What is an Anime Themed Cafe? All You Need to Know
Anime Themed Cafe is a popular concept, especially in Japan. It is a great tourist attraction there, especially for individuals known as Otaku. Otaku is a Japanese word that describes people that have an interest in and consume anime and manga. Well, coming back to Anime theme cafes, what is it exactly? They are cafes that have anime decorations, and accessories and the maids there dress like anime characters. Today’s post will be talking in detail about it: where you can anime themed cafes in Japan, what you can do there and many other small tips and tricks.
We don’t have only anime-themed cafes but equally anime-themed restaurants. But, let’s get to know what an anime cafe is.
An anime cafe is a cafe decorated with anime merchandise or specific material inspired by an anime. You can listen to anime opening and closing or even watch anime and read manga. You may find in some anime cafes mascots that are there to entertain you. They may also sell anime merchandise there. But if the cafe is most about a specific anime it’s then called an anime-themed cafe.
An anime-themed cafe is a cafe that has its entire menu, decorations or even food based on a specific anime. That is the cafe is decorated with similar material as the anime series and the food serve there is commonly food that appeared in the anime. It’s a great tourist attraction. Check out some of these popular anime cafes.
Some anime cafes may only serve tea or drinks there. If that anime cafe serves food you may call it anime-themed restaurant.
What is an Anime Restaurant?
An anime restaurant is a restaurant that has its decorations designed with anime materials and serves anime-related drinks and foods. If the restaurant displays sell specific anime-related food, and material and play specific opening and ending we called the anime restaurant an anime-themed restaurant.
These are just some of the cafes in anime and some of these cafes in anime like the May Queen Nyan-Nyan exist in real life :). What about food? are there some anime foods in real life?
What are some Anime Foods in Real Life?
I have to admit that each time I saw food in anime, I always produce a lot of saliva :). There is a large number of anime foods in real life. Most of the anime foods are based on real-life food. You can find many of these foods in anime-themed restaurants. Some of these anime inspired food are:
Bento box. You can find it in My Neighbour Totoro
Salmon with bechamel sauce from Porco Rosso: The Last Romantic Hero
Anime foods in real life like ramen from Ponyo
We also have Cream of vegetable soup from The Secret World of Arrietty
Inari sushi from Gourmet Girl Graffiti.
Katsudon from Shokugeki no Souma
Tamago Kake Gohan in Silver Spoon
Pork Katsudon in Yuri!!! on ICE
Well, there is a great list of these anime foods in real life but we will stop here. Let’s move back to some Japanese-themed cafes you may be interested in.
Themed Cafe in Japan is just another cool experience. You won’t regret visiting one. However, some of these sites have been closed due to the actual world’s health condition. We hope that this will not last long and that some of these sites will be able to reopen their doors.