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Pokemon Cafe Opens in Tokyo

Apparently a complete takeover of the city of Yokohama was not enough for Pikachu, as the electric-type Pokemon has also moved into the oh-so-fashionable Roppongi Hills building in central Tokyo. In celebration/promotion of the new Pokemon XY movie, Tokyo residents can now visit Pokemon The Movie XY Cafe until August 31st.

One such Tokyoite, actress Rika Adachi of Twin Spica and Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze Movie Taisen Ultimatum, who plays Marilyn Flame in the XY movie, visited the cafe August 17th. Actually, visited isn’t quite right – Adachi became a staff member for a day, serving customers and hanging out with shop manager Pikachu in a Pokemon-themed outfit.

Adachi is apparently a huge Pokemon fan and had wanted to be in Pokemon for years. She even said her “ideal partner” would be a person like Pikachu. What does that mean, exactly…

Anyway, anime news site Anime Anime has a gallery of photos from Adachi’s visit up, so check it out, and if you’re in Tokyo this month, a Pokemon burger sounds like a sure bet.

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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.