Japan takes pop culture seriously so you shouldn’t be surprised if an airport in Microsoft Flight Simulator is named after a manga character.
Published on December 28, 2020
Japan takes its pop culture seriously, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see an airport named after a popular manga character, and that airport is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Tottori Airport, also known as Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport, owes its name to Tottori’s well-known and beautiful sand dunes and the equally-popular Detective Conan manga and anime.
The association with the pint-sized and beloved junior detective comes from the fact that his creator, mangaka Gosho Aoyama, was born in Tottori.
The airport itself is full of Detective Conan imagery and branding, and it even hosts a dedicated store with plenty of merchandise.
As you can see in the image above (courtesy of the local media TottoriNoto), Conan himself also appears on the front of the main terminal, with his name written in red within the logo of the airport.
As mentioned above, third-party add-on developer Gate15Scenery is working on creating the airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
At the moment, we don’t know when the release will be, but you can check out an early work-in-progress image below.
This is certainly great for those who love to fly in Japan, as Tottori’s Chugoku region is particularly lovely and after the first world update, not much has been released in term of local scenery.
Incidentally, if you’re interested in Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow.
If you want to learn more about the game, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.
Earlier this week, we learned that over two million players have installed Microsoft Flight Simulator so far on their PCs, and a new update has been released just before Christmas.