Universal Studios Japan collaborated with many anime, movies, and video games, each year attracting many tourists to visits its Universal Cool Japan event. As 2019's 5th-anniversary approaches Universal Studios Japan decides to expand the event's scope, assembling Evangelion, Godzilla, Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Detective Conan, and Detective Conan, a total of six popular franchise, releasing 8 kinds of amusement facility, with an unseen scale to display Japan's "Cool" to fans around the world!
Next year also marks Godzilla's 65th anniversary, and the focal point is of course Evangelion and Godzilla collaborating again. The collaborate facility runs from May 31st to August 25th as "theater" with films displaying both franchise's charm.
Universal Cool Japan 2019
▪ Period: Friday, January 18 through Sunday, August 25, 2019
▪ Spring: Friday, January 18 through Sunday, June 23, 2019
Detective Conan & Lupin III
▪ Summer: Friday, May 31 through Sunday, August 25, 2019
Godzilla, Evangelion, Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon.
This isn't the first time Evangelion and Godzilla collaborated, as early as 2016 when Evangelion director Hideaki Anno was confirmed to direct Shin Godzilla and its sequels, Toho announced Godzilla vs Evangelion on April 1st, inviting Mahiro Maeda, Yūji Kaida, Shinji Nishikawa, Amemiya Akira, Takashi Murakami, etc., many active artists, animators to draw illustrations. X-PLUS, Sentinel, Kotobukiya, Bandai, etc., all released Godzilla Vs Evangelion related models!
▼ X-PLUS released G-virus Unit-01, 02 models. The mad and shocking image made an impression.
▼ Sentinel release Yoji Shinkawa designed RIOBOT NERV Anti-G Special Decisive Weapon - Shiryu(Purple Dragon) Prototype Unit 01.