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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    Special Merchandise

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

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    Special Food Menus

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    Price: ¥6,000 (Before Tax)

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    Main Visual

     

    Bonus Items

     

    RETRO AMERICAN DINER MENU

    DETECTIVE BURGER/SNIPER BURGER/ZERO BURGER/BOYISH BURGER/SHERRY BURGER/OSUSOWAKE BURGER – ¥1,599 Each (Before Tax), +¥500 For Acrylic Key Ring

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    CONAN CAFE CLASSIC Menu

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    2nd Menu: Phantom Thief Kid & Aoyama Sensei’s Birthday Menu | June 1, 2021 – July 11, 2021

    *Only available at Nagoya cafe from July 1-11

    THE JEWEL GARDEN SALAD ¥1,499 / MAGIC SPICE PARFAIT ¥1,200 / AOYAMA-SENSEI BIRTHDAY CURRY ¥1,399 (All Prices Before Tax)

     

    3rd Menu: Shuichi Akai Season 1 Menu | July 1, 2021 – August 15, 2021

    4th Menu: Shuichi Akai Season 2 Menu | August 16, 2021 – September 26, 2021

    *Menus 3 and 4 exclusive to Shinjuku and Umeda cafes

    *Menus 3 and 4 are centred on the character Shuichi Akai

     

    Original Merchandise

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    Acrylic Coasters (12 Designs) | ¥800 (Before Tax)

    Mini Acrylic Stands (12 Designs) | ¥900 (Before Tax)

    Acrylic Magnets (6 Designs) | ¥500 (Before Tax)

    Folders (6 Designs) | ¥300 (Before Tax)

    Bandanas (2 Designs) | ¥1,500 Each (Before Tax)

    Eco Bag | ¥1,850 (Before Tax)

    Chocolate Tin | ¥1,600 (Before Tax)

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    Make sure you don’t miss Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet.

     

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    Pins – Sweetie Wonderland B-Group (15 Designs) – Beit / Sai / THE Kogado / F-LAGS / Legenders | ¥400

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    Campaign

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  • ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY x Mr. Osomatsu Collaborate On Themed Ice Creams in Japan

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    Japananese ice cream chain ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY is collaborating with the TV anime series Mr. Osomatsu at seven of its branches from February 10 to March 14. It will include a selection of ice creams, hot drinks, and merchandise based on the characters from the popular comedy series.

    ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY x Mr. Osomatsu Collab Visual

    Ice Cream Menu

    Drinks Menu

    Novelty Coasters (7 Designs)

    Merchandise line-up

    Campaign for 5 people to win prize

    Coupon to receive novelties earlier

    So what exactly is ‘roll ice cream’? Just as the name suggests, liquid ice cream is poured onto a freezing cold plate which is then rolled with a spatula to create cylindrical shapes. As expected, roll ice cream continues to make its way onto Instagram for its cute visual impact and unique design. Roll ice cream began in Thailand before becoming a boom over in New York. It’s now popular worldwide having spread across Europe and the rest of Asia too. The first branch opened in Harajuku, Tokyo, back in 2017.

     

    Fans of Mr. Osomatsu can look forward to a special selection of berry, vanilla, chocolate mint, and other tasty ice cream scoops based on the Matsuno siblings. Each cup also comes with a toothpick featuring an illustration of the character. There are also three hot takeout beverages perfect for the cold inwter season.

     

    Customers can get their hands on a novelty coaster at participating branches for every item they order from the Mr. Osomatsu menu. There are seven designs which includes a secret, unknown design.

     

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    NewType Shinjuku, a subculture cafe and bar in Tokyo, is collaborating with Modomu Akagawara’s manga series Love Me Pom Poko! from February 6 to 28. The cute and charming world of the series arrives not only on the food and drinks menu but in the form of merchandise and decorations too. As is the case with collaboration cafes in Japan, there’s some free novelties for customers to enjoy when they purchase something from the menu too.

     

    The Menu

    ©Modomu Akagawara/Hakusensha

    ©Modomu Akagawara/Hakusensha

     

    Merchandise Line-Up

    ©Modomu Akagawara/Hakusensha

    Novelty Coasters

    ©Modomu Akagawara/Hakusensha

    Love Me Pom Poko! is not that known in the West yet, but if you happen to be in Tokyo this month, be sure to stop on by to experience the art of the series yourself.

  • Chibi Maruko-chan Gets Turned Into Traditional Japanese Kokeshi Doll

    02.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Hikidashi Inc. and Usaboro Kokeshi have teamed up to release a collection of daruma kokeshi dolls based on the popular manga and anime series Chibi Maruko-chan. Pre-sales launched on Hikidashi’s online store on January 27.

    Chibi Maruko-chan Kokeshi Daruma (White/Red) | ¥3,000 Each (Before Tax)

    Founded in 1950, Usaboro Kokeshi is a Gunma-based traditional maker of Japanese kokeshi doll. Their new palm-sized wooden doll collection captures the cuteness of the beloved Chibi Maruko-chan. The dolls are made from natural wood and are individually hand painted, making each one unique. A must-have for fans of the series.

  • Gintama Themed Cafes to Open in Shibuya and Sapporo in Collaboration With Tower Records

    11.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tower Records is promoting the upcoming release of the anime film Gintama The Final by turning two of its own Tower Records Cafe branches in Sapporo and Shibuya into Gintama-themed spaces serving inspired dishes and selling exclusive merchandise.

     

    Merch Collab

    Gintama x  Tower Records Trading Acrylic Key Rings (6 Designs) | ¥800 (Before Tax)


    Gintama x  Tower Records Towel | ¥2,500 (Before Tax)

    Get your hands on a Gintama x  Tower Records key ring or towel featuring the main cast wearing Tower Records aprons just like the real-life staff at the music store chain. These items are available to pick up at 41 Tower Records stores, three Tower Records Cafes, and their official website.

    Cafe Collab

    Tower Records Cafe has collaborated with numerous anime series before, but this will be its first with Gintama. Two menus will be rolled out, the first being served from January 1, 2021 to January 14, 2021 and the second from January 15, 2021 to January 24, 2021. The first menu is themed on the series’s six main characters while the second menu will be based around Gintama The Final as well as the two-part anime special Gintama The Semi-Final.

     

    Menu ① (Excerpt)


    Kagura’s Tenshidon With Kombu Salad | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)

    Inspired by the heroine of Gintama, Kagura, and served with her favourite vinegar kombu salad.

    Toshiro Hijikata’s Mayo Chicken Nanban | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)

    Hijikata is known for his love of mayo, so it was only right that this mayo chicken nanban be served with three types of mayonnaise.

    Gintoki’s Week’s Worth Of Sugar Parfait | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

    A strawberry-loaded parfait with plenty of sugar content, just how Gitoki likes it.

    Kotaro Katsura’s Elizabeth Dessert | ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

    An Elizabeth crepe with something hidden inside…

    Gintoki’s Perm Drink | ¥750 (Before Tax)

    A cotton candy dessert drink inspired by Gintoki’s luscious natural perm.

    Shinsuke Takasugi’s Blueberry Smoothie | ¥750 (Before Tax)

    A cool blueberry smoothie whose delicious flavour comes from it being chilled in the refrigerator.

     

    Menu ② (Excerpt)


    Yorozuya’s Special Curry | ¥1,480 (Before Tax)

    Inspired by the friendship between the three members of Yorozuya, with the white rice representing Gintoki, the pink (sakura denbu) Kagura, and the blue (powdered cheese) Shinpachi.

    Sadaharu’s Pancakes | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

    Inspired by the pet of Yorozuya, served with three sides representing the three members.

    Shinpachi’s Ramune | ¥750 (Before Tax)

    A ramune based on Shinpachi, topped with a cherry to express his cherry boy-ness!

     

    Takeout-Only Menu

    Gintama Quote Omurice | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

    Classic Japanese omurice served with one of six famous quotes in Japanese from the series. Not available at the Nagoya Sakae SKYLE or Umeda NU Chayamachi branches.

    Yorozuya Gin-chan’s Takeout Drink | ¥900 (Before Tax)

    A takeout drink based on Yorozuya Gin-chan with two different coloured jellies at the bottom to represent Shinpachi and Kagura with the white Calpis drink being Gintoki.

     

    Bonus Items


    Coasters (6 Designs)

    Those who reserve the bonus item ticket at Ticket Pia machines will receive one of six possible Tower Records x Gintama coasters.

    Menu ① Postcards (6 Designs)

    Menu ② Postcards (6 Designs)

    For every item ordered on the menu, you’ll get a free postcard. This includes takeout items.

    Set of 3 Bookmarkers (6 Designs)

    Those who order a food item, dessert, and a drink all together will get a set of three bookmarkers.

    Lunch Mat (During Menu ② Servings Only)

    Those who dine at the cafe during the second menuy serving will receive a free lunch mat featuring the key visual for Gintama The Semi-Final.

     

    ©空知英秋/劇場版銀魂製作委員会
    ©空知英秋/集英社・テレビ東京・電通・BNP・アニプレックス

  • Sailor Moon Eternal Cafes to Open in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Elsewhere in Japan

    07.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    To promote the release of Sailor Moon Eternal, Japanese company LEGS is opening up six limited-time cafes themed on the film in five cities across Japan, beginning with Tokyo and Nagoya on December 24, 2020.

     

    Sailor Moon Eternal is an upcoming two-part anime film set to release in 2021, with the first part dropping on January 8 and the second on February 11. The cafes, which are inspired by the films, were designed in collaboration with popular art director WATARU LINDA IGARASHI.

    “Eternal Memories” is the name of the concept for the cafes which will transport customers into a magical and elegant world.

     

    The Menu

    The cafe menu features an enchanting line-up of food, desserts, and drinks based on characters and references in the films.

     

    Food & Dessert

    Usagi’s Moon Floating Yogurt Bowl | Ami’s Aqua Sparkling Parfait | Rei’s Vivid Salmon Chirashi Sushi – ¥1,399 Each

    Luna’s Black Sesame Paste Doughnut – ¥899 | Moon Crisis Milk Crepe!! – ¥1,599

     

    Drinks


    Usagi’s Eternal Soda | Ami’s Eternal Soda | Rei’s Eternal Soda | Makoto’s Eternal Soda | Minako’s Eternal Soda – ¥899 Each

    Chibiusa’s Eternal Soda Jelly | Hotaru’s Eternal Soda Jelly – ¥999 Each

     

    Original Merchandise


    Merch line-up

    The cafes will also sell their own original and exclusive merchandise to get fans excited for Sailor Moon Eternal.

     

    Bonus Items

    Customers who book a table in advance (¥650 per person before tax) will receive one of six possible face mask faces, and for every drink ordered, one of 11 original paper coasters.

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / Sailor Moon Eternal Production Committee

  • Zoff Reveals Fate/Grand Order THE MOVIE Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Model Glasses

    04.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    To promote the upcoming release of the Fate/Grand Order THE MOVIE Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot, Japanese glasses brand Zoff is releasing six models inspired by characters from the anime film on their official website on December 4 at 11:00am (JST).

     

    Gawain Model


    The frame design comes in blue and black which is reminiscent of Gawain’s long, draping cloak. The glasses cloth is blue and white.

     

    Lancelot Model


    The frame design is a striking purple colour. It features metal parts in the corners just like the shoulders of Lancelot’s armour. The glasses cloth is a military black with purple to capture Lancelot’s hair.

     

    Tristan Model


    The frame design, including the front bridge and temple, are shaped in such a way to capture Tristan’s armour, and coloured just like his colour palette.

     

    Ozymandias Model


    The frame design features a gold temple to capture the majestic vibe of Ozymandias.

     

    Bedivere Model


    The frame design has a delicate design to make the wearer look gentle.

     

    Mash Kyrielight Model


    The frame design has crosses on the side like Mash’s enormous shield and is coloured purple.

     

    Bonus Item

    Front: Single Character / Back: All Characters

    Those who purchase a pair of these glasses will receive a free character card.

    All the glasses can be tried on at Zoff Ikebukuro Sunshine City Alpa for a limited time. The glasses are limited-edition and so are available while supplies last.

  • BT21 Fukubukuro Lucky Bags to Drop For 2021

    02.December.2020 | FASHION

    LINE Friends Japan has announced that it’s releasing “2021 BT21 Happy Bag” fukubukuro lucky bags on December 12, 2020. Fukubukuro is a Japanese New Year custom where customers can buy bags filled with unknown contents, usually at a discounted price.

     

    The Japan-exclusive lucky bags feature a set of nine limited-edition items and are based on the seven BT21 characters KOYA, RJ, SHOOKY, MANG, CHIMMY, TATA, and COOKY.

    The bags will be available to purchase on the LINE FRIENDS online store, LINE FRIENDS Harajuku store, and 34 branches of LOFT in Japan. The LINE FRIENDS line-up features the BT21 Baby Series while LOFT will be selling the BT21 Basic Series.

     

    2021 BT21 Happy Bag Baby – LINE FRIENDS Store Designs

    ¥6,600 Each (Tax Included)

    If buying the fukubukuro at the LINE FRIENDS online store or Harajuku branch, the bags come in pastel colours along with the BT21 Baby design.

     

    2021 BT21 Happy Bag Basic – LOFT Store Designs

    ¥6,600 Each (Tax Included)

    If buying at LOFT or LOFT’s online store, you get bags with the BT21 Basic design which features the seven characters wearing colourful berets.

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