7 Character Themed Cafés Running in August 2019

07.August.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

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 June 2019 list of character cafés as some of them are still running!

 

 

Sanrio x Ichigo Shimbun Collaboration – Ichigo Shimbun Dinder (July 11-September 30)

Ichigo Shimbun is a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise and much more. Sanrio has opened a café themed on their magazine at EGG & SPUMA which located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST. “Vacation” is the theme of the café where Sanrio fans can enjoy a summery food menu. Enjoy a fun summer together with the Sanrio characters♡

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/230790

 

▼Ichigo Shimbun Diner
Location: EGG & SPUMA, Shinjuku Lumine EST Floor 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Running: July 11, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Business Hours: Weekdays 11:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00) / Weekends & Holidays 11:00-22:30 (Last Orders 21:30)
TEL: 03-6273-0255
Website: http://salt-group.jp/shop/egg-spuma/

 

AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY – AAA Cafés in Tokyo & Osaka (July 19-September 1)

AAA’s collaborative café is themed on midsummer city pop. Their seasonal menu features drinks, desserts and more inspired by each respective colour of the group members. If you dine at the café you’ll get yourself a special lunch mat, and if you order a drink, you’ll get an original drink coaster. There’s plenty of other exclusive AAA café merchandise too, so if you’re a fan of the pop group then this is one you won’t want to miss out on this summer!

 

▼AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY

Running

Omotesando (Tokyo): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Shinsaibashi (Osaka): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019

 

Location

Tokyo: OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE (Pine Under Flat B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

Osaka: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kita-Horie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

 

Reservations

・Table reservations for August 1 to September 1 opened on July 12 at 18:00 (JST)

・Reservation Price: ¥650 (Before Tax) *Comes with bonus merchandise

AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY Official Website: https://aaa-cafe-2019.jp

AAA Official Website: https://avex.jp/aaa/

 

Bonobono & Pompompurin’s First Ever Café Collaboration (July 11-September 1)

The Harajuku, Umeda and Yokohama branches of the Pompompurin Café have teamed up with the beloved anime character Bonobono to release four menu items themed on playing together at the beach.

 

Both Bonobono and Pompompurin fans alike won’t be able to resist the cute and delicious dishes being served at the cafes this summer.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/231395

 

Pompompurin Café 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)

Pompompurin Café 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)

Pompompurin Café Yokohama

Address: Yokohama Sotetsu Square, 2-1-5 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi

Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)

 

Bonobono Official Website: http://www.bonoanime.jp/

Pompompurin Café Official Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com

©Mikio Igarashi /Takeshobo, Fuji TV, Eiken © 1996, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S601363

 

Astronaut Snoopy Soars Up Tokyo Skytree (July 18-October 14)

Tokyo Skytree is now holding the FIRST BEAGLE IN SKYTREE® event in collaboration with the astronaut version of Snoopy which appeared in the original comic 50 years ago.

 

Every astronaut needs a good meal to keep them going. Head to the SKYTREE CAFE on the Tembo Deck on floor 340F and enjoy a selection of themed desserts, drinks and more. Astronaut Snoopy decorations line the cafe where you can get limited-edition novelties too. Soar into and learn all about space this summer with your pal Snoopy♡

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/232293

 

FIRST BEAGLE IN SKYTREE®

Running: July 18, 2019 – October 14, 2019

Location: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria

*A separate fee must be paid to to enter the Tokyo Skytree Tembo Galleria

Tokyo Skytree Official Website: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

Snoopy Japan Website: http://www.snoopy.co.jp/

©2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

©TOKYO-SKYTREE

 

Gaspard & Lisa x Afternoon Tea TEAROOM (July 25-August 28)

The Koshigaya Laketown kaze, LaLaport Yokohama, Terrace Mall Shonan, and Nagoya LACHIC branches of the Afternoon Tea TEAROOM have joined hands with the French picture book series Gaspard and Lisa to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

 

The tea shops have been decorated with a special Gaspard and Lisa theme. There are photo spots at each cafe, and in the Nagoya LACHIC branch there is even a book corner with 20 books from the series. This is the perfect place to enjoy a special summer meal with your family, so don’t miss out!

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/233786

 

▼Lisa and Gaspard Collaboration

Running: July 25, 2019 – August 28, 2019

Afternoon Tea Official Website: https://www.afternoon-tea.net/

Lisa and Gaspard Official Website: http://www.lisagas.jp/

©2019 Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben / Hachette Livre

 

Koupen-chan Café in Shinjuku & Shinsaibashi (August 8-September 23)

The baby emperor penguin Koupen-chan, who is often the go-to sticker for many Twitter and LINE users in Japan, is illustrated by the well-known RURUTEA. Many of these social media users turn to the relaxing, soft and cuddly penguin to send soothing words of encouragement and a fuzzy hug to their loved ones. No wonder our adorable penguin has over 300,000 followers on Twitter.

 

The café returns from 2017 with a refreshed image which plunges deeper into the depths of Koupen chan’s affectionate world. There are even more features packed into this year’s collaboration menu. No matter what you order, your table will be overflowing with adorable penguin love.

 

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/241560

 

▼Koupen-chan Café 2019 Summer

Tokyo Cafe

Location: SHIBUYA BOX CAFE&SPACE (Shibuya LOFT Floor 2F, 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo)

Running: August 8, 2019 – September 23, 2019

 

Osaka Café

Location: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kita-Horie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

Running: September 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019

 

Reservation Price: ¥500 (includes a complementary souvenir for making the reservation)

*A limit of 4 seats can be reserved through 1 reservation.

Official Website: https://koupenchan-cafe2019.jp/

©RURUTEA

 

Did you enjoy this list? Be sure to visit a character café while in Japan this summer.

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    The Pokémon Cafe in Nihonbashi is introducing a new Snorlax plate―inspired by the huge Snorlax that is sitting outside Pokémon Center Tokyo DX―and Poké Ball dessert bowl to its menu on August 10. These will be served with certain dishes in the cafe and can also be bought as merchandise there too so you can use them at home.

    Snorlax’s Stomach-Filling Afternoon Nap Lunch Plate – ¥1,922 (Tax Included)

    If you want a satisfied belly like Snorlax then you’ll want to order the hearty lunch plate. And after that you can take a nice afternoon nap. Just make sure not to block any routes or anything!

    I Choose You!! Poké Ball Dessert Bowl – ¥1,706 (Tax Included)

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    Ingredients: Berry flavoured jelly, strawberry spongecake, strawberries, wafers, whipped cream, crepe, mint

    Pokémon Café Snorlax Plate – ¥2,160 (Tax Included)

    Pokémon Café Poké Ball Donburi Bowl – ¥2,160 (Tax Included)

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  • 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!

  • 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

  • Night Party at Harajuku’s Conveyor-Belt Dessert Cafe Ron Ron for 20 Year Olds Only

    03.August.2019 | FASHION / FOOD

    MAISON ABLE Cafe Ron Ron is a popular conveyor-belt dessert cafe in Harajuku. We visited the cafe last year when it had just dropped, so be sure to check out our cover story if you want more information.

     

    The cafe has just announced a night party that is exclusive to those in their 20’s. Titled “Cafe Ron Ron 20ty’s Night Party -PINK FRIDAY- supported by MAISON ABLE,” the event began yesterday and will run every night up to September 27.

    Customers can enjoy all-you-can-eat unlimited snacks for just ¥500 with no time restrictions. For an additional fee, you can also pick from the food menu which features 5 dishes and order from the drinks menu which includes alcohol.

    Everything on the food and drinks menu is ¥500 too, making it a delicious bargain!

    Desserts are served at varying time slots from 19:00. Depending on what time you arrive or decide to start eating the menu will change which is all part of the fun!

    The cafe has also teamed up with the fashion rental shop airCloset next door so customers can enjoy dining at Cafe Ron Ron while wearing a yukata.

    You can even continue wearing the kimono after you’ve eaten so you can stroll the streets of Harajuku, go to nearby festivals and more for an exciting day out in Japan’s youth and culture hub. The yukata can be rented by people of all ages – full details on the websites below.

  • Support Japan’s National Rugby Team With Cherry Blossom Popcorn & Cheetos

    02.August.2019 | FOOD

    To promote support of the Brave Blossoms―Japan’s National Rugby Union Team (JNRU)―Mike Popcorn and Cheetos are teaming up with them to release limited edition packaged products on August 26.

    Mike Popcorn Japan National Rugby Team Salted Sakura Shrimp – ¥125 (Before Tax)

    The JNRU are known for their trademark cherry blossom emblem and red and white striped uniforms, so Mike Popcorn are releasing salted sakura shrimp flavour popcorn with these very motifs.

    Cheetos Japan National Rugby Team Pollock Roe Cheese – ¥125 (Before Tax)

    Cheetos are a global brand sold in over 40 countries worldwide. This exclusive flavour forms a tight scrum of ingredients, perfectly combining rich cheese and delicious Pollock roe into a crunchy snack. Like with Mike Popcorn, Cheetos have created a beautiful packaging with cherry blossom flowers as well as Chester Cheetah showing his support by donning the iconic jersey.

     

    Which pack do you want to try most to show your support for Japan in the Rugby World Cup?

     

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    Japanese roomwear company gelato pique is collaborating with the popular Peanuts comics to release a new Snoopy themed collection on May 14, 2020. The summer line-up is inspired by 70’s and 80’s colours blended into soft attire that feels super good on the skin for lounging about your home in.

     

    ′SMOOTHIE’ LOGO KNIT

    Jagged Parker – ¥7,200 / Jagged Short Pants – ¥4,800 (All Before Tax)

    These two items are made from gelato pique’s popular “SMOOTHIE” fabric which is soft to the touch. They feature a pop design with Snoopy logo’d on the front.

    HOMME Jagged Parker – ¥8,200 / HOMME Jagged Pullover – ¥7,400 / HOMME Jagged Pants – ¥6,000 (All Before Tax)

    Jagged Junior Parker – ¥6,400 / Jagged Junior Short Pants – ¥4,400 (All Before Tax)

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    PRINTED SHIRTS PAJAMA

    Shirt – ¥6,200 / Short Pants – ¥4,400 / Room Shoes – ¥3,200 (All Before Tax)

    Featuring patterns all over, this individual item set is perfect for the spring and summer season. Each piece is made from a mix of recycled cotton that make it feel super comfortable to wear.

    HOMME Shirt – ¥6,400 / HOMME Half Pants – ¥5,400 / Shirt – ¥6,200 / Short Pants – ¥4,400 (All Before Tax)

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    Merch For Snoopy Fans

    SLEEP Tissue Case – ¥4,800 (Before Tax)

    Eco Cup – ¥1,000 (Before Tax)

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  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pompompurin Cheese Tarts

    17.May.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    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 today’s recipe, I’ll be showing you how I made a batch of Pompompurin cheese tarts made using store-bought tart cups.

     

    Ingredients (Makes 9-10)

    9-10 store bought tart cups
    200g cream cheese (brought to room temperature)
    20-30g sugar
    1 egg yolk
    50ml fresh cream
    8g potato starch (katakuriko)
    Vanilla beans to taste (can be substituted for vanilla extract)
    1 tbsp lemon juice

     

    Step 1


    Pour the following ingredients into a bowl in this order: cream cheese→sugar→egg yolk→vanilla beans→fresh cream→potato starch. Mix well. Make sure when you put the potato starch in last that you sprinkle it thinly.

     

    Step 2
    Bake the tart cups in an oven at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes. If you don’t have store-bought cups, you can use small cocotte dishes.

     

    Step 3

    Leave to cool. Now you can start drawing the face.

    For the hat I used sliced chocolate, for the ears sliced cheese, and for the facial features a chocolate pen.

    Once you’ve drawn the face, it’s time to tuck in!

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to 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 → @kaopan72

  • 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking: Top 10 Characters Of Second Round-Up Revealed

    13.May.2020 | FASHION

    The 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking awards began on April 10. Voting is now open and is set to run until May 25. The second round up of votes was revealed today for the current Top 10 characters.

    The first place contender has not changed from the first round-up of votes: Cinnamoroll still sits atop the throne for now. The fluffy white rabbit hasn’t seen No. 1 for two years but has won overall in 1st place twice in the past. In 2nd place is Pompompurin, while Pocchaco is in 3rd. It seems the Top 3 hasn’t changed since the first round-up. One surprising name to see however is YOSHIKITTY who wasn’t in the Top 10 of the first round-up and has already climbed to 5th place. Hello Kitty, who was last year’s reigning champion, has dropped down to 7th place. It’s looking to be a fierce fight, and there’s still just under two weeks to vote, so there’s no telling how this will all pan out.

     

    Votes are set to close on May 25, with final announcements being declared on June 9 at 11:00am (JST).

     

    1st Place: Cinnamoroll

    “Thank you everyone for all of your support! All of your love is really encouraging. I’m practicing singing and dancing at home and growing vegetables in my garden. I can’t wait to see you all. Stay healthy☆” (Translated by MMN from Japanese)

     

    2nd Place: Pompompurin

    “Thanks for your support. It’s lonely not being able to see you, but your support gives me life! I’m eating snacks,and  taking afternoon naps (which is my favourite thing to do). I’ll be super big when I see all of you! I can’t wait to see you. Please keep supporting me.” (Translated by MMN from Japanese)

     

    3rd Place: Pochacco

    “Thanks for all of your support, everyone! It’s super sad not getting to see you all, but I’m looking forward to see you again with smiling faces. I’m eating way too much banana ice cream and being careful not to get chubby. Keep supporting me in the second half of the fight too.” (Translated by MMN from Japanese)

     

    There are messages in Japanese from the other Top 10 characters together with pictures over on the official Sanrio Character Ranking Twitter page.

     

    Have you cast your vote yet? Who are you fighting for this year?

     

    *Please note that due to the effects of COVID-19, select Sanrio stores are temporarily closed. More details can be found on Sanrio’s official website.

  • Baskin-Robbins Launches Snoopy Collaboration Centred On the Peanuts Characters

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    Baskin-Robbins launched its collaboration with Snoopy on Thursday which is set to run until June 2, 2020. The collaboration includes a flavour inspired by Snoopy’s favourite chocolate chip, a Snoopy Sundae, and much more. What better way to start the summer early than with the adorable Snoopy?

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Fun: Single Regular Size ¥390 (Tax Included) / Serving: From April 25, 2020 while supplies last

    Chocolate chip is Snoopy’s favourite, and this ice cream flavour represents that. It’s a mix of butter and caramel flavoured vanilla ice cream laced with fat chocolate chips. If you don’t eat it quickly and Snoopy sees you, he must just steal it from you!

    Snoopy Double Cup: Small Double ¥490 (Tax Included), Regular Double ¥710 (Tax Included) / Serving: May 7, 2020 – June 2, 2020

    The double cups lets you pick two ice cream flavours of your choice. The cups feature cute designs of the Peanuts characters – there are three in total.

    Snoopy Sundae: ¥500 (Tax Included) / Serving: May 7, 2020 – June 2, 2020

    The Snoopy Sundae lets you pick a small ice cream serving of your choice, and that’s then topped with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkling of chocolate chips, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, chocolate chip cookies, a chocolate red heart, and a chocolate Snoopy and Belle. Make sure you don’t forget to snap an Instagram picture of this before tucking in.

    Snoopy Shake: ¥620 (Tax Included) / Serving: May 7, 2020 – June 2, 2020

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    Variety Pack of 6 Flavours With Snoopy Cooler Pouch: Small ¥1,750 (Tax Included), Regular ¥2,330 (Tax Included) / Serving: May 7, 2020 – June 2, 2020

    The takeout variety pack lets you pick six flavours, and it’s boxed in a beautiful Snoopy dog house box. The pack also comes with a cute limited edition cooler pouch. This pack is sure to get you and your friends smiling.

     

    Stay cool this spring with Snoopy.

     

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  • Snoopy Museum to Release 7 Museum-Exclusive Original Snoopy Films On Instagram

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    Snoopy Museum Tokyo has been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but people around the world can now enjoy some content from the museum with the daily release of the films.

     

    *Snoopy Museum Tokyo is an official annex of the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, US.

     

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  • With the world on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, everybody is cooped up indoors and spending time at home. If you’re looking for something new to watch or listen to, then we’ve got you covered. MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON has compiled a list of 11 Japanese artists who have or are planning to post live footage of their full concerts and performances on YouTube.

     

    The future looks uncertain as it is right now, so in the meantime let’s find time to do the things we enjoy and stay positive as we get through this together.

     

    ONE OK ROCK

    ONE OK ROCK are set to premiere 6 of their past concerts on YouTube from 2014-2018. They will be the full performances with no cuts and will not be archived, so mark your calendars and be sure to tune in when they drop.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313887

    ONE OK ROCK’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ONEOKROCKchannel

     

    ARASHI

    ARASHI has posted a full concert taken from his “untitled” tour which ran from November 2017 to January 2018. “Untitled” is the theme of the tour which looked towards ARASHI of the future. The stage set up and incredible performance are absolute must-sees.

     

    ARASHI’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP7Gw_YZAuh4Yg2fcdcuumQ/

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is in the middle of posting 100 videos of her live performances which will be available to watch for a limited time between April 14 to May 17 this year. The videos are being released as a part of the at-home entertainment #ouchiasobi (“Play At Home”) project launched by ASOBISYSTEM, the agency that Kyary is signed to. Now you can have fun too with Kyary by bringing her concerts into your home.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313974

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/kyarypamyupamyutv

     

    AAA

    AAA’s performance at Saitama Super Arena was a highlight of their 2013 tourーa tour which took them to see 150,000 fans across Japan. The full show is now available to watch on YouTube until April 30, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), so be sure to check it out.

     

    avex’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/avexnetwork/

     

    RADWIMPS

    RADWIMPS have posted some content from their recently-released live DVD and Blu-ray ANTI ANTI GENERATION TOUR 2019 onto their YouTube channel. Feel part of the crowd with the following thrilling performance.

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/290378

    RADWIMPS’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/radwimpsstaff/

     

    Taichi Mukai

    Taichi Mukai recently posted a video of his performance of his popular song Reset. The song was written as the first ending theme for the anime series Run with the Wind.

     

    Taichi Mukai’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/0313taichi/

     

    Official HIGE DANdism

    Official HIGE DANdism’s performance of I LOVE… at Pacifico Yokohama, which was held on February 10, 2020 as part of their “Travelers” tour, is available to listen to on Apple Music. This is another one that makes you feel part of the experience.

     

    Apple Music “I LOVE…” Pacifico Yokohama (2020.02.10)

     

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    TK posted a video on his YouTube channel of footage taken from his live performance at Landmark Studio in Yokohama. His live band line-up includes the familiar faces BOBO (Drums) and Sato Honoka (Violin) as well as Yoshida Ichiro Untouchable World (Bass) who was a support member for TK last year, Hiroko Sebu (Piano) who provided her piano playing on TK’s single katharsis from last year, and Masao Watanabe (Cello).

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/178674

    Ling Tosite Sigure’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sigureSMEJ/

     

    amazarashi

    amazarashi dropped a trailer last year for his live DVD and Blu-ray release Mirai ni Narenakatta Subete no Yoru ni. His self-cover of Long Hope Philiaーthe theme song of the anime film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and fifth ending theme of the My Hero Academia anime seriesーis a must-see!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/270910

    amazarashi’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/amazarashiSMEJ/

     

    Suchmos

    A live performance of Suchmos’s hugely popular Mint. It features footage backstage from the band’s tours across three years.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/207422

    Suchmos’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ3U5YJLWUr3VmQsO48jcQg/

     

    Superfly

    Here’s a live music video of Superfly’s song Kakusei, the theme for the anime movie Promare. The video uses live footage taken from Superfly’s arena tour which incorporates gorgeous CG imagery.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/288707

    Superfly’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/superfly/

  • 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking: Top 10 Characters Of Week One Revealed

    16.April.2020 | FASHION

    The 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking awards began on April 10. Voting is now open and is set to run until May 25. The first round up of votes was revealed today, compiling all of the votes between April 10 at 10:00 (JST) to April 12 at 23:59 (JST).

     

    Cinnamoroll Takes The Cake & Pochacco Climbs To 3rd Place

    Taking the top spot for the first flash round up of votes is Cinnamoroll, who hasn’t seen No. 1 for two years but has won overall in 1st place twice in the past. Pompompurin is currently in 2nd place, up from 3rd place last year. But the big contender to watch right now is Pochacco who was in 5th place last year but is up to 3rd place as of right now. The tension continues to run high as past veterans are making their way up the list too, including My Melody who is celebrating her 45th anniversary this year, the Little Twin Stars, and Hello Kitty who dominated at 1st place last year.

     

    Voting is open worldwide. For more details on how to vote, check here: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313162

     

    Sub Competition: Guess Who Will Rank From 1st to 80th Place

    A sub competition of the ranking is also being held this year which asks people to try and guess the order in which the 80 nominees will place. There are four categories you can win in, such as “Who Will Rank 1st Place” and “20 Correct Guesses.” The ultimate category is is for those who guess all 1-80 correctly. That person will win a golden statue of their favourite character worth 1 million yen, a seat to see the Sanrio Puroland Parade, a special dinner themed on your favourite character, and lots of other exciting prizes.

  • Cast Your Votes Overseas For the 2020 Sanrio Character Awards

    12.April.2020 | FASHION

    The 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking awards began on April 10. Voting is now open and is set to run until May 25.

    This year marks the 35th run of the annual Sanrio Character Ranking. Eighty of Sanrio’s 450+ characters have been chosen as entrants for 2020. Fans will cast their votes for their favourite character who will be ranked by how many votes they receive.

     

    The theme of this year’s ranking centres on fans cheering for characters who they have always loved and who have always been by their sides through the years. It’s a chance to let the character you love know that you are cheering them on. So that even more people can enjoy the Sanrio Character Ranking in 2020, Sanrio plans to feature lots of fun online content for people to get involved with online at home. Voting is also open to people around the world. The official Twitter page of the Sanrio Character Ranking will also be holding quizzes in Japanese as well as releasing bite-sized pieces of information about participating characters.

     

    Who are the big contenders to look out for this year?

    Hello Kitty won the 2019 Sanrio Character Awards, which we previously covered. She has won six times in the past. Will she blossom once more in 2020? Or will Cinnamoroll, who took the crown in 2017 and 2018, reign as champion this year? Or perhaps Pochacco will take everyone by surprise having climbed up the ranking in recent years, making it to 5th place last year. It’s sure to be another heated battle this year.

    Hello Kitty’s twin sister Hello Mimmy is a first-time entrant this year. Speaking about her sister’s win last year, Mimmy said: “Thank you so much for so many votes for Kitty last year! She was celebrating her 45th anniversary that year, so I was super-duper happy! Me, her twin sister Mimmy, will be joining too this year for the first time. I said already how nervous I am, so please cheer me and my sister on!” It will be interesting to see where Kitty and Mimmy fall on the list in relation to each other.

     

    How to Vote

    1: Sanrio Character Ranking Website
    Cast your vote on PC, smartphone, or tablet via the official website by picking your favourite character. You can cast one vote for one character per day.
    Voting Period: April 10, 2020 at 10:00 (JST) to May 25, 2020 at 00:00 (JST)
    *You can vote outside Japan

    *Voting page available in English, Japanese, and Traditional/Simplified Chinese

    2: Sanrio Online Shop
    After purchasing something from Sanrio’s online shop, pick the character you want to cheer on via the banner visible on the completed purchase page. This gets you 18 votes for your character.
    Voting Period: April 10, 2020 at 10:00 (JST) to May 25, 2020 at 12:00 (JST)

    *The amount you spend doesn’t affect your vote. Every transaction gives one character 18 votes.

    *If you cancel your order, your votes will become invalid.

     

     

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  • Sanrio’s Adorable Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll Characters Turn Into Tasty Desserts at Convenience Stores in Japan

    02.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Confectionery company Domremy has baked Sanrio’s popular characters Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll into delicious desserts which released at supermarkets and select convenience stores in Japan on April 1. The desserts include “Pompompurin Tart,” “Pompompurin Crepe,” and “Cinnamoroll Parfait.”

     

    The desserts are also wrapped in cute packaging with designs of the characters, making it look like Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll really have been turned into tasty treats!

    Pompompurin Tart

    This homemade tart has an eggy flavour to it, with Purin’s cute face and butt plastered on both the front and back. There are four possible facial expressions you can get your hands on.

    Cinnamoroll Parfait

    The custard mousse in this parfait is laced with strawberry whipped cream, and our little snug Cinnamoroll is made from milk pudding and more whipped cream. There are three possible facial expressions to find.

    Pompompurin Crepe

    The Pompompurin crepes are filled with whipped cream, Japanese custard pudding, and caramel sauce. There are four different packaging prints to find, all showcasing just how kawaii Pompompurin can be.

  • Cute Pompompurin Puddings to be Released in Collaboration With Pastel

    29.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Desserts brand Pastel is collaborating with popular Sanrio character Pompompurin to release a selection of puddings at Pastel stores around Japan for the whole month of April.

     

    Pastel prides itself on the smooth texture of its purinーa type of Japanese custard pudding. The company will celebrate Pompompurin’s birthday, which falls on April 16, with a line of 4 adorable Pompompurin desserts.

    Pompompurin’s Mini Pudding – ¥380 (Before Tax)

    The classic style of Japanese custard pudding, smooth and topped with whipped cream. It’s finished with a cute sprinkled design of Pompompurin.

    Soft and Fluffy Pompompurin – ¥450 (Before Tax)

    Pompompurin is looking cute in this one as he pokes his head out of the caramel-drizzled and marshmallow-topped pudding.

    Pompompurin’s À La Mode – ¥600 (Before Tax)

    Served in an original design cup branded with Pompompurin’s adorable face, this à la mode includes a pudding topped with an orange slice and cherry.

    Pompompurin’s Chiffon – ¥2,200 (Before Tax)

    This fluffy chiffon cake is about 15 meters across in size, and is made with pudding cream, glazed in caramel sauce, and topped with a Pompompurin who’s just taking a little rest. *Available on weekends only

    Shopper Bag Design (Available while supplies last)

    When you order any of these desserts, you’ll receive an exclusive Pastel x Pompompurin collaborative bag which makes for a great gift or souvenir to friends.

     

    Don’t miss out on these tasty Pompompurin treats.

  • Harajuku’s Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe Entertains Customers With Projection Mapping

    28.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    “HARAJUKU AR BOX -table projection mapping cafe-,” a cafe in Harajuku whose name speaks for itself, has announced its second collaboration with Rilakkuma to bring the new Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe which will open for a limited time from April 3, 2020 to June 28, 2020.

     

    The cafe’s first collaboration with Rilakkuma was in December last year. It was called “Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror” and earned itself many fans for its cute food and decor, but especially for its interactive tables which used projection mapping technology to have Rilakkuma and friends running around people’s tables.

     

    Harajuku’s Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror | Food Review: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/284456

     

    Fruit is the theme of the new Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe, which follows that Chairoikoguma and the other characters have gathered lots of nutritious fruit to fill up the belly of hungry Rilakkuma.

     

    Food

    Rilakkuma’s Fruit Salad – ¥1,590

    Get your fill of refreshing fruit from this fruit salad plate which has Rilakkuma poking his cute face out from behind it all. When you order this dish, you’ll need to touch the fruits that appear on the table to give them to Rilakkuma.

    Korilakkuma’s Apple Cheese Gratin – ¥1,690

    A combination of hot apple and melted cheese, you’ll find yourself addicted to the sweet and sour mix of flavours. Pick lots of apples with Rilakkuma and company with the projection mapping game. (*Serving April 3, 2020 – May 17, 2020 only)

    Chairoikoguma’s Orange Burger – ¥1,690

    The bun of this hearty burger is branded with Chairokoguma’s cute bear face. But what happens when you squeeze Rilakkuma’s orange? (*Serving May 20, 2020 – June 28, 2020 only)

     

    Desserts

    Rilakkuma’s Maku Maku Fruit Tree Parfait – ¥1,590

    Korilakkuma’s Maku Maku Strawberry Tree Parfait – ¥1,590 (Serving April 3, 2020 – May 17, 2020 only)

    Kiiroitori’s Maku Maku Peach Tree Parfait – ¥1,590 (Serving May 20, 2020 – June 28, 2020 only)

    For dessert, you have a selection of fruit-topped parfaits to choose from featuring Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori.

     

    Drinks

    Rilakkuma & Friends Maku Maku Drinks – ¥790 / With Glass – ¥1,990

    Warm & Fluffy With Everyone Cafe Latte – ¥890

    Pick between one of the cold beverages, or if it’s a cold day, warm up with a hot drink. Feel warm and fluffy like Rilakkuma and his friends with a warm beverage after your parfait.

     

    Exclusive Merchandise & Bonus Items

    Pin Badges (9 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥400

    Acrylic Key Rings (8 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥500

    Get your hands on a selection of original merchandise too, including pin badges, acrylic key rings, and more.

    Stickers (4 Designs/Chosen Randomly)

    Coasters (4 Designs/Chosen Randomly)

    Book a table online in advance and receive one of four possible stickers. Order a drink at the cafe and get one of the four coasters!

     

    You’re sure to get your five-a-day when you dine at the Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe, opening for spring on April 3, 2020 in Harajuku.

     

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  • Pompompurin Celebrates 24th Anniversary With Birthday Menu at the Pompompurin Cafe

    27.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Sanrio’s popular character Pompompurin is celebrating his 24th anniversary at three branches of the Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku, Yokohama, and Umeda with a special birthday menu that will be served for the whole month of April.

     

    A special celebratory menu for the floppy-eared golden retriever

    The official date for Pompompurin’s birthday is April 16. The birthday menu line-up includes two food items, a drink made in collaboration with popular Japanese picture book author Yukako Ohde, and some novelty gifts.

     

    Birthday Menu

    Happy Birthday Flower Bouquet Bisque – ¥1,590 (Before Tax)

    This cute bisque soup has Pompompurin and Muffin holding a colourful boquet made from broccoli and mashed potatoes made to look like roses. It has a rich but mild flavour, and is both adorable and filling.

    Happy Birthday Strawberry Mousse – ¥790 (Before Tax)

    The strawberry mousse has a fluffy texture and refreshing, sweet taste. It can be eaten as it is or drizzled with the accompanying raspberry sauce.

    Yukako Ohde x Pompompurin Lemonade – ¥550 (Before Tax)

    Take a sip from this delicious lemonade from a straw adorned with a cute, warm illustration of Pompompurin by Yukako Ohde.

     

    Exclusive Anniversary Novelty Gifts

    Lunch Mat Design

    Customers who dine at any of the three cafes during the anniversary celebration will receive a free lunch mat.

    Coaster Designs

    And those who order the lemonade will receive a coaster with designs illustrated by Yukako Ohde. The designs are different at each branch of the Pompompurin Cafe. You can also receive another special coaster if you spend over ¥1,000 each (tax included) at Pompompurin Cafe Umeda and KIDDY LAND Osaka Umeda. Simply show your receipts at the cafe.

     

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