Titan's Universal Studios Japan Attraction Opens

posted on 2015-01-22 11:00 EST
Musician HYDE previews Evangelion & other attractions before Friday opening

Universal Studios Japan is formally opening its new Attack on Titan attraction on Friday. "Attack on Titan The Real" is part of the Universal Cool Japan event (along with Evangelion, Resident Evil and Monster Hunter) which will run between January 23 and May 10. Musician and well-known Evangelion fan Hyde was among the celebrities who attended Thursday's opening ceremony. The Mainichi Shinbun paper's MaiDiGi filmed the opening:

The "Attack on Titan The Real" collaboration recreates the world of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga and anime. The attraction features a full-size, 15-meter (about 49-foot) Eren Titan — the first of its kind in the world, according to the theme park — as well as a 14-meter (46-foot) female Titan. Visitor can witness the Titans locked in fierce combat from the perspective of Survey Corps members.

The attraction also lets you experience the traumatic scene with Eren's mother in the first episode. For its reenactment of the operation to capture the female Titan, the attraction uses Clone-oid, "the world's most advanced technique to recreate humans."

Universal Studios Japan is serving "Survey Corps' expeditionary rations" with bacon, a potato, black tea-flavored bread, and soup (for leaders) or just a potato, bread, and soup (general issue for regular soldiers). Also available are company black tea and colossal Titan mousse, complete with a blade.

Universal Studios is selling Survey Corps cloaks, 3D Maneuver Gear bracelets, and cellar key pendants.

Comic Natalie posted more photographs from the Attack on Titan, Evangelion, Resident Evil and Monster Hunter attractions. Niconico streamed the opening ceremony, and the Minna no Evangelion Fan site sampled some of the live footage from Evangelion 4D attraction. Kotaku attended the press preview and sampled the dishes.

Source: Comic Natalie


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