Pompompurin Café Introduces Christmas Menu at Yokohama & Nagoya Branches
28.November.2018 | FOOD
Having already shown off the first line-up of Christmas food at the Harajuku and Umeda branches, the Pompompurin Café has unveiled an all-new cute Christmas menu arriving to the Yokohama and Nagoya branches on December 1.
Purin Santa & Gude Reindeer’s Xmas Beef Tongue Stew: ¥1,490 (Pre-Tax)
Warming up both your heart and stomach this Christmas is a slowly cooked beef tongue stew which is topped cutely with our favourite Pompompurin who is wearing a Santa hat made from a walleye pollack roe mashed potato. Next to him his his trusty pal Gudetama the Reindeer who has lotus roots for antlers. Surrounding them are star shaped potatoes, carrots and assorted vegetables.
Purin Santa’s Xmas Basket: ¥1,290 (Pre-Tax)
Also on the menu is an absolutely adorable burger featuring a Pompompurin design bun which is filled with a delicious patty, cheese, avocado, red onion, tomato and lettuce. It comes in a cute basket with chicken fillets and shoestring fries. This sure is one filling set!
Gift Giving♪ Chimney Honey Toast: ¥1,290 (Pre-Tax)
For dessert, you can look forward to tucking into a danish spread with honey butter and made to look like a chimney. On top of that is Pompompurin Claus made from vanilla ice and next to him Gudetama’s marshmallow butt. It is all sat on top of a French floating island dessert inspired by Santa’s present sack and served with an anglaise sauce which is best enjoyed together with the danish.
Purin Santa’s Tiramisu Parfait: ¥990 (Pre-Tax)
Wrapping up the Christmas dessert menu is this tiramisu parfait which combines chocolate sponge cake and espresso. It’s topped with tiramisu cream and decorated with vanilla ice cream Pompompurin, gateau chocolate, ladyfingers, fruits and more.
Of course, there’s exclusive Christmas themed merchandise to get your hands on too at the Yokohama and Nagoya branches. Those who dine at the café will receive the above original lunch mat and postcard.
And if you order a drink you’ll get the coaster pictured above. These are all available in limited supply.
Feel the Christmas spirit with a cute holiday season menu at the Pompompurin Café!
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
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
Pompompurin Cafe Official Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn How to Make “Pompompurin Steamed Cheese Bread”
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this character recipe you will learn how to make a “Pompompurin Steamed Cheese Bread” (labeled CHEESE STEAM UP BREAD).
Did you know that recently decorating a “steamed cheese bread” is the in thing to be doing right now? So, in this recipe I will explain about how to decorate a steamed cheese bread in a Christmas fashion.
1 steamed cheese bread
1 sheet of nori (dried seaweed)
Red coloring powder
Trace an illustration of your favorite character onto a baking sheet. I chose Pompompurin. Next, I thought it would be cute to indent the face and highlight the ears so I cut out these parts from the baking sheet.
Next, place the face cutout onto the surface of the cheese bread and cut the bread in line with the cutout. Remove this part and set it aside. This part will be used to make the ears and hands. The surface below the removed part might be a bit uneven so using the back end of a chopstick make this area flat.
Turn over the removed part and flatten this surface using the back end of a chopstick. Place the ear cutout onto the surface and cut the ears out. Using the remaining part cut out some round hands.
5：Color the plastic chocolate red and form the hat and boots. Using the white plastic chocolate, add the white parts. Using a puncher, cut out the eyes, nose and mouth from the laver seaweed.
Place all of these parts on the surface of the cheese bread, and voila, your “Pompompurin Steamed Cheese Bread” is complete.
Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series!
Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡
I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡
You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27
Pompompurin x Bonobono Pop-Up Shop to Open at Fukuoka PARCO
24.November.2018 | Uncategorized
Having only just announced a Twitter campaign together, popular sea otter Bonobono from the ongoing hit anime series of the same name and Sanrio’s beloved golden retriever Pompompurin are collaborating once more for a pop-up shop that will open at N-SPOT inside Fukuoka PARCO on December 1.
Look forward to getting your hands on some seriously kawaii merchandise of the duo. The main design each item is based around is Bonobono and Purin finding a beautiful flower field together and making pretty floral garlands.
Fans of either franchise won’t want to miss out on this collab!
Bonobono x Pompompurin
Running: December 1, 2018 – January 23, 2019
Location: Fukuoka PARCO Floor 7F N-SPOT
Address: 2-11-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30
Pop-Up Shop Page: https://fukuoka.parco.jp/shopnews/?id=27657
Christmas is Arriving at the Harajuku & Umeda Pompompurin Cafés
Christmastime will soon fall on the Pompompurin Cafés in Harajuku and Umeda with a Pompompurin and Muffin Christmas themed menu being served from November 1 to December 25. Expect super cute and filling food and desserts.
I’ll Give You a Present ♪ Fluffy Snow Cream Stew: ¥1,790 (Pre-Tax)
This cream stew is topped with potato potage and fresh whipped cream that’s uneven to make it look like white snow. Purin Claus and his little reindeer helper Muffin are handing out presents atop their Christmas sleigh.
Merry Christmas! Friends’ Yule Log: ¥1,490 (Pre-Tax)
Beside the yule log sits a mango ice cream Pompompurin and vanilla ice cream Muffin who are both wearing raspberry winter hats and enjoying Christmas together. The chocolate logs and fresh oranges on the side go perfectly in this cute dessert.
Purin Claus has a present for customers too. If you order both of the above items you’ll receive a discount on your overall price.
There’s a range of Christmas merchandise to fill your stockings with too. Dine at the cafe and receive a free luncheon mat, order a drink and get a coaster, and order from the Christmas menu to get a clear file. These are available for the Christmas season only.
Enjoy Christmas this year together with Purin and Muffin!
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
Pompompurin Cafe Umeda
Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Opening Hours: Weekdays 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
Pompompurin Cafe Official Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com
(c)1996, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S592650
Mr. Fullswing Manga Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Themed Cafe in Ikebukuro
In celebration of Mr. Fullswing‘s 20th anniversary, Animate are collaborating with the manga series to serve up a themed menu at their own Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro from June 23 to July 26. The entire menu including the meals, drinks, and desserts are all inspired by the series, and fans can get their hands on some exclusive merchandise too.
Mr. Fullswing is a baseball manga series written and illustrated by Shinya Suzuki which was serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2001 to 2006. This year marks 20 years since it was first released.
Menu item names have been translated from Japanese.
A peek at the manga-themed menu
Is That Rice? No, It’s Curry | ¥1,000
Rations From Shiba | ¥1,000
Gou’s Secret Batting Form ~Hachiku~ | ¥800
Sei’s Secret Batting Form ~Utsusemi~ | ¥800
Terrible Tatsuragawa’s Glasses | ¥600
A peek at the merch
CoLotta Acrylic Plate Key Rings | 15 Designs | ¥800 Each
Acrylic Character Key Rings | 14 Designs | ¥800 Each
Acrylic Uniform Key Rings | 14 Designs | ¥650 Each
Campaign to win a free photo card
24 photo cards based on the manga volume front covers
Win a birthday bromide photo
For every ¥2,000 spent at the cafe on menu items or merchandise, customers will receive one free photo card. There is also a birthday campaign being held from July 19 where you can win a free birthday bromide for every ¥2,000 spent.
Mr. Fullswing x Animate Cafe
Running: June 23, 2021 – July 26, 2021
Where: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2
Event Details: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/mrfullswing2106/
Sanrio Announces Kawaii Musical ‘From Hello Kitty’
Sanrio has announced that their popular cast of characters are set to perform at an attraction-style musical titled From Hello Kitty which will run at the IHI Stage Around Tokyo on from July 26 to September 26.
All of the familiar faces from Sanrio’s character roster, including Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, My Melody, and the Little Twin stars—all of whom ranked high on this year’s Sanrio Character Ranking—will make an appearance alongside notable Japanese actors Shota Takasaki, Dai Gotou, and Kodai Miyagi.
The musical is a historical lookback at 60 years of Sanrio and a delivery of their core message: to help everyone in the world get along. A special edition of the ‘Miracle Gift Parade’ held at Sanrio Puroland will also take place with an original story.
The art direction of the stage performance is being done by Sebastian Masuda, the music composed by music producer Hyadain, and the choreography created by Yukio Ueshima who has worked on countless Broadway musicals including a theatrical adaptation of the popular sports manga series The Prince of Tennis.
The musical is taking place at IHI Stage Around Tokyo, a unique theatre with 360-degrees rotating audience seats surrounded by movable huge screens and stages. The audience seats that are placed on a huge circular platform slowly rotates to each stage set as the story moves on, without waiting for set changes. Visitors will also be able to take photos with different Sanrio characters each day.
IHI Stage Around Tokyo is produced by TBS Television, Inc., Imagine Nation B.V., and The John Gore Organization Inc.
Sanrio Kawaii Musical – “From Hello Kitty”
Running: July 26, 2021 – September 26, 2021
*Closed Mondays (or Tuesdays if the Monday falls on a public holiday)
Pompompurin’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated With Limited Edition Dessert at FamilyMart
15.June.2021 | FOOD
Sanrio teamed up with the convenience store chain FamilyMart to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their popular character Pompompurin with a special soufflé and macarons that hit shelves up and down Japan on June 8.
Pompompurin Soufflé Pudding | ¥276 (Before Tax)
Pompompurrin & Cinnamoroll Macarons | ¥350 (Before Tax)
Pom’s Kitchen Campaign
The Japanese pudding-style soufflé is made with smooth and velvety custard and caramel. It’s sold in a cup in three different original designs. Also available as part of the celebration is a set of macarons made to look like Pompompurin as well as Cinnamoroll, another one of Sanrio’s most popular characters. They are wearing cute king and queen crowns respectively.
A campaign is also being held where you can win some special Pompompurin merchandise by posting a photo of a rice dish inspired by Pompompurin on social media. More details can be found on the campaign website below.
2021 Sanrio Character Ranking: Cinnamoroll Takes Home the Crown For the Second Year in a Row
Sanrio announced the final results and winners of the 36th Sanrio Character Ranking, an annual event where fans vote for their favourite Sanrio character to see who is the most popular. A total of 21,346,750 votes were submitted for 2021.
2021 Sanrio Character Ranking: General Ranking
Comments from the Winners
1st Place: Cinnamoroll
“I’m going to treasure this feeling forever! Thank you all for your support!♪”
2nd Place: Pompompurin
“Thanks so much for cheering me on!♡ I’m so grateful for all the love!”
3rd Place: Pochacco
“I can’t believe I got 3rd again this year! It’s thanks to all your support! I’m going to try hard next year too!”
2021 Sanrio Character Ranking: Collaboration Category
This year sees Cinnamoroll take the top spot for the second year in a row. In the first round-up of announcements, Cinnamoroll was already at number one, but in the second round-up he dipped to 2nd place. That didn’t stop him however as after gaining over 2.3 million votes, he grabbed that shiny crown once again. Pompompurin, who is celebrating his 25th anniversary this year, came in 2nd again, and Pochacco in 3rd again. Hello Kitty, who ranked 5th last year, came in 6th place this year – a place she kept since the second round-up. SHOW BY ROCK!! who will commemorate her 10th anniversary next year came in 8th once again. Kuromi, who received much love from overseas fans this year, climbed from last year’s 7th to 5th this year, making it the first time she has clocked in the Top 5 spot in 11 years. Cogimyun came in 10th after coming in 13th last year, making it her first time in the Top 10.
The Collaboration Category, which began in 2013, saw 27 entrees from different businesses and creators. Popular creators Azuki and Hapidanbui took 1st place this year.
2021 Sanrio Character Ranking
Official Website: https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp/en/
Mizkan Launches Gudetama Egg on Rice Collaboration With Sanrio
10.June.2021 | FOOD
Mizkan launched a social media campaign last Tuesday in collaboration with Sanrio’s popular character Gudetama. As part of the campaign, the lazy egg character is featuring on the packaging for Mizkan’s ‘Tamago Shoyu Tare,’ an egg soy sauce topping for rice. There are eight designs in total, and all limited in stock.
The campaign invites foodies to make their best version of N-TKG, that’s an abbreviation of natto tamago kake gohan, or natto egg on rice. 30 lucky people have the chance to win an original Quo card featuring a Gudetama design. All they need to do is follow Mizkan on Twitter and post their creation along with the Japanese hashtag ＃マイベストNTKG (“My Best NTKG”) while quoting the campaign tweet.
N-TKG Recipe Maker
Mizkan have created a special N-TKG maker where you can make your own digital natto egg on rice. You enter six alphabetical letters which will give you a variety of toppings to creating your own dish. You can then use this as reference for actually making it in real life.
How to Make
1. Enter 6 letters into the recipe maker
2. Make your own original N-TKG using the toppings chosen by the letters you pick
3. Try making the dish yourself!
Submission Period: June 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021
Official Website/N-TKG Recipe Maker: https://mizkan-ntkg.com/
Sanrio Character Ranking 2021 to Announce Winner in Collaboration With Tokyo Girls Collection
Sanrio has announced that the announcement ceremony for the winner of the 2021 Sanrio Character Ranking will take place in collaboration with Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC), a semi-annual fashion festival in Tokyo, on June 8. The event will be streamed live on Hello Kitty and TCG’s respective LINE accounts, as well as Sanrio’s official YouTube account, so that more people can tune in to this year’s announcement and see which of Sanrio’s characters will take the crown.
80 characters are participating in this year’s Sanrio Character Ranking which will be announced in order from 80 to 1. This year also sees the return of the sub-award categories including Collaboration. Hosting the event as MC is tarento and actress Nao Asahi and the Japanese comedy duo Wagyu ga Tsutome.
But the winner announcement is not the only event scheduled for 2021’s ranking. Since this time is a collaboration with TGC, there will be a fashion runway where popular models will show off their looks, a live performance with JO1 and the Sanrio characters, a rap battle, and more.
Fashion Runway: Famous models display the Sanrio character aesthetic
On the fashion stage, a line-up of well-known Japanese models will serve fashion inspired by Sanrio’s most famous characters including My Melody, Kuromi, Little Twin Stars, and Pompompurin.
Marie Iitoyo and Maika Yamamoto will use a real-time composite photography system as they dress up as the adorable My Melody and her rival Kuromi. Serving the dreamy star-filled world of Kiki and Lala are Kaane and Sakura Saiga, Yoshiaki & Michi, and Rikariko. For the Pompompurin section, which is themed on the golden retriever’s daily life, we have Nana Kato, Ami Komuro, Natsuki Deguchi, Sachi Fujii, and Roy. But that’s not all as Sakachin, Yuki Higashihara, and Reina, who won the LINE LIVE auditions to appear on this year’s fashion runway, will also appear.
A heated rap battle between the Sanrio characters
In the rap battle, KIRIMI-chan, Kuromi, Kogimyun, and Pompompurin will go head to head against special guests Tsukasa Saito of comedy duo Trendy Angel and Yuriyan Retriever.
The Sanrio cast join music artists for a concert
The adorable Cinnamoroll, who is also expanding his work as an idol, will perform alongside JO1, while Hello Kitty will sing with singer-songwriter Sonoko Inoue.
A new virtual experience using the latest technology
Japanese digital advertising company CyberAgent, who produced virtual events and 3DCG content, will be using the latest in 3DCG and XR tech to blur the lines between reality and the virtual space with an interactive experience, such as people’s comments on social media and the video displaying in real time, and more.
2021 Sanrio Character Ranking – Winner Announcement
Running: June 8, 2021 @ 19:30-21:30 (JST)
Watch on Hello Kitty’s LINE Account: https://lin.ee/7juKjZs
Watch on TGC’s LINE Account: https://page.line.me/tgc_line
Watch on LINE LIVE: https://live.line.me/channels/21
Watch on Sanrio’s YouTube Page: https://youtu.be/ujzQG0afFnc
Official Website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/news/mx-ranking2021-20210527/
Hetalia World★Stars Themed Cafe to Open at Tower Records
Tower Records has announced a collaboration with the Hetalia World★Stars anime series which will take place at three TOWER RECORDS CAFÉ branches: in Shibuya and Umeda NU Chayamamachi from June 9 and Nagoya Sakae SKYLE from June 22.
The cafe collaboration will see two different menus served across two periods. See the Information section at the bottom for more details.
The cafe collaboration’s main visual
Menu ① Line-Up
Gutentag! Assorted Germany Plate / Dobrý den! Czech Style Goulash / Ahoj! Slovakian Kapustnica Set – ¥1,500 Each (Tax Included)
Buono! Panna Cotta & Tiramisu Set / Anmitsu Parfait – ¥1,300 Each (Tax Included)
Italy’s Bicerin / Germany’s Spezi / Japan’s Matcha Milk / Czech’s Berry Lemonade / Slovakia’s Honey Wine-Style Apple Juice – ¥800 Each (Tax Included)
Menu ② Line-Up
C’est bow! Big Brother’s Special Pot-au-feu / Hello! England’s Meat Pie / Здравствуйте! Our Beef Stroganoff – ¥1,500 Each (Tax Included)
Hi! Hero’s Special Muffins / Hào chī! Sesame Seed Dango & Annin Tofu – ¥1,300 (Tax Included)
America’s Cherry Cola Float / England’s Biscuit Tea / France’s Rose Ginger Ale / Russia’s Varenye Tea / China’s Floral Jasmine Tea – ¥800 Each (Tax Included)
Available in Menus ① and ②
Pochi-kun’s Latte | ¥800 (Tax Included)
Takeout Bottle Drink | ¥972 (Tax Included)
Menu Order Bonus Items
Menu ① Postcard
Menu ② Postcard
Menu ① Business Card Set (3 Included)
Menu ② Business Card Set (3 Included)
Menu ① Sticker (You must book a table in advance to receive)
Menu ② Sticker (You must book a table in advance to receive)
Pins | ¥440 Each or Full Set ¥4,400 (Tax Included)
Key Rings | ¥880 Each (Tax Included)
Mini Character Acrylic Stands | ¥990 Each (Tax Included)
Folder Set (2 Included) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Diorama | ¥3,850 (Tax Included)
Hetalia World★Stars is a manga series by Hidekaz Himaruya that’s serialised in Jump Comics+. In promotion of the new original net anime series which began airing on April 1, Tower Records has teamed up with the popular franchise to create a themed cafe experience with food, drinks, and desserts.
Fans can also get their hands on a selection of cafe-exclusive merchandise featuring their favourite characters including Italy, Germany, America, England, France, Russia, China, Czech, and Slovakia. These items are also available at Tower Records’ online shop in Japan.
Since you have a time limit of 80 minutes to dine at the cafe, you can book a table in advance, which also earns you some freebie merch. Tickets are now available. Additionally, if there is a free table on the day, you can also go straight in. Same-day tickets are available in limited quantities.
Hetalia World★Stars x TOWER RECORDS CAFÉ
TOWER RECORDS CAFE Shibuya
Menu ①: June 9, 2021 – June 21, 2021
Menu ②: June 22, 2021 – July 4, 2021
Address: Tower Records Shibuya (Floor 2F), 1-22-14 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
TOWER RECORDS CAFE Nagoya Sakae SKYLE
Menu ①: June 22, 2021 – June 28, 2021
Menu ②: June 29, 2021 – July 4, 2021
Address: SKYLE (Floor 9F), 3-4-5 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken
TOWER RECORDS CAFE Umeda NU Chayamachi
Menu ①: June 9, 2021 – June 14, 2021
Menu ②: June 15, 2021 – June 20, 2021
Address: NU Chayamachi (Floor 6F), 10-12 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
*There are two menus available with different food and bonus merch
Buy Merch Online: https://tower.jp/hetalia
*The merch will be available both online and in-store at TOWER RECORDS CAFE Shibuya and Umeda NU Chayamachi on June 9 and subsequently TOWER RECORDS CAFE Nagoya SKYLE on June 22
Japan’s Capcom Cafe Releases Ace Attorney Themed Menu
The Capcom Cafe located inside AEON Lake Town in Saitama is now serving up an Ace Attorney themed menu until July 8.
1. Keema Curry | ¥1,738 (Tax Included)
A keema curry inspired by the hoodie worn by Phoenix Wright. It features the Japanese word kurae! (くらえ！) which in the English version of the series is the quote “Take that!”
2. Tonosaman Tacos Plate | ¥1,958 (Tax Included)
A plate of tacos themed on Miles Edgeworth and Steel Samurai, the latter known as Tonosaman in Japanese. It includes two tortillas, one with a picture of Steel Samurai and the other with his name in Japanese.
3. Godot’s Cafe Coffee Break Set | ¥1,408 (Tax Included)
A rich coffee jelly with accompanying biscuits and gateaux chocolate. Based on Godot.
4. Blue Hawaii Parfait | ¥1,408 (Tax Included)
A parfait with motifs of Franziska von Karma. It captures her cool and stylish look. A perfect drink for a hot summer’s day.
5. Chocolate Banana Drink | ¥880 (Tax Included)
A drink inspired by the yukata worn by Maya Fey. Comes with a chocolate banana like the one she is holding in the illustration drawn of her for this cafe collab.
6. Fruit Sangria | ¥880 (Tax Included)
A fruity and refreshing non-alcoholic sangria inspired by Apollo Justice.
7. Rock Soda | ¥880 (Tax Included)
A non-alcoholic cocktail on the rocks inspired by Klavier Gavin. Served with a bottle and glass.
For an extra ¥3,000, customers can get the Kurae! plate as a set with the keema curry
Get some free original novelties
Get a free lunch mat (pictured left above) when you order any dish or dessert or a free coaster (pictured right above) when getting a drink.
And if you spend over ¥3,000 on the cafe menu, you get one of these free postcards.
Fans need to book a table in advance to dine at the Capcom Cafe.
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Ace Attorney Collab Menu
Running: May 21, 2021 – July 8, 2021
Location: Capcom Cafe AEON Lake Town
Address: 4-21-1 Azumacho, Koshigaya, Saitama 343-0826, Japan
Capcom Cafe Official Website: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/
Sanrio Character Themed Afternoon Tea and Cafe Items Arrive at EGG & SPUMA
The Shinjuku branch of EGG & SPUMA is now hosting “Sanrio Characters CAFE,” a menu of food and drink themed on Sanrio’s beloved characters. Running until August 31, the cafe has also been decorated in colourful and cute Sanrio designs.
Receive a free coaster with your order
The menu line-up features lots of fruits, including the Cinnamoroll crème brûlée which is served on weekdays only, fruit sandwiches which will include My Melody themed ones this month and June, Hello Kitty and Keroppi ones in July, and Little Twin Stars in August. There’s also fruity jelly and more.
If you’re a Sanrio fan look to indulge a little more, then there is also a two-tiered afternoon tea set. The upper plate includes Kiki & Lala sandwiches, a Keroppi tart, the Cinnamoroll crème brûlée, and more. On the bottom plate there is Hello Kitty apple jelly, My Melody strawberry caprese salad, Kuromi canapé, and so on. There will also be special pancakes and a jelly dessert arriving in June which must be booked in advance.
Which of these Instagram-worthy delights do you want to tuck into?
Sanrio Characters CAFE
Address: EGG & SPUMA Shinjuku Lumine EST (Floor 8F), 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022
Running: May 15, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last Orders 19:00)
Official Website: http://www.salt-inc.co.jp/egg-and-spuma/
2021 Sanrio Character Ranking: Pompompurin Takes 1st Place in Interim Results
Votes for the 2021 Sanrio Character Ranking opened on April 9. Fans around the world have been voting for their favourite characters to win this year. The winner is set to be announced on June 8, but results of 1st place to 10th place for the second round-up have been revealed. These interim results were collected from votes placed online, in Sanrio’s Ichigo Shimbun magazine, and Sanrio’s online shop.
Taking the number one spot of the interim results is Pompompurin who made his debut 25 years ago. In 2nd place is Cinnamoroll, who is not far behind in the voting numbers. In 3rd is Pochacco, in 4th is My Melody, and in 5th is Kuromi. These characters are usually ones to rank high each year. Hello Kitty has moved up two places from the first round-up to 6th. Yoshikitty, the character representing music artist YOSHIKI, is in 8th.
Entering the Top 10 for the first time ever is Kogimyun in 9th place. There’s still a little ways to go until votes close on May 24, so it could still be anyone’s game. The winner will be announced online on June 8 at 19:30 (JST).
Comments from the Top 3 (Translated by MMN)
1st Place: Pompompurin
“Wow, 1st place! Thanks for all your support♪ I’m super happy, so lemme tell you something! I found an island that’s shaped like me! The world we live in sure is exciting. My dream is to go there with you all after getting 1st place♪”
2nd Place: Cinnamoroll
“Thanks so much for your support! I love you all, and I want you to see me become an idol, stand on a big stage, and sing and dance for you♪”
3rd Place: Pochacco
“I’m still in 3rd place from the first round-up! Thank you, allll♪ It’s all thanks to your support. Make a stop with me on our walk. If I’m together with you all, we’re sure to see a brand new world. Keep supporting me, okay?”
Top 5 Characters Ranking Analysis
1st Place: Pompompurin
Pompompurin has been in the Top 3 for several years in a row. He last took 1st place in 2016. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his debut. He’s looking to be number one after five long years.
2nd Place: Cinnamoroll
Cinnamoroll is a very busy individual, even making a CD debut. He first took 1st place in 2017 and has done three times in total. Will he take home the top spot again like last year?
3rd Place: Pochacco
Pochacco finally entered the Top 3 again last year for the first time in 23 years. This veteran character actually achieved this feat five years in a row between 1991-1995. Will 2021 be his year?
4th Place: My Melody
My Melody has been in the Top 5 for 24 years in a row. She has gone up one place since the first round-up. She has been in the Top 3 every year since 2017.
5th Place: Kuromi
Also known as My Melody’s rival, Kuromi has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years, and her place in the Sanrio Character Ranking has surged. Will she enter the Top 3 for the first time ever and beat her biggest rival, My Melody!?
Voting at the Sanrio Character Ranking is open to fans around the world. Hurry and make your vote before they close on May 24!
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2021 Sanrio Character Ranking Interim
Vote Deadline: May 24, 2021
Final Result Announcement: June 8, 2021 @ 19:30 (JST)
Vote Here: https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp/en/
Umbrella Installation Decorates Cafe in Chiba
This cafe will keep your dry while you enjoy your coffee as it brings together the Japanese rainwear brand Wpc. and community space Tsubakimori Komuna with the limited-time cafe Wrapping komuna ~blooming~ which is now running until the end of May.
Tsubakimori Komuna first opened five years ago and recently received huge renovation work, reopening in January of this year. Wrapping komuna ~blooming~ sees the return of the colourful umbrella installation which was featured as part of its reopning.
The theme of the installation is “blooming” and features six different colours of umbrella representing different drinks such as strawberry milk, ramune, and soda. The umbrellas twinkle as the light filters through the trees at different angles, creating a gorgeous atmosphere at the cafe which itself is built like a treehouse.
Tsubakimori Komuna x Wpc. Wrapping komuna～blooming～
Running: April 16, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Where: 1-21-23 Tsubakimori, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Access: 3-minutes on foot from Chibakoen Station / 9-minutes on foot from JR Chiba Station
Opening Hours: [Mon-Sat] 11:00-21:00 / [Sun] 07:00-18:00
Official Website: https://www.tsubakimorikomuna.com/
Sanrio Releases Google Search AR Feature With Hello Kitty, Pompompurin And Other Characters
24.April.2021 | FASHION
Sanrio released their own Google AR features which has Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Little Twin Stars, and Cogimyun appear as AR characters when you search their names in Japanese on Google. The release comes in response to fans being unable to meet with their favourite characters at various events and at Sanrio’s parks. The function is available until the end of 2021.
When users type Hello Kitty (ハローキティ) on their smartphones into Google and press the AR button on the search engine, she will appear on their screens and say a message either in Japanese or English. Pompompurin and Cogimyun’s messages are only in Japanese, while the Kiki and Lala sing a theme song when you enter Little Twin Stars.
Spend time with your favourite characters in all situations
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Google AR Sanrio Characters
Running: April 20, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Official Website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/news/mx-google-ar-20210420/