We’ve recently seen a pair of Sailor Moon-themed dining options appear in Tokyo, allowing fans to wrap themselves in the hit franchise’s atmosphere as they enjoy a bite to eat. But if your anime and manga tastes run more towards beautiful boys than magical girls, now there’s a place for you too, at the new Hanai Yori Dango Cafe in Tokyo’s Shibuya.
The cafe is a collaborative effort with the Sweets Paradise buffet chain, which specializes in desserts but also serves light fare such as salads and pasta dishes. Since October 9, the Shibuya Parco branch of Sweets Paradise is being visited by the four heartthrobs of Hana Yori Dango (also known as Boys Over Flowers).
During the crossover event, each member of the F4 group is represented by a special item in the buffet lineup.
▼ Tsukasa’s Okonomiyaki of our Memories and Rui’s éclair set with strawberries and blueberries
▼ Sojiro’s Anmitsu Set (featuring matcha green tea ice cream, sweet red beans, and fruit) and Akira’s Shrimp and Avocado Salad, seasoned with virgin olive oil and yogurt dressing
▼ Latte art, available as Tsukasa café latte, Rui café mocha, Sojiro matcha latte, or Akira black tea latte
Tasty as these all look, the biggest treats for Hana Yori Dango fans are no doubt the life-sized art panels, where you can pose with the F4 member of your choice.
ボルテージ広報 (@Voltage_PR) October 09, 2015
スイーツパラダイス 渋谷パルコ店では、 スーツを着た美作と乾杯できちゃうイラストを展示中♪ 美作フォトブースで2人きりの時間を楽しんじゃお❤ #花男カフェ #ボルテージ #花より男子～F4とファーストキス～ http://t.co/B8C6GuQs8K—
ボルテージ広報 (@Voltage_PR) October 14, 2015
スイーツパラダイス 渋谷パルコ店では、 西門にお団子をあ～んしてもらえるイラストを展示中♪ 花男カフェでは、他にもF4の限定イラストやグッズが盛りだくさん❤ #花男カフェ #ボルテージ #花より男子～F4とファーストキス～ http://t.co/4gnjS4uipR—
ボルテージ広報 (@Voltage_PR) October 13, 2015
This daydream won’t last forever, though, as it’s a limited-engagement to promote the launch of the First Kiss with F4 mobile game (available for iOS and Android devices here and here, respectively). And no, the 3-D art panels aren’t for sale, although if you just can’t bear the thought of being without the F4 guys at home, they are available in take-out macaron form.
Hana Yori Dango Cage (Sweets Paradise Shibuya Parco branch) / 花より男子カフェ（スイーツパラダイス渋谷パルコ店）
Address: Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Udagawa-cho, 14-5, 3rd floor
Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m.