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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    The official Weathering with You art book is set for release in Japan on May 27, 2020. The book will include a limited edition version, and depending on where you purchase it from you will receive a different bonus item.

     

    KADOKAWA announced the release of the art earlier this month. The hit anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai (Your NameThe Garden of Words) was released in July last year to critical acclaim, earning the title of Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

     

    The art book is to feature over 240 gorgeous pieces of background art which of course includes image of Tokyo’s sky changed by the weather in the film. It will also include an interview with the director Makoto Shinkai, comments by the art director Hiroshi Takiguchi, and plenty more for a detailed, behind-the-scenes look into the movie.

     

    Let’s check out the different stores offering their exclusive bonus items.

     

    Animate

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set A)

    Books Kinokuniya

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set B)

    MARUZEN & JUNKUDO

    IC Card/Smartphone/Tablet Stickers (Sticker Set C)

    *Stickers are available at select branches only. Please enquire in-branch for more information.

     

    The three different sticker sets feature breathtaking background art from Weathering with You, and can be used on IC cards, smartphones, or tablets.

     

    Amazon

    PC Wallpapers (3 Designs/3 Sizes) – these can be used as backgrounds for online calls too

    Smartphone Wallpaper (1 Design)

    If bought on Amazon, you’ll get some PC wallpapers and a smartphone wallpaper.

    *Wallpaper designs subject to change without notice. The wallpapers are exclusive to customers who buy the book by July 31, 2020 at 23:59 (JST). Wallpapers can be downloaded until October 29, 2020 at 23:59 (JST).

     

    ©2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

  • Weathering with You’s Official Art Book to Feature Over 240 Breathtaking Background Pieces

    10.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    KADOKAWA has announced that it is releasing an official art book for Weathering with You on May 27, 2020. The hit anime film directed by Makoto Shinkai (Your NameThe Garden of Words) was released in July last year to critical acclaim, earning the title of Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

    Art Book Sleeve

    The art book is to feature over 240 gorgeous pieces of background art which of course includes image of Tokyo’s sky changed by the weather in the film. It will also include an interview with the director Makoto Shinkai, comments by the art director Hiroshi Takiguchi, and plenty more for a detailed, behind-the-scenes look into the movie.

    Front Cover

    Background Imagery

    The book is split into 14 chapters such as “Clear Sky Tokyo,” “Rainy Tokyo,” “Abandoned Warehouse,” “Hina’s Apartment,” and more. Each chapter is coupled with comments from the art staff who give their thoughts on the gorgeous backgrounds and how they change during the movie when the weather changes.

     

    14 Chapters

    To Tokyo / Shopping District / Abandoned Warehouse / Clear Sky Tokyo / Rainy Tokyo / Suga Office / Hina’s Apartment / Shitamachi Private Houses / Shrine / Backstreets / Parks / Escape / Clouds & Sky / The World Years Later

    *Chapter names translated from Japanese

     

    Interview

    The book will feature an interview with the film’s director Makoto Shinkai on the film’s layout, storyboarding, and more. It will also include talks with the art director Hiroshi Takiguchi as well as Nizou Yamamoto (who was the art director for Studio Ghibli’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky) who worked on the film’s shrine and ceiling art, and other staff.

     

    Background Art Pre-Production

    Comments by art director Hiroshi Takiguchi along with visuals will show the four stages of pre-production for the background art including storyboarding, colouring, rough sketches, and 3D models.

     

    Step into the breathtaking world of Weathering with You once more by picking up a copy of the official art book, out May 27, 2020 in Japan.

     

    ©2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

  • Streetwear Brand XLARGE to Release My Hero Academia Collaborative Clothing

    14.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Established in November 1991 in Vermont Avenue los angeles, XLARGE has become one of the leading streetwear brands, infusing a range of culture such as music, art and comics into their designs and pioneering a new direction in fashion. 

     

     XLARGE is set to release a line of My Hero Academia collaborative clothing with Kōhei Horikoshi – the creator of the popular Weekly Shōnen Jump series (Shueisha. Inc).  

     

    My Hero Academia is set in a world where 80 percent of the world possess some kind of superpower called “quirks”. The main character Izuku Midoriya (Deku), who has dreamt of becoming a hero since childhood, discovers that he was born quirkless. After an unexpected encounter with the world’s greatest hero All Might, Deku inherits the “One For All” quirk and is able to enter the prestigious hero school U.A. High School where he studies and fights alongside his new classmates to master his quirk. From children to adults, the series has become incredibly popular worldwide and the TV anime is set to release its fifth season. 

    S/S TEE DEKU WHITE,BLACK,GREEN / S,M,L,XL / ¥5,500+TAX

    S/S TEE ALLMIGHT WHITE,BLACK,NAVY / S,M,L,XL / ¥5,500+TAX

    The new clothing series features Izuku Midoriya, his rival from childhood Katsuki Bakugo, the top-class hero Shoto Todoroki and the world’s number one hero and Deku’s biggest role model All Might. All the illustrations are original and include the XLARGE logo.

     

    MY HERO ACADEMIA DENIM PANT LtINDIGO / 30,32,34,36inch / ¥20,000+TAX

    If you’re a fan of these new generation Jump characters then this stylish lineup is just what you need. The lineup will be sold from May 2, 2020 on calif and ZOZOTOWN online stores. 

     

    This is perfect for any My Hero Academia fan looking to quirk up their look. 

     

    ©Kōhei Horikoshi/ SHUEISHA. Inc, My Hero Academia Production Committee

  • Harajuku’s Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe Entertains Customers With Projection Mapping

    28.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    “HARAJUKU AR BOX -table projection mapping cafe-,” a cafe in Harajuku whose name speaks for itself, has announced its second collaboration with Rilakkuma to bring the new Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe which will open for a limited time from April 3, 2020 to June 28, 2020.

     

    The cafe’s first collaboration with Rilakkuma was in December last year. It was called “Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror” and earned itself many fans for its cute food and decor, but especially for its interactive tables which used projection mapping technology to have Rilakkuma and friends running around people’s tables.

     

    Harajuku’s Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror | Food Review: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/284456

     

    Fruit is the theme of the new Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe, which follows that Chairoikoguma and the other characters have gathered lots of nutritious fruit to fill up the belly of hungry Rilakkuma.

     

    Food

    Rilakkuma’s Fruit Salad – ¥1,590

    Get your fill of refreshing fruit from this fruit salad plate which has Rilakkuma poking his cute face out from behind it all. When you order this dish, you’ll need to touch the fruits that appear on the table to give them to Rilakkuma.

    Korilakkuma’s Apple Cheese Gratin – ¥1,690

    A combination of hot apple and melted cheese, you’ll find yourself addicted to the sweet and sour mix of flavours. Pick lots of apples with Rilakkuma and company with the projection mapping game. (*Serving April 3, 2020 – May 17, 2020 only)

    Chairoikoguma’s Orange Burger – ¥1,690

    The bun of this hearty burger is branded with Chairokoguma’s cute bear face. But what happens when you squeeze Rilakkuma’s orange? (*Serving May 20, 2020 – June 28, 2020 only)

     

    Desserts

    Rilakkuma’s Maku Maku Fruit Tree Parfait – ¥1,590

    Korilakkuma’s Maku Maku Strawberry Tree Parfait – ¥1,590 (Serving April 3, 2020 – May 17, 2020 only)

    Kiiroitori’s Maku Maku Peach Tree Parfait – ¥1,590 (Serving May 20, 2020 – June 28, 2020 only)

    For dessert, you have a selection of fruit-topped parfaits to choose from featuring Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori.

     

    Drinks

    Rilakkuma & Friends Maku Maku Drinks – ¥790 / With Glass – ¥1,990

    Warm & Fluffy With Everyone Cafe Latte – ¥890

    Pick between one of the cold beverages, or if it’s a cold day, warm up with a hot drink. Feel warm and fluffy like Rilakkuma and his friends with a warm beverage after your parfait.

     

    Exclusive Merchandise & Bonus Items

    Pin Badges (9 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥400

    Acrylic Key Rings (8 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥500

    Get your hands on a selection of original merchandise too, including pin badges, acrylic key rings, and more.

    Stickers (4 Designs/Chosen Randomly)

    Coasters (4 Designs/Chosen Randomly)

    Book a table online in advance and receive one of four possible stickers. Order a drink at the cafe and get one of the four coasters!

     

    You’re sure to get your five-a-day when you dine at the Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe, opening for spring on April 3, 2020 in Harajuku.

     

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

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