By JUNICHI MIYAGAWA/ Staff Writer
July 12, 2021 at 14:37 JST
OSAKA--Universal Studios Japan (USJ) on July 12 announced the opening of a new virtual reality (VR) roller coaster themed on the hit animated film “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train,” which set an all-time box office record in Japan last year.
The attraction at USJ in Osaka will create a 360-degree VR world where fans will feel like they are riding the Mugen Train seen in the animation. During the ride, they will meet characters from the film and get caught up in fights with "oni" (demons) on the train.
During the ride, visitors will not only see anime characters’ sword skills and the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado’s killing techniques, but also can feel their movements, breathing and can also experience as if they were enveloped in fire.
The VR roller coaster will run for a limited period between Sept. 17, 2021, and Feb. 13, 2022.
During that period, another roller coaster “Hollywood Dream: The Ride” will be running as well that lets visitors hear audio of dialogue by “Demon Slayer” anime characters during the ride.
USJ will also hold a “Demon Slayer” stamp rally and offer original meals and sell original goods related to the anime.
The theme park announced in June that it would introduce an attraction themed on “Demon Slayer,” but at that time didn't disclose details of what that would entail.
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