Transformers Bumblebee Themed Café to Open in Ikebukuro, Tokyo

06.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

To celebrate the Japanese release of the 2018 live-action film Bumblebee, set to hit theatres in Japan on March 22, 2019, it has been announced that Cafe Address in Ikebukuro PARCO will transform into a Bumblebee themed café from March 8 to 31.

The café will be littered with everything Bumblebee from the decorations down to the menu.

Bumblebee Energon Cube Citrus Parfait : ¥1,200 (Tax Included) *Limited quantity served per day

Bumblebee Rich Cheese Omurice With Walleye Pollack: ¥1,350 (Tax Included)

Decepticon Purple Lemonade: ¥680 (Tax Included)

Autobot Red Raspberry Soda: ¥680 (Tax Included)

 

Hidden throughout the café are seven QR codes which when scanned will give you a special voice message from Bumblebee voiced by the the actor of the film’s Japanese dub Ryōhei Kimura.

In addition to the café, a Transformers exhibition is also taking place at the PARCO Museum on the 7th floor of Ikebukuro PARCO’s main building from March 15 to April 1. It will feature vintage Transformers toys from the early days, packaging artwork, piece related to the Bumblebee movie and more.

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    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.

     

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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  • Showa Summer Dessert Drinks Get Served Up at AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO in Tokyo

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    AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO is now serving up two new summer-exclusive dessert drinks inspired by the Japanese Showa era. The ‘Imitation Gold’ and ‘Blue Light Awesome’ are both available now until September 26.


    Imitation Gold: ¥467 (Tax Included) / Blue Light Awesome: ¥467 (Tax Included) *both served in plastic cups (see below)

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    Some other popular must-tries

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    Chocolate High | ¥396 (Tax Included)

    Ebi Avocado | ¥396 (Tax Included)

    Fuwa Toro Bacon Omelette | ¥396 (Tax Included)

    AWESOME Organic Coffee (Hot/Iced) | From ¥217 (Tax Included)

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    As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Hiromu Arakawa’s manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist Exhibition RETURNS art exhibition will run at Sunshine City Exhibition Hall C in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from December 18, 2021 to January 16, 2022. It will subsequently take place at Hirakata Park in Osaka in Spring 2022.

     

    The exhibition is a powered up version of the original exhibition that took place from 2017 to 2019. It will feature lots more artwork for fans of the series to enjoy. The key visual for the exhibition is based on the original monochrome illustration that Arakawa drew 20 years ago to announce the manga’s serialization. She has redrawn it with colours for the exhibition.

     

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  • Manga Artist Arina Tanemura Opens Cafes Based On Seven of Her Series Including Phantom Thief Jeanne

    19.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Two branches of Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro and Nagoya are celebrating seven manga works of manga artist Arina Tanemura including I.O.NPhantom Thief JeanneTime Stranger KyokoFull Moon o SagashiteSakura Hime: The Legend of Princess SakuraThe Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross, and Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi.

     

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    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

     

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    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)

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    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 SagashiteSakura 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.



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  • KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY Pop-Up Shop Opens at Ikebukuro PARCO

    13.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Kirby fans won’t want to pass up the chance to visit the KIRBY’S DREAM FACTORY pop-up shop that will open at PARCO FACTORY on the 7th floor of Ikebukuro PARCO in Tokyo from August 13 to September 5.

     

    Inhale this collection of original Kirby merchandise

     

    Kirby Plushie | ¥2,420 (Tax Included)

    Mug | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Tote Bag | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Kirby Cookie | ¥540 (Tax Included)

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    Sakura Miko to serve as the cafe manager

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    2. August 8, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30

    3. August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00

    4. August 15, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30

     

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    Booking Window: July 5, 2021 – July 9, 2021

    Winner Announcements: July 12, 2021

    Book for a day when Sakura Miko isn’t attending
    Booking Window: July 13, 2021 – July 16, 2021

    Winner Announcements: July 20, 2021

     

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  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime Themed Cafe Opens in Tokyo

    08.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    DINING CAFE ISERLOHN FORTRESS is a cafe themed on the anime adaptation Yoshiki Tanaka’s science fiction novel masterpiece series Legend of the Galactic Heroes which is now open for a limited time until August 31. It’s based specifically on Oskar Reuental and Wolfgang Mittermeyer, both known as the “Twin Pillars,” from the Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis series.

    The New Thesis Twin Pillars Muddler | ¥990 (Tax Included)

    Suzuki’s Oven Baked Twin Pillars | ¥1,760 (Tax Included)

    Twin Pillars Sworn Friend Dolce | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

     

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    The popular manga series, serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, is written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. An anime series began airing in October last year and wrapped up in March. An anime film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, is slated for release on December 24, 2021.

     

    The collaboration cafe is opening as part of the Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition which is set to take place across Japan from July 2. The exhibition will be split into two separate periods, the first being themed on episodes 1-13 and the second on 14-24. It will display decorations based on scenes from the series, artwork, and more.

     

    Masatsugu Nagasoe, the videographer who worked on the anime series’ first ending theme, took charge of the art direction for the cafes, eventually deciding on the theme of ‘stylish.’ Fans can enjoy themed food, get their hands on merch, and more.

    Yuji Itadori’s Steak Sandwich Plate | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)

    Megumi Fushiguro’s Shadow Pasta | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)

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    Panda’s Panda a la Mode | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)

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    Acrylic Keyrings / Pins / Folders

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    Honmaru Elegance ~Spring Garden~ | ¥900 (Tax Included)

    I Discovered a New Sword! | ¥800 (Tax Included)

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    Special Investigation: Tenpou Edo | ¥650 (Tax Included) | Suishinshi Masahide & Kyomaro Minamoto Versions

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    Special Investigation Jurakudai | ¥650 (Tax Included)

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    Coasters (42 Designs) | Available: June 23-July 13

    Coasters (43 Designs) | Available: July 14-August 2

     

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    Pins (42 Designs) | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)

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