Cowboy Bebop: Cafe – Report

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Summary

Cowboy Bebop is a classic anime franchise in the west. It was first released in 1998 and is now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

 

Cowboy bebop cafe

 

For that reason,  Sunrise has partnered with Animate to bring the Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Cafe to life in both Tokyo and Osaka!

Mood

 

From the onset, the cafe came to life with the excellent Cowboy Bebop soundtrack playing. This gave the cafe a very mature feeling.

 

Cowboy bebop paper placemate

 

Sitting down one would soon notice the thematic paper placemats, as well as the beautiful menu. The napkins holder was also covered with a nice 20th-anniversary logo.

 

Cowboy Bebop exposition

 

The other element that stood out was the exposition of Cowboy Bebop artwork, with dozens of framed drawings to be seen and photographed.

 

Cowboy bebop autograph drawing

 

In addition to this, there were two signed hand drawings by original members of the team that worked in the series.

Food

 

Despite being a cafe, most of the food available were full meals.
All the food were inspired by specific episodes of the series, however, none had any character related imagery. The cafe offered both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

 

Cowboy bebop coasters

 

Better yet, every item in the menu, even the cheapest ones, came with a complimentary themed cup coaster.

 

The full list of food.
The full list of drinks.

Goods

 

Cowboy Bebop goods

 

It wouldn’t be a themed cafe without a selection of exclusive goodies for fans to enjoy. Among it, acrylic stands of each main character, a selection of 15 artworks in A4 posts cards, cups, wooden coasters and a framed artwork made especially for this event.

 

Cowboy Bebop Zippo Ligther

 

They also had some really nice items for preorders. Perhaps the best looking nail clipper ever made, as well as a commemorative 20th anniversary Cowboy Bebop Zippo lighter with Spike engraved in it.

 

The full list of goods.

Conclusion

 

The cafe is a wonderful experience for fans of Cowboy Bebop. For those lucky enough to be in Tokyo or Osaka during the duration of the collaboration cafe, this is a unique and unmissable opportunity.

 

Details

 

Date: May 5th – June 10th

Location:

Tokyo: 〒101-0021 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda, 1 Chome−7, 外神田1丁目7−6 AKIBA カルチャー ズ ZONE 5F

Osaka: 〒556-0005 大阪府大阪市浪速区日本橋4-15-17 2F

Official Site: Animate Cafe

Next weekend we’ll be looking into Spike Spiegel in our Cowboy Bebop: Spike Spiegel – Character Profile!