Otaku USA Magazine
Akihabara Noodle Shop Gets Sword Art Online Makeover

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale hits theaters in Japan February 18, and one noodle shop in otaku mecca Akihabara is gearing up for the release by getting a major SAO makeover.

The Akiba branch of Nakau, which specializes in Kyoto-style udon, has been plastered in decals and art celebrating the SAO series.

The tie-up goes beyond visuals, too: Asuna voice actress Haruka Tomatsu is featured on the restaurant’s speakers in the role of “Asuna, as if she’d just become a Nakau employee.” Visitors who order selected items on the menu also receive original cards illustrated for the event.

The Nakau-SAO tie-up lasts until March 14.

Source: Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.