Universal Studios Japan to get new anime and video game rides in 2022

Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has been steadily opening new attractions lately, from Super Nintendo World to his new Demon Slayer Tower. And 2022 should be filled with more thrilling action as the park unveils new rides based on Monster Hunter, Detective Conan, and Hunter Hunter. It’s all part of the park’s Universal Cool Japan initiative, which sees USJ offering limited-time rides themed around iconic Japanese cartoons, manga, video games, and pop culture.

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne XR Walk

From From January 21 to August 28, you can Live out your wildest monster hunting fantasies in this frosty virtual reality world. You will be able to roam freely in the world of Monster Hunter and, of course, slaughter towering beasts with the help of special weapons and powers. Note that this attraction will require a separate ticket from your USJ admission ticket.

Universal Studios Japan
Photo: Universal Studios Japan

Detective Conan

Detective Conan makes a big comeback to USJ with an escape room and three new attractions, including a challenge to solve puzzles and find hidden clues in the park, a collaboration with the Hollywood Dream roller coaster, and a live entertainment restaurant . Together the four new attractions are called Detective Conan World and will be available from March 4 to August 28, with the exception of the restaurant which will only be open until June 5.

Universal Studios Japan
Photo: Universal Studios Japan

Hunter hunter

The theme park will also celebrate its very first collaboration with manga series Hunter hunter. Details of this attraction have yet to be released, but it will be an ‘ultra-real’ experience for you to experience Gon and Killua’s journey, which will be available from March 4 to August 28.

More details will be released in the coming months, so keep an eye out for Universal Studios Japan. website.

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