back to the future

Universal Studios Japan to close Back to the Future ride, sell off DeLorean and props

In a bittersweet turn, we have finally arrived at the future full of anime and Harry Potter rides, which means there is no longer space for this much-loved classic attraction.

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The future is here! Celebrate Back to the Future: Part II’s historic day at theme cafes

Do you know what day October 21, 2015 is? It’s the day that Marty and Doc come to the future from 1985! But, sorry Marty, hover boards aren’t quite what they were supposed to be, and we barely made it to five Jaws movies, let alone Jaws 19. One of the only prophecies that may still come true is the Cubs winning the World Series, but even that seems doubtful.

Okay, so Marty might not be overly thrilled with this real version of 2015, but hey, at least he’ll get to go to the limited time “Back to the Future” Cafe if he stops by Hill Valley Ikebukuro in Tokyo.

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It’s 2015, and the DeLorean has already been spotted in Tokyo!

It’s the year 2015, and you all know what that means: self-tying shoes, flying cars, hoverboards… and a visit from Marty, Doc, and Jennifer! While they weren’t supposed to arrive until October, sightings of the DeLorean in Akihabara lead us to believe that Marty McFly and the gang have changed their travel plans to make their appearance a couple of months early!

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Tickets on sale for commemorative Back to the Future concert in Tokyo featuring full orchestra

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the classic 80s blockbuster film Back to the Future. And if you consider yourself a fan of the movie series, then you’re in for a treat! In honour of this milestone, a special commemorative Back to the Future concert event is being planned! You’ll have the chance to go back in time and relive the adventures of Marty McFly with a concert featuring a screening of the movie accompanied by a live full orchestra.

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The future has arrived: Lexus reveals prototype of a real Hoverboard

Ever since watching the character of Marty McFly ride his hoverboard in that famous hoverboard chase scene in Back to the Future Part II , I’m sure most kids have wanted to own one. Perhaps that day is not too far away.

Lexus recently released a video teaser for its latest invention, the SLIDE, and while it’s not for sale, the company is on the verge of making the world’s first real rideable hoverboard a reality.

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Great Scott! Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd coming to Japan!

Now well into 2015, we are inching ever closer to the world of the future as depicted in Back to the Future II. And with the advent of hoverboards, Nike MAGs, and crudely rendered CGI sharks, I think they made pretty good predictions so far.

However, this year is also the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future’s theatrical release, paving the way for more commemorative events. One such event just about made me spit out my Pepsi ordered from a Max Headroom stylized Ayatollah Khomeini: Christopher Lloyd will be coming to Japan for the second time in 22 years! Do you know what this means, Marty?

Precisely!

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Japanese guy can’t afford to go to USJ, builds Back to the Future ride in his room

Although Universal Studios Japan (USJ) recently announced that they may be building a new amusement park in far-off Okinawa, it probably will not help the long lines and high ticket prices, and time and expense of traveling to Japan’s favorite amusement parks.

These same obstacles have been standing in the way of one young Japanese man and his yearning to experience Back to the Future – The Ride at USJ Osaka. His desire was so strong and his pockets so empty, he reinvented the ride in the comfort of his own home, and it’s actually a pretty believable substitute!

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Just in time for 2015! Hoverboard becomes reality, proves Back to the Future was legit

Remember that scene in the classic 80’s movie Back to the Future Part II, where Marty McFly escapes a group of bullies using a floating skateboard known as a hoverboard? If you do, you probably spent your childhood longing for one of those bad boys and wondering when technology would catch up to the 2015 depicted in the film. Well, it looks like we’ve managed to make it a reality, and just before the cut-off date, too! Join us after the jump for video evidence!

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