The long-running Detective Conan series – known in the West as Case Closed – returns with its fifth “Detective Conan World” exhibit, taking place at Universal Cool Japan 2022. Gosho Aoyama’s series will include four attractions that will allow old and new fans alike to relive moments from the series as well as the ability to participate in certain attractions.
Lots to discover at “Detective Conan World”
According to the official Universal Cool Japan 2022 “Detective Conan World” website, the attractions include the Detective Conan Mystery Challenge, Detective Conan Mystery Restaurant, Detective Conan x Hollywood Dream the Ride, and possibly the biggest attraction, Detective Conan The Escape.
The Escape is a “real escape game… boasting 99 [percent] satisfaction.” For those who revel in escape rooms, this is to the next level. For more information on escape games in Japan, check out the official Twitter account.
Hollywood Dream the Ride promises a ride that “gets into the story with ride experience and story.” The other two were described as “mystery-solving live entertainment,” which should make those ideal attractions for families with young children.
What to expect from Universal Cool Japan 2022
The official website describes Universal Cool Japan 2022 as the “big event to experience the world of entertainment from Japan.” In addition to the Detective Conan exhibits, several other displays have been announced. There is set to be a Hunter x Hunter exhibit as well as a Monster Hunter World: Iceborne exhibit, among others. The latter will utilize VR, being called the “Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR WALK.”
Universal Cool Japan 2022 is currently set to take place from March 4, 2022 through August 28, 2022. The site notes that the holding period is subject to change.
Detective Conan continues to be a colossal draw
Aoyama’s series debuted as a manga in 1994, gaining an anime adaptation in 1996. Over a quarter century later, both are still ongoing. It follows the story of detective Shinichi Kudo, who was turned into a child during an investigation through poison and continues to solve cases in his child form.
Detective Conan has sold over 250 million manga volumes, making it the fifth-best selling manga behind Naruto, Dragon Ball, Golgo 13, and One Piece as of July 2021 according to CBR. The anime has aired over 1,000 episodes, making it one of the longest-running anime series ever.
If you are able to make it to Japan between March and August 2022, check out Universal Cool Japan 2022! How will you fare in the real escape game based on the iconic series?