'Anywhere Door' VR Experience, Ice Rink, Cafe Celebrate 37th Doraemon Film

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The Tokyo Solamachi shopping and entertainment complex announced details on Friday about its collaboration with Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken (Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi), the 37th film in the Doraemon franchise. The collaboration will feature a new virtual reality experience based on Doraemon's "Dokodemo Door" (Anywhere Door), an ice skating rink, and a cafe.

Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled the virtual reality experience in December, and it will run from February 20 to April 14. However, it will not run on Tuesdays or from March 18 to March 20. The experience is designed to take users from Nobita's room to the South Pole, the setting of the new film, and will have vibrations, the sensation of wind, and sounds. Visitors must be at least 13 years old to participate in the Anywhere Door experience. The new project is part of Bandai Namco's "Project I Can" experience, which ran in Odaiba's Diver City Tokyo from April to October.

The Tokyo Skytree Town Ice Skate Park collaboration will run from February 4 to March 5. Admission will cost 1,600 yen (about US$14) for adults and 900 yen (about US$8) for elementary school students and younger children. A Doraemon high five event will be held at the rink on February 5 and February 26.

The Doraemon Kachi Kochi Cafe will offer an original menu inspired by the film from February 4 to May 7. A photo spot with Doraemon and the Anywhere Door will also be available as part of Tokyo Solamachi's collaboration.

Nobita and Doraemon already headed to Antarctica to promote the film. The anime film will premiere in Japan on March 4. Doraemon: Nobita to Animal Planet (Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet), the first stage play of Fujiko F. Fujio's classic children's manga, will also return with a new run starting on March 26.

A separate Anywhere Door appeared at a Doraemon cafe in Tokyo in 2013. A fan replica of the Anywhere Door also debuted in Yamanashi Prefecture in 2012.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)

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