Gudetama’s “space menu” will be offered in Yokohama at “Pompompurin Café”
05.September.2018 | FOOD
“Pompompurin Café” – Yokohama Store is a café using the motif of Pompompurin, a very popular character of Sanrio. At this café you can also meet another popular Sanrio character, “Gudetama.” From the 5th of September (Wed.) to the 30th of November (Fri.), four menu items are being debuted in commemoration of Gudetama’s 5th anniversary. These menu items will also be sold at “Pompompurin Café” -Nagoya Store from the 1st of October (Mon.) to the 31st(wed.).
Furthermore, a “Gudetama Café” is now open in “Dining Park Ikebukuro” located inside of Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store. It was opened on the 26 of June and will be open until the 24th of September. The café was created under the concept of, “the lazy character, Gudetama went to space” in commemoration of Gutetama’s 5th anniversary. This time, they will sell four limited menu items.
Going to Mars? Guderian Pasta 1,390 yen (tax not included)
This menu item was created under the concept of, “Guderian, a strange character made of tomato sauce, with red paprika legs and a mashed potato face, has left for Mars?” Don’t miss the spacy-looking small squid and the mini-tomato asteroids stuck onto a pure-black pasta made of squid ink.
Hakken! Puriketsu Sei Black Curry 1,190 yen (tax not included)
Amattareteita – Mujuryoku Gude Burger 1,390 yen (tax not included)
A sweet dessert that looks like a burger. “Gudetama” made with apricots placed on top of milk agar, mango custard, chocolate ice cream and strawberry sauce are sandwiched inside a French toast.
Black de Hall Ja Parfait 1,190 yen (tax not included)
Black de Hall (black hole) is depicted using a doughnut iced in a galaxy pattern. Chocolate sponge cake, black currant agar, mint cream, berries, chocolate and black currant ice cream are stuffed inside a jar. This menu item is sweet but sour at the same time.
Boken e Shuppatsu! Nakayoshi Pancake 1,190 yen (tax not included)
Gude Mont Blanc 550 yen (tax not included)
In addition to the menu items noted above, the set of Chinese dumpling and tea, Chinese noodle and desserts like pudding and pancakes are available!
Popular Character Cafés in Japan: July 2018
The popularity of character cafés in Japan never lets up, where cafés transform their menu and interior design to fit the theme of popular characters from anime, games and so on.
Here are some of the best character cafés hitting Japan in July 2018.
Gudetama Café x Keroppi
The Gudetama Café is a character café themed on the hugely popular Sanrio character Gudetama. To celebrate his 5th anniversary, Keroppi is stopping by too, another character from the franchise. The menu will be transformed into kawaii dishes inspired by the two lovable characters, something fans absolutely can’t afford to miss out on.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/110060
Gudetama x Pom Pom Purin Café
The Yokohama and Nagoya branches of the Pompompurin Café―themed on the popular Sanrio character Pompompurin―is teaming up with Gudetama to introduce a collaborative cute summer menu. It includes lots of kawaii dishes like the ‘Wahhoi! Summer Festival Bibimbap Don’ which features Pompompurin surrounded by beef karubi, kimchi, three kinds of namul, and a soft boiled Gudetama egg for a perfectly complete bibimbap don.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/111621
Keroppi x Pompompurin Café
This is a collaborative menu being introduced at the Harajuku and Umeda branches of the Pompompurin Café. The menu is a revamped version of a menu that was seen back in March which was praised as being ‘way too cute.’ There’s plenty to choose from, like the adorable ‘Sleeping Together♪ Keema Curry’ which has both characters sleeping soundly under a bed made of egg.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/110315
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Café
Based on the internationally beloved children’s picture book of the same name, this café in Ginza has introduced all-new menu items. Everything on there is refreshing and perfect for the season. Not only is it all delicious, they really went far to get every little detail on the plate. Once you see the menu you’ll become very hungry yourself!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/107654
Gudetama Café – 5th Anniversary Space Theme
Gudetama is celebrating his 5th anniversary by launching into space. The menu and décor at the café will take on this theme, offering plenty of great photo opportunities for Instagram. There’s so many fun things on the menu. Better yet, customers who dine in the café will receive presents. Those who eat there will get a fan, and those who order a drink will get a coaster. Be sure to get yours quick as they won’t be available again!
Did you enjoy this list? There’s lots of fun character cafés to stop by in Japan this July, so pick your favourite and go!
Sanrio Character Pochacco to Collaborate With Gudetama at the Gudetama Cafe in Osaka
27.July.2018 | FOOD
The floppy-eared white dog will celebrate his 30th anniversary next year. In the meantime, to celebrate Gudetama’s 5th anniversary, he’s heading to the Gudetama Cafe in Umeda, Osaka. This is the first time the two have collaborates. There will be four cute menu items to choose from.
Gudetama & Pochacco Getting-Along Hamburger – ¥1,250 (+Tax)
Hugging these hamburgers are a white Pochacco bun with his iconic floppy ears and hair made from wafers, and a Gudetama carrot bun. Both come as a set with a side of salad and fries.
Pochacco Catching Some Zzz’s Under a Gudetama Blanket in a Bed of Hashed Beef – ¥1,100 (+Tax)
Rice Pochacco is sleeping soudnly tucked under a Gudetama omelette blanket atop a bed of hhashed beef. He’s wearing a night cap and surrounded by stars. This meal screams ‘kawaii’!
Gudetama x Pochacco Summer Parfait – ¥1,150 (+Tax)
Pochacco is made of refreshing vanilla ice cream and sat comfortably on top of an overflowing parfait. There’s a perfect mix of sweetness from the whipped cream and sponge and and sourness from the mangoes, kiwi and berries. At the bottom is Blue Hawaii jelly to complete that summertime feel. Don’t forget the tiny Gudetama marshmallows diving in the cream!
Gudetama & Pochacco Very Berry French Toast – ¥1,100 (+Tax)
The thick-cut French toast is topped with colourful fruits and drizzled with a dark berry sauce. Vanilla ice cream Pochacco has marshmallow paws and Gudetama is made of mango ice cream. This delicious dish has lots of flavours to enjoy – just looking at it is enough to satisfy your tummy!
To further get in on the celebrations, if you dine from this menu at the Gudetama Cafe or purchase any of the merchandise you’ll get a free sticker. Additionally, when ordering food from the menu, you’ll get a free luncheon mat, and when ordering a drink, you’ll get a coaster. All of these are limited in quantity so you’d best be quick!
Also, the first 500 people who take their Gudetama Cafe receipts during the campaign to the Sanrio store on the 4th floor of HEP FIVE and buy something will get a pin badge. And if you take one of the leaflets being handed out at the Sanrio store to the Gudetama Cafe, you’ll get a postcard.
Guess the Secret Flavour of McDonald’s New Gudetama McFlurry and Win Prizes!
05.June.2018 | FOOD
McDonald’s a teaming up with popular Sanrio character Gudetama to release a new honey flavoured McFlurry. It will go on sale at all McDonald’s branches in Japan on June 8.
The Gudetama McFlurry is made in the image of the lazy egg himself, deliciously made with rich milky soft serve and topped with two sauces and a secret ingredient.
McDonald’s Japan are also currently holding a campaign on Twitter for people to guess the flavour of the new product under the hashtag #ぐでたまってなに味? (‘What flavour is Gudetama?’) All you need to do is post your answer on Twitter along with the hashtag. Winners will be randomly selected to receive various gifts including a ‘Golden Gudetama’ as well as a McCard with an illustration of Gudetama. The flavour will be announced on June 13.
The Gudetama McFlurry was released early at McDonald’s on Takeshita Street in Harajuku on June 1. It will be released everywhere else on June 8. You’ll spot the branch instantly with the Gudetama illustrations decorating the restaurant.
There are six original cups that the new dessert will arrive in (though they are limited) to make your Gudetama experience even more fun. Also, from June 8, customers can receive one of six possible Gudetama toys if they buy a Happy Meal.
Fans of McFlurry and fans of Gudetama can look forward to enjoying this fun new collaboration.
9th Installment of Anime-Inspired Cooking Project AniCook Features Bungo Stray Dogs
AniCook, a project using anime to make cooking more fun, is already holding it’s 9th collaboration with a popular series. This time, characters from the popular anime series Bungo Stray Dogs are coming to cook up some fall treats at Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka from October 1 until October 26!
Sticker gifted to guests who purchase a meal or dessert (8 varieties) / Postcard gifted to guests ordering a drink (8 varieties)
Acrylic Stands (8 varieties) / 8-pack set
Pins (8 varieties) / 8-pack set
Acrylic Keychain (8 varieties) / 8-pack set
Acrylic Muddler (8 varieties) / 8-pack set
100 Limited-Edition pouches (2 varieties) available by lottery: Those spending over ¥5,000 at the cafe will be entered.
CookpadTV is behind the cafe, and continues to lead the way in quality collaboration cafes across Japan. This time, popular characters from Bungo Stray Dogs are serving up their favorite autumn-themed foods, inspiring visitors to enjoy cooking just a little more. Themed meals and sweets will be available, while the beverages are each themed on the character’s abilities. Be sure to grab some of the limited-edition merchandise only available during the event! These can now be pre-ordered on the cookpadLive cafe Online Store.
Which character would you like to see in the kitchen?
Running: October 1 – October 26, 2021
Address: Shinsaibashi PARCO 5F (1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
Online Store: https://cookpadtv.stores.jp/
Official Site: http://bungo-stray-dogs.jp/
Sega to Open Limited-time Love Live! Themed Cafes Around Japan
GENDA SEGA is set to open a series of Love Live! School Idol Festival themed collaboration cafes around Japan starting September 4. Guests can enjoy original food, desserts, and drinks inspired by characters from the franchise. The limited-time cafes will be open until November 7, and will be divided into four phases, each based on a certain aspect of the Love Live! series.
Drinks: ¥660 each (Tax Included)
Phase 1: Teru Teru Bozu White Rice & Soup / Magic of Makeup Open-Faced Hamburger
Phase 2: Cat Ear Curry Soup / Spring Fairy Soba with Yuzu
Phase 3 : Menu to be announced soon
Phase 4 : Menu to be announced soon
Love Live! Parfait (Liella!) (Available during entire event period.)
Phase 1: μ’ s 1st Grade Soda Parfait / μ’ s 2nd Grade Strawberry Parfait / μ’ s 3rd Grade Muscat Parfait
Phase 2: Aquors 1st Grade Banana Parfait / Aquors 2nd Grade Strawberry Parfait / Aquors 3rd Grade Muscat Parfait
Phase 3 / Phase 4: Dessert Menus to be announced soon
Get Special Freebies for Each Order
Phase 1: Drink Coaster / Food Coaster / Parfait Coaster
Phase 2: Drink Coaster / Food Coaster / Parfait Coaster
Phase 3 / Phase 4: Freebies to be announced soon
Love Live! Character Birthday Cards
Kotori Minami – September 12
Riko Sakurauchi – September 19
Ruby Kurosawa – September 21
Sumire Heanna – September 28
Shioriko Mifune – October 5
Eli Ayase – October 21
Rin Hoshizora – November 1
Releasing: September 4, 2021
Art Panel (μ’ s Thanksgiving 2020 ~ONLINE~, 10 designs, random) / Art Panel (Aqours Thanksgiving 2020 ~ONLINE~, 10 designs, random) / Art Panel (Nijigasaki Thanksgiving 2020 ~ONLINE~, 11 designs, random): ¥660 each (Tax Included)
Art Panel (μ’ s Makeup Magic, 9 designs, random): ¥660 each (Tax Included) / Chibi Acrylic Key Rings (μ’ s Thanksgiving Festival 2020 ~ONLINE~, 9 designs, random): ¥770 each (Tax Included) / Acrylic Stands (μ’ s Teru Teru Bozu, 9 designs): ¥1,320 each (Tax Included)
Releasing: September 18, 2021
Art Panel (Aqours Cat Cafe, 9 designs, random): ¥660 each (Tax Included) / Chibi Acrylic Key Rings (Aqours Thanksgiving Festival 2020 ~ONLINE~, 9 designs, random): ¥770 each (Tax Included) / Acrylic Stands (Aqours Spring Fairy, 9 designs): ¥1,320 each (Tax Included)
Bonus Merch for Every ¥2,000 Spent
Limited-edition clear photos, 4 designs: Available September 4 – September 17
Limited-edition clear photos, 4 designs: Available September 18 – October 1
Phase 3 / Phase 4: Bonus merch to be announced
Which Love Live! character’s merch would you be after?
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SEGA x Love Live! School Idol Festival Collaboration Cafe
Running: September 4 – November 7, 2021
Where: SEGA Collaboration Cafe Akihabara 3 (SEGA Akihabara 3 Floor 7F) /
SEGA Collaboration Cafe Stand / SEGA Akihabara 4 / Nanbasennichimae / Sendai / Okayama / Fukuoka Tenjin / Sasashima/ Kumamoto
Phase 1, μ’ s: September 4 – September 17, 2021
Phase 2, Aqours: September 18 – October 1, 2021
Phase 3, Nijigasaki High School Idol Club: October 2 – October 15, 2021
Phase 4, Love Live! ALL STARS: October 16 – November 7, 2021
Official Site: https://sega-collabocafe.com/top/sif06.html
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid to Collaborate with At Home Maid Cafe
Maid cafe At Home in Akihabara is collaborating with Kyoto Animation’s new anime series Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S for a limited-time crossover cafe starting September 1. Original menu items and special merch will be on sale during this month-long period.
I love you, Miss Kobayashi! Tohru’s Omurice: ¥1,400 (Tax Included)
Let’s play together! Mogu Mogu Lunch: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Eat while you game! Jet-black Sweet Curry: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
The more we fight, the closer we get? Let’s have seconds Parfait: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Magic power up?! Secret Apple Pie: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Classic Candies a la mode: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Special Drinks: Tohru/Kanna/Elma/Lucoa/Ilulu: ¥800 each (Tax Included)
Original Collaboration Uniforms
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Uniform (Tohru Color)
Kanna and Elma Color Uniforms
First Release: September 1, 2021
B2-size Tapestry: ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
Luggage Tag: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Second Release: September 18, 2021
Tote Bag: ¥4,400 (Tax Included)
At Home Cafe, celebrating its 17th anniversary this month, has been collaborating with a number of characters and properties. Kyoto Animation’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S began airing in July, and has amassed legions of fans both in Japan and abroad with its collection of adorable characters and hilarious universe.
For this new maid cafe collaboration, Kyoto Animation provided new illustrations of the show’s five main characters: Tohru, Kanna, Elma, Lucoa, and Ilulu. World-famous designer Keita Maruyama designed the staff’s new uniforms, inspired by the characters!
Customers who order a special food and drink set during the event period will get a limited-edition placemat. Those who order a character’s drink will receive a coaster featuring that character’s face. The shop will feature various tapestries and visuals from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S throughout the space.
All goods will be sold at the At Home Cafe Shop Akihabara and the At Home Web Shop. Maids at the cafe will wear one of three special uniforms each day–Tohru, Kanna, and Elma–so guests will want to come back to see them all!
(C)Coolkyousinnjya・Futabasha／Dragon Maid Production Committee
At Home Cafe x Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
Running: September 1 – September 30, 2021
Location: At Home Cafe Main Store (7F)
Address: 7F Mitsuwa Building, 1-11-4 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Weekdays 11:00 – 22:00
Weekends: 10:00 – 22:00 (Last orders at 21:20)
*Hours of operation are subject to change. Please check the official website for details.
Stop-motion Series Pui Pui Molcar Gets Collaboration Cafe for Limited-Time
Adorable stop-motion series Pui Pui Molcar is getting a limited-time cafe run! The Mogu Mogu Molcar Restaurant will open in four areas–Tokyo, Osaka, Shizuoka, and Sendai–starting September 2.
Those who reserve a seat early will receive a randomly-selected sticker. (5 designs.)
For each drink ordered, guests will receive a random paper coaster. (5 designs)
Who Caused the Traffic Jam? PUIPUI Temarizushi: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Cat Rescuing Operation – Meat! Meat! Pasta: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Zombies and Lunch Green Curry: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Racing Salad: ¥1,210 (Tax Included)
Time Molcar Stew: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
It’s a Prank? It’s Tiramisu: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Mission Impossible Pancakes: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)
Everything is a Surprise Box Cake: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Angelic Parfait: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Let’s Molcar Party Drinks: ¥880 each (Tax Included)
Masked Shiromo Cafe Latte: ¥990 (Tax Included)
Chewing Chewing Popcorn Smoothie: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychains (5 designs): ¥700 (Tax Included)
Pins (5 designs): ¥450 each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stands (5 designs): ¥1,100 each (Tax Included)
Mug: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) / Tag Roll: ¥800 (Tax Included)
Neck Strap: (5 designs): ¥1,700 each
Drawstring Pouch: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Molcar is the first animated television series directed by Asaki Misato, and has captured the hearts of children and adults alike with it’s short episodes and fluffy characters. The series began broadcasting in January 2021, and in only the first week, the official Molcar Twitter page exceeded 100,000 followers. The show is available on Netflix in the west, and is being rebroadcast in Japan each Tuesday morning on TV Tokyo.
The cafe menu utilizes each episode’s title, and guests can enjoy reliving their favorite moments of the show through artfully-plated dishes.
What would you order at the cafe?
©Tomoki Misato JGH・Shin-Ei Animation／Molcars
Mogu Mogu Molcar Restaurant
Location: TOKYO BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
Address: 1F Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Running: September 2 – October 17, 2021
Location: #702 CAFE&DINER Namba Parks
Address: 7F Namba Parks, 2-10-7 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Running: September 2 – October 9, 2021
Location: kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Shizuoka PARCO
Address: 3F Shizuoka PARCO, 6-7 Konyacho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka
Running: September 8 – October 11, 2021
Location: GabuLIcious Sendai
Address: 1-2F 1-6-3 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai
Running: September 10 – October 11, 2021
Online Shop Open: September 2, 11:00 – October 17, 23:59
Online Shop: https://molcar-cafe.jp/online_store
Reservations/Official Site: https://molcar-cafe.jp/
*The cafe will take thorough measures to prevent the spread of COVID, and will implement various safety measures for both customers and employees. For more information, refer to the official website.
New BT21 Cafe Coming to Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Okinawa
The 9th BT21 Cafe ~Relaxing Holiday~ will be open for a limited time in six venues across Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Okinawa. If you’re a fan of these adorable LINE FRIENDS, just take a look at the menu items and goods on offer!
Chicken and Orange Hot Sandwich: ¥1,760 (Tax Included)
Grilled Vegetable Curry: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Tandoori Chicken Tacos: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Bacon: ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Pistachio and Chocolate S’mores: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Cinnamon Apple Pie: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Maple Lemon German Pancake: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Mixed Berry German Pancake: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Strawberry Mojito/Kiwi Mojito/Peach Mojito: ¥990 each (Tax Included)
Coffee (Iced/Hot) / Black Tea (Iced/Hot): ¥550 (Tax Included)
Pins (Random, 7 designs): ¥660 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keyrings (7 designs): ¥770 (Tax Included) / Clear Folder: ¥440 (Tax Included)
Stickers (7 designs): ¥770 each (Tax Included) / Placemat (2 designs): ¥1,000 each (Tax Included)
Swizzle Stick (7 designs): ¥990 each (Tax Included) / Tote Bag: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Canvas Pouch: ¥1,980 (Tax Included) / Mini-towel (7 designs): ¥990 each (Tax Included)
Bandana (2 designs): ¥1,320 each (Tax Included) / Marshmallows: ¥972 (Tax Included)
Customers who book a table in advance will receive a randomly selected A5-size clear folder and a random clear coaster for each drink ordered.
The first installment of the 9th BT21 Cafe run, ~MY LITTLE BUDDY~, began in July 2021. The menu and goods, based on cute babies and their friends, received rave reviews.
~Relaxing Holiday~ is inspired by summer and being outside with friends. Menu items look like what people may eat while camping, and the original character art features your favorite BT21 characters eating their favorite foods. Various soups and desserts are available in cute souvenir cups, and anything ordered is perfect for posting on social media!
Which menu item looks the most delicious to you?
*Images for reference only.
BT21 Cafe 9th Run ~Relaxing Holiday~
Address: SHINJUKU BOX café&space Lumine EST (B1F 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Running: August 28, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Address: HARAJUKU BOX Alta (3F 16-4 Jingumae 1-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Running: September 16, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Address: Collabo_Index Lumine Yokohama (6F 2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Running: September 1, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Address: Nagoya Box café&space (B1F LACHIC, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi)
Running: September 30, 2021 – November 7, 2021
Address: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka)
Running: August 27, 2021 – September 23, 2021
Address: OKINAWA BOX café&space (Naha OPA 2F, 1-20-1 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa)
Running: September 3, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Official Site: https://2021-2.box-cafe.jp/
BT21 is a globally popular cast of characters from LINE FRIENDS.
*The products and menu items produced and sold by LEGS COMPANY, Ltd. are the result of an official license agreement with LINE FRIENDS Co., Ltd. and may not be reproduced or sold without permission from LINE FRIENDS Co., Ltd.
Upcoming The Prince of Tennis CG Film Inspires Limited-Time Cafe
Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro will be hosting a special cafe inspired by the upcoming The Prince of Tennis film, releasing in theaters September 3. The cafe will run from September 3 until October 14.
The Prince of Tennis ran in the popular manga magazine Shonen Jump from 1999 until 2008, and found incredible popularity in Japan. It was adapted into an anime series in 2001, running for 178 episodes, and has also been transformed into 15 stage musicals, a live-action film, a radio show, multiple video games, and more. The upcoming 3DCG film was announced in 2019.
In a teaser image released to promote the special cafe, main character Ryoma appears beside other characters from the series in an adorable tiny style. More details about the menu and goods offered will be revealed soon, so keep an eye out for an update!
What goods are you hoping to see sold at the cafe?
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Ryoma! Shinsei Gekijoban Tennis no Oji-sama Collaboration Cafe
Running: September 3-October 14, 2021
Location: Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro
Address: Q Plaza Ikebukuro (3F), 1-30-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Capcom_Cafe/
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capcomcafe/
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/
Pretty Boy Detective Club Anime Themed Cafe Menu to be Served in Osaka
As part of their AniCook project which gets people to enjoy anime through cooking, CookpadTV have announced that the 7th series they are collaborating with is Pretty Boy Detective Club. The collaboration includes a food menu inspired by the series that will be served on the 5th floor of Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka from August 19 to September 5.
Trump Demi Hamburger / Hagoita Chirashi Chahan
Starry Sky Cream Pancakes / Yubiwa Academy Middle School Gateau Chocolate / Auditorium Cheesecake
Manabu’s Assam Blue Moon Tea / Nagahiro’s English Breakfast Sesame Tea / Michiru’s Earl Grey Acerola Tea / Hyota’s Ceylon Mango Tea / Sosaku’s Darjeeling Hazelnut Tea
Get 1 of 5 stickers with every food and dessert order, and 1 of 5 postcards when ordering a drink
Acrylic Stands | 5 Designs
Acrylic Keyrings | 5 Designs
Acrylic Coasters | 5 Designs
Pins | 5 Designs
The dishes and drinks on the menu were created to get people enjoying food more. The cafe is also selling a range of exclusive merchandise both at the cafe and online.
cookpadLive cafe x Pretty Boy Detective Club
Running: August 19, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Location: Shinsaibashi PARCO Floor 5F, 1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
CookpadTV Official Website: https://www.cookpad.tv/
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan Anime Themed Cafe to Open in Ikebukuro
Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro has announced a collaboration with the ongoing TV anime series Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan which will see the cafe served up a themed menu, sell exclusive merchandise, and decorate the interior with original illustrations from August 25 to September 27.
Animate Cafe exclusive illustrations
Animate Cafe exclusive chibi illustrations
Collab Menu (Excerpt)
Parfait | ¥700 (Tax Included)
Latte | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Soda | ¥650 (Tax Included)
Big Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 3 Designs | ¥1,600 Each (Tax Included)
Cookies | ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 6 Designs | ¥700 (Tax Included)
Rubber Keyrings | 10 Designs | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is a dark comedy manga series by Gaku Kuze that’s been serialised in Comic POOL since 2017. An anime adaptation began airing on July 6, 2021.
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan x Animate Cafe
Running: August 25, 2021 – September 27, 2021
Location: Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro
Booking Window: August 25, 2021 – August 29, 2021 (Online Booking)
*Booking not required from August 30 onwards
Animate Cafe Official Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/
Pokémon Postboxes Arrive in Yokohama For a Whole Year
Japan Post Service has teamed up with Pokémon to set up three postboxes with Pikachu, Eevee, and Piplup designs in Yokohama. They first opened on July 7, 2021 and will be available until June 30, 2022.
Yokohama is no stranger to Pokémon as it is the city that hosts the annual Pikachu Outbreak event, one which is set to return this year from August 7-13. It is also one of the cities taking part in the Poké Lid project to place Pokémon manhole covers across Japan.
And if you post your letter in the postbox pictured below, located in Yokohama Port Post Office, your envelope will be stamped with a special Pokémon stamp.
Locations: 2 at Yokohama City Hall / 1 at Yokohama Sakuragi Post Office
Running: July 7, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Pokémon Stamp Post Service
Location: Yokohama Port Post Office
Running: July 7, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Rilakkuma x Tower Records Collaboration Includes Exclusive Merchandise and Themed Cafe Menu
Tower Records has announced Rilakkuma x Tower Records Campaign 2021, an event set to run from August 4 to August 29. The retail music chain is joining paws with Rilakkuma and company for a campaign with the theme “Wow, what a surprise!” at Tower Records stores, their online shop, and Tower Records Cafe.
Merch collab line-up
Tower Records has collaborated with Rilakkuma every year since 2009. This year sees the arrival of brand new original merchandise, a CD, and themed cafe.
The merchandise will be available at 27 Tower Records stores, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and online. Enjoy adorable original artwork of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Chairokoguma, and Kiiroitori. There’s lots of freebies to get your hands on too – check out the line-up below.
Available at 27 Tower Records stores, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and the online shop
Available at Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and the online shop
Free character cards with every purchase
Red Rilakkuma zabuton floor cushion
For this year’s campaign, Rilakkuma fans can win themselves a zabuton floor cushion too. For a chance to win, you need to sign up online.
Tower Records x Rilakkuma CD cover
Postcard included with CD
The eighth Tower Records x Rilakkuma CD includes background music for doing yoga. There are 15 popular J-pop tracks in total which can be enjoyed for just chilling out to as w2ell.
Themed cafe menu
The cafe collaboration at Tower Records Cafe Omotesando takes on an American diner theme. Takeout drinks will also be available at the Nagoya Sakae SKYLE and Umeda NU Chayamachi branches too.
At Tower Records Omotesando
Table mats at Tower Records Omotesando
Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Chairokoguma, and Kiiroitori themed dishes, drinks, and desserts
Receive a free fan when you book a table in advance
Receive a free postcard when you order from the collab menu
Set of 3 original stickers
Free postcard when ordering from the Special Menu
Free postcard when you order a takeout bottle
Collect all six stamps in the stamp rally to win a poster
During the campaign, for every piece of merchandise ordered, you’ll receive one of four possible character cards. 20 people who also scan the QR codes included on the cards by September 12 will be randomly chosen to win either a white Rilakkuma zabuton cushion or a ¥3,000 Tower Records gift card.
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Rilakkuma x Tower Records Campaign 2021
Running: August 4, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Zabuton Cushion Applications
Submission Page: Tower Records Online
Submission Period: July 15, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Pre-Orders: July 15, 2021
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Locations: Tower Records Cafe Omotesando / Tower Records Cafe Nagoya Sakae SKYLE (Takeout Drinks Only + Closed August 17) / Tower Records Cafe Umeda NU Chayamachi (Takeout Drinks Only + Closed August 16)
Menu ①: August 4, 2021 – August 13, 2021
Menu ②: August 14, 2021 – August 22, 2021
*Table bookings mandatory
Key Coffee has recreated its coffee from 1920’s when the cafe chain first opened. Named the Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend, the coffee was released on July 20 and will be available at their 54 branches up and down Japan until August 24, the same date when the coffee shop first opened.
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend
A picture of Key Coffee’s Yokohama branch in 1936 when it was known as Kimura Coffee
Retro Showa-style espresso con panna
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend recreates the same flavour of coffee that the cafe served in 1920 when it first opened in Yokohama, an area bustling with restaurants serving both Asian and Western cuisine. It uses Brazilian coffee beans at its base, a type which was circulated a lot at the time. It has a distinct sweet fragrance and goes well with milk and sugar.
Back them, coffee was a commodity yearned for by the people of Japan. After releasing their hit coffee syrup in 1921, Key Coffee began serving coffee in a way that was simple, tasty, and accessible to everyone such as drip coffee and their Noi coffee-making series. In the 1930’s their products began to line the shelves of department stores as they began to develop as a spearhead for the emergence of coffee culture in Japan. They also began selling TOARCO TORAJA in 1978, a highly-regarded premium coffee. Today, the chain continues to be a hub for coffee lovers, and is creating new coffees and techniques.
Japan has been a boom in junkissa in recent years, a classic cafe which blends the atmosphere of the Meiji and Showa periods. Key Coffee is showcasing two coffees on their recipe page which capture this flair including an espresso con panna and milk brûlée.
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend
Running: July 20, 2021 – August 24, 2021
Price: ¥648 (Tax Included) / 100
Recipe Page: https://www.keycoffee.co.jp/store/direct/2021foundedblend_recipe
Official Website: https://www.keycoffee.co.jp/
Manga Artist Arina Tanemura Opens Cafes Based On Seven of Her Series Including Phantom Thief Jeanne
Two branches of Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro and Nagoya are celebrating seven manga works of manga artist Arina Tanemura including I.O.N, Phantom Thief Jeanne, Time Stranger Kyoko, Full Moon o Sagashite, Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross, and Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi.
The collaboration will run from July 28 to August 23. Table reservations must be made for those wanting to dine from July 28 to August 1 as well as on weekends and public holidays. Reservations are not required for all other days.
Arina Tanemura Precious Wedding Party at Animate Cafe
The Menu Line-Up (Excerpt)
Full Moon o Sagashite: Negi Ramen Lunch | ¥980 (Tax Included)
Arina’s Precious Wedding Plate | ¥1,300 (Tax Included)
Phantom Thief Jeanne: Tiramisu | ¥800 (Tax Included)
The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross: Glass Dessert | ¥800 (Tax Included)
I.O.N: Drink | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Phantom Thief Jeanne: Sindbad | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Time Stranger Kyoko: Crystal Stranger | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Full Moon o Sagashite: Honey Hot Milk | ¥600 (Tax Included)
The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross: Espresso | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura: Soda | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi: Curry Soup With Bread | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Free coaster with every menu order
Exclusive Merchandise (Excerpt)
Big Acrylic Stand (Wedding Ver.) | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
Wedding Card | ¥800 (Tax Included)
CoLotta Acrylic Plate Keyrings | ¥800 (Tax Included)
Big Ribbon Pouch | ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
Stamp Card Campaign
Arina Tanemura made her debut in the shojo manga magazine Ribbon Original in 1996 with her short manga The Style of the Second Love. In 1998, she garnered mainstream popularity when her work Phantom Thief Jeanne began serialisation which has over 5.5 million copies in circulation. Some of her other famous works including Full Moon o Sagashite, Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, and The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross. In 2015, she worked as the character designer for the smartphone game IDOLiSH7.
This marks her third cafe collaboration, and this time it’s themed on a ‘Precious Wedding Party’ with food inspired by the characters from her stories as well as exclusive merchandise.