6 Must-Visit Character Themed Cafés Running in September 2019

05.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / 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 August 2019 list of character cafés as some of them are still running.

 

 

Fate/Grand Order Cafe in Omotesando

The third run of the Fate/Grand Order themed cafe, with designs produced by Sanrio, is taking place at OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE from September 5 to 29.

When you book a table in advance (¥650 before tax per person) and order from the menu you’ll receive one of the above possible 16 lunch mats. And if you order a drink you’ll get one of the 16 coasters. You’ll get one of either piece of these exclusive items per item you order from the menu.

Master & Mash Snow Field Meatballs – ¥1,490

This dish is piled with filling sauteed meatballs and mushrooms. The cream sauce is made to look like a snowy field. It’s served with a side of jam for a succulent sweet and sour kick.

Brynhildr & Sigurd Croquembouche Parfait – ¥1,390

Croquembouche is often served at weddings in Italy at France. Here, it has been turned into an easy-to-eat parfait. It’s topped with salt ice cream, yogurt mousse and more, all in refreshing colours.

 

To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

 

© TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT

 

Fate/Grand Order Design produced by Sanrio – 3rd Collaborative Cafe

Running: September 5, 2019 – September 29, 2019

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

Official Website: https://fgo-sanrio-cafe.jp/

*Reservations now open via the official website

 

 

Love Live! & Sanrio Open Collaborative Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka

Multimedia project Love Live!―which has spawned an anime series, manga, game, movie and more―has teamed up with Sanrio to open themed cafes in Tokyo and Osaka on August 16 and September 27 respectively.

 

The menu features a bounty of flavourful food and drink which incorporates popular flavours, luscious taste, and hearty servings. You get a special illustration with every meal.

An Unlikely Combination Food Plate – ¥1,390 (Before Tax)

An interesting assortment of a mini omurice, soy sauce ramen, and a fresh tomato caprese salad. It also comes with the pictured postcard which features a blackboard design.

Deliciousness Ensemble! Invigorating Dessert Plate – ¥1,390 (Before Tax)

This dessert set is one fit for the gods, adorned with an apple topped castella, mini pancake laced with salted caramel ice cream, an tea-flavoured jelly. This also comes with the pictured postcard featuring different characters.

 

Fans of both franchises can pick up plenty of exclusive merchandise too, featuring the characters from Love Live! dressed like the Sanrio cast. There are bonus items for customers who book a table in advance too. Don’t miss this first ever collaboration between Love Live! and Sanrio♡

 

To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

 

Love Live! Series x Sanrio Characters Cafe

Tokyo Cafe
Running: August 16, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Location: HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE (Lucessimo Bldg. Floor 2F, 4-28-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

 

Osaka Cafe

Running: September 27, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Location: UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE( (Umeda LOFT Floor 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)

 

Reservations: ¥500 (Before Tax)
Official Website: https://lovelive-sanrio-cafe.jp/

 

 

TV Anime Given Themed Cafe – Listen To The Characters’ Voices As You Dine

Six branches of CAFFÈ & BAR PRONTO in Japan are set to collaborate with the ongoing yaoi anime series Given from September 13 to 23.

 

The theme of the collaboration is “After Band Practice.” The cafes will serve up food inspired by the series as well as sell exclusive merchandise. The voice actors for the four main characters also recorded lines for the cafes which will play during your time there.

Bright Red Tomato Pasta – ¥1,296 (Tax Included)

Pancake Of The Day – ¥1,296 (Tax Included)

To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

 

©︎Natsuki Kizu・Shinshokan / Given Production Committee

 

TV Anime Given x Enter Bell at PRONT

Running: September 13, 2019 – September 23, 2019

Locations: PRONTO Sapporo Pole Town / PRONTO IL BAR Ochanomizu Sola City / PRONTO Ikebukuro Sunshine-dori / PRONTO Nagoya Marunouchi / PRONTO Meitetsu Gifu Station / BEERTERIA PRONTO Osaka Dojima

 

General Reservations

・Running: August 21, 2019 at midnight (JST) to September 23, 2019 at 23:59 (JST)

・Price: ¥1,188 (Tax Included) for one person. Includes one seat and drink.

*To make a reservation and receive the voice reminder you must have a Bandai Namco ID (free to register)

 

Official Website: https://bpnavi.jp/enterbell/given/

 

 

Chibi Maruko-chan Themed Menu & Merch Arrives at 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 collaboration will be split into two different periods with different food and merchandise line-ups. The Maruko-chan Hamburger Plate, however, will be available for the cafe’s entire duration. Hamburgers are Maruko-chan’s favourite meal, and this one is served with vegetables and a rice ball with her adorable face on it.

 

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.

Noguchi-san’s Birthday Cake – ¥1,200

Celebrate Noguchi-san’s birthday (September 9) with this very special blueberry and milk crepe birthday cake.

The exclusive merchandise takes on a music theme with original designs. Pick from 7 different items including a towel, tote bag, phone case and more.

 

To find out more details and what else they have on the menu, click here.

 

*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

 

Hatsune Miku Music Cafe Opening in Tokyo & Fukuoka

The Hatsune Miku Music Cafe has returned for the third run and is now open in Akihabara, Tokyo and Hakata, Fukuoka.

 

The music cafe will be supported by VOCALOID music label KARENT. VOCALOID fans can look forward to dining while listening to music from their favourite characters―Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, MEIKO and KAITO―on high quality speakers and giant monitors.

Miku’s Leek Record Curry – ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

Luka’s Pink Peach Soda – ¥750 (Tax Included)

There’s lots more merchandise, food and drinks as well as this too. You can see the full line-up on the official website. And for more details, click here.

 

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*The rate of consumption tax is set to increase from 8% to 10% in Japan from October 1, 2019 and so the prices listed here will increase
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only

 

▼Hatsune Miku Music Cafe – 3rd Run

・Ani ON STATION AKIHABARA
Address: Daidoh Limited Bldg. 1F, 3-1-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Running: August 23, 2019 – October 6, 2019
*Closed on September 1, 2019
*Regular hours will not run on October 6, 2019 due to the DJ event

 

・Ani ON STATION Hakata Bus Terminal
Address: Hakata Bus Terminal 7F, 2-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Running: August 28, 2019 – September 29, 2019

 

Entry Price: ¥500 (Tax Included)

Cafe Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/cafe_and_bar/anionstation/special/miku_cafe3/
Ani ON STATION Official Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/cafe_and_bar/anionstation/

 

 

BT21 Cafe Serves World Food in Shibuya, Umeda, Nagoya and Sapporo

LEGS COMPANY has opened four BT21 themed cafe called “BT21 CAFE 2019 WORLD” in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo. BT21 are the LINE messenger app characters created by K-pop group BTS. The cafe will serve up many different dishes of food from around the world, all with motifs from the BT21 character line-up.

Japanese Food Plate: Temari Sushi (Salmon, Duck, Minced Tuna, Fried Tofu, Shrimp Avocado) & Meat Udon – ¥1,490

Brazilian Food Plate: Churrasco, Mashed Potato & Feijoada – ¥1,490

Enter the cute world of BT21 and their world food line-up. Click here for more details.

 

*All listed prices are pre-tax. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

©BT21

 

BT21 Cafe 2019 WORLD

Locations/Dates:

  • SHIBUYA BOX CAFE&SPACE SHIBUYA 109 (August 22, 2019 – September 29, 2019)
  • UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE (August 22, 2019 – September 23, 2019)
  • NAGOYA BOX CAFE&SPACE (September 4, 2019 – October 6, 2019)
  • TOWER RECORDS CAFE at Sapporo PIVOT (September 5, 2019 – October 20, 2019)

*Cafes closed on September 30, 2019

 

Reservations

・Price: ¥650 (Before Tax)

Official Website: http://box-cafe.jp/

The BT21 Cafe is reservation-only

 

 

Did you enjoy this list? Be sure to visit all the character cafés you can while in Japan this month! Stay tuned for next month’s entry.

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    05.September.2019 | FOOD

    Mister Donut will start selling five varieties of sweet potato doughnuts at branches across the country on September 6, 2019.

    The new doughnuts series uses sweet potato powder to create a fluffy and moist doughnut. The batter infuses the flavour of doughnuts with the flavour and texture of sweet potato. The carefully prepared recipe retains as much of the sweet potato flavour as possible, creating a new kind of glorious flavour.

     

    Plain (¥129)

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    Purple Sweet Potato (¥140)

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    Candied Sweet Potato (¥140)

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    Sweet Potato (¥140)

    The Sweet Potato Doughnut is made by kneading the dough with sweet potato powder. After it has been baked, it is topped with sweet potato paste and black sesame seeds. This is perfect for those of you with a particularly sweet sweet tooth.

     

    Brown Sugar Syrup and Kinako Powder (¥140)

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  • Tokyo Disney Resort Unveils Its Spooky Halloween Merchandise and Food Menus

    04.September.2019 | FASHION / FOOD

    This year’s Disney Halloween is set to hit Tokyo Disneyland® and Tokyo DisneySea® on September 10. In the run up to the event, Tokyo Disney Resort released some of the parks’ Halloween merchandise early on Monday.

     

    Special Merchandise

    Long-Sleeve T-Shirt: Men’s ¥3,600 / Women’s ¥3,300 (*Men’s in picture)

    Gloves – ¥1,200 @ Grand Emporium, Tokyo Disneyland

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    Headbands & Ear Hats @ Grand Emporium, Tokyo Disneyland & Emporio, Tokyo DisneySea

    Grab the cute pumpkin-coloured Minnie headband or cool bandage-wrapped ear hat at both parks and get your scare on.

    We recommend picking a full set, such as the skeleton t-shirt with the skele-ghost ear hat, or the bridal costume for a hauntingly beautiful Halloween. Mix and match to make your own spooky looks.

     

    Special Food Menus

    Popcorn Soda & Doughnut – ¥600 @ Captain Hook’s Galley, Tokyo Disneyland

    Forget trick-or-treat candy and order one of the many fun menu items at the parks, including this fizzy caramel popcorn flavoured beverage. The scrumptious popcorn coupled with the pumpkin flavoured doughnut make for a delightfully delicious combination.

    Chicken & Vegetable Steamed Bun – ¥600 @ Nautilus Galley, Tokyo DisneySea / Teriyaki Chicken Rubber Ring Steamed Bun – ¥600 @ Seaside Snacks, Tokyo DisneySea

    From a bandage-wrapped mummy steamed bun to a purple rubber ring steamed bun with a bat on it, Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland aren’t short of Halloween bites this year, all so cute they seem a waste to eat!

    Cassis & Passion Fruit Wine Cocktail – ¥680 @ Cafe Portofino, Tokyo DisneySea

    Whisky & Orange Cocktail – ¥680 @ Barnacle Bill’s, Tokyo DisneySea

    Choose from five striking alcoholic drinks including the Cassis & Passion Fruit Wine Cocktail, which has a perfect balance of sweet and sour, and the Whiskey & Orange Cocktail, a mix of whisky, black tea and orange cocktail for an easy-to-knock-back flavour combination.

    There is much terrifying excitement to be had this Disney Halloween. Put on your Halloween costume, order some food, and take lots of Instagrammable pictures at night. You won’t soon be forgetting your Halloween experience at Tokyo DisneySea or Tokyo Disneyland.

     

    ©Disney

    *The merchandise and menu items shown are subject to change without notice. Additionally, items are subject to selling out or discontinuation. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

  • The Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Now Offers Restaurant IPPUDO’s Ramen as Room Service

    29.August.2019 | FOOD

    The Peninsula Tokyo is teaming up with tonkotsu ramen specialist restaurant chain IPPUDO―which has restaurants across the world―to offer their ramen as room service at their hotel.

    The hotel and restaurant first came together in autumn last year to begin plans for their collaboration, which comes in response to many guests at the hotel asking staff where a great place to eat tonkotsu ramen is, and even some expressing their desire to dine at IPPUDO.

     

    IPPUDO is a prominent ramen chain in Japan and so is sure to please the palates of all guests.

    The ramen is boiled fresh in the kitchen and is delivered to guest rooms in a soup together with what looks like a jewellery box, but instead of being filled with rings and necklaces it’s packed full of delicious ingredients to add to your broth, including walleye pollock roe―which is a staple with tonkotsu ramen―as well as mustard greens, red pickled ginger, cloud ear mushroom, seaweed, and more. Topping the broth is boiled egg, fried garlic, sesame seeds, BBQ sauce specially prepared by the hotel’s restaurant Hei Fung Terrace, XO sauce which originates from The Peninsula Hong Kong, and more.

     

    Enjoy the ultimate ramen room service now at The Peninsula Tokyo.

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  • New Anime Series Visual Prison Inspires Limited-Time Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka

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    One of the most highly-anticipated anime series this season is Visual Prison, and to celebrate the show’s premiere, a collaboration cafe will open in Tokyo and Osaka for a limited time! Fans won’t want to miss out on the delicious visual-kei inspired menu, perfect for sharing on Instagram. The cafe will also feature limited-edition merchandise with original designs of the show’s characters. 

    Menu

    [O★Z]  Azure Hamburger Plate: ¥1,650 (Tax Included) 

    [LOS†EDEN] Jet Black Fruit Sandwich: ¥1,650 (Tax Included) 

    [ECLIPSE] Moon White Risotto: ¥1,650 (Tax Included) 

    Ham & Egg German Pancake: ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Crimson Moon Pancakes: ¥1,320 (Tax Included) 

    Pannya Parfait: ¥1,430 (Tax Included) 

    Guil’s Affogato: ¥990 (Tax Included) 

     

    Drinks

    Robin/Ange/Guiltia/Eve: ¥990 each (Tax Included)

    Jack/Mist/Saga/Elizabeth: ¥990 each (Tax Included)

    Dimitri/Hyde: ¥990 each (Tax Included)

     

    Original Merchandise

    Pin (Random, 10 varieties): ¥550 (Tax Included) 

    Acrylic Stand (Random, 10 varieties): ¥990 (Tax Included) 

    Acrylic Keychain (Random, 10 varieties): ¥715 (Tax Included) 

    Mini Character Acrylic Stand (Random, 10 varieties): ¥990 (Tax Included) / Sticker Set (Includes 10): ¥1,089 (Tax Included) 

    Clear Poster (O★Z): ¥1,089 (Tax Included) 

    Clear Poster (LOS†EDEN): ¥1,089 (Tax Included) 

    Clear Poster (ECLIPSE): ¥450 (Tax Included) 

    Swizzle Stick (O★Z/(LOS†EDEN/ECLIPSE): ¥990 each (Tax Included)

    Those who make a reservation in advance will receive a random invitation (3 varieties) to enjoy the cafe and one random original coaster (10 varieties) per drink order. 

     

    Visual Prison tells the story of vampires masquerading as visual-kei musicians. The series began airing on October 8 in Japan and is currently available to watch on Funimation in the west. Will you be watching?


    (※)TVアニメーション『ヴィジュアルプリズン』

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  • ‘Maruko & Cojicoji’ Collaborates with Popular Fruit Sandwich Store ‘FruitsBOX DAIKANYAMA’

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    Matcha Bean Paste & Strawberry Sandwich

     

    Hokkaido Suzu Akane! Strawberry Sandwich

     

    Four Seasons! FruitsBOX Sandwich

     

    Crispy Taste! Banana and Chocolate Chip Sandwich

     

     

    Collab Goods

     

    Tote Bag: ¥2,200 (Tax Incl.)

     

    Parka (FREE SIZE: Length 71cm, Width 58cm, Shoulder Width 52cm): ¥6,050 (Tax Incl.)

     

     

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    Menu

    Food

    Desserts

    Drinks

    Stickers gifted for each food and dessert order (8 varieties) / Postcards gifted for drink orders (8 varieties) 

     

     

    Exclusive Merchandise

     

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    Tons of xclusive merchandise will also be on sale, so don’t miss out! These will also be available on the CookpadTV website. 

     

    *Please note that the design and color of the exclusive merchandise are subject to change. 

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  • Snow White with the Red Hair Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Akihabara Cafe

    11.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    The popular manga series Snow White with the Red Hair is celebrating 15 years with its first-ever collaboration cafe, opening October 22, 2021. The series began serialization in 2006 and has sold over 5.4 million copies to date, also inspiring a two-season anime series released in 2015 and 2016. 

     

    Reservations will be open on October 8 at 19:00, and visitors can expect a fully-themed menu and a number of original items only available at the cafe during the event period!

     

    Cafe Bonuses

     

    For each food or dessert order, guests will receive a random original postcard (3 varieties) 

    15th Anniversary Snow White with the Red Hair Collaboration Cafe Original Postcard

    15th Anniversary Snow White with the Red Hair Collaboration Cafe Original Postcard

    15th Anniversary Snow White with the Red Hair Collaboration Cafe Original Postcard

    For each drink order, guests will receive a random original coaster (5 varieties) 

    15th Anniversary Snow White with the Red Hair Collaboration Cafe Original Coasters

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    *Available while supplies last. 

     

     

    Menu at a Glance

    Fancy Briouat: ¥650 (Tax Included) 

    Meat Dumplings and Mochi Soup from Lilias: ¥1,000 (Tax Included) 

    Shirayuki’s Special Quiche: ¥1,000 (Tax Included) 

    Lilias-style Grilled Tomatoes on Bread: ¥1,100 (Tax Included) 

    Crepes from Lilias: ¥1,000 (Tax Included) 

    Apple Parfait:  ¥1,000 (Tax Included) 

    Delicious-looking Sweets from Lata: ¥850 (Tax Included) 

    Snow White’s Apple Pie: ¥1,000 (Tax Included) 

     

     

    Original Merchandise

     

    Clear Folders, Set of 2: ¥880 (Tax Included) 

    Framed Magnets (5 varieties): ¥880 (Tax Included) 

    Character Board: ¥6,600 (Tax Included) 

    Acrylic Diorama: ¥4,400 (Tax Included) 

    Postcard Set: ¥2,640 (Tax Included) 

    Tapestry: ¥3,300 (Tax Included) 

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  • Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 Official Album on Sale, Copies Limited

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  • Cafe Opens to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Hatsune Miku’s Song ‘Senbonzakura’

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    Manga cafe Akihabara Nagomido will hold a limited-time collaboration cafe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vocaloid Hatsune Miku’s popular song Senbonzakura! The event will run from September 30 until November 7, 2021. 

     

     

    Menu at a Glance

     

    Drinks (with coaster and muddler) *Muddler can be taken home. 

    Senbonzakura Rice Curry: ¥1,390 (Tax Included) 

    Full-Bloom Sakura Parfait: ¥1,390 (Tax Included) 

     

    Collaboration Cafe Limited Gacha Goods

    Limited-edition Pins (8 varieties): ¥400 per spin (Tax Included) 



    Gacha Lottery Prize: B2 Poster

     

    Goods

    Senbonzakura Mug: ¥1,500 (Tax Included) 

    Senbonzakura Bag: ¥1,500 (Tax Included) 

    Senbonzakura B2 Tapestry: ¥3,000 (Tax Included) 

     

    Senbonzakura Acrylic Stand: ¥1,900 (Tax Included) 

    Senbonzakura Light-Up Acrylic Stand: ¥2,500 (Tax Included) 

    Senbonzakura x Akihabara Nagomido Castella (Plain): ¥1,000 (Tax Included)

    Senbonzakura x Akihabara Nagomido Castella (Cherry Blossom): ¥1,000 (Tax Included) 

    Kurousa-P Acrylic Keychain: ¥700 (Tax Included) 

    Kurousa-P Acrylic Stand: ¥800 (Tax Included)

    Lacquered Chopsticks: ¥3,300 (Tax Included) 

    Lacquered Bookmark: ¥770 (Tax Included) 

    WAKUPITA Mask (2 varieties, Miku Crest & Butterfly and Sakura): ¥1,000 each (Tax Included)

    Guests can enjoy various cherry blossom displays throughout the event space, so be sure to stop by if you’re in the area!

     

  • Love Live! Superstar!! Collaborates with ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY, Available in 8 Stores Nationwide

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    The original roll ice cream speciality store ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY will be collaborating with anime Love Live! Superstar!! for a limited time between September 25 and October 21 2021, available at eight stores nationwide. During the event, you will be able to buy character themed roll ice cream, drinks, and original merchandise. The collaboration start date varies by store.

     

    Liella! themed roll ice cream

     

    Drinks

    Original goods

     

    Social media campaign

     

    Free original coasters (randomly picked from 12 designs)

     

     

    Roll Ice Cream Factory is a dessert and roll ice specialty store from New York that opened in Harajuku in 2017. It’s delicious and colourful, attracting plenty of customers with their products – the longest queue recorded by the shop was seven hours long!

     

     

     

    Love Live! Superstar!!, which is based on Harajuku, is now collaborating with the Harajuku-Omotesando store Roll Ice Cream Factory. The multimedia project is the latest from the Love Live! School Idol series, with an anime airing every Sunday on NHK E TV from July 2021. This new collaboration is based on the theme colors and favorite foods of five Love Live! Superstar!! members, with a menu of limited roll ice cream and drinks available to order. From strawberry and vanilla to matcha, there is plenty of variety in the special menu. Each ice cream and cold drink comes with a collaboration pick.

     

     

    For people thinking “I can’t eat that much at once,” vouchers are available to purchase which allow you to buy collaboration merchandise at any time throughout the campaign. In addition to the cold drinks, two hot drinks will be available for takeout and served in collaboration takeout bags. If you’re feeling chilly, these drinks will warm you right up! You will also be offered a fun themed coaster to use during the campaign. A free collaboration coaster will be provided with every item on the collaboration menu, picked randomly from 12 designs. A selection of limited goods are also available in store and a social media campaign to win collaboration posters is currently ongoing, so be sure to check it out.

  • Ace Attorney Celebrates 20th Anniversary with CAPCOM CAFE Collaboration, Releases Main Visual 

    27.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Saitama Ion Laketown kaze’s CAPCOM CAFE will be holding an Ace Attorney collaboration cafe between October 8 and November 18 to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary.

    The never-seen-before main visual is themed around the 20th anniversary and features the Ace Attorney and Great Ace Attorney characters in their fanciest clothes! Look forward to the new collaboration menu and limited goods which will feature the new artwork.

     


    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is now on sale.

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  • 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? 

     

  • Hatsune Miku and GUMI’s Popular Duets to be Compiled In New Vocaloid Album

    18.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Vocaloid speciality label KARENT has announced that the upcoming “Digital Stars feat. MIKU & GUMI Compilation CD” album will be available for pre-order from September 13, 2021. The physical copy will be released on October 27, followed by the “Digital Stars feat. MIKU & GUMI” online music event, scheduled to be held on November 21. The music video for the event theme song “Unsung Melody” was uploaded prior to the CD pre-order date announcement.

     

    Unsung Melody

     

    The album starts with ‘Unsung Melody,’ a song written by monaca:factory, and is full of popular duet songs featuring Hatsune Miku and GUMI (Megpoid), such as ‘GETCHA!’ and ‘Sayonara no Asa,’ along with a selection of remixes. You can enjoy 12 songs unique to the ‘Digital Stars’ album, featuring club scene leaders such as DJ Shimamura and Dubscribe, as well as Vocaloid producers from Japan and overseas.

     

    The physical album will come with store-specific freebies, featuring artwork by illustrators Souda and Mawaru Sanso. The goods include clear files and cans badges, depending on the location.

     

     

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  • Ego Rock (long ver.) by Vocaloid Producer Surii Now Streaming, Music Video Released

    13.September.2021 | MUSIC

    Japanese Vocaloid producer Surii began his music career in 2018, and consistently uploads new tracks to both YouTube and NicoNico. An all-around composer, he often experiments with different music styles, and has achieved millions of views.

     

    Ego Rock has proven to be one of the most important songs in Surii’s Vocaloid career, posted three years ago and sung by the Vocaloid Kagamine Len. Now, Ego Rock (long ver.) has been released, along with a brand-new music video!

     

     

    Ego Rock (long ver.) – Surii

     

     


    Message from Surii

    This song was originally posted three years ago, on September 7, 2018, and was only one minute long. While the long version has been around for a while, it never had a video. For the track’s 3rd anniversary, Ocowa, an incredible video creator, created this music video.

     

    The dance part in the video was choreographed by Yuiru, who does cosplay and various dancing videos on YouTube. She had originally danced to the one minute version of Ego Rock years ago, and after seeing that, I asked her to choreograph this video for me.

     

    When watching this new video and seeing this dance for the first time, the song might feel new to people. I hope people can listen, watch, and dance to it, while forgetting all of their problems.

     

    As we grow up, we amass more and more worries. It becomes harder and harder to move and act as freely as we did when we were kids. There are so many more constraints, and that can hold us back from what we really want to do. It can be frustrating.

     

    I hope that listening to this song at max volume will help that frustration melt away.

     

  • 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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