If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan and you’re a fan of the supernatural comedy anime Phantom of the Idol, get ready for a spooky treat. From August 10 to September 4, 2022, a Phantom of the Idol-inspired community café will be held at Café Zenon & Zenon Sakaba in Kichijoji, Tokyo.
The café offers a special menu of delicious foods such as Niyodo-kun’s Omurice Plate with a message written in ketchup, Asahi-chan’s DX Parfait, Yoshino-kun’s Thick Pancakes, Setouchi-kun’s Raspberry Tea Soda, and Niyodo-kun’s Mirror Image Mug of Beer.
Delicious desserts, exclusive fan articles and prizes
There is a regular customer card for every menu. Each time you buy something from the special menu, a sticker is placed on the menu. Once you have completed the card, you will receive a “2 Piece Super Rare Glitter Sticker Set”.
Phantom of the Idol merchandise such as illustration books featuring the characters are also for sale in the café. Merchandise will also be available on the cafe’s online website from August 10, 2022. Customers can take selfies next to life-size billboards.
What is the plot of Phantom of the Idol?
The story revolves around a jaded pop idol named Yuuya who is part of a singing duo called ZINGS. Yuuya believed that once he became famous, he would live a life of leisure and flattery, but as it turns out, being an idol is a lot of hard work! While his popular and charismatic partner Kazuki is out there giving 110% at his concerts every night, Yuuya has started dancing sloppy and acting hostile towards the audience. Yuuya’s fans hate him and even his agent wants to let him go.
After a particularly boring concert, Yuuya feels down and sneaks backstage, where he encounters a bubbly girl who is stylishly dressed and full of energy, who is dying to perform on stage. Her name is Asahi Mogami and she is a popular singer. Yuuya decides to help her. There’s just one problem – she’s been dead for a year. But if there are ghosts, Yuuya thinks there must be ghost possession as well. A devious plan begins to form in Yuuya’s mind: if he lets Asahi borrow his body to sing with, all he has to do is sit back and reap the benefits. That sounds like a win-win situation…or is it?
You can read more about Phantom of the Idol anime and manga here: Phantom of the Idol Anime Summer 2022 Release Date Revealed with New Trailer PV and Key Visual
Are you planning to visit Zenon Café while the special collaboration event is on? What are you planning to order? Let us know in the comment section below!