Animesia is a project combining two things dear to the hearts of the Japanese – anime and food. The title itself is a play on the word anime and the casual Japanese word for food, meshi. Run by The Association of Japanese Animations, it aims to turn the 2D dishes seen in your favourite animes into real, edible morsels, for a limited time only!


The anime food and recipe exhibition will be held from February 11 – 16 at Tokyo Anime Center in Akihabara. So far eight dishes and their recipes have been announced.

Here’s the menu, along with the anime each dish is featured in:

  • Spam onigiri, tank cake (Girls und Panzer)
    True to its title, Girls und Panzer is a show revolving around girls and tanks. And apparently also spam. Mmm… spam.

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▼ So that’s what a tank cake looks like.



  • Stew donburi, Tanda’s wild vegetable soup (Moribito series)
    is a bowl of rice complemented by a topping, in this case a delicious hot stew.

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  • Kyōko’s favourite restaurant’s ramen (Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie)
    There’s no news yet as to what kind of ramen this will be. Perhaps there’s a secret ingredient…?


  • Crepe okonomiyaki (Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel)
    is a kind of Japanese savoury ‘pancake’. With that title we were sure it would be something involving whipped cream, but never mind.

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  • Meatball spaghetti, Lupin’s Prosciutto and San Daniele ham (Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro)



And you can eat some of these creations at participating stores on the restaurant street AKIBAICHI in the Akihabara UX building where the anime center is located. You can also get a special limited edition ‘lunch mat’ with your order!

So far we know that the ‘Meat sauce spaghetti’ and ‘Lupin’s Prosciutto di San Daniele ham’ will be available at Italian restaurant ‘chiocciol@ pizzeria‘ for 2,400 yen (US$23.43) and 2,000 yen ($19.52) respectively. Further participating stores and additions to the menu will be announced on the website. If the combo of anime plus food hits the right spot for you, get on down to Akiba now! Om nom nom.

Source: NetLab
Images: Animesia, Girls und Panzer