Yo-kai Watch to Haunt Universal Studios Japan This Summer
posted on by Eric Stimson
Yo-kai Watch is returning to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka this summer as the "Universal Yo-kai Watch Festival." The main attraction will be Yo-kai Watch: The Real, which has visitors walk through a town street searching for hidden Yo-kai with the help of a Yo-kai Pad (map), Yo-kai Watch (which alerts the wearer to nearby Yo-kai) and Yo-kai Lens (which allows the Yo-kai to be seen). While Yo-kai Watch: The Real premiered in the park last summer, this time it will have an American-style setting to complement the new games, Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi and Tempura.
The new attractions will include Yo-kai Exercise: The Real, where visitors dance along with Yo-kai to the famous Yo-kai Watch ending theme, "Yōkai Taisō" (Yo-kai Exercise), and Yo-kai Studio Stars Restaurant, an American-themed restaurant run by Whisper and staffed by other Yo-kai. Visitors can enjoy Western foods like cakes and sandwiches shaped like Yo-kai like Jibanyan and Komasan. There will also be an attraction called Yo-kai Watch: The Rally 3, where visitors get a chance to win an exclusive Yo-kai Medal.
The Yo-kai Watch Festival is part of Universal Studios Japan's 15th anniversary celebrations and will last from July 1 to September 4. Other anime/manga brands to feature in the park this summer include Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and Death Note. The Dragon Ball Z 4-D film has received a new commercial showcasing Goku locked in furious combat with Freeza, who brags that his power level is "5.3 billion."
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web