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
Urusei Yatsura Cafe Coming to Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi, and Miyagi to Celebrate New Broadcast
To celebrate the return of Urusei Yatsura after 36 long years, a themed cafe will be coming to four cities in Japan for a limited time! The first cafe will open on December 1, 2022.
Urusei Yatsura is a manga series by Rumiko Takahashi that ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1978 until 1987. An anime series aired in 1981 and became a massive hit with audiences, and understandably, it is still loved by anime and manga fans today.
The cafe features newly-drawn illustrations of six main characters including Ataru Moroboshi, Lum, and Ten.
[Ataru Moroboshi] Don’t Look This Way, Don’t Look That Way Set
[Lum] Lum’s Onion Gratin Toast Packed with Love
[Ten] Ten’s Fire Curry
[Ataru Moroboshi x Lum] Shocking Pancakes
[Shinobu Miyake] A Girl’s Monsterous Parfait
[Mendo Shutaro] Jiggly Octopus Pudding
Lum’s Tiger-Striped Soda
Colorful Floats (Purple/Yellow/Green)
Ten-chan’s Cotton Candy Soda
Coffee / Viennese Coffee
Drink in a Bottle with Charm (4 varieties)
Acrylic Keychain (6 varieties, Random)
Acrylic Magnet (6 varieties, Random) / Pin (6 varieties, Random)
Coaster (Lum, Ten-chan) / Sticker Set (7 pieces)
Long Sleeve T-Shirt (M, L) / Clear Pouch
Mug / Tote Bag
Hand Towel (2 varieties)
The cafe’s menu features a variety of items inspired by characters from the series, including a hilarious pancake that recreates the scene in which Lum throws electricity at Ataru. Be sure to take a photo before you dig in!
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!
Urusei Yatsura Cafe
■Harajuku, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space, Harajuku Alta / December 8, 2022 – February 5, 2023
Harajuku Alta 3F (1-16-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
■Abeno, Osaka: Abeno contact / February 9 – March 12, 2023
Abeno Q’s Mall 4F (1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka)
■Nagoya, Aichi: BOX cafe&space, Nagoya LACHIC / March 16 – April 9. 2023
LACHIC B1F (3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
■Sendai, Miyagi: BALLER:S AEON Mall Shin-Rifu South Building / June 1 – June 25, 2023
AEON Mall Shin-Rifu South Building 2F (3-1-1 Shinnakamichi, Rifu, Miyagi)
Chiikawa and Sanrio Characters Collaborate for Special Merch Collection
19.November.2022 | FASHION
A collection of must-have goods featuring Chiikawa and Sanrio characters has been announced! The items will be available at the Sanrio Online Store on November 24 and Sanrio shops nationwide, including department stores, starting November 25. The popular character Chiikawa, created by illustrator nagano, has been invited into the world of Sanrio, and the results are perfectly adorable. The merch lineup includes 21 items from plush toys to acrylic keychains. Purchase bonuses will also be given to those snagging any of the items on offer.
Goods at a Glance
This marks the second collaboration between Sanrio characters and Chiikawa. Fans will want to grab these limited-edition goods, including fluffy plush toys, a mascot-style brooch set, pouches, tote bags, clear folders, and handy cases perfect for storing small items. These items feature completely original designs. Which one is your favorite?
Available at Sanrio stores, Sanrio corners in department stores, etc. (*Products are not carried at all locations.)
Release Date: November 25, 2022
Sanrio Online Shop
Available: November 24 at 10:00
Rakuten Marketplace: https://www.rakuten.co.jp/sanrio/
Yahoo! Shopping: https://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/sanrio/
Official Site: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/
Kirby Cafe Reveals Exclusive Winter 2022 Menu
The Kirby Cafe has announced a warm and tasty new winter menu! New items will be available from November 17, 2022 until February 28, 2023, and are sure to warm up fans of the beloved video game series.
Winter Kirby Burger & Pasta with Powdered Snow Cheese (30th Anniversary Version)
Winter Waddle Dee Burger & Pasta with Powdered Snow Cheese
Waddle Dee’s Dreamy White Stew
Chef Kawasaki’s Winter Hors d’oeuvres with Roast Beef
Transform! Carby Cake
Kirby’s Dream Ricotta Pancake
Whispy Woods Blessed Tart
Elfilin’s Twinkle☆Frozen Drink
The Winter 2022 menu offers a variety of adorable and tasty menu items featuring Kirby and his friends all dressed up for the colder months. From a burger and pasta set to piping hot stew and fluffy ricotta pancakes, there’s sure to be something for every taste.
The Carby cake, inspired by Kirby’s special transformation in the recent game Kirby and the Forgotten Land, has been reimagined in a winter version. Fans won’t want to miss out!
This winter, come enjoy plenty of Kirby-inspired treats while you can!
©Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Kirby Cafe Winter 2022
Available: November 17, 2022 – February 28, 2023
Venues: Kirby Cafe TOKYO, Kirby Cafe HAKATA, Kirby Cafe NAGOYA
*The Nagoya location’s winter menu will be available until February 5, 2022.
Kirby Café THE STORE: https://kirbycafe.jp/thestore/
‘Kirby Cafe Pop-Up Store’ Limited Time Online Store: https://kirbycafe-popup.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/KirbyCafeJP
Official Site: https://kirbycafe.jp
Report: The Successful Second Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe Stand in Omotesando
The second Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe Stand event opened in Omotesando on November 1, 2022. Paying homage to the classic snack first released in 1978, the cafe features a number of tasty snacks inspired by the thin animal-shaped cookies popular around the world.
This second event will run through January 9, 2023. Reservations are required, and many dates were completely sold out prior to the event’s start date, particularly on weekends. We decided to visit, anxious to see what the fuss is all about.
We were first shocked to see the popular animals enjoying oden! Original goods featuring the characters enjoying the quintessential Japanese winter dish are only available at the cafe. From acrylic keychains to figures, visitors can snag some adorable merchandise to commemorate their trip to the exclusive event. Why not snag some items that would be useful on a daily basis, like a notebook or an apron?
For food, visitors can snag a special Oden Set and Chinese Dumplings, both perfect for the winter. The oden features popular ingredients like egg, daikon, fish cake, and mochikinchaku, each branded with the popular animal characters. Drinks include soy milk, green tea milk, and milk tea.
In addition to the exclusive Lion Cake which is limited to 25 servings a day, guests can find chocolate bananas and other sweets on the menu, including a Sweets Set limited to those reserving special seats at the venue. For every ¥1,000 spent on food and drink items, customers will receive one Tabekko Doubutsu trading card!
The exhibition space is a must-see for fans of this legendary snack, filled with rare works including an adorable and very colorful print of every animal holding a bowl of oden. Of course, a photo spot has been set up for visitors to take some prime shots for social media!
Don’t miss the animal meet and greet, which is making its triumphant return from the last event! Visitors can interact with different animals on different days, so check the official Twitter page (@tabekko_cafe) for the schedule and more information! The number of visitors per day is limited, so make a reservation as early as you can.
Come enjoy these heartwarming treats while you have the opportunity!
Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe Stand Omotesando
Running: November 1, 2022 – January 9, 2023 *Reservation required
Closed: December 28, 2022 – January 3, 2023
Hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Address: SPAGHETTI Cultural Space 1F
5-3-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Closest Station: Omotesando
Official Twitter: @tabekko_cafe https://twitter.com/tabekko_cafe
*Please see the official Twitter page for the latest information!
Anime Series ‘King of Prism All Stars’ Announces Second Collaboration with Restaurant DISH UP
DISH UP, a collaboration restaurant located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Marui Annex, started its second collab with the popular anime series King of Prism All Stars -Prism Show ☆ Best Ten- on November 1, 2022.
Taiga Kougami: Steamed Apples and Japanese Yellow Sauce
Kakeru Juuouin: Nice-style Salad with Mango Dressing
Alexander Yamato: Homemade Vegetable Curry
Kazuki Nishina: Gratin with Genovese
Strawberry Shortcake / Muscat Mousse / Sachertorte / Basque Cheesecake / Fruit Tart
Menu Order Bonus: 1 Waterproof Placemat (4 varieties)
- Shin Ichijo: Rising Sunshine (Cranberry Juice)
- Yukinojo Tachibana: Yumemikokochi Koijigoku (Cassis Soda *Non-alcoholic)
- Minato Takahashi: Kimagure Caramelize (Dry Ginger Ale and Blue Syrup)
- Leo Saionji: Momoiro Kukukuru Lollipop (Peach Soda)
- Yu Suzuno: Jewel Spin Zeus (Orange Juice and Grape Juice)
- Louis Kisaragi: Aurora Rising (Peach Juice and White Water)
- Kouji Mihama: Jewel Spin Cross (Grape Juice)
- Hiro Hayami: Starlight Express (Orange Juice and Blue Syrup)
- Joji Takadanobaba: Never Ending Love Shower (Pineapple Juice)
*Guests may not only order a single drink.
*These drinks are non-alcoholic.
*The above images are samples only. The actual beverages may differ.
Drink Order Bonus: 1 Special Card (9 varieties)
Original Collaboration Goods
Guests can enjoy a special course made up of savory and sweet King of Prism-inspired dishes, as well as a selection of drinks. The afternoon set is a cake and drink set only available on weekdays from 14:00 until 17:00.
Those ordering a menu item will be given a waterproof placemat as a gift, while those ordering a drink will be given a special card. Original reproductions can only be viewed in the VIP room, so why not make a reservation while you can?
©Ｔ－ＡＲＴＳ / syn Sophia / エイベックス・ピクチャーズ / タツノコプロ / キングオブプリズムAS製作委員会
King of Prism All Stars -Prism Show ☆ Best Ten- × DISH UP
Running: November 1 – November 29, 2022
Hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (Last Order at 20:30)
Address: Shinjuku Marui Annex 8F (3-1-26 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Please refrain from taking photos of the original reproductions and posting them on social media. These items are only displayed in the VIP room.
*Feel free to take photos of the restaurant and dishes to post on social media.
13th BT21 Cafe to Open in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Sapporo
The 13th iteration of the BT21 Cafe will open at six venues in five cities around Japan. Fans in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Sapporo will want to visit this exclusive event titled ~MAGICAL TIME~. The first cafe opens in Shibuya on November 3. In celebration of BT21’s 5th anniversary, this special cafe is filled with joy and excitement and aims to give fans the best possible experience.
Magical Tea Time Set
Food Plate (7 varieties)
Dessert Plate (7 varieties)
Magical Milk Tea
Iced Coffee / Hot Coffee
Acrylic Keychain (7 varieties, Random)
Acrylic Clip (7 varieties, Random)
Satin Sticker (7 varieties)
Clear Folder (2 varieties)
Handkerchief (7 varieties)
Masking Tape / Balloon on a Stick
Dolomite Coaster (2 varieties) / Mirror (2 varieties)
[Online Store Exclusive] Acrylic Keychain (7 varieties, Random)
The cafe’s new menu includes afternoon tea, perfect for warming the body and soul during the cold winter months. The colorful food items and desserts are sure to be a hit on social media, and fans will enjoy the Magical Milk Tea and other dishes inspired by the popular BT21 characters.
In addition to new merchandise and bonuses featuring newly-drawn art, a photo spot will welcome guests to the cafe and invite them to celebrate this five-year milestone.
Why not take a break from everyday life to enjoy a magical time with these cute characters?
BT21 Cafe #13 ~MAGICAL TIME~
BOX cafe&space SHIBUYA109
Running: November 3 – December 10, 2022
Address: SHIBUYA109 B2F (2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
Running: January 13 – February 19, 2023
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town, Solamachi 1F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Collabo_Index Lumine Yokohama
Running: January 13 – February 5, 2023
Address: Lumine Yokohama 6F (2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
BOX cafe&space Nagoya LACHIC #1
Running: December 2, 2022 – February 5, 2023
Address: LACHIC B1F (3-6-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi)
Running: November 11 – December 18, 2022
Address: 1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka
Cafe Interlude, Coach & Four Shinakawa
Running: November 3 – December 29, 2022
Address: 18-chome 3-jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Open: November 3, 11:00 – December 4, 23:59
Capcom Cafe Announces Collaboration with Stand My Heroes Mobile Game
From November 11 until December 15, Capcom Cafe AEON LakeTown and the Ikebukuro branch will hold a collaboration with the mobile game Stand My Heroes. Fans of the title will find a special collaboration menu and a selection of new merchandise for sale.
The details of the limited-edition goods and menu items have been revealed, and reservations are now open.
In addition to standard items like clear folders and keychains, fans can also find blankets and mask pouches decorated with original illustrations by Capcom Cafe.
The Embroidered Tote Bag is subtle and perfect for daily use, and the stickers are great for school notebooks!
① Matri’s Sigh Sandwich / ② Boom! Seo Lab’s Canele a la Mode / ③ Hiyama’s Gold Drink / ④ Makoto’s Chocolate Drink / ⑤ Seki’s Beer-like Drink / ⑥ Kujo’s Elegant Tea / ⑦ Seo’s Relaxing Soda / ⑧ Hattori’s Matcha Latte
Fans can also grab a drink in a special clear bottle decorated with images of their favorite character.
One original lunch mat will be given to guests at the Capcom Cafe. One coaster will be given per each drink ordered.
In addition, for every ¥2,000 (including tax) spent on the cafe menu, guests will be given a bromide-style postcard.
Original Lunch Mat
Coaster (1 given at random)
Bromide-style Postcard (1 given at random)
If you’re a fan of the game, you won’t want to miss it!
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Capcom Cafe x Stand My Heroes
Running: November 11 – December 15, 2022
・Capcom Cafe AEON LakeTown
AEON LakeTown kaze 3F (4-2-2 Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama)
Official Site: https://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/index.html
・Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro
Grandscape Ikebukuro 3F (1-30-3 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: http://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/capcomcafe/ikebukuro/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Capcom_Cafe/
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/capcomcafe/
Tokyo Revengers Collaboration Cafe and Pop-Up Shop to Open for a Limited Time
A collaboration cafe and pop-up shop inspired by the popular anime series Tokyo Revengers will open again this year following a successful run in 2021. The event will be held on the fourth floor of Tokyo Solamachi from November 3 until December 2, 2022.
The collaboration will feature a variety of limited-edition goods with new designs based on the theme of the ‘backstreets.’ The lineup includes acrylic stands, clear folders, and plenty more. Special Baji birthday goods will also be available on November 3!
The popular collaboration menu features food items inspired by the show’s characters, and guests will be able to enjoy everything from curry and yakisoba to pancakes and crepes. Even if you’re not hungry, you can still grab a drink!
Baji’s Birthday Celebration Event
From November 3 until November 7, fans of Baji won’t want to miss his birthday event. During this time, guests will be able to snag a special sweets plate, so don’t miss it!
See the official website for more details!
Tokyo Revengers Collaboration Cafe and Pop-Up Shop
Running: November 3 – December 2, 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard 4F, #4
Tree Village (TV Shop)
Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
NARUTO & BORUTO: Snow, Moon, and Flowers Collaboration Cafe and Merchandise Coming Soon
A pop-up collaboration cafe for the popular anime series NARUTO and BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, has been announced! The event will be held from October 29 until November 25 on the fourth floor of Tokyo Solamachi.
Original Merchandise & Cafe Menu
There will also be a large collection of new merchandise featuring brand new illustrations for fans so snag. Along with acrylic keychains and pins, printed cookies, T-shirts, and towels will also be available!
At the collaboration cafe, fans can enjoy a lineup of dishes inspired by popular characters from both series, including Boruto’s Spiral Burger, Sasuke’s Stew, and Sasori’s Puppet Pancakes. A full dessert and drink menu will also be available for fans wanting to try dishes like Sakura’s Life-Long Love Parfait and Itachi’s Tsukiyomi Chocolate. A total of eight original coasters will be available, and one will be handed out with each dish ordered.
Sasori’s Birthday Project
The event will also celebrate Sasori’s birthday from November 8 until November 13. Guests can enjoy a special pancake set featuring the popular character along with a festive birthday decoration!
More information will be posted on the official Twitter page, so be sure to check that and the official website!
NARUTO ＆ BORUTO: Snow, Moon, and Flowers Collaboration Cafe and Merch
Running: October 29 – November 25, 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi, West Yard 4F #4, Tree Village Official TV Shop
Official Website: https://tree-village.jp
30th Anniversary Crayon Shin-chan Exhibition to Open in Ikebukuro
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
Sound! Euphonium Collaboration Cafe Opens at Kyoto’s Hotel Keihan
Fans of the Sound! Euphonium anime will want to visit Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande from September 23 until November 20, 2022! The second-floor restaurant Octava will be holding a special collaboration cafe with the series in conjunction with the Keihan Electric Railway. The project is part of the collaboration between the series and the local railway that began in August, and fans will be able to order food and drink items inspired by their favorite characters.
Reina’s Pasta with Sweet and Spicy Tomato Sauce
Hazuki’s Matcha Ice Cream & Sapphire’s Macarons
Mr. Taki’s Spicy Curry Pizza
Sound! Tuba-kun’s Fruit Cake
Kumiko’s Strawberry Milk
Reina’s Butterfly Pea
Hazuki’s Blue Soda
Sapphire’s Orange Juice
Band President & Vice President’s Matcha au Lait
Bonus for Dining In-store: Lunch Mat
Drink Order Bonus: Coaster (5 varieties, 1 secret)
*Coasters will be given at random.
From omurice and pasta to fruit cake and spicy curry pizza, there is certainly a dish perfect for everyone at the cafe. Guests can also enjoy five different types of drinks, and a coaster will be handed out at random for each order. Those dining at the cafe will enjoy their meal on a special lunch mat, and life-size character panels will be perfect for snapping some photos for social media. Music from the series will be played on-site, so come enjoy while you can!
Keihan Electric Railway x Sound! Euphonium 2022
Running: September 23 – November 20, 2022
Lunch: 11:30-14:30 (Last order at 14:00)
Dinner: 17:30-22:00 (Last order at 21:30)
*From 2:30 to 5:30, only items from the take-out drink menu are available.
Reservations Now Open
Venue: Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande, 2F Restaurant Octavar
Fist of the North Star: LEGENDS ReVIVE Inspires Collaboration Cafe in Kichijoji
The smartphone game Fist of the North Star: LEGENDS ReVIVE has been downloaded over 2 million times. To celebrate, a collaboration cafe will open at CAFEZENON & ZENON SAKABA in Kichijoji, Tokyo from September 20 until October 3, 2022.
Trial of the Fist! Super Spicy Soup
Zako’s Rice & Kalbi
Giant Hag’s Bavarian Cream
Giant Hag’s Strange Water
Fans of the game and the long-running series can enjoy a variety of menu items inspired by characters from the series. From Super Spicy Soup to Rice and Kalbi, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
An original Giant Hag sticker will be given away with each order, so why not get yours while you have the chance?
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Fist of the North Star: LEGENDS ReVIVE Collaboration Cafe
End of the Century Bar ~Giant Hag’s Bar~
Running: September 20 – October 3, 2022
Venue: CAFEZENON & ZENON SAKABA
(2-11-1 Kichijoji Minami-cho, Musashino, Tokyo)