Evangelion World Closes At Japanese Theme Park

Evangelion World Closes At Japanese Theme Park
Screenshot: japanesestuffchannel@YouTube

If you didn’t visit, you missed your chance. The Evangelion World attraction at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park closed this past Sunday.

The news was announced via the park’s official Twitter. As Kotaku previously posted, Evangelion World included a bust of a life-sized EVA-01 unit, clocking in at around 9.14 m tall. ANN adds that the area also had a one-to-one scale Entry Plug cockpit, life-sized character statues, a small video theatre, a museum, and a souvenir shop.

Opening in 2010, Evangelion World cost approximately $US1.4 ($2) million to build. Livedoor News reports that the closure was sparked by the need to free up space for a new rollercoaster.

The simulator ride Evangelion the Flight, which opened at the theme park last year, however, will remain open. 


  • Thats extremely disappointing.
    I did get to visit, fortunately. But i really would have liked to visit again and spend a little more time.
    It was really an amazing place if you liked the anime, massive set pieces, fun interactive photo ops.

    A new coaster is nice, but man they already have 4 super popular ones and tons at USJ/Disney. There are fewer big exciting anime ‘worlds’ like this, far more novel so a sad loss.

Log in to comment on this story!