News Yokohama Museum to Sell Macross Frontier's Tuna Buns
posted on 2008-10-07 09:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Yokohama Daiseikai, the museum for cuisine in the Chinatown district of Yokohama, Japan, will be selling the trademark tuna buns seen in Macross Frontier anime series from October 11 to October 19. In the science-fiction romance story, the budding singer Ranka Lee serves the buns from "The Super Dimension Restaurant Nyan-Nyan" as comic relief in more than one episode. As the name implies, the new menu item is a steamed bun (or two) stuffed with tuna. Each one will cost 500 yen (about US$5) at the third-floor Tin-Shin-En shop and will come with an exclusive sticker.
Only 100 buns will be cooked every day, except for October 13 when 300 will be served; the "Yoko Kanno Presents Macross Frontier Galaxy Tour Final" concert will be held in Yokohama on that day. The museum's Henshin-kan dress rental shop is also presenting Macross props along with its usual Chinese dresses, and a fourth-floor area will be selling limited-edition Macross Frontier goods.
Previously, the Japanese am/pm convenience stores sold official Macross Frontier Cream Puffs, and Pizza Hut sold pizzas in Macross Frontier boxes in Japan. Macross Frontier canned bread is also being sold in the Akihabara otaku shopping district of Tokyo.
Image © 2007 Big West/Macross F Production Committee, MBS
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