Have you ever heard of an anime collaboration cafe? In Japan many cafes and restaurants collaborate with anime series to recreate their space according to a manga or nime title so that the dedicated fans of the series can visit the place and enjoy limited edition perks, dished, and drinks.
I’ve been to the private viewing of the “KanColle: The Movie” collaboration cafe which has just opened for a limited time at THE GUEST cafe & diner in Ikebukuro Parco, 7th floor, Tokyo!
You can enjoy bits and pieces of the film at the cafe before its premiere of November 26, drawing special attention from the fans of the series.
This is a wide view of the cafe. You can see their merchandise corner on the left and the cafe on the right.
First you notice this huge tapestry on the merchandise side! This is a good spot for photo shooting, and I imagine it will be very crowded during rush hours.
At the back of the corridor (around the cafe corner), you can find each team’s tapestry. Make sure you check them all. Some of them are in the back and can be easily missed. You can’t see them unless you turn around the corner at the end of the corridor.
This one is decorated behind the cash register, and I couldn’t avoid the lighting bulbs. 🙂
Now, let’s go inside the cafe!
There are many key frames displayed inside the cafe.
It’s great that you can actually look at these precious key frames! I couldn’t take a photo of each and every one, so please go visit the cafe to enjoy them all.
It’s time for the menu!
This is a pasta dish inspired by Mutsuki’s green uniform. The bread has ‘出撃/Shutsugeki(sally)’ printed on the surface.
I tried it and it was so good! The pasta has a nice elastic texture and a great smell of basil!
Here is Akagi and Kaga’s First Carrier Division!
Meat and meat!
Look at this glorious rice serving!
Hiei’s Home-made Curry has an odd color, but an amazing taste.
This is an affogato, a coffee-based dessert.
These scones are best suited for your nice tea time. Enjoy four different flavors based on the four different sisters.
You get a luncheon mat as gift with each food order. You can take it home!
Time for Drinks
Their latte has four different designs. You can choose any,
The Restoration Soda tastes good and makes you feel refreshed. Its neat combination with jelly gives you a feeling of being restored!
※You can’t take this cup home with you. Too bad, I wanted one.
Japanese traditional Ramune with a traditional Japanese umbrella themed straw to drink with. Ramune is a very popular soda that many people enjoy drinking during festival days and nights. Please try one if you haven’t already.
Each drink gets you a free coaster. There are nine different illustrations.
Let’s go shopping!
Themed Cafes usually have limited merchandise you can’t buy elsewhere so make sure you don’t miss them!
Tapestry. This is a smaller version of the huge tapestry decorated at the entrance. Its size is nice for room decoration.
IC decal. If you often visit Japan, you may want to attach it on your Suica card. It looks so cool.
These transparent file folders are very pretty. You can either decorate them or just use them as folders.
The wall outside the cafe.
Themed Cafes are great places to chill out after watching the title they are based on. We have long waited for this movie, so how about watching the movie at the theater, and then going to the cafe and talk about it with your friends? It sounds like a perfect day to me!
■Warning! To enter the cafe you need an entry ticket.
You can buy the ticket in advance at Lawson ticket website, Loppi at convenience stores like Lawson and Ministop.
※You do not need a ticket to buy the merchandise
THE GUEST cafe&diner（Ikebukuro Parco Main building 7F）
1-28-2 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Open from October 26 (Wednesday), 2016 to November 28 (Monday), 2016
OPEN 10:00 a.m. / CLOSE 10:00 p.m. (Food orders available until 9:00 p.m., drink until 9:30 p.m.)
※They close earlier at 7:00 p.m. on the last day of the period, November 28 (Monday)
(Food orders available until 6:00 p.m., drink until 6:30 p.m.)
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