Rumiko Takahashi, Ranma Cast Slide up to Themed Cafe

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Illustrious manga creator Rumiko Takahashi brought the cast of Ranma 1/2 to THE GUEST cafe & diner to enjoy service from a virtual reality Shampoo and Ranma 1/2 themed food and drinks. Takahashi was joined by Akane Tendō voice actress Noriko Hidaka, Ranma voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi, Shampoo voice actress Rei Sakuma, and Azusa Shiratori voice actress Naoko Matsui for a truly star-studded lunch!

The group had a ball recreating scenes from the manga that are on display at the restaurant and reliving their characters' glory days.

THE GUEST cafe & diner's collaboration menu offers a variety of savory and sweet dishes. People who order the ramen will be able to order it with (1,490 yen; about US$13) or without (1,190 yen; US$10) a renge spoon. In addition, people will have the option of ordering "pre-meal VR topping" with the ramen for 250 yen (US$2). The "topping" will offer a VR experience of the "Goal o Mezase" (Aim for the Goal) story from the manga's seventh volume. Fans will be able to have the experience of the character Shampoo serving them.

Other menu items will include themed soup, curry, pasta, a parfait, a cotton candy plate, a pancake, a Mont Blanc, custard buns, and savory okonomiyaki pancakes. The drinks will be a hot or iced latte with cookies, soda, a smoothie, and a goldfish bowl drink.

The cafe ran in Shinsaibashi, Osaka from November 9 to December 19; in Nagoya, Aichi from November 22 to December 25; and is currently running in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

[Via Nijimen]

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