Interest One Piece Anime's Official Restaurant Open Until May
posted on 2010-12-07 21:32 EST by Egan Loo
Fuji TV announced on Tuesday that it is opening the first official restaurant inspired by the One Piece pirate anime and manga franchise at its Ginza Meza Marche complex in Tokyo on December 11. The "One Piece Restaurant Going Merry-Gō" will remain open until May 31.
The restaurant will be decorated like the interior of the story's Going Merry ship, and it will feature a menu of dishes that appeared in the story. The menu includes the main character Luffy's favorite piece of meat (complete with the bone that he is often seen gnawing), Sanji's "terrible" soup (as seen on page 99 of the eighth manga volume), and Nami's Fruit Macedonia (as seen on page 31 of the sixth manga volume). The staff is planning various interactive events, including some with appearances by anime's voice cast.
Ginza Meza Marche's second-floor event space will also sell various One Piece items from December 7 to December 15. The space will feature part of the menu from the restaurant starting on December 11.
The event ticket distributors Ticket Pia and Seven Ticket are offering reservations for the restaurant, although some spots will be available for walk-in guests starting on December 18. Diners will receive take-home "pop-up coaster" cards that use augmented-reality technology; putting the coasters in front of a personal computer's video camera will trigger software to display Luffy and the rest of the characters on the live video camera feed.