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.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime Series Celebrates 10 Years with Tokyo Exhibition
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. To commemorate the event, a special anniversary exhibition will be held around Japan starting in August! The first venue will be Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Tokyo.
Fans will be able to trace the history of the many JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime releases, and the exhibition will feature characters from Phantom Blood and Stone Ocean.
Come enjoy celebrating this major milestone and check out some special illustrations drawn exclusively for the exhibition! Special video screenings and a behind-the-scenes look at the animation production process will be held as well.
（C）荒木飛呂彦&LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/集英社・ジョジョの奇妙な冒険THE ANIMATION PROJECT
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Opening in locations around Japan in August 2022
First Venue: Tokyo (Ikebukuro Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan Bldg. 3F Exhibition Hall C)
Scheduled to open in Hokkaido, Niigata, Aichi, Osaka, Fukuoka
*Venues and exhibition dates for exhibitions outside of Tokyo will be announced at a later date.
Official Site: https://jojoanime10th-ex.com/
Tokyo Revengers Cafe to Open for Short Time at Mixalive TOKYO in Ikebukuro
A Tokyo Revengers collaboration cafe will open for a limited time at Live Cafe Mixa located in the Mixalive TOKYO entertainment complex in Ikebukuro. Fans can enjoy a menu filled with items themed after popular characters from June 1 until June 18, 2022.
Just like the inside of Pah-chin’s head?! Crispy Pie
Massive Teriyaki Burger
If You’re Hungry, Just Eat Fried Rice
My Favorite Machine (Mikey)
My Favorite Machine (Mitsuya)
The popular manga series Tokyo Revengers began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017 and has sold over 50 million copies. The event, titled “Tokyo Revengers Formation Eve Rally,” will be held to celebrate the series’ anniversary. The venue will feature new visuals of the founding gang members, and original menu items based on each character will only be available here.
Live Cafe Mixa has collaborated with other popular series in the past such as Attack on Titan and A Couple of Cuckoos, making a huge splash on social media.
Enjoy plenty of dishes based on your favorite character!
Tokyo Revengers Cafe
Running: June 1 – June 18, 2022
Venue: Mixalive TOKYO 9F, Live Cafe Mixa
Address: 1-14-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Official Site: https://livecafemixa.mixalivetokyo.com/
Moriarty the Patriot Anime Series Inspires Collaboration Cafe in Ikebukuro
Fans of the anime series Moriarty the Patriot won’t want to miss out on a new collaboration cafe coming to Ikebukuro! The special event is currently being held at the GiGO Collaboration Cafe Ikebukuro through June 19 and celebrates the release of the new Moriarty the Patriot OVA released on April 27.
Original Latte Art
Original Coaster Part 1 / Part 2
During the event, fans can find original menu items, desserts, and drinks inspired by the show’s characters. The location will be completely decorated in Moriarty goods and plenty of exclusive goods will be available, so don’t miss it!
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GiGO Collaboration Cafe x Moriarty the Patriot
Running: April 28 – June 19, 2022
Part 1: April 28 – May 24
Part 2: May 25 – June 19
Venue: GiGO Collaboration Cafe Ikebukuro (GiGO Ikebukuro Building 2 B2F)
NAKED Collaborates with Uta no Prince-sama Game for Special Art Installation
Creative company NAKED is bringing the world of Uta no Prince-sama to life! From April 16 until April 24, fans will want to come to Ikebukuro Sunshine Plaza to see MAJI LOVE KINGDOM MEMORIES, a sensory photo booth decorated with floral art.
The first Uta no Prince-sama game was released in 2010, with an anime series following in 2011. In 2019, the first Uta no Prince-sama film, Maji LOVE Kingdom, was released.
NAKED’s project mapping and digital art are being used to create unique photo booths where guests can take pictures with their favorite idols as seen in the 2019 film.
Each photo booth was created using a variety of techniques, combining video, sound, scent, and even wind. The flowers included in each booth were inspired by the flowers that members of ST☆RISH, QUARTET NIGHT, and HE★VENS wear on their chests. How often do you get to experience a 3D photo booth with your favorite fictional boys?
Guests can also enjoy a unique AR experience at the venue by using NAKED INC PLAY!
Uta no Prince-sama on Stage: MAJI LOVE KINGDOM MEMORIES
Location: Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Import Building 4F Event Hall A
Running: April 16 – April 24, 2022
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last admission 60 minutes prior to closing)
*Open 10:00-17:00 on April 24
Official Site: https://ml-kingdom-memories.com/
World’s Largest Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant Opens Near Skytree Oshiage Station
Kura Sushi is one of the most popular revolving sushi restaurants in the world, with many locations in the United States as well as Japan. Now, the new global Kura Sushi flagship store will open near Tokyo Skytree featuring in-store entertainment!
The restaurant takes up two stories and boasts the largest amount of floor space for a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant at 834 square meters. Kashiwa Sato, one of Japan’s leading creative directors, designed the interior, which is filled with photo spots and a light-up lantern wall.
Seating is available in semi-private rooms, each with a curtain to offer a cozier atmosphere and protection against germs. Be sure to come and experience this massive location the next time you’re in Tokyo!
Kura Sushi Skytree Oshiage Station
Address: 1-8-23 Sumida-ku, Tokyo 1-2F
Hours: 11:00-23:00 *Last order at 22:30
Detective Conan Event to Open at Ikebukuro Sunshine City
From April 8 until June 12, Sunshine City in Ikebukuro will hold a special Detective Conan event! Festivities will appear at the SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 observation deck, Sunshine Aquarium and specialty store area Alpa.
The event is being held in conjunction with the theatrical release of Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween on April 15. At the SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck, guests can participate in a riddle-solving rally with a unique storyline written exclusively for the event. A photo spot and Detective Conan shop will also open up during the event!
Sunshine Aquarium will also begin selling exclusive original goods for a limited time only.
A restaurant fair and other events will be held at Alpa, and guests will receive an original postcard with their order from the Alpa Sky Restaurant’s menu. Don’t miss out on the special movie-related exhibition at the Sunshine City Fountain Plaza!
Detective Conan: A Celestial City Where Heroes Gather (Sunshine City)
Location: Sunshine City
Running: April 8 – June 12, 2022
*Sunshine Aquarium: April 8 – May 15, 2022
*Sunshine City Fountain Plaza: May 2 – May 5, 2022
Admission: Free *Admission required for SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck and Sunshine Aquarium. There is a fee for the rally being held at SKY CIRCUS as well.
Official Site: https://sunshinecity.jp/
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 & Osaka Nipponbashi Hold Code Geass Student Council-themed Event
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 and Osaka Nipponbashi are now holding a collaboration with popular characters from the Code Geass anime series! Running until March 27, the new Chocolate & Tea Lounge-themed menu items and limited-edition merchandise can’t be missed by fans of Lelouch.
Animate Cafe Exclusive Illustration
Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Sauce
[Lelouch’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Fondue
[Suzaku’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Afternoon Tea
Chocolate & Tea Lounge Special Chocolate Drink
Newly Illustrated Big Acrylic Stand
Newly Illustrated Glitter Acrylic Keychain
Newly Illustrated Special Acrylic Plate
(Ｃ)SUNRISE／PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design (Ｃ)2006-2017 CLAMP・ST
Student Bulletin HOPE! x Animate Cafe
Running: March 2 – March 27, 2022
Locations: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 / Osaka Nipponbashi
The Quintessential Quintuplets∬ Collaboration Cafe Opens at Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro
From February 25 until April 14, 2022, fans of the anime series The Quintessential Quintuplets∬ will want to make a trip to Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro for a special collaboration cafe!
The cafe’s main visual features the Nakano Quintuplets–Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki–in cute cafe uniforms. Tons of merchandise and themed menu items will be revealed soon, so keep an eye out for more information!
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Quintessential Quintuplets∬ × Capcom Cafe
Running: February 25 – April 14, 2022
Address: Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro, Q Plaza Ikebukuro (1-30-3 Higashikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ikebukuro Higashiguchi Offers Second Durarara! ×2 Room
From November 6 until February 4, 2022, a Durarara! x2-inspired room was available at the EJ Anime Hotel in Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama. Now, a second room will be offered at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ikebukuro Higashiguchi starting on March 18, 2022 for a limited time! Fans might want to make their reservation now.
Durarara! x2 Collaboration Room
Original Foot Throw
Acrylic Stand Dual-use Keychain
Original Face Towel
Original Reuseable Bag
The EJ Anime Hotel offers rooms inspired by a number of anime, manga, and game series. The concept is ‘stay in a story you love,’ and now, the popular anime series Durarara! x2 is branching out from the Saitama location to downtown Tokyo. This is where the series took place, so it makes sense, right?
The collaboration room features newly-drawn life-size standees of Izaya Orihara and Shizuo Heiwajima in hotel uniforms, voiceovers by the cast, and special goods that guests can take home. The room will be available from March 18 until June 19 and reservations are open now!
©2014 成田良悟／ＫＡＤＯＫＡＷＡ アスキー・メディアワークス刊／池袋ダラーズ
Durarara! ×2 Collaboration Room Produced by EJ Anime Hotel
Location: Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ikebukuro Higashiguchi
Reservations Now Open
Available: March 18 – June 19, 2022
Chiikawa Collaboration Cafe to Open in Ikebukuro for a Limited Time
The first collaboration cafe for illustrator nagano’s popular character Chiikawa was held in Ikebukuro, Nagoya, and Osaka in 2021. In particular, the Ikebukuro location saw huge success, with all advanced tickets for the cafe selling out immediately. Many fans have been asking for the event to return, and an encore cafe will open at Ikebukuro PARCO from February 19 to March 29, 2022.
Ramen: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Chiikawa Face Pancake: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Handkerchief: ¥1,210 (Tax Included) *Available on February 19
The menu will be the same as the previous event, and will include the adorable Chiikawa Face Pancake. Again, reservations will be required.
The goods shop attached to the cafe will offer a lineup of original merchandise. While admission to the shop is free, numbered tickets may be distributed in the event of heavy crowds. Check out the official website for details!
Running: February 19 – March 29, 2022
Address: THE GUEST cafe&diner Ikebukuro PARCO 7F (1-28-2 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Cafe Hours: 11:00-22:00 (Last Food Order 21:00, Last Drink Order 21:30)
Shop Hours: 11:00-21:00
Hikaru no Go Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Pop-up Store at LOFT Locations
26.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Hikaru no Go anime series, a special pop-up store will open at Umeda, Nagoya, Tenjin and Ikebukuro LOFT locations.
Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Pin (10 varieties)
Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Double-sided Acrylic Keychain (10 varieties)
Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Mini Signboard (10 varieties)
Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. BIG Acrylic Stand (5 varieties)
Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Victory Ema BIG Wooden Keychain (5 varieties)
Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Clear Folder (6 varieties)
Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Wooden iPhone Case (5 varieties)
Newly-Drawn Hikaru Shindo and Akira Toya Traditional Go Outfit ver. Round Cushion (1 variety) *Double-sided
20th Anniversary Big Wooden Stand (1 variety)
20th Anniversary Fan (1 variety)
20th Anniversary Logo Tote Bag (1 variety)
Bonuses: Limited-Edition Bromide (7 varieties)
Box Purchase Bonus
Hikaru Shindo Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Square Pin
Akira Toya Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Square Pin (AMNIBUS Exclusive)
Hikaru Shindo vs. Akira Toya Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Double-sided Acrylic Keychain (Limited-Edition Event Bonus)
Hikaru Shindo & Fujiwara-no-Sai Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Acrylic Keychain (AMNIBUS Exclusive)
Akira Toya Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Mini Signboard (Limited-edition Event Bonus)
Hikaru Shindo Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Mini Signboard (Limited-edition Event Bonus)
From January 22 until March 21, 2022, for every ¥2,000 (tax included) spent, guests will receive a random bromide (7 varieties) as a bonus!
Hikaru no Go 20th Anniversary POP UP STORE in LOFT
January 22 – February 6, 2022
Umeda LOFT, Nagoya LOFT
February 11 – February 27, 2022
March 5 – March 21, 2022
Banana Fish: The Stage -Final- Collaboration Cafe Opens in Ikebukuro
Animate Cafe has opened a new collaborative cafe with Banana Fish: The Stage -Finale- until February 7, 2022. The event is taking place at Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro, and visitors can enjoy dishes based on their favorite characters, as well as purchase limited-edition goods.
Ash’s Hot Chocolate
Eiji’s Matcha Latte
CoLotta Acrylic Plate Keychain (11 varieties)
Pin (6 varieties)
Banana Fish: The Stage -Finale- is inspired by Akimi Yoshida’s famous manga series. The first part was staged in June 2021, and the second installment of the performance will run from January 20 until February 6, 2022.
(Ｃ)吉田秋生・小学館／「BANANA FISH」The Stage製作委員会
Banana Fish: The Stage -Final- x Animate Cafe
Running: January 12 – February 7, 2022
Location: Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro