Dragon Ball Café & Diner Opens in Omotesando, Tokyo
Renowned anime and manga series Dragon Ball, a franchise loved all over the world, has gotten its own character themed café. Dragon Ball Café & Diner Tokyo just opened at Natural Kitchen in Omotesando, Tokyo on January 15th.
Natural Kitchen are very particular in their selection of ingredients for their meals, only picking the best. The talented chefs there have conceived a unique and original fun-packed menu completely themed around Dragon Ball.
“Four-Star Dragon Ball Omurice With Rich Demi-Glace Sauce”
A deliciously rich omurice themed on the Four-Star Dragon Ball, the most recognised of all the Dragon Balls.
“Flying Nimbus Quattro Formaggi Pizza”
A quattro formaggi pizza topped with the fluffy Flying Nimbus, a magical yellow cloud used by Goku to traverse the lands.
“Oolong Grilled Bacon Dandan Noodles”
This dish is based on Oolong‘s infamous love for underwear.
The character merchandise store “KIDDY LAND” in Harajuku is also currently selling a range of items based on Dragon Ball‘s intellectual and spoiled scientist Bulma. Be sure to check this out together with the café.
Traditional Crafts Company “Usaburo Kokeshi” to Release Dragon Ball Kokeshi Dolls!
24.August.2017 | FASHION
Hikidashi are going to sell kokeshi dolls based on the popular Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. The dolls come as part the character series of kokeshi dolls created by Usaburo Kokeshi. The Dragon Ball kokeshi went up on the Hikidashi online store on August 23rd for pre-order, featuring a line-up of Son Goku, Krillin, and Master Roshi.
Usaburo Kokeshi was established in 1950. Located in a workshop in Shinto, village on the Eastern side of Mount Haruna in Gunma Prefecture, the artisans of Usaburo Kokeshi have worked diligently to create Dragon Ball kokeshi to add to their character series collection.
Established by Okamoto Usaburō, the company manufactures their dolls using pottery wheels before decorating them by carving and using pyrography to create a new kind of manufacturing technique. Usaburo Kokeshi currently export directly to 18 countries, mainly in Europe, to deliver their masterful work to the rest of the world. Their dolls have been very well received both in Japan and overseas.
Now people can enjoy the brand new adorable Goku, Krillin and Master Roshi kokeshi and the warmth of the wood from which they are made. The versions they have created are of Goku and Krillin when they were Master Roshi’s pupils wearing their orange dōgi, or training uniforms.
The Goku kokeshi features Goku with his trademark hairstyle and his power pole on his back. The power pole is also carved from wood to make it three dimensional. They have really gotten all the details in there.
The orange training uniforms, black belts and 亀 (‘kame’) or ‘turtle’ symbol on Goku’s chest are all carefully painted in different colours.
The features for Krillin, who also in with training together with Goku and Master Roshi, are also on point, with his classic expression and marks on his forehead.
Just like Goku, the Krillin kokeshi also has the same uniform, belt and turtle symbol on his chest, all painted in their respective colours.
Master Roshi, also known as the “Turtle Hermit,” is Goku and Krillin’s teacher. Usaburo Kokeshi made sure to keep his trademark sunglasses, beard, and the turtle shell on his back, staying faithful to his original design down to the last detail.
The team over at Usaburo Kokeshi have truly created something special with their new Dragon Ball kokeshi designs, each and everyone of which is made with warmth, passion and an exceptional attention to detail. Why not get your hands on one of these cute kokeshi for yourself?
Dragon Ball, Naruto & One Piece T-Shirts Arriving to UNIQLO Stores in Japan
08.June.2018 | FASHION
UNIQLO is currently developing a 2018 spring and summer collection under it’s illustrative t-shirt brand UT themed on ‘wearing the things you love.’ One part of that collection is taking place in collaboration with Shonen Jump which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The collection is gaining much attention, featuring some of the most memorable characters from their series’.
A line of UT t-shirts will be released on June 11 in the run up to father’s day based on the Shonen Jump fathers that defined the 1990s and 2000s.©BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA
The Dragon Ball t-shirt features a Super Saiyan Vegeta. Vegeta was willing to sacrifice himself to protect his family which revealed to everyone his human side. He displays his stance as a father when he makes his resolve during the fight with Majin Buu, the final antagonist of Dragon Ball. He has his son Trunks escape so he can use all of his power to self-destruct and obliterate Buu. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this famous scene is where Vegeta truly showcases his fatherhood.©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / SHUEISHA
The Naruto t-shirt displays the symbol of the Leaf Village where the series’ protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, is born and raised. The front is simple bearing just the Leaf Village symbol, a familiar mark from the series crafted onto Naruto’s headband that he always wears. On the back we see his father, Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage. Minato, along with Naruto’s mother Kushina Uzumaki, sacrificed themselves to save Naurto during the defence from the Nine-Tailed Fox.©Eiichiro Oda / SHUEISHA
There are 2 different designs for the One Piece t-shirts. One of them has quote from Edward Newgate, also known as Whitebeard and the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates, who tells Squardo, “Though you’re a fool, I still love you, my son.” The t-shirt comes in a navy colour and the scene of Whitebeard hugging Squardo when he says the line. The other t-shirt features Zeff, Sanji’s cooking mentor and father figure. The t-shirt makes reference to Zeff’s former position as captain of the Cook Pirates where he was known as ‘Red-Leg.’
Those aren’t the only series either – there’s also t-shirts based on Hunter×Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho and more. Relive memorable scenes from your favourite anime series by getting your hands on a t-shirt!
The select shop in Harajuku, “offshore” collaborated with Dragon Ball! “Pafu Pafu T-shirts”will be sold
28.September.2017 | FASHION
The famous scene which Bluma’s fans love is printed on a T-shirt.
The famous select shop in Harajuku, “offshore” collaborated with Dragon Ball in commemoration of the half-birthday.The products have been designed by a new brand, “ZATUON” which plans to carry out activities from 2017 to 2020.
The word “PUFF PUFF” is printed on the front of the T-shirt. All men would love this item. This T-shirt born from the official collaboration.
Let’s check these gorgeous collaborative items.
Popular LINE Sticker Character Opanchuusagi Inspires Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka
The popular character Opanchuusagi, created by illustrator Kawaisoni, has inspired two collaboration cafes! Fans of the adorable rabbit will be able to grab themed dishes and goods in both Tokyo and Osaka from July 7 until August 21. Does the character look familiar? You’ve probably seen her on social media or on LINE!
Opanchuusagi does her best for everyone but tends to fail in hilarious ways. The melancholy character has been getting increasingly popular lately, leaving comments like “poor thing,” or “so cute!”
Cafe Visitor Bonus / Menu Order Bonus
Opanchu Shaved Ice
Opanchu Missing-Underpants Soda
Opanchu Pink Soda
Opanchu Strawberry Milk
The Opanchuusagi Cafe will offer a lineup of cute menu items perfect for posting on social media, from the curry and burger to the shaved ice and latte. The cafe will also sell original merchandise, so don’t miss your chance to snag some!
Why not come relax at this unique cafe on a hot summer day?
BOX cafe&space Matsumoto Kiyoshi Ikebukuro Part 2
July 7 – August 21, 2022
Matsumoto Kiyoshi Ikebukuro Part 2, 4F (1-22-8 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
BOX cafe&space Umeda LOFT
July 7 – August 21, 2022
Retro Cafe Inspired Items Available from Thank You Mart
THANK YOU MART will begin selling a total of 18 unique items starting in late June. These items were inspired by Japanese cafes during the Showa era, and give off the perfect amount of retro vibes. Most items at THANK YOU MART costs ¥390 (¥429 with tax).
The new cafe-inspired items are perfect for those longing for days long past, made with impactful yet subdued colors and classic patterns. The logo looks like something pulled out of the Showa era, so if you’re a fan of classic Japanese style, be sure to grab some of these inexpensive items when they drop later this month!
THANK YOU MART – Cafe Amour
Sales begin in Late June 2022
Where to Buy: All THANK YOU MART locations, THANK YOU MART Online Shop
Official Site: https://www.390yen.jp/
Golden Kamuy x Sanrio Characters Collaboration Cafe to Open in Shibuya
Characters from the popular anime series Golden Kamuy will team up with beloved Sanrio characters for a new collaboration cafe! Fans should visit Chugai Grace Cafe in Shibuya by July 18 to try some themed dishes and grab some exclusive merchandise.
Eat the Great North! Cream Stew Plate
Almond Pound Cake with Lingonberry Sauce
Matagi’s Stump Birthday Cake
Monkichi the Monkey and Shiraishi’s Banana Soda
Cola Float and Strange Juice
Pin – Cafe ver. (7 varieties, random)
Acrylic Stand (7 varieties)
Acrylic Frame Keychain (7 varieties)
Acrylic Block – Cafe ver.
Let’s Go to the Cafe! Curry (2 varieties)
Pouch (10 varieties)
Genjirou Tanigaki Birthday Set
Collab Menu Order / Advanced Reservation Bonus Coaster (17 varieties)
Matagi’s Stump Birthday Cake Order Bonus – Bromide
Goods Preorder Bonus Bromide (17 varieties)
The collaboration menu will include a tasty Almond Pound Cake with Lingonberry Sauce and Matagi’s Stump Birthday Cake to celebrate Tanigaki’s birthday! Don’t miss out on these exclusive menu items and goods.
© 2022 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN(L)
Golden Kamuy x Sanrio Characters x Chugai Grace Cafe
Running: June 23 – July 18, 2022
Venue: Shibuya MODI 7F, Chugai Grace Cafe
Official Site: https://chugai-grace-cafe.jp/collaboration/kamuyxsanrio/
World’s First Apex Legends Collaboration Cafe to Open in Tokyo and Osaka
The world’s first Apex Legends cafe will be opening for a limited time in Tokyo and Osaka this summer! The Nessie Cafe will be held at Tower Records Shibuya starting July 22 and at Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi starting August 20.
Over 100 million people around the world have played the battle royale title Apex Legends. Every aspect of the game, from the character designs to the maps and weapons, has been meticulously designed to create a truly engaging and fun experience. Basically, it makes sense that so many people seem addicted to it.
Menu at a Glance
Nessie & Wattson’s W Curry
Supplies Box Sandwich
Nessie & Wattson’s Crackling Orange Parfait
A Nessie Surfaces! Cake
Bloodhound / Gibraltar
Lifeline / Pathfinder
Wraith / Bangalore
Caustic / Mirage
Octane / Wattson
Crypto / Revenant
Loba / Rampart
Horizon / Fuse
Valkyrie / Seer
Ash / Mad Maggie
Newcastle / Nessie Latte
Drink in Original Bottle
The collaboration cafe will feature a selection of themed menu items based on Nessie, a loveable part of the title. Drinks inspired by every Legend in the game will also be available. Reservations are available by lottery only, but certain menu items will be available for takeout. Drinks will be available in a limited edition bottle.
Those who make reservations for the cafe will also have the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise on-site.
Veteran players won’t want to miss out on the world’s first Apex Legends cafe!
©2022 Electronic Arts Inc. Electronic Arts, the Electronic Arts logo, Respawn, the Respawn logo, and Apex Legends are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. InfoLens Inc. is an authorized Electronic Arts licensee.
Apex Legends – Nessie cafe
Tokyo Venue: July 22 – August 14 / Tower Records Shibuya *The cafe will be on the 2nd floor. Merchandise will be sold on the 8th floor.
Osaka Venue: August 20 – September 6 / Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi
Unique Summer Afternoon Tea Available at Haute Couture Cafe in Tokyo
Located along the Meguro River, Haute Couture Cafe is known for serving up some of the best afternoon tea in Tokyo. The location is incredibly photogenic and often pops up on social media, covered in flowers welcoming guests to what feels like a fairy tale land. From July 1 until September 4, visitors to the cafe can enjoy a Peach and Shine Muscat Afternoon Tea set, perfect for summer and incorporating seasonal fruits.
The fresh peaches and shine muscat (a type of luxurious grape found in Japan) are delivered from a nearby market daily. By using peaches without heating them, such as in the compote, guests can enjoy the juiciness of the raw fruit in a new way.
The lineup of delicately prepared and hearty savory dishes includes Peach and Prosciutto Cappellini, and guests wanting to enjoy more can order this as a lunch or dinner course as well. There are six courses in total, including the fresh-squeezed grape and muscat Mont Blanc plan and a Peach Cheesecake plan with a drink included. The cafe also offers anniversary plans, so why not bring your sweetheart?
The theme of this summer afternoon tea is ‘an adorable purple space.’ Guests will be surrounded by light purple wisteria as they enjoy this colorful spread.
Why not enjoy this summer treat as you look out over the river?
Peach & Shine Muscat Afternoon Tea
Venue: Haute Couture Cafe
Available: July 1 – September 4, 2022
Reservations/Official Site: https://haute-couture-cafe.owst.jp/
Tokyo Solamachi’s Curious George Cafe Launches New Summer-Only Menu
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.
Curious George Kitchen
Address: Tokyo Solamachi East Year 1F #11 (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last order at 20:00)
Available: March 17 – September 25, 2022
*Closed from June 27 until June 30
Official Site: https://curiousgeorge-kitchen.jp
Kuroko’s Basketball Collaboration Cafe Coming to Open in Ikebukuro
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.
Kuroko and Kagami’s Japanese-style Tomato Pasta / Murasakibara and Himuro’s Rice with Bisque Sauce
Aomine and Imayoshi’s Carbonara with Black Sesame / Akashi and Mayuzumi’s Doria with Squid Ink Cream and Cherry Tomatoes
Midorima and Takao’s Focaccia Sandwich / Kise and Kasamatsu’s Chicken Omurice Plate
Midorima and Takao’s French Toast / Aomine and Imayoshi’s Mixed Flavor Parfait
Kuroko and Kagami’s French Toast / Kise and Kasamatsu’s Mixed Flavor Parfait
Hanamiya’s ‘Akudo’ French Toast / Murasakibara and Himuro’s Mixed Flavor Parfait / Akashi and Mayuzumi’s Mixed Flavor Parfait
Big Acrylic Stand ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties)
Holo Pin ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties, random)
Art Panel ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties, random)
Mini-character Pin ~Cafe Ver.~ (13 varieties, random)
Mini-Character Acrylic Keychain with Stand ~Cafe Ver.~ (13 varieties, random)
Polaroid Acrylic Keychain ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties, random)
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.
© GENDA GiGO Entertainment Inc, All rights reserved.
GiGO Collaboration Cafe / Kuroko’s Basketball
Running: June 25 – August 21, 2022
Round 1 / June 25 – July 15
Round 2 / July 16 – August 5
Round 3 / August 6 – August 21
Venue: GiGO Collaboration Cafe Ikebukuro
Official Site: http://www.kurobas.com/
Popular Snack Tabekko Doubutsu Inspires Collaboration Cafe in Omotesando
A new concept cafe for the popular snack Tabekko Doubutsu will be opening in Omotesando for a limited time, from July 5 until August 21. The snack is similar to animal crackers in the west, though these little creatures are a little cuter.
Korean-style Macaron Set
Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe – Omotesando Goods Set (4 varieties)
Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe – Omotesando Mini Drawstring Pouch (9 varieties)
Tabekko Doubutsu has been hugely popular with young children and adults alike since the snack was first released in 1978. Guests visiting the collaboration cafe can enjoy themed sweets and new merchandise along with a special photo spot perfect for social media!
Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe Omotesando
Running: July 5 – August 21, 2022 *Reservations required
Venue: 5-3-13 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (1F)
Official Site: https://twitter.com/tabekko_cafe
Limited Time Attack on Titan Pop-Up Store and Collaboration Cafe to Open at Tokyo Solamachi
From June 25 until July 29, 2022, fans of Attack on Titan will want to visit Tokyo Solamachi at Tokyo Skytree! A special pop-up shop and collaboration cafe will welcome guests with exclusive merchandise and themed foods and drinks.
The original goods feature newly-drawn designs inspired by the Survey Corps’ rest outside the walls. These items can only be found here!
Please see the official website for store information, including more details about original goods and cafe menu purchase bonuses.
Attack on Titan x Tree Village Cafe & Goods 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard 4F #4
Running: June 25 – July 29, 2022
Tree Village Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
A BATHING APE Releases Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Collaboration Collection
A BATHING APE, one of Japan’s leading streetwear brands, has announced a new collection inspired by the new film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero!
This isn’t the first time that BAPE and Dragon Ball have come together for a stylish collaboration. The two have set the standard for what a crossover between streetwear and manga culture should look like, starting with the first collaboration in 2016. From pieces showing the protagonist Son Goku as a young boy to the most recent items inspired by the Majin Buu arc, fans of the series can’t get enough.
The latest collection features characters from the highly-anticipated new film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero set to premiere on June 11, 2022.
Son Gohan, Pan, Piccolo BABY MILO® T-Shirt (Colors: Black, White): ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Red Ribbon Army BABY MILO® T-Shirt (Colors: Black, White): ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Popular characters Gohan and Piccolo have been given the BABY MILO treatment along with the new androids Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 and their creator Dr. Hedo from the newly-revived Red Ribbon Army.
BAPE® X Dragon Ball Super Ape Head Pullover Hoodie (Colors: Black, Orange): ¥28,600 (Tax Included)
BAPE® X Dragon Ball Super Ape Head Totebag (Colors: Black, Orange): ¥8,800 (Tax Included)
Fans of Goku, Vegeta, and Gohan’s daughter Pan won’t want to miss these stylish hoodies and tote bags complete with BAPE’s signature Ape Head!
The collaboration items will be available at select stores throughout Japan and online starting on June 5, 2022, just before the movie’s release.
A BATHING APE® × Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Release Date: June 5, 2022
Where to Buy:
BAPE STORE®︎ COMME des GARCONS Osaka
BAPE STORE®︎ DOVER STREET MARKET Ginza
BAPE.COM Online Store
BAPE.COM Special Page:https://bape.com/pages/dragonball-super
Cafe ‘Junkissa Bread & Espresso’ to Start Chocolate Fair
Specialty cafe chain ‘Bread, Espresso &’ will begin selling special items as a part of its chocolate fair at the Harajuku location, ‘Junkissa Bread, Espresso &’ starting June 1!
Many of the existing items on the shop’s menu will be available in chocolate versions. The Chocolate Mint French Toast is chilled and perfect for summer, drizzled with chocolate cream and mint sauce. Additional mint can be added to your heart’s content!
The mint cocoa (pictured top right) features blended mint cream on top with cocoa on the bottom. The two halves blend effortlessly as the top warms and the bottom cools.
Come enjoy these chocolate treats during the warm summer months!
Bread, Espresso &
Address: 6-25-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 8:00-18:00 (Last order at 7:30)
Open Every Day
Stuffed Animal Pickles the Frog Inspires Limited Time Collaboration Cafe in Shinjuku
Have you ever heard of Pickles the Frog? The adorable plush has become popular enough to inspire his own collaboration cafe in Shinjuku from May 25 until June 6! A special menu will be available at Brilliant Cafe located on the 11th floor of the Odakyu Department Store.
Green Curry Plate
Birthday Cake Plate
Fruit Tea Soda Float
As part of Pickle the Frog’s birthday celebration, the cafe will feature a limited menu of three delectable items. Why not come celebrate Pickle’s special day on June 1?
A pop-up shop will also be opened soon, so keep an eye out!
Pickles the Frog x Brilliant Cafe
Running: May 25 – June 6, 2022
Venue: Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku 11F (1-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo)