Good day to you all.
Kaho-tan here (＠gsc_kahotan), and I just can’t wait to watch Home Alone.
I want to eat ice cream to my heart’s content just like Kevin does in the movie… !
Moving on! Today I was deployed out into the holiday decked streets to visit the “Kantai Collection -KanColle-” collaboration cafe that’s being held at the GOOD SMILE x animate Cafe – “Mamiya Sweets Cafe!” Here’s the full report!
|Mamiya Sweets Cafe
Dates Open: (Sat) Nov. 29, 2014 – (Sun) Feb. 22, 2014
Location: GOOD SMILE x animate Cafe in Akihabara
Official Site: //www.animate.co.jp/special/cafe/pc/akihabara/collabo_menu/kancolle/
And this time I’m not alone!
I went together with newly graduated Lab member Suwabe (@)!
I love how she can say the most despicable things with a cute face♥︎
First we’ll take a look at the entrance!
There’s snow piling up here and there! ε=(｡・д・｡)
You get a sense for staff’s playfulness and attention to detail right from the entrance♪
And as you walk in, a hand-drawn Mamiya and Irako are there to greet you♥︎
Rensouhou-chan’s lifebuoy wreath is so cute, too!
It’s even decorated with a “Zekamashi” bunny-ear styled hairband… ! (*Ze-ka ma-shi ➡ Ka-ze shi-ma!)
Oh, one more thing before I forget!
Every seat, every day at the GOODSMILE x Animate Cafe is available by lottery-style reservation only!
Visit here for more details ⇒ //www.animate.co.jp/special/cafe/pc/reserve/
So, we went right to our seats and got to orderingヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
There’s an exclusive menu, featuring items that were created with special consideration for each KanColle character’s history!!!
Let’s take a look at the food!!
They all look so delicious…! (Drools)
Out of all the KanColle girls, Suwabe especially likes Kumano, so she went for the “Kumano Steak.”
I had a really hard time deciding, but as I could detect the scent of a delicious curry wafting over from a nearby table, I ordered the “Kongo Sisters’ Curry,” and since this is a sweets cafe after all, I went for the dessert with the most volume and ordered the “Irako Set,” too (σ・∀・)σ
Now let’s take a look at the drinks!
A selection of fantastic drinks featuring colors from the character♪
Suwabe ordered the “Yuubari’s Various Effort Melon Soda,” an unusual combination of melon syrup, soda, and melon ice cream, and being a fan of the enemy fleet, I ordered the “Wo-Class Black Sesame Soy Milk.”♥
And as it was cold outside, a “KanKolle Art Latte” to warm up!
…Oh, dear… We really did order a lot… (This happens every time)
When you’re ready to order, you use the sheet that’s on the table, putting tally marks to indicate how many of each item you want to order, and then call over a staff member.
Don’t worry, the waitress will read off everything you’ve ordered to make sure there aren’t any mistakes. φ(．． )
The paper napkin holder is so Christmas-y☆
By the way – The waitstaff will bring you your first glass of water, but from there on out it’s self-serve! (｡･ω･)ﾉﾞ
Look for the Natago wall scroll in the self-service area to find your way!
Right next to it is the staff door leading to the kitchen… but it says “critical hit!”
It’s on the service trays, too…!
They’ve covered every little nook and cranny! I love it!
Though I can’t provide an image to accompany this description, every single table is covered in adorable decorations, so when you go to visit be sure to check it out! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)
Since this “Kamiya Sweets Cafe” is a collaboration event, every menu item you order comes with a prize!
They’re handed out at random, so you can wait in anticipation of which girl you’ll get! (/ω＼)
Getting excited about who it might be, I took a look around the shop until my drink arrived!
All the wall scrolls and illustrations look so cute hanging on the walls. ♥︎
Oh! And the first image in this post is a Christmas tree in front of the stage, with Mamiya and Irako cut-outs! ﾍ(ﾟ∀ﾟ*)ﾉ
To the left and right of the stage are display cases, showing off Good Smile Company’s newest figures as well as ones that are already on sale.
Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.: Scheduled for release in Spring 2015
Nendoroid Kirishima: Available for pre-order now!
And looking over the figures on the stage are these costumes by ACOS Akihabara!
ACOS Akihabara is the shop right next to the cafe, so be sure to peek over there when you leave ヽ(ﾟ◇ﾟ )ﾉ
And right in front of these mannequins is the traditional trading notebook
We hope you’ll leave us a message to commemorate your trip to the cafe ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
And the wall right when you walk in is covered in merchandise for sale.
You can buy this glittering gold “Mamiya Yokan” (with sticker included) right inside the cafe☆
The “Houshou Sake Box” that went on sale 12/20 was there, too!
You can also order it as a set with Japanese Sake from the menu, which I highly recommend to all admirals of legal drinking age! (whispering)
There’s also a “Junhyou Laughing Beer Mug” for sale at the corner, but if you order a draft beer it will be served in the glass, which will be more fun♥︎
All the products I mentioned above are limited edition items you can only find here and nowhere else, so be sure to check them out ＜○＞＜○＞
You can also buy trading-style pin badges from the vending machines by the entrance.
All you admirals can come over here to test your luck!
While I was busy doing this and that, the drinks arrived!
And each one of them came with a random coaster!
Each coaster features not one but two girls♪ I like the sound of that! (whispers)
The “Wo-Class Black Sesame Soy Milk” was delicious, with lightly sweetened whipped cream, richly fragrant black sesame, and mild soy milk blending to create the perfect flavor. (gulp, gulp!)
How about yours Suwabe?
What does the “Yuubari’s Various Effort Melon Soda” taste like!?
(・∀・) This is a true melon soda…! The refreshing taste of the melon syrup and soda water provides the perfect compliment to the creamy melon ice cream.
After that I was like – hey, let me try it! The melon soda flavor was as melon-y as an actual melon. (Excuse my lack of vocabulary.)
If you’re wondering what that tastes like, I hope you’ll try it ﾍ(ﾟ∀ﾟ*)ﾉ
Just as the latte with the anchor art floating on top had warmed me up… the food arrived!
This is the “Kongo Sisters’ Curry!”♪
To my delight, Kirishima and Haruna were on the coaster prize!!
Just as I was thinking that must mean today is my lucky day (not really), I realized that the coaster that came with Suwabe’s “Kumano Steak” also had Kirishima and Haruna!!
Just as you’d expect from something that’s handed out at random, but I still got a kick out of how it was contrary to my expectations!
In addition to the all the food and things on display, this is one more thing you can enjoy at the cafe ♪
Now let’s review how it tasted!
“Kongo Sisters’ Curry”
It wasn’t all that hot, but the spices were delicious!
And the chicken on top of the curry was very filling.
As there was plenty of rice on the plate, I’d also recommend this dish to anyone who’s in the mood for a big meal!
Even more meat than I was anticipating!
And you can really taste how juicy it is☆
The sauce was also tasty so I finished all bread and vegetables that came with it, nearly licking my plate clean ♪
Just as we were reminiscing about how delicious it was and how full we were… the waitstaff asked if they should bring over dessert!
We had completely forgotten! Σ(･ω･ﾉ)ﾉ！
So last but not least, Suwabe and I became dessert buddies to finally try the “Irako Monaka Set!”
As you can see, it was super cute and fancy! (´□｀｡)♡
By mere coincidence, the coaster that came with it featured Akashi, whose hair color was the same color as the heart-shaped monaka!
There was whipped cream spread on the bottom of the monaka and waffle cup, to prevent them from sliding off of the plate…! What work of art… !
The green tea ice cream inside the waffle cup was slightly sweet, so we gobbled it right up! Isn’t it mysterious that there’s always room for dessert!
The red bean paste and rice dumpling monaka and the berries and whipped cream monaka tasted completely different, adding to the variety.
You could eat it all by yourself, or share it with that (those?) someone (someones?) special!
Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the cafe!
I hope you’ll all go and check it out, too!ε=(｡・д・｡)
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Lastly, an announcement!
The other day, we released all sorts of “When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace” itemsヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
Like this “When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace Clear-File 2-Piece Set”
“Nendoriod Plus: When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace Rubber Straps Vol. 1”
“When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace 3-Piece Pin Badge Set”
As well as all of these items to be released soon ♪
And we also plan to have “When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace” items available at the Comic Market 87 Ultra Super Pictures booth, so be sure to check the following link for more information!★
Items On-Sale at Comic Market
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Thanks for tuning in! I hope to see you all again next time!
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