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EVANGELION & ATTACK ON TITAN Theme Park Rides?

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Considering that, for over a decade, Universal Studios had a 4D attraction based off TERMINATOR 2, it probably shouldn’t be so odd to picture theme park rides based off the likes of ATTACK ON TITAN or RESIDENT EVIL. Still, the gnostic Apocalypse of EVANGELION is so fundamentally weird, you can’t help but raise an eyebrow (and maybe a snicker a little) when thinking of it on the same terms of, say, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

Yet, there it is. And they even went as far as to theme a latte after one of the angels - - Lance of Longinus cherry skewer, and all - - for everybody to pick up on the way out.

ANN has relayed some links from Universal Studios Japan's website. These four new video game and anime-inspired attractions are part of the “Cool Japan” tourism initiative, so that immediately raises one question. Or several questions. Plenty of you Vicers have held hopes of traveling to Nippon for a deeper plunge into otaku-dom -- would any of this entice you more?

Would you want to feel like you were actually right underneath the Colossal Titan, staring up all at his raw and sinewy limbs from that particular angle? Would you want to take matters into your hands and fend off a zombie outbreak at the Umbrella Corporation? Most importantly, would you dare to drink a frosted coffee drink with its own Absolute Terror Field?

Or would all of this scare you away? Hit up the talkback below with your rawest feelings on this.

EVA_01on Jan. 2, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.

I have but one feeling towards this: Da fuq?

Kino88on Jan. 2, 2015 at 3:08 p.m.
Japan dosent need theme parks, it's already cool enough Without them,
zaldaron Jan. 3, 2015 at 1:36 p.m.

@EVA_01 said:

I have but one feeling towards this: Da fuq?

This pretty much sums up how I feel. I doubt they can convy 1% of the oddity of eva or the deep philosophy without turning everyone off and dumbing it down would turn me off ...

EVA_01on Jan. 3, 2015 at 2:26 p.m.

@zaldar said:

@EVA_01 said:

I have but one feeling towards this: Da fuq?

This pretty much sums up how I feel. I doubt they can convy 1% of the oddity of eva or the deep philosophy without turning everyone off and dumbing it down would turn me off ...

Pretty much how I feel.

reiyoon Jan. 3, 2015 at 10:14 p.m.

I don't think people will get this right.

takashichea moderator on Jan. 5, 2015 at 6:54 p.m.

I'm not good with roller coasters personally. I'm cool with it. If famous amusement parks try a bit of anime promotion (they might get it wrong), it help folks get into anime.

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