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J-World Tokyo, The Manga And Anime Theme Park, Is Closing

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Image: J-World (Facebook)
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J-World Tokyo is a Jump manga theme park, featuring characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto and more. As of February 17, 2019, it will be no more.

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According to Comic Natalie, J-World Tokyo opened back in 2013 in Ikebukuro. The indoor amusement park has been home to a variety of Jump themed attractions and food over the years.

Illustration for article titled J-World Tokyo, The Manga And Anime Theme Park, Is Closing
Image: J-World (Facebook)
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No reason seems to have been given. Considering how big Japan’s current tourist boom is, it’s surprising to see a manga-themed attraction like this shutdown. Maybe it would’ve worked better as an outdoor, large-scale theme park?

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Illustration for article titled J-World Tokyo, The Manga And Anime Theme Park, Is Closing
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For more, have a look at J-World’s official Facebook page.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Wait, were there specific reasons why it shut down?? As in, what factors kept them from making ends meet? Feels like something like this should’ve been at least breaking even.

Shame, I totally would have loved to have gotten a photo at the Yamcha death crater.