In case you’re one of the people who opine that Disneyland is sorely lacking in male teen-oriented rides, you may want to change your itinerary to Ikebukuro, Tokyo next summer, as the Namco Bandai Group has just announced plans to open a new indoor theme park that will focus on popular brands from the hit manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump.
The brands that were confirmed to be part of the upcoming theme park are One Piece, Naruto, and Dragonball Z, with the venue stated as the third floor of Sunshine City World Import Mart in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The plan is to devote 6,168 square meters to the park.
Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball Z will each get their own dedicated areas in the park, and there will also be a ‘Hero’s Area’, which will be devoted to other Shonen Jump characters. There’s also a ‘Food & Dessert Area’ and an ‘Amusement Area’ filled with food and games. Of course, no theme park visit will ever be complete without souvenirs so they also have a ‘Goods Shop’ for limited Shonen Jump merchandise.