Cowboy Bebop is a classic anime franchise in the west. It was first released in 1998 and is now celebrating its 20th anniversary.
For that reason, Sunrise has partnered with Animate to bring the Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Cafe to life in both Tokyo and Osaka!
From the onset, the cafe came to life with the excellent Cowboy Bebop soundtrack playing. This gave the cafe a very mature feeling.
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.
The other element that stood out was the exposition of Cowboy Bebop artwork, with dozens of framed drawings to be seen and photographed.
In addition to this, there were two signed hand drawings by original members of the team that worked in the series.
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.
Better yet, every item in the menu, even the cheapest ones, came with a complimentary themed cup coaster.
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.
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 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.
Date: May 5th – June 10th
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