Pics of the GUNDAM Cafe

Topic started by No_name_here on April 23, 2010. Last post by sotyfan16 4 years, 4 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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You might recall that we ran an article last week about the new Gundam Café, wherein I voiced my vexation over there being a fried entree on the menu that was shaped like the original Gundam kit. A fried Gundam. Doesn’t that just make your mouth water? Where before we didn’t have any ocular proof, we now have what I like to call photographic proof positive of the café’s existence in Tokyo’s Akihabara neighborhood ( courtesy of Kotaku).

You’ll first notice, of course, that some faces have been pixilated to protect the innocent. I don’t see any fried Gundams in these pictures, here, but plenty of plastic Gundams on display in glass cases. There ARE Gundam-shaped pastries dispensed from a futuristic vending machine. Are these, in fact, the “Gun-Pla-yaki” I wrote about last time? I plead ignorance.

In addition to coffee brewed from the volatile Jaburo blend, this café also stocks on hell of a liquor shelf, presumably for any Japanese customers who want to Irish up their cup of joe with some Jack. I figure they’ll want to drown their sorrows after realizing this café is only a fleeting taste of the impossible dream of living in Gundam’s world.


-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

Post by Whiskeyjack (111 posts) See mini bio Level 19
Now if only they had built it around that giant Gundam statue..
Post by buhssuht (223 posts) See mini bio Level 19
One of the first place I would go if I were to go Japan
Post by Juuhachi (88 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I want a DragonBall café!!
Post by Netstryke (71 posts) See mini bio Level 8
I would really like to try the Jaburo Blend Coffee tho.
Post by Tempestangel (123 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I want to go there.... now....
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I like how the Gundam decor extends even into the bathroom. No cutting corners there. I demand a cool anime themed cafe in U.S.!
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,319 posts) See mini bio Level 19
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@Juuhachi said:
" I want a DragonBall café!! "
I would so go to one of those cafes if they ever came here to America....too bad they will never do so.....
I wish that I was really wealthy....then I could go out and open some manga cafes n_n
Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@ShadowKnight508:
Indeed it's a real shame we don't any good cafes. There might be a couple anime cafes in LA or New York. I agree with you about opening one though. About the most extreme cafe I know of here in the US is a topless cafe, which I would also like to visit. Alas, the US is only open to difference on certain topics.

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