Since 14 July 2017, the famous Curry House CoCo Ichibanya has been running a collaboration with Mobile Suit Gundam all over the country. Using the receipt, customers can enter a prize lottery to win an original CoCo Ichi-Gundam coaster and other small prizes directly in the shop. This time, our friends at AnimeAnime went to the CoCo Ichi Curry store in Tsurukawa, Tokyo. Please enjoy the Gundam-loaded pictures!
At the front of the shop was a big tapestry of the RX-78-2 Gundam CoCo Ichi Extra Finish Ver., who was equipped with a metal spoon. Amuro Ray is also saying ‘Koitsu Umaizo!’ (It’s delicious!) instead of his usual ‘Koitsu Ugokuzo!’ (It’s moving!), which will make some Gundam fans smile.
Aside from that, there were many other banners and flags. On the picture above, we can see ZAKU II, which also got some CoCo Ichi modifications. Those who like the villains of the series, the Principality of Zeon, will be happy to see it.
Entering the store, there are images of the spoon-holding-Gundam. ‘Capture one of the recommended curry’s from CoCo Ichi! Which one will you choose?’, is what it says on the menu, with a very lively design. Suggested on it are things like the ‘Cheese Hamburger Patty Curry’ from Char Aznable. Every character is saying something on the menu, which fans can enjoy while waiting for their food.
Of course, there is also information about the Gundam collaboration on the table. If you order food worth more than 900 yen (excl. tax) you can draw once to see if you get one of 8 CoCo Ichi original Gundam coasters. Or you could get a ticket to participate at the lottery to get a complete coaster set!
The collaboration started on 14 July and will run until 31 August 2017. With a receipt over 900 yen (including tax) you are eligible to apply for additional prizes, like a figure called HGUC 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam CoCo Ichi extra finish Ver. Spoon Equipment Type or a plate with a Gundam illustration (including a stand) or a set of 4 Gundam spoons, coming in a handy case. All of them seem like good merchandise, so fans will be eager to enter the lottery! Go to the official site to see all of the available goodies!
Mobile Suit Gundam x Curry house CoCo Ichi Campaign 2017
Event period: 14 July – 31 August 2017
Participating stores: Curry House CoCo Ichibanya all around Japan (please note that some stores do not participate)