August 2021 Anime and Otome Game Collaborations and Pop-up Store Events

-Anime Collaborations

-Donghua/BL Collaborations

-Otome/Game Collaborations

1. Hunter x Hunter x Animate

  • Event Period: August 25 – September 27
  • Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/hunterhunter2108/
  • Description: Hunter x Hunter is having a cafe collaboration at Animate Cafe, Ikebukuro 3rd store. Collaboration menu includes a variety of foods, drinks, and desserts based on the franchise. Menu orders also come with a random coaster. There are 16 types in total. While you are there, check out the limited merchandise for sale such as acrylic stands, tapestry, and keychains.
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Images from official Twitter (@animate_cafe)
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All rights reserved, Copyright (C) 2021, animate cafe Ltd.

2. RE-MAIN × Gratte

  • Event Period: August 21 – September 26
  • Website: https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/411218/
  • Description: Re-Main is one of the ongoing Animes this season and they are having a collaboration with Gratte. The store is selling gratte drinks with characters on top and cookies. Customers will also receive one random bromide from the 10 types in total for each collaboration menu order.
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Images from official Twitter (@animatecafe_grt)

All rights reserved, Copyright ©Kazuhiko Shimamoto・MOVIC イラスト:島本和彦、竜田しう

3. PSYCHO-PASS 3×THE Chara CAFÉ

  • Event Period: August 27 – September 6
  • Website: https://www.the-chara.com/blog/?p=31055
  • Description: Fans of Psycho Pass 3 can check out their upcoming event at The Chara Cafe. They will be selling Pale Tone series merchandise featuring newly drawn illustrations. Merchandise includes acrylic stands, mini acrylic art plate, keychains, pass case, and more!
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Images from website

© サイコパス製作委員会

4. Sonny Boy Pop Up Shop @ Marui

  • Event Period: From August 20
  • Website: https://anime.shochiku.co.jp/sonny-boy/goods.html
  • Description: Sonny Boy is a new Summer 2021 anime. There is a pop up shop for fans to check out cool merchandise featuring the characters from the series. There are keychains, tote bag, t-shirts, and much more!
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Images from official Twitter (@sonnyboy_anime)

©Sonny Boy committee

5. Demon Slayer x Uniqlo

Event Period: Starting August 30
Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/ut-graphic-tees/anime-demon-slayer
Description: If you liked the Jujutsu Kaisen collaboration then you don’t want to miss this Demon Slayer one coming to USA. So many cute t-shirts featuring characters from the series.

Chinese Animation / BL Collaborations

6. Erha/2HA/The Husky and His White Cat Shizun/二哈和他的白猫师尊 x 吉祥馄饨

  • Event Period: From August 5
  • Website: https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4666783992910866
  • Description: The Husky and His White Cat Shizun is having a cafe collaboration at four stores in Shanghai, Chongqing, Suzhou, and Xi’an. In the themed stores, there is a special activity where customers who shout 师尊,你理理我!or like Master, please notice me! to the staff can get a limited gift. Customers also have a chance to get the limited quantity environmental bento bag.
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Images from Weibo

7. Can Ci Pin / The Defective / 残次品 x IPSTAR

  • Event Period: August 6, 2021 – October 31, 2021 for Shanghai / August 6, 2021-September 30, 2021 for Chengdu
  • Website: https://weibo.com/6509826766/KsEdYA33b?refer_flag=1001030103_&type=comment#_loginLayer_1629322241362
  • Description: The Defective by Priest, a recent Chinese Animation that is streaming on Funimation, is getting a IPSTAR cafe collaboration at Shanghai and Chengdu starting August 6. The interior design is based on  Lin Jingheng’s pub. There are also mini billiards customers can play. So many wonderful merchandises as well!
Images from Weibo

Otome Games / Games Collaborations

8. Otomate Summer Market 2021

  • Event Period: August 13 -August 24
  • Website: https://www.otomate.jp/event/summer_market/
  • Description: Another event I wish I could go to ;~; The Otomate Summer Market 2021 is being held at Shinjuku Marui Annex 6F. During the event, customers can purchase several merchandises of the otome games Hakuouki, Piofiore, Olympia Soiree, Birushana Senki, Lover Pretend, Cupid Parasite, and Clockwork Apocalypse! There’s so many acrylic stands I want, so hopefully there is mail order. additionally there are three made to order products at the moment featuring three special characters! Also, Collar x Malice 5th anniversary goods are on sale during the same period.
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Images from official Website and twitter (@OtomateWeb)
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9. Piofiore: Episodio 1926 x Stellaworth

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Images from official Twitter (@stellaworth)

©2011 stellaworth All rights reserved.

10. Tears of Themis x IPSTAR

  • Event Period: August 6 – November 7
  • Website: https://weibo.com/6509826766/KrgKC5Cmm?type=comment#_rnd1629403810389
  • Description: Tears of Themis just recently released in English, and I’ve been enjoying the cases in every chapter! They currently have an ongoing café in Shanghai and Beijing, Nanjing store is postponed. Due to the pandemic, Shanghai and Beijing store requires appointment, link is on the website. Collaboration menu include food featuring each of the main male characters. There are also invitation letters and coasters for collaboration menu benefit. While you are there, check out the merchandises for sale! Additionally, customers will get a acrylic puzzle pendant for 100 yuan of purchase goods.
Tears of Themis IPSTAR Cafe
Images from Weibo

11. Ikemen Series 9th Anniversary x Gratte

  • Event Period: August 20 – September 30
  • Website: https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/415471/
  • Description: It’s Ikemen Series 9th anniversary and they will be collaborating with Gratte! During the event, customers will receive a random coaster for every 1,100 yen including tax purchase of the collaboration food and drink and goods. There are 50 types in total, split into two different periods. In addition, customer will receive a 2L bromide for every 1,100 yen purchase of food and drink in the collaboration menu. There are also several merchandises for sale such as acrylic stands and badges.
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Images from official Twitter (@animatecafe_grt)
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All rights reserved, Copyright ©Kazuhiko Shimamoto・MOVIC イラスト:島本和彦、竜田しう

12. DIABOLIK LOVERS × VAMPIRE CAFE

  • Event Period: August 23 – September 28
  • Website: https://rejetweb.jp/vampirecafe-dialover/the-roses-pleasure/cafe.html
  • Description: Diabolik Lovers is having a vampire cafe collaboration~ Check out the course menus and drinks, customers can get a card with the character of their choice on it when ordering a reserve card course menu. There are also limited acrylic panels for each course menu order. Additionally, drink orders come with a random. coaster. And of course, there are merchandises for sale here! The interior looks amazing as well~
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Images from official Twitter (@Rejet_info) and website

@ Rejet / IDEA FACTORY

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