Kirby Café Sets Up Shop in Fukuoka’s Canal City Hakata―Themed Food, Exclusive Merch & More

02.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

The Kirby Café currently open at Tokyo Solamachi until September 23, and which has seen several runs due to its immense popularity, is heading to Canal City Hakata in Fukuoka. It will open on August 8 for a limited time only.

Kirby’s Inhaled Caprese – ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

Kirby Burger & Meat Pasta With Warm Veg – ¥2,580 (Before Tax)

Kirby’s Uki Uki Marshmallow au Lait – ¥1,180 (Before Tax)

The Kirby chefs are set to plate up an abundance of adorable dishes such as the Kirby burger and meat pasta which is served with hot vegetables. It arrives on an exclusive Hakata souvenir plate.

Paper Mint Press – ¥1,980 (Before Tax)

Kirby’s Funwari Stawberry Mousse – ¥1,480 (Before Tax)

Fluffy Warp Star Pancakes – ¥1,980 (Before Tax)

T-Shirt: Strawberry Light Pink: ¥3,400 (Before Tax)

Fans can look forward to grabbing a range of exclusive merchandise too all of which have strawberry designs on them as Fukuoka are famous for their strawberries.

Postcards (2 Designs) – ¥150 Each (Before Tax)

You won’t be able to get these items anywhere else, so don’t miss out.

 

There will also be an official store in a different part of Canal City Hakata called “Kirby Café The Store” where you can pick up even more Kirby goodies.

 

When the reservation period for the Tokyo Solamachi café opened it was so popular that most tables were taken up on the same day which has left tons of people waiting for cancellations. If you’re looking to visit the Hakata branch then be sure to mark August 8 on your calendars!

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  • Refreshing New Fizzy Jelly Drinks Releasing This Summer in Cute Kirby Cans

    01.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Japanese soft drink company Dydo Drinco has revealed two new drinks for spring and summer 2019: the Jelly Sparkling Melon Cream Soda and Jelly Sparkling Fruit Punch, both of which will be released on June 10.

     

    The beverages are made in collaboration with the popular video game character Kirby. Every since Kirby hit the industry on the Game Boy back in 1992 his games have been enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. The fizzy drinks are a mix of refreshing carbonated jelly and nata de coco, a chewy jelly-like ingredients made from coconut water. This combination is what makes “Purusshu!! Jelly,” a new fizzy drink brand.

    Purusshu!! Jelly x Sparkling Melon Cream Soda (Kirby’s Dream Land): ¥115 (Before Tax)

    The drinks come canned and bottled with cute Kirby designs. There are 5 different designs to enjoy.

     

    Purusshu!! Jelly x Sparkling Fruit Punch (Kirby’s Dream Land): ¥139 (Before Tax)

    Enjoy a refreshment during the hot weather or during your work or study break with these tasty new drinks.

     

    © Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.

  • Moomin Stand in Asakusa Releases Strawberry Daifuku Milk Drink

    01.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    On July 16 this year, a new branch of Moomin Stand―a drinks shop inspired by the Finnish children’s books The Moomins―opened in Asakusa, one of the most popular tourist spots in Tokyo.

     

    Moomin Stand serves original fruity beverages, drinks with rich milk bases and more, all with chewy tapioca-like pearls.

    Moonmin Stand is produced by Moomin Café. The first branch opened in Kichijoji and proved popular with women in their 20s and 30s, high school and university students, and families with children. It continues to enjoy flurries of customers; you’re guaranteed to be lining up on weekends.

    Strawberry Daifuku Milk – ¥700 (Before Tax)

    The newly-released Strawberry Daifuku Milk drink is exclusive to the Asakusa branch. Its mix of sweet and sour strawberry flavour with the chewy pearls gives a texture reminiscent to daifuku, a traditional Japanese confection which takes mochi and stuffs it with a sweet filling. The drink has a delicious white bean paste base and is topped off with fresh pieces of strawberry.

    The café interior is decorated with beautiful illustrations from The Moomins making for plenty of great photo opportunities. There is also a bar to lean on as well as spaces on the wall to rest your back on to relax with your drink after walking around.

    All drinks also come with a cute Hattifattener straw toy that bites onto straws and pens which you can take home with you.

     

    After you’ve taken a stroll around Asakusa and seen the Kaminari gate, Nakamise Shopping Street and Sensō-ji temple, why not stop off at Moonmin Stand for refreshments?

  • Baskin-Robbins Releases Pokémon Ice Creams, Sorbets and Cakes

    01.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / Uncategorized

    Whether you’re exploring Japan with your adult pals or on a family holiday with young kids, Pokémon fans from all generations cannot deny that treating yourself to Pokémon ice cream is the golden razz you need in this heat. 

    From August 1 to 30, 2019, Baskin-Robbins will run a collaboration scheme with Pokémon to celebrate the release of the new Pokémon movie Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution. This involves the release of BR’s first ever Pokémon-themed ice creams.

    Pikachu Thunderbolt: Fruit Mix (price for single scoop, regular size: ¥390 after tax) *prices may vary,

    Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution was released earlier this summer and there is no better opportunity to maximise your Pokémon experience than to indulge in the luxurious taste of Baskin-Robbins ice cream that has been combined with your favourite Pokémon with a beauty that no Pokémon fusion generator is possible of producing!

    Pokémon Double Cup

    Pikachu has arrived at Baskin Robins in the form of a sorbet, which is appropriately coloured yellow. The fruity sorbet flavours include pineapple, yellow peach, banana, apple and orange. This is decorated with bright red studs of delicious popping candy which look like Pikachu’s cheeks. This is the first ever Pikachu sorbet to ever be sold at Baskin-Robbins.

     

    BR also introduced a promotion scheme where those who purchase a Small Double-size ice cream (¥490 after tax)  can upgrade it to a Regular Double size for just an extra ¥100. Your ice cream will be served in a Pokémon-themed cup and you can even pick your favourite cup design out of the three available to maximise your ice cream experience.

     

    Customers who order the Double Cup will receive a Pikachu spoon for each cup ordered. There are three different Pokémon spoon designs. Which one will you get? Hurry over to your nearest Baskin-Robbins to collect them all!

    Pokémon Variety Pack

    Small 6 pack: ¥1,550 Small 12 pack : ¥2,990 Regular six pack: ¥2,130 Regular 12 pack: ¥4,140 *All prices tax included and are subject to change. 

    Want them all? The variety pack is perfect for those of you who want a selection to eat while on the go. The Pokémon-themed box is filled with rainbows of colours and all your favourite Pokémon, however, it is only available for a limited time. When you and your friends need a break from catching Pokémon, this is the perfect way to get refreshed.

    Finally, don’t miss out on BR’s legendary Pikachu and Eevee ice cream cakes. The Pikachu Cake features BR’s popular “Popping Shower” ice cream, which is a fusion of white chocolate and popping candy. This is wrapped in yellow strawberry-flavoured whipped cream. Pikachu’s rounded chocolate eyes and red cheeks are enough to charm you. 

    Pokémon Ice Cream Cake (Pikachu/ Eevee): ¥3,300 after tax *prices may vary, a variety of sizes are available

    The Eevee Cake will stare at you with cute chocolate eyes. Eevee is wrapped in milk chocolate whipped cream and is wearing a caramel ribbon. Complete your cakes by placing the ears on by yourself. 

     

    Maximise your Pokémon experience by watching the new Pokémon movie and indulging in Baskin-Robbin’s legendary Pokémon ice creams.

     

    ©Nintendo・Creatures・GAME FREAK・TV Tokyo・ShoPro・JR Kikaku ©Pokémon ©2019 ピカチュウプロジェクト

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  • Autumn Scenery Coming to teamLab Forest Fukuoka for a Limited Time Only

    22.September.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    The permanent museum teamLab Forest Fukuoka is bringing autumn scenery to the virtual exhibition for a limited time only beginning September 18, 2021. A number of animals made of autumn foliage will be roaming through the space, and you won’t want to miss this memorable experience!

     

    teamLab Forest Highlights

     

    Shifting Valley, Living Creatures of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives – teamLab, 2020

     

     

    Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives II – teamLab, 2019

     

     

    Soft Terrain and Granular Topography –  teamLab, 2020

     

     

    Flutter of Butterflies, Ephemeral Life –  teamLab, 2020

     

     

    The prolific works of the teamLab art collective change with the seasons. In the Forest of Movement, guests can enter the ‘Shifting Valley, Living Creatures of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives’ exhibit, where creatures made of flowers exist in a three-dimensional space. For this fall event, these flowers will be those found in the autumn months. The ‘Soft Terrain and Granular Topography’ will display tons of colorful grains raining down on visitors, while the ‘Flutter of Butterflies, Ephemeral Life’ will change the usual butterflies to have autumn colors as they fly around guests. 

     

    teamLab Forest is a new museum created by art collective teamLab. The museum consists of two sections: the first, ‘The Catching and Collecting Forest,’ invites guests to explore with their smartphone to capture various unique creatures, while the second, ‘The Athletics Forest,’ is a physical creative space which asks visitors to use their body to immerse themselves in interactive areas. 

     

    Would you like to visit this distinctive museum in Fukuoka on your next trip to Japan?

     

     

  • 9th Installment of Anime-Inspired Cooking Project AniCook Features Bungo Stray Dogs

    19.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    AniCook, a project using anime to make cooking more fun, is already holding it’s 9th collaboration with a popular series. This time, characters from the popular anime series Bungo Stray Dogs are coming to cook up some fall treats at Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka from October 1 until October 26! 

     

    Menu

     

    Sticker gifted to guests who purchase a meal or dessert (8 varieties) / Postcard gifted to guests ordering a drink (8 varieties) 

     

     

    Original Merchandise

     

    Acrylic Stands (8 varieties) / 8-pack set

    Pins (8 varieties) / 8-pack set

    Acrylic Keychain (8 varieties) / 8-pack set

    Acrylic Muddler (8 varieties) / 8-pack set

    100 Limited-Edition pouches (2 varieties) available by lottery: Those spending over ¥5,000 at the cafe will be entered.

     

    CookpadTV is behind the cafe, and continues to lead the way in quality collaboration cafes across Japan. This time, popular characters from Bungo Stray Dogs are serving up their favorite autumn-themed foods, inspiring visitors to enjoy cooking just a little more. Themed meals and sweets will be available, while the beverages are each themed on the character’s abilities. Be sure to grab some of the limited-edition merchandise only available during the event! These can now be pre-ordered on the cookpadLive cafe Online Store. 

     

    Which character would you like to see in the kitchen? 

     

  • KIRBY’S DREAM FACTORY Pop-Up Shop to Open at Nagoya PARCO

    15.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Everyone’s favorite pink ball is coming to Nagoya! The KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY pop-up shop, previously appearing in Osaka, Shizuoka, and Tokyo, will open in Nagoya PARCO from October 22 until November 8, 2021.

     

    Adorable Original Merchandise Overview

    Kirby Plushie: ¥2,420 (Tax Included)

     

    Mug: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

     

    Kirby Cookie: ¥540 (Tax Included)

     

    Craft Tape: ¥825 (Tax Included)

     

    *Images for promotion only. Designs may differ.

    *Product prices subject to change.

    *Number of items for sale limited.

     

    Photo Spot

     

     

    Virtual Factory Experience Ticket: ¥700 (Tax Included)

     

    Limited-Edition Poster

    The Kirby franchise began in 1992, when the first title was released for the GameBoy. Since then, a number of titles have been released starring the adorable pink orb, with 34 Kirby games released to date! The latest in the series, Kirby Fighters 2, released in September 2020 for the Nintendo Switch.

     

    KIRBY’s DREAM FACTORY is an interactive pop-up experience, where Kirby and Waddle-Dee work together in a sweets factory. Visitors can take photos with their favorite character next to a working conveyor belt, and by holding up a smartphone to the QR code, a number of cool visuals will pop up! Over 100 pieces of exclusive merchandise will be on sale, and everyone who participates in the event will receive a limited-edition poster as a gift.

     

    For those who can’t make it to Nagoya PARCO, don’t worry: the online store will also offer plenty of limited-edition Kirby goods!

     

    *Game Boy and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.

    © Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.

  • Ichiban Kuji to Open Fourth Official Shop in Kyushu, First in the Region

    08.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Offered by BANDAI SPIRITS, Ichiban Kuji is a popular brand of lottery in Japan, in which players are guaranteed to win a piece of merchandise. This no-lose game is often seen in collaboration with popular anime and game series, and a number of dedicated BANDAI SPIRITS Ichiban Kuji stores are starting to pop up around Japan. Now, the fourth of these shops is opening in Fukuoka on September 9, making it the first in Kyushu.

     

    Upcoming Products

     

    Ichiban Kuji – Disney’s Twisted Wonderland, Vol. 4

    Release Date: September 10, 2021

     

     

    Ichiban Kuji – Monogatari Series

    Release Date: September 18, 2021

     

     

    Ichiban Kuji – Kirby Series KIRBY’S BURGER

    Release Date: September 24, 2021

     

     

    Ichiban Kuji – Mobile Suit Gundam Gunpla 2021

    Release Date:  September 25, 2021

     

     

    Prior to opening brick-and-mortar stores, Ichiban Kuji took place at convenience stores, bookstores, and game centers across Japan. In December 2020, the first dedicated shop opened in Umeda, Osaka, with the following two opening in Ikebukuro in Tokyo and Yokohama in Kanagawa in March 2021. Popularity is only increasing, as fans continue to enjoy the unique collection of products.

     

    The new Fukuoka location is the largest of any Ichiban Kuji shops to date, and also features the Ichiban Coffret, a lineup of high-quality pop culture-inspired cosmetics for purchase.


  • Sega to Open Limited-time Love Live! Themed Cafes Around Japan

    01.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    GENDA SEGA is set to open a series of Love Live! School Idol Festival themed collaboration cafes around Japan starting September 4. Guests can enjoy original food, desserts, and drinks inspired by characters from the franchise. The limited-time cafes will be open until November 7, and will be divided into four phases, each based on a certain aspect of the Love Live! series.

     

    Drinks: ¥660 each (Tax Included) 

     

    Food Menu

    Phase 1: Teru Teru Bozu White Rice & Soup / Magic of Makeup Open-Faced Hamburger 

    Phase 2: Cat Ear Curry Soup / Spring Fairy Soba with Yuzu 

    Phase 3 : Menu to be announced soon

    Phase 4 : Menu to be announced soon

     

     

     

    Dessert Menu

    Love Live! Parfait (Liella!) (Available during entire event period.)

    Phase 1:  μ’ s 1st Grade Soda Parfait / μ’ s 2nd Grade Strawberry Parfait / μ’ s 3rd Grade Muscat Parfait 

    Phase 2: Aquors 1st Grade Banana Parfait / Aquors 2nd Grade Strawberry Parfait / Aquors 3rd Grade Muscat Parfait

    Phase 3 / Phase 4: Dessert Menus to be announced soon

     

     

    Get Special Freebies for Each Order

    Phase 1: Drink Coaster / Food Coaster / Parfait Coaster

    Phase 2: Drink Coaster / Food Coaster / Parfait Coaster

    Phase 3 / Phase 4: Freebies to be announced soon

    Love Live! Character Birthday Cards

    Kotori Minami – September 12

    Riko Sakurauchi – September 19

    Ruby Kurosawa – September 21

    Sumire Heanna – September 28

    Shioriko Mifune – October 5

    Eli Ayase – October 21

    Rin Hoshizora – November 1

     

    Limited-time Merchandise

     

    Releasing: September 4, 2021

    Art Panel (μ’ s Thanksgiving 2020 ~ONLINE~, 10 designs, random) / Art Panel (Aqours Thanksgiving 2020 ~ONLINE~, 10 designs, random) / Art Panel (Nijigasaki Thanksgiving 2020 ~ONLINE~, 11 designs, random): ¥660 each (Tax Included)

    Art Panel (μ’ s Makeup Magic, 9 designs, random): ¥660 each (Tax Included) / Chibi Acrylic Key Rings (μ’ s Thanksgiving Festival 2020 ~ONLINE~, 9 designs, random): ¥770 each (Tax Included) / Acrylic Stands (μ’ s Teru Teru Bozu, 9 designs): ¥1,320 each (Tax Included)

    Releasing: September 18, 2021

    Art Panel (Aqours Cat Cafe, 9 designs, random): ¥660 each (Tax Included) / Chibi Acrylic Key Rings (Aqours Thanksgiving Festival 2020 ~ONLINE~, 9 designs, random): ¥770 each (Tax Included) / Acrylic Stands (Aqours Spring Fairy, 9 designs): ¥1,320 each (Tax Included)

     

     

    Bonus Merch for Every ¥2,000 Spent

    Limited-edition clear photos, 4 designs: Available September 4 – September 17

    Limited-edition clear photos, 4 designs: Available September 18 – October 1

    Phase 3 / Phase 4: Bonus merch to be announced

     

     

     

    Which Love Live! character’s merch would you be after?

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  • Experience “Love” with All Five Senses at Disney Princess Exhibition, Visiting Fukuoka, Osaka in 2022

    30.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The WHAT IS LOVE? -Sparkling Secrets of the Princess’ World- exhibition, based on “Courage and Kindness” and held to commemorate the Global Princess Celebration, is currently touring in Tokyo and Nagoya. The event has announced that the next venue will be in the Fukuoka Asian Museum from January 2, 22. The exhibit will be held in Osaka in Summer 2022.

     

    In addition, the Disney Princess Exhibition VR, currently being held at Docomo Shop D Garden in Nagoya, will move to the Docomo Shop Grand Front in Osaka from September 12, 2021, with ticket reservations currently being accepted.

     

     

     Original Goods Samples

     

     

    Earl Gray Tea: ¥1,296 (Tax Included)

     2 Pocket Mirror File (A4, Key Visual): ¥462 (Tax Included)

     Framed Poster (A3, Princess Aurora) ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

     Room Fragrance (Jasmine) ¥5,280 (Tax Included)

     

     

    The concept of the exhibition is WHAT IS LOVE, reflecting the title. At the exhibition, you can learn more about the “Love” that made each Princess shine throughout their story, featuring 12 Princesses: Snow White from Snow White, Cinderella from Cinderella, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine from Aladdin, Pocahontas from Pocahontas, Mulan from Mulan, Tina from Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel from Tangled, Merida from Brave, and Moana from Moana.

     

    The exhibition consists of six areas where you can experience “Love” as taught by Disney Princess, using video, digital technology, music, and fragrances to stimulate all five senses. By experiencing the exhibition, your own world will begin to shine as you learn more about the various types of “Love” that can be felt towards your soulmate, family, friends, and yourself. 

     

    A selection of popular exhibition original goods are currently on sale at the Tokyo venue (Shibuya Marui) and the Nagoya venue (JR Nagoya Takashimaya).  They can also be purchased through the official online shop, so don’t miss out!

     

  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid to Collaborate with At Home Maid Cafe

    27.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Maid cafe At Home in Akihabara is collaborating with Kyoto Animation’s new anime series Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S for a limited-time crossover cafe starting September 1. Original menu items and special merch will be on sale during this month-long period.

     

    Food Menu

    I love you, Miss Kobayashi! Tohru’s Omurice: ¥1,400 (Tax Included)

     

    Let’s play together! Mogu Mogu Lunch: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

    Eat while you game! Jet-black Sweet Curry: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

    The more we fight, the closer we get? Let’s have seconds Parfait: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

     

    Magic power up?! Secret Apple Pie: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

     

    Classic Candies a la mode: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

    Special Drinks: Tohru/Kanna/Elma/Lucoa/Ilulu: ¥800 each (Tax Included)

     

     

    Bonuses

     

    Original Placemat

    Coasters

     

     

    Shop Decorations

     

    Entrance Tapesty

    Interior Tapestries

     

     

    Original Collaboration Uniforms

    Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S Uniform (Tohru Color)

    Kanna and Elma Color Uniforms

     

    Special Merchandise

     

    First Release: September 1, 2021

     

    B2-size Tapestry: ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

     

    Luggage Tag: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)

     

     

    Second Release: September 18, 2021

     

    Tote Bag: ¥4,400 (Tax Included)

     

     

    At Home Cafe, celebrating its 17th anniversary this month, has been collaborating with a number of characters and properties. Kyoto Animation’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S began airing in July, and has amassed legions of fans both in Japan and abroad with its collection of adorable characters and hilarious universe.

     

    For this new maid cafe collaboration, Kyoto Animation provided new illustrations of the show’s five main characters: Tohru, Kanna, Elma, Lucoa, and Ilulu. World-famous designer Keita Maruyama designed the staff’s new uniforms, inspired by the characters!

     

    Customers who order a special food and drink set during the event period will get a limited-edition placemat. Those who order a character’s drink will receive a coaster featuring that character’s face. The shop will feature various tapestries and visuals from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S throughout the space.

     

    All goods will be sold at the At Home Cafe Shop Akihabara and the At Home Web Shop. Maids at the cafe will wear one of three special uniforms each day–Tohru, Kanna, and Elma–so guests will want to come back to see them all!

    (C)Coolkyousinnjya・Futabasha/Dragon Maid Production Committee

  • Stop-motion Series Pui Pui Molcar Gets Collaboration Cafe for Limited-Time

    24.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / Uncategorized

    Adorable stop-motion series Pui Pui Molcar is getting a limited-time cafe run! The Mogu Mogu Molcar Restaurant will open in four areas–Tokyo, Osaka, Shizuoka, and Sendai–starting September 2. 

     

    Main Visual

     

    Those who reserve a seat early will receive a randomly-selected sticker. (5 designs.)

    For each drink ordered, guests will receive a random paper coaster. (5 designs)



     

    Menu

    Who Caused the Traffic Jam? PUIPUI Temarizushi: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)

    Cat Rescuing Operation – Meat! Meat! Pasta: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)

    Zombies and Lunch Green Curry: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)

    Pui Pui Racing Salad: ¥1,210 (Tax Included)

    Time Molcar Stew: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

    It’s a Prank? It’s Tiramisu: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)

    Mission Impossible Pancakes: ¥1,430 (Tax Included)

    Everything is a Surprise Box Cake: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

    Angelic Parfait: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

    Let’s Molcar Party Drinks: ¥880 each (Tax Included)

    Masked Shiromo Cafe Latte: ¥990 (Tax Included)

    Chewing Chewing Popcorn Smoothie: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)

     

     

     

    Original Merchandise

    Acrylic Keychains (5 designs): ¥700 (Tax Included)

    Pins (5 designs): ¥450 each (Tax Included)

    Acrylic Stands (5 designs): ¥1,100 each (Tax Included)

    Mug: ¥1,800 (Tax Included) / Tag Roll: ¥800 (Tax Included)

    Neck Strap: (5 designs): ¥1,700 each

    Drawstring Pouch: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

     

    Pui Pui Molcar is the first animated television series directed by Asaki Misato, and has captured the hearts of children and adults alike with it’s short episodes and fluffy characters. The series began broadcasting in January 2021, and in only the first week, the official Molcar Twitter page exceeded 100,000 followers. The show is available on Netflix in the west, and is being rebroadcast in Japan each Tuesday morning on TV Tokyo. 

     

    The cafe menu utilizes each episode’s title, and guests can enjoy reliving their favorite moments of the show through artfully-plated dishes. 

     

    What would you order at the cafe? 

     

     

     

    ©Tomoki Misato JGHShin-Ei AnimationMolcars

     

     

  • Upcoming The Prince of Tennis CG Film Inspires Limited-Time Cafe

    21.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro will be hosting a special cafe inspired by the upcoming The Prince of Tennis film, releasing in theaters September 3. The cafe will run from September 3 until October 14. 

     

    The Prince of Tennis ran in the popular manga magazine Shonen Jump from 1999 until 2008, and found incredible popularity in Japan. It was adapted into an anime series in 2001, running for 178 episodes, and has also been transformed into 15 stage musicals, a live-action film, a radio show, multiple video games, and more. The upcoming 3DCG film was announced in 2019. 

     

    In a teaser image released to promote the special cafe, main character Ryoma appears beside other characters from the series in an adorable tiny style. More details about the menu and goods offered will be revealed soon, so keep an eye out for an update!

     

    What goods are you hoping to see sold at the cafe? 

     

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  • Kirby POP☆UP Shop Opening In Osaka LUCUA 1100

    13.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    A Kirby POP☆UP Shop will be opening in Osaka’s LUCUA 1100 1F Isetan Seasonal Selection from August 11th.

     

    Shop Sample (photo from Nagoya autumn event.)

     

     

    The shelves are covered in adorable Kirby goods, while the store has been decked out in fun, Kirby-esque summer motifs. You can even find items from the mature and simple  PLAYFUL KIRBY series or the colorful and stylish KIRBY’S FABRICS series! 

    You can also spot Kirby playing as a train, with PU-PU-PU-TRAIN goods available to purchase.

     

    There will be free gifts available for customers too; Customers who spend over ¥2,200 (Tax Included) will be eligible for a special Kirby POP☆UP Shop postcard. 

    These are only available in limited quantities, so get them while you can!

     

     

     

    © Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc. KB21-P3040​

  • CLOUDY Opens Africa-Themed Apparel Event Inside Hakata Hankyu

    31.July.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    Apparel brand CLOUDY opened a pop-up event at the Media Stage on the first floor of Hakata Hankyu on July 28 which will run until August 3.

    Hakata Hankyu exclusive tee design

    CLOUDY was established with the goal of creating education and employment opportunities in Africa. Part of its proceeds are donated to the NPO Doooooooo.

     

    At the event, CLOUDY will be selling a collection of apparel made using traditional weaving techniques from Ghana, such as handmade baskets which take two weeks to make, quilted bags with African prints, hand-woven canvas tote bags made from eco-friendly fabrics, tees made out of recycled materials, and more, all colourful for the spring and summer seasons. A limited-edition Hakata Hankyu tee will also be available to purchase.

  • As part of their AniCook project which gets people to enjoy anime through cooking, CookpadTV have announced that the 7th series they are collaborating with is Pretty Boy Detective Club. The collaboration includes a food menu inspired by the series that will be served on the 5th floor of Shinsaibashi PARCO in Osaka from August 19 to September 5.

     

    Food

    Trump Demi Hamburger / Hagoita Chirashi Chahan

     

    Desserts

    Starry Sky Cream Pancakes / Yubiwa Academy Middle School Gateau Chocolate / Auditorium Cheesecake

     

    Drinks

     

    Manabu’s Assam Blue Moon Tea / Nagahiro’s English Breakfast Sesame Tea / Michiru’s Earl Grey Acerola Tea / Hyota’s Ceylon Mango Tea / Sosaku’s Darjeeling Hazelnut Tea

    Get 1 of 5 stickers with every food and dessert order, and 1 of 5 postcards when ordering a drink

     

    Exclusive merchandise

    Acrylic Stands | 5 Designs

    Acrylic Keyrings | 5 Designs

    Acrylic Coasters | 5 Designs

    Pins | 5 Designs

    The dishes and drinks on the menu were created to get people enjoying food more. The cafe is also selling a range of exclusive merchandise both at the cafe and online.

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