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Anime Monster Eateries

The Pikachu Cafe in Japan Celebrates the Iconic Pikachu Pokemon

— July 17, 2014 — Lifestyle
In Japan, the Pikachu Cafe celebrates the yellow fun-loving Pikachu Pokemon that was popularized nearly a decade ago. Opening this weekend in Tokyo, the Pickachu Cafe is set to serve up explicitly Pickachu-themed foods that are designed to recreate the popular anime monster entirely out of edible ingredients.

The Pikachu Cafe is a great place for fans of the Pokemon games, cards and television series to hang out. The cafe will offer diners a truly once-in-a-lifetime eating experience with a menu that offers unique foods shaped like the cute yellow character. Foodies can choose from foods like the Pikachu curry rice with a yellow rice ball Pikachu face or a mango pudding that recreates the character's body. Many of the foods are yellow and red in color to replicate Pikachu's iconic look.
Trend Themes
1. Anime-themed Eateries - Opportunity to create more anime-themed restaurants around the world.
2. Character-branded Food - Opportunity for companies to create distinctive food shaped like popular characters for fans.
3. Interactive Food Experience - Opportunity for restaurants to provide an interactive food experience for customers by combining food with popular characters.
Industry Implications
1. Restaurant - Restaurants could create character-branded food items that engage customers and promote their brand.
2. Entertainment - IP holders could partner with restaurants to create immersive, interactive food experiences based on popular media franchises.
3. Tourism - Anime-themed eateries could become popular tourist destinations, helping to boost local economies and attract visitors from around the world.
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