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LordRobin



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:37 am Reply with quote
The word "butler" was misspelled in the title as "buttler". I thought it said "butter cafe". I'm thinking "A cafe that specializes in butter? What will those wacky Japanese think of next?"

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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:14 pm Reply with quote
So, is this another instance of giving alcohol to alcoholics? Is there really a butler fetish over there?

I personally think that both sides need to go into psychotherapy.
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mufurc



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:00 pm Reply with quote
The official site doesn't have any pictures, so I have to wonder about the, ahem, "service" level... At least where I come from, "classic image of a perfect butler" doesn't include qualities like "drop dead gorgeous," "charming" or "sweet to ladies," which I would think necessary for any good "service cafe."

(But then, maybe they model their "perfect butlers" on characters like Riff from Earl Cain...)
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Kal



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:58 pm Reply with quote
I'm curious what the butlers would look like too... I'm guessing they would have a slight bishounen air to them. (I really doubt that when they use the term 'butler' they are referring to the image of good ol Alfred from Batman though, hehe).

Anyhows, having a 'butler cafe' created in contrast to all those 'maid cafes' make sense. There are so many mangas based with maid charas, it's not unusual to know that there is a good # of mangas based on charas who work in cafes as well: Antique Bakery, Gokurake Cafe, Cafe Kichijouji de...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:22 pm Reply with quote
mufurc wrote:
The official site doesn't have any pictures, so I have to wonder about the, ahem, "service" level... At least where I come from, "classic image of a perfect butler" doesn't include qualities like "drop dead gorgeous," "charming" or "sweet to ladies," which I would think necessary for any good "service cafe."

(But then, maybe they model their "perfect butlers" on characters like Riff from Earl Cain...)


I admit I clicked the link also on the search for pictures. Where are those strapping young, hot bishie japanese men we've been promised? er, I mean, the "butlers"....ahem.

It will be interesting to see if the cafe is successful or not. I assume the maid cafes probably do very well.
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darkhunter



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:03 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, I'm sure all the girls has fantasy of going at it with their butler when her father is away. Just like a porno movies. Wink

I think I'll stick with the local asian cafe we have here with hot chicks in bikini.
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Jadress



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:34 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, I wish there were pics too, I am just curious to see the flipside of a maid cafe. I forgot where I read it, I think I did a google search for the Butler cafe and something said that the age of the butlers were in their 60s? So I think that may crush the bishie aspect it could have had.
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championferret



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:25 pm Reply with quote
If they were young, androgenous and top-hatted, I'm so there.
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Zeiram



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:48 am Reply with quote
ah, there's nothing wrong with novelty shops, but there is a line to draw between strange and novelty mm
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pythos



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:58 am Reply with quote
Since they're in the process of hiring, I understand why they don't have pictures of the "butlers." Look for pics of the guys and the shop closer to their opening date at the end of March.
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BuffaloStyle



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:33 pm Reply with quote
darkhunter wrote:
I think I'll stick with the local asian cafe we have here with hot chicks in bikini.
Woah. I think that I missed that one the last time I was in LA.

Sounds like my kind of place......
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Abarenbo Shogun



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:35 pm Reply with quote
mufurc wrote:


(But then, maybe they model their "perfect butlers" on characters like Riff from Earl Cain...)


Nope, liek Walter from Hellsing. Old yet deadly.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:58 pm Reply with quote
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mufurc



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:31 am Reply with quote
Erm, 'Remains of the Day' is an English novel. (Its author is Japanese, but he's been living in England since he was a small child.) Also, the butler in the novel is more than middle-aged.

Anyway, I don't really see how a cafe that employs middle-aged men would be any "flip-side" to maid cafes and the like. I mean... yeah, I guess it's nice to be served and stuff, but I suspect their customers would rather see handsome, charming young men instead of late-middle-aged, "proper" gentlemen. (I know I would. Ah well, it's not like I'll visit the place in the near future...)
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:00 pm Reply with quote
So 80+1 is maids dressed as butlers catering to women? I'm really not looking forward to hearing about a cafe where butlers dress as maids catering to men, they seem to have enough of those in Japanese bars.

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