The Nijigen no Mori theme park in Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, announced today that it will open its new attraction titled "NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO" featuring the world and characters from Masashi Kishimoto's internationally popular ninja action manga series Naruto and its sequel Boruto: Naruto Next Generations in the spring of 2019.
The attraction recreates the "Konohagakure no Sato" village with a giant Hokage Iwa/Hokage Rock and 1/1 scale character statues. And a shop offering original goods and a restaurant inspired by "Ramen Ichiraku," the ramen restaurant in Konohagakure, will be also set up in the area.
"NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO" has two main playable areas:
1. "NARUTO Athletic – Chi no Maki (The Earth Chapter)"
– Participants can experience the worldview of Naruto by challenging various activities to gather the missing
"Fuuin no Kakera (The pieces of the seal)."
2. "BORUTO Maze – Ten no Maki (The Sky Chapter)"
– Solid maze that recreates the world of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Participants join the training course
of the Ninja Academy from which Boruto graduated, and find an exit from the maze using their brain and body.
More details about the attraction, including a miniature model of the area and displays, will be revealed at the
theme park's booth in the upcoming Jumep Festa 2019 event to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture
on December 22 and 23, 2018. Advance tickets for the attraction will be also available.
"NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO" main visual
The Nijigen no Mori (literally means two-dimensional forest) theme park dedicated to Japanese pop
culture contents, mainly manga and anime, opened in Awaji Island (Awaji-shima), the biggest island
in the Seto Inland Sea, in July 2017. Its facilities include a 1.2km long projection mapping inspired
by Osamu Tezuka's representative manga work Phoenix and an adventure park area based on the
characters and film worlds of Yoshito Usui's Crayon Shin-chan.
Source: Pasona Group press release
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