Dragon Ball Café & Diner Opens in Omotesando, Tokyo

17.January.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.

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“Oolong Grilled Bacon Dandan Noodles”

 This dish is based on Oolong‘s infamous love for underwear.

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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.

 

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Dragon Ball Café & Diner Tokyo

Address: Natural Kitchen Omotesando, GYRE B1F, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Running: January 15, 2018 – February 28, 2018

Opening Times: 11:00-22:00 (last orders 21:00)

Contact: 03-6805-0772

*No smoking

Website: http://dragonball-cafe-diner.jp

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The orange training uniforms, black belts and 亀 (‘kame’) or ‘turtle’ symbol on Goku’s chest are all carefully painted in different colours.

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    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.

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    Just like Goku, the Krillin kokeshi also has the same uniform, belt and turtle symbol on his chest, all painted in their respective colours.

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    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?

     

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    Dragon Ball Kokeshi by Usaburo Kokeshi

    Types: Son Goku / Krillin / Master Roshi

    Produced in Shinto Village, Kita Gunma, Gunma Prefecture

    Price: ¥4,000 each (tax excl.)

    Pre-orders opened on August 23, 2017.

    On sale end of October 2017 when they will be delivered sequentially.

    ©BIRD STUDIO / Shuueisha・Toei Animation

    Product details: https://hkds.tokyo/category/DRAGONBALLKOKESHI/

     

  • 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.

    DRAGON BALL ドラゴンボール UT ベジータ
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    Jump 50th Graphic T (Dragon Ball・Short Sleeve) – ¥990 (+Tax)

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    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.

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    Jump 50th Graphic T (Naruto・Short Sleeve) – ¥990 (+Tax)

    ©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.

    ONE PIECE ワンピース UT 白ひげ

    ONE PIECE ワンピース UT ゼフ
    Jump 50th Graphic T (One Piece・Short Sleeve) – ¥990 (+Tax)

    ©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!

     

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    Oyaji UT
    Release Date: June 11, 2018
    Price: ¥990 each (+Tax)

    Webpage: http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/jump50th/

     

  • 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.

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    This T-shirt has an illustration of Bulma on the front and an illustrations of Kame Senin watching Bulma on both sleeves. It is definitely a cool item.

    Poster Tee

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    A special T-shirt designed from the image of offshore’s AD poster with an illustration of Bulma’s bikini inspired by Lowbrow art.

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    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.

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    DRAGON BALL × offshore

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    Price: 9,900 yen (tax included)
    Poster Tee

    Price: 8,000 yen (tax included)
    PUFF PUFF

    Price: 5,000 yen (tax included)

    Reservations can be made during the following period: 9,23 (Sat.) to 10,10 (Tue.) AM 10:00
    ZOZOTOWN:http://zozo.jp/shop/zozospot/goods/24198543/?did=44760511

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    Pair bread with Japanese sake


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    The cafe menu is even inspired by the food that appears in the Milky Sepia Monogatari manga. The hard pudding I had, which combined caramel sauce and cream, was an absolute delight.

    Homemade Showa Pudding & Cream Soda Set: ¥1,200

    If we’re talking cafes, then you can’t go wrong with cream soda. The cream soda served at Sepia comes in seven different flavours and colours: melon, Blue Hawaii, strawberry, lemon, peach, grape, and orange. I was spoilt for choice on which to go for, but in the end I went with the pink-coloured strawberry. It had a sweet flavour and was really delicious.

    Strawberry Cream Soda: ¥750

    I devoured the hotcakes too. The pastry was so fluffy and tasty – I could have eaten a hundred of them. The second one I ate with honey.

    Hotcakes: ¥600

    At the back of the cafe, they also have the “Candy Candy Museum.” There’s a personal collection of items from Candy H Milky, a female fashion enthusiastic who used to be a customer at Sepia. There’s a photo spot for snapping a photo in the cafe too.

     

    It’s a great time getting to go and look at the displays after eating. I recommend going to see the collection yourself with your own eyes. Entry to the museum is ¥300.

    There’s a tearoom up on the second floor which has a nostalgic vibe to it. I felt warm and relaxed, like I’d been transported to my grandma’s house.

    Humans can’t travel back in time, but if we look after mementos properly, we can go back there in our minds and memories. Sepia, a place that continues to be cherished and loved, is everybody’s treasure trove.

     

    My oh my, I really want to go back there again.

     

    Writer/Model:Ema Tanioku
    Photographer:Haruka Yamamoto
    Design:Yuko Takayama(ASOBISYSTEM)

  • Rilakkuma x Tower Records Collaboration Sees Themed Cafe, Exclusive Merchandise & More

    16.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Tower Records is collaborating with Rilakkuma for “Rilakkuma x TOWER RECORDS Campaign 2020” which will run at Tower Records, TOWERmini, and Tower Records Online in Japan from August 1 to 30.f

    For the campaign, Tower Records selling a range of merchandise with exclusive designs illustrated for the event, and there’ll even be Rilakkuma themed cafes. Tower Records began collaborating with Rilakkuma on merchandise in 2009 and has done so every year since. This year sees the arrival of Chairoikoguma for the first time too.

    Yhose who use the Tower Records app to show their coupons in-store, they will receive the above-pictured selection of must-have exclusive goodies including a mirror, postcard, bag, and bookmark. These are available on a first-time, first-served basis. Additionally, Rilakkuma themed cafes will be held at TOWER CARDS CAFE branches in Omotesando, Nagoya SKYLE, and Sapporo PIVOT which will have entirely original menus and bonus items for dining there.

     

    Collaboration Merchandise

    The merchandise collection will drop on August 1 and will include a range of Tower Records exclusives. Pre-sales opened on July 15. You can see the full list here.

    Available at all Tower Records branches and Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Sapporo PIVOT, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Omotesando, TOWER RECORDS CAFE Nagoya SKYLE, Tower Records Online

    Exclusive to Tower Records Online

     

    Rilakkuma and the Honey Forest’s Concert Cafe

    The entire cafe menu line-up is so cute you’re completely spoilt for choice.

    Rilakkuma and the Honey Forest’s Concert Dessert Plate: ¥2,500

    “Honey Forest Concert” is the theme of the cafe, and this image is captured in the adorable dessert plate which is topped with various desserts and fruits. Everyone who orders one of these also receives a free sticker.

    Rilakkuma’s Meatball Stew: ¥1,580

    This hot meatball stew is served in a cute bread cup with Rilakkuma poking his head out from inside.

    Kiiroitori’s Omurice: ¥1,580

    Kiiroitori’s face is made from omelette and rice. Served with a side of healthy veg.

    Rilakkuma’s Honey Lemon Drink: ¥850

    A sweet and sour mix of honey and lemon.

    Korilakkuma’s Strawberry Calpis: ¥850

    Strawberries are Korilakkuma’s favourite, and that’s the flavour of this refreshingly sweet Calpis drink, topped with Korilakkuma vanilla ice cream.

    There are lots of other dishes to look forward to in addition to the ones above, making this cafe one to go back to many times. And you can special free merchandise when visiting and dining there too.

     

    Collaboration Cafe – Participating Stores


    Omotesando/Nagoya SKYLE: August 1, 2020 – August 30, 2020

    Sapporo PIVOT: August 1, 2020 – August 17, 2020
    Official Website: https://tower.jp/rilakkumacafe

     

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