, 2022-11-16 03:10:31,
Food and drinks offer the same mix of romance and physical pain as the hit anime, exclusive merch to also be offered for sale online.
Anime-themed cafes in Japan tend to fall into one of two categories. Some are meant to ramp up the excitement for a new series, while others exist to stir warm feelings of nostalgia for a classic with a long-lasting fanbase.
And then there’s the upcoming Urusei Yatsura Cafe, which fits both descriptions. Creator Rumiko Takahashi’s manga ran from 1978 to 1987, becoming a smash hit almost immediately with its first TV anime adaptation debuting in 1981. This fall, Urusei Yatsura returned to Japanese TV 36 years after the original anime finished airing with a modernly stylish remake (though it keeps its original early ‘80s setting).
So with alien princess/oni Lum and her darling/hapless lech Ataru Moroboshi on the minds of anime fans young and old, the Urusei Yatsura Cafe is set to open next month, and similar to the interplanetary scale of the series hijinks, the cafe will be traveling across Japan to four different cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Sendai, starting in Tokyo on December 8.
The menu is full of clever nods to the cast of characters, starting with the Stop Your Wandering Eye Set, which gives you a hamburger steak and a rice omelet. These are usually eaten separately in Japan, but just like Ataru can’t help appreciating the myriad unique, individual charms of the lovely young ladies that populate our universe, so too…
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