Kuroko’s Basketbell Pop-Up Shop to Open in Akihabara
A Kuroko’s Basketball themed pop-up shop will be open from March 15 to 31 on the second floor of Atre Akihabara 1, a shopping centre connected directly to the JR side of Akihabara Station.
The shop’s theme is “Canvas With Their Paint” and will feature original merchandise and mini games based on the nine main characters of the series all of who are dressed as painters.
Kuroko’s Basketbell pictures and wall art will decorate the inside of Atre and a special recording of the character Taiga Kagami, voiced by Yūki Ono, will also play in store.
A4 Folder (9 Designs): ¥500
Pin Badge (9 Designs): ¥500
Acrylic Stand (9 Designs): ¥1,500
T-Shirt (9 Designs): ¥3,500 Sizes: Medium/Large (*Available late March)
Fans can look forward to dunking plenty of exclusive merchandise too.
And for every ¥500 spent inside Atre (excluding the pop-up shop) you can get your hands on one of fourteen possible mini notebooks selected randomly.
Kuroko’s Basketball Pop-Up Store ~canvas with their paint~ Atre Akihabara
Location: Atre Akihabara 1 Floor 2F, 1-17-6 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Running: March 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
Access: Directly connected to JR Akihabara Station. Also accessible from the Electric Town Exit.
Pop-Up Store Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/chara_shop/kurobas/
Kuroko’s Basketball Website: http://www.kurobas.com/
©Tadatoshi Fujimaki / Shueisha・Kuroko’s Basketball Production Committee
Hatsune Miku Music Cafe Opening in Tokyo & Fukuoka
The Hatsune Miku Music Cafe is set to return for the third time this month. It will open in Akihabara, Tokyo on August 23 and in Hakata, Fukuoka on August 28.
The music cafe will be supported by VOCALOID music label KARENT. VOCALOID fans can look forward to dining while listening to music from their favourite characters―Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, MEIKO and KAITO―on high quality speakers and giant monitors.
Customers are able to request songs be played by picking from the record shelf. The huge discography will include the cafe’s official theme song and music video Jazz Chorus no Natsu Takenawa which is written and composed by buzzG.
Fans can look forward to character-inspired food and drinks and can get their hands on a range of exclusive merchandise with designs illustrated by Kisaragi Yuu.
And if you gather enough stamps on your stamp card―one per visit―you’ll be able to get priority access to a DJ event on October 6.
Leek Bag – ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Multi Pouch (6 Designs) – ¥2,800 (Tax Included)
Miku’s Leek Record Curry – ¥1,200 (Tax Included)
“Jazz Chorus no Natsu Takenawa” Summer Sky Jelly From the Starry Heavens – ¥600 (Tax Included)
When ordering something from the food menu you can receive one of 18 possible mini acrylic stands, chosen randomly.
Rin & Len’s Yellow Mango Milk – ¥750 (Tax Included)
Luka’s Pink Peach Soda – ¥750 (Tax Included)
There’s lots more merchandise, food and drinks as well as this too. You can see the full line-up on the official website.
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*The rate of consumption tax is set to increase from 8% to 10% in Japan from October 1, 2019 and so the prices listed here will increase
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only
Hatsune Miku Music Cafe – 3rd Run
・Ani ON STATION AKIHABARA
Address: Daidoh Limited Bldg. 1F, 3-1-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Running: August 23, 2019 – October 6, 2019
*Closed on September 1, 2019
*Regular hours will not run on October 6, 2019 due to the DJ event
・Ani ON STATION Hakata Bus Terminal
Address: Hakata Bus Terminal 7F, 2-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Running: August 28, 2019 – September 29, 2019
Entry Price: ¥500 (Tax Included)
Cafe Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/cafe_and_bar/anionstation/special/miku_cafe3/
Ani ON STATION Official Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/cafe_and_bar/anionstation/
Akihabara’s New Samurai Rock Restaurant Offers Exciting Shows and First-Class Entertainment
SAMURAI ROCK ORCHESTRA opened its all-new Samurai Rock Restaurant at Pasela Resorts Akiba Multi Entertainment in July and went into full throttle on August 5. This ‘show restaurant’ offers a dining experience like no other, serving not only food but thrilling entertainment from world class artists from a wide range of backgrounds including samurai, ninja, acrobats, and many more, all of whom are rallied and ready to put on a show you will never forget.
Children and adults from around the world can look forward to experiencing what Samurai Rock Restaurant has to offer as their performances transcend language barriers, needing only to be seen to be appreciated. The restaurant has also cooked up one delicious menu with many options to pick from, including some meals inspired by something specific such as samurai.
Expect to see acrobatics from the vaulting box to baton performance, rhythmic gymnastics, ropes and more, all sure to make you go “wow!”
You can even meet and speak to the performers, and maybe ask them how on earth they were able to do what they did!
Experience a new form of nightlife in Akihabara at the Samurai Rock Restaurant.
Samurai Rock Restaurant
Open: Every Wednesday (Dates in August: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th)
Time: Open 18:30 / Start 20:00 (Performance time is 50 minutes)
Location: Pasela Resorts Akiba Multi Entertainment Floor 7F (1-1-10 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
Capacity: 200 people
Price: ¥6,500 (Tax Included) *2 order ticket of food and drink (5 order for ¥8,000)
Official Website & Reservations: http://www.samurai-rock-restaurant.com/
Join Sword Art Online’s Characters in Akihabara to Help Dominate the Goblins
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sword Art Online light novel series, an event titled “SAO Ex-Chronicle” will take place at Akihavara UDX this August. The event will feature the interactive game Sword Skill Challenge which uses the latest motion capture technology by Sony. You can sign-up to attend via the event’s homepage right now until July 28.
Sword Skill Challenge will be located at the event’s entrance and will open on August 12 for one week only. Using cutting-edge motion capture technology, players will take up the role of familiar faces such as Kirito and Eugeo, and use their entire body to take down and subjugate goblins in real time with their sword skills. The CG models from Bandai Entertainment’s SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris will be used.
This is only one of the many exciting experiences to be had at the SAO Ex-Chronicle event. For more details, check the official website, and if you’re planning a trip to Akihabara this August, don’t forget to sign up in advance for the Sword Skill Challenge.
©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project
©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Sword Skill Challenge
Running: August 12, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Location: Sword Art Online Ex-Chronicle Entrance
Sign-Up Period: July 24, 2019 at 10:00 (JST) – July 28, 2019 at 23:59 (JST)
Chosen Applicant Announcement: July 30, 2019 from 13:00 (JST)
Sign-Up Form: https://sao-ex-chronicle.com/form/
*Chosen applicants can participate in this game without buying a ticket to the main event
*Please note that people will be randomly selected to participate in the Sword Skill Challenge from those that sign up
①Read through the information on the sign-up page and apply.
②Winners will be sent an e-mail with information on what day and time to arrive at the event. Please ensure you are on time if you are chosen.
③The Sword Skill Challenge is located at the event’s entrance. Please show your confirmation e-mail to the staff.
Sword Art Online Ex-Chronicle
Location: AkihabaraUDX 2F AKIBA_SQUARE (4-14-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
Running: August 4, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Event Website: https://sao-ex-chronicle.com/
Tickets now on sale until August 3, 2019 at 23:59 (JST).
General Ticket: ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Merchandise Ticket: ¥3,000 (Tax Included) *Comes with special booklet and pass case
Tickets can be purchased at the following ticket vendors:
SAO Ex-Chronicle: https://sao-ex-chronicle.com/?p-ticket
Ticket Tickebo: https://ticket.tickebo.jp/sao2019-jb04
Ticket Pia: http://w.pia.jp/t/swordart-online/
7 Ticket: http://7ticket.jp/sp/sao
Cells at Work! Anime Themed Cafe to Open in Akihabara
Entertainment facility Ani ON STATION in Akihabara is opening a cafe themed on the popular anime series Cells at Work!. It will run from June 7 to July 7 this year.
Platelet’s Blood Clot Waffle: ¥980 (Tax Included)
B Cell’s Juwawawawa Drink: ¥700 (Tax Included)
The Cells at Work!several times themed cafe has appeared but this will be the first time that it collaborates with Ani ON STATION.
Omataseshimashita! Nutritional Bento: ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
White Blood Cell’s After-Work Cheesecake: ¥1,050 (Tax Included)
The inside of the body is constantly on the go, so this cafe is based on the place that the Cells in the anime series go for to a brief respite. The menu includes a line-up of original food and drinks inspired by the characters.
Cells at Work! Key Rings (14 Designs): ¥1,000 Each (Tax Included)
Exclusive merchandise will also be sold such as key rings featuring the names of each Cell on them, amongst other items.
There will also be an event customers can participate in centred around Helper T Cell who helps strategize against foreign invaders to the body.
Those visiting the cafe for the first time will receive a stamp card. Each time you visit the cafe you will receive one stamp which will gain you free entry the next time you go. Collect three and get a special tea and dessert set.
Help the Cells with their work by heading to Akihabara this summer.
©Akane Shimizu / Kodansha・Aniplex・davidproduction
Cells at Work! Cafe
Running: June 7, 2019 – July 7, 2019 (1st Run June 7 – June 23 / 2nd Run June 24 – July 7)
*Select food and drinks will change for each run.
Location: Ani ON STATION AKIHABARA (3-1-16 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
Business Hours: 11:00-21:30 (Last Orders 21:00)
Entry: ¥500 (*You must order at least 1 item)
Time: Unlimited (*However it will be restricted to 90 minutes during busy hours)
Ani ON STATION Official Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/cafe_and_bar/anionstation/
Sword Art Online: Alicization Themed Cafe Opening in Akihabara
Sword Art Online: Alicization is getting its own themed cafe which will open on March 23 on the fifth floor of SEGA Akihabara 4th.
Food Menu #1: ¥1,200 Each (March 23, 2019 – April 5, 2019)
The cafe will introduce three different food menus, with the first arriving on March 23, the second on April 6 and the last on April 20.
The first menu will include the above-pictured Alicization Aincrad Stew Rice and Alicization Alice Synthesis Thirty Golden Carbonara. A selection of drinks and desserts will also be served. Fans can also get their hands on an original coaster when ordering from the menus.
Drink Menu: ¥600 Each (Tax Included) *Will be served across all menus
Dessert Menu: ¥600 Each (Tax Included) *Will be served across all menus
Kirito’s Milk Coffee Parfait / Eugeo’s Fruit Parfait / Alice’s Mango Milk Tea Parfait
A selection of merchandise, including limited edition SEGA collaborative items, will also be sold at the cafe. For every ¥2,000 spent at the item shop with tax included, you will receive a limited edition bromide photo.
The cafe is a must-visit for SAO fans coming to Akihabara this spring.
SEGA x Sword Art Online: Alicization Collaborative Cafe
Running: March 23, 2019 – May 6, 2019
Location: SEGA Akihabara 4th (Floor 5F)
Menu #1: March 23, 2019 – April 5, 2019
Menu #2: April 6, 2019 – April 19, 2019
Menu #3: April 20, 2019 – May 6, 2019
©2017 Reki Kawahara / KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / SAO-A Project ©SEGA
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Character Themed Shooting Bar & Cafe
The ongoing TV anime series Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is teaming up with AKIBA BASE, a shooting bar and cafe in Akihabara, to serve up a concoction of character themed drinks. The collaboration will run from March 1 to 10.
Rapture☆Asuka: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
War Nurse☆Kurumi: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
Just Cause☆Mia: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
Phoenix☆Tamara: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
Shantoulon☆Pei: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)
Ordering any of these drinks will get you a free random novelty.
The shooting base will also be decked out with the above enemies designed specially for this collaboration.
TV Anime Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka x AKIBA Base Shooting Cafe & Bar
Location: AKIBA Base Shooting Cafe & Bar (Akihabara SIL Bldg. Floor 3F, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
Running: March 1, 2019 – March 10, 2019
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Official Website: http://magical-five.jp/
Dine On Resident Evil 2 Themed Food & Drinks at Bar Rhythm in Akihabara
To celebrate the release of the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2, Bar Rhythm in Akihabara is serving a special menu inspired by the video game from January 17 to February 28.
Licker Brain Cake: ¥930 (Tax Included)
The menu includes a fun line-up of eye-catching food and drinks themed on the Resident Evil 2, the characters in the game and other motifs.
Two different menus will in fact be served: the first from January 17 to 31 and the second from February 1 to 28. Details surrounding the second menu will be announced in the near future.
At the bar you can receive one point for every ¥1,000 spent. When you collect 3 points you can receive one of six possible original calendars. You can pick which you like but keep in mind that stock is limited.
This collaboration is a must-try for fans of the highly anticipated remake!
Resident Evil 2 x Bar Rhythm Collaboration Bar
Running: January 17, 2019 – February 28, 2019
Location: Bar Rhythm, PASELA RESORTS Akihabara Denkigai, 1-13-2 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
[Sunday-Thursday & National Holidays] 11:00-00:30
[Friday-Saturday & Day Before National Holiday] 11:30-05:00
TEL (Reservations): 0120-759-626
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Enjoy Food & Beer From Around the World at Traveler’s Dining Pushup in Akihabara
20.August.2018 | Uncategorized
Traveler’s Dining Pushup in Akihabara have opened a relaxing space called OASIS. To celebrate the opening, an event will be held from August 16 where customers can enjoy food and beer from around the world.
Traveler’s Dining Pushup was opened by owner Akashi after he travelled to 50 countries around the world as he wanted to create a place where ‘delicious food has no boundaries, and where there is delicious food, there are people smiling.’
The menu is filled with over 50 items Akashi found delicious when eating and travelling the world, all of which are served Pushup style. The restaurant is also filled with magazines from different countries after Akashi having travelled there as well as travel notes written by guests.
The world food and beer event hopes to get people excited about travelling. There will be several food and drink plans to enjoy which can be seen in the information section below.
The beer selection includes drinks from Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, North America and South America. Pick from 40 different beverages including refreshing lager beer, fruity wheat beer, full-bodied dark beer, and more.
‘The Game of Life’ Board Game Convention to be Held in Japan to Find the Country’s Best
15.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME
A competition is scheduled to be held on September 22 for the board game ‘The Game of Life.’ The convention will take place as part of a celebration of 50 years since the game first came out in Japan back on September 16, 1968. This is the first time the event will take place which seeks to find the best players in Japan.
People up and down the country are being recruited through lottery systems and judging. One person out of 128 will be crowned Japan’s number one player. Anybody can join regardless of their age or sex, meaning anybody can take the title.
The winner will be rewarded a 3-night stay in Las Vegas as well as a set of paper money for the game with their own face on it.
The convention will be the main event of the 1st Game of Life Festa. There’ll be an exhibition of all the different variations of the game as well as a replica of the original. You can look forward to enjoying The Game of Life in a number of different ways.
Anybody can attend the convention whether they’re battling or not, and anybody is free to play, kids and adults alike.
Whether you want to witness Japan’s best or are simply a fan of the game, you can expect an exciting experience of The Game of Life.
‘Otaku House’ Guest House to Open for Foreign Akihabara Tourists
Otaku House is an exciting new project opening for foreign tourists in Japan interested in anime, manga, games and cosplay.
Taking the form of a guest house, the establishment is aiming to open in Spring 2019 in the holy land of anime and games, Akihabara. They are seeking support through crowdfunding which will begin at the end of this month.
The project is being carried out by SouthWorks, a company who distributes Japanese games overseas. This will be the first guest house in Japan aimed at foreign tourists. Their website officially opened on July 3. With Otaku House, they hope to offer foreigners a space to enjoy what Japan has to offer in terms of otaku culture.
On their website you can see the kind of facilities they have to offer, and they’re even taking requests for ideas on what people would like to see there to improve the site.
Their crowdfunding page will open on Kickstarter at the end of July. Prospective crowdfunders can look forward to a range of different awards, including an Overnight Stay Ticket, Daytime Experience Ticket and more. Further details about the crowdfunding will be made available on the official OTAKU HOUSE Facebook page.
It’s time to embrace your inner otaku. Be sure to support Otaku House!
Cheap Candy Store “Shop Tirol Choco” Opens in Akihabara
19.March.2018 | SPOT
TIROL-CHOCO CO. LTD opened their store “Shop Tirol Choco” in Akihabara, Tokyo on March 12.
Tirol Choco are cheap chocolates sold in Japan (anime fans will know them by the name ‘dagashi’). At a time when chocolate was still expensive back in the ‘60s, it is said that Tirol Choco began sales for children to be able to buy chocolate with small change at an affordable price – for just \10. There’s a variety of different flavours, and they are popular with both kids and adults.
The newly-opened Shop Tirol Choco is stocked with collaborative drinks, ice creams and even curry, as well as miscellaneous bits, products limited to certain regions of Japan and more. It’s an outlet filled with cheap, affordable goodies.
If you’re heading to Akihabara, then make sure to drop by and pick up some Dagashi Kashi!
The “ichigo-daifuku” (strawberry-rice cake) specialized store, “Ichigo An” was opened in Akihabara
Roots Co., Ltd. opened an “ichigo”(strawberry) “daifuku” (a soft round rice cake stuffed with sweet bean-jam) specialized shop which will sell this sweets item produced with their affiliated farms throughout Japan and the strawberries they use are directly sent from various production areas.
The harmony of the straberries’ sourness, bean-jam’s sweetness and the chewy rice cake, is excellent!
The new store was opened in response to requests from customers who purchased the ichigo daifuku of “Taiyaki Kanda Daruma Akihabara Store” run by Roots. Five varieties using strawberries produced in Japan will be sold throughout the year.
Tsubuan (coarse red bean-jam) – 250 yen (tax included)
Koshian (strained bean-jam) – 250 yen (tax included)
Rennyu An (condensed milk and bean-jam) – 270 yen (tax included)
Matcha An – 270 yen (tax included)
Cream iri Tsubuan – 270 yen (tax included)
Let’s enjoy “Ichigo An’s” ichigo daifuku which is sold throughout the year.