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article imageJapan to have a 'Shonen Jump' theme park in 2013

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By Can Tran     Dec 19, 2012 in World
Tokyo - The video game and anime company called Bandai Namco announced a new indoor theme park in Tokyo for summer of 2013. The park focuses on characters and titles from the "Weekly Shonen Jump."
Theme parks are major attractions across the world. One of the biggest theme parks in the world is Disneyland with locations across the world such as Europe with Euro Disney and Japan with Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea. Also, Universal Studios has Universal Studios Japan located in Osaka which is on the opposite side of the country. However, there are still plenty of theme park alternatives than going to either Disney or Universal Studios when visiting Japan. Soon, there's going to be a new alternative.
The Bandai Namco Group, which is a merging between the video game company Namco and the anime/manga company Bandai, gave announcements for a theme park. This theme park will be located on the third floor of Tokyo's Sunshine City World Import Mart in the Ikebukuro section. This theme park will have the motif of the popular manga publication known as “Shonen Jump” which is also known as the “Weekly Shonen Jump.”
As the Disney Parks have areas dedicated to the works of Disney, the Shonen Jump Theme Park will have areas dedicated to popular titles in the Shonen Jump publication. Such examples would be the popular series of “Dragon Ball Z,” “One Piece,” and “Naruto” which all have been adapted into successful anime and video game series. However, it hasn't been announced exactly which other popular titles will be featured at this theme park.
It'll be like any other major indoor theme park; but, it will revolve around the various titles that were published in the Weekly Shonen Jump. By the time 2013 hits and the park opens, other possible titles to be featured could be things like “Bleach,” “Beelzebub,” “Gintama,” “Yu-Yu Hakusho,” and many other Shonen Jump titles.
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