6 Must-Visit Character Themed Cafés Running in October & November 2019

08.October.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

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 September 2019 list of character cafés as some of them are still running.

 

Ariel Heads to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya & Hokkaido for The Little Mermaid Cafe

Ariel is swimming to Japan this September as four branches of OH MY CAFE turn into cafes inspired by The Little Mermaid. The Tokyo and Osaka branches will open on September 21, the Hokkaido branch on September 22, and the Nagoya branch on September 27. The collaboration is being carried out by LEGS COMPANY, LTD.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid was released back in 1989 as the 28th Disney animated feature film. It tells the story of the internationally-beloved Disney mermaid princess Ariel and her curiosity about the world above the sea.
The cafes celebrate 30 years since the film’s release. The cafe’s concept is “independent girl.” Each cafe will take on a stylish look and be inspired by Ariel’s unwavering heart and her strength to make her dreams come true.

<Ariel> Veggie-Packed Pesto Pasta – ¥1,990

If you’re vegetarian, you won’t be disappointed with this healthy, vegetable-packed pasta dish. The plate it is served on features an illustration of Ariel swimming elegantly in the ocean.

Seaside Cream Risotto – ¥1,990

Based on sandy beaches is this creamy risotto. If you look closely you’ll see one of Ariel’s priceless treasures from her endless collection of whose-its, whats-its, and thingamabobs. Sebastian is hiding on the plate too, can you spot him?

<Flounder> Stripey Yogurt Drink – ¥1,090 / With Coaster – ¥1,890

Flounder is Ariel’s closest friend, so he had to be included on the menu. This cute yogurt-flavoured smoothie takes on the same colours as our stripey fish companion.

<Sebastian> Strawberry Smoothie – ¥890 / With Coaster – ¥1,790

There are lots of other character-themed food and drinks to be enjoyed at the cafes besides these ones too. For more information, check our full article here.

 

▼The Little Mermaid OH MY CAFE

Locations/Dates
・Tokyo: OH MY CAFE TOKYO (Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku) / September 21, 2019 – November 9, 2019

・Osaka: kawara CAFE&DINING Shinsaibashi / September 21, 2019 – November 10, 2019

・Nagoya: kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Nagoya PARCO / September 27, 2019 – November 10, 2019

・Hokkaido: Cafe Interlude / September 22, 2019 – October 14, 2019

Official Website: https://mermaid.ohmycafe.jp/

 

 

Sarazanmai Cafe Designed & Produced by Sanrio Opens in Ikebukuro and Osaka

Two cafés based on the popular anime series Sarazanmai have arrived in Tokyo and Osaka. The café designs were produced by Sanrio.

Football Curry of Youth: ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

Football is what connects the three main characters Kazuki, Kuji and Enta. Come taste the delicious flavour of budding friendship in the form of a delicious curry at the café.

Pudding a la Mode of Friendship: ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

The three middle schoolers are represented in the form of colourful fruit. This is a delicious dish easily enjoyed by anybody.

Sparkling Jelly Juice (Kazuki/Kuji/Enta): ¥650 Each (Before Tax)

These jelly drinks are also themed around Kazuki, Kuji and Enta. The jelly lurking at the bottom of the cup adds a wonderful accent to the flavour.

 

This café is the perfect place to relax at your own pace this autumn. For more information, check out our full article here.

 

Sarazanmai Café (Designs Produced by Sanrio)

Open:

・Ikebukuro, Tokyo: September 19 ー October 27, 2019

・Nipponnbashi, Osaka: September 26 ー November 5, 2019

Advanced reservations accepted from 7pm on September 6, 2019

Reservation Fee: ¥500 (comes with a bonus for reserving)

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

 

 

My Hero Academia Themed Cafe Opening at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO in Tokyo

 

A cafe based on the hit TV anime series My Hero Academia will open at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO on October 12.

 

Drinks Menu

Drinks – ¥600 Each (Before Tax)

Original Latte Art (11 Designs) – ¥700 Each (Before Tax)

 

Food Menu

Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

Katsu-Lover Midoriya’s Pork Rib Noodles / Eijiro Kirishima’s Crunchy Kakiage Don – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

 

Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

Katsuki Bakugo’s Spicy Mapo Doufu / Shoto Todoroki’s Fire & Ice Tomato Cheese Pasta – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

 

Dessert Menu

Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

Ochaco Uraraka’s Japanese-Style Dessert Set with Matcha Milk – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) / Tenya Iida’s Source of Strength Orange Parfait – ¥900 (Before Tax)

 

Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

U.A. Dessert Plate – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) / Tsuyu Asui’s Kero Kero Parfait – ¥900 (Before Tax)

Enjoy a fun selection of food, drinks and desserts inspired by the My Hero Academia character cast. There’s a whole bunch of merchandise to get your hands on too. For more information, check our full article here.

 

▼SEGA Collabo Cafe My Hero Academia

Running: October 12, 2019 – November 24, 2019

Location: SEGA Collabo Cafe Ikebukuro GiGO (SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO Floor B2F, 1-21-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

 

Schedule

Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

*Menu items and coaster designs will change for each menu

*More details can be found on the SEGA Collabo Cafe official website

 

Cafe Website: https://sega-collabocafe.com/ikebukuro/heroaca02.html

My Hero Academia Official Website: https://heroaca.com/

 

 

Weathering with You Anime Film Themed Cafes Opening in Tokyo & Osaka

Two cafes filmed based on the hit blockbuster anime film Weathering with You will open in Tokyo and Osaka on October 8 and 10 respectively for a limited time. The cafes are being opened by LEGS COMPANY.

 

The cafes have a beautiful menu lined up inspired by the world of Weathering with You. In addition to the themed decorations set to line the cafes, fans can also get their hands on a range of exclusive cafe merchandise and bonus items.

The Most Delicious Dinner in Your Life – ¥1,590

This dish is a complete recreation of the dinner Hodaka eats in the film which he describes as the most delicious he has ever eaten in his 16 years of living. Enjoy a hearty burger together with clam chowder soup and fries.

Hodaka’s Welcome Party Set – ¥1,590

This one-person set was made lovingly by Natsume when Hodaka comes to work at the same company as her, K&A. Complete the set together with one of the “Dreamy” beverages from the drinks menu.

Nagi’s Teru Teru Bōzu À La Mode – ¥1,490
The teru teru bōzu is a traditional Japanese doll used to prevent rain and bring good weather. This assortment includes candy, fruits, and the doll itself holding a cute umbrella.
Dreamy Peach Soda – ¥790
There are lots of other gorgeous-looking menu items and merchandise available too. For more information, check our full article here.

 

▼Weathering with You Cafes

Locations/Dates:
①OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE (Pine Under Flat B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo) @ October 8, 2019 – November 17, 2019

②Osaka Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture) @ October 10, 2019 – November 17, 2019

 

Table Reservations:

Price: ¥650 (Before Tax) *Includes bonus item

*Advance table reservations opened on September 24, 2019

 

Weathering with You Cafe Website: https://tenkinoko-cafe.jp/

 

 

‘LISA LARSON Fika TOKYO’ Cafe Opens in Collaboration With Swedish Ceramicist Lisa Larson

Sunday Branch Marronnier Gate Ginza is a cafe in Ginza that has collaborated with a number of different characters and artists, including Shawn the Sheep since 2017, The Very Hungry Catterpillar in 2018, and Leo Lionni since 2019.

Mikey Plate

​Inspired by Larson’s popular cat character Mikey, this healthy dish includes almond milk rice with a side of greens.

Lion Plate

The adorable round Lion looks like he has been taken right out of Larson’s works and put onto a plate.

Baby Mikey Gateau Chocolate

These baby Mikey chocolates take on a ceramic appearance like Larson’s work and are filled with sesame and cocoa powder.

 

Enjoy food and art come together at LISA LARSON Fika TOKYO. Keep in mind that reservations get priority, so be sure to book a table in advance. For more information, check our full article here.

 

▼LISA LARSON Fika TOKYO

Running: October 4, 2019 – January 27, 2020 (Closed January 1, 2020)

Location: Sunday Branch Marronnier Gate Ginza 1 Floor 4F (2-2-14, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:00)

Website/Reservations: https://www.marronniergate.com/topic/detail/115

6 Sailor Moon Cafes Opening Across Japan Including Tokyo and Osaka

LEGS COMPANY, LTD. held the Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 event back in September 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sailor Moon. The event’s theme focused around adulthood imbued with a hint of cuteness. The cafes were so popular that they had a second “encore” run in December of the same year.

 

This year, LEGS has created an entirely new concept. The theme this year is “Girls Night Out,” and the menu line-up stays true to it, featuring food and drinks all ladies are sure to enjoy on a night out.

5 Sailor Tortilla Wrap Sandwiches – ¥1,590 (Not available at the Saitama cafe)

Pretty Girl’s Brunch Pancakes – ¥1,590 (Available at lunchtime only)

Cosmic Heart Berry Sandwich – ¥1,690

Moon Night Parfait – ¥1,490 (Available at dinnertime only)

Enter the kawaii world of the Sailor Moon Cafe again in 2019. For more information, check our full article here.

 

▼Sailor Moon Cafe 2019

Dates/Locations

▶︎Tokyo・Shibuya: SHIBUYA BOX CAFE&SPACE SHIBUYA 109

Running: October 3, 2019 – November 17, 2019

▶︎Osaka・Abeno: Abeno contact

Running: October 3, 2019 – November 17, 2019

▶︎Aichi・Nagoya: NAGOYA BOX CAFE&SPACE

Running: October 10, 2019 – November 24, 2019

▶︎Hokkaido・Sapporo: Coach & Four Shinkawa-Dori (Hokkaido Branch)

Running: October 18, 2019 – November 17, 2019

▶︎Kyushu・Fukuoka: kawara CAFE & DINNING KITTE (Hakata Branch)

Running: October 26, 2019 – December 1, 2019

▶︎Saitama・Koshigaya: BOX CAFE&SPACE

Running: November 14, 2019 – January 13, 2019

 

Reservations: Opened September 26, 2019

*¥650 per reservation. Up to 4 people per reservation. Includes bonus item.

 

Sailor Moon Cafe 2019 Official Website: https://sailor-moon-cafe2019.jp/

 

 

How did you like this list? Be sure to enjoy all of the café collaboration cafes this October and November!

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    13.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Bandai Namco Amusement is opening a My Hero Academia pop-up shop at the new Namco Ikebukuro facility which itself is set to open this winter at Sunshine 60 Street. The pop-up shop will run for a limited time only from December 20, 2019 to January 19, 2020.

    *The pop-up shop will be open before Namco Ikebukuro fully opens

    To date, this pop-up shop has hit Shinjuku, Nagoya, Hakata and elsewhere across Japan since March 29 this year. The shop features official designs and illustrations drawn specifically for itself, themes of which include the cool Heroes laughing in the face of adversity, wearing festive headbands and happi coats, and more. These designs feature on exclusive merchandise, and there is even a raffle mini game where fans can win tapestries, pin badges, and other limited edition goodies.

    Fans can also get involved in a digital roulette game which has been held at the other pop-up shops, which features a background image featuring the characters from the series, where they can win more items. New prizes will be included at both Nambo Ikebukuro and Namco Umeda.

    And to promote the upcoming anime film My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising, Namco Ikebukuro is holding a campaign for fans to win one of three possible postcard designs from the film.

     

    ©My Hero Academia Production Committee ©️2019 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee ©️Kohei Horikoshi/Shueisha

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  • sumika Drops Music Video for My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising Theme Song ‘Higher Ground’

    12.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    Along with the release of their new single Negai/Higher Ground on December 11, sumika unveiled the song’s official music video. Higher Ground is the opening theme song for the upcoming anime film My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising, which is working up a sensation this winter in Japan. 

    sumika – “Higher Ground” Music Video

    With a thudding beat and sense of urgency, the action-packed song Higher Ground was written especially for the film, which is set to premiere in Japan on December 20. The song is based on the concept of “everybody raising their flags and proceeding towards the light”, which is reflected in the video’s usage of colour and beautiful lighting. 

    In spring 2020, sumika will face their biggest live event yet—sumika Arena Tour 2020 -Daily’s Lamp—which stretches over 10 cities across Japan with 13 live gigs.

     

    The First Press editions of the single even come with irresistible bonuses: The First Press A and B editions of the CD include an application card for pre-sale tickets to “sumika Arena Tour 2020 -Daily’s Lamp-” and the First Press Limited Edition A comes with a bonus CD containing a live audio recording of sumika Live Tour 2019 -Wonder Bridge- 2019.10.29 at Zepp Tokyo.

     

    This is exciting news for fans of My Hero Academia and sumika alike.

     

    ©️2019 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee

  • Korilakkuma Cafe Opens in Harajuku With Projection Mapping Incorporated Dishes

    11.December.2019 | FOOD

    The all-new “HARAJUKU AR BOX -table projection mapping cafe-” will open in Harajuku, Tokyo on December 21, 2019. This permanent cafe incorporates “interactive tabletop projection mapping” technology developed by Sony. The cafe runs in a “pair seating” system and so tables must be occupied by two people. 

    The first collaboration to hit the cafe for its grand opening is with Korilakkuma. The collaboration is titled “Korilakkuma Cafe: Inside The Mirror.” Customers will be able to enjoy their meals while playing together with the characters as they walk around their plates and tables through projection mapping technology.

     

    The theme of the cafe is “Korilakkuma inside a mirror,” which sees Korilakkuma meeting another Korilakkuma inside the mirror in a world of cats and cosmetics.

     

    Customers will be able to get their hands on a range of exclusive merchandise with original art illustrated for the cafe, as well as enjoy themed meals which come in the form of courses made to share between two people. They are free to choose an appetizer, main dish and dessert. *Course menu only – items not available to order separately

     

    Menu item names are translated from Japanese.

     

    Appetizers: Soup and Salad

    Welcome to the World Inside the Mirror! Soup & Salad

    There are two soups to choose from: clam chowder and minestrone. As a pair you can also order one of each.

     

    Main Dishes

    Omurice – Let’s Draw Together

    Chicken and Mushroom Cream Pasta Made Delicious With Magic!

    Friendly Twin Korilakkuma Burger (Available December 21 – January 19 only)

    There are five main dishes in total to choose from including those above.

     

    Desserts

    Spell-Cast Pancakes

    Crème Brûlée & Magic Mirror (Available December 21 – January 19 only)

    Heart-Filled Fondant Chocolate (Available January 20 to February 16 only)

    There are five desserts in total to choose from including those above.

     

    Drinks

    Korilakkuma Cafe au Lait – ¥890 (Served Hot Only)

    Korilakkuma Cocoa – ¥890 (Served Hot Only)

    Twin Korilakkuma Strawberry Milk – ¥990

    When you order a drink, you’ll get an original coaster too.

     

    Merchandise

    Pin Badge (6 Designs) – ¥400

    Folder Set – ¥500

    Sliding Mirror (Pink or Purple) – ¥1,200 Each

     

    There are lots of other exclusive pieces of merchandise to get your hands on too. Every customer will also receive one of two dolomite crystals.

     

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

    ©2019 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

  • Seven Days War Anime Film Release Promoted With Themed Cafe in Shinjuku

    10.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MOVIE

    To celebrate the December 13th release of the upcoming anime film Seven Days War, a themed cafe will open at EJ Anime Theater in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The cafe will collaborate with popular creator Pantovisco who has over 680,000 followers across his social media.

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    And if you order a drink, you’ll get a special card introducing various characters from both Seven Days War and the world of Pantovisco.

     

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  • sumika’s My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising Theme Song Single Teaser Trailer Released

    07.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A trailer has been released for sumika’s upcoming new single Negai/Higher Ground which is set for release on December 11, 2019.

     

    sumika – “Negai/Higher Ground” Teaser

    The trailer showcases Negai, which is already receiving recognition not only for its digital release and music video, but as the main theme song for the TV Asahi Saturday night drama Ossan’s Love -in the sky-. It also features Higher Ground, the main theme song for the upcoming anime film My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising, as well as footage taken from the band’s concert at Zepp Tokyo on October 29 as part of their 2019 “Wonder Bridge” live tour. The full concert will be included with First Press Limited Edition A copies of the single.

     

    sumika will kick off their “Daily’s Lamp” 2020 arena tour in spring next year with 13 concerts across 10 cities in Japan. Those who pick up a copy of any First Press Edition of the singleーA, B or Regularーwill receive an application card for exclusive sign-up to pre-sale tickets to their upcoming live tour. It will mark the band’s biggest tour ever, so if you’re in Japan next spring, be sure to pick up a copy of the CD for a chance to get your hands on these hot tickets.

     

    ©️2019 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee

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  • Gintama Diner: Tokyo’s Gintama Themed Cafe Heads to Animate Branches Across Japan

    06.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Animate Cafe, a chain of cafes that collaborate with popular anime and game franchises, is teaming up with Gintama to open the Gintama Diner for a limited time at the following branches: Ikebukuro 3, Kobe Sannomiya, and Nagoya 2.

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    Yorozuya Gin-chan’s Sakata Parfait – ¥850

    Gin’s Strawberry☆Milk – ¥600

     

    The menu features dishes, desserts and drinks inspired by the characters of the series. The bacon burger comes with a side menu item of your choice, with each being based on a specific character’s favourite side menu item. The parfait too is bright and vivid like the Yorozuya members.

     

    When fans order from the themed menu, they’ll receive one of eight possible coasters featuring original designs.

    Big Acrylic Stands (Diner ver.)

    Squishy Trading Pin Badges

    Trading Acrylic Keyrings (Diner ver.)

     

    Fans will also be able to pick up some exclusive cafe merchandise they won’t find anywhere else, including acrylic stands, pin badges, key rings, and moreーall featuring a diner design.

     

    ©️Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha・TV Tokyo・Dentsu Inc.・BNP・Aniplex

    *All listed prices include tax

  • KIRBY CAFÉ: The World’s First Permanent Kirby-Themed Café to Open in Tokyo

    05.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    The KIRBY CAFÉ is set to open on the 4th floor of Toyko Solamachiーthe shopping, dining and entertainment complex under Tokyo Skytreeーon December 12, 2019 as the world’s first permanent Kirby-themed café.

     

    Though we still have a week to wait until Kirby inhales us whole into his café, the official website is already live, showcasing a new line-up of food and merchandise different from that held at the pop-up Kirby cafés (which we have covered extensively in Fukuoka and even Tokyo Solamachi, the latter of which has seen the most pop-ups).

     

    Some of the menu items are served in a Kirby lunch box, on a Kirby plate, and more. Let’s take a look. Menu items below are translated from Japanese.

    KIRBY CAFÉ’s Stone Baked Pizza ~Maximum Tomato Margherita~ – ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

    KIRBY CAFÉ’s Stone Baked Pizza ~Greedy Half ‘n’ Half~ – ¥3,980 (Before Tax)

    Served on an original plate, the half ‘n’ half comes served with two pizza flavours of your choice. Perfect for those times when you can’t decide because all the options are too good!

    Kirby’s Munching Loco Moco Bowl – ¥1,980 (Before Tax)

    Munch and chew on this tasty serving of loco moco just like Kirby is adorably doing on the lunch box it comes in.

    Whole Egg Plant & Meat Pasta: Say Your Wish to the Galaxy – ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

    Meta Knight’s Precious Matcha Mousse – ¥780 (Before Tax)

    Doctor Kirby’s Secret Lab Soda – ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

    As well as these incredible-looking dishes, there’s lots of other cute ones you can order for takeout too.

     

    If you visit the KIRBY CAFÉ, you’ll have to pay a visit to KIRBY CAFÉ THE STORE as well which is located on the 2nd floor of Solamachi. There’s around 200 pieces of Kirby merchandise including exclusives as well as KIRBY CAFÉ-themed items.

    The KIRBY CAFÉ has its own soundtrack which you can actually buy at the store too. It will be released on December 12. We did an article about it here.

    Customers can received a specially-made sticker with the CD design when they buy something at the café or store.

    The KIRBY CAFÉ gives priority to reservations, so if you’re hoping to get sucked into the world of Kirby, be sure to book in advance.

  • My Hero Academia Glasses Developed in Collaboration With JINS Dropping on December 12

    05.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Glasses brand JINS has teamed up with My Hero Academia once again to release three lines of glasses made in collaboration with the anime and manga series. Orders will open on December 12, 2019.

    The new collaboration celebrates the upcoming release of the anime film My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising on December 20, 2019. It marks a year and a half since the last collaboration held in July 2018 to celebrate the release of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, another film in the franchise.

     

    The first of the three lines come with five pairs of glasses inspired by five students from class 1-A of U.A. High School: Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Shoto Todoroki, Ochaco Urara, and Eijiro Kirishima.

    Izuku Midoriya

    Katsuki Bakugo

    Ochaco Urara

     

    Each frame has distinct colours symbolising their respective characters, giving each pair of glasses its own unique personality.

    Shoto Todoroki

    Eijiro Kirishima

     

    The outer temple parts of the glasses feature a simple design, while the inner design again captures each character with illustrations and logos. And each pair also comes with its own specially-made original case.

     

    Also, during the pre-order period (December 12-24, 2019), select JINS branches have teamed up with iPad to provide a virtual service that puts you into the world of My Hero Academia using JINS’ eyewear products.

    The second and third lines will release in January and March 2020 respectively and will enable spec-wearers to create their own original glasses online. They will make use of the personal order service JINS PAINT and use original patterns. These will be available in a limited quantity. The second collaboration will focus on Villains while the third will focus on Heroes that are different from those in the first.

  • sumika’s My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising Theme Song CD to be Coupled With Tour Ticket Pre-Sale Access

    04.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    sumika will release their new double A-side single Negai/Higher Ground on December 11, 2019. Those who pick up a copy will receive an application card for exclusive sign-up to pre-sale tickets to their upcoming live tour.

    Negai is used as the main theme song for the TV Asahi Saturday night drama Ossan’s Love -in the sky-.

    Higher Ground will be used as the main theme song for the upcoming anime film My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising.

    sumika will kick off their “Daily’s Lamp” 2020 arena tour in spring next year with 13 concerts across 10 cities in Japan. It will mark the band’s biggest tour ever, so if you’re in Japan next spring, be sure to pick up a copy of the CD for a chance to get your hands on pre-sale tickets.

    First Press Limited Edition B copies of the new single will also include one of four possible My Hero Academia cards – two each of Midoriya and Bakugo.

     

    ©️2019 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee

    ©️Kohei Horikoshi/Shueisha

  • My Hero Academia Event to Take Place at Tokyo Tower

    03.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / SPOT

    An event is set to take place at Tokyo Tower from December 7 in promotion of the upcoming anime film My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising, which is set to release on December 20.

    If you pick up a Tokyo Tower Main Deck ticket, which takes you up 150 meters in the tower, you’ll receive a ticket with a limited-edition design, a folder, and one of six possible stickers as pictured above.

    The Main Deck will be decorated with all things My Hero Academia, including original illustrations as well as key visuals for the upcoming movie. There will also be photo panels featuring classic lines said by characters where you can take photos.

    A stamp rally will also be held throughout the tower at the event Collect all six stamps and receive one of six possible desk mats.

     

    Stamp Rally

    Price: ¥600

    Running: Weekdays 10:00-18:00 (Reception Closes 17:30) / Weekends 10:00-20:00 (Reception Closes 19:30)

    Available: Stamp Rally counter on the first floor of Tokyo Tower

    *Please note that you will also have to pay the entrance fee to the Main Deck to participate

    Test your My Hero Academia knowledge with the official quiz taking place on weekends up the outer staircase. Those who take part will be able to take a photo together with Midoriya and Bakugo and will receive a certificate.

     

    Running: Weekends & Public Holidays 10:00-16:00 (Not running during rainy weather)

    *A Main Deck entry ticket is required to access the outer staircase. A ticket to the event is also required to receive the certificate

    Choose a beverage inspired by your favourite character. Every drink ordered comes with a My Hero Academia coaster.

     

    Location: Cafe La Tour, Main Deck Floor 1F

    Opening Hours: 9:30-22:45 (Last Orders 22:00)

    Price: ¥600 Each

    Don’t miss out on the chance to grab some Tokyo Tower-exclusive My Hero Academia merchandise either.

     

    Location: Merchandise Counter, Tokyo Tower Floor 1F

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Until 20:00 on weekends)

     

    ©2019 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee ©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha

  • SMALL WORLDS TOKYO: New Details Drop On Sailor Moon & Evangelion Areas at Tokyo’s Miniature Theme Park

    01.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The date has finally been revealed for the opening of the all-new SMALL WORLDS TOKYO in Tokyo’s Ariake district: April 25, 2020.

    The park will cover an 8,000m2 area across its four floors: the Departure Floor where visitors arrive at the doorstep of the world of SMALL WORLDS TOKYO, the Departure Lounge where you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, SMALL WORLDS where you are thrown into multiple different worlds, and the Creators Floor where you will get to see these miniature worlds being created on a day-to-day basis.

    The main floor, SMALL WORLDS, is made up of seven areas: the Kansai International Airport Area, the Space Center Area, World Streets Area, Sailor Moon Area, Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3 Area, Neon Genesis Evangelion Evangelion Cage Area, and the newly-announced Tokyo Area which for now is a tentative title as they begin preparations for rolling out details about it.

    A new photo has been released, as pictured above, of the highly-anticipated Sailor Moon Area. It showcases the outside of series protagonist Usagi Tsukino’s house which the park confirms is now complete.

    The Neon Genesis Evangelion Tokyo-3 Area will also feature a visual attraction that makes use for AR/VR technology. It was made in collaboration with South Korean director Jae Cheol Hong. The park will also open a “Special Area” which will feature a miniature remodelling of Shurijo Castle in Okinawa, which was destroyed last month as a result of a fire. It will open sometime next year, and be subsequently moved to SMALL WORLDS OKINAWA, a new site set to open in 2021.

     

    The Citizens Rights Figure Program, which opened in August, received such overwhelming praise a second run began on November 29. The program scans a 3D model a person and have a figure of themselves placed in the area of their choice. The areas people can place themselves in this time are the Kansai International Airport Area, Space Center Area, and World Streets Area.

  • Pompompurin Cafe Reveals Christmas Menu For Harajuku, Yokohama & Umeda Branches

    27.November.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    The Harajuku, Yokohama and Umeda branches of the Pompompurin Cafeーthe cafe chain centred on Sanrio’s popular character Pompompurinーis serving up two cute Christmas menu items this year from December 1 to 25.

    *Food names below are translated from Japanese

    Hurry Up Santa – Pompompurin Cheese Keema Curry – ¥1,290 (Before Tax)

    This rich and spicy keema curry is made with Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, and natural cheese. The colourful stars are made from carrot and paprika, while the spiralled Christmas cheese is a combination of spinach and mashed potato. Purin is made of rice and is waiting in anticipation for Santa to deliver his present. You’ll see he’s holding a stocking which is a made from bread and walleye pollack mayo. A hearty dish that is both delicious and adorable

    Snowman Pompompurin – Snow Covered Chocolate Tart ¥1,190 (Before Tax)

    Pompompurin has turned into a vanilla ice cream snowman and is standing next to a pistachio cream Christmas tree. They are both atop a rich chocolate tart. This cute dessert is like a Christmas garden straight out of a children’s picture book.

    If you decide you want to spend your Christmas with Pompompurin this year, then you’ll receive a free lunch mat when you order food and a free coaster when you get a drink. These are both limited in quantity, so don’t miss out!

     

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