Thank You Gundam Cafe Project Will Run Until They Close

Thank You Gundam Cafe project

Bandai will hold one last major event before it closes all Gundam Cafes in Japan. The “Thank You Gundam Cafe” project will run from December 3, 2021. It will consist of special menus, merchandise, and attractions.

The Tokyo Brand Core cafe in Akihabara will offer a menu that reproduces meals eaten by characters in the Gundam anime shows. Some of the examples in the menu include Bright Noa’s burger and the bread that Amuro Ray ordered at a desert town restaurant. It will also feature Setsuna F. Seiei’s hot dog from Gundam 00 and Domon Kasshu’s pizza from G Gundam‘s first episode.

The Gundam Cafes are also known for holding special dinner shows featuring characters from the franchise. Bandai will hold the final performances of these shows on December 26-30, 2021. Each show will run for approximately 90 minutes.

G Dimensions EX Dinner Show

Bandai will also sell memorial items like coaster mats and magnet badges. The items will feature key characters from not only the Universal Century but also Gundam WingSEED00, and Iron-Blooded Orphans. The sole appearance of Domon Kasshu from G Gundam will complete the roster.

Thank You Gundam Cafe - magnet badges

In early November 2021, Bandai announced that it will close down all Gundam Cafes by March 2022. Osaka’s Gundam Square will close first on January 10, 2022. The Akihabara, Odaiba, and Fukuoka branches will follow on January 30, 2022. The cafe also has a temporary satellite branch at Gundam Factory Yokohama. It will close together with the moving Gundam attraction on March 31, 2022.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.