8 recommended popular characters’ cafes :April 2018

13.April.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Cafés and menus collaborated with popular characters in Japan are gathering much attention these days. In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended collaboration cafes/menus available on April 2018.

 

「リラックマタウンカフェ池袋」スイーツバーガー

Rilakkuma×Seibu Ikebukuro

“Rilakkuma Town Café” will be opened for a limited time offer along with the 15th anniversary exhibition “Rilakkuma Towne Yokoso”

Photogenic collaboration menus and original goods will be sold. The interiors of the shop using the illustrations of cute Rilakkuma and limited items are awesome!

 

Detailed information:

 

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Rilakkuma Town Café

Date: 2018/04/25 (Wed.) to 06/19 (Tue.)

Address: 1-28-1, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo

Gourmet Stadium Ⅱ, Dining Park Ikebukuro, Seibu Ikebukuro Honten 8F

Business hours (80 minutes): weekdays 11:30 to 21:50, holidays 11:00 to 21:20

Entrance fee: 500 yen (tax not included), reservation must be made. ※you can enter the café if the seats are available.

Website: http://rilakkumacafe.jp/

 

 

 

ポムポムプリン誕生22周年!バースデーメニューを原宿・梅田・横浜・名古屋で提供開始

Pomupomupurin’s birthday menus

The four Pompompurin Cafe branches in Harajuku, Umeda, Yokohama and Nagoya are introducing a special birthday menu to celebrate the popular Sanrio character’s birthday. With the tasty meal you’ll receive warm and fluffy Pompompurin rice, plump roast chicken and mash potato made to look like Muffin. You can also get a gift box with a red ribbon! Those who eat a meal at one of the cafes will receive a postcard with a limited-edition birthday design and a pin badge! But be quick, because there’s only a limited amount available

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/98186

 

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Pompompurin Cafe Harajuku

Address: CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3F, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)

Access: 3-minutes on foot from the Takeshita Exit at Harajuku Station

TEL: 03-5786-0770

 

Pompompurin Cafe Umeda

Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi

Opening Hours:

– 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30) Until March 27th

– After March 28th 11:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)

– Weekends & Holidays 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)

Access: 3-minutes from Osaka Station via JR

TEL: 06-6292-7140

 

Pompompurin Cafe Yokohama

Address: Yokohama Sotetsu Square, 2-1-5 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi

Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)

Access: 5-minutes on foot from West Exit at Yokohama Station via JR

TEL: 045-311-6750

 

Pompompurin Cafe Nagoya

Address: BECOME SAKAE 2F, 3-32-6 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 19:30)

Access: 1-minutes on foot from Sakae Station via the Meijo Line

TEL: 052-249-8320

 

Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com

 

 

 

イタリアンレストラン「リストランテ マンジャーレ お台場」 アリスのスイートパレット付ランチコース

Alice in Wonderland × Restaurant Mangiare Odaiba

The Italian restaurant Mangiare in Odaiba has announced that it will serve up a limited-edition Alice in Wonderland themed lunch for 4 days. The Alice Sweet Palette Lunch Course will be available on April 29th, April 30th, May 5th and May 6th for ¥3,500. The three-course meal is made up of an hors d’oeuvre containing plenty of organic vegetables grown in mineral-rich red soil, a selection of entrées including seasonal soup and one of either pasta, meat or fish, and a specially made Alice-inspired photogenic dessert palette to top it all off.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/96502

 

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Alice Sweet Palette Lunch Course
Available: 29 April 2018 / 30 April 2018 / 5 May 2018 / 6 May 2018
Serving Time: 11:00-15:00 (last orders 14:00)
Price: ¥3,500 per person (*price is consumption tax and service charge inclusive)

Mangiare Odaiba
Address: Palazzoemare, Aqua City Odaiba 5F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-15:00 / 17:00-23:00
No Fixed Holidays.
Access: 1-minutes on foot from Daiba Station via the Yurikamome / 6-minutes on foot from Tokyo Teleport Station via the Rinkai Line
TEL: 03-3599-1899

Website:http://www.bestbridal.co.jp/restaurant/daiba_mangiare/

 

 

 

原宿・竹下通りコラボカフェ「ねこのごはんやさん」

Neko no Gohanyasan × Cute Cube Harajuku

Rather than being character-themed, this collaboration café incorporates the theme of “headwear for cats”, creating an entirely new kind of collaboration café called “Neko no Kaburimono” (Cats in headwear). Cat photographer Sakura Ishihara has displayed numerous photographs of adorable cats wearing headwear. There is not a single real cat at the exhibition so those who are allergic to cats can also enjoy this exhibition.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/99802

 

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Neko no Gohanyasan

Open: From Sunday 1st April (End date to be confirmed)

※ This is not a cat café and there are no real cats at this event.

 

Neko no Kaburimono (Cats in headwear)

Website:http://kitan.jp/products/nekosanrio

 

Kawaiya (Cute Cube Harajuku 3F)

Address: 1-7-1, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening hours: 10:00-22:00

No regular closing days

TEL:03-6463-7833

Website:cutecubeharajuku.com/

 

 

 

ぼのぼのカフェ

Bonobono × TOWER RECORDS CAFÉ

Tower Records are launching round two of their collaboration project with popular anime “Bonobono” which is currently broadcasted by the television station Fuji TV. The cute collaboration menu is themed around Easter. There are 11 collaboration goods and extras for customers to enjoy. Now let’s take a look at a few items on the menu!

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/99796

 

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Bonobono × Tower Records Cafe Round Two ~ Bono-chan Easter Café 〜

 

Available at two Tower Records stores only
Part 1: Tuesday 20th March 2018 — Thursday 12th April 2018
Part 2: Friday 13th April 2018 — Sunday 6th May 2018

 

Tower Records Cafe Omotesando

Address: Imon Harajuku Building, 6-3-9, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening hours: 11:00 — 22:00(Last orders: 21:00)

No regular closing days

Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line/Fukutoshin line)

3-minute walk from Harajuku station (JR Yamanote line)

8-minute walk from Omotesando station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line )

TEL: 03-5778-9491

TOWER RECORDS CAFE Sapporo PIVOT

Address: 5th floor PIVOT, 4 Chome Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido

 

Opening hours: 10:00 — 20:00(Last orders: 19:00)

No regular closing days

Access: 3-min walk from Odori station (Namboku subway line/Tozai line (Direct connection from POLE TOWN Underground shopping centre)

5-minute walk from Odori station (Toho subway line)

TEL:011-241-2344

 

Website: http://tower.jp/bonochang/

 

 

 

セーラームーン×マイメロディ キャンディパーラー

 

Sailor Moon × My Melody – Candy Parlor

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon and My Melody are teaming up to open a collaborative café called Sailor Moon × My Melody Candy Parlor for a limited period in Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo and Nagoya. See everybody’s favourite magical girls and Sanrio’s popular character come to life in the form of food, sweets and drinks served only at this café.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90049

 

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Sailor Moon × My Melody Candy Parlour

 

Sapporo PARCO (Sapporo)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, Sapporo PARCO 4F, 1-3-3 Minami, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Running: April 6, 2018 – May 14, 2018

Opening Hours: Sunday-Friday 10:00-20:00 (food last orders 19:00 / drinks last orders 19:30) / Saturdays 10:00-20:30 (food last orders 19:30 / drinks last orders 20:00)

 

Ikebukuro PARCO (Tokyo)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, Ikebukuro PARCO Honkan 7F, 1-28-2 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Running: April 20, 2018 – May 21, 2018

Opening Hours: Café 10:00-22:00 (food last orders 21:00 / drinks last orders 21:30) / Merchandise Shop 10:00-21:00

 

Nagoya PARCO (Nagoya)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, Nagoya PARCO West Building 8F, 3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture

Running: April 6, 2018 – May 21, 2018

Opening Hours: Café 10:00-21:30 (food last orders 20:30 / drinks last orders 21:00) / Merchandise Shop 10:00-21:00

 

Shinsaibashi 161 (Osaka)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, 2F, 1-6-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

Running: February 17, 2018 – April 15, 2018

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (food last orders 20:00 / drinks last orders 20:30)

*Café will close at 18:00 on April 15th (food last orders 17:00 / drinks last orders 17:30)

 

THE GUEST café&diner Official Website: http://the-guest.com

 

©Naoko Takeuchi ・ PNP ・ Kodansha ・ Toei Animation

©1976, 2018, SANRIO CO., LTD.

 

 

 

はらぺこあおむし×銀座マロニエゲート

 

Harapeko Aomushi × MARRONNIER GATE GINZA

The world of “Harapeko Aomushi (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), one of the most loved picture books in the world, will become a café. The café is open from the 18th of January 2018 (Thurs.) in Ginza for a limited time offer! The items on the menu of the café will include French toast, omelet rice, Hamburger and pasta which everybody likes.

The healthy menu items will use lots of fresh and colorful vegetables which is for sure to make customers happy.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/84934

 

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Harapeko Aomushi Café

Date: 2018,01,18 (Thurs.) to 08,31 (Fri.)

※the café will be closed on 02,19 (Mon.)

Address: MARRONNIER GATE GINZA 1 (4F), Sunday Brunch, 2-14, 2nd Street, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Business hours: 11:00 to 21:00

※a reservation must be made before visiting the café (until 17:30).

You can sit at any seat after 17:30

 

Website:www.harapecocafe.com

TM & © 2018 Eric Carle LLC.

 

 

 

サンリオ キャラクターズ ラブリーカフェ

Sanrio Characters × Dining Park Ikebukuro

Sanrio Characters Lovely Café” where popular Sanrio characters from back in the 80’s will gather, is open at “Dining Park Ikebukuro” located on the 8F of Nishi Ikebukuro Honten, close to the east exit of Ikebukuro Station. It is be opened from the 31st of January (Wed.) to the 17th of April (Tue.). Original menu items of the good-old characters will be sold.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/88086

 

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Sanrio Characters Lovely Café

Time: 2018,01,31 (Wed.) to 04,17 (Tue.)

Address: 〒171-0022 / 1-28-1, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo

Seibu Ikebukuro Honten 8F, Gourmet Stadium II

Business hours: 11:00 23:00 (Sat, Sun and holidays – open at 10:30) ※L.O. 22:00

Fixed holidays: according to the facility

TEL:03-5949-5675

Website:https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/ikebukuro/

 

 

 

How did you like our collaboration cafés/menus recommendation? Why not visit one of the cafes introduced in this article?

 

 

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    The cafe also has plans to reproduce the Nero, Dante and V perfumes for the cafe too, all of which originally sold out.

     

    ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • TV Anime Series ‘Show by Rock!! Mashumairesh!!’ New PV & Key Visual Released

    26.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    Show by Rock!! is a rhythm video game developed and produced by Sanrio and Geechs. A new promotional video and key visual have been unveiled for Show by Rock!! Mashumairesh!!, a TV anime series sequel to the two short anime seasons which aired in 2016. It has also been announced that a new mobile rhythm game entitled SHOW BY ROCK!! Fes A Live will be released by Square Enix.

     

    Show by Rock!! Mashumairesh!! was announced at the event “SHOW BY ROCK!! 3969 GRATEFUL ROCK FESTIVAL” which took place on Sunday. It will begin airing on January 9, 2020.

    The key visual reveals the four main characters who make up the band Mashumairesh!!: Howan (voiced by Hikaru Tono), Mashimahimeko (Yuuko Natsuyoshi), Delmin (Misaki Watada), and Ruhuyu (Aya Yamane). They stand holding their respective instruments in Under North Zawa, where the series takes place.

    The promotional video also showcases the four characters in action to the tune of Yell and Response, an insert song from the show.

    The series is being animated by Kinema Citrus. Seung-hui Son is the director with Masayuki Kojima, who directed Made in Abyss, as the advisor. The CG parts will be animated by Polygon Pictures (Human Lost).

     

    ©2012,2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD. SHOWBYROCK!! Production Committee

  • Adorable Sanrio Character My Melody Gets Her First Permanent Character Café in Osaka

    24.November.2019 | FOOD

    A new character café themed around the sweet and adorable Sanrio character My Melody will open on the 7th floor of HEP FIVE, which is just a three-minute walk from HANKYU Umeda Station in Osaka. The café is set to open on December 5 and will be Japan’s first permanent My Melody Café.

    Once you enter the café, you will be immersed in a world of pink, green and white pastel colours. Take a seat in the pleasant British garden-themed café surrounded by roses. Sanrio friends My Melody, My Sweet Piano and Kuromi are relaxing in the garden, enjoying afternoon tea together in the soothing atmosphere. 

     

    Food Menu

    My Melody European-Style Curry ¥1,490 + tax

    Kuromi’s Green Flower Prawn and Avocado Doria: ¥1,390 + tax 

    My Sweet Piano’s Fluffy and Foamy Pollock Roe Pasta ♪ ¥1,390 + tax

     

    Dessert Menu

    My Melody’s Hide-And-Seek in the Strawberry Mountain Parfait: ¥1,690 + tax 

    Kuromi’s Tiramisu Flower Pot: ¥1,490 + tax

    Giant Blooming Flower Pancake: ¥1,490 + tax

     

    The café’s original menu is bursting with the cuteness of My Melody and her friends. You won’t be able to resist posting your photos of the interior and food on Instagram. 

     

    Original Merchandise 

    Make sure to take a photo with My Melody and friends at one of the photo spots in the café and check out the large variety of My Melody café-limited goods which cannot be purchased anywhere else. The above photo shows just a small selection of the cute goods that are available. 

    Customers who enjoy a meal in the My Melody Café will receive a free placemat and sticker. If you order a drink, you will receive a free drink coaster. These are in limited stock so if you want them, make sure to visit the café as soon as you can.

     

    ©1976, 2005, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S603311

  • Smell as Good as Sailor Moon With Her New Miracle Romance Moon Stick Perfume

    18.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Bandai’s official online store Premium Bandai released a new perfume in its Miracle Romance brand of cosmetics on November 14 inspired by Sailor Moon’s Moon Stick.

    This bottle of perfume features the same design as the Moon Stick, an item used by Sailor Moon for healing and attacking.

    The shiny gold-plated lid is in the shape of a crescent moon, underneath which sits a red rhinestone on a sparkly pink stick. The intricate design of this clear pink perfume bottle is made so that it reflects light and shines. It’s also sized perfectly so it feels like you are holding the real Moon Stick, so you can feel like Sailor Moon too!

    The perfume has a lovely and refreshing rose fragrance that conjures up the image of a strong, dignified young lady like Sailor Moon. The first notes to hit your nose when applying are elegant blackberry, bergamot, and mandarin. The middle note are a luxurious rose, delicate jasmine, and lily of the valley. Finally, to complete this feminine fragrance, we have patchouli and vetiver to elevate that high-class feel, and finally musk and sandelwood. The perfume also has two carefully chosen beautifying components: extracts of rose centrifolia and Indian lotus.

     

    Not only is this a cute item, it’s the real deal with its mix of high quality ingredients. Smell as good as Sailor Moon does by getting your hands on the Miracle Rose Moon Stick Perfume.

     

    ©️Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation

    ©️Naoko Takeuchi

  • The Frozen 2 Café is An Open Door to Magical Food, Autumn Adventures and Much More

    15.November.2019 | FOOD / MOVIE

    Frozen 2 will premiere on November 22 in Japan and America at the same time and to celebrate, the Frozen 2 café will open in OH MY CAFE Omotesando, Tokyo from November 15, Osaka and Nagoya from November 16, Hokkaido from November 21, Futakotamagawa from November 29, Fukuoka from December 5 and Kyoto from December 6. Each café will be open for a limited period only. 

     

    We at the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON team were as excited as Anna was for Coronation Day and so we headed to the Frozen 2 Café in Omotesando as fast as we could. Today we’ll be showing you the cafés cool decorations, delicious food and original merchandise. 

    Stepping into the café was like entering the autumn world of Frozen 2. A few more steps in and Anna was there to greet us. Seeing the awe-inspiring figure of Anna stood nobly before us made us feel that she has matured since the first Frozen film. Customers are free to stand next to the life-sized Anna and have a photo with her. 

    The central area of the café is full of icy decorations and the walls are covered in illustrations of autumn leaves. Wander deeper into the café and you will immediately notice the life-sized Elsa. If you look closely, Elsa doesn’t seem to be smiling. Seeing her hardened expression played on our minds. Is the reason for this elaborated in the film?

     

    The food menu consisted of five original dishes and each dish was themed around one character from the film, representing them in a cute way. 

    Anna’s Impulsive Sandwiches and Tomato Soup: ¥2,390/with Soup Bowl: ¥3,990

    Order Anna’s special meal and you and your friends will be finishing each other’s sandwiches in an instant. The chicken and cheese sandwiches are served alongside a tomato soup which will warm you up right away.

    Elsa’s Magical Muffin Sandwich and Pasta Soup: ¥2,390/with Soup Bowl: ¥3,990

    A muffin sandwich hugs prosciutto and a white omelette. This is accompanied by a mushroom and pasta soup. The dish is decorated with a dusting of snowflakes and Elsa.

    Olaf’s Fun Snowball-Rolling Meatball Plate: ¥2,190

    This plate contains a generous serving of vegetables and meatballs. Seeing Olaf’s lively face will instantly put a smile on yours. The blueberry sauce coating the meatballs contributes an interesting flavour to the meal.

    Kristoff and Sven: Two Pals on an Adventure Bagel: ¥2,190

    Kristoff has been best pals with Sven since he was a child. There’s no separating the two – even when they’re a meal! You’re in for a treat with chunky vegetables and Sven’s favourite: a carrot.

    Salamander’s Surprise Bright Red Tomato Curry: ¥2,190

    It seems that café-goers have the opportunity to encounter Frozen 2’s new character: a salamander. Pour the curry over the Salamander and something magical happens! The curry is not very spicy so it can be enjoyed by anyone. 

     

    There are four drinks on the drinks menu which are themed on characters and themes from the film. 

    Left: Elsa’s Refreshing Lemon Smoothie, Centre: Anna’s Refreshing Very Berry Tea

    Right: Frozen 2 Magical Blue Mallow Tea: ¥990/with Drink Coaster: ¥1,690

    While Elsa’s smoothie takes on the appearance of her elegant wintery dress, the sweet and tangy berry drink reflects the cute appearance of Anna. If you’re curious to discover the taste of Disney magic then order the Frozen 2 Magical Blue Mallow Tea. Add the lemon to the drink and watch what happens. 

    Frozen 2 Warm and Frothy Cheesecake Milk Tea: ¥990/with Cup: ¥2,490

    All your favourite Frozen characters have united in the form of a heart-and-body-warming milk tea. After just one sip, you won’t be able to stop.

     

    You definitely cannot miss out on range the OH MY CAFE-limited original goods. Today we’ll be introducing our top picks:

     Frozen 2 Decorations (5 Designs): ¥950

    Acrylic Magnets (5 Designs): ¥500

    The decoration is sealed in a bag so there is no way of knowing which one you get until you purchase it. Every available design is so cute that you would want to collect them all. 

    Picture Book-Style Notebook (3 Designs): ¥950 each

    From the style to the cover, this notebook looks just like a picture book. Open it up and you will discover the Frozen 2 characters frolicking together on the right side of the page. 

    Crunchy Chocolate (2 Varieties): ¥980 each

    This crunchy chocolate comes in a beautiful tin that you will want to keep after finishing the chocolate. Seeing the happy, smiling faces of Anna and Elsa is very reassuring.

    Anna and Elsa Cartoon Merchandise

    From cushion covers to smartphone cases, there is a large variety of everyday-use merchandise covered with character-like illustrations of Anna and Elsa.

    As part of a special promotion event, those who reserve in advance (¥650) will receive a placemat. Customers who spend more than ¥3,000 (before tax) on café limited goods will be presented with a free ballpoint pen, and those who spend more than ¥1,000 (before tax) will receive a shopping bag (first-come, first-served).

     

    These promotion goods are in limited stock so if you are eager to get something, make sure to head to the café as soon as possible. In addition, Olaf fans will be thrilled to know that the special winter-limited event “OLAF in HOLIDAY” will be running from December 20 and will see the release of merchandise and fun events. 

     

    No matter how many times you visit the café, there will always be lots to enjoy and discover. Make sure to stop by for your fill of fantastical Disney magic!

     

    ©Disney

     

    Writer:Sayuri Mizuno(MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON)

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