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The Akiba Good Smile Tetsujin Cafe!

It was the morning of a weekday, but there were still so many customers!

And the reason I’m visiting today is because…

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The Project mirai cafe has started!

Sega’s 3DS game, Miku Hatsune and Future Stars Project mirai was released on the 8th of March, and so the GSC Testujin Cafe is working in collaboration to bring a cafe themed around it!

The Project mirai game is a music game where Miku and the others dance around and sing for you, it’s incredibly cute! I was also involved here and there with it’s production, and had great fun with it! I hope everyone will try it if they can!

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The stage at the back!

There is a giant panel featuring Nendoroid Miku-sab, as well as a monitor playing one of the movies found in the game. Of course the cafe is filled with Miku’s beautiful voice for you to listen to while you’re eating!

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I was placed at a Rin & Len seat!

Ooh! Very cute indeed! Depending on the seat you are placed at, you’ll be greeted by different characters! Unfortunately you won’t be able to pick for yourself though… you have to just look forward to finding out which character you will be seated with. :P

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A brand new original menu!

To start off with, the menu features dishes based around Miku and Luka! However the menu is planned to change every so often, so keep checking the GSC Cafe website to see what’s coming up!

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    /   ⌒(__人__)⌒ \  ”Bring me one of everything!”
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Miku & Luka drinks!

The Miku drink is a lemon soda with blue curacao and vanilla ice cream. The Luka drink is a strawberry au lait with vanilla ice cream!

The Miku drink has a much fresher taste to me, while Luka is much sweeter! They were both delicious, but I think girls will love the Luka drink the most!

Each drink also comes with a free coaster!

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Leek Fried Rice! (With Leek Soup!)

As expected of the Miku dish! A ton of leek! Let me try some…

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     / ⌒  ⌒\     “It’s delicious!
    / (○)  (○) \   The rice has a lovely flavor and a perfect texture!
  /   ///(__人__)/// \  and the crispiness of the leek is wonderful”
  |       `Y⌒y’´     |  
   \      ゛ー ′  ,/   
    /      ー‐    ィ

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Miku with her fried rice!

It’s been awhile since I’ve taken photos that haven’t been for a product review.

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MikuLuka Leek Tuna Plate!

When it comes to Luka, you just have to include tuna! Let’s try this one with a little bit of wasabi…

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     / ⌒  ⌒\     “This is also delicious!
    / (≡)  (≡) \   There is such a lot of tuna as well!
  /   ///(__人__)/// \  The chopped up nori on the side is great as well.
  |       `Y⌒y’´     |  and really blends the tastes together perfectly!”
   \      ゛ー ′  ,/   
    /     ー‐    ィ

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Luka with her tuna!

It really is so much fun to take pictures together with the figures! Plus they become an important memory to remember at a later time!

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The Project mirai concept art!

These are all the actual materials from Sega, that the cafe is borrowing! Thanks Sega!! There are all sorts of illustrations of costumes and the like that were used in the Project mirai game.

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“Aku no Musume” and “Aku no Meshitsukai”!

Rin & Len have such detailed costumes! You can even see the little textures on their outfits! I’m pretty sure these would be a mission to make Nendoroid Petites out of… :P

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“Mousou Sketch” and “Kimi no Taion”!

The designs really had the lovely Nendoroid feeling about them even at the design stage. From this point, the illustrations would be changed into 3D models by Sega, they really all came out spectacularly…

Gakkun from the manufacturing team and I would then look at all the 3D images, and say things like “It’s really cute… can’t you make it cuter though”. We went through every costume just like that until they were all up to the cute standards of Nendoroids.

I remember commenting on the “Mousou Sketch” and “Kimi no Taion” models as well – I really loved them, so I went particularly strict on them to make sure they were as perfect as possible! Thanks for all you hard work, Sega!!

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“Sakasama Rainbow”!

Even the little accessories are all carefully detailed on the designs!! All these details went into the Project mirai models!

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There are even storyboards!

This is from the opening theme, ‘Yumeyume’! I really want to compare the storyboard to the final video sometime…

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This is where Miku opens the door!

I really loved the opening, so I’ve watched it a number of times. It’s amazing to look at the storyboard and then see what the final product looks like. The opening is running on the monitors at the cafe, so those who haven’t seen it can take a look right at the cafe!

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KAITO!!

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The original work for “Happy Synthesizer”!

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Original illustrations!!

This is by Ryuuichi Makino from the animation production company, AIC! These rare illustrations can only be found at the GSC Cafe! (well, at the moment :P)

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There are also figures on display!

A variety of Vocaloid figures from GSC and Max Factory are all on display for customers to enjoy! Photos are welcome!

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The secret back room!

Station Yamada and Akiyama were up all night preparing things the day before the launch! They were then waiting here in the back room to make sure everything ran smoothly on the opening day. They look really highly strung in this photo for some reason…

Thanks for all the hard work guys!

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Ren-kyun at the entrance!

I had to rudely ask for a photo for the blog! :P Apparently the staff cosplay was only for one day… they should have kept it going much longer!

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Adorable shop cards!

These are all free to take home! They are sitting at the front desk, so just grab on your way out!

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3900 Yen! ((((゚Д゚))))

All that for just 39000 yen!!! It’s a miracle! I can live on with Miku by my side!

Now it’s time to move on to Suidoubashi!!

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The Tokyo Dome City Hall!

Today (8th March), the Miku Live Party 2012 was being held right here!
GSC also had a booth up on display!

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This was the sales corner!

We had quite a lot on sale, but there were so many visitors that almost everything was sold out by the end of the evening! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth!

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The latest prototypes on display!

A couple of figures including Tony’s Luka Megurine and Miku Hatsune: Cheerful Ver. were on display with lots of people taking photos! Luka in particular seemed very popular – and with good reason!

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The Live Starts!

Miku-san was right there in front of our eyes!! Look at all the green glow sticks as well!

The box we were in was smaller than the previous event, but it was a booth with seats, so it was actually easier to see than before! Everyone was so exited, which really added to the atmosphere!

Here are a few pictures from the live! (`・ω・´)ゞ

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Overall, it was very similar to last year’s Miku-Pa, but the location and set were very different which gave a nice new atmosphere to the event! It was great to have attended!
 
 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again soon! (・∀・)ノ゛
 
 
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