AnimeJapan 2016 Food report: Collaboration with 6 shows, “Osomatsu-san”, “Gochiusa”, etc
AnimeJapan 2016, a Japanese anime event, was held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, from March 25th to March 27th. There were talk shows on stages and many corporate booths to introduce anime from various angles, including job guidance and business opportunities for creators.
As the third year of the event, they opened the Food Park for the first time, offering hungry visitors various foods after a tour of the event. Of course, as AnimeJapan, they never failed to meet our expectations. This Food Park was also filled with anime.
At Food Park, we were offered their original menu of various dishes collaborated with anime. They were all AnimeJapan exclusive, every single one of them was inspired by an anime, connecting you to the anime world. You can’t help but raise a smile by seeing how each of them makes sense.
Collaborators were the following 6 shows: “Osomatsu-san/おそ松さん”, “Silver Spoon/銀の匙”, “Blood Blockade Battlefront/血界戦線”, “Is the Order a Rabbit?(Gochiusa)/ご注文はうさぎですか？”, “The Seven Deadly Sins/ 七つの大罪”, “WORKING!!”. This article is a report about these dishes.
From “Mr. Osomatsu/おそ松さん”, they offered “Oden” in a cute illustrated container of sextuplets. Their oden had 6 different ingredients in it: Konnyaku, Japanese white radish, fish stick, deep-fried tofu, eggs, and Kombu simmered in dashi. It also came with Fu (dried wheat gluten dough) with sextuplets faces printed on top of the package.
Oden is a signature item of Chibita in the original “Osomatsu-kun”, but they chose the sextuplets images for this event. I’m sure Chibita is convinced by the great taste of this Oden.
From the dairy-depicting “Silver Spoon/銀の匙”, they had “Yuugo Hachiken’s Special Pizza”. This pizza was also a great collaboration work for the event.
The premise of the anime being Hokkaido, the selected ingredients were particularly from Hokkaido, such as gouda cheese, bacon, and asparagus too. Many fans must have thought of Hachiken Yuugo’s dairy farming life.
“Blood Blockade Battlefront/血界戦線” had “Jack & Rockets Special Cheese Burger”. As you may notice, “Jack & Rockets” is the name of the popular hamburger shop in Hallsalem’s Lot, appearing in the 6th episode of the anime.
AnimeJapan decided to replicate this hamburger of “Jack & Rockets”. Just looking at the way its thickly sliced cheddar cheese melting inside the bun makes you so hungry. It looks exactly the same as it appears in the show. It’s quite heavy and filling even for men. Don’t forget to check out its wrapping paper, too.
“Is the Order a Rabbit? (Gochiusa)/ご注文はうさぎですか？” had “Rabbit House’s Naporitan” spaghetti. This is also a dish replicated from the show. The protagonist, Kokoa, works part-time at her family’s Rabbit House cafe. Fans must have gotten into full swing with it.
The spaghetti was served with plenty of bacon and sausage with parmesan cheese on top, and it also came with a card of the anime character drawn, so that you can keep it as a gift to enjoy it later – double enjoyment.
“The Seven Deadly Sins/ 七つの大罪” offered a special homemade corn soup in a cute illustrated cup. Named “The Boar Hat Bar Quality product Special Corn Soup”, it warmed up the visitors chilled bodies. It also came with a piece of print Fu (dried wheat gluten dough), but too cute to eat it.
“The Boar Hat” bar also appears in the show. The protagonist Meliodas owns this portable bar. A lot of trouble happens at this bar in the show, but fortunately we had no problems at AnimeJapan 2016.
Finally, “WORKING!!”, set in “Wagnaria” family restaurant chain in Hokkaido, was also fit for a food collaboration project.
The ingredients were of course from Hokkaido. With its name “Hokkaido Cheese Curry”, needless to say it replicated the anime world, but its unique content made this dish very popular. Their carefully selected Hokkaido gouda cheese and “Kitaakari” potatoes from Hokkaido showed us the depths of loyalty to the theme with it.
This years new attempt, Food Park offered us a variety of amazing dishes by collaborating with popular anime shows. We can’t wait to find out which anime shows get picked to collaborate with the next year’s food menu!
Business Area: Friday March 25th to Saturday March 26th, 2016
Main Area: Saturday March 26th to Sunday March 27th, 2016
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight