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Thursday 20 August 2020

Middle-aged with a paunch, wife and kids, Harry Potter is back

Isn't Harry Potter yesterday's news? A phenomenon that has had its time, been and gone?

The most recent of the series of seven fantasy novels written by British author JK Rowling was published 13 years ago. 

The last movie was almost a decade ago; quidditch has died out as a sport because of concerns about how dangerous it is. 

But apparently not.

A new Harry Potter-themed tour (imagined above) is to be built in Japan by 2023.

It is hoped the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Tokyo will help to boost tourism in a country which suffered the double blow of being forced to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - The Making of Harry Potter will be the second such attraction following on from the original tour in the UK.

Harry Potter-themed rides and attractions apparently remain popular.

“The franchise is an enduring and much-loved one by multiple generations, as adults who grew up with Harry Potter now take their own families to the theatres,” said a spokesman for Japan’s Itochu Corporation, which is helping to develop the park.

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