Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

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Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by Lunagel » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:02 am

So I went down to Akihabara~

First, the grand entrance!
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Okay, I almost walked past it. It wasn't exactly out in the open and it was actually in one of the back streets and not the main drag. Ah well. Inside we go!

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May have weirded out the waitress. I think she figured we (me and two non-sentai fan friends) just kinda wandered in but then I started taking pictures of stuff and then I might have sung along to the theme song. I don't think she ever expected a white girl to be interested in Akibaranger.

Still, they were very nice and let me take a picture of them!

The cafe itself -
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Pretty cool wall poster and lots of decorations around.

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There were like 6 tvs around the cafe showing episode 3 when we walked in. My friend was very amused when Akagi kept falling for Malshiina dressing up as Sayaka-san.

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Lot of toys. Couldn't touch, just look, unfortunately.

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The Akibarangers' signatures!

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You can't tell from the picture, but they're just cardboard and wood props. Pity.

But what is a cafe without food and drinks?! I translated the menu for you here. I can't read the AkibaBlue drink so I'll go back again to look that up and fix it here.

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So here's what we ordered -

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You can kinda see the butter on the chicken is on fire. Overall it was pretty standard food, but the roll cakes were delicious.

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Shachiiku Cocoa, served cold with a buttload of whipped cream.

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Outrageous Drink. Pretty good, tasted like a very sweet soda though the jelly on top had a strange almost alcoholic taste.

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Good kids shouldn't drink this! Very excellent, have no idea what was in it but I would definitely try it again. It was a bit stronger than I was expecting but I probably shouldn't have had alcohol on an almost empty stomach.

And as a bonus -
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Aren't they cute?

Overall I enjoyed myself immensely and had a good time geeking out. If you're in Akihabara in the next month, give it a try!

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by telenstias » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:09 am

Are those Z-Cune Aoi buttons?! Oh my god, want want want.

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by Go-On Macaroni » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:38 am

I dunno if you noticed Luna but, you posted the same menu pic twice. :V
Lunagel wrote:Okay, I almost walked past it. It wasn't exactly out in the open and it was actually in one of the back streets and not the main drag.
Reminds me of when I tried finding this store in Boston and if I didn't look up to the 2nd floor banners, I never would have seen it.

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Post by ジョーカー » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:14 am

How nice. I wanna go too.
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Post by archer9234 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:01 pm

Damn. America never gets good stuff.

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by takenoko » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:22 pm

The AkibaBlue one looks like "The white beast that soars into the sky"

Luna probably meant to post the food menu. I'll leave this as a placeholder:

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by Tomos » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Looks amazing. I'd probably have the fries/chips and the red SPD drink. What's the brown stuff next to the fries?

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by FangTrigger » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:58 pm

I still hate you with all of my rage.

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by Lunagel » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:42 pm

Edited first post. This is why I shouldn't post reviews while tired.

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by FangTrigger » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:32 pm

What do yellow menu items mean? I know Blue is for all ages and Red is 20+ so what's yellow?

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by Lunagel » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:41 pm

Tomos wrote:Looks amazing. I'd probably have the fries/chips and the red SPD drink. What's the brown stuff next to the fries?
Some kind of curry powder
FangTrigger wrote:What do yellow menu items mean? I know Blue is for all ages and Red is 20+ so what's yellow?
It's not the boxes, it's the red or blue circles on the bottom left that tell you what's in the drink.

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by TBustah! » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:44 pm

Dairanger onion rings! One of my favorite foods themed after my favorite sentai, it's like they were made for me!

Yerington is the self-proclaimed "onion capital of the west" because we grow a lot of them here and ship them all over the place, so you kind of have to like onion rings growing up here. Pretty much the only restaurants that don't serve them are the chains and the Mexican places. :lol:

Anyway, do any of those drinks have sake in them? It's kind of a recurring gag (Dairanger, Fiveman, and Akibaranger itself, just off the top of my head) for someone (often the yellow) to get hammered on it in an episode, it would have made sense.

I hope this place sticks around for a while, I definitely want to see it if I ever make it to Japan.

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by JonSilver » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:53 pm

So jealous! I wanna try it all!!! Especially the drinks >:3

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Re: Good kids shouldn't come here! Akibaranger Cafe Review

Post by Lunagel » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:10 pm

On the menu, the drinks with the red circle bottom left have alcohol, blue circle do not.

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