“Ensemble Stars” – the popular mobile-platform idol units’ developmental game – has announced a special collaboration with Sanrio Japan (https://www.sanrio.co.jp/) to present fans with the “Ensemble Stars x Sanrio Characters Café” – café operations will commence simultaneously in the two cities of Tokyo and Osaka this summer.
The café collaboration will pair the four of the featured idol units from the game with iconic Sanrio characters:
UNDEAD with Kuromi
Ryuseitai with Hello Kitty
Trickstar with Pom Pom Purin
Fine with Cinnamoroll
The collaboration café concept will feature a series of specially-illustrated artworks of the featured characters – to be used as basic interior décor motif as well as in the selection of novelty gift items for café guests and diners. Details on the café menu have yet to be revealed but organisers promise to spare no efforts in crafting a special selection of food and beverage items that will be both visually delightful and gastronomically appealing to fans.
Diners who order any of the featured food or beverage items will be presented with originally-designed coasters (17 random types); and all guests may bring home with them the luncheon mats (of two randomised designs) from their tables.
Fans will also be able to purchase as memorabilia a selection of limited edition merchandise originally-designed and produced for the collaboration – ranging from acrylic charms, acrylic keychains, heart-shaped pinbadges, to a specially-designed totebag.
The “Ensemble Stars x Sanrio Characters Café” will operate from 13 July to 26 August 2018, simultaneously at Shibuya Box Café & Space in Shibuya LOFT (Tokyo); and at Umeda Box Café & Space in Umeda LOFT (Osaka). Table reservations for both locations are currently being accepted on their official website. Café guests who made online-reservations will also be additionally rewarded with an A5-sized clear folder of randomised one-of-four designs (which visual is not revealed at time of announcement).