If you weren’t aware, Monster Hunter is celebrating its 15th anniversary, including an exhibition in collaboration with NAKED Inc. There are three zones to the event: the Experience Zone, the Display Zone and the Merchandise Zone. The Display Zone shows off a lot of the franchise’s history. The Merchandise Zone is the only area not requiring tickets. The collaboration is open from 31 October to 12 November 20191, at the Bellesalle Akihabara 1F, B1F.
Starting from the Experience Zone, staff will greet and direct you with exaggerated gestures, similar to in-game NPCs. You will also receive a UV torchlight before you enter. The zone itself is further separated into three. Film and capture is only allowed in one zone, with the other two having restrictions on photos and video.
- The Jungle Zone: Iconic Monsters such as Rathalos, Nargacuga, Gore Magala and Zinogre are shown here.
- The Water Zone: Four walls in the room show off this area, turning into a Desert and Volcano once Lagiacrus is showcased. You can also find Diablos vs Black Diablos, Rathian vs Seregios, Kushala Daora, Valstrax, Galvernus and Brachydios vs Nergigante here.
- The Snow Zone: There will be a platform here that you stand on. It will shake when a monster slams on the ground. Likewise, cold wind will also blow accordingly to a monster appearance. Foam is used to replicate snow. You’ll see Tigrex and Velkhana here.
Velkhana is the latest Elder Dragon as shown in Iceborne, and is also the expansion’s mascot. All the monsters showcased here used to be their various games’ mascots. They mostly use their standard attacks as seen in-game. If you were wondering, the conclusion of Brachydios vs Nergigante was not shown, so you can debate all you like on which would be the winner.
Many 1:1 scale armours are displayed here. You can check out the iconic Rathalos set to Nergigante armour sets. There’s also a huge wall showing off all the weapons from the first game up to Iceborne. You can also “cook” the meat here. Another wall showcases the history of meat cooking in the game, along with the introduction and evolution of chefs.
Another wall shows the sizes of all the monsters. A small room shows the Fatalis family. The small ball there is called the evil eye of Fatalis, as it is called in-game.
You can get see the incredibly expensive gold Rathian and silver Rathalos displayed here. If you just want some 15th Anniversary Monster Hunter merch, as mentioned, you can get in without a ticket to buy them.
Would you hope for a more permanent Monster Hunter gallery? In any case, happy 15th, Monster Hunter! Here’s to more creatures to turn into trophies, eh?