Shonen Jump Exhibition's New Café Menu Showcases Modern Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The third wave of the three-part art exhibition honoring the 50th anniversary of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, "Weekly Shonen Jump Exhibition VOL. 3: The Present of the Evolving Ultimate Magazine," will debut on July 17 and run through September 30. Accordingly, the third part of the related café will open at Cafe THE SUN in Tokyo's Mori Arts Center Gallery on July 14.
The main dishes will include a meat plate inspired by One Piece character Luffy's favorite food, a Reborn! "goodnight" lunch plate, a Gintama seafood pilaf inspired by Otae's home cooking, and a Death Note apple burger inspired by Ryuk and his love for apples.
The desserts will include Bleach shaved ice inspired by character Tōshirō Hitsugaya, a Hunter X Hunter parfait with Gon-hair churro, and a My Hero Academia dessert plate. Additionally, a separate "My Hero's anniversary cake" will be available during the campaign period, available at just 20 per day.
Lastly, the drinks will be inspired by Naruto's Rasengan move, Toriko's rainbow fruit, and The Promised Neverland. Each item on the menu, including main dishes, desserts, and drinks, will come with a special coaster.
The exhibit debuted at the Roppongi Hills complex's Tokyo Mori Arts Center Gallery in July 2017, and the first main part, titled "Sōkan 50 Shūnen Kinen Shūkan Shōnen Jump-ten Vol. 1 Sōkan~1980 Nendai, Densetsu no Hajimari" (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump's First Issue Exhibition Vol. 1: First Issue-1980s, Beginning of the Legend), ran until October.
The "Sōkan 50 Shūnen Kinen Shūkan Shōnen Jump-ten Vol. 2 1990 Nendai, Hakkō Busū 653-Man-bu no Shōgeki" (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump's First Issue Exhibition Vol. 2: The 1990s - A Historical 6.53 Million Copies in Circulation) continuation of the exhibition ran from March 19 to June 17. You can check out the menu items from the café from this part of the exhibition here.
Other celebrations for the magazine's 50th anniversary include a CD project, music festival, special Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer version, reprintings of landmark issues, manga contest, and T-shirts from UNIQLO.