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http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201004250168.html

 

About 200 people lined up on Saturday for the early-morning opening of the first official "Gundam"-themed cafe, based on the popular sci-fi animation series.

 

Female staff members dressed as characters from the series welcomed customers to the cafe in Tokyo's Akihabara district when its doors opened at 8.30 a.m.

 

The 140-square meter shop, operated by the toy maker Bandai Co., seats 60 people. It is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays. Alcoholic drinks are sold from 5 p.m.

 

The cafe also sells goods related to the "Gundam" series. Souvenirs include baked sweet confectionery shaped like the anime's characters.

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I wonder...they make enough of these with girls, I wonder if it would make any money with guys doing it. I mean, I know that people say they would go to one, but would it actually be financially sound...

 

 

-Personally, I want a Touhou cosplay cafe ^^

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I wonder...they make enough of these with girls, I wonder if it would make any money with guys doing it. I mean, I know that people say they would go to one, but would it actually be financially sound...

 

 

-Personally, I want a Touhou cosplay cafe ^^

Touhou~ <3

 

I think girls are the more popular choice to appeal to the Japanese geek population and it sells better.

 

I was actually hoping for a moment that they had people dressed like gundams at the cafe, that would have made me squeal like the gundam fanboy I was when I was a little kid.

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wrexness   

Guys think girls are cute + girls think girls are cute = maximum profit. I can certainly see a market for a male cosplay cafe, but I dunno if it'd be as profitable as a female one.

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Scott   

I don't see why they can't have staff that's both genders (I don't mean a single person that's both).

 

Well anyways, I would SO go to a Gundam cafe.

 

When I was in Akihabara (alone)... I saw two places that appeared to be maid cafes. I wanted to try a maid cafe out, but they had massive lines... say lines that go up 3 flipping stories up a building. So I didn't bother as I didn't know for certain they were actually maid cafes. :blush:

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wrexness   
I don't see why they can't has staff that's both genders...

Same reason Hooters only employees well-endowed women. You pick a market that will get you a lot of money, then pick a strategy to reel in that market.

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Scott   
Same reason Hooters only employees well-endowed women. You pick a market that will get you a lot of money, then pick a strategy to reel in that market.

 

Yeah, that's a valid point.

 

However I could see something working like the bartenders/table cleaners are male and the greeters and waitresses are female. The group can request photos or games with any of the staff.

 

Or in classic Japanese style they could just employ women for all of the jobs and just dress some in drag (ala. butler cafes that are staffed by women).

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Scott   
Most of these places do not allow photography.

 

They don't allow customers to take their own photos, but I'm pretty sure they can buy photos with the maids....

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::would like tea made of mechs::

 

:lol: Kidding!

 

...but are there like... bishie cafes, or are there just generally the host clubs if you wanna have a cute guy (cosplay optional) serve you nice (non-alcoholic) drinks and treats?

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Scott   
Well, until they build an actual working 1/1 Gundam that I can pilot. haha.

 

Sign me up for that too. :thumbup:

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redx1   
~WANTS TEA WITH MECHS~

I agree. It would be a major twist on a maid cafe.

 

I hear mechs don't drink tea though :'(

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I agree. It would be a major twist on a maid cafe.

 

I hear mechs don't drink tea though :'(

Well fine, they can serve oil as well.

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Gas station where Mechs fill you up :wub: :wub: :wub:

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