It is summer in Japan, which reminds us of Studio Chizu!
This year is the 10th anniversary of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” which is a masterpiece from “Studio Chizu” director Mamoru Hosoda belongs to. Accordingly, “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Café opened a limited time only at Parco Shibuya. I went to the private showing of the café!
huh…Paco? “R” was missing!
*Shibuya Parco was undergoing a remodeling for summer.
“The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Café located at the Part 1 on the 7th floor. Please find the blue sign, which is the theme color of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.”
It looks like this on the outside.
There is a photo shoot area where you can take photos with Makoto Konno, the time leaping girl, and her classmates, Mamiya and Tsuda. I bet there will be a long line here once the café opens.
After you successfully take a picture with them, let’s go inside the café.
First, you will find a black board on your right. Th…this is!?
It is the blackboard on which “Time waits for no one” and “(゜Д゜)huh?” are written; all the fans must know this. If you were a student when you watched this movie, you must have written this on the blackboard. Let’s remember how you felt about it and the movie back then by seeing the blackboard.
There are storyboards and etc. on the blackboard. You can enjoy seeing the development process of the movie. If you see the movie right before going to the café, you can enjoy how the scenes were created even more.
On the walls of the café, there were many more drawings of other scenes.
Inside of the café was spacious, and the ceiling was high.
The atmosphere of the finely sunny summer of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” was present in the café.
You can purchase a variety of goods of Studio Chizu in the café. There is a “Studio Chizu Shop” on the left at the entrance, so you could go there directly as well.
I will introduce the menu related to the movie here. The menu is themed on the four works: “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” “Summer Wars,” “Wolf Kids,” and “Beast and the Boy.” You will get a “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” limited paper place mat whichever dish you order; one design.
I’d like you to visit the café, but I’m going to introduce each dish for the fans who can’t come to Japan.
First, “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” themed menu:
■Makoto’s Time Leap Caffee Latte (ice/ hot) comes with a limited coaster ￥680
There is a time leap number on the coffee. The number is at random, and there is also a mysterious sentence, “Different letters on special days.”
■Time Leap!? Pudding Alamode, something will happen after eating!? ￥1,380
This was made after the Makoto’s pudding her sister ate in the movie. You could eat it again if you leap time?!
■Cold spaghetti with peaches and tomatoes using a lot of peaches Makoto delivered The Girl Who Leapt Through Time limited salad bowl included ￥1,680
There are marinated peaches. There is a blackboard-looking thing on the salad, and it says the words!! You can take the bowl with you. It’s a deal.
This is Summer Wars themed menu
■Juicy volumy temporary hamburger plate of Kenji and King Kazuma with Jinnai family’s dish ￥1,480
The eyes of the temporary Kenji hamburger are cute. King Kazuma poses lively.
■Tasty Japanese style cake set of grandma Sakae comes with a charm of her cheering saying ￥1,280
This is a set of Mont Blanc and matcha (greentea). This is the most Japanesie menu in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time themed menu, so I would like the fans from outside of Japan to try this. A message card which looks like a charm has a motivating saying of grandma Sakae. Fans would keep it in their wallet.
■Temporary Kenji sweats?! Mango Smoothie with mint from the field, grapes, and pear comes with King Kazuma acrylic charm and a limited coaster￥1,080
This is a mango smoothie with passion fruit syrup, mango, milk, and ice. The grapes and pears were the leftover prepared by grandma Sakae for Eisuke.
Wolf Kids themed menu
■I wanted to try this! Shish Kabobs with sauce and Nirasaki granpa’s potato plate ￥1,380
As a replicated dish, this may be the closest to the one in the work. You can eat the tasty Shish Kabobs with the sauce in a glass. The daikon salad made with the daikon given by the villagers look light and delicious.
Just like they do in the work, the sauce in a glass! I bet the fans are thrilled.
■Yuki and Ame’s cute ice tea latte. Are you Yuki or Ame? Or both at the same time? ￥680
There are cute faces of the two on the surface of the ice tea latte with powder. It’s too cute to break the faces! This comes with a limited coaster.
■Great Snow Mountain snow cone where Ame and Yuki run around in the snowy forest! ￥1,180
This was made after the snow mountain. This is not only cute, but tasty as well. This comes with vanilla and strawberry flavored fluffy ice cream, almond jello, and fruits. It’s an orthodox Japanese sweet.
Here are some The Boy and the Beast themed menus.
■Kyuuta’s favorite! His mom’s omelet and rice with ham who watches over him always ￥1,380
The ham omelet his mother often cooked was arranged into an omelet with rice. Demi-glace sauce looks tasty. The mashed potatoes look like Chiko, they were pretty.
■Kyuuta wants it so bad! Jiroumaru’s fresh fruit parfait ￥1,180
This is the replication of the fruit parfait of Jiroumaru. This looks just like one in the movie, and comes with a film style card.
■Fresh water melon juice which Kyuuta used in his training. Drink it with Kumatetsu’s great sword straw! Chiko comes too! ￥980
They made the watermelons Kumatetsu and Kyuuta were eating during the training into fresh juice. Watermelons are a must eat in Japanese summer. If you drink it with the salt on the edge of the glass, it tastes like Japanese summer. Drink it with Kumatetsu’s great sword style straw. This comes with a limited coaster.
At the private showing, we couldn’t taste all the dishes, but I tried The Beast and the Boy watermelon juice. It tasted like watermelon, and the sweetness was nice and light, and tasty! It is even more tasty when imaging the scene while drinking it! Not only are the appearances great, but the tastes are excellent! You have to try all the dishes! Go to the café every day.
The café themed after wonderful anime works which adults and kids both can enjoy, creations by Studio Chizu such as the 10-year-old The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
I’d like all the fans to enjoy the universe of works and talk about the anime at the café. The café is open till late at night, so I recommend you to go for dinner after sightseeing and/or tea time after dinner.
Place: Shibuya Parco PART 1, 7th floor
Date: July 7-August 7, 2016 opens at 11:00 taking last orders of food at: 22:00, drinks: 22:30
*Shibuya Parco is closed on Sunday, August 7th so order food before: 20:00, drinks: 20:30, and then they close at 21:00
Official site: http://www.parco-art.com/web/other/exhibition.php?id=945