Saturday, January 19, 2013


One of the best news that came out last week was the announcement of Hikounin Sentai Akibaranger season 2. For those not into Japanese media, Akibaranger is a 13 episode 2012 Japanese tokusatsu comedy series based on the Super Sentai Series. It is not part of the official line up in Toei Company's Super Sentai franchise, but is instead a parody geared towards adults who were fans of the franchise as children. There are a lot of Super Sentai parodies, in addition to references to the Akihabara sub-culture.

They also announced a Sentai themed cafe in (where else) Akihabara. Sure the prices seem kinda high and it would be pretty absurd to expect the food to taste as good as the other restaurants, but I'm sure the setting and atmosphere would be pretty fantastic. Looking at the menu, all the food/beverage names are related to Super Sentai teams throughout the ages. Needless to say, they have both my attention and curiosity.

Sure I've been to Akihabara before, but it was a short 1 day trip and I didn't even get to visit all the cool places. While looking forward to Akibarangers season 2, I'll also be planning and anticipating my next visit to Akiba, and hopefully this Sentai themed restaurant would still be standing there!

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