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.
Gudetama Doughnuts at Floresta Celebrate the New Year
Floresta Nature Doughnuts, a doughnut cafe that hand-makes doughnuts using organic ingredients, is baking up two new Gudetama doughnuts with New Year’s messages on them. They will be served from January 9 to 24.
Florest Gudetama Collab Doughnuts | ¥450 (Before Tax)
The doughnuts capture the lazy and lethargic energy of Gudetama. The crowning Gudetama is made from Japanese pumpkin and is sat on a bed of sweet white chocolate. Both doughnuts are also available as a set coming with an extra of any of Floresta’s signature doughnuts.
Relax and take in the new year together with Gudetama.
Gundam Robot Facility with Giant Moving Gundam Robot Opens in Yokohama
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA has successfully created a giant 18-metre-tall moving gundam robot which can be seen on the outside of the facility – a legendary dream made into reality. The facility opened on December 19, 2020 and will remain open for a limited time only.
The facility is split into two areas: The GUNDAM-DOCK and the GUNDAM-LAB. The GUNDAM-DOCK is for the storage and maintenance of the giant robot whereas the GUNDAM LAB is an exhibition space where you can learn about gundam robots and understand how they are built. Visitors can enter the GUNDAM-DOCK TOWER located on the GUNDAM-DOCK to witness the incredible moving body and head of the giant up close from a 15-18 metre height on the special viewing deck.
Gundam is a much-loved franchise by the Japanese and foreigners alike. This is a great chance to witness Japan’s latest breathtaking technology in person.
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA
Location: Yamashitafuto, Yokohama,
Open: December 19, 2020 – March 31, 2022
Running: 10:00 – 21:00 (Last Entries: 20:00)
Adults: ¥1,650 (13 years and above)
Children: 7-12 years: ¥1,100
*For more information, please visit the official website.
Access: 7-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line)
Yokohama BAYSIDE BLUE Bus: 3-minute walk from Yamashitafuto Bus Stop
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Official Website: https://gundam-factory.net/
Sailor Moon Eternal Anime Film Gets Special Event at Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden
Sky Garden, ab observation deck on the 69th floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, is holding a special event in collaboration with the upcoming two-part anime film Sailor Moon Eternal from December 22, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
The event will commemorate the release of the first film, which is hitting Japanese theatres on January 8, 2021, with a range of exhibits, a VR experience called “VE DREAM FLIGHT” that puts visitors into scenes in the film, a line-up of original drinks inspired by the film, and more. And if you buy one of the special entry tickets you can get one of the original cards pictured above.
VR DREAM FLIGHT: Sailor Moon Eternal in 360°
See Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibi Moon transform and immerse yourself in scenes from Sailor Moon Eternal in a 360° virtual space.
Running: December 22, 2020 – December 27, 2020 / Weekends & Holidays in January
Time: 11:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:30) / (from 10:00-18:00 on January 1, 2021 only)
Super Sailor Chibi Moon Drink | ¥800 (Tax Included)
A strawberry latte inspired by Super Sailor Chibi Moon that’s topped with chocolate hearts and a chocolate ribbon.
Pegasus Drink | ¥800 (Tax Included)
A refreshing Calpis beverage made with ramune flavoured jelly and topped with a Pegasus chocolate.
Acrylic Key Rings | ¥935 (Tax Included)
Get your hands these limited-edition and exclusive acrylic key rings available at the Tower Shop to celebrate the release of Sailor Moon Eternal.
Sailor Moon Eternal Collaboration Event
Location: Yokohama Landmark Tower Sky Garden (Floor 69F)
Running: December 22, 2020 to January 31, 2021
*Open 10:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:30) on December 31, 2020
*Open 10:00-18:00 (Last Entries 17:30) on January 1, 2021
Official Website: http://www.yokohama-landmark.jp/skygarden
Gintama Themed Cafes to Open in Shibuya and Sapporo in Collaboration With Tower Records
Tower Records is promoting the upcoming release of the anime film Gintama The Final by turning two of its own Tower Records Cafe branches in Sapporo and Shibuya into Gintama-themed spaces serving inspired dishes and selling exclusive merchandise.
Gintama x Tower Records Trading Acrylic Key Rings (6 Designs) | ¥800 (Before Tax)
Gintama x Tower Records Towel | ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
Get your hands on a Gintama x Tower Records key ring or towel featuring the main cast wearing Tower Records aprons just like the real-life staff at the music store chain. These items are available to pick up at 41 Tower Records stores, three Tower Records Cafes, and their official website.
Tower Records Cafe has collaborated with numerous anime series before, but this will be its first with Gintama. Two menus will be rolled out, the first being served from January 1, 2021 to January 14, 2021 and the second from January 15, 2021 to January 24, 2021. The first menu is themed on the series’s six main characters while the second menu will be based around Gintama The Final as well as the two-part anime special Gintama The Semi-Final.
Menu ① (Excerpt)
Kagura’s Tenshidon With Kombu Salad | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
Inspired by the heroine of Gintama, Kagura, and served with her favourite vinegar kombu salad.
Toshiro Hijikata’s Mayo Chicken Nanban | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
Hijikata is known for his love of mayo, so it was only right that this mayo chicken nanban be served with three types of mayonnaise.
Gintoki’s Week’s Worth Of Sugar Parfait | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
A strawberry-loaded parfait with plenty of sugar content, just how Gitoki likes it.
Kotaro Katsura’s Elizabeth Dessert | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
An Elizabeth crepe with something hidden inside…
Gintoki’s Perm Drink | ¥750 (Before Tax)
A cotton candy dessert drink inspired by Gintoki’s luscious natural perm.
Shinsuke Takasugi’s Blueberry Smoothie | ¥750 (Before Tax)
A cool blueberry smoothie whose delicious flavour comes from it being chilled in the refrigerator.
Menu ② (Excerpt)
Yorozuya’s Special Curry | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)
Inspired by the friendship between the three members of Yorozuya, with the white rice representing Gintoki, the pink (sakura denbu) Kagura, and the blue (powdered cheese) Shinpachi.
Sadaharu’s Pancakes | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)
Inspired by the pet of Yorozuya, served with three sides representing the three members.
Shinpachi’s Ramune | ¥750 (Before Tax)
A ramune based on Shinpachi, topped with a cherry to express his cherry boy-ness!
Gintama Quote Omurice | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)
Classic Japanese omurice served with one of six famous quotes in Japanese from the series. Not available at the Nagoya Sakae SKYLE or Umeda NU Chayamachi branches.
Yorozuya Gin-chan’s Takeout Drink | ¥900 (Before Tax)
A takeout drink based on Yorozuya Gin-chan with two different coloured jellies at the bottom to represent Shinpachi and Kagura with the white Calpis drink being Gintoki.
Coasters (6 Designs)
Those who reserve the bonus item ticket at Ticket Pia machines will receive one of six possible Tower Records x Gintama coasters.
Menu ① Postcards (6 Designs)
Menu ② Postcards (6 Designs)
For every item ordered on the menu, you’ll get a free postcard. This includes takeout items.
Set of 3 Bookmarkers (6 Designs)
Those who order a food item, dessert, and a drink all together will get a set of three bookmarkers.
Lunch Mat (During Menu ② Servings Only)
Those who dine at the cafe during the second menuy serving will receive a free lunch mat featuring the key visual for Gintama The Semi-Final.
Gintama x Tower Records Merch Collab
Pre-Orders: December 10, 2020
Release Date: December 24, 2020
Merch Collab Page: https://tower.jp/gintama/
Gintama x Tower Records Cafe Collab
TOWER RECORDS CAFE Shibuya
Address: Tower Records Shibuya Floor 2F, 1-22-14 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:45-20:50
Menu ①: December 24, 2020 – January 7, 2021
Menu ②: January 8, 2021 – January 17, 2021
*Closes at 17:20 on December 31 and closed for the day on January 1 and 2
TOWER RECODRS CAFE Sapporo PIVOT
Address: PIVOT Floor 5F, 4 Chome Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Opening Hours: 11:20-20:00
Menu ①: January 5, 2021 – January 21, 2021
Menu ②: January 22, 2021 – February 7, 2021
TOWER RECODRS CAFE Nagoya Sakae SKYLE (Takeout Menu Only)
TOWER RECORDS CAFE Umeda NU Chayamachi (Takeout Menu Only)
Menu ①: January 5, 2021 – January 14, 2021
Menu ②: January 15, 2021 – January 24, 2021
Cafe Collab Website: https://tower.jp/gintamacafe
Gintama The Final
Release Date: January 8, 2021
Official Website: https://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/gintamamovie/
Gintama The Semi-Final (dTV Japan Only)
Episode 1: January 15, 2021
Episode 2: January 20, 2021
Official Website: https://pc.video.dmkt-sp.jp/ft/s0007147?campaign=sgm100149
Sailor Moon Eternal Cafes to Open in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Elsewhere in Japan
To promote the release of Sailor Moon Eternal, Japanese company LEGS is opening up six limited-time cafes themed on the film in five cities across Japan, beginning with Tokyo and Nagoya on December 24, 2020.
Sailor Moon Eternal is an upcoming two-part anime film set to release in 2021, with the first part dropping on January 8 and the second on February 11. The cafes, which are inspired by the films, were designed in collaboration with popular art director WATARU LINDA IGARASHI.
“Eternal Memories” is the name of the concept for the cafes which will transport customers into a magical and elegant world.
The cafe menu features an enchanting line-up of food, desserts, and drinks based on characters and references in the films.
Food & Dessert
Usagi’s Moon Floating Yogurt Bowl | Ami’s Aqua Sparkling Parfait | Rei’s Vivid Salmon Chirashi Sushi – ¥1,399 Each
Luna’s Black Sesame Paste Doughnut – ¥899 | Moon Crisis Milk Crepe!! – ¥1,599
Usagi’s Eternal Soda | Ami’s Eternal Soda | Rei’s Eternal Soda | Makoto’s Eternal Soda | Minako’s Eternal Soda – ¥899 Each
Chibiusa’s Eternal Soda Jelly | Hotaru’s Eternal Soda Jelly – ¥999 Each
The cafes will also sell their own original and exclusive merchandise to get fans excited for Sailor Moon Eternal.
Customers who book a table in advance (¥650 per person before tax) will receive one of six possible face mask faces, and for every drink ordered, one of 11 original paper coasters.
©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / Sailor Moon Eternal Production Committee
Tokyo: TOKYO BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
Running: December 24, 2020 – February 21, 2021
Aichi: NAGOYA BOX cafe & space
Running: December 24, 2020 – March 7, 2021
Osaka: Abeno contact
Running: January 7, 2021 – February 21, 2021
Tokyo: SHINJUKU BOX cafe&space Lumine EST Shinjuku
Running: January 8, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Okinawa: Okinawa BOX cafe&space
Running: January 8, 2021 – February 28, 2021
Hokkaido: Coach & Four Shinkawa-Dori Cafe Interlude
Running: January 29, 2021 – March 14, 2021
Pretty Guardians Official Fan Club Pre-Bookings: December 4, 2020 – December 8, 202
General Pre-Bookings: December 17, 2020 at 18:00 (JST)
Cafe Official Website: https://sailormoon-cafe.jp/
KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory Themed Cafes to Open in Japan This Holiday Season
Japanese company LEGS has announced the opening of two limited-time cafes themed on the video game KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory which will run from December 11, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory is a rhythm action game developed by Square Enix. Released on November 11 in Japan and November 13 everyone else, it is the latest instalment to Square Enix and Disney’s video game series Kingdom Hearts.
The cafe menu features a line-up of dishes, drinks, and desserts inspired by characters and worlds found throughout the internationally-beloved video game series. The items all adhere to Disney’s nutrient guidelines and so are low in salt and sugar, offering fans a healthier option. The cafe will also sell a range of original merchandise.
<Sora> Power of Waking Tomato Pasta | ¥1,599
A red tomato pasta inspired by Sora that comes with a potato salad shaped like King Mickey.
<Riku> Daybreak Chicken Burger | ¥1,599
A black chicken burger based on Riku becoming enveloped by the Power of Darkness. This dish also comes with a potato salad shaped like King Mickey.
<King Mickey> King’s Tuna Sandwich | ¥1,399, with plate +¥2,000
A tuna sandwich branded with a King Mickey symbol that comes with a side of fruit.
<Neverland> Island Seafood Curry | ¥1,699
A squid and shrimp seafood curry inspired by Peter Pan’s Neverland which you can travel to in Kingdom Hearts.
<Sora, Riku & Kairi> Fate’s Pineapple Herb Soda | ¥899, with acrylic coaster +¥1,000
A pineapple herb soda based on the Paopu Fruit from the series.
<Roxas, Xion, Axel> Sea Salt Ice Cream & Milk | ¥1,199, with acrylic coaster +¥1,000
Based on the sea salt ice cream that Roxas, Xion, and Axel all eat together. It’s served with hot milk that can be poured over the ice cream for a tasty treat.
<Hundred Acre Wood> Honey Latte | ¥799, with mug +¥1,650
A latte sweetened with Winnie the Pooh’s favourite thing in the world: honey.
Folder ¥500 / Acrylic Magnet ¥700
Tote Bags (3 Designs) | ¥3,500 Each (Timeless River/Keyblade A/Keyblade B)
Customers who book a table in advance (¥650 before tax) and order from the menu will receive one of two folders, and if they order a drink, one of four coasters. Available while supplies last.
© Disney. © Disney/Pixar.
*All prices listed are pre-tax
KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory Cafe
・Tokyo (Shibuya): SHIBUYA BOX cafe&space
Running: December 11, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Address: LOFT (Floor 2F), 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
・Osaka (Umeda): UMEDA BOX cafe&space
Running: December 11, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Address: Umeda LOFT (Floor 1F), 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory Cafe Official Website: https://khmom.ohmycafe.jp/
Egyptian God Anime Series Tototsu ni Egypt Kami Announces December 7 Broadcast
24.November.2020 | ANIME&GAME
It has been announced that the first episode of Frontier Works’s upcoming web anime series Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami (“Suddenly, Egyptian Gods”) will be posted on December 7, 2020 at 12:00pm (JST).
New promotional video released alongside air date announcement
Check out the newest PV release for the series which introduces each of the main characters.
Web Anime “Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami” PV Long Version
Get a free postcard in Japan
To promote the series, Japanese anime goods chain Animate is holding a campaign where for every ¥1,000 spent on Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami merchandise at Animate stores in Japan customers will receive one of 13 postcards.
Running: December 19, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Participating Stores: Animate / Animate Online / Shosen Grande / Horindo Takadanobaba
AMOCAFE Ikebukuro is also celebrating the release of the anime series by serving up a themed menu as well as selling exclusive merchandise.
Running: November 25, 2020 – December 9, 2020
Location: AMOCAFE Ikebukuro, 1-31-6 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:45 (Reservation Only)
Official Website: https://amocafe-reserve.jp/to_to2ni_cafe/
Who would have thought that the Egyptian gods could be kawaii? Well, that’s exactly what they’ve become in Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami, a series set in Ancient Egypt where the Egyptian deities, like Anubis, Thoth, Bastet, and Ra live laid-back and relaxed lives. The series is adapted from a popular line of character mascots of the same name.
Tototsu Ni Egypt Kami
Initial Broadcast: December 2020
Watch On: YouTube, GYAO!, Bandai Channel, FOD, ABEMA, d Anime Store, U-NEXT
Official Website: https://to-to2ni-anime.jp
Japan’s Tom and Jerry Exhibition Celebrates 80 Years of the Animated Series
23.November.2020 | SPOT
Tom and Jerry is an animated franchise created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Adored worldwide for its titular rival characters, the hit series has won Academy Awards for Animated Short Film.
The series is now getting its first ever exhibition, and it will take place in Japan, celebrating 80 years of the beloved franchise. Fans can look forward to seeing 250 original illustrations, animation cels from the debut animation short in the series Puss Gets the Boot, rough sketches, storyboards, and more. There will also be exhibits of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons loved by Japanese children.
The Exhibition Break-Down
Chapter One: The Birth of the Legendary Duo
Chapter One of the exhibition will look at the history behind the birth of Tom and Jerry in 1940, and visitors will be able to watch the episodes that received Academy Awards.
Chapter Two: The Charm of the Tom and Jerry Series
The episodes, layout, secondary characters, title backgrounds, and more will be explored in detail. There will also be 3D recreations of Tom being out-done by Jerry.
Chapter Three: Passing Onto Future Generations
This chapter will explore Tom and Jerry from 1986 onwards. Visitors will also be able to see a recreation of the desk of American animator Spike Brandt who worked on numerous Tom and Jerry films.
Chapter Four: Onto Television
Chapter Four will explore the limits of what Hanna-Barbera were able to do in the early days on a low budget. Episodes and sounds nostalgic to Japanese people who grew up with their animations will also be played.
Chapter Five: Tom and Jerry’s Eternal Chase
Exhibits of the Tom and Jerry Show, as well as an exclusive animation made for this exhibition, will be showcased. Visitors can also get their hands on a selection of 200 pieces of exclusive merchandise and pre-sales on original items.
TOM AND JERRY and related characters and elements ⓒ ＆ ™ Tuｒner Entertainment Co. (s20)
Tom and Jerry Exhibition
Running: December 18, 2020 – January 13, 2021 (Except January 1, 2021)
Location: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 1 Floor 2F, 1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 10:30-17:00 / [Weekends] 10:00-18:00
Official Website: https://akarenga.yafjp.org/event/tomandjerry/
The Promised Neverland Cafe to Serve Up Themed Food and Drink in Tokyo
A special exhibition centred on the popular manga series The Promised Neverland will take place at Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View in Tokyo from December 11, 2020.
The Promised Neverland is a manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. The series was published in Weekly Shonen Jump and concluded with its final volume on June 15, 2020. A live-action film will be released in December while the anime adaptation’s second season will air next year.
The exhibition will explore and celebrate the world of The Promised Neverland in detail, with displays, illustrations, early conceptions, and much more. A special 19-page manga episode written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu will also be shown.
Fans at the exhibition can also dine at CAFE GRACE FIELD, the series-themed cafe opening up temporarily at Cafe THE SUN. Let’s take a closer look and see what fans can expect to see at the cafe.
CAFE GRACE FIELD Collaboration Cafe
Illustrative photo showcasing the cafe
The Promised Neverland is set inside Grace Field House, an orphanage in a forest that houses children with no relatives. It’s here that we meet the main characters: Emma, Norman, Ray, and Mom. CAFE GRACE FIELD is inspired by Grace Field House and the children who live in it, with food based on the characters and certain episodes in the series, a cafe latte you can order and get a free coaster with, and many other dishes, drinks, and desserts exclusive to the exhibition.
Isabella’s Burger | ¥1,480 (Tax Included)
A hearty hamburger inspired by Isabella, the Mom of Grace Field House, filled with a fat patty, tomatoes, and lettuce. It’s served with chips which are topped with a key that opens all doors in the house.
Emma’s Omelette Rice | ¥1,380 (Tax Included)
A serving of omurice (rice-filled omelette) which features Emma’s trademark lock of hair that sticks up and orange edible flowers scattered over the tomato sauce, all to capture Emma’s smiley personality.
Norman’s Farm Green Curry | ¥1,580 (Tax Included)
A spicy green curry based on Norman standing in the fields of the forest. The plate includes the pen Norman finds which belongs to William Minevra, as well as the name Minevra written in Morse code around the outside of the dish.
Ray’s Final Book Sandwich | ¥1,550 (Tax Included)
This dish is inspired by the scene when Ray gives Emma the last book he reads before escaping the house. The sandwich itself is made to look like the book and is filled with egg salad, crunchy fried fish, and tomatoes.
Full Score Parfait | ¥1,450 (Tax Included)
An assortment of ingredients based on the three main characters in the series who receive a full score: Emma (orange jelly), Norman (panna cotta), and Ray (chocolate pudding and cake). A parfait that’s not overly sweet and displays each of the three characters’ I.D. Numbers which are used for identification in the series.
Little Bunny Shortcake | ¥1,350 (Tax Included)
A mixed berry shortcake with Conny’s precious Little Bunny on top. The bunny is made from milk pudding and sat on a bed of yogurt cream-filled fluffy sponge.
The House’s Lantern Drink | ¥1,050 (Tax Included)
A lantern-style dessert drink with everyone from Grace Field House, topped with chocolate whip, frozen yogurt, and two pieces of orange inspired by Emma’s hair.
The Promised Pendant Drink | ¥1,050 (Tax Included)
A refreshing combination of ginger ale, Calpis, and Blue Curaçao topped off with apple flavoured ice. The blue and green gradation of the beverage is based on the pendant given to Emma by Mujika, a key item of the story.
Emma’s Cafe Latte, Norman’s Cafe Latte, Ray’s Cafe Latte | ¥850 Each (Tax Included)
Three cafe lattes with Emma, Norman, and Ray print on them. Every cup ordered gets you an original coaster. There are three coaster designs, each given randomly for every drink order.
Twitter Campaign – Christmas Edition Cafe Latte
Running: December 11, 2020 – December 25, 2020
From December 11-25, fans who answer the official Twitter quiz correctly have the chance to order the Christmas Edition Cafe Latte. Every cup ordered gets you a special coaster.
©Kaiu Shirai・Posuka Demizu /Shueisha
THE PROMISED NEVERLAND SPECIAL EXHIBITION
Running: December 11, 2020 – January 11, 2021
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Last Entries 21:30)
Location: Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View Sky Gallery
Address: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Floor 52F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Exhibition Website: https://yakuneba-ten.jp/
*Information about this event is subject to change without notice. Please visit the exhibition’s portal site or Roppongo Hills Mori Tower’s official website for the latest updates, cautions, and measures against COVID-19.
Sanrio Themed Cafe Celebrates Characters’ Monthly Magazine ‘Ichigo Shimbun’
23.October.2020 | FOOD
Sanrio is once again collaborating with the EGG & SPUMA cafe located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Ichigo Shimbun, a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise, the Sanrio Character Awards, and more. The limited-time cafe will run from November 1, 2020 to late January 2021.
Sanrio fans can expect a very special menu line-up of food, drinks, and desserts based on their favourite characters from the Sanrio roster.
There will in fact be two different menus served on separate occasions. The first menu will welcome a soufflé omelette topped with a potato salad Pochacco while the second will see an adorably pink My Melody cream stew.
There will also be an incredibly cute two-tiered afternoon tea set with desserts and savoury items.
For drinks, there is a Hello Kitty strawberry milk, Cinnamoroll milk, and milk caramel pudding Pompompurin.
© 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L613344
And everyone who orders from the collaborative menu will receive one of eight possible coasters as thanks for visiting.
Ichigo Shimbun 45th Anniversary CAFE
Location: EGG & SPUMA, Shinjuku Lumine EST Floor 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Running: November 1, 2020 – Late January 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders)
Official Website: http://salt-group.jp/shop/egg-spuma/
Disney: Twisted-Wonderland Mobile Game Gets Themed Cafes in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya
LEGS, INC. has announced that it will open three cafes themed on the mobile game Disney: Twisted-Wonderland at OH MY CAFE branches in Tokyo and Osaka on November 20 and in Nagoya on November 27.
Disney: Twisted-Wonderland is a Japanese mobile game that was released on March 18, 2020. The concept, character designs, and scenario for the adventure rhythm game were conceived by Yana Toboso, the creator of the popular Black Butler manga series. The game is centred on the villains of Disney.
The cafe’s theme places customers in the food hall of Night Raven College, the magic training school where the game is set. It will be adorned in decorations inspired by the game’s food hall, and coupled with that, the cafe will serve up food and drink that actually appear in the game. There’s also exclusive merchandise for players to get their hands on.
There are four different lunches to pick from, all of which are low in salt content and so are a healthy option for wizards and witches flying into the cafe.
<Lunch Option A>
Deluxe Menchi Katsu Sandwich | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
The most popular item on the food hall’s menu is the non-fried menchi-katsu meat cutlet sandwich.
<Lunch Option B>
Salmon Cream Stew | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
A cream stew packed with salmon and vegetables and served with slices of baguette for dipping.
<Lunch Option C>
Tomato Base Squid Ink Pasta | | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
A colourful tomato-based veggie pasta in squid ink and served with fruity yoghurt.
<Lunch Option D>
Four Mushroom Risotto | ¥1,990, with plate ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
A creamy, mild-flavoured risotto served with four different kinds of mushrooms.
Character Drinks (7 Flavours) – Heartslabyul, Savanaclaw, Octavinelle, Scarabia, Pomefiore, Ignihyde, Diasomnia | ¥890 with coaster ¥1,790 (Before Tax)
A selection of colourful tinted waters inspired by seven different characters seen in the game.
Superdeformed Series Art Example
Pattern Series Art Example
Magic-wielding players can get their hands on a selection of merchandise both at the cafes, and from November 20, via the OH MY CAFE STORE website. There are two different designs for the merch line-up as pictured above.
Customers who book a table in advance (¥650 before tax per person) at the cafe will receive one of 22 possible lunch mats, and if they order a drink, one of 22 coasters.
Disney: Twisted Wonderland @ OH MY CAFE
OH MY CAFE TOKYO
Address: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: November 20, 2020 – January 31, 2021
kawara CAFE&DINING Shinsaibashi
Address: Shinsaibashi Opa Floor 9F, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Running: November 20, 2020 – February 2, 2021
kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Nagoya PARCO
Address: Nagoya PARCO, 3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Running: November 27, 2020 – February 9, 2021
Official Website: http://twst.ohmycafe.jp
Rilakkuma Book Cafe Themed Afternoon Teas in Osaka Will Serve Bear-Huggingly Kawaii Food
17.October.2020 | FOOD
Major bookstores across Japan are rolling out the Rilakkuma Book Fair where fans can get their hands on short Rilakkuma fairy tails, exclusive merchandise, and more.
In line with the event, Fruits Parlor & Bakery Season & Co., a cafe in Umeda, Osaka, is serving up a special menu with the theme “Rilakkuma Book Cafe” from October 30 to November 30. This includes a afternoon teas which also celebrates the cafe’s 1st anniversary, more exclusive merchandise, and novelties for customers who order from the Rilakkuma menu.
Rilakkuma Zukin Afternoon Tea | ¥4,000 (Before Tax) *Reservation-only
A special afternoon tea featuring 13 different goodies from desserts to a sandwich, quiche, and more. It comes with a fruit iced tea welcome drink too.
Rilakkuma Yuki Hime Afternoon Tea | ¥4,000 (Before Tax) *Reservation-only
A different afternoon tea that serves up 12 items. This also comes with a fruit iced tea.
Rilakkuma’s Honey Apple Smoothie | ¥800 (Before Tax)
A honey apple smoothie topped with refreshing vanilla ice cream, smooth fresh cream, and a Rilakkuma jelly candy.
Rilakkuma’s Royal Chocolate Milk Tea | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
Classic royal milk tea served with chocolate Rilakkumas. Eat on their own or dip into your tea!
The cafe is now taking reservations for the afternoon teas. Bookings must be made two days in advance by telephone or the official website.
Rilakkuma Book Cafe
Running: October 30, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Fruits Parlor & Bakery Season & Co.
Address: LINKS UMEDA 1F, 1-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Opening Hours: 9:30-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)
Official Website: https://season-co.shop