First ‘Diamond Skytree’ Photo Event to be Held at Sunshine 60 Observation Deck in Tokyo
14.September.2021 | SPOT
The SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will hold its first ‘Diamond Skytree’ photography event on October 18, 2021, with another viewing on October 20. These events will have guests up early, beginning just after 6:00AM! This is when the sun will overlap with the very tip of Tokyo Skytree in the east, and is an extremely rare sight that can only be seen a few days each year.
From sunrise to ‘Diamond Skytree’ (Taken from the Sunshine 60 Observation Deck)
The best way to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event is to stay at the Sunshine City Prince Hotel, where you can also enjoy a night-view photo session the night before. It also means there won’t be any rushing to the observatory in the wee hours of the morning! Visitors will also be able to hear a talk from night-sky photographer Hiroyuki Narisawa on how best to photograph ‘Diamond Skytree.’
SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck – ‘Diamond Skytree’ Photo Event
Dates: October 17-18, October 19-20
Reservations Open: September 7, 11:00 on official website.
30th Anniversary Crayon Shin-chan Exhibition to Open in Ikebukuro
19.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
Crayon Shin-chan’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition will be held at Ikebukuro Sunshine City starting December 17, 2022. Humorously titled The Adventure in Ass Wonderland, the interactive exhibition will pay homage to the past three decades of the beloved anime series. In conjunction with the event, a key visual drawn especially for this exhibition has also been unveiled.
This special exhibition looking back on the 30th anniversary of the anime series and films will feature many hands-on Crayon Shin-chan projects based on the theme of Shinnosuke’s butt. More details will be announced soon, so stay tuned.
Advance tickets for the exhibition will be on sale starting November 17, 2022. The exhibition is also scheduled to travel to other venues in Japan beginning in 2023. See the official website for more information.
Crayon Shin-chan 30th Anniversary Exhibition – The Adventure in Ass Wonderland
Running: December 17, 2022 – January 9, 2023
Venue: Ikebukuro Sunshine City Exhibition Hall C
Official Website: https://www.shinchan-app.jp/30th-anniv-anime/wonderland
Musee du Qouvre Inspires Limited-Time Store at Ikebukuro PARCO
PARCO will open a special shop inspired by Musée du Qouvre at its Ikebukuro location from August 19 until September 11, 2022.
Suki Rabbit Dance
Suki Rabbit with Apple
Rabbit Eating Pizza
Naked Rat Lying Down
Suki Rabbit in a Cup
Portrait of a Cat’s Day
Portrait of a Sad Bear
Musée du Qouvre Special Layered Acrylic Stand
A5-size Clear Folder (8 varieties)
Capsule Toy Pin (6 varieties)
Stained Glass Pin
Glass Hair Tie (2 varieties)
Canvas Art (4 varieties)
Eco Tote Bag (3 varieties)
Black Memo Pad
*Designs are subject to change.
*All prices include tax.
*The specifications of the goods are subject to change without notice.
*Some items will be sold randomly. Specific designs cannot be chosen.
*The above merchandise is only a selection. More will be available.
*Products are available in limited quantities.
*The number of items purchased may be limited.
The exhibition toured PARCO locations nationwide, and audiences loved the bizarre animal images created by Qrais. Now, the museum shop will feature a huge collection of goods inspired by the artist’s works.
At the venue, guests will be able to enter a raffle to win a painting by the artist himself!
Musée du Qouvre Museum Shop
Running: August 19 – September 11, 2022 / 11:00-21:00
Venue: Ikebukuro PARCO 6F (1-28-2 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
First ‘Made in Abyss’ Anime Exhibition to Open at Ikebukuro and Nagoya PARCO
15.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
To commemorate the release of Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun, an exhibition will open at PARCO FACTORY in Ikebukuro on September 2 and at PARCO GALLERY in Nagoya on October 1!
Guests can see original drawings from the first and second seasons of the anime and the movie, special video content that mixes full-length anime footage with original drawings, and artifacts from the story. Photo spots will also allow visitors to experience famous scenes from the series.
Those wanting to be guided through the exhibition can purchase the One Point Nanachi voice guide! The voice actress Shiori Izawa will lead you through key parts of the venue.
Original goods will also be on sale at the venue. A special collaboration menu will be available at Cafe Address on the 6th floor of Ikebukuro PARCO, including savory dishes, desserts, and drinks inspired by the show’s characters.
Additional information will be announced on the exhibition’s official website, so keep an eye out for more!
Made in Abyss Exhibition ~Tracks of the Challengers~
PARCO FACTORY (Ikebukuro PARCO 7F)
Running: September 2~
PARCO GALLERY (Nagoya PARCO West Building 6F)
Running: October 1~
Anime Series ‘Aoashi’ Inspires Collaboration Cafe at AMOCAFE Ikebukuro
12.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
A collaboration cafe inspired by the anime series Aoashi is now open at AMOCAFE Ikebukuro! Characters from the Tokyo Esperion youth academy will appear in cafe-style costumes in new illustrations for the event.
The menu offers a variety of unique dishes, from sandwiches and fried chicken to more traditional Japanese fare. Many of these food items appear in the series, so those familiar with the content should be extra excited.
Hana’s Homemade Sandwich Bento: ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Featuring plenty of tasty and healthy ingredients, this high-protein and veggie-heavy dish is delectable.
*Available from August 9 until August 22
Sukiyaki Meal Set from the Players’ Dorm Cafeteria: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Everyone loves this traditional flavor. Be careful with ordering this one before the big game–the rice will weigh you down!
*Available from August 9 until August 22
Sandy Beach Kinako Mochi: ¥990 (Tax Included)
This dish was inspired by the sandy beach where Ashito’s fateful encounter took place and where his training began.
*Available from August 9 until August 22
There are also plenty of other food and drinks available, so if you’re interested, please check out the official website.
A total of 12 mini character illustrations exclusive to the cafe will be available! The goods can only be purchased by guests who order from the collaboration menu.
Enjoy the world of Aoashi at this collaborative cafe!
Aoashi x AMOCAFE Ikebukuro
Running: August 9 – September 4, 2022
Venue: AMOCAFE Ikebukuro
Reservations Now Open
Special Collab Site: https://amocafe-reserve.jp/aoashi_amocafe/
*Priority will be given to guests with reservations. Same-day entry may be possible depending on availability.
*Contents are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Date: TBD
Sumikko Gurashi and Tokyo Skytree Celebrate 10th Anniversary with First Collaboration Event
05.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
Sumikko Gurashi and Tokyo Skytree are teaming up to celebrate a huge milestone! Both are celebrating their 10th anniversary, and guests can come to enjoy a special event from August 10 until November 9, 2022.
Visitors can take some memorable photos and videos at a number of photo spots featuring original artwork by Yuri Yokomizo, the creator of Sumikko Gurashi. It also seems like the characters are hiding around Tokyo Skytree, so guests should keep their eyes open…
Special Screening at SKYTREE ROUND THEATER (R)
At night, the SKYTREE ROUND THEATER will broadcast an event-exclusive video. This will include a fireworks display similar to the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival which was canceled this year. Enjoy it against the Tokyo backdrop! Messages sent to the Sumikko Gurashi Twitter account will also be screened.
Standard Sumikko Gurashi Version
Spooky Night Park at Tokyo Skytree Version
Tokyo Skytree will be lit up in special colors to honor the adorable characters of Sumikko Gurashi. There will be two variations: a standard version and the Spooky Night Park version. Don’t miss the special illumination at the end showing the characters in a big pile!
Collaboration Cafe Menu
At the store located on the Tembo Deck, limited edition goods will be on sale. Visitors can also enjoy some collaboration menu items while taking in the stunning view.
Come enjoy the best view of Tokyo along with your favorite Sumikko Gurashi characters!
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Spooky Night Park at Tokyo Skytree
Running: August 10 – November 9, 2022
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Entry at 20:00)
Venue: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck
VTuber Group NIJISANJI EN Inspires Collaboration Cafes in Ikebukuro and Nagoya
30.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT
From August 3 until August 30, VTuber group NIJISANJI EN fans won’t want to miss two unique collaboration cafes coming to Ikebukuro and Nagoya! The cafes are being held at Animate Cafe and a number of themed dishes and goods will be available for purchase.
Pomu, Selen, and Reimu’s Favorite Things Plate
Ike, Shu, and Luca’s Favorite Things Plate
Pomu, Selen, and Reimu’s Favorite Sweets Set
HOW CAN I WORK PLEASE! Cake Set by seisoxiem
Big Powerful Pomu Energy Drink
Mango Cider That Won’t Make You Blackout
Miso Soup & Toast
Super Popular Taiyaki Drink
C&C (Cookies & Cream) Frozen Drink with Cheddar Cheese Flavored Thing
At the collaboration cafe, limited-edition goods featuring entirely new illustrations of the members will be on sale. Pomu Rainpuff, Selen Tatsuki, Reimu Endou, Ike Eveland, Shu Yamino, and Luca Kaneshiro are waiting for you!
NIJISANJI EN x Animate Cafe
Running: August 3 – August 30, 2022
Venue: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro #3 / Nagoya #2
How to Visit:
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro #3
Reservations by lottery for all dates (Online)
Animate Cafe Nagoya #2
August 3 – August 5, Weekends & Holidays: Reservations by lottery (Online)
*All other dates feature first-come-first-served seating. If the shop becomes too crowded, numbered tickets may be handed out.
The Devil is a Part-Timer! Anime Series Teams Up with AMOCAFE Ikebukuro for Collaboration Cafe
28.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME
From July 22 until August 7, AMOCAFE Ikebukuro is holding a special collaboration cafe with the anime series The Devil is a Part-Timer!
A number of unique menu items inspired by the show’s characters are available, and new original goods featuring illustrations of the cast in beach house costumes are on sale.
Priority for admission is given to those with reservations, so make yours now!
Special Collaboration Menu
Serious Office Worker’s Dinner: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Emi is serious about her job, and her dinner is filling and simple.
The Devil’s Experiment (Honey Cucumber & Konnyaku): ¥990 (Tax Included)
Using the wits of the Demon King’s army, this tasty Konnyaku features a delicious melon and miso flavor.
[AMOCAFE x Chiho] Special Omurice: ¥1,210 (Tax Included)
Of course, Chiho loves to draw a heart on her tasty Omurice.
Urushihara’s Hard-earned Crystals / Daikokuya’s Shaved Ice: ¥880 (Tax Included)
This menu will make you excited to watch–or rewatch–the anime series!
Guests can expect even more themed menu items along with drinks and exclusive merchandise!
In addition, new illustrations of Mao and Chiho working at the beach house with Emi on surveillance are available from the AMOCAFE webshop. A number of products are on sale, including acrylic stands and water-resistant tapestries. Check the AMOCAFE Ikebukuro and AMOCAFE webshop Twitter accounts for more details soon!
©2021 和ヶ原聡司/KADOKAWA/MAOUSAMA Project
The Devil is a Part-Timer! x AMOCAFE Ikebukuro
Running: July 22 – August 7, 2022
Venue: AMOCAFE Ikebukuro
Collaboration Site: https://amocafe-reserve.jp/maousamacafe/
Mystery Manga Series ‘The Summer Hikaru Died’ to Get Pop-up Shop in Ikebukuro This Autumn
25.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
A limited-time pop-up shop for the manga series The Summer Hikaru Died will be held at TLC RECORDS at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro from October 8 until October 23, 2022.
Yoshiki and Hikaru are two boys who live in a certain village. They’re the same age and have always been together growing up. But one day, Yoshiki noticed that “something else” has taken Hikaru’s place. Even after learning of this, Yoshiki still wants them to be together. And so, his life with the “something” that looks like his friend begins.
The first volume of The Summer Hikaru Died was released this year by Kadokawa and managed to sell over 200,000 copies in under three months. The series has also been nominated for the Next Manga Awards 2022.
Fans of mystery and boys’ love won’t want to miss out on this series. The pop-up shop will feature new merchandise including newly-drawn images by the manga’s creator Ren Mokumoku.
The Summer Hikaru Died Limited-Time Pop-up Shop
Running: October 8 – October 23, 2022
Venue: Sunshine City alpa B1, TLC RECORDS (3-1-2 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://web-ace.jp/youngaceup/contents/1000183/
Dr. Stone THE STAGE ~SCIENCE WORLD~ to Open at Ikebukuro Sunshine Theater
12.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Dr. Stone THE STAGE ~SCIENCE WORLD~, the stage play adaptation of Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi’s Dr. Stone sci-fi adventure manga, is being performed at Ikebukuro’s Sunshine Theater until July 18, 2022.
In the year 2019 AD, a mysterious flash suddenly petrifies nearly all human life. 3,700 years pass with the human race frozen in stone, until in April 5738, a 15-year-old prodigy named Senku Ishigami is suddenly revived. He soon sets up a basecamp and begins to study the petrified humans in order to determine the cause of the event, as well as a cure.
The Tokyo performance will take place until July 18. From July 21 until July 24, the stage play will be held at AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe in Hyogo.
Those unable to see the performance in person can stream the July 9 performance until July 16!
Comment from Tsubasa Kizu (Senku)
“My name is Tsubasa Kizu and I play Senku.
Less than a month into our rehearsals, we’ve been powering our way through!
I’ll do my best to make sure that there are no injuries on set, and that myself and this wonderful cast and crew successfully complete this stage run.
I really want to share how fun science can be with the audience, even if just a little bit.
We’ll give it our all, so please continue supporting us until the very end!”
Dr. Stone THE STAGE ~SCIENCE WORLD~
Tokyo Performance: July 9 – July 18 / Sunshine Theater
Hyogo Performance: July 21 – July 24 / AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe
Lawson Ticket: https://l-tike.com/drstone-stage/
Official Site: drstone-stage.com
Adorable Penguin Koupen-Chan Inspires Starry Sky-Themed Exhibition at Ikebukuro Parco Factory
From July 15 until August 1, Ikebukuro PARCO will hold a special exhibition featuring the adorable penguin character Koupen-chan!
The exhibition will show Koupen-chan among the stars. The character has become massively popular on social media, inspiring a collection of books and merchandise.
[Admission Bonus] Foil-stamped Art Card
Unreleased Original Drawings
Koupen-chan’s Video Corner
Exclusive Ikebukuro Stamp
Purchase Bonus for Guests Spending ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Purchase Bonus for Guests Spending ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Purchase Bonus for Guests Spending ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
New Picture Book – Koupen-chan: Summer Friends
New Picture Book – Koupen-chan & You
Original Sticker with the Purchase of a Book
Exclusive Event Merchandise
Shooting Star Koupen-chan Stuffed Animal
Koupen-chan Moon & Star Stuffed Animal
When You Wish Upon a Star Art Reproduction
When You Wish Upon a Star Art Reproduction
The venue will be transformed into a starry sky-themed space and over 100 original drawings will be on display. These have never been posted on social media, so be sure to visit if you’re a fan! The exhibition will also include a photo spot and a video corner, and visitors to the Ikebukuro venue will get a unique stamp. New picture books will be on sale, including autographed copies, and those spending a certain amount on merchandise will receive a special purchase bonus.
Come spend some time surrounded by the encouraging Koupen-chan in this magnificent space!
Koupen-chan’s Starry-Sky Exhibition
Running: July 15 – August 1, 2022
Venue: Ikebukuro PARCO Main Building 7F, PARCO FACTORY
Official Site: https://ikebukuro.parco.jp/
Cafe Inspired by Technoroid Mobile Game to Open at Sunshine City Prince Hotel in Tokyo
03.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION / SPOT
Tokyo’s Sunshine City Prince Hotel will hold a special collaboration cafe with the mobile game Technoroid at the Bayern restaurant. The first collaboration cafe for the multimedia project will be open from July 30 until September 11, 2022.
Ikebukuro is a part of Tokyo filled with shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and plenty of anime and game shops. Anyone visiting the area will find something fun to do, and it has also become known nationally as a mecca for girls who like BL.
Afternoon Tea Menu
Sales Period: July 30 – August 6
Nobel / Ruma / Einsatz
Sales Period: August 7 – August 13
Silve / Auru / Lana / Zin
Sales Period: August 14 – August 20
Kite / Light / Night
Sales Period: August 21 – August 27
Bora / Xyo / Rhodi
Sales Period: August 28 – September 3
Fran / Hyd / Lim
Sales Period: September 4 – September 11
Colbalt / Chrom / Kei / Neon
Six different afternoon tea menus will be available during the event period, changing weekly. These will be inspired by different groups from the music series.
Hot and cold drinks inspired by the game’s characters, including 20 varieties of latte art, will be available during the entire event period. The cafe will also offer collaboration food items and drinks that can be enjoyed only at the collaboration cafe, as well as exclusive goods.
Technoroid x Sunshine City Prince Hotel ‘Cafe Unison’
Open: July 30 – September 11, 2022
Venue: Restaurant Bayern (Hotel B1F)
※For those unable to visit the collaboration cafe, goods will be on sale even after the event period ends. More information will be released at a later date.
Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe to Open in Tokyo and Osaka for a Limited Time
23.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
The characters of Sumikko Gurashi are celebrating an incredible decade! A 10th-anniversary cafe will open in Tokyo on July 1 and in Osaka on July 22 for a limited time.
Sumikko Gurashi characters have become popular with children and adults alike. Anyone who enjoys cute goods has likely been aware of these little critters as they’ve continued to become a global phenomenon. In November 2021, the second Sumikko Gurashi film premiered to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary, pulling in over a million viewers.
Bonus for Guests Reserving a Spot in Advance / Purchase Bonus for Cafe Visitors
Menu at a Glance
10th Anniversary Celebration♪ Hamburger Plate
French Fry Bowl
Chilly☆Sumikko Shaved Ice
Sumikko Bouquet Parfait
Sumikko Milk Drink
Tapioca Orange Soda
Hot Cafe Latte
Sumi-cone Ice Cream (Limited Time Only)
Drink in Original Bottle
The cafe menu includes three unique items inspired by the popular characters Shirokuma, Penguin?, Tonkatsu, Neko, or Tokage. These treats range from parfait and ice cream to bowls of french fries and fluffy pancakes. Snap some photos of your favorite dishes for social media while you’re there, and pick up some exclusive 10th-anniversary merchandise!
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Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe
Oshiage, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
July 1 – September 4, 2022
Tokyo Skytree Town / Solamachi 1F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Abeno, Osaka: Abeno contact
July 22 – August 28, 2022
Abeno Q’s Mall 4F (1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka)
July 22, 12:00 – September 4, 23:59
Official Site: https://sumikkogurashi-10th-cafe.jp