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A theme restaurant based on the popular Japanese sci-fi anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam” will open in Tokyo’s Akihabara district on Saturday, the operator Bandai Co said Thursday, calling on foreign tourists pay a visit.

Visitors can watch various videos providing information about the popular anime series, which began on television 31 years ago, while trying foods and deserts featuring its key characters and futuristic settings in the 60-seat Gundam Café.

A female staff member dressed in the uniform of a female character from the series will also act as a model in the cafe, posing for photographs with visitors.

Kazunori Ueno, president of the toy company, told a press preview event, “The restaurant has the capability to entertain core and lighter Gundam fans, children, and female customers as well as customers from overseas.”

Ueno also said his company hopes the cafe, the first such featuring the space war animation, will help ‘‘expand’’ its Gundam-related business.

Just located in the newly designed Akihabara area accessible from the JR Station at the “Denkigai Exit” and just below the Yamanote line, Bandai Gundam Café is the ultimate stop for any Gundam fans either from Japan or visiting Japan. Source: JapanToday

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