Pokemon and Mario Kart will parade at Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) theme park in Osaka to debut soon Pokemon characters for the first time. Along with the characters of Mario Kart, Pokemon will appear at Universal Studios Japan as part of the show “No Limit! planned for March 2023. Parade. the Pokemon and mario the parade will start on March 1, 2023 [Thanks, Famitsu!].

Discover a promotional video for the mario and Pokemon parade below.

The promo features actor Masaki Suda (Gintama live action, Hibana: Sparkle) experiencing the “Super Enthusiasm” that is the hallmark of “No Limit! from the USJ theme. Glimpses of the Pokemon and mario parade floats can be seen.

the Pokemon The float features a Pikachu mascot, poseable Ho-Oh puppet and performers holding plush Bulbasaurs and Squirtles. Promotional art for the tank also includes a large animatronic Charizard that breathes smoke, a Lugia puppet held by a group of artists, and a mounted Gengar, Rowlette and more.

the mario float is themed after Mario Kart, with a performer of the Mario mascot sitting in a cart on a replica of Rainbow Road. Bowser and others Mario Kart the figures are seen in pursuit.

Along with the two Nintendo brands, other Universal Studios Japan properties will be represented at the parade. Hello Kitty characters, Minions, Despicable Me, Peanuts, and sesame street will appear in the parade, either as part of a float or as performers. More anime related brands like A play and Jujutsu Kaisen might even have a presence, given that they have or have had attractions in the park as well.

Guests of Universal Studios Japan can view the parade when it begins in the “New York” area of ​​the park, but those who want a prime location can purchase tickets to the Special Viewing Area, a “luxury space” in a prime location on the road. Ticket pre-sales will begin on January 5, 2023.

The “Without Limits!” » parade with mario and Pokemon begins at Universal Studios Japan on March 1, 2023.