Gintama x Animate Cafe

GINTOKI!! , Gintama is back again , for another Cafe , this time , it is a collaboration with Animate ( This one is Located at Ikebururo Animate Cafe 2 ).
Like the previous Gintama Cafe , its a reserve only entrance , except this is a lottery entrance ( not the lining up at door lottery) , which you have to have a account on Animate ( or else log in your twitter etc ) , if you're a Animate member its much better , because you can track your reservation ( if you won or lost ) also you can get points for your animate card ( works on merch and food), but not to worry because weeks before the cafe start , they lottery results will be emailed to you ( also showing on animate account ).
So if you lucky like me you can get a chance to come and eat at this awesome cafe!.

how to reserve
go on to
Log in ( sorry everything is in japanese but its super easy to fill out)
then choose the anime cafe you want to go to ( like the Gintama one)
if you have a animate account like me ( all your information should be on the web and saves the time filling out everything)
Anyways then after you choose the gintama 銀魂 (also be sure to look at the location because theres a few for the same anime )
for example (アニメイトカフェ池袋2号店) which is the ikebukuro one , once you choose the one you want to go
choose the time frame you want to go at
then your in the draw.
Good Luck!
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Found Gintoki (along with Kagura and Shimpachi) Limited Illustrations for the Animate collaboration cafe.

* before entering the staff will ask you for your reservation details , if you fail to do so, they staff has the right to reject you, so its best to find the email or log into your animate account , once they check your reservation number they will ask for your passport ( IDs may not be accepted , so passport is the best option).
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If your a fan of Hijikata, Okita and Kondo ,there here as well, next to them is the not so popular ones (well in my eyes anyways haha sorry Gintoki fan here).
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Time to order, before ordering , the staff will hand you a few sheets (in japanese, if you can't understand , they have a english version ), that are just rules to follow

so to avoid embarrassment heres the list ( i can only remember these ones , they may be a few i'm missing)

* per person has to order a food item or drink
* selling the goods you buy to other customers is prohibited ( trading is ok , most people will put their items that they want to trade on the side of the table)
* time you can buy goods before leaving 10 mins (from time slot)
* taking photos of staff ( in cosplay) is ok but please ask them if you want to upload on any social media
* if you want a photo with staff (in cosplay ) please ask , they may refuse
* no smoking
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You don't have to buy goods before you leave ( 10min) , staff will let you know , and then you'll see everyone getting up and heading to the goods corner.
You can buy good again if you already brought some already , the shopping time ends the last 10min , when you have to leave.
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Goods list
Badge ( blind only)
Acrylic stand / charm (all characters)
Folder cafe version
Cookie box set ( get a glitter charm but blind choice only)
Elizabeth cup
Battery charger
Blind box charm (not a cafe limited  , you can buy at any animate store)
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Other side of goods corner ( sorry justaway is not for sale)
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Full house in the cafe actually , doesn't look like it  , but that because its shopping time.
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Heads up if you ordered a drink, it will come first , also it will come quickly after you ordered it , mine come before shopping time started , so i finished it before spending my money again on goods .

Gintoki strawberry drink , its a stawberry soda with strawberries and cream , i like this drink more than the green tea one i ordered at the other Gintama cafe in Omotesando. ( heres little Gintoki , you may remember him , from my previous article of the Gintama Cafe at Omotesando Box )

Each character has their own drink item.
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Coasters aren't for sale , each person gets one for ordering a food item or drink ( we had the best items , luckly my friends gave me their ones as my favorite is Gintoki , so thanks so much) not to brag but we were on table 5 ( my family's lucky number haha) and my blind badge thing,  i got Gintoki ( the excitement ! )
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For the food i ordered Gintoki's sukiyaki, this was delious and perfect for this cold day ( even though its suppose to be spring now in Tokyo , but its still so cold)

Like the drinks , the food and dessert are themed off each character.
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Another limited thing you can get is stickers , you can add your name in english or japanese ( limit of 7 letters though) or else you can have stickers without text.
The stickers has the each character in their cafe collaboration clothing. each sheet of stickers cost 300 yen.
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Staying our byes to Gintoki and Toshi as well ( bye guys i had fun and the food was delious compare to all the collaboration cafes i been to this year, so far.
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Another find ( can't miss with my fan girl eyes , can spot Gintoki anywhere , works like that with sailor moon and one piece too)
This is on the 7th floor of Sega in Ikebukuro , this is the Ichiban Kuji cafe , i actually knew this was gonna be release but forgot, sadly now , the Gintama items are all sold out.
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What is Ichiban Kuji cafe , basically you buy the series you want that comes with a drink or food item , and you get a blind item with it.
* another extra info about Gintama ,is that the anime is taking a short break after this week T^T (cries).

Julia Lai