News Mobile Suit Cosplay Bars to Open in Tokyo's Otaku Area
posted on 2007-12-12 15:53 EST
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The Japanese blogs Akiba Sōken and AkibaBlog report that two "mobile suit" cosplay bars, which are named Federation Forces and Zeon after the main factions in the Gundam robot anime franchise, will open in the Akihabara otaku district of Tokyo in the middle of December. According to the posted "Help Wanted" ads, the bars are looking for female staffers dressed in the style of characters from the first Gundam, Zeta Gundam, and Gundam ZZ series of the Universal Century timeline. The bar's description on moetan.info says that it will serve cocktails in the image of Gundam's mobile suit robots, as well as dishes tied to the character and mecha in the series.
Akiba Sōken notes that the bars seem reminiscent of the Gundam Café, the first Gundam-themed restaurant. Before the restaurant closed with the rest of the Bandai Museum in 2006, it served drinks like a Haro cocktail (two red cherries on a non-alcoholic green drink in a globe-shaped burgundy glass) and dishes like a multi-layered shortcake shaped like the A Bao A Qu asteroid fortress and a mint chocolate cheesecake called Kira's tear.
Source: Gunota Headlines
File Photo: Restroom signs from the (now closed) Gundam Museum