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Inuyasha Cafe to Open in Major Japanese Cities

Inuyasha Cafe to Open in Major Japanese CitiesWith the new Inuyasha spinoff on the way this October, fans are feeling nostalgic for the Rumiko Takahashi classic. Now a pop-up cafe celebrating the series is set for the major Japanese cities of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

Like most of these anime-themed pop-up cafes, the main attraction will be food and merch based on characters and scenes from the series. Some of that merch includes a cup and saucer, keychains, postcards, smartphone rings and more.

Our favorite item, truly perfect for the times we live in, is a mask based on the one worn by Sango.

The Inuyasha cafes will open during the following periods:

Osaka: July 30-September 22
Tokyo: August 6-October 6
Nagoya: October 8-November 29

Meanwhile, the Inuyasha spinoff anime Yashahime hits screens in October. Here’s the official description for the series:

In Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, the daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time. Set in feudal Japan, half-demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Sota, and his family.

Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a demon slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister. Joined by Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, the three young women travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past.

That description is making us excited for the series… and excited to visit an Inuyasha cafe!

Sources: ANN, Comic Natalie

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.