Yowamushi Pedal Café & YuruChara Grand Prix!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

While I was in university my main form of transport was by reliable red folding bicycle. It was just a little 16 inch bike but it served me well!

Anyway, today I’m going to be writing a little report about the theme café currently taking place at the Good Smile x animate Café!

The Yowamushi Pedal Café

Yowamushi Pedal x GOOD SMILE x animate café

Dates: 1st August 2014 – 30th October 2014.
Place: GOOD SMILE x animate café (Akihabara)

Official Page: http://www.animate.co.jp/special/cafe/pc/akihabara/

 

Ooooooohhh! (*´▽`*)

We’re greeted by huge tapestries of the Sohoku members!!

I’m getting excited and we’re not even in the café yet!

I’ve come to the café today with the newest member in the planning team, Horikoshi-neesama, as well as one of this year’s new graduates Suwabe! (@gsc_suwabe) ♪

You can find a blog by Suwabe introducing Horikoshi-neesama over here:
http://ameblo.jp/blog-shinsotsu2012/entry-11920329366.html (Japanese)

On the same floor as the café is the ACOS store area, which is filled with Yowamushi Pedal goodies!

More details about ACOS Akihabara here:
https://www.acos.me/store/detail.php?store=akihabara

Anyway! Let us head inside before we completely forget that we’re here to work today! Into the café!!

Already I see something else catching my eye…! (゚A゚;)

It’s so cute!! (*´▽`*)

A Yowamushi Pedal signboard drawn completely by hand by one of the staff members! We were quickly taken to our seat, and had a look through the giant menu!!

The order system makes use of an order sheet – simply write down how many of each item you want and hand it to the staff!

What should I order?!

There are too many things I want to try! I can’t decide!
Take a look for yourself…! (=゚ω゚)ノ

Each order of food comes with one of four different clear bookmarks, and each drink order comes with one of eight different coasters! (All selected at random.)

We each placed our orders, and decided to take a look around the café while waiting for our meals!

The walls are filled with tapestries and framed images of famous scenes from the anime!

Various goodies were also on display including figma Sakamichi Onoda!!

Next to the stage was a customer message book!

It was filled with love for Yowamushi Pedal! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)
The screen on the stage showed trailers for the anime, while the café’s music was of course character songs from the series!

Also on stage were life-size cutouts of Midousuji-kun and the Sohoku members! The Hakone members were also in the café!

The table we were seated at was right in the middle of the Hakone members tapestries! (=゚ω゚)ノ

The Hakone uniforms from ACOS were also on display, and lovely to see! ♪

But anyway, after looking around a bit, our meals arrived!

First up are the drinks! ♪

The bonus coasters we got were Midousuji-kun and a ‘Toudou & Manami’ coaster!

The coasters are selected at random by staff and handed over upside-down, so you’ll have the fun of guessing who you got before turning it over!

Next up is all the food we decided to order!

Oooh!!! I’m glad I’m rather hungry!! (´□`。)

The random bookmarks are inside the animate café envelopes you can see in the photos!

We opened all three together!!

Not one duplicate!! ヾ(。`・Д・´。)ノ

For once my luck was quite good! But now it’s time to eat! I’m starving!

Overall Food Rating: Super Delicious! ♡

While we were munching on the delicious food, we all discussed our favorite characters looking through the menu once more! Theme cafés are really good for that kind of thing! ♪

We were about to order some desert as well, when all of a sudden a staff member got up on stage…!

They were running a little mini-game to win some extra goodies! They asked a question and whoever it applied to was to put of their hands – the winners would get coasters from the Nagoya store for all members of their table! ★ (; ・`ω・´)

The question was “Who decided to buy a road bike after watching/reading Yowamushi Pedal?”

Quite a few people put of their hands too! But anyway, let’s get back to ordering dessert!

We were able to get hold of the last clear bookmark with our dessert orders too! We got the whole set in just one visit!

First up we had this swiss roll with a berry sauce, some delicious tart and Blue Hawaiian ice-cream!

The berry sauce was absolutely delicious!!

Next up we tried the pancakes!
They had such a cute illustration on… it made it hard to eat!

Horikoshi-neesama and I decided they were just too cute to eat, but…

\ *chomp* /

Suwabe was still quick to take a bite!

She said it was soft, fluffy and delicious! With a huge smile to boot!

Seen we missed out on the pancake, Horikoshi-neesama and I decided to order some hot drinks to finish off the day!☆

The Sohoku badge is a Cocoa Latte, and the Hakone badge is a Cappuccino Latte!

They both had a very gentle taste that made me feel all happy inside!

We’re definitely starting to head into the season where warm drinks become all the more delicious! ε=(。・д・。)

Of course that also meant we got two more coasters as well! ♥

Filled with delicious food and loads for fans to enjoy! – The Yowamushi Pedal Café! (`・ω・´)

Plus as of the 16th September the café is also selling a bunch of new goods!

I actually visited the café before the 16th so I missed out on the new goods…! 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。
However! There were still various other goods! ♪



These are on sale at the entrance of the café!

I recommend doing some shopping while you wait for your order to arrive! ♪


I decided to pick up a Trading Acrylic Keychain and a Trading Badge for myself!

These are sold in sealed bags until you open them! You don’t know which character will be inside! These are what I got in the end!

Arakita-senpai & Tadokorocchi! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Arakita-senpai is my favorite character from Hakone Academy, so I was happy with my luck once again! I did a little dance when I saw it was him!

Be sure to give your luck a go if you visit the café! ♪

The menu and goods have been updated!

Yowamushi Pedal Café

At the Good Smile x animate Café !!

Open until the 30th October 2014!

Be sure to make a reservation online here if you want to visit: http://www.animate.co.jp/special/cafe/pc/reserve/

Also remember that the new movie Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE started in theatres last week on the 19th September!

I’ll be sure to go watch it myself soon! ( -ノェ-)

By the way, visitors also receive an original badge for visiting! I got Maki-chan! ♪

figma Yuusuke Makishima is also going to be debuting sometime soon!

I’ll be sure to let everyone know as soon as I have more news! っ((o(´∀`)o))

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Onto the second half of this blog, which will be taking a look at the showdown of the century!

The character from the popular anime series Locodol, Uogokoro-kun! is currently facing off against wooser from wooser’s hand-to-mouth life in the YuruChara Grand Prix!! (; ・`ω・´)

The challenge is of course…

Which of the two can place higher in the
YuruChara Grand Prix?!

YuruChara Grand Prix Site: http://www.yurugp.jp/

For those of you who don’t know about Locodol, take a look at the official site below!

Offiical Site: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/locodol/

Uogokoro-kun!

Vote for Ougokoro-kun in the Grand Prix here:
http://www.yurugp.jp/vote/detail.php?id=00002402

If you’re never heard about wooser’s hand-to-mouth life…

 Official Site: http://wooser.tv/

wooser!

Vote for wooser in the Grand Prix here:
http://www.yurugp.jp/vote/detail.php?id=00001165

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How will this epic battle unfold?!
Uogokoro-kun is currently FAR in the lead!

Be sure to show your support!! (`・ω・´)

They’re waiting for your votes!!

*You can vote once per day!

YuruChara Grand Prix Official Site: http://www.yurugp.jp/

 Locodol Official Site:
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/locodol/

 Vote for Uogokoro-kun:
http://www.yurugp.jp/vote/detail.php?id=00002402

 wooser’s hand-to-mouth life Official Site:
http://wooser.tv/

 Vote for wooser:
http://www.yurugp.jp/vote/detail.php?id=00001165


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A little bit more wooser news!♪

wooser’s LINE Stamps are now available!!

wooser-sama had to become a little more mild compared to his usual self to be accepted by LINE, but he is finally available for fans to grab! ♡

Purchase here: https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1020611/jav

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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( ・∀・) .。0 (wooser loves meat…)
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( ( ・∀・).。0 (I wonder if he eats fish…?)
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That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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