Sailor Moon attraction at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) 2018

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Danzig87

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It's true, once in Japan you'd wanna buy everything like I always want to!
You're not getting the point. :|

It's not the fact that I don't want to go, I love to visit Japan one day to have lots of fun and get lots of cool stuff there. The problem for me is, I can't save up that much money for a plane ticket because since I live here in America, I receive 740 from the government each month and more than half of that money goes to the rent, the bills for the internet, electricity and gas. So that leaves me with 300-some left for things I want to get for myself such as food to survive. That is why I don't save up that little money just to get a couple of thousand dollar plane ticket.
 

mrploddy

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With respect to the Sailor Moon attraction - it won't be around forever - USJ has buildings that get repurposed for new rides and Sailor Moon is in one such building. Its to keep the park interesting so people wanna come back.

Also it doesnt cost $2000 for a plane ticket depending on your location they can be had for $500 - 700 if you go at the right time and live near a major gateway eg New York / LAX / Chicago
 

Danzig87

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With respect to the Sailor Moon attraction - it won't be around forever - USJ has buildings that get repurposed for new rides and Sailor Moon is in one such building. Its to keep the park interesting so people wanna come back.

Also it doesnt cost $2000 for a plane ticket depending on your location they can be had for $500 - 700 if you go at the right time and live near a major gateway eg New York / LAX / Chicago
Why do you think going to a faraway foreign country such as Japan is going to be that simple? It's not as easy as like going to one of the states or Canada, it's a fifteen hour flight across the western states plus the Pacific Ocean from my residence in New Jersey to Japan. Not only the distance that makes the flight so gosh darn expensive but going to a totally different nation where everything is in a different language. And because of the ongoing recession here in America, prices on every single thing is skyrocketing, especially at airline companies. What makes things worse is that the plane tickets will triple the cost when I want to bring along my younger brother and my uncle because there's no way in hell I'm flying to Japan alone. What I'm really saying is that its going to take time. You cannot expect me to just save up since I'm receiving limited welfare money from the government each month.

If I ever miss out on that Sailor Moon attraction, whatever. It's just a dumb attraction that was themed after an anime that has nothing to do with Universal Studios and come to think of it, why do I want to go to Japan's Universal Studios? I can always go to one of the two in California or Florida. It's the same damn theme park only in a different location.
 

mrploddy

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Why do you think going to a faraway foreign country such as Japan is going to be that simple? It's not as easy as like going to one of the states or Canada, it's a fifteen hour flight across the western states plus the Pacific Ocean from my residence in New Jersey to Japan. Not only the distance that makes the flight so gosh darn expensive but going to a totally different nation where everything is in a different language. And because of the ongoing recession here in America, prices on every single thing is skyrocketing, especially at airline companies. What makes things worse is that the plane tickets will triple the cost when I want to bring along my younger brother and my uncle because there's no way in hell I'm flying to Japan alone. What I'm really saying is that its going to take time. You cannot expect me to just save up since I'm receiving limited welfare money from the government each month.

If I ever miss out on that Sailor Moon attraction, whatever. It's just a dumb attraction that was themed after an anime that has nothing to do with Universal Studios and come to think of it, why do I want to go to Japan's Universal Studios? I can always go to one of the two in California or Florida. It's the same damn theme park only in a different location.
I wasn't questioning your personal circumstances they are what they are. I was just pointing out that an economy ticket doesnt cost $2k unless you buy from somewhere that really jacks up the prices. For example a quick look on Skyscanner currently quotes about $1.2k from EWR.

Also I know perfectly well what it's like to go to a foreign country - I am from the UK but currently live in Japan with my wife and child.

My first trip to Japan was all by myself with first year level college Japanese well just 1 semester actually and I got by :). You'll find that in heavily populated tourist areas that there is a reasonable amount of english signage and adjustment for the english speaking visitor. For example in McDonalds they have a double sided menu that they flip over when they get foreigners in.

Yes it can be scary going to a foreign country but nothing a phrase book and a copy of Lonely Planet can't solve as long as you stick to the tourist trails. Mind you if you were to go to where I am currently...well that's a different story :)
 

NJ_

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Didn't happen with DBZ, Jojo & One Piece's 4D events (and DBZ had two of them) so I highly doubt it.
 
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Which sounds so stupid to me. Why let that footage go to waste, collecting dust in some archive somewhere? Why not put it on DVD/BD to make some extra money from fans who couldn't see it in person? I mean, if they're willing to sell all this branded crap like robot vacuums and tampons, why not sell something fans would *actually* want? But that would make sense and clearly Toei is allergic to logic.
 
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They probably jointly own the footage, but again, unless Universal is planning to eventually reopen these attractions or open them in overseas parks, there's no reason in my mind for them to not release the footage.
 
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