Banana Fish Anime Series Gets Themed Cafe in Ikebukuro This Winter

05.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

Japanese company LEGS is opening up ‘BANANA FISH Cafe and Bar – galleries -‘ in Ikebukuro, Tokyo for a limited time from December 17, 2020 to January 24, 2021. The cafe will serve up food, drink, desserts, and merchandise based on New York, which is the setting of the Banana Fish series, and the series characters.

 

Banana Fish is a manga series written and illustrated by Akimi Yoshida. It was serialised in Bessatsu Shojo Comic from 1985 to 1994. An anime series aired in 2018 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block and other channels which garnered the series many fans of all ages.

 

The cafe comes as a follow up to the 2018 and 2019 limited-time Banana Fish cafes which were also opened by LEGS. This year takes on an ‘art gallery’ theme, in which diners can immerse themselves in with a line-up of artwork to decorate the cafe.

 

The Menu (Excerpt/Pre-Tax Prices)

Food

Ohashinokuni Breakfast | ¥1,399

A stylish assortment of individual foods such as natto garnished with olives and salt, zakkoku millet, fried mackerel, and more.

N.Y. HOTDOG STAND | ¥1,499

A hot dog set menu with two different hot dogs to choose from, served with a choice of a side such as fries and a drink. Comes with one of two Banana Fish paper napkins.

 

Desserts

N.Y. Style Pancakes | ¥1,299

Classic New York-style buttermilk pancakes loaded with ice cream and banana, finished with a squirt of whipped cream, and drizzled in maple syrup.

N.Y. Style Doughnut Set | ¥999

Choose from three different doughnuts topped with pistachios and nuts together with a drink such as coffee for a classic American cafe-stop break. Comes with one of two Banana Fish paper napkins.

nori² Christmas Set ¥1,099 | nori² New Year Set ¥1,099

The nori² Christmas Set is a parfait made like a Christmas cake with sponge and strawberries. Available December 17, 2020-December 25, 2020 only.

 

The nori² New Year Set is a Japanese-style parfait filled with anko red bean paste, rice flour dumplings, and peach. Drizzling the mitarashi sauce over the parfait is a must! Available January 5, 2021-January 11, 2021 only.

 

Drinks


From Left: Ash / Eiji / Shorter / Shin / Lee | ¥799 Each

Fruity and colourful drinks inspired by four characters from Banana Fish.

 

Bonus Items


Customers who book a visit to the cafe in advance (¥650 per person before tax) will receive one of six possible face mask cases. Visitors will also get one of 15 replica tickets.

Additionally, for every drink ordered, they can get a free coaster from 7 possible designs.

 

Original Merchandise (Pre-Tax Prices)

Character Acrylic Badge (7 Designs) ¥650 Each / Memory Acrylic Badge (10 Designs) ¥650 Each


Clear Multi Case (3 Designs) ¥1,000 Each / Towel Handkerchief Set (Contains 2) ¥1,550 Each

The cafe will sell a range of original and exclusive merchandise both at the cafe and via their online shop too, so don’t miss out.

Availability Period: December 17, 2020 at 10:00 – January 24, 2021 at 23:59
Early Bird Bonus Item: One replica ticket (15 designs) *Available until December 31, 2020

Lose yourself in the world of Banana Fish at this very special limited-time cafe.

 

©Akimi Yoshida・Shogakukan / Project BANANA FISH

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