“Yowamushi Pedal” Cafe and Bar Opens in Akihabara
Cafe & Bar Characro feat. Yowamushi Pedal key visual
Namco-operated restaurant Cafe & Bar Characro feat. Yowamushi Pedal, based on the TV anime series of the same name, opened in Akihabara on May 27th.
The cafe, conceptualized as a hangout for a championship cycling team, features a 183-inch screen and ten large-scale monitors playing original video compilations of scenes from the “Yowamushi Pedal” anime series. The restaurant is also serving a food and drink menu based on the series’ characters, and offers a selection of exclusive merchandise for sale.
The restaurant’s interior, guided by the series’ official design documents, features flags of the Inter-High racing teams, sponsor signs, and other unique decorative features. The cafe also provides an opportunity for visitors to vote on a popularity ranking for various “Yowamushi Pedal” characters and story elements.
The food menu consists of six different dishes based on the series’ high schools and characters, with each food order accompanied by one of six original placemats. Each order from the 13 different theme drinks will come with a limited edition coaster.
The restaurant is also selling limited edition merchandise featuring artwork of the series’ characters dressed in the same uniforms worn by the restaurant’s employees. Items for sale include aluminum keychains and transparent file folders. Until June 19th, the cafe will also be holding a special event celebrating the birthday of Hakone Academy cyclist Sangaku Manami, the rival of main character Sakamichi Onoda.
Admission to the restaurant is limited to five 100-minute intervals per day at specified times. Advance reservations are required, and can be made through the cafe’s web site. The restaurant is open daily from 10:00 AM to 9:40 PM, and will be closed the third Wednesday of every month.
© Wataru Watanabe (Weekly Shonen Champion) / Yowamushi Pedal GR Production Committee
Team Sohoku plate
Sakamichi Onoda drink
Sangaku Manami birthday dessert
Sangaku Manami birthday event acrylic stand-up model
Cafe & Bar Characro feat. Yowamushi Pedal
Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road