A popular venue that switches themes frequently is Tower Records cafe. There are locations in Tokyo and Osaka. Tower Records is a store that sells albums and singles from anime, J-pop, K-pop and more. Attached to the store is a small cafe that you can sit down and enjoy yourself.
I went to the Dragon Ball cafe at the Tower Records cafe in Osaka. I was a bit disappointed but I have no regrets going. As you walk up to get seated the only decorations are pictures from the anime up on the wall. They added a nice touch by projecting all the opening and closing songs onto the wall for people to watch. Once seated, they'll hand you a menu (English menus are available at Tower Record cafes). My husband and I were not impressed by the menu because the food looked average. It was normal food with pictures of characters from the anime poking out at the end of a tooth pick. The only things on the food part of the menu that seemed like they tried were the desserts. We decided to indulge ourselves with their drinks. I got a dragon ball themed melon soda and the husband got a latte.
It was worth going to check out. And it definitely didn't shy us away from other themed cafes which I'll talk about in other blog post. But until then, thanks again for reading my blog. I hope this helps you on what to expect from an anime cafe in Japan. Definitely go to one, but make sure it's an anime you really like so it'll be more impressive to you.