Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series or other franchise by decorating the café interior with designs and illustrations based on them and meals and drinks inspired by them.
Before continuing this article be sure to check out our May 2019 list of character cafes as some are still running.
Attack on Titan Food Collaboration Event (Until June 30)
Attack on Titan began its collaboration with DiverCity Tokyo Plaza on April 19 to commemorate the upcoming event “Attack on Titan Exhibition Final” at Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi. As part of the collaboration, a special series-inspired food menu is now being whipped up at 7 restaurants inside DiverCity for the whole of June.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/212639
Cells at Work! Anime Themed Café in Akibara (Until July 7)
Entertainment facility Ani ON STATION in Akihabara is opening a café on June 7 based on the popular anime series Cells at Work!. 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 all inspired by the characters.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/215995
B-PROJECT Idol Anime Themed Café (Until July 7)
For just 38 days, idol anime series B-PROJECT is taking over AREA-Q in Harajuku. Take a seat at this home party-themed café and enjoy a menu full of meals and drinks based on the characters from the anime series. Here, you can see the original scripts used for the anime voice overs, an exhibition showcasing scenes from the anime, a photo area, and more! There’s also merchandise being sold that is exclusive to the café with original superdeformed character designs.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/216721
Tokyo Ghoul:re Cafe (June 6 – July 15)
A Tokyo Ghoul:re themed cafe is now open in Ikebukuro PARCO to celebrate the upcoming release of the live-action sequel film Tokyo Ghoul S. The menu includes a variety of dishes and drinks inspired by characters in the series such as the Kaneki Sekigan Curry, a curry rice dish based on Kaneki’s red ghoul eye, and the Gourmet Tsukiyama Roast Beef based on Shuu Tsukiyama. They’re even have displays of the outfits used in the film too. If you’re a fan of Tokyo Ghoul then make sure you don’t miss this one!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/218902
Aladdin OH MY CAFÉ (June 14 – July 15)
Disney’s new live-action Aladdin film is set to be released in Japan on June 7. To celebrate, two themed cafes are set to open in Tokyo and Osaka on June 14 and 15 respectively. The magical menu includes items such as Aladdin’s Magic Lamp Curry, Magic Carpet’s Special Wrap Salad, Aladdin & Jasmine’s Fruit Drink and more. Customers who book a table in advance will randomly receive one of two original Aladdin lunch mats too!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/218778
K-Pop Group SEVENTEEN Café (Until July 21)
To celebrate the release of 13-member South Korean boy group SEVENTEEN’s debut in Japan with their single Happy Ending, several themed cafes are running in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Fans can get their hands on original exclusive items, see photos taken for the café of the members dressed in cool suits, and of course tuck into some delicious food and drink.
KIRBY CAFÉ Summer Event (June 11 – September 23)
The KIRBY CAFÉ is returning to Tokyo Solamachi at the foot of Tokyo Skytree from from June 11 to September 23. Fans of the adorable video game character can look forward an assortment of summer themed food, desserts and new merchandise. There will also be a merchandise corner and refreshing desserts that can be ordered for takeout – all perfect as gifts and souvenirs.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/208823
Did you enjoy this list? If you’re in Japan right now then you have a reason to head out this rainy season: to enjoy all the character themed cafés!
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