It was decided that the Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo - Making of Harry Potter will open in the summer of 2023 at the site of Toshimaen in Nerima Ward, Tokyo. Ahead of the opening, the first ever release of Creative Arts "That's how the world of the Harry Potter movies was born" was also released.

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■ Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo - The Making of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter franchise became a worldwide phenomenon with eight films based on J.K. Rowling's best-selling novel series. Since its first release in Japan on December 1, 2001, sequels have been released in rapid succession over the next 10 years, breaking numerous records for foreign films in Japan, as well as a worldwide frenzy.

Next to Tokyo's Nerima Castle Ruins Park, at last, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - Making of Harry Potter, the first entertainment venue in Asia, will open on the site of Shimaen. It will be an all-new walk-through entertainment venue where visitors can get a hands-on look behind the production of the beloved Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.

Ahead of the opening, the creative arts were opened on the memorable day when the first Harry Potter movie first appeared on Japanese screens.

As the "That's how the world of the Harry Potter movies was born" message tells us, behind the door lies a whole new world of entertainment filled with the magic of Harry Potter filmmaking, where you can encounter epic movie sets, costumes, props and magical animals created by the creators who worked on the actual movies.

▼ Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo - Making of Harry Potter - Moving Staircase Area (image)​

The venue has attracted more than 16 million visitors since its opening in 2012 and will be the second in the world and the first in Asia, after Studio Tour London in the UK, which is still difficult to book.

The facility, which is set on a large site (two Tokyo Domes), features a large hall that often appears in movies, the Hogwarts Limited Express on Platform 9 and 3/4 that leads to the world of magic, and Diagon Alley, as well as an interactive experience in the Hogwarts moving staircase area where people can photograph themselves in front of a portrait and become a moving portrait.
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■ What is the Magic World?

Years have passed since Harry Potter as a boy was brought to platforms 9 and 3/4 of King's Cross Station, and his many adventures have become widely known in pop culture and left an unparalleled mark on the public mind. The Harry Potter franchise, which became eight blockbuster movies, brought magical stories into people's lives, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter became one of the most beloved franchises in the world.

In addition, the grand world has expanded to include three Fantastic Beasts films, an award-winning stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, cutting-edge Portkey Games video and mobile games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment that includes four theme parks, and insightful exhibitions.

Warner Bros. 'Harry Potter Wizarding World portfolio also includes its latest flagship store, Harry Potter New York, Studio Tour London - Making of Harry Potter, Studio Tour Tokyo - Making of Harry Potter, and retail shop Platform 9 3/4.

The magical world of Harry Potter will continue to evolve, drawing fans of the Harry Potter franchise into a world of fresh, exciting magic and inviting the global fan community and the next generation on an adventure to discover magic for themselves.