Pancake Restaurant Butter Opens Sanrio Character Collaboration Cafe

04.April.2022 | FASHION / FOOD

Pancake restaurant and cafe Butter is collaborating with Sanrio characters for a limited-time collaboration cafe from March 16 until May 31, 2022! Guests can also grab some adorable and tasty macarons for take-out only. 

Tea Party with Everyone! Sanrio Characters Afternoon Tea

Fluffy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Blue Sky and White Clouds

Pompompurin’s Hamburger Plate

Pompompurin’s Piping-hot Pancakes

Pochacco’s Flower Garden Pancakes

Pochacco’s Meat Pasta

Latte Art Drinks

At-home Macaroon Party (Take-out Only)

Menu Order Bonus: Special Coaster (4 varieties)

 

Chow down on tasty dishes inspired by your favorite Sanrio characters, from pancakes to pasta! What will you be ordering?

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    From July 2 until July 24, the handmade donut shop Floresta will be offering donuts inspired by the Sanrio characters Kiki and Lala! These treats, made from all-natural ingredients, will be available at Floresta shops and at the online store.


    The Little Twin Stars, Kiki and Lala, were born on the Omoiyari Star in the Dream-Star Cloud.

     

    The older sister Lala and younger brother Kiki appear on these healthy donuts along with a shooting star. Floresta’s special white chocolate is kneaded with purple sweet potato powder and strawberry powder to create a donut that isn’t too sweet.

     

    Little Twin Stars Collaboration Donuts

    Part 1: July 2 – July 12
    Ring Donuts (2 varieties)

    Kiki / Lala

     

    Part 2: July 13 – July 24
    Kiki & Lala Shooting Star Donut Holes


    During the second half of the event, guests will be able to grab donut holes based on the beloved characters. Although these sweet treats may be colorful, they were made with all-natural ingredients and are free of synthetic colors, fragrances, and preservatives. 

     

    Enjoy these donuts yourself, buy them for a friend, or bring them to a family get-together.

     

    © 2022 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L631150

  • Sanrio Puroland Opens New Sensory Show Fusing Real and Virtual Worlds

    24.June.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Starting July 15, Sanrio Puroland will premiere a new show, Nakayoku Connect. The unique hands-on experience will blend both the real and virtual worlds.

    The interactive show Nakayoku Connect is set to introduce a new type of entertainment that combines a real live show filled with twinkling lights and lasers set to pop dance music with a virtual world. This is the first new show to be performed at Puro Village in three years, since Wish me mell’s Chance for You began in September 2019. This will also be the first time in about two years–since the temporary closure in 2020–that regular shows will be held in Puro Village during business hours.

     

    For the first time ever, this show will be presented not only in Puroland, but virtually as well. Visitors are welcome to enjoy this unprecedented experimental show incorporating the world around us and the world inside the computer.

    In Japanese, Nakayoku means ‘to care about friends’ and ‘to get along happily.’ The creators of the show believe that this is an important value to think about today, and visitors will enjoy seeing their favorite characters, from Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel to Bad Badtz-Maru and Kogimyun. The live and virtual shows will be performed simultaneously, and the characters will wear new costumes inspired by the concept of retro-futurism.



    For a more immersive experience, the show will utilize a ‘fiber beam’ for the first time ever. Harmless to the body, the entirety of Puro Village will be illuminated, with the lights and animations linked to the show’s music. Come enjoy this brand-new experience!

  • Tokyo Solamachi’s Curious George Cafe Launches New Summer-Only Menu

    22.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Curious George Kitchen, located at Tokyo Solamachi, has unveiled a tropical summer menu along with new original merchandise! These goodies will be available from July 1 until September 25, 2022.

     

    Bubbly & Colorful Fruit Punch: ¥1,480 (Tax Included)

    ‘Count the Stars’ Seafood Cream Pasta: ¥1,680 (Tax Included)

    ‘George Meets the Man in the Yellow Hat’ Drink Set with Figure: ¥1,800 (Tax Included)

     

    The summer menu is perfect for those wanting to escape the heat, including colorful fruit punch and creamy seafood pasta utilizing seasonal ingredients.

    ‘I Love the Man in the Yellow Hat!’ Sicilian Lemon Cheese Cream Cannoli: ¥550 (Tax Included)

    Colorful Grapa Panna Cotta: ¥450 (Tax Included)

    Art Collection au Lait (Hot/Iced): ¥1,500 (Tax Included)

     

    A refreshing Sicilian lemon cannoli is available for takeout, as well as a rich panna cotta topped with fresh cream and grape. The Art Collection au Lait includes a souvenir cup for customers to bring home!

    Banana Stand: ¥3,280 (Tax Included)

    Keychain: ¥690 each (Tax Included)

    Apron: ¥4,950 (Tax Included)

     

    New summer items are also available for purchase outside of the cafe. From a banana stand made of Japanese cypress to unisex T-shirts and even an apron, there’s something for everyone. Keychains with newly-drawn artwork have also appeared.

    Chef George Swinging Stuffed Animal: ¥4,620 (Tax Included)

    Menu Book Chocolate Cat Tongue: ¥1,080 (Tax Included)

     

    An adorable Curious George stuffed animal and cute chocolate sweets inside of a book-like package will be available during this period. More details will be announced on the official Curious George Kitchen Twitter account.


    Come enjoy summer with everyone’s favorite monkey and friends!

     

    © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and registered by HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. and used under license. All rights reserved.

  • Sanrio to Create Original Character Inspired by Boy Band JO1

    19.June.2022 | FASHION

    Sanrio and LAPONE Entertainment have teamed up to launch the JO1 x Sanrio Character Development Project to create a new character inspired by the globally popular boy band JO1.

     

     

    The new project combines JO1’s creativity with Sanrio’s beloved branding to create a character embodying the member’s strengths. JO1 announced the project during the 2022 SANRIO FES at Pacifico Yokohama North on June 12. A teaser has also been posted on the official JO1 YouTube channel. A special program will closely follow the project and new episodes will be posted on YouTube in the future, so be sure to watch!

     

    Teaser Video

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  • Kuroko’s Basketball Collaboration Cafe Coming to Open in Ikebukuro

    17.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    From June 21 until August 21, the GiGO Collaboration Cafe in Ikebukuro will be hosting a cafe inspired by the anime series Kuroko’s Basketball.

     

    Drink Menu

     

    Latte Art

     

    Food Menu

     

    Round 1

    Kuroko and Kagami’s Japanese-style Tomato Pasta / Murasakibara and Himuro’s Rice with Bisque Sauce

     

    Round 2

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    Round 3

    Midorima and Takao’s Focaccia Sandwich / Kise and Kasamatsu’s Chicken Omurice Plate

     

     

    Dessert Menu

     

    Round 1

    Midorima and Takao’s French Toast / Aomine and Imayoshi’s Mixed Flavor Parfait

     

    Round 2

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    Round 3

    Hanamiya’s ‘Akudo’ French Toast / Murasakibara and Himuro’s Mixed Flavor Parfait / Akashi and Mayuzumi’s Mixed Flavor Parfait

     

     

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    Round 1

    Round 2

    Round 3

     

     

     

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    Art Panel ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties, random)

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    Fans of the series won’t want to miss a collection of dishes based on popular characters and a slew of new merchandise! Those ordering menu items will receive an exclusive coaster. 

     

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    Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe – Omotesando Goods Set (4 varieties)

     

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    The original goods feature newly-drawn designs inspired by the Survey Corps’ rest outside the walls. These items can only be found here!

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    14.June.2022 | FASHION / FOOD

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    Hapidanbui Chocolixer – White Chocolate Cacao 27% / Cacao 50%

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    Pochakko and Peckle pouches designed exclusively for the collaboration will also be available in-store while supplies last!

     

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  • Kura Sushi Begins Exclusive Sanrio Characters Collaboration Campaign

    12.June.2022 | FASHION / FOOD

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    04.June.2022 | FOOD

    From June 4 until June 25, the handmade donut shop Floresta will be offering donuts inspired by the Sanrio character Hangyodon! These treats, made from all-natural ingredients, will be available at Floresta shops and at the online store.

     

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    Part 2: June 15 – June 25 / Donut Hole Cup, 1 variety (Hangyodon & Sayuri)

     

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    Although these sweet treats may be colorful, they were made with all-natural ingredients and are free of synthetic colors, fragrances, and preservatives. 

     

    Enjoy these donuts yourself, buy them for a friend, or bring them to a family get-together. You’ll make everyone very happy!

     

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    A pop-up shop will also be opened soon, so keep an eye out!

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