The Shin Japan Heroes Universe, based on the creations of director-script writer Hideaki Anno launched its first collaboration project, Shin Japan Heroes Amusement World on May 17, 2022.
Shin Japan Heroes Amusement World, an amusement venue with attractions from all four of Khara’s characters will start its operations in early July 2022. It will be held in three Bandai Namco stores across Japan starting with the Bandai Namco Cross Store in Yokohama on July 7 and runs until Aug 21.
From Sept 3 until Oct 2, the attractions will go to Osaka’s Umeda HEP FIVE, and from Oct 12 till Nov 6, to Hakata’s Bandai Namco Cross Store Hakata.
A new visual was revealed along with the announcement.
“Operation Shin 765,” the initial attraction, puts players in the position of a Global Unknown Event Keepers agent tasked with saving the planet from Godzilla, Angels, Kaiju, and SHOCKERs. It will be a mission-based attraction that will need players to think promptly in critical situations.
The second attraction, “Operation to Repel Kaiju No. 8,” is a mystery-solving attraction based on the Shin Ultraman film. Players must examine the appearance of a new kaiju and find out how to get rid of it.
Other games include “Shin Ultra Roulette,” which allows players to win prizes from the Shin Ultraman film, as well as two virtual reality attractions. In one, players take control of a helicopter pilot chasing Godzilla, while in the other, they pilot an EVA unit.
Shin Japan Heroes Universe is a collaboration between Shin Godzilla, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban:||), Shin Ultraman, and Shin Kamen Rider; all films directed or written by Anno.
The project’s official website opened with a key visual by Mahiro Maeda, while Yutaka Izubuchi provided the emblem logo.
The dream collaboration of the 4 “heroes” will represent Japan, as these films cross the boundaries of companies and bear the name “Shin” in their title.
Anno served as a screenplay writer and general director in Shin Godzilla in 2016, he was in charge of planning, original story, writing, and directing for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, which was released in 2021.
He was tasked with planning and writing Shin Ultraman, which released on May 13, 2022, and Shin Kamen Rider (writer, director) that will follow in March 2023.