Kirby Cafe Tokyo and Fukuoka Reveal Peach-Inspired Summer Menu
Kirby Cafe TOKYO and Kirby Cafe HAKATA will begin selling special summer-themed food and drink items on July 7. The Kirby Cafe Summer 2022 event will introduce seven peach-themed goodies to the menu through September 11.
Transform! Carby Cake ~WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD!~
Kirby’s Peach♡Peach Parfait
Summer Souvenir Parfait Glass
Awoofy’s Footsteps in the Desert Pizza
Waddle Dee’s Friendly Rice Croquettes
King Dedede’s Full Tummy! Massive Beast King Plate
Rolling ♪ Peach Soda
(Includes Summer Souvenir Parfait Glass)
Rolling ♪ Summer-Colored Pineapple Soda
Summer Souvenir Acrylic Muddler (3 varieties)
Visitors to the two cafe locations can enjoy peach-flavored treats like Kirby’s Peach Parfait and an adorable cake based on the pink puffball’s Carby form seen in the new game Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Those wanting something more savory can enjoy Waddle Dee’s Friendly Rice Croquettes and the absolutely huge King Dedede’s Full Tummy! Massive Beast King Plate.
Come enjoy the warmer months with Kirby and friends!
Summer is returning to the Kirby Cafe. Thinking of the warmer months, Chef Kawasaki has created a special menu! As a Waddle Dee, filled with great excitement, wandered through the forest…it saw tons of lush, ripe peaches.
“Huh? That pink, round peach reminds me of something…”
Then came Kirby, who was looking forward to the summer menu more than anyone else.
“Ah, that’s right! The peach looks just like Kirby!”
Happy to have solved the riddle, Kirby smiled brightly at Waddle Dee. Gazing at this glorious summer scene with tons of juicy peaches ready to be eaten, he couldn’t help but imagine tons of tasty treats! Peach parfait, sparkling soda, blue jelly sparkling like the ocean…not wanting to forget these ideas, Kirby and Waddle Dee gathered the peaches and began cooking.
Please come and enjoy this summer with Kirby and his friends under the dazzling sunshine!
©Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Kirby Cafe Summer 2022
Available: July 7 – September 11, 2022
Locations: Kirby Cafe TOKYO, Kirby Cafe HAKATA
Official Site: https://kirbycafe.jp
NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Collaboration Cafe to Open for a Limited Time
The NIJISANJI and Sanrio Characters Collaboration Cafe will open in Harajuku and Yokohama on August 18 and in Osaka on September 2!
Three units from the popular NIJISANJI VTuber collective will be featured at the cafe, with each talent teaming up with a particular Sanrio character, from Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, and Kuromi to Tuxedo Sam and Hangyodon.
Food Menu Purchase Bonus: Original A3-size Lunch Mat
Drink Menu Purchase Bonus: Original Postcard (3 varieties)
Drink Menu Purchase Bonus: Original Straw Tag (13 varieties)
[Kojirase Harassment] Zenryoku Boomerang Sandwich
[Sereine Girl’s School] Lunch Plate
[Eden-gumi] Curry from Eden
[Kojirase Harassment] The Cutest Idol Parfait
[Sereine Girl’s School] Drama Club Fruit Pancakes
[Eden-gumi] Eden Sweets Plate
[Sereine Girl’s School]
[Eden-gumi] Member Drink
The food, dessert, and drink menus were each inspired by these three unique units. Fans of Kojirase Harassment won’t want to miss the tasty Zenryoku Boomerang Sandwich based on the hit song, and anyone who loves the adorable members of Serine Girl’s School can grab some tasty fruit pancakes. The Eden-gumi menu consists of delectable curry and a sweets plate sure to fill you up. 13 unique drinks will also be available, each inspired by the member colors of the participating V-Tubers.
Come spend a relaxing time with your favorite characters this summer!
©ANYCOLOR, Inc. © ’22 SANRIO Ⓛ
NIJISANJI x Sanrio Character Collaboration Cafe
BOX cafe&space Shinjuku MYLORD #1
August 18 – September 24, 2022
Collabo_Index Lumine Yokohama
August 18 – September 24, 2022
#702 CAFE&DINER Namba Parks
September 2 – September 24, 2022
Reservations / Cafe Details: https://nijisanjisanrio3-cafe.jp
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
Capcom Cafe Announces Collaboration Cafe with Anime Series ‘Link Click’
From August 5 until August 25, the Capcom Cafe located at AEON Lake Town in Saitama will hold a collaboration event featuring merchandise and menu items inspired by the anime series Link Click. More details about the limited-edition goods and menu have now been unveiled.
Cafe Original Goods
Clear Folder / Acrylic Stand Keychain / Pin
Collaboration Menu at a Glance
1 Spring Roll Memories Plate, featuring the spring rolls that appeared in Episode 1.
2 Shan Shan & Dong Yi’s Wrap, inspired by the wrap that appeared in Episode 9.
3 Ling’s Tapioca Parfait, inspired by the tapioca milk tea that appeared in Episodes 7 and 8.
4 Film Tiramisu, including a key photo from the series. (4 varieties)
5 Toki’s Wonderful Drink, featuring a Toki motif and a cute dog.
6 Hikaru’s Kitty Cat Drink, featuring ice cream with cat ears.
7 Lin’s Strawberry Drink, featuring a rabbit motif.
The collaboration menu includes a lineup of drinks and other items inspired by both characters and scenes from the anime series. Chibi versions of Toki, Hikaru, and other characters will appear on clear folders, keychains, and plenty more.
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
LINK CLICK Collaboration Cafe
Venue: Capcom Cafe Aeon Lake Town
Address Aeon Lake Town kaze 3F (4-2-2 Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama)
Running: August 5 – August 25, 2022
‘Kiss xxxx Collectors Edition’ Manga Release Celebrated with Collaboration Cafe
To celebrate the release of KISS xxxx Collector’s Edition, the compilation of Maki Kusumoto’s classic manga series, a collaboration cafe will be held at Ginza’s Zikkai Library Bar from August 2 until September 28, 2022.
KISS xxxx, the second installment of the Kusumoto Maki Collection, a series of beloved editions of Maki Kusumoto’s works published by Shogakukan Creative, includes illustrations that have never been included in the previous books, as well as spin-off works published or announced outside the serialized magazines, for a total of three volumes. An original postcard will also be included in each volume.
KISS xxxx Collector’s Edition Collaboration Menu
KISS xxxx Collectors Edition Volume 1 Cover
About KISS xxxx
Kameno and Kanon. These mysterious lovers live simple lives, and each day is standard.
This landmark work tells an immortal love story, impacting a generation of readers. This reprint brings the story back to life in higher quality, so why not jump in?
KISS xxxx Collectors Edition Volume 1 – Collaboration Cafe
Venue: Ginza’s ‘Zikkai’ Library Bar
Running: August 2 – September 28, 2022
Official Site: https://www.zikkai.com/
KISS xxxx Collector’s Edition <Maki Kusumoto Collection>
On Sale July 29, 2022
*Volume 2 will be released in late September 2022. Volume 3 will be released in late November 2022.
Kirby fans, watch out! An adorable Kirby Wearable Fan is now available in certain crane games!
This small fan is designed to be hung around the neck by a string and will be perfect to keep you cool while spending time outdoors.
Kirby’s round body will make you stand out in a crowd in the best way. The neck strap also comes with a safety feature making it safe for children to wear as well.
The fan is rechargeable via USB and has three speeds. The prize is available in crane games nationwide now, so go out there and win this perfect summer item!
© Nintendo / HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Kirby Wearable Fan
Official Site: https://www.sk-japan.co.jp/charatoru
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/
Third Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe to Open in Tokyo and Osaka
The third Jujutsu Kaisen cafe will open for a limited time in both Tokyo and Osaka from August 11 to October 10, 2022!
Jujutsu Kaisen began as a manga series and has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2018. Created by Gege Akutami, an anime series aired in October 2020 and became a massive hit with audiences around the world. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie, a prequel film, was released in Japan in December 2021 and has grossed over ¥13.7 billion. A second season of the anime will premiere in 2023.
Masatsugu Nagasoe, who worked on the anime series as a storyboard artist and unit director, was in charge of creating the newly-drawn illustrations. The cafe has a striking mint green theme and will have a refreshing urban summer atmosphere.
Advance Reservation Bonus: A4-size Clear Folder (1 variety)/ Drink Order Bonus: Original Coaster (8 varieties) / Merchandise Purchase Bonus: Original Shopping Bag (1 variety)
[Yuji Itadori] Chicken over Rice
[Megumi Fushiguro] Chimera Shadow Garden Sandwich
[Nobara Kugisaki] Spiced Vegetable Curry
Second-year Student Plate
[Kento Nanami] Apple Pork Wrap
[Satoru Gojo] Hollow Technique: Purple Cake
Dagon’s Realm – Cursed Plate
[Yuji Itadori] Passion Cranberry Tea Soda / [Megumi Fushiguro] Green Apple Mint Soda
[Nobara Kugisaki] Orange Rosehip Tea Soda / [Kento Nanami] Coffee Mojito Soda
[Satoru Gojo] Blue Hawaii Lemon Squash / Satoru Gojo’s Hot Coffee
The cafe’s menu will include a number of dishes inspired by each of the main characters, including Yuji’s Chicken over Rice and sweets inspired by everyone’s favorite silver-haired character Satoru Gojo. Each drink is sure to refresh you during the hot summer months, and guests will also be able to grab original merchandise featuring newly-drawn art by MAPPA.
This summer, why not spend a relaxing time surrounded by your favorite Jujutsu Kaisen characters?
Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe 2022
Running: August 11 – October 10, 2022
Harajuku, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space Harajuku Alta
Umeda, Osaka: BOX cafe&space HEP FIVE
Cafe Original Goods – Online Shop
Running: August 11, 10:30 – October 10, 23:59
Reservations/Official Site: https://jujutsukaisen-cafe.jp
Hololive VTubers Announce Hololive Summer Event and Comiket Appearance
21.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The Hololive Summer event, first held in the summer of 2019, will return this year!
A ton of new content and special panels will be shown at the 2022 event, so check the official Hololive Production Twitter account often for more information!
Hololive will also have a booth at this year’s Comiket on August 13 and 14! A number of exclusive commemorative Hololive Summer 2022 goods will be on sale.
The back cover of the Comiket 100 catalog, on sale July 16, shows the official Hololive Summer 2022 key visual. Be sure to keep an eye out for more details!
Toy Story Aliens Cafe to Open in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
The Toy Story Aliens Cafe will be opening for a limited time in Tokyo starting July 23, in Osaka on July 27, and in Nagoya on August 4. Fans of the film series will remember the adorable Alien characters, originally shown as prizes in a crane game. This pop-up cafe will feature themed dishes and merchandise, and Pixar fans should be sure to attend!
Alien Burger A (Teriyaki Soy Meat) / Burger B (Tomato Soy Meat) / Burger C (Chicken & Potato)
Moon Landing?! Potato & Bread
Space Crane Game Cider / Grape Juice
Hot Tea / Hot Milk
The food menu includes a tasty black curry, a green pasta featuring broccoli, edamame, spinach, and snap peas, and three types of alien burgers featuring either teriyaki soy meat, tomato soy meat, or chicken and potato. Even the drinks stick to the Alien theme, and the menu includes an Alien Smoothie with a tasty banana yogurt flavor.
Guests will also be able to purchase event-exclusive merchandise from keychains and stickers to tote bags and letter sets.
Toy Story Aliens Cafe at OH MY CAFE
Tokyo: OH MY CAFE TOKYO
Running: July 23 – September 25, 2022
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Mall 3F (4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Osaka: OH MY CAFE OSAKA
Running: July 27 – October 3, 2022
1-6-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka (2F)
Nagoya: kawara CAFE&KITCHEN
Running: August 4 – October 10, 2022
Nagoya PARCO South Building 5F (3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
July 23, 12:00~
Kuroko’s Basketball 10th Anniversary Event Coming to Tokyo and Osaka This Summer
A special event is coming to Tokyo and Osaka this summer to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kuroko’s Basketball anime series. Fans will want to visit Tokyo in July and Osaka in September.
Kuroko’s Basketball is a manga series by Tadatoshi Fujimaki which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump until 2014 and tells the story of a high school basketball team trying to make it to the national tournament. The anime adaptation began airing in April 2012.
Kuroko’s Basketball ~A Miracle One Day in the City~
Kuroko’s Basketball ~ Kyoto Exhibition
Admission Bonus – Invitation Card (9 varieties)
Exclusive Goods – F6 Character Board
Acrylic Stand (9 varieties)
Mini Acrylic Charms 1 (Random)
Mini Acrylic Charms 2 (Random)
Pin (9 varieties, random)
Purchase Bonus – Shopping Bag
The event will feature exhibits highlighting the history of the series and will feature a special voiceover. Exclusive merchandise will be on sale and guests will be welcomed by Kuroko and his friends at the entrance, all wearing special costumes drawn for the event.
Are you a Kuroko’s Basketball fan?
Kuroko’s Basketball 10th-Anniversary PARTY!
Venue: Ikebukuro Sunshine City World Import Mart Bldg. 4F, Exhibition Hall A
Running: July 16 – July 31, 2022
Hours: Weekends and Holidays, 10:00-20:00
*Closing at 17:00 on July 31.
*Last entry until 30 minutes prior to closing.
Venue: Hirakata Park Event Hall I
Running: September 16 – November 6, 2022
Event Details: https://kurobas-ap.com/
On Sale: July 16, 0:00 – July 31, 16:00
Where to Buy: Loppi at Lawson / Ministop locations
Online Reservations: https://l-tike.com/event/kurobas_ap/
Popular Character Chiikawa Inspires Collaboration Cafe at Shizuoka PARCO
From July 22 until August 21, fans of the adorable character Chiikawa will want to visit Shizuoka PARCO! The Chiikawa Chinese Restaurant and Drink Stand will be offering up some themed dishes for a limited time.
Original Menu at a Glance
Cream Soda with Winning Lottery Number
Otter’s Iced Cocoa
Hot Spring Style Hot Apricot Milk with Marshmallows
Chestnut Manju Alcohol-Free Drink
Chiikawa Meat Bun
Bonus for Drink Orders: Original Cafe Coaster (17 varieties)
Original Goods at a Glance
Acrylic Smartphone Ring
Silicon Ice Tray
T-Shirt / Meat Bun
Goods Purchase Bonus
The Chiikawa Chinese Restaurant is a collaborative cafe project featuring a Chinese-inspired menu and newly-drawn illustrations. This cafe was a huge hit in Tokyo in the past, and those who missed out will have another chance to enter the world of this popular character!
The collaboration menu includes three kinds of cream soda with a winning lottery stick, iced cocoa similar to a strawberry parfait, and other items to enjoy the world of Chiikawa. Guests can also purchase goods featuring illustrations of Chiikawa, Hachiware, and Usagi in Chinese costumes.
Come have a tasty snack and a refreshing drink while you grab some limited Chiikawa merch!
©nagano / chiikawa committee
Chiikawa Chinese Restaurant and Drink Stand
Running: July 22 – August 21, 2022
Venue: Shizuoka PARCO (6-7 Yoichi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka)
Drink Stand: 1F Parque Cafe
Goods Shop: 3F Special Event Space
The Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition Opens in Tokyo
The Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition finally opened on July 1, 2022 at Warehouse Terrada in Shinagawa, Tokyo.
First held at Kanda Myojin in 2019, the reception for the exhibition was incredible, and after popping up in Nagasaki and Kyoto, the newest Tokyo exhibition will be the first held in three years. It features significantly more exhibits and content, so Ghibli fans won’t want to miss it.
Toshio Suzuki, a producer at Studio Ghibli, has worked with both Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata on a number of beloved masterpieces. The exhibition will feature a large bookshelf housing 8,800 of Suzuki’s publications. Many of these were published before Suzuki joined Studio Ghibli, and guests are invited to see how the producer was inspired to join the legendary studio.
This exhibition was realized after Suzuki himself proposed the idea of exhibiting his books for the first time following the 2019 event. The giant bookshelf containing 8,800 tomes was based on a brick-and-mortar store that once served as Suzuki’s ‘hideout.’
The Massive Abura-ya Annex
Chihiro’s Bathhouse – Chilled Footbath
As a limited event, the Tokyo exhibition will also feature the Abura-ya Annex, a huge space that recreates the world of Spirited Away. Visitors can transform themselves into No-Face using AR or enjoy the Chilled Footbath after getting their fortunes told at the Yubaba and Zeniba Luck and Love Fortune Telling Corner.
8,800 of Toshio Suzuki’s Favorite Books
Valuable Documents, Behind-the-Scenes Details, etc.
No-Face perches atop one of the many bookshelves at the exhibition, lost in a tome of his own. All 8,800 books were read by Suzuki, and all of them influenced the creator’s decision to join Studio Ghibli. The wallpaper was designed by William Morris, a favorite of the producer since his youth. Some of the books can be picked up and enjoyed, so be sure to flip through some of these inspiring pages!
Rare materials and copy that led to many of the studio’s blockbuster hits are all on display, and visitors can trace the secret story behind the establishment of Studio Ghibli and how the company created everything from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind to their latest release Earwig and the Witch. Suzuki is known for his incredible scripts, such as the many lines he wrote for the title character in The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
On June 30, an opening ceremony was held with Suzuki in attendance. “I’ve stored away so many items that have been important to me in my life, and while it can be somewhat embarrassing to have them on display, I’m glad that so many can appreciate them,” he said. “My dream was to collect all the books I’ve read over the past 70 years and display them in one room. I was so happy when I realized that we could fit all 8,800 books in one space. I hope as many people as possible come to enjoy the exhibition.”
Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition
Running: July 1 – September 7, 2022
Location: Warehouse Terrada B&C Hall/E Hall