Mr. Osomatsu Themed Cafe to Open at Animate Ikebukuro This Summer
Animate Cafe, a chain of cafes in Japan which collaborates with popular anime, manga and games, has announced that it’s set to serve up an Osomatsu-kun themed cafe at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 from July 15, 2020.
Osomatsu-kun is a comedy manga series by Fujio Akatsuka which was rebooted in 2015 with the anime series Mr. Osomatsu (also known as Osomatsu-san). A second season aired between 2017-2018 and an anime film, Osomatsu-san the Movie, was released in 2019.
Choromatsu’s Grape Drink: ¥650
Todomatsu’s Revenge Strawberry Milk: ¥650
BIG Acrylic Stands (6 Designs): ¥1,600 Each
Acrylic Name Badges (6 Designs): ¥500 Each
“Kindergarten” is the theme of the cafe collaboration, which sees the six Matsuno brothers turned into kindergarteners for the merchandise designs. Fans can tuck into food and drinks themed on brothers as well as get their hands one exclusive merchandise.
Free Coasters (6 Designs)
Customers who order from the collaborative menu will receive a free coaster. Those who spend over ¥2,000 (tax included) will receive two coasters from a different set of 15 coasters.
©Fujio Akatsuka / Osomatsu-san Production Committee
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4
Running: July 15, 2020 – August 17, 2020
*Between July 15 and July 19, reservations will be mandatory and customers who sign up will be selected randomly. From July 20 to August 17, reservations are not necessary.
*Dates and times subject to change.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only.
*Prices listed are tax-inclusive.
Animate Cafe: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/osomatsusan2007/
Egg specialty store TAMAGOYA to launch Strawberry Fair for a limited time in Shizuoka
Shizuoka-based egg specialty store TAMAGOYA is currently running a BERRY BERRY Strawberry Fair for a limited time.
TAMAGO Pudding Parfait
ICHIGP Pudding Parfait
Gigantic ICHIGO Shortcake Parfait
The cafe offers pancakes and parfaits made with strawberries from Shizuoka Prefecture. The menu includes the “TAMAGO Pudding Parfait” that looks like a fried egg with fluffy pancakes and pudding as a specialty of egg stores, and the seasonal “ICHIGO Pudding Parfait”. The “ICHIGO’s Giant Shortcake Parfait,” which weighs over 5 kg, is available by reservation only.
Enjoy the harmony of eggs and strawberries to your heart’s content.
Address: 1-322, Yasuhisa, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka, 〒411-0815
Opening Hours: 9:00～17:00/cafe branch 9:30～17:00（L.O15:30）
Official Site: http://izu-tamagoya.com/
Hot-Pot Party-Themed Gorogoro Nyansuke Cafe Opens in Ikebukuro
Gorogoro Nyansuke, a popular character featured on LINE stickers, will get his own cafe in Ikebukuro for a limited time! The nabe (hot-pot) party-themed location will be open from December 2, 2021 until January 23, 2022. In Japan, it’s popular to enjoy nabe with friends and family during the winter months to warm up!
Refreshing Lemon Nabe
Soy Milk Nabe
Black Sesame Parfait
Dorayaki Pancakes with Japanese Sweets
Red Bean Paste Covered in Snow
Warm and Cozy Kotatsu Cake
Nyansuke Float (Melon Soda)
Nyansuke Float (Anzu Soda)
Nyansuke Float (Roasted Green Tea and Milk)
Cafe Latte: ¥660 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychain (Random, 10 varieties)
A4-size Clear Folder (Set of 2)
The adorable kitty-cat has become popular on LINE and social media and was designed by Tsumugi Murasato. Her first manga was published in October 2020 with merchandise following, and she has become more and more popular since!
© MIND WAVE INC. / GORO GORO Nyansuke ®
Gorogoro Nyansuke Cafe
Running: December 2, 2021 – January 23, 2022 *Closed from December 30 – January 4
Location: BOX cafe&space Ikebukuro (1-22-8 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/goronyan_cafe
Reservations/Official Site: http://gorogoronyansuke-cafe.jp/
gelato pique café Releases its Christmas Collection Including New Menu and Goods
gelato pique café launched its Christmas collection for limited time only from November 24 to December 26.
Brown Bear Caramel Crêpe
Raspberry Caramel Cheesecake Crêpe
Caramel and Hazelnuts Hot Chocolate
Eco Bag with Chocolate Bear (Small Size)
Mug with Chocolate Bear
The theme for gelato pique cafe’s Christmas Sweets 2021 is “Brown Bear Caramel Christmas – With Pique Bear and Rich Caramel- and three new sweets and drinks are available, including a crepe topped with an adorable chocolate “Pique Bear”. As well as the food menu, two types of original goods, eco-bags and mugs, featuring the chocolate bear topping are available at gelato pique cafes nationwide and gelato pique official online store.
Tokyo Revengers Art Exhibition to Open in Tokyo and Osaka in 2022
The globally popular manga series Tokyo Revengers has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2017 and has sold over 40 million copies. An anime series began in April 2021, and a live-action film made its way to theaters in July. In 2022, a Tokyo Revengers art exhibition will be coming to Tokyo and Osaka for a limited time. The event will be coming to Tokyo in January and to Osaka in March.
Ticket + Merch Bonus: T-Shirt
Stickers for Visitors (6 varieties)
*One sticker will be given to visitors at random. Guests cannot choose the pattern.
*Stickers cannot be exchanged unless they are defective.
*Stickers will be available while supplies last.
*Admission privileges will be distributed only to those with paid admission.
Teaser images for the event have already been unveiled, and the first ticket lottery is now underway.
Tokyo Revengers Exhibition
Address: Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 4F Exhibition Hall A
Running: January 29, 2022 – February 14, 2022
Address: Osaka ATC Gallery
Running: March 19, 2022 – March 27, 2022
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/revengers_ex (@revengers_ex)
Official Site: https://www.revengers-exhibition.com
Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro Unveils Special Gintama Menu
Originally announced earlier this month, a Gintama collaboration cafe is coming to Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro from November 19 until December 23, 2021. The menu has finally been unveiled, and fans of the series won’t want to miss out!
Food & Dessert Menu
Kagura’s Chinese-Style Fried Chicken Burger Set / Eggs Benedict & Spicy Salad Shinsengumi Plate / Takasugi’s Kiheitai Curry / Strawberry Milk Mille Crepes Made by Gin-san / Shinpachi’s Fruit Sandwich Plate / Katsura’s Soba-Style Mont Blanc Parfait
Gintoki’s Uji Gintoki Bowl Drink / Shinpachi’s Crackling Blue Soda / Kagura’s Cherry Cocktail / Hijikata’s Special Iced Coffee / Okita’s Cocktail-style Blackcurrant Ginger / Katsura’s Three Tea Set with Dumplings / Takasugi’s Grape Jelly Soda
Special Luncheon Mat with Purchase of Collaboration Food / Dessert
Original Drink Coaster (10 varieties, random) with Purchase of Drink
For every ¥3,000 spent on cafe items (including tax), guests will receive a bromide-style postcard (8 varieties, random)
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Gintama x Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro
Address: Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro (Q Plaza Ikebukuro 3F, 1-30-3 Higahi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Running: November 19 – December 23, 2021
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/
Banana Fish Collaboration Cafe and Bar Coming to Tokyo and Osaka
While the Banana Fish anime series will make you cry, this new collaboration cafe will have guests smiling from ear to ear. This stylish New York-inspired cafe and bar will be open from November 25, 2021, until January 16, 2022, in Tokyo, and from December 2, 2021, until January 30, 2022 in Osaka. Guests can enjoy dishes and drinks inspired by the show’s characters and can grab some limited merchandise too.
Banana Fish began as a manga series in 1985 and was created by Akio Yoshida. Set in New York City, the series follows the teenage gang leader Ash Lynx as he tries to overcome his painful past and solve the mystery of ‘banana fish,’ a strange drug that drove his brother mad during the war in Vietnam. He is joined by Eiji Okumura, a Japanese college student and photographer’s assistant who arrives in America to help with a story about gang violence.
Tofu and Salmon Salad Bowl
His Main Dish for the Night
N.Y. Style Tacos
Grilled Banana Waffle
Chinese Sweets Plate
N.Y. Style Cheesecake with Caramel Nuts
Ash, Eiji, Shorter
Hot Cocoa, Hot Cafe Latte
Acrylic Pin (7 varieties, random)
Aurora Sticker (7 varieties, random)
Acrylic Stand (7 varieties, random)
Acrylic Keychain (6 varieties, random)
Clear Folder Set (Includes two folders)
Acrylic Stand (Ash, Eiji, Shorter)
Cork Coaster (Ash, Eiji) / Cup Sleeve
Glass (Ash, Eiji) / Plate
Bonus for Advanced Reservation Holders: Paper Ornament (8 varieties, random)
How would you like to spend some time with these characters in a swanky New York-style cafe?
© 吉田秋生・小学館／Project BANANA FISH
Banana Fish Cafe and Bar -New York Night-
BOX cafe&space Omotesando Hills B3F (4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Running: November 25, 2021 – January 16, 2022
BOX cafe&space Umeda LOFT 1F (16-7 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka)
Running: December 2, 2021 – January 30, 2022
Reservations now open
Reservation Fee: ¥715 (Tax Included) *Includes reservation bonus
Official Site: https://bananafish-cafebar.jp/
Open: November 25, 2021 at 11:00 – January 30, 2022 at 23:59
Birth Book Coffee in Tokushima Offering Santa & Reindeer Inspired Daifuku
11.November.2021 | FOOD
Located in Tokushima, Birth Book Coffee specializes in both a tasty cup of joe and a delightful selection of dango and fruit daifuku. Daifuku is a Japanese sweet made of small round mochi filled with sweet filling, typically red bean paste. It’s the perfect snack to have with a warm drink, and now, Birth Book Coffee has unveiled some Christmas-themed sweets!
Matcha Chocolate Strawberry Daifuku
White Chocolate Strawberry Daifuku
If Christmas isn’t your thing, the shop is also selling sweets shaped like animals from the Chinese zodiac.
Birth Book Coffee is a sweets shop, a coffee shop, and a book shop all in one. Employees make the sweets by hand each day, and invite guests to curl up with a nice story as they enjoy the calming environment. Each Daifuku is made using Shiga Habutae Mochi Rice, one of the three most glutinous rice varieties in Japan. It’s stickier and sweeter, making for a more rich treat. The reindeer Daifuku is flavored with caramel milk, and the Santa with red bean paste. Be sure to take a shot of them for social media, or give them as a gift!
The Matcha Chocolate Strawberry and White Chocolate Strawberry Daifuku are only available during winter, so try to snag them before they’re gone!
Dango & Birth Book Coffee
Address: Inside Marunaka Tokushima (1-6-1 Nishishinhama-cho, Tokushima)
SPYxFAMILY Anime Adaptation to be Celebrated at Animate for Limited Time
10.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Last week, it was announced that the popular manga series SPYxFAMILY would receive an anime adaptation by Wit Studio and CloverWorks in 2022. Animate locations across Japan will be celebrating this amazing news with a special SPYxFAMILY anime-themed fair from November 27 until December 12, 2021. Certain goods will also be available online!
Written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo, SPYxFAMILY has been running in Shonen Jump+ since 2019. With over 11 million copies in circulation, it has been growing more and more popular over the past two years, with volume six recently becoming the series’ second consecutive volume to debut at number one on Oricon’s weekly list of best-selling manga. SPYxFAMILY tells the story of a spy who must ‘build a family’ to complete a mission, not realizing that the girl he adopts as his daughter and the woman he agrees to fake marry are a mind reader and an assassin.
Clear Folder (3 varieties): ¥440 each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychain (3 varieties): ¥715 each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stand (3 varieties): ¥1,650 each (Tax Included)
Tote Bag: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
For every ¥1,000 spent on SPYxFAMILY goods during the event, visitors will receive a random clear bookmark (3 varieties). A bonus illustration of Loid, Yor, and Anya will also be gifted as a bonus.
Are you excited for the upcoming anime adaptation?
SPYxFAMILY Anime Adaptation Fair in Animate
Running: November 27 – December 12, 2021
Where: Animate Locations Nationwide / Animate Online
Official Site: https://spy-family.net/
Gintama Taking Over Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro, Main Visual Unveiled
Gintama is one of the best-selling manga series of all time in Japan, with over 55 copies in print. Beginning in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2003, the sci-fi comedy was filled with jokes pulled from current pop culture and news before it came to an end in 2019. Despite the story being over, Gintama is popular enough to deserve another collaboration cafe! From November 19 until December 23, the series will take over the Capcom Cafe at Q Plaza Ikebukuro! This will be the second collab with the Capcom Cafe, the first being held in February 2021 to celebrate the final Gintama film. Details on the menu and original merchandise will be released soon, so be sure to check back!
The main visual for the upcoming event features chibi sketches of popular characters from the series alongside tasty dishes, including Gintoki Sakata, Shinpachi, Kagura, Hijikata, Okita, Katsura, and Takasugi.
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Gintama x Capcom Cafe
Address: Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro (Q Plaza Ikebukuro 3F, 1-30-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Running: November 19 – December 23, 2021
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ New ‘BIRTHDAY FLOWER’ Goods Revealed for AGF2021
02.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
New ‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ merchandise has been announced for ‘Animate Girls Festival 2021,’ which will be held on November 6 and November 7 2021.
Bonus Present: Randomly Selected Original Book Marker (25 Designs)
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Acrylic Stand (9 Types) ¥1,320 (Tax Incl.)
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Can Badges (Randomly Selected / 9 Designs): ¥440 (Tax Incl.) *These are trading items so you cannot pick the design
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Can Badges Mini Chara Ver. (Randomly Selected / 9 Designs): ¥440 (Tax Incl.) *These are trading items so you cannot pick the design
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Acrylic Stand Mini Chara Ver. (16 Designs): ¥660 (Tax Incl.) *These are trading items so you cannot pick the design
‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ Trading Metallic Postcard (10 Designs): ¥440 (Tax Incl.)
The new ‘Yowamushi Pedal: GLORY LINE’ merchandise displayed at ‘Animate Girls Festival 2021’ featured a ‘BIRTHDAY FLOWERS’ theme and all-new character illustrations. In addition to being sold at the event, pre-orders have also been opened on the Chugai Mining Contents Online Webstore ‘Chugaionline.’ If you’re a ‘Yowamushi Pedal’ fan then don’t miss out!
©Watanabe Kou (Weekly Shonen Champion) / Yowamushi Pedal 04 Production Committee
Animate Girls Festival 2021
Duration: November 6 ~ November 7 2021
Main Event: 08:45 ~ 18:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Location: Ikebukuro Sunshine City
Booth Name: Chugai Mining Booth (Y-16) ※Yellow AREA: Cultural Center 2F, Exhibition Hall D
Official Site: https://agf-ikebukuro.jp/
Reservation Period: October 22 18:00 Onwards until November 8 at 23:59
Shipping Dates: Scheduled for February 2022
Tokyo Color Sonic!! Announces Limited-Time Event & Live Announcement of Winning Pair
In July 2021, sprout unveiled details about a new 2D mixed-media franchise called Tokyo Color Sonic!! Featuring eight characters split into groups of two, each is played by a talented voice actor, and the story sees the boys promoting Japanese music to a global audience. On November 6 and November 7 at the Ikebukuro Sunshine City Animate location, the Animate Girls Festival will feature decorations from the series, and starting November 13 the ‘Tokyo Color Sonic!! Animate Fair ~Begin on buddy~’ event will begin, featuring tons of new goods! The winning team from Tokyo Color Sonic will be announced during a special vocal drama airing on the official series YouTube channel on November 7, 2021.
AGF 2021 Buddy Set
Ironoha Music Academy Notebook
Ironoha Music Academy Ball-point Pen
Mask Case (Bromide included)
AGF 2021 Special Purchase Gift at Venue: Non-Woven Bag
Tokyo Color Sonic!! Animate Fair ~Begin on buddy~
Bonus: Foil-stamped card featuring a message in each character’s handwriting
Acrylic Stand (Mini-Characters Vol. 1): ¥700 (Tax Included)
Tabletop School Calender 2022: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Motel Key Acrylic Keychain (8 varieties): ¥880 each (Tax Included)
Tokyo Color Sonic is set in the near future, where a government mandate aims to promote and develop the Japanese music industry as means to spread it worldwide. The movement is called “Coloration,” but after developing the program for years, things need to change. The Ironoha Music Academy trains singer and composer duos, and the country decides to start an annual music festival called Tokyo Color Sonic to shake things up! Popular illustrator Ryo Fujiwara, who has also worked on A3! and GAKUGEIDAI JUNES, is responsible for the character designs.
A number of goods featuring illustrations drawn by Ryo Fujiwara will be available at the Ikebukuro Sunshine City Animate location ahead of the AGF event starting November 6.
During the ‘Tokyo Color Sonic!! Animate Fair ~Begin on buddy~’ event, for every ¥1,100 spent on Tokyo Color Sonic goods and CDs (including tax), guests will receive a random code (8 varieties) to listen to a piece of newly-recorded audio from one of the characters! These clips are messages from each character to their respective buddies. In addition, for every ¥2,200 spent (including tax), guests will receive a random foil-stamped message card featuring messages from the characters written in their own handwriting.
Are you rooting for a particular team to win? Be sure to tune in on November 7 to see if your favorites walk away victorious!
Animate Girls Festival (AGF) 2021
Running: November 6 – 7, 2021
Hours: Main Venue 8:45-18:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
Address: Main Venue at Ikebukuro Sunshine City (3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Bunka Kaikan Building 4F, Exhibition Hall B – Booth G-1
Tokyo Color Sonic!! Animate Fair ~Begin on buddy~
Running: November 13 – December 5, 2021
Location: Animate stores nationwide, Animate Online, ACOS Online Shop
Tokyo Color Sonic!! Winning Pair Announcement Vocal Drama
Unit 1: Arashi Komiyama (CV: Shoya Chiba) & Sora Kirishima (CV: Yuto Uemura)
Unit 2: Iori Takarada (CV: Soma Saito) & Haruhi Kaji (CV: Yoshiki Nakajima)
Unit 3: Towa Sebumi (CV: Gakuto Kajiwara) & Mirai Zaizen (CV: Ryohei Kimura)
Unit 4: Kairi Kurahashi (CV: Shunsuke Takeuchi) & Kagura Takatsuki (CV: Takuya Eguchi)
Broadcast Date: November 7, 2021, 20:00~
Where to Listen: Tokyo Color Sonic!! Official YouTube Channel
no mark.Café in Tokyo Collaborates with Parent-Child Art Unit Musee du Aouvre
Located in an old traditional Japanese house in Kiyosumi Shirakawa, no mark.Café has a cozy ambiance for guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. From October 15 until November 30, the cafe is collaborating with the parent-child art unit Musee du Aouvre, and thirteen works from the group’s blog will be on display throughout the building. A campaign will also be held, giving visitors the chance to receive some original coasters and a small wind God figure to sit on the side of a coffee cup.
Campaign Present A. Aouvre Coaster / B. Aouvre Wind God Figure
The cafe aims to be a place where guests can enjoy art as they relax, and to further this idea, they will be collaborating with a number of artists in the ‘CAFE DE ART’ project.
The first collaboration is with Musee du Aouvre, an art unit consisting of a father and son duo who copy famous works of art. These aren’t just any forgeries–they are incredibly adorable and pay proper homage to the original creations. Thirteen works will be selected from the pair’s blog and will be exhibited under the title ‘The no mark.Café Great Counterfeit Exhibition.’ A 2022 calendar and postcards of the works will be on sale at the store, and videos will provide information about the original works of art. Visitors can also participate in the Twitter and Instagram campaign to win a special collaborative item!
The no mark.Café Great Counterfeit Exhibition
Running: October 15, 2021 – November 30, 2021
Address: no mark.Café (3-7-3 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nomarkcafe1 （＠nomarkcafe1）
Official Site: https://show-ohdo.jp