Sanrio Character Themed Afternoon Tea and Cafe Items Arrive at EGG & SPUMA

20.May.2021 | FOOD / SPOT

The Shinjuku branch of EGG & SPUMA is now hosting “Sanrio Characters CAFE,” a menu of food and drink themed on Sanrio’s beloved characters. Running until August 31, the cafe has also been decorated in colourful and cute Sanrio designs.

 

 

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The menu line-up features lots of fruits, including the Cinnamoroll crème brûlée which is served on weekdays only, fruit sandwiches which will include My Melody themed ones this month and June, Hello Kitty and Keroppi ones in July, and Little Twin Stars in August. There’s also fruity jelly and more.

If you’re a Sanrio fan look to indulge a little more, then there is also a two-tiered afternoon tea set. The upper plate includes Kiki & Lala sandwiches, a Keroppi tart, the Cinnamoroll crème brûlée, and more. On the bottom plate there is Hello Kitty apple jelly, My Melody strawberry caprese salad, Kuromi canapé, and so on. There will also be special pancakes and a jelly dessert arriving in June which must be booked in advance.

 

Which of these Instagram-worthy delights do you want to tuck into?

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    Kobe MILK

    Address: Shin-Motomachi Building 1F (1 Motomachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe)

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    Kobe Sweets Trailer: https://youtu.be/Sx9B1ZdAvlI

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    Hand Towel (2 varieties)

     

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    Lum & Ten-chan Life-size Figure

    Cafe Bonus for Guests with Advance Tickets: Original A4-size Clear File (7 varieties, Random)

    Drink Purchase Bonus: Original Coaster (6 varieties, Random)


    Life-size figures of Lum and Ten-chan will also be on display and guests are invited to take photos with them.

     

    Come enjoy the world of Urusei Yatsura while you can!

     

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    Grogu, known by many fans as Baby Yoda, first appeared in The Mandalorian, a series on Disney+ currently celebrating its third anniversary. 

     

    With his mysterious background and incredible use of the Force, the tiny and adorable character became a hit with fans around the world, quickly making him one of the most popular characters in the recent Star Wars series.

     

    World-renowned Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli recently produced a short animation starring Grogu and Makkuro Kurosuke, also known as the Wandering Soot or, in the title for the short, Dust Bunnies. The characters first appeared in the film My Neighbor Totoro.

     

    Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki have long been friends with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who readily agreed to produce the short as a symbol of their longstanding friendship. The short was directed by Katsuya Kondo.

     

    Will you give this a watch on Disney+?

     

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    The Metaverse event that was a smash hit in 2021 will be returning in 2023! Sanrio Virtual Festival 2023 in Sanrio Puroland, one of the world’s largest music festivals blending both the real and virtual worlds, will be held starting January 13, 2023.

     

    A lineup of high-profile performers has been announced, including Airi Suzuki, SKY-HI, Yabai T-Shirts Yasan, and Aoi Fuji. Popular Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, and Kuromi will also appear, and visitors will be able to experience the virtual Puroland by utilizing unique avatars and taking part in a number of exciting events.

     

    The 2021 event was incredibly popular, and the 2023 version will increase the duration and amount of content available. To do this, Puroland has joined forces with VRChat, a well-known US company and social platform. Artists, VTubers, and Sanrio characters will perform in a massive space on B5 of Virtual Sanrio Puroland, and fans can enjoy live performances while also communicating with other guests!

     

    Highlights of SANRIO Virtual Festival 2023 in Sanrio Puroland

    ・Inspired by PURO VILLAGE at Sanrio Puroland, VIRTUAL PURO VILLAGE is now available in the Metaverse!

    ・The popular Sanrio Puroland parade will be performed in the virtual space with an original story!

     

    Starting January 13, 2023, visitors will be able to chat and play in an open space before the concert, and special events–like radio calisthenics–will be held.

     

    ・Guests can enjoy mini concerts featuring Sanrio characters every day from January 14 until January 20 (*Fee required.)

     

    The event can be accessed via smartphone, PC, or other devices. Guests can have fun creating their own unique avatars and immersing themselves in the Sanrio Puroland atmosphere no matter where they are! Come experience this state-of-the-art Metaverse space while you can.

     

     

    Experience Mini Live Shows Featuring Popular Sanrio Characters Every Day

    A daily mini concert will be held daily from January 14 until January 20 with a different Sanrio character appearing each day. 

     

    The mini-concert ticket allows guests to watch all seven mini-concerts and also includes digital items to use with your avatar, including a fan and a T-shirt. 

     

    17 Artists Announced (So Far) to Perform During Virtual Music Festival!

    Artists like Airi Suzuki, SKY-HI, and Yabai T-Shirts Yasan will take to the LUNA STAGE (*fee required), with virtual artists including Aoi Fuji appearing on the FUTURE STAGE (*fee required.)

    Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters will also appear at CHILL PARK, each giving a mini live performance. The second artist lineup and performance timetable will be announced in early December.

     

    Free areas will be open to the public. More details and ticket information is available on the official website. 

  • Family Restaurant Coco’s Announces Collaboration with Uta no Prince-sama: The Movie

    14.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Japanese family restaurant chain Coco’s has announced a new collaboration with Uta no Prince-sama: The Movie! The campaign will begin on November 15.

     

    Coco’s Original Clear Folder

    Phase 1: November 15 – November 28

    Phase 2: November 29 – December 12

    Phase 3: December 13 – December 26

    *Sample images only. 
    *Available while supplies last.

     

    Menu

    ST☆RISH Dream Cocotte Hamburger Steak

    UUUU Wild Mud Pie

    SAMURAIZM Sweet Anmitsu

    Lottery Prize: Coco’s Original Big Towel

    Collab Menu Purchase Bonus: Original Postcard with QR Code including Special Christmas Voice Message

    Life-size Panels

     

     

    Exclusive In-Store Goods

    Coco’s Original Acrylic Stand (7 varieties, Random)

    Coco’s Original Pin (7 varieties, Random)

    Goods Available Online

    180cm Banner / B2 Tapestry

     

    The campaign will feature a collaboration menu inspired by the idol group ST☆RISH, which appears heavily in Uta no Prince-sama: The Movie, along with collaboration desserts inspired by the songs UUUU and SAMURAIZM  that appear in the film. Those ordering any item from the campaign menu will receive an original Coco’s clear folder.

     

    Shinomiya Natsuki (Taniyama Kishow), Ichinose Tokiya (Miyano Mamoru), Ajima Cecil (Toriumi Kousuke), Jinguji Ren (Suwabe Junichi), Ittoki Otoya (Terashima Takuma), Kurusu Sho (Shimono Hiro), and Hijirikawa Masato (Suzumura Kenichi). Fans will want to keep an eye out for life-size panels at select locations and exclusive merchandise!

     

     ©UTA☆PRI-MOVIE ST PROJECT

  • ONE PIECE FILM RED and Cake.jp Collaboration Vending Machine Appears in AEON MALL Locations

    13.November.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MOVIE

    Cake.jp, a website specializing in cakes and sweets, is installing special vending machines in AEON MALL locations! These machines are part of a collaboration with ONE PIECE FILM RED.

     

    The collaboration vending machines will offer canned cakes inspired by Luffy, Uta, and Shanks from the popular film. Each cake tin features original designs by Cake.jp and each character’s cake has a unique flavor. 

    Flavors

    Luffy: A refreshing cake with orange cream, jelly, blueberry cream, and more.

    Uta: A colorful cake with a variety of flavors including melon, lemon, orange, and blueberry cream.

    Shanks: A chocolate-based cake with berry cream and a perfect balance of richness and acidity.

     

    Collaboration Vending Machine

    While the Cake.jp official website sells these cakes exclusively in a set of three, the collaborative vending machine allows customers to purchase them separately. Fans of all ages will love these tasty treats, so after seeing the film why not pick up some of these sweets for yourself or a friend?

     

    (C)尾田栄一郎/2022「ワンピース」製作委員会

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