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.

 

© Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net

*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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  • Check Out Mister Donut’s New Autumn Sweet Potato Doughnuts

    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)

    Order the plain doughnut to experience the sweet potato and doughnut flavour fusion. Sweet potato powder is kneaded into the batter, creating an irresistibly fluffy and sweet doughnut. 

     

    Purple Sweet Potato (¥140)

    The dough is kneaded with sweet potato powder and then baked. It is then covered with a purple sweet potato glaze. Just seeing the purple coating is enough to make your mouth water. 

     

    Candied Sweet Potato (¥140)

    This doughnut is also kneaded with sweet potato powder. Once baked, it is covered with a sweet potato honey glaze and black sesame seeds. 

     

    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)

    If you are looking for a Japanese-style twist on a western style confection, then this doughnut is for you. After the doughnut batter is kneaded with sweet potato powder and baked, it is soaked in delicious brown sugar syrup and then sprinkled with kinako (roasted soybean powder) and sugar. 

     

    These new doughnut varieties are filled with the scrumptious flavours of autumn so please try them out.

     

    *All prices stated after tax.

  • 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

    From skeletal hand gloves to ghostly headbands, ghoulish Mickey ears and more, Tokyo Disneyland® has you set for your Halloween dress-up this year.

    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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  • Given Boys-Love Anime Film Promotion to Take Place at Tower Records Shibuya

    28.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / SPOT

    To promote the upcoming release of the Given anime film adaptation, Tower Records Shibuya is opening an official “Given Gallery” which will take place on the store’s 8th floor from August 8 to 23.

     

    Given is a popular boys-love (BL) manga by Natsuki Kizu that is serialised in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine. An anime adaptation aired Fuji Television’s noitaminA programming block from July to September last year.

    At the exhibition, fans will find a collection of coloured illustrations by the manga’s author Natsuki Kizu, display panels from the anime series, raw images taken from the upcoming film, and more.

    Given x Tower Records Merchandise


    Natsuki Kizu Illustrated Merchandise

    Fans of the series can get their hands on a collection of exclusive merchandise at the Given Gallery.

    Backstage Pass Design Postcard


    Standing Panel A / Standing Panel B

    Available on a first-come, first-served basis, visitors will receive one of nine possible postcards for free, each of which is designed in the style of a backstage pass. And for every ¥4,000 spent on the merchandise sold there, they will get a lottery ticket for a chance to win one of the life-sized standing panels of one the characters from the series which will be displayed at the event. Details will be announced at the event and on Tower Records Shibuya’s official website.

    Quiz Postcard

    Original Postcard

    All visitors will be handed the “Given Gallery Quiz” when attending the event. If they answer all the questions correctly, they’ll receive a free postcard. Participants must be following Tower Records Shibuya (@TOWER_Shibuya). If you download the official Tower Records app and sign up as a member, you can get another original Given x Tower Records postcard too.

     

    Though the Given Gallery is only taking place at Tower Records Shibuya, other branches of Tower Records will still be selling Given x Tower Records merchandise. You can find the branch list below.

  • Rilakkuma x Tower Records Collaboration Sees Themed Cafe, Exclusive Merchandise & More

    16.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tower Records is collaborating with Rilakkuma for “Rilakkuma x TOWER RECORDS Campaign 2020” which will run at Tower Records, TOWERmini, and Tower Records Online in Japan from August 1 to 30.f

    For the campaign, Tower Records selling a range of merchandise with exclusive designs illustrated for the event, and there’ll even be Rilakkuma themed cafes. Tower Records began collaborating with Rilakkuma on merchandise in 2009 and has done so every year since. This year sees the arrival of Chairoikoguma for the first time too.

    Yhose who use the Tower Records app to show their coupons in-store, they will receive the above-pictured selection of must-have exclusive goodies including a mirror, postcard, bag, and bookmark. These are available on a first-time, first-served basis. Additionally, Rilakkuma themed cafes will be held at TOWER CARDS CAFE branches in Omotesando, Nagoya SKYLE, and Sapporo PIVOT which will have entirely original menus and bonus items for dining there.

     

    Collaboration Merchandise

    The merchandise collection will drop on August 1 and will include a range of Tower Records exclusives. Pre-sales opened on July 15. You can see the full list here.

    Available at all Tower Records branches and Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Sapporo PIVOT, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Omotesando, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Nagoya SKYLE, Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Online

     

    Rilakkuma and the Honey Forest’s Concert Cafe

    The entire cafe menu line-up is so cute you’re completely spoilt for choice.

    Rilakkuma and the Honey Forest’s Concert Dessert Plate: ¥2,500

    “Honey Forest Concert” is the theme of the cafe, and this image is captured in the adorable dessert plate which is topped with various desserts and fruits. Everyone who orders one of these also receives a free sticker.

    Rilakkuma’s Meatball Stew: ¥1,580

    This hot meatball stew is served in a cute bread cup with Rilakkuma poking his head out from inside.

    Kiiroitori’s Omurice: ¥1,580

    Kiiroitori’s face is made from omelette and rice. Served with a side of healthy veg.

    Rilakkuma’s Honey Lemon Drink: ¥850

    A sweet and sour mix of honey and lemon.

    Korilakkuma’s Strawberry Calpis: ¥850

    Strawberries are Korilakkuma’s favourite, and that’s the flavour of this refreshingly sweet Calpis drink, topped with Korilakkuma vanilla ice cream.

    There are lots of other dishes to look forward to in addition to the ones above, making this cafe one to go back to many times. And you can special free merchandise when visiting and dining there too.

     

    Collaboration Cafe – Participating Stores


    Omotesando/Nagoya SKYLE: August 1, 2020 – August 30, 2020

    Sapporo PIVOT: August 1, 2020 – August 17, 2020
    Official Website: https://tower.jp/rilakkumacafe

     

    ©2020 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

  • Sanrio Characters Come Together at Tokyo’s New POWDER ART CAFE HARAJUKU

    10.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    The new limited-time character cafe POWDER ART CAFE HARAJUKU is set to open in Harajuku, Tokyo from July 15, 2020 to mid-January 2021.

    From July 15 to mid-October, the cafe will be centred on the Top 10 characters of this year’s Sanrio Character Ranking, an annual event where fans around the world can vote for their favourite Sanrio characters. The cafe will subsequently celebrate the 45th anniversaries of both My Melody and Little Twin Stars until mid-January next year.

    At POWDER ART CAFE HARAJUKU, where the customers can draw their own designs on their orders, like latte art, Sanrio fans can look forward to a super cute menu line-up inspired by the adorable character roster.

    My Melody Sweet & Sour Strawberry Shaved Ice


    Tuxedo Sam Seafood Coquille Plate

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  • Hamtaro Cafe 2020 to Open in Tokyo, Saitama, and Osaka

    05.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    LEGS COMPANY has announced that it will open three cafes based on the popular Japanese character Hamtaro in Tokyo and Saitama on July 30 and Osaka on July 31.

     

    Hamtaro is a manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko Kawai. The series began serialisation in 1997 and an anime adaptation first broadcast back in 2000. More than 20 years later, Hamtaro continues to enjoy much popularity in Japan.

    Hamtaro Cafe 2020 will be themed around sunflowers and the sea, and will serve up a fun experience perfect for the hot summer. The Ham-Hams have come out of their Clubhouse to pay a visit to the seaside and enjoy the sun. There will be sunflower and ocean themed food, drinks, and desserts for everyone to munch on.

    Yakisoba On Beach Hut Sunflower Bread: ¥1,499

    A plate of yakisoba and egg arranged to look like a sunflower, with Hamtaro sat right in the middle.

    Cone Cappy Hide and Seek Ice Cream Parfait: ¥1,399

    Cappy is wearing a cone on his head and is hiding amongst the ice cream, chocolate banana, and fresh mint.

    Ham Ham Glass Drinks: Drink Only – ¥789 Each / With Glass – ¥1,789 Each

    There are two drinks to choose from: the orange flavoured Hamtaro and the yogurt flavoured Bijou.

    Vinyl Pouch: ¥1,300


    Mascot Keyring Hamtaro: ¥1,550

    The cafe will also sell a range of exclusive merchandise too, which is scheduled to be available for online purchase as well in Japan.

    Ham-Ham Fans (14 Designs)


    Original Coasters (15 Designs)

    Those who dine at the cafe will receive a free Ham-Ham fan, and if you order a drink you’ll get a coaster too.

     

    ©Ritsuko Kawai / Shogakukan

  • Hello Kitty Cafe to Open in Narita Airport’s Anime Deck This July

    02.July.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    KADOKAWA is set to open a Hello Kitty themed cafe on the Narita Anime Deck—which is located on the Main Building second floor of Narita International Airport Terminal 2—for a limited time from July 3, 2020 to October 2, 2020.

     

    The Narita Anime Deck

    The Narita Anime Deck opened inside Narita International Airport Terminal 2 in November 2019. It’s an entertainment facility where travellers from around the world can experience and enjoy Japanese anime culture in various forms such as with character merchandise, food, events, and a variety of photo spots.

     

    Hello Kitty Cafe

    The facility has collaborated with numerous anime series to open up limited-time cafes since it opened. This time around it is joining paws with Hello Kitty, a face known to all across the globe. As well as themed food, drinks and merchandise, customers can take a Hello Kitty quiz, learn the history behind Hello Kitty, and more.

     

    An Original Food Menu


    Hello Kitty’s Lovely♡ Pink Curry: ¥1,500


    Hello Kitty’s Gurakoro Burger: ¥1,500


    Hello Kitty’s Strawberry Pancake: ¥1,400


    Hello Kitty’s Strawberry Parfait: ¥1,200

     

    An Original Drinks Menu

    The incredible drinks menu is diverse, including lattes where you can get 46 different latte art designs of Hello Kitty from 1974-2019. It could be fun to pick your birth year, or a year where you have fond memories.

    Hello Kitty’s Colourful Tapioca Drinks (Matcha Milk/Strawberry Milk/Milk Tea): ¥720 Each

     
    Hello Kitty’s Marshmallow Coffee: ¥800


    Hello Kitty’s Latte (46 Designs): ¥720 Each

     

    Novelties

    For every item you order from the collaboration menu, you can also receive one of 46 possible original coasters once again featuring a different design of Hello Kitty between the years 1974-2019.

     

    1st Line-Up: July 3, 2020 – August 2, 2020


    2nd Line-Up: August 3, 2020 – September 2, 2020


    3rd Line-Up: September 3, 2020 – October 2, 2020

    If you’re travelling through Narita Airport anytime this year up to October, then be sure to head on up to the Narita Anime Deck to dine at the Hello Kitty Cafe.

     

    © 1976, 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L611439

  • New Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Themed Menu Arrives in Akihabara

    01.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Royal Host, a family restaurant in Akihabara, is collaborating with the popular TV anime series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War to serve two different menu line-ups. The first is currently running right now until July 5, which we covered recently. This time we’ll be taking a look at the upcoming second menu which will be served from July 6.

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Aka Akasaka. A 12-episode anime adaptation premiered in January. The series’s collaboration with Royal Host last year was such a success that the restaurant chain decided to bring it back again.

     

    2nd Collaboration Menu


    Five items make up this second Kaguya-sama: Love Is War x Royal Host menu.

    ~I Wanna Feed Miyuki Shirogane~ Kaguya Shinomiya’s Handmade Pasta: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    A tomato cream pasta topped with salted salmon roe and seafood, and served with a side of salad and garlic bread.

    ~Save the Student Council~ Student Council Member’s Bonding Curry: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Butter rice topped with curry, spinach, melted cheese, boiled egg, and spicy onion rings. Served with a side of salad and mango dessert.

    ~Kaguya Shinomiya is Happy~ Kawaii Strawberry Parfait: ¥800 (Before Tax)

    Bright-red sweet and sour strawberry sorbet topped with fresh strawberries.

    ~I Wanna Befriend Kei Shirigane~ Blue Lychee: ¥500 (Before Tax)

    Lychee-flavoured soda topped with whipped cream.

    ~I Wanna Make Ai Hayasaka Feel Better~ Lonely Person’s Cheesecake: ¥580 (Before Tax)

    A slice of cheesecake drizzled in blueberry sauce.

     

    When you order from this second collaboration menu you will receive a free and exclusive coaster.

    Mug: ¥1,580 (Before Tax)


    Before Tax: ¥3,500

    There’s also a selection of exclusive merchandise for fans to get their hands on too, like a mug, cushion, or acrylic stand.

     

    ©Aka Akasaka / Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Production Committee

  • Hello Kitty Takes Over Osaka’s Maid Cafe ‘@home cafe’

    23.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    The Osaka branch of @home cafe—a chain of maid cafes that originated in Akihabara—is collaborating with Sanrio to serve up a Hello Kitty experience from July 1 for a limited time, with special decorations, food, and exclusive merchandise.

     

    @home cafe Akihaabra collaborates with Sanrio characters every year. In 2018, it joined hands with My Melody and Cinnamoroll, and in 2019 with Pompompurin. In January this year, it teamed up with Hello Kitty, who is now heading to the Osaka cafe.

    The cafe will be decorated with cute pictures of Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy, as well as pink and yellow gingham designs for each character.

    The maids at @home cafe Osaka will also wear special Hello Kitty and Mimmy maid outfits for the duration of the collaboration.

     

    Food Menu

    Hello Kitty’s KAWAII♡ Pink Curry: ¥1,400 (Before Tax) *Comes with a free certificate-style card


    Hello Kitty & Mimmy’s Moe Moe Ribbon Pasta Plate: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)


    Hello Kitty’s Lovely Sweet Sandwich: ¥1,300 (Before Tax)

     

    Dessert Menu

    Hello Kitty’s Moe Moe Parfait / Mimmy’s Kyun Myun Parfait: ¥1,000 Each (Before Tax)


    Okyumuka Cake Topped With a Bright-Red Apple: ¥1,000 (Before Tax)

    All customers who dine at the cafe will receive one of two possible lunch mats for free. You get one of three free coasters too when you order a drink.

     

    Hello Kitty x @home cafe Merchandise

    Acrylic Key Rings (3 Designs): ¥600 Each (Before Tax)


    Mirror: ¥800 (Before Tax)

    See Hello Kitty and Mimmy transform into maids at @home cafe Osaka.

     

    ©1976,2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S603899

  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Inspired Food Menu Serving Up in Akihabara

    14.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Royal Host, a family restaurant in Akihabara, is collaborating with the popular TV anime series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War to serve two different menu line-ups: the first is running from June 13 to July 5 while the second will begin on July 6.

     

    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Aka Akasaka. A 12-episode anime adaptation premiered in January. The series’s collaboration with Royal Host last year was such a success that the restaurant chain decided to bring it back again.

    ~Kaguya Shinomiya Itadakitai~ Miyuki Shirogane’s Special Lunch: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)~

    Chicken rice served with a hamburger, vegetables, and the student council president’s favourite: fried oyster.

    ~Chika Fujiwara wa Mazaritai~ Love Detective’s Paella: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Authentic paella with saffron rice served with shrimp, crab cream korokke, and other tasty treats.

    ~Miyuki Shirogane wa Nemurenai~ Gakkou Koujou Winner Coffee: ¥500 (Before Tax)

    Wake up with a glass of refreshing iced coffee sweetened with cream.

    ~Miyuki Shirogane o Iwaitai~ Kaguya Shinomiya’s Shortcake: ¥580 (Before Tax)

    A super cute strawberry shortcake perfect for a birthday treat.

    Ordering anything from the collaboration menu will get you one of the above coasters. If you collect all nine and put them together, it makes a picture.

    Fans can get their hands on some exclusive Kaguya-sama: Love Is War merchandise too, like this cute mug.

     

    ©Aka Akasaka / Shueisha・Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Production Committee

  • Fate/Grand Order Collaborates With Sanrio Characters at Toranoana

    09.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Toranoana has released its second batch of merchandise made in collaboration with Fate/Grand Order and Sanrio’s characters on its online store and at Toranoana Akihabara Branch B.

    The collection fuses the worlds of the popular mobile RPG Fate/Grand Order—which has over 20 million downloads in Japan, spawned an anime series in 2019, and is getting a movie this year—and Sanrio

    Colour Pen Set: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, and other popular Sanrio characters have been transformed into Command Card designs exclusively for this collection.

    Square Cushions: ¥2,800 Each (Before Tax)

    Lip Balm: ¥500 Each (Before Tax)

    The line-up includes coloured pens, a pencil case tin, acrylic key rings, lip balm, square cushions, and much more. Don’t miss out on this limited-edition collection.

     

    ©TM / FGOP
    ©’76, ’89, ’93, ’96, ’01, ’05, ’20 SANRIO APPR. NO. S605195

  • Hatsune Miku Yeolume Doll Enters as the First Doll in a New Collection Series

    29.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    GROOVE Co.,Ltd. is releasing a new collaboration line of dolls using the Yeolume doll as a base. The first collaboration to the line welcomes none other than the iconic Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku.

    Collection Doll | Hatsune Miku: ¥13,200 (Tax Included)

    For Hatsune Miku, or the number one princess in the world, her cheeks have been made puffy and her lips cute and pouting. Her eyes can move left and right for changing her facial expression, and her neck, arms, waist, and legs are all movable. Her knees can bend too, so you can place her in all kinds of different poses.

    Her iconic outfit has all the little details too, plus her recognisable twin tails touch the floor which is super cute.

     

    This is definitely one to add to your doll collection.

     

    ©Cheonsang cheonha.All Rights Reserved.
    ©Crypton Future Media,INC.www.piapro.net

  • Fate/Grand Order Original Soundtrack Announced For July Release

    28.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that Fate/Grand Order Original Soundtrack Ⅳ it set to be released on July 15, 2020.

    The 3-disc album compiles songs from the hugely popular mobile RPG Fate/Grand Order which has over 20 million downloads. This is the fourth soundtrack to be released for the game and includes tracks from the Lostbelt No.4 to No.5 arcs that were released between 2019 and this year. It will also include the tracks that have been used for in-game events for the first half of 2020.

     

    It also includes the songs Shinen no DecadenceSanzensekai, and Ryusei RODEO GIRLS which all feature vocals and have been used in TV commercials in Japan to promote the game.

     

    More details can be found on the music page of Fate/Grand Order‘s official website.

     

    ©TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT

  • Hatsune Miku and EGOIST Tickets Now On Sale For Niconico Chokaigi 2020

    03.April.2020 | MUSIC

    Niconico Chokaigi 2020 is set to run from April 12 to 19, and online tickets have now gone live for the opening acts: Hatsune Miku and EGOIST.

    Niconico Chokaigi is an annual festival held by Japan’s largest video streaming site “Niconico” which aims to recreate Niconico’s virtual world in real life. The event is a melting pot of Japan’s internet culture and the biggest internet festival in the country. It teams up with various media platforms and businesses to further promote Japan’s internet culture to the people.

    Hatsune Miku are set to perform as the opening acts on the first day of the festival, April 12, at 17:00 (JST) and 19:00 (JST) respectively.

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