Chibi Maruko-chan Themed Cafe Heading to Tower Records Cafe Omotesando
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chibi Maruko-chan anime series, Tower Records Cafe in Omotesando is collaborating with the franchise to turn its establishment into all things Maruko-chan for a limited time from September 5 to 29. Also, 22 branches of Tower Records as well as the Tower Records online store will sell collaborative merchandise.
Maruko-chan’s Hamburger Plate – ¥1,500
The hamburger plate will be served throughout the entire collaboration. Hamburgers are Maruko-chan’s favourite meal, and this one is served with vegetables and a rice ball with her adorable face on it.
The collaboration will be split into two different periods with different food and merchandise line-ups. The food in the second period has yet to be unveiled, so we will take a look at some of the things for the first period.
Collaboration Period ①
Nagasawa-kun’s Onion Soup Pasta – ¥1,500
Served with a whole onion, this soup seeped vongole pasta is inspired by the onion-head himself Nagasawa-kun.
Chi Chicken Sandwich – ¥1,500
This dish is inspired by the scene in the anime series when Maruko fights with her sister over who gets to have a notebook as there is only one of them. When her sister claims ownership, Maruko proceeds to write “idiot” on the front cover while she’s asleep and slips it back onto her bookshelf. This tuna mayo packed sandwich comes with a sandwich bag featuring the design of the notebook.
Noguchi-san’s Birthday Cake – ¥1,200
Celebrate Noguchi-san’s birthday (September 9) with this very special blueberry and milk crepe birthday cake.
30th Anniversary Melon Soda Float – ¥800
Topped with a dollop of ice cream and a cherry, the melon soda comes with a special 30th anniversary straw tag.
Chibi Maruko-chan Lattes – ¥700
The character lattes will have different character designs for each period as pictured above with the top row being the first collaboration and the bottom the second.
For every menu item ordered, customers will receive a random postcard. The postcards above feature the designs from the first collaboration period.
And the ones above here are those in the second.
And if you order a set of three items (food, drink and dessert), you’ll receive an exclusive lunch mat. All of these items are first-come, first-served so you’ll want to get to the cafe ASAP when it opens.
The exclusive merchandise takes on a music theme with original designs, from a towel to a tote bag and more.
Three t-shirts and a hoodie will also be sold exclusively at Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Shinjuku, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and the Tower Records online store.
Full information can be found on the official website below.
*All prices are tax-inclusive. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.
*Please enquire with shop staff about any food allergies.
ⒸSakura Production/Nippon Animation
Chibi Maruko-chan x TOWER RECORDS CAFE
Running: September 5, 2019 – September 29, 2019
Period ①: September 5, 2019 – September 17, 201
Period ②: September 18, 2019 – September 29, 2019
*The menu line-up and free gifts will be different for each period
TOWER RECORDS CAFE Omotesando
Address: Imon Harajuku Bldg. 2F, 6-3-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:30 (Last Orders 20:30)
Official Website: http://tower.jp/restaurants/cafe/omotesando
*No reservations, however during busy times numbered tickets will be handed out. Details on numbered tickets will be announced on the cafe’s official Twitter page: @TRC_Omotesando
Chibi Maruko-chan x TOWER RECORDS Collaboration Merchandise
Release Date: September 5, 2019 (*Pre-orders now open)
Available: At 22 Tower Records branches and the online store
Tower Records Online: https://tower.jp
Collaboration Page: https://tower.jp/chibimaru
7 Character Themed Cafés Running in August 2019
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)
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
Omotesando (Tokyo): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Shinsaibashi (Osaka): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019
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)
・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
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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/
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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/
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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
Location: SHIBUYA BOX CAFE＆SPACE (Shibuya LOFT Floor 2F, 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Running: August 8, 2019 – September 23, 2019
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/
Did you enjoy this list? Be sure to visit a character café while in Japan this summer.
Cute LINE Penguin Character Gets Collaboration Café in Tokyo and Osaka
04.August.2019 | FOOD
A collaboration café dedicated to the adorable penguin character Koupen chan will run over the summer period. The café will open on August 8 in Tokyo and September 5 in Osaka.
The baby emperor penguin Koupen chan, who is often the go-to sticker for many Twitter and LINE users, is illustrated by the well-known RURUTEA. Many SNS 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.
Yokoshima Enaga-San Burger: ￥1,490
Koupen Chan Ochazuke (Rice served with broth): ￥1,390
The first time the Koupen Chan Collaboration Café opened for a limited period was on November 2017. Now, the café is back 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.
Pink Koupen Chan Strawberry Milk Pancake: ￥1,390 (before tax)
Two Best Friends Lemon Peach Parfait: ￥1,290 (price before tax)
Don’t forget to check out the drinks and desserts which are bound to melt your heart.
Acrylic Drink Coaster (random design ), 4 designs available: ￥900 (before tax)
Bonus Gift for Café Customers: Placemat and Paper Drink Coaster (1 of 6 designs presented at random)
You won’t just be served a cute meal, however. Customers have the chance to get their hands on original merchandise with cute café-themed designs. The designs, which were illustrated by RURUTEA, include Koupen chan as your personal café server, a pink-themed Koupen chan and even a light blue Koupen chan relaxing in the café.
The reservation period opened recently. Reservations are now being accepted via the official website. This café is the perfect place to escape from the blazing summer heat and humidity to get refreshed. Come relax and enjoy a moment of cute food and drinks in this comfortable atmosphere.
* The images shown in this article may differ slightly to the actual merchandise/menu items.
* English menu names above are not official translations.
Koupen Chan Café 2019 SUMMER
Tokyo: SHIBUYA BOX CAFE & SPACE (SHIBUYA BOX)
Address: Shibuya Loft 2nd floor, 21-１ Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Open: August 8, 2019 ー September 23, 2019
Osaka: Shinsaibashi contact
Address: 1 Chome-6-２４ Kitahorie, Nishi Ward, Osaka
Open: September 5, 2019 ー October 6, 2019
Reservations now open.
Reservation price: ￥500 (includes a complementary souvenir for making the reservation)
A limit of 4 seats can be reserved through 1 reservation.
Hello Kitty & Mickey and Minnie Mouse New Year Osechi Food Orders Now Open
22.August.2019 | FOOD
Osechi is a Japanese term referring to special food served during the New Year holidays. The food is filled with the hopes, wishes and happiness of people. Kibun Foods began taking reservations for new Hello Kitty and Disney osechi assortments via their online shop on August 1. Reservations will also began rolling out at retail stores throughout the year.
The Hello Kitty box contains a selection of traditional osechi items including red and white kamaboko cured fish paste and datemaki sweet rolled omelette as well as more modern cuisine like smoked duck.
The cute box comes with the original 1970’s Hello Kitty design to celebrate her 45th anniversary. It’s exclusive to Kibun Foods and can be reused as a lunchbox.
The Disney box design features Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing traditional kimono. This box also contains traditional foods like red and white kamaboko cured fish paste and datemaki sweet rolled omelette as well as chicken in tomato sauce, smoked duck and more.
The plum blossoms and peonies give a traditional and luxurious feel to the box.
Enjoy a kawaii-charged New Year’s this year with these beautiful osechi gifts.
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*Photos are for illustrative purposes only
Hello Kitty Osechi
Price: ¥10,000 (Before Tax)
Delivery: Cold Storage
Box Size: 16.5×16.5 ×10.8cm
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Delivery: Cold Storage
Box Size: 16.5×16.5×9.7cm
Kibun Shop: https://www.kibun-shop.com
BiSH Collab Poster Available in Tower Records Monthly Push Campaign!
04.August.2021 | MUSIC
Tower Records have been promoting artists in-store with their Monthly Tower Push campaign, and the next group to be getting the big Tower Push will be BiSH as they promote their 4th major album, GOiNG TO DESTRUCTION, releasing on August 4, 2021.
Monthly Tower Push August | BiSH Collab Poster
Tower Records Limited Bonus: Jigsaw Puzzle *Not available with HAKAI-BAN (AVCD-96749).
Between August 1 and 31, these special collaboration posters will be available at all Tower Record and TOWERmini store. Each store will be promoting the release alongside a commemorative panel exhibit to mark the release of GOiNG TO DESTRUCTiON, BiSH’s first full-length album in over 2 years.
10 lucky customers who purchase the album, available from August 4, enter the draw between August 3rd and 9th at participating stores, will win a free Monthly Tower Push A2 poster.
Those who purchase the album in store can enter the lottery on the Tower Record website using a QR code on the receipt, while customers buying online can enter the draw using the special lottery page.
A limited edition receipt will also be provided to customers who purchase BiSH’s GOiNG TO DESTRUCTiON during the promotion period.
This special campaign celebrating the groups 4th anniversary is a a must-visit for any BiSH fan!
BiSH x Tower Records
Availability: August 1 ~ August 31, 2021
Official Site: https://tower.jp/
Pretty Boy Detective Club Anime Themed Cafe Menu to be Served in Osaka
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.
Trump Demi Hamburger / Hagoita Chirashi Chahan
Starry Sky Cream Pancakes / Yubiwa Academy Middle School Gateau Chocolate / Auditorium Cheesecake
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
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.
cookpadLive cafe x Pretty Boy Detective Club
Running: August 19, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Location: Shinsaibashi PARCO Floor 5F, 1-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
CookpadTV Official Website: https://www.cookpad.tv/
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan Anime Themed Cafe to Open in Ikebukuro
Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro has announced a collaboration with the ongoing TV anime series Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan which will see the cafe served up a themed menu, sell exclusive merchandise, and decorate the interior with original illustrations from August 25 to September 27.
Animate Cafe exclusive illustrations
Animate Cafe exclusive chibi illustrations
Collab Menu (Excerpt)
Parfait | ¥700 (Tax Included)
Latte | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Soda | ¥650 (Tax Included)
Big Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 3 Designs | ¥1,600 Each (Tax Included)
Cookies | ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stand Keyrings | 6 Designs | ¥700 (Tax Included)
Rubber Keyrings | 10 Designs | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is a dark comedy manga series by Gaku Kuze that’s been serialised in Comic POOL since 2017. An anime adaptation began airing on July 6, 2021.
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan x Animate Cafe
Running: August 25, 2021 – September 27, 2021
Location: Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro
Booking Window: August 25, 2021 – August 29, 2021 (Online Booking)
*Booking not required from August 30 onwards
Animate Cafe Official Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/
Rilakkuma x Tower Records Collaboration Includes Exclusive Merchandise and Themed Cafe Menu
Tower Records has announced Rilakkuma x Tower Records Campaign 2021, an event set to run from August 4 to August 29. The retail music chain is joining paws with Rilakkuma and company for a campaign with the theme “Wow, what a surprise!” at Tower Records stores, their online shop, and Tower Records Cafe.
Merch collab line-up
Tower Records has collaborated with Rilakkuma every year since 2009. This year sees the arrival of brand new original merchandise, a CD, and themed cafe.
The merchandise will be available at 27 Tower Records stores, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and online. Enjoy adorable original artwork of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Chairokoguma, and Kiiroitori. There’s lots of freebies to get your hands on too – check out the line-up below.
Available at 27 Tower Records stores, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and the online shop
Available at Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and the online shop
Free character cards with every purchase
Red Rilakkuma zabuton floor cushion
For this year’s campaign, Rilakkuma fans can win themselves a zabuton floor cushion too. For a chance to win, you need to sign up online.
Tower Records x Rilakkuma CD cover
Postcard included with CD
The eighth Tower Records x Rilakkuma CD includes background music for doing yoga. There are 15 popular J-pop tracks in total which can be enjoyed for just chilling out to as w2ell.
Themed cafe menu
The cafe collaboration at Tower Records Cafe Omotesando takes on an American diner theme. Takeout drinks will also be available at the Nagoya Sakae SKYLE and Umeda NU Chayamachi branches too.
At Tower Records Omotesando
Table mats at Tower Records Omotesando
Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Chairokoguma, and Kiiroitori themed dishes, drinks, and desserts
Receive a free fan when you book a table in advance
Receive a free postcard when you order from the collab menu
Set of 3 original stickers
Free postcard when ordering from the Special Menu
Free postcard when you order a takeout bottle
Collect all six stamps in the stamp rally to win a poster
During the campaign, for every piece of merchandise ordered, you’ll receive one of four possible character cards. 20 people who also scan the QR codes included on the cards by September 12 will be randomly chosen to win either a white Rilakkuma zabuton cushion or a ¥3,000 Tower Records gift card.
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Rilakkuma x Tower Records Campaign 2021
Running: August 4, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Zabuton Cushion Applications
Submission Page: Tower Records Online
Submission Period: July 15, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Pre-Orders: July 15, 2021
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Locations: Tower Records Cafe Omotesando / Tower Records Cafe Nagoya Sakae SKYLE (Takeout Drinks Only + Closed August 17) / Tower Records Cafe Umeda NU Chayamachi (Takeout Drinks Only + Closed August 16)
Menu ①: August 4, 2021 – August 13, 2021
Menu ②: August 14, 2021 – August 22, 2021
*Table bookings mandatory
Manga Artist Arina Tanemura Opens Cafes Based On Seven of Her Series Including Phantom Thief Jeanne
Two branches of Animate Cafe in Ikebukuro and Nagoya are celebrating seven manga works of manga artist Arina Tanemura including I.O.N, Phantom Thief Jeanne, Time Stranger Kyoko, Full Moon o Sagashite, Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross, and Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi.
The collaboration will run from July 28 to August 23. Table reservations must be made for those wanting to dine from July 28 to August 1 as well as on weekends and public holidays. Reservations are not required for all other days.
Arina Tanemura Precious Wedding Party at Animate Cafe
The Menu Line-Up (Excerpt)
Full Moon o Sagashite: Negi Ramen Lunch | ¥980 (Tax Included)
Arina’s Precious Wedding Plate | ¥1,300 (Tax Included)
Phantom Thief Jeanne: Tiramisu | ¥800 (Tax Included)
The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross: Glass Dessert | ¥800 (Tax Included)
I.O.N: Drink | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Phantom Thief Jeanne: Sindbad | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Time Stranger Kyoko: Crystal Stranger | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Full Moon o Sagashite: Honey Hot Milk | ¥600 (Tax Included)
The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross: Espresso | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura: Soda | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi: Curry Soup With Bread | ¥600 (Tax Included)
Free coaster with every menu order
Exclusive Merchandise (Excerpt)
Big Acrylic Stand (Wedding Ver.) | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
Wedding Card | ¥800 (Tax Included)
CoLotta Acrylic Plate Keyrings | ¥800 (Tax Included)
Big Ribbon Pouch | ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
Stamp Card Campaign
Arina Tanemura made her debut in the shojo manga magazine Ribbon Original in 1996 with her short manga The Style of the Second Love. In 1998, she garnered mainstream popularity when her work Phantom Thief Jeanne began serialisation which has over 5.5 million copies in circulation. Some of her other famous works including Full Moon o Sagashite, Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, and The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross. In 2015, she worked as the character designer for the smartphone game IDOLiSH7.
This marks her third cafe collaboration, and this time it’s themed on a ‘Precious Wedding Party’ with food inspired by the characters from her stories as well as exclusive merchandise.
Pui Pui Molcar x Tower Records Collaboration Merchandise Releases
To promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of the stop-motion animation series Pui Pui Molcar, Tower Records is releasing a merchandise collection at 27 of their branch stores as well as online on July 27. Participating stores will also feature special voice announcements as well as hand out special receipts.
Pui Pui Molcar x Tower Records Acrylic Keyrings | 6 Designs | ¥770 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Molcar x Tower Records A4 Folder | ¥880 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Molcar x Tower Records Lunch Tote Bag | ¥1,650 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Molcar x Tower Records White T-Shirts (S/M/L/XL) | Exclusive to Tower Records Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Online | ¥3,980 (Tax Included)
Pui Pui Molcar x Tower Records Black T-Shirts (S/M/L/XL) | Exclusive to Tower Records Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Online | ¥3,980 (Tax Included)
The adorable items feature the Pui Pui Molcar characters carrying a Tower Records shopping bag in their mouths. One of them includes DJ Molcar, and original character designed for this collaboration. The items also include the catchphrase ‘PUI PUI MUSIC.’
Customers at participating stores will also get to hear voice recorded lines by the Molcars when they go to the listening machines.
Collaboration Poster Designs
All who purchase the Pui Pui Molcar Blu-ray or DVD at Tower Records or TOWERmini will also get a special receipt design, and select stores will also feature panel exhibits.
Pui Pui Molcar x Tower Records
Pre-Orders: July 7, 2021
Release Date: July 27, 2021
Participating Branches: Shibuya/Shinjuku/Sapporo Pivot/Sendai PARCO/Ikebukuro/Akihabara/Kichijoji/Kawasaki/Yokohama Vivre/AEON Laketown/Urawa/Ario Kawaguchi/Tsudanuma/Shizuoka/LaLaport Iwata/Nagoya PARCO/Nagoya Kintetsu Passe/Odaka/Suzuka/Osaka Marubiru/Nanba/Umeda NU Chayamachi/Abeno Hoop/Kobe/Hiroshima/Shizuoka PARCO/AMU Plaza Hakata City/Online
Hololive VTuber Sakura Miko Gets Themed Cafe in Akihabara to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary
In celebration of her 3rd anniversary, Hololive virtual YouTuber Sakura Miko is set to collaborate with STELLAMAP Cafe (located on floor 7F of Sofmap Tokyo AKIBA ④ Store) from July 29.
Drinks Menu / Latte Art
Sakura Miko to serve as the cafe manager
Sakura Miko will attend virtually as the cafe manager via a monitor. See her work hours below:
1. August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00
2. August 8, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30
3. August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00
4. August 15, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30
Table bookings run through a lottery system
Book for a day when Sakura Miko is attending
Booking Window: July 5, 2021 – July 9, 2021
Winner Announcements: July 12, 2021
Book for a day when Sakura Miko isn’t attending
Booking Window: July 13, 2021 – July 16, 2021
Winner Announcements: July 20, 2021
Sakura Miko fans can enjoy a range of dishes, drinks, and desserts based on the VTuber, receive a free coaster and lunch mat when ordering from the menu, and get their hands on official and exclusive merchandise.
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ⓒCopyright 2019 STELLAMAP CAFE
SAKURAMIKO 3rd Anniversary Cafe
Running: July 29, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Address: 1-10-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Location: STELLAMAP Cafe (Sofmap Tokyo AKIBA ④ Store Floor 7F)
Slots: (1) 11:00-12:15 / (2) 12:30-13:45 / (3) 14:00-15:15 / (4) 15:30-16:45 / (5) 17:00-18:15 / (6) 18:30～19:45
Official Website: https://www.hololive.tv/
Minerva Cafe to Open at The Promised Neverland Jailbreak Arc Museum Exhibition
Roppongi Museum is set to open its The Promised Neverland exhibition on July 17 where it will run until December 30. The exhibition covers the Grace Field House Jailbreak Arc, where guests can feel like they’re really walking through the house.
As part of the exhibition, a themed cafe called the Minerva Cafe will open inside the museum serving food and drink inspired by the anime series.
BLT Sandwich & Salmon Cream Cheese | ¥1,740 (Tax Included)
Minerva & Phil’s Chocolate Banana Pancakes | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
The Minerva Cafe menu includes the mysterious William Minerva who Emma, Norman, and Ray are pursuing, chocolate banana pancakes with Minerva and Phil designs, and more, including a range drinks.
Latte Art | ¥770 (Tax Included)
Isabella’s Brown Sugar Milk Tea | ¥540 (Tax Included)
The Emma, Norman, and Ray lattes also come with a coaster you can take home, and there’s a special Isabella milk tea you can buy at THE ALLEY, a food truck at Roppongi Musuem that’s popular for its Taiwanese milk teas.
The Promised Neverland Grace Field House Jailbreak Arc Exhibition
Running: July 17, 2021 – December 30, 2021
Venue: Roppongi Museum
Address: 5-6-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Until 20:00 on Saturdays)
Tickets: On sale June 30, 2021
Event Page: https://neverland.taiken-museum.com
Gas Mask Plant Pots Showcased as Part of TENEO’s Exhibition Tour
Japanese men’s brand TENEO and Shibakusa Pottery, which was founded in 1841 in Hida-Takayama, are set to begin their first exhibition tour on July 9 which aims to make traditional Japanese craftsmanship part of our modern lives as contemporary art.
FULL HAND MADE with HAMAMOTO
TENEO is rooted in the concept of combining and evolving the differing cultures and backgrounds of Japan and France. Shibakusa Pottery has been producing pottery in Gifu’s city of Takayama since the Edo Period and operates on the motto of “Handing down tradition is on the decline; tradition is the continuation of innovation.” Both TENO and SHibakusa have come together to launch a project that aims to develop and advance traditional craftsmanship, and so they are opening a series of exhibition pop-up shops beginning at DiEGO Omotesando in Tokyo on July 9 before heading to Discover Japan Lab. in Shibuya PARCO, g GIFT AND LIFESTYLE in Roppoingi Hills, and elsewhere.
Pre-orders for the products to be showcased at the pop-up shop are now available to pre-order online in Japan at TENEO and will be shipped in October. Exhibits include works by the young bonsai master Yusuke Hamamoto, flower arrangements Ayayoshi Ozono who maintains long-time traditional Japanese styles and techniques, and more.
The project will collaborate with the international tattoo artist Hiro in October as well as many other traditional artists and craftsmen from inside and outside Japan. The pop-up shop also sees the release of the ‘GAS MASK POT/VASE.’ The purpose of these works is to show people new forms and ways of expressing tradition.
TENEO POP UP
Location: DiEGO Omotesando
Running: July 9, 2021 – July 24, 2021
Address: Oriental Harajuku 205, 4-17-8 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 13:00-18:00 (Wednesday to Saturday only)
Official Website: https://www.di-ego.net
Location: Discover Japan Lab.
Running: July 30, 2021 – August 5, 2021
Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours 11:00-20:00
Official Website: https://shibuya.parco.jp/shop/detail/?cd=025804
Location: g GIFT AND LIFESTYLE
Running: August 6, 2021 – End of August 2021
Address: Roppongi Hills HILLSIDE B1F, 6-10-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
Official Website: https://g-roppongi.jp
Project Details: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000003.000068928.html
TENEO Official Website: https://teneo.work
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime Themed Cafe Opens in Tokyo
DINING CAFE ISERLOHN FORTRESS is a cafe themed on the anime adaptation Yoshiki Tanaka’s science fiction novel masterpiece series Legend of the Galactic Heroes which is now open for a limited time until August 31. It’s based specifically on Oskar Reuental and Wolfgang Mittermeyer, both known as the “Twin Pillars,” from the Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis series.
The New Thesis Twin Pillars Muddler | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Suzuki’s Oven Baked Twin Pillars | ¥1,760 (Tax Included)
Twin Pillars Sworn Friend Dolce | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Drinks Menu | Serving: June 3, 2021 – July 4, 2021
Tristan Mojito | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
Beowulf’s Mojito | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
Drinks Menu | Serving: July 8, 2021 – August 1, 2021
Twin Pillars Gin & Tonic | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
Twin Pillars Cider Sidecar | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
The cafe is open as part of an event centred on Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The event returns again this year, with a menu of drinks and dishes inspired by the characters, merchandise, and more.
DINING CAFE ISERLOHN FORTRESS
Running: June 3, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Address: 2-1-9 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 17:30-20:00 / [Weekends & Holidays] 11:30-19:00
Official Website: http://gineiden-iserlohn-fortress.com
Jujutsu Kaisen Themed Cafes to Open in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
Three cafes in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya are set to collaborate with the anime series Jujutsu Kaisen from July 15.
The popular manga series, serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, is written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. An anime series began airing in October last year and wrapped up in March. An anime film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, is slated for release on December 24, 2021.
The collaboration cafe is opening as part of the Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition which is set to take place across Japan from July 2. The exhibition will be split into two separate periods, the first being themed on episodes 1-13 and the second on 14-24. It will display decorations based on scenes from the series, artwork, and more.
Masatsugu Nagasoe, the videographer who worked on the anime series’ first ending theme, took charge of the art direction for the cafes, eventually deciding on the theme of ‘stylish.’ Fans can enjoy themed food, get their hands on merch, and more.
Yuji Itadori’s Steak Sandwich Plate | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
Megumi Fushiguro’s Shadow Pasta | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
The cafe menu is filled with dishes and desserts inspired by the Jujutsu Kaisen characters.
Nobara Kugisaki’s Strawberry Pancakes | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
Panda’s Panda a la Mode | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
The fancy food’s plating is all Instagrammable.
Set Drinks (Not Available Separately)
There’s also a collection of drinks you can order as a set with your food or dessert which come with illustrations of the characters.
Acrylic Keyrings / Pins / Folders
Sticker Set / Acrylic Dioramas / Handkerchiefs
Fans can also get their hands on a range of merchandise feature Studio MAPPA’s stylish art as well as other exclusives.
Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe
Booking Price: ¥600 (Includes Freebie)
Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe Official Website: https://jujutsukaisen-cafe.jp
Running: July 15, 2021 – September 12, 2021
Address: Harajuku BOX cafe&space (Harajuku Alta Floor 3F, 1-16-4 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Address: Matsumotokiyoshi Ikebukuro Part2 Floor 4F (1-22-8 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Running: July 15, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Address: Umeda Box Cafe&Space (1F Umeda LOFT, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka)
Running: July 15, 2021 – September 12, 2021
Running: July 15, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Address: Abeno Q’s Mall Floor 4F (1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno Ward, Osaka)
Running: July 15, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Address: Nagoya Box Cafe&Space (B1F LACHIC, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)
Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Themed Cafes Open in Akihabara and Osaka Nipponbashi
Two branches of Animate Cafe, Good Smile x Animate Cafe Akihabara and Good Smile x Animate Cafe Osaka Nipponbashi, are collaborating with Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- from June 23 to August 2, serving up food, drinks, and desserts inspired by the game as well as selling exclusive merchandise.
Utage no Maku no Nai Bento | ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Kasyuu Kiyomitsu’s Stylish Tomato Stew w/Focaccia | ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Kasen Kanesada’s Elegant Sea Bream Chazuke | ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Honmaru Elegance ~Everyday Garden~ | ¥900 (Tax Included)
Honmaru Elegance ~Spring Garden~ | ¥900 (Tax Included)
I Discovered a New Sword! | ¥800 (Tax Included)
Kebiishi Subjugation | ¥650 (Tax Included)
Special Investigation: Tenpou Edo | ¥650 (Tax Included) | Suishinshi Masahide & Kyomaro Minamoto Versions
Fully Bloomed Cherry Blossoms ~Touken Ranbu~ | ¥650 (Tax Included)
Special Investigation Jurakudai | ¥650 (Tax Included)
Freebies for ordering from the menu
Coasters (42 Designs) | Available: June 23-July 13
Coasters (43 Designs) | Available: July 14-August 2
Acrylic Keyrings (42 Designs) | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)
Pins (42 Designs) | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stand Keyrings (43 Designs) | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)
Pins (43 Designs) | ¥700 Each (Tax Included)
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Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- x Animate Cafe
Running: June 23, 2021 – August 2, 2021
Address: Good Smile x Animate Cafe Akihabara / Good Smile x Animate Cafe Osaka Nipponbashi
Official Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/