A wide range of famous anime sequences have been staged in amusement parks (sometimes known as “theme parks”), from romantic dates to epic conflicts.
Whether you love them or despise them, amusement parks have established themselves as a must-see destination for locals and visitors alike. As a result, theme parks have found a home in popular culture, with a slew of shows taking place in or around amusement parks. It is common in anime to use them as settings for family or romantic-based narratives, but they have also been used as dystopian backdrops or battlegrounds in action-oriented anime.
For a variety of reasons, anime often includes scenes set in amusement parks. These include action sequences, family outings, romantic rendezvous, and even comedic skits. However, there are a few instances that are very violent and frightening.
1. The Straw Hat Pirates Visited Sabaody Park & Had A Blast (One Piece)
The Straw Hat Pirates saved Camie, a merfolk, during One Piece’s Sabaody Archipelago Arc and became friends with her. They made a visit at Sabaody Park, an amusement park in the Sabaody Archipelago, as part of their journey together. Instead of searching for a mechanic to equip Luffy’s ship with the resin, Camie fulfilled her childhood ambition of visiting the park in safety, despite the fact that the party had originally been searching for a mechanic.
2. Yuki & Yuno Used An Amusement Park Date To Lure Out Minene (Future Diary)
Each diary user’s major purpose in Future Diary was to survive the elimination game between diary users, however there was some cooperation between some of them. The alliance between Yukiteru and Yuno springs to mind first, but Keigo Kurusu was also a cooperative figure early in the series and played a crucial role. A deadly terrorist named Minene Uryu is lured out of hiding by Kurusu, who gets Yuki and Yuno to go on a date to an amusement park in Episode 3. Yuki got a glimpse of Yuno’s sweet side during their date.
3. Amusement Park Fun Got Canceled When Yukko Lost Her Wallet (Nichijou)
The trip to a theme park by Mio and Yukko was for no particular reason in Nichijou, which is an episodic, skit-based parody anime with little continuity. The amusement park provided the perfect setting for a joke. Yukko asks Mio to keep her wallet safe during the vacation, but Mio loses it.
Due to her shock, Yukko is first dispassionate about the loss; however, after checking the lost and found, which contained her wallet, she calms down and realizes that her $4,016 yen is missing from the wallet. Her day had been spoiled from the start.
4. The Sailor Scouts Visited An Amusement Park For Work (Sailor Moon)
Usagi, Rei, Ami, and Luna travel to Dream Land to investigate the disappearance of people at a small amusement park in Sailor Moon. Despite Rei’s displeasure, Usagi became engrossed in the brightly colored rides and attractions. Although this episode was never in the manga, it serves as an anime filler episode, therefore it doesn’t actually add anything to the overall plot. This episode’s journey to Dream Land, however, was a joyful one with a fun atmosphere.
5. Ash & Company Stumbled Across An Amusement Park With Giant Pokémon (Pokémon)
Ash, Misty, and Brock didn’t know they were at a theme park, and neither did their Pokémon, who had been separated from their trainers. The subtitles for the lost Pokémon, whose conversations aren’t in human language, are a well-known feature of this episode. After escaping a group of vicious Gyarados, our heroes find themselves on an apparently isolated island, only to be confronted by a slew of gigantic Pokémon that refuse to speak to them. In the end, it turns out that Giovanni runs a theme park on the island, and the gigantic Pokémon were nothing more than mechanical props.
6. Anzu Invited Yugi To An Amusement Park Date To Lure Out Atem (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
It’s likely that many longtime Yu-Gi-Oh! fans are familiar with Anzu’s little bothersome crush on Atem, Yugi’s “other self.” Some Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 0 fans may recall Anzu taking Yugi on a date to an amusement park in order to entice Atem’s attention. But Anzu’s plan didn’t exactly pan out, and Atem didn’t save her from the danger she was putting herself in. When a hazardous bomber emerged and threatened Anzu’s life, Atem still appeared.
7. Hirotaka Asked Narumi Out On A Non-Otaku Amusement Park Date (Wotakoi)
Hirotaka wondered what kind of relationship he and Narumi have after realizing that they have always interacted the same manner since childhood in Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku. While they were on their “non-otaku” dates at an amusement park, he made it a rule that they couldn’t make otaku jokes without a punishment.
In a sweet episode, Hirotaka and Narumi’s connection to one another is reinforced and their love for one another deepens.
8. Singing At NiaLand’s Main Stage Was Vivy’s Mission (Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song)
In Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, Diva, the first autonomous AI, strove to “sing from her heart” as the title suggests. NiaLand’s main stage was her ultimate objective, and she was determined to make people happy with her music. Due to the theme park setting, there are several episodes that feature NiaLand and its visitors. This isn’t your standard amusement park anime; not every episode with NiaLand is a pleasant one.
9. Spike Encounters A Dangerous Criminal At An Abandoned Amusement Park (Cowboy Bebop)
Instead of being lighthearted or romantic, the amusement park scene in Cowboy Bebop is terrifying and dystopian. A deadly murderer who was experimented on until he lost his mind and escaped the research facility where he was being held, Mad Pierrot, meets up with Spike in this episode. Spike was invited to a “party” at the abandoned amusement park Space Land by Mad Pierrot, who is known to kill everyone who comes into contact with him. Space Land’s abandoned attractions are used in the combat, creating an eerie and gloomy clash.
10. Kanna Begged Kobayashi For An Amusement Park Outing (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S)
Kanna is well aware of the advantages of being a young dragon who is intrigued about the human world. Remember that in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S, Kanna requested that Kobayashi take the group to an amusement park. Kobayashi, on the other hand, had never been to a theme park before, as it was her first trip there. The amusement park was nonetheless pleasant for Kobayashi, who tried her best to explain it to Tohru, while Kanna and Ilulu enjoyed the food and attractions with Saikawa and Ilulu’s company.