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JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL, The Most Bizarre Escape Event Yet, Features An Exclusive Original Character!

San Francisco, CA, May 1, 2018 – SCRAP Entertainment, the leading pioneer of live escape entertainment, and VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, have partnered to bring a Real Escape Game set in the world of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE to the United States. The chance for fans to immerse themselves in the JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL live experience hits the U.S. at FanimeCon (San Jose, CA, May 25-28, 2018) and Anime Expo (Los Angeles, CA, July 4-8, 2018).

Based on author Hirohiko Araki’s groundbreaking Shonen Jump manga series, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE follows the multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil! In JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL, fans will play the role of one of the five people (and one dog) on protagonist Jotaro’s team, travelling to defeat their arch nemesis, DIO. Trapped in a labyrinthine hotel, players must examine clues and solve a gauntlet of puzzles by utilizing their special abilities in order to defeat the mastermind! The spotlight of this event will be the brand new original character developed exclusively for this game, officially approved by Hirohiko Araki himself. Fans will also have a chance to get their hands on exclusive merchandise only available to individuals attending the event.

“I hope you enjoy becoming a character, using Stand-powers, and solving the puzzles,” states Kazu Iwata, CEO of SCRAP Entertainment. “This time around, we have the opportunity to hold games at anime conventions, which is definitely a prime location to immerse yourselves into this bizarre world! The more you immerse yourself, the better time you’ll have. Enjoy!”


In order to defeat their arch nemesis DIO, Jotaro and the team travel to Egypt.
During their stay at a hotel, they suddenly hear a mysterious voice.

“Hello… Have you decided on how you’re going to spend your last hour alive?”

The voice continues as Jotaro’s group prepares for battle.

“If you don’t escape this hotel within 1 hour… you will all vanish into thin air!”

“Are you one of DIO’s minions?! Show yourself!”
The walls suddenly start moving, and the hotel transforms into a complex maze.
A swift punch strikes the wall, but not even a scratch was left.

“Good grief…”
“Looks like we’re trapped.”

“You have exactly one hour until your check out… from life, that is! Hahahaha!”

The voice fades out.

“A Stand that takes no damage…. Then there’s only one thing we can do.”
“Find the culprit within 1 hour and beat him… right?”
5 people and 1 dog are trapped with a 1 hour time limit.
Will they be able to solve the mystery behind the enemy’s stand and escape from this labyrinth?

“Real Escape Game format pioneer SCRAP has brought the colorful world of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE to life in their latest game,” says Naruo Uchida, VIZ Media’s Senior Director of Animation & CPG Licensing. “We invite fans to immerse themselves in the JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL experience this summer at Fanime and Anime Expo!”

SCRAP’s JOJO’s BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL will run at FanimeCon in San Jose and Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Game sessions must be reserved online. Fanime session tickets can be purchased at, with Anime Expo session tickets coming soon.

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, the hit Shonen Jump series created by the legendary auteur, Hirohiko Araki, is a multi-generational adventure kicked off by dark and mysterious events that occur once a young Dio Brando is adopted into the prestigious Joestar clan. Published by VIZ Media in North America, the series can be enjoyed through the original manga, available in stunning hardcover volumes, and equally artistic Blu-ray and DVD releases in stores nationwide. Uniquely over-the-top, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is inspired by avant garde art, fashion, superhuman posing and epic wordplay. New episodes air each week on Adult Swim’s popular Toonami block, delighting hundreds of thousands of viewers who know there’s nothing quite like it!

About SCRAP Entertainment Inc.
SCRAP Entertainment Inc. debuted the Real Escape Game™ concept in the US in 2012, and since then over 300,000 people have participated in games run by SCRAP nationwide. Headquartered in San Francisco, SCRAP provides year-round entertainment via escape rooms and large-scale escape events. In 2017, SCRAP launched three original escape games based on major film and video game franchises. For more information about SCRAP, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at