Wednesday, 5th August 2015
In Japan Entertainment News,
Tokyo's new Sailor Moon Cafe will welcome fans until September
Japan and anime are irrevocably linked and it is widely acknowledged that fans of the artform are among the most dedicated in the world.
With this said, those who enjoy the manga and anime series Sailor Moon will be excited to hear that the Anion Station bar in Tokyo has been transformed into a fan cafe dedicated to the illustrated phenomenon.
The new themed cafe opened its doors on Monday (August 3rd) in the Kabukicho entertainment district in Shinjuku Ward and will remain in its current state until September 28th, reports the Japan Times.
Ordinarily, the bar plays anime soundtracks, as run-of-the-mill products are served, but the transformation into everything Sailor Moon has been almost absolute.
Fans can dine on dishes decorated with stars and moons, while the beverages on sale are coloured to represent each of the characters in the series.
Customers can request which Sailor Moon songs they want to hear, as well as watching screenings of Sailor Moon Crystal, which is currently airing on Japanese TV.
Some of the items being sold at the Sailor Moon Cafe are not available to purchase anywhere in the world, making it a must-visit destination for fans.
Since opening, those behind the bar's transformation said it has been popular with both Japanese and international visitors.
Free posters given away at a preview on Monday saw people flocking through the cafe's doors.
Sailor Moon was first serialised between 1991 and 1997, with illustrations by Naoko Takeuchi and has grown in popularity over the years.
The premise behind the franchise is that viewers follow the character of Usagi Tsukino as she becomes the Sailor Moon, searches for a princess and protects the Silver Crystal.
She is aided by a group of comrades known as the Sailor Soldiers.
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