Attack on Titan is Invading the Joypolis Theme Park
posted on by Eric Stimson
The upcoming June issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine announces a torrent of forthcoming Attack on Titan collaborations. Among these is an appearance at JOYPOLIS, an indoor amusement park in Odaiba, Tokyo. The centerpiece will be a projection mapping on the main stage of the wall from the series, over which the Colossal Titan will occasionally appear. Attack on Titan-themed rides, food, and merchandise will also appear; some will use Yu-pon's popular chibi versions of the characters, but wearing JOYPOLIS uniforms, as seen below.
JOYPOLIS's mascots, Lopit and Joypoli-kun, in turn will switch to Attack on Titan uniforms:
The collaboration will begin on June 27 and last until September 30.
Meanwhile, 7-11 will promote Attack on Titan beginning on May 22 by selling exclusive products with Attack on Titan imagery.
Attack on Titan is also collaborating with, appropriately enough, the Yomiuri Giants baseball team. (Both are referred to as Kyojin in Japanese.) At the Giants games on July 7 and 8 at Tokyo Dome and on July 29 and 30 at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, ask for a "Attack on Titan seat" and you'll get a free scarf. Prices range from 2,800 yen (US$23) at Kyocera Dome to 4,400 yen (US$37) at Section B at Tokyo Dome.
In addition, Attack on Titan will be featured in a real escape game and an art exhibit which opens in Oita, Kyushu in August and in Osaka in September, and has been featured at Universal Studios Japan now extended to June 28.
Finally, the magazine included another round of fan Q&A with Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan's creator.
Q: What was Hanji like in the Trainee Corps? A: Not very high-ranking. Hanji was considered even weirder than now.
Q: Why are Captain Levi's eyes more square recently? A: Sorry for not being consistent... Normally, the more recent pictures are my ideal.
Q: In Chapter 50, did Jean thank Armin for saving him when he fainted? A: Yes. I think they've been close friends that can depend on each other for a long time.
Shingeki no Kyojin Kōhen ~Jiyū no Tsubasa~, a compilation movie, hits Japanese theaters on June 27.