In the realm of anime tourism, there are occasional gems that shine brighter than the rest. Enter the upcoming event set to sweep across Japan this February, offering fans of the immensely popular anime series Demon Slayer a chance to immerse themselves in the world of demon-slaying prowess as they join the ranks of the Demon Slayer Corps.
At the heart of Demon Slayer lies the formidable Demon Slayer Corps, the primary force combating the demonic threats plaguing Japan’s Taisho Era. Tasked with hunting down and eliminating these malevolent beings, the members of the Corps undergo rigorous physical and mental training to safeguard humanity from the horrors of demon attacks.
This ground breaking event emerges through a collaboration between Demon Slayer and VS PARK, a multi-location entertainment facility owned by Bandai Namco. Combining elements of a game centre with a theme park, VS PARK offers patrons an exhilarating experience, blending physical challenges with interactive gaming akin to a televised sports spectacle.
The Demon Slayer event at VS PARK aims to breathe life into the anime, allowing participants to undergo training reminiscent of the Demon Slayer Corps. Upon entry, attendees will undergo a breathing aptitude test—a nod to the distinct breathing styles that empower each Corps member in the anime. With nine breathing types showcased in the series, participants eagerly anticipate discovering their unique affinity.
Following the aptitude test, participants will receive personalised recommendations for training activities within the facility. These challenges, interspersed throughout the VS PARK experience, offer participants the opportunity to earn special stickers upon completion, signifying mastery of their designated breathing style. Those who conquer all challenges will be awarded an esteemed certificate, proclaiming their induction into the ranks of the Demon Slayer Corps.
In addition to the standard VS PARK attractions, the event introduces an exclusive Demon Slayer-themed activity dubbed “Sling Adventure.” While specifics remain undisclosed, a tantalising glimpse reveals players engaging in a digital adventure, hurling real balls at a screen to vanquish targets. Notably, the game features the iconic trio of Demon Slayers—Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu—voiced by their original anime counterparts, adding an authentic touch to the immersive experience.
For enthusiasts longing to test their mettle within the Demon Slayer Corps or simply uncover their latent breathing techniques, this event is a must-visit. Spanning multiple VS PARK locations across Japan, including Osaka, Saitama, and Kyoto, the event promises an unforgettable journey into the fantastical realm of Demon Slayer.
The Demon Slayer x VS PARK event is scheduled to run from February 8 to April 7, 2024. Visit the official event website for more details (available in Japanese only) or explore the limited English website for VS PARK to secure tickets and delve into the adventure of a lifetime.