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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  • TOKYO BOX cafe&space to Hit Tokyo’s Hottest Tourist Spot with Sailor Moon Cafe

    12.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    On October 25, 2019 LEGS COMPANY, LTD. and TRANSIT GENERAL OFFICE INC. will open a brand new collaboration cafe space called TOKYO BOX cafe&space in one of Tokyo’s hottest tourist spots: Tokyo Solamachi®. 

    LEGS COMPANY, LTD. is the driving force for multiple collaboration cafes across the country. Each collaboration cafes sees a fusion of an aspect of Japanese popular culture, such as a game franchise or anime, with a delicious dining experience. Customers can enjoy meals, decor, merchandise and entertainment themed on their favourite characters. Collaboration cafes produced by LEGS COMPANY, LTD. are full of a variety of contents which stay true to the work they are based on while providing the opportunity for fans to fully embrace it. 

     

    The brand new cafe will be located in Tokyo Solamachi: a commercial complex located in a tourist hotspot at the foot of Tokyo’s famous tower Tokyo Skytree. The cafe is fitted with the latest projectors which will project videos a grand size of 200 inches across the walls to transform the space into a dynamic atmosphere. Once customers step foot into the cafe, they will immediately be immersed in the world of their favourite characters.  Being located in a tourist hotspot, this cafe is sure to draw even more people to the area. 

     

    The first franchise to have its name glorified within the walls of the brand new cafe will be one of the world’s favourite anime: Sailor Moon. The Sailor Moon Cafe 2019 will be running from October 10, 2019 to January 13, 2010. Some merchandise and menu items from the Sailor Moon 25th anniversary exhibition held in 2017 will be making a comeback. The cafe’s interior will be decorated in the same style as the Sailor Moon Cafe 2017.  

     

    More details on this special cafe will be posted on the official website in a few days. 

  • Visiting the Weathering With You Cafe Now Open in Tokyo and Osaka

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

    LEGS COMPANY opened two cafes themed on the hit anime film Weathering with You in Tokyo and Osaka on October 8 and October 10 respectively. The cafes will run for a limited time only.

    We paid a visit to the Tokyo branch which opened inside OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE & SPACE which is only a 7-minute walk from Omotesando Station.

     

    The new blockbuster hit from internationally-acclaimed animator and film director Makoto Shinkai Weathering with You dropped back on July 19 and has since amassed over 13 billion yen (approximately US$131 million) in the box office. It was seen by 7.5 million people in the first 34 days of its release, and over 10 million after 75 days. Its huge success has cemented itself in the Japanese animated film industry as another monumental masterpieces from Shinkai. The film has also been nominated for Best International Feature Film for the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards set to take place on February 9, 2020.

    While sat in the cafe you can watch scenes from the film on the giant screens while the main songs performed by RADWIMPS play.

     

    The cafe menu features a line-up of drinks, dishes and desserts inspired by the characters and moments in the series, including the chahan set prepared by Hina for Hodaka, the Hodaka Welcome Party Set, and more.

    Teru Teru Omurice – ¥1,490

    This is the dish I ordered to eat. I couldn’t resist how cute it was. It’s inspired by the teru teru bōzu that Nagi makes, a traditional Japanese doll used to prevent rain and bring good weather. The doll’s head is made of mashed potato. He’s sat on a bed of ketchup rice filled with vegetables and bathed in a delicious sauce. This one’s too cute it almost seems a waste to eat♡

    Nagi’s Teru Teru Bōzu À La Mode – ¥1,490

    For dessert I ordered another teru teru bōzu treat. This one is made from gyūhi, a type of Japanese confection made from rice flour. Its head is filled with vanilla ice cream, and if you turn it over, you’ll find Japanese pudding underneath, and under that granola. It’s finished with a lining of bright blue lychee jelly around the outside for a hint of freshness.

     

    The cafe offers plenty of other dishes that will leave any Weathering with You fans spoiled for choice.

    Hina’s Handmade Sesame Oil Infused Pea Sprout Potato Chahan Set – ¥1,490

    A chahan set lovingly prepared by Hina for Hodaka. Chop up the spring onions that come on the side and add them to the soup just like Hina does in the film! This is a hearty set sure to fill you up.

    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. If you’re looking for a healthy green meal packed with veggies then you’ll love this one.

    Clearing Up Weather Tiramisu – ¥1,490

    This refreshing matcha tiramisu is inspired by the scene when Hina and Hodaka reunite, with the sauce representing the sunlight and the cotton candy the rainy clouds. Pour the sauce over the cotton candy and watch the clouds clear up.

    Acai Bowl of the World’s Secrets – ¥1,390

    Enjoy the main key visual of the film right on top of your plate. The mild flavour of the yogurt coupled with the refreshing kiwi is a mouth-watering combination. The colours are really beautiful, too.

    Swirling Snow Whipped Latte – ¥990

    Inspired by the immense snow that spirals around Tokyo in the film, a cup of this whipped cream latte is perfect as a post-meal wind-down.

    Left: The Fine Weather That Day (Grapefruit) – ¥1,690 / Right: The Sunset That Day (Cranberry) – ¥1,690

    These two drinks are for takeout, and are based on iconic scenes in the film, specifically when the turns fine and the sunset. They are served in exclusive cafe-original bottles. Both flavours are sweet, sour and refreshing. Plus, you can reuse the bottles.

    If you order one of the many drinks from the menu you’ll receive one of six possible coasters chosen randomly.

    The cafe has plenty of exclusive merchandise on their shelves too.

    Sparkly Rain Smartphone Case (7/8 Ver. & X Ver.) – ¥3,900 Each

    When you shake these iPhone cases, it looks like the rain is falling.

    Raindrop Stickers (10 Designs) – ¥400

    Don’t you just want to collect all of these cute raindrop stickers?

    If you book a seat in advance (¥650 before tax per person) you will receive one of six possible bromide pictures chosen randomly, so don’t forget to reserve in advance.

     

    Plunge yourself into the world of Weathering with You at either one of these cafes, now running until November 17.

     

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

    ©️2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

  • Embark on An Aquatic Adventure to The Little Mermaid OH MY CAFE in Tokyo

    01.October.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    It has been 30 years since Disney’s The Little Mermaid came to theatres. To celebrate, The Little Mermaid cafe has dropped its anchor in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Hokkaido and will be around for a limited time only.  Curious travellers are sure to fall in love with this world filled with Disney magic.

    As a big Disney fan, curious model Kanako just could not miss the opportunity to visit, so we headed over to Tokyu Plaza, Omotesando (Tokyo) to create a tongue-tantalizing report just for you. 

    The entrance was a treasure trove of exciting 30th anniversary celebratory designs.

    Venturing deeper, we came across illustrations of the exciting underwater world. 

    Seeing all the images of the characters, memories of the film will come floating into your mind. Just how many wonders can one cafe hold?

    There are five delicious meals and five delicious drinks on the menu. Everything was so cute that it was difficult to decide what to order. Time to dive in!

    Ariel Vegetable Pasta with Genovese Sauce: ¥1990

    This dish particularly caught Kanako’s eye. A graceful print made of powdered spices and sauce depicts Ariel gliding through the sea. It went perfectly with the salad. Feel free to take the beautiful paper mat home with you as a souvenir. 

    Cream Beach Risotto: ¥1,990

    This creamy risotto depicts a beautiful beach. Look closely and you will spot Ariel’s most prized treasure: a dinglehopper.  Feel free to take the dinglehopper home with you and add it to your collection of treasure. A layer of shrimp sauce lies hidden between the rice and mountain of salad. Can you spot Sebastian keeping a careful eye on Ariel? 

    Seven Princesses of Atlantica Colourful Tartine Plate: ¥2,290

     This plate of tasty tartines depicts the seven sisters and will send you on an exciting flavour journey. The fruity tartine will fill your mouth with a fresh fruity burst of blueberries and strawberries. Next on the plate is a luxurious cream cheese tartine, followed by a chunky vegetable tartine and finally, a filling boiled egg and potato salad tartine. The tartines are surrounded by colourful sauces such as blueberry sauce, pumpkin sauce and carrot sauce. 

     Sebastian’s Strawberry Smoothie: ¥890 (with themed drink coaster: ¥1,790)

    This yoghurt smoothie is dedicated to King Triton’s royal court composer Sebastian. Mix in the strawberry sauce before tucking in to enhance the flavour. You can also take the decoration on the glass back home with you. 

    Upon noticing the coaster that came with her drink, Kanako’s eyes were sparkling with desire. The drink coaster is a sure way to add some magic to all your drinks at home. Unfortunately, they are in limited supply, so make sure to get one before they are all sold out.

    Next, the curious Kanako explored the merchandise corner. The illustrations on the merchandise have been specifically designed for this special cafe.

    Canvas Art A/B  (two designs): ¥3,500

    Now you can decorate your room with your own collection of whose-its, whats-its, and thingamabobs.

    Letter Writing Set with Case (1 design): ¥800

    BIC Ballpoint Pen (2 designs): ¥500 each (Flounder/Seahorse)

    The pink-themed gadgets and gizmos are very cute too.

    Spend over ¥1000 (before tax) in the merchandise corner and you will receive a special Little Mermaid 30th anniversary shopping bag. There are a limited number of these and they are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so we recommend you go to the cafe as soon as possible if you want one.

    This cafe is a whole world waiting to be discovered. Reservations cost ¥500 per person (before tax). Just ordering from the menu will grant you the special gift of an A5 clear file and you can even pick your favourite from 30 designs. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance and get ready to plunge straight into the fun!

     

    ©️Disney

  • 6 Sailor Moon Cafes Opening Across Japan Including Tokyo and Osaka

    01.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    LEGS COMPANY, LTD. has announced that it will open six Sailor Moon cafes for its Sailor Moon Cafe 2019 event across Japan this year. The opening dates differ from branch to branch, but the first two will open in Tokyo and Osaka on October 3. See all the opening dates in the Information section below.

     

    LEGS 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)

    Girls Night Out (Chicken Steak Plate) – ¥1,990 (Available at dinnertime only)

    Cosmic Heart Berry Sandwich – ¥1,690

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

    Girls Night Out Drinks (10 Flavours) – ¥890 Each (Usagi Tsukino/Ami Mizuno/Rei Hono/Makoto Kino/Minako Aino/Chibiusa/Haruka Tennou/Michiru Kaiou/Setsuna Meiou/Hotaru Tomoe)

    This is just a select look at what’s on the menu―there are many other themed foods and desserts too!

    Acrylic Key Ring (12 Designs Chosen Randomly) – ¥650

    Clear Bag (1 Design) – ¥1,800

    Plate (1 Design) – ¥2,200

    The artwork for select cafe-exclusive merchandise was done by popular creator Etoile et Griotte who makes items for girls who love cute things, and Japanese illustrator Jenny Kaori, who creates cute, fashionable and alternative works.

    Every person who books a seat in advance (¥650 before tax) at the cafe will receive one of the 5 above-pictured ticket holders chosen randomly.

    If you dine at the cafe, you’ll get one of the 4 above-pictured lunch mats chosen randomly.

    And if you order a drink, you’ll get one of the 10 above-pictured coasters chosen randomly.

     

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

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation

  • Japanese Cafe Collaborates With Swedish Ceramicist Lisa Larson

    27.September.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    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.

     

    The cafe is now collaborating with Swedish ceramicist and designer Lisa Larson to open LISA LARSON Fika TOKYO. The menu will feature dishes inspired by her cute works.

    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.

    Bob Plate

    Liten Katt Plate

    These’s even a meatball meal, which is a staple of the Swedish household, as well as semla, a type of sweet roll made in the country.

     

    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.

  • Sailor Moon Compression Socks Released in Collaboration With Medi QttO

    27.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Medi QttO are long compression socks created by the footwear and orthopaedic foot care brand Dr. Scholl. Their design is based on compression therapy which was developed in the UK. The company has teamed up with Sailor Moon for the first time to released a special themed design. Pre-orders opened on September 25 and they will officially go on sale on October 7.

     

    To be worn when sleeping, this thigh-high type cares for the entire leg from the foot right up to the thighs.

    The design features the same pattern as Usagi Tsukino’s blanket from Sailor Moon. They can be worn when relaxing or just knocking around at home. They are also made so that they do not slip or slide when sleeping. Their use will led to beautiful skin in the morning.

     

    They are available to buy on Amazon Japan and Rakuten and limited in stock.

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation

    ©Naoko Takeuchi

  • Weathering with You Anime Film Themed Cafe to Open in Tokyo & Osaka

    26.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MOVIE / SPOT

    Two cafes filmed based on the hit 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 new blockbuster hit from internationally-acclaimed animator and film director Makoto Shinkai Weathering with You dropped back on July 19 and has since amassed over 10 billion yen (approximately US$101 million) in the box office. It was seen by 7.5 million people in the first 34 days of its release. Its huge success has cemented itself in the Japanese animated film industry as another monumental masterpieces from Shinkai. The film has been nominated for Best International Feature Film for the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards set to take place on February 9, 2020.

    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.

     

    Menu

    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.

    Hina’s Handmade Sesame Oil Infused Pea Sprout Potato Chahan Set – ¥1,490

    A chahan set lovingly prepared by Hina for Hodaka. The soup becomes even more delicious with the spring onions.

    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.

    Clearing Up Weather Tiramisu – ¥1,490

    This refreshing matcha tiramisu is inspired by the scene when Hina and Hodaka reunite, with the sauce representing the sunlight and the cotton candy the rainy clouds.

    Dreamy Peach Soda – ¥790

    The Dreamy drink is an original beverage based on the drink that appears at Hodaka’s welcoming. The one in the film is alcoholic, but this is a non-alcoholic peach soda. Enjoy together with the Hodaka’s Welcome Party Set.

    Sweet Growth Drink – ¥1,090

    A fruity soda based on the small cat that Hodaka meets in an alleyway and names “Ame” (Rain).

     

    Original Merchandise

    Raindrop Stickers (1o Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥400

    Tote Bag – ¥2,400

     

    Bonus Items

    If you book a seat in advance you will receive one of six possible bromide pictures chosen randomly.

    And you’ll also get one of six possible coasters if you order from the drinks menu.

     

    There are lots of other gorgeous-looking menu items and merchandise available in addition to the ones we have shown. If you loved Weathering with You, then be sure to visit one of the cafes!

     

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

    ©️2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

  • BLUE ENCOUNT Release My Hero Academia Season 4 OP Theme ‘Polaris’

    19.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese rock band BLUE ENCOUNT released their song Bad Paradox just last week, which serves as the main theme for the Japanese TV drama series Voice 110 Kinkyu Shirei Shitsu. The band was set to hold a free live show at Yoyogi Park on the day of release, but due to unforeseen weather conditions it had to be cancelled. The band instead decided to host a live stream from the studio entitled to B.E. continued earlier this week.

    Their new song Polaris will be used as the opening theme for season four of the ongoing hit anime series My Academia from October 12. The song will be released on CD as a single on November 20.

     

    Limited Pressing Edition and First Press Limited Edition copies of the single are coupled with a DVD which features the full footage of the recent live stream. Details on the CD’s tracklist will be revealed in the near future.

     

    This year marks 15 years since BLUE ENCOUNT first formed and their 5th anniversary since going major. They will head on tour in Japan later this year.

  • Revue Starlight 1st Anniversary Celebrated With Themed Cafes in Akihabara & Osaka

    18.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    To celebrate the 1st anniversary of media franchise Revue Starlight, two themed cafes are set to open in Toyko and Osaka on October 11 and November 8 respectively.

    Revue Starlight is a multimedia project that currently consists of stage plays, an anime series which aired last year, several ongoing manga series, and a smartphone game.

    Beautiful Sky Invincible Set – Yakisoba & Hot Dug Bun: ¥980

    Nana’s Handmade Banana Muffins: ¥1,180

    Rinmeikan All-Girl’s School Matcha au Lait: ¥750

    Everything on the menu is inspired by the characters and world of Revue Starlight, from light meals to desserts and drinks.

    Pin Badge Set (Set of 5): ¥2,100

    Canvas Art (5 Designs): ¥3,500 Each (Karen Aijō/Hikari Kagura/Tamao Tomoe/Aruru Otsuki/Akira Yukishir0)

    Exclusive merchandise will be sold at the cafes too, including designs of the characters dressed at cafe staff.

    Reservation-Only Bonus Item: Original A4 Stickers (2 Chosen Randomly)

    Bonus Item For Diners: Original Lunch Mat 92 Designs (2 Chosen Randomly)

    Bonus Item For Drink Orders: Original Coaster (1 Chosen Randomly)

    The cafes also have a line-up of bonus items for if you book a table in advance, dine at the cafe, and order a drink at the cafe.

  • Music Video Released For Weathering with You Main Theme ‘Shukusai’ by RADWIMPS Featuring Toko Miura

    17.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    The new blockbuster hit from internationally-acclaimed animator and film director Makoto Shinkai Weathering with You dropped back in July and has since amassed over 10 billion yen (approximately US$101 million) in the box office.

     

    A music video for the movie edit of the film’s main Shukusai by RADWIMPS featuring Toko Miura has just been released on the band’s official YouTube page. The gorgeous video is inspired by the film’s story, with the change in sunny weather simultaneously uplifting peoples’ feelings.

     

     

    The video features a lone Toko Miura in a cave with the sunlight shining down. The life that exists down in the cave begins to bloom at the sound and echo of Miura’s bright and clear voice.

     

    RADWIMPS, who are responsible for the film’s entire soundtrack, have announced that they will release a new album entitled Weathering with You complete version on November 27, 2019. The album will include all 5 main themes, including both the full versions and versions edited down for the film.

     

    It has also been announced that the first press limited edition of the Your Name soundtrack, which sold out instantly back in 2016, will receive reprints on November 27.
    The Weathering with You soundtrack will also be released on vinyl on December 11.

     

    ©️2019 “Weathering with You” Production Committee

  • My Hero Academia Themed Cafe to Open at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO in Tokyo

    14.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    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) *Choose your own

     

    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. You can only pick between one meal and/or dessert when ordering.

     

    Bonus Merch

    When ordering from the drinks menu or one of the latte art coffees, you will receive one drinks coaster selected randomly from the following designs during the following dates.

     

    Coaster Line-Up ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

    Coaster Line-Up ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

     

    And when ordering from the food or dessert menu, you will receive one of the below-pictured original bromide pictures chosen randomly. All of these bonus items are first-come, first-served.

     

    Merchandise Shop

    The cafe will also have its own merchandise corner selling exclusive items in collaboration with SEGA.

     

    Available From October 12

    Holographic Pin Badge (7 Designs) – ¥500 Each (Before Tax) *Chosen randomly, up to 10 allowed per person in one transaction 

    Acrylic Key Ring with Stand – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax) *Chosen randomly, up to 10 allowed per person in one transaction

     

    Available From November 2

    Mini Card (7 Designs) – ¥600 Each (Before Tax)

    There are lots of other pieces of merchandise to get your hands on too. The cafe-exclusives are available only to those who use the cafe.

    You must book a table in advanced if you want to visit, so be sure to get yours in quick.

     

     

    ©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee ©SEGA

    *Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual product may differ.

  • Transform Into a Sailor Moon Fan Club Member and Gain Access to Exclusive Merchandise

    13.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The official Sailor Moon fan club in Japan known as “Pretty Guardians” has announced that it is accepting additional members to this year’s sign-up period. Additional sign-ups opened on September 12.

    If you become a member right now you’ll gain access to a catalogue of exclusive members-only merch including the little gem and bath salt set made in collaboration with Savons Gemme, the Pretty Guardians Store 2-year anniversary watch (which is limited in stock), and more.

    Orders also began today for the 2020 Makeup Notebook pictured above which is an exclusive item to the Premium Bandai Fan Club’s secret site. It features a special illustration by Sailor Moon author Naoko Takeuchi. It comes with a dreamy cover that will flutter the hearts of any fan of the series.

    Fan club members can also get a special picture ticket when they dine at the official Sailor Moon show restaurant SHINING MOON TOKYO if they show their membership card or account page.

    It costs ¥5,000 before tax to join. Those entering in the additional applications will receive an member’s card.

    Pretty Guardians also gain access to pre-sales before anyone else, including those for the Sailor Moon Cafe 2019 which went on sale recently. Become a member today!

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