Celebrate Christmas with Your Favorite Anime at AniSugar
posted on by Eric Stimson
The usual way for Japanese to celebrate Christmas is with a cake and a cute date. The bakery AniSugar, located in Hamamatsu, offers anime fans both of these with Christmas cakes featuring popular anime characters in sexy Santa outfits.
4,780 yen ($41.70)
Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World is the most popular cake this year. AniSugar also sells other items showing off Emilia and others in their Christmas garb: a wall scroll, hug pillow, rose-colored chanmery (a sparkling drink for festive occasions), snow globes, and badges.
3,500 yen ($30.50)
10,000 yen ($87)
1,000 yen ($9)
2,000 yen ($17)
1,200 yen ($10.50)
But anime fans have other options as well. The other popular cakes this year are Age 12, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion.
3,980 yen ($34.71)
4,980 yen ($43.43)
Here are more anime-themed Christmas cakes. The price range for most of these cakes is between 4,000 and 5,000 yen ($35-$44).
March comes in like a lion
High School Fleet
Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o: Kokuhaku Jikkō Iinkai
Little Witch Academia
Three Leaves, Three Colors
Fans can pick up these sweets and trinkets at AniSugar's Christmas Festa, which will be held on December 24-25 at the Akihabara UDX Gallery in Tokyo. The first 500 visitors will be rewarded with complimentary Christmas cupcakes. Besides perusing the market, anime fans can attend a series of stage events. The three announced so far are "Kemono Friends," which stars the voice actors of the upcoming anime; "Forget the Year! This Keyword Kills This Year's Anime," starring writers Bii Ogawa and Jō Maeda, anime critic Ryōta Fujitsu, and journalist Tadashi Sūdo; and the discussion "Our Christmas Night" with anime director Yutaka Yamamoto and anime critic "Otaking" Fujio Okada.
In previous years, Christmas cakes have showcased Black Butler, Neon Genesis Evangelion and One Piece. If getting an actual Christmas date doesn't work out, there's always the option of a virtual one with voice actress Haruka Tomatsu.
Source: AniSugar official website