Cosplayer-Staffed Cafe Anikuro Opens in Nakano, Tokyo
Anikuro Nakano employees
On October 3rd, Anikuro, a cafe staffed entirely by cosplayers, opened in Nakano, Tokyo.
The cafe aims to provide customers with an atmosphere where they can freely interact with the anime cosplayer staff while enjoying all-you-can-drink beverages. Operated by Chiyoda Ward-based Wonderland, the cafe is a sister shop of the Kuroneko Maid Maho Cafe, which has 5 locations in Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Osaka.
For 1,000 yen, customers can spend 30 minutes (20 minutes from 7:00 PM until closing) in the cafe while choosing from an all-you-can-drink beverage selection. The menu includes soft drinks, draft beer, bottled beer (Heineken, Budweiser, Guinness, and Zima), shochu, whiskey, brandy, sour cocktails, umeshu, and mixed drinks (cassis and soda, cassis and orange, gin and tonic, shandies, and mojitos). A food menu is also available.
Hours of operation are 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM on Monday through Thursday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Friday and the day before national holidays, 1:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Saturday, and 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Sunday and national holidays.
Anikuro employees and cafe interior
Customers can interact with the cosplayer staff.