To commemorate its animated movie that is due for nationwide cinematic broadcast end of this month, “Natsume’s Book of Friends: Utsusemi ni Musubu” has teamed up with BOX Cafe&Space group to open up time-limited-operations cafes in Tokyo and Saitama; as well as special pop-up cafe-booth during the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (i.e. KYO-MAF) 2018 happening on 15 and 16 September 2018.
The theme of the collaboration cafes will be “Autumn’s Gastronomic Banquet!” – as shown in the key visual of Natsume and his friends (both human and ayakashi) having a fun outdoor banquet and drinking party. As mentioned above, the cafe will operate in two locations – Omotesando Box Cafe&Sapce in Tokyo; and Saitama Box Cafe&Space in Saitama. Needless to say, a collaboration cafe means special food, dessert and drinks menu; as well as exclusive and unique official merchandise for sales! Let’s take a look!
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Autumn’s Picnic Set – JPY 1,690
‘Nyanko-sensei’s Favourite Selects’ Set – JPY 1,490 (*this item is only available in the Tokyo collab. cafe)
Nyanko-Sensei’s Piping-hot Egg Ricebowl-don – JPY 1,390
‘Nyanko-Sensei’s Sweet-&-Savoury’ Snacks – JPY 1,190
Triple Mini Nyanko-Senseis Dango-style Breadrolls – JPY 1,390
Nyanko-Sensei’s Red Bean Milk – JPY 1,090 (*this item is only available in the Tokyo collab. cafe)
‘Autumn’s Moon-viewing’ Chocolate Mocha ~ with Mini-dango – JPY 990
‘Neko-koroshi‘ Cinnamon Iced Latte – (with bottle) JPY 1,390; (without bottle) JPY 890 (* this drink is non-alcoholic)
Customers who visit either the Tokyo or Saitama cafes will each take home an original luncheon mat as souvenir (random 2 designs). Each order of drinks item will also entitle the customer(s) a present of any random 1-out-of-5 originally-designed coasters.
The special pop-up cafe booth at KYO-MAF 2018 will have its own take-out items on the menu but their prices will be updated at a later date:
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Nyanko-Sensei’s Piping-hot Egg Ricebowl-don
Triple Mini Nyanko-Senseis Dango-style Breadrolls
‘Autumn’s Moon-viewing’ Chocolate Mocha ~ with Mini-dango
Nyanko-Sensei’sCinnamon Iced Latte
Moving on, let’s take a look at the original cafe-collaboration merchandise (*not available at the KYO-MAF 2018 pop-up booth-stall)!
Clear file (2 types: A / B) – JPY 400 each
Acrylic Cocktail/Drinks Stirrer (2 types: A / B) – JPY 950 each
Canbadge-style Mirror – JPY 800
Acrylic Key-holder (4 types: random) – JPY 650 each
Postcards set – JPY 600
Square pin-badge (4 types: random) – JPY 500 each
The operational dates for the collaboration cafes are as follows:
- Tokyo – 14 September 2018 ~ 14 October 2018; (* reservation is required)
- Saitama – 14 ~ 28 October 2018
- Kyoto Pop-up cafe-booth @ KYO-MAF 2018 – 15 ~ 16 September 2018
Interested fans and customers may visit the collaboration cafes’ website for most updated information.
Source – animeanime.jp