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/
Mecha-Ude Animation Project Gets Full Anime and Manga Series
18.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME
Sae Okamoto’s Mecha-Ude project has attracted worldwide attention, and now, a full anime and manga series have been announced! Okamoto’s up-and-coming anime production company TriF Studio, located in Fukuoka, will work on the series, which follows Hikaru, a normal student, and Alma, a Mecha-Ude wielder who can be activated when he bonds with a human.
Yoshino Koyoka has also started publishing a manga adaptation of the series on LINE Manga and other ebookjapan services. Three free chapters were published on September 15, and the series will run bi-weekly. TriF Studio will supervise and provide the story.
A documentary video teasing the anime series and giving more information about TriF Studio has also been uploaded to YouTube. The video shows that the pilot’s theme song was written by Eve with a music video produced by Masayoshi Oishi. Hiroshi Matsuyama, the CEO of CyberConnect2, serves as the general supervisor of the series. Terumi Nishii, the chief animation director for the popular series Jujutsu Kaisen, worked on character designs for Mecha-Ude.
The average staff age at TriF is 25, which is incredibly young for an animation studio. What can we expect from such a unique collection of creators?
Be sure to keep an eye on this new anime and manga project!
MECHA-UDE -Mechanical Arms- Official Site: https://mecha-ude.com/
Q-pot CAFE to Offer Cute Halloween Sweets to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
05.September.2022 | FOOD
Q-pot CAFE in Omotesando will be offering up some Halloween treats to celebrate the location’s 10th anniversary! Guests will be able to sample these special sweets from September 3 until October 31, 2022.
Happy Halloween! Afternoon Tea Set
The festive Happy Halloween afternoon tea features pink Jack-o’-lantern macarons and other Halloween-inspired sweets.
Fluffy Floating Ghost Plate (Drink Included)
The adorable ghost is made from fluffy milk mousse covered with gyuhi, a typical ingredient in Japanese sweets made from rice flour. Inside is blackcurrant and redcurrant jelly with an incredibly sweet and sour flavor.
Black Devil Tea Mocha
Featuring large devil wings, this tasty and eye-catching beverage is a mix of black tea, chocolate, and milk. When the cocoa cream melts, the taste changes to something creamy and cozy, perfect for the autumn months.
Shimmering Blueberry & Grapefruit Soda
This refreshing sweet and sour drink combines blueberries and pink grapefruit along with soda and pearl powder.
Come enjoy Halloween while celebrating the cafe’s 10th anniversary!
Q-pot CAFE 10th Halloween Menu
Location: Q-pot CAFE Omotesando
Running: September 3 – October 31, 2022
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Last Order at 18:30)
Pancake Shop Butter Collaborates with LINE’s ‘Honesty Series’ Sticker Set
The pancake specialty cafe Butter is collaborating with illustrator Yuu Itsuki from August 19 until September 4, 2022. Fans of Itsuki’s adorable LINE Sticker series will recognize a few characters appearing in the many dishes popping up during the event. Along with a lineup of sweets, main dishes, and beverages available to enjoy at the store, some special collaboration macarons will be sold as a takeout-only item.
Friendly Fruit Buttermilk Pancakes
Kuma-chan’s Shortcake Pancakes with Handmade Donuts
Kuma-chan’s Sleepy Omu Curry
Blue Lagoon Lemonade
Exclusive Macaron Box (Take-out Only)
Order Bonus for Sweet and Main Dishes: Original Postcard and Pin
Drink Order Bonus: Pin
Come enjoy this sweet collaboration menu featuring Kuma-chan and his two best friends!
Running: August 19 – September 4, 2022
Location: Butter Melsa Jiyugaoka
Official Site: http://www.butter-pancake.com/
Blue Lock Anime Pop-Up Store and Cafe to Open at Tokyo Solamachi Tree Village
A pop-up store and cafe inspired by the anime series Blue Lock will open in September! The series is due to begin airing in October 2022.
The limited-time cafe and shop will open at Tokyo Solamachi Tree Village. Guests will be able to enjoy original dishes inspired by characters from the series, and goods featuring new illustrations will be on sale!
If you’re a fan of the series, you won’t want to miss taking a trip to Skytree in September!
Blue Lock Tree Village Cafe
Running: September 1 – September 30, 2022
Location: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard, 4F, #4
Official TV Channel Shop ~Tree Village~
Shop Hours: 9:00-21:00
Tree Village Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
Felissimo’s Cat Club Collaborates with f winery for Special Event
19.August.2022 | FOOD
Felissimo’s small-scale urban winery f winery is teaming up with Cat Club! From August 11 until September 25, guests can enjoy three original wines, chocolates, bread, and other unique merchandise featuring everyone’s favorite kitties. This is the first collaboration between the portside winery and the popular cat collection.
Brown-and-White Sailor Cat (Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot)
Tuxedo Sailor Cat (Sauvignon Blanc)
Grey Tabby Passenger Cat (Japanese Muscat Berry A)
Orange and Bitter Chocolate / Coffee and Bitter Chocolate / Matcha Chocolate
Chocolate Plate with Wine (Example)
Blue Sky White Wine Jelly / Morning Sunrise Orange Jelly / Evening Sunset Red Wine Jelly
Chocolate Latte / Tea Latte / Tea Soda
The collaborative menu with Cat Club Parlor includes a wine set and a lineup of non-alcoholic drinks that everyone can enjoy. The original label wines will be available on the Felissimo website starting August 18, and one percent of the proceeds will be donated to the company’s foundation supporting dogs and cats and helping them to find foster homes, as well to prevent cat overpopulation.
Be sure to check out these adorable products–they’ll make great gifts!
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
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
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
Matsuzaki Shoten to Hold First Collaboration Between Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei and Cat’s ISSUE
Matsuzaki Shoten will hold a special collaboration event between Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei and Cat’s ISSUE starting on August 6, 2022. The Cat’s Festival 2022 will be an incredible event for cat lovers, and guests will be able to grab some special hand towels and bowls produced exclusively for the festival. In addition, there will be an exhibition of works by Ayako Ishiguro, a picture book artist associated with Cat’s ISSUE.
Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei x Cat’s ISSUE
This Japanese-style hand towel features illustrations of unique cats based on the concept color of Matsuzaki Shoten, the main Matsuzaki Senbei shop in Ginza.
Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei x Cat’s ISSUE
Matsuzaki Senbei’s flagship product has been decorated with cat illustrations, each painted by hand. During the event, customers can choose four of their favorite pieces from a total of nine different patterns and pack them in a box wrapped with beautiful paper with a special design. Guests can also purchase these goods separately.
Collaboration with Ayako Ishiguro, a Picture Book Artist Specializing in Monster Art
This comical cat scroll created by Ayako Ishiguro will be on display during the exhibition. Hand towels made in collaboration with Ishiguro will also be on sale. These have previously been sold to huge fanfare.
If you love cats and classic Japanese art, this is the event for you!
MATSUZAKI Cat’s ISSUE – Cat Festival 2022
Running: August 6 – August 21, 2022
Venue: Matsuzaki Shoten (4-13-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
VTuber Group NIJISANJI EN Inspires Collaboration Cafes in Ikebukuro and Nagoya
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
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/