New seasons of Haikyuu! mean renewed hype in Japan, even more fans coming on board, new merchandise, and of course, a new Animate Cafe collaboration! Haikyuu! is one of the most popular anime in Japan and has a massive fan base of loyal, mostly female, fans that are always excited to enjoy collaborations with the anime. Animate Cafe has stepped up with a new Haikyuu! collaboration at their cafe in LOCATION with an all-new menu of food and drinks, as well as some exclusive merchandise you can only get at the cafe.
Whether you want to go yourself and are looking for information or just are curious, we are here to bring the info to you about the newest Haikyuu! To the Top collaboration at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro, Nagoya, and Sendai. With special food and drinks and exclusive goods, it’s a must-visit for diehard fans of these volleyball boys. And even if you can’t make it there yourself, we are happy to give you a look at the experience!
Haikyuu! To the Top Collaboration at Animate Cafe Info
|Location (Ikebukuro)|| Address |
Animate Annex 7F/8F, 3-2-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0013
Nearest train line(s)
“Ikebukuro Station” - JR Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line, Fukutoshin Line, Marunochi Line, Yurakucho Line, Tobu Tojo Line, Seibu Ikebukuro Line
“Higashi-Ikebukuro Station” - Yurakucho Line
|Location (Nagoya)|| Address |
Sun Town Tsubaki Main Bldg. 2F, 10-5 Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015
Nearest train line(s)
“Nagoya Station” - JR Tokaido Main Line, JR Chuo Main Line, JR Kansai Main Line, Higashiyama Line, Sakuradori Line, Aonami Line
|Location (Sendai)|| Address |
Sendai Station Square E-Beans 8F, 4-1-1 Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-0021
Nearest train line(s)
“Sendai Station” - Tohoku Main Line, Senzan Line, Senseki Line, Joban Line, Sendai Airport Line, Sendai Subway Namboku Line, Sendai Subway Tozai Line
|Cost of Admission|| Food/Drink Cost|
Hours of Operation
|Time and days|| February 19th-March 17th, 2020, Sunday-Saturday|
Operating hours vary by location
The Haikyuu! To the Top Cafe has a nice selection of main dishes, desserts, and drinks all themed after characters or volleyball in some way. You can start off with a cheeseburger served with printed cheese and a display of the volleyball court on the plate, or two different curries split in the middle with rice and a picture of the Nekoma team. Follow up with a dessert, like seven mini rainbow pancakes complete with whipped cream and ice cream named after the two main teams in Haikyuu!. Wash it all down with one of many drinks, including a crazy one named for Shiratorizawa that has a volleyball and a scoreboard on top of it and full of lots of different things, or a hot royal milk tea to make you feel like the King of the Court yourself!
With every meal and drink, you get a free random coaster as well. And keep in mind that other fans at the cafe might be willing to trade with you! Keep your eyes out for people lining up coasters on the edge of their table; that means that those coasters are available to trade for other ones, usually ones they are missing from their collection, so you might have a chance to score your favourite this way as well. Besides the free gifts, there’s also a selection of special merchandise available at the cafe. Some of the coolest items are badges that have the characters with their collaboration food and drinks on them, making them unique and special to the Animate Cafe experience. There’s also a reusable drink bottle, character toothbrushes, and more!
If you want to guarantee a table at the Haikyuu! To the Top Cafe, it’s best to make a reservation in advance. You can do this through Animate Cafe’s website, though it is all in Japanese. Use a browser translator if you have to, and be sure to use the name that is on your ID to make your reservation because the staff might check at the door. Animate Cafe is most popular on the weekends and in the evenings when people are less likely to be at work or school, so these times will be harder to reserve. If you stop by during the day on a weekday though, you might be able to walk right in. This is especially true near the end of the cafe’s run because most fans have already gone by then!
Also, be sure to check the menu for the specific Animate Cafe you are going to. The three of them have a few menu items that are different or are only available at certain cafes, so avoid disappointment by checking the website before you go.
Despite being several years old now, Haikyuu! has not lost its popularity in Japan and abroad. As long as the manga keeps releasing and new seasons of the anime are airing, fans will stay interested. And as long as those fans are spending money, Animate Cafe will be there to provide collaboration menus, free stuff, and exclusive goods. How they always create new food and drinks no matter how many collaborations they have is beyond us but we are certainly glad they do!
Have you been to this Haikyuu! To the Top collaboration at Animate Cafe or have you been to one in the past? What would you love to order? Is there any merchandise you would like to buy? Let us know in the comments!