An Animate Cafe Shop in Kyoto has started a Virtual Reality (VR) Theater service that allows visitors to step into the world of “Attack on Titan,” attend a Hatsune Miku concert, and enjoy other video content.

Operated by leading anime shop chain Animate Ltd., Animate Cafe Shops collaborate with popular anime and video game titles.

The VR service at the shop in Kyoto’s Shin-Kyogoku shopping district started in early November.

With the VR Theater service, users wearing a special headset in booths can casually enjoy virtual reality experiences at hotels, karaoke parlors, video arcades and elsewhere.

The service currently offers at least 20 different programs.

Immersed in the world of “Attack on Titan,” users come face to face with a towering giant and fly through buildings with the aid of special equipment.

They can also watch a “live” performance of virtual idol Hatsune Miku or receive acting lessons from popular voice actor Daisuke Namikawa.

Other titles include “Ghost in the Shell” and “Gantz: O.”

The Animate Cafe Shop Kyoto also provides special drinks in collaboration with anime and video games. No reservation is required, but visitors must pay a few fees to try their hands at the virtual reality experiences.

* * *

To learn more about the latest developments in Japanese anime, visit the official site of Anime Anime (http://animeanime.jp/).