Sangatsu no Lion (March Comes in like a Lion) has a limited-time cafe serving food right out of the manga!

Food in manga and anime often look incredibly delicious, don’t they? From food-related anime and manga series such as Shokugeki no Soma to Studio Ghibli masterpieces, fans are always eager to try and replicate the grub featured in our favourite works.

In the case of the currently ongoing manga and anime series Sangatsu no Lion, we don’t have to play trial and error in the kitchen, because the limited time Sangatsu no Lion Cafe has recreated some of the dishes featured in the series for us!

Although the series’ storyline mainly revolves around a 17-year-old professional shogi player, surprisingly or not, scenes involving eating come up every once in awhile. At it’s current publication status of 12 volumes, a total of 18 different foodstuffs have been featured. It’s almost like there’s a subliminal food theme going on beneath the focus on protagonist Rei Kiriyama’s ups and downs.

▼ Yay, manga food!


Akari’s Special Pork Curry (1,480yen) – As seen in anime Episode 1 / manga Volume 2 Chapter 14
Akari’s Special Melty Stewed Pork with Rice (1,680yen) – As seen in manga Volume 8 Chapter 78
Rei’s Solo Meal ~Egg Sandwich~ (1,080yen) – As seen in manga Volume 5 Chapter 51
Garlic Toast & Macaroni Salad with Tuna ~Sharing Hinata’s Celebration~ (1,080yen) – As seen in manga Volume 9 Chapter 88
The Kawamoto Sisters’ Favourite! All-Topping Anmitsu (1,280yen) – As seen in manga Volume 5 Chapter 44
Chiho-chan’s Plum Syrup Flavoured Fruit Punch Soda (890yen) – As seen in manga Volume 8 Chapter 83
Mikazuki-dou’s Signature Azuki Milk Tea (830yen) – As seen in Volume 8 Chapter 83
Nya’s Paw Print Cookie (400yen) – Cafe original item

Of the eight items on the cafe’s special collaboration menu, this is what our reporter Seiji Nakazawa ordered!

▼ Akari’s Special Pork Curry



▼ Just look at that perfectly soft-boiled egg!



▼ Curry is a recurring dish that appears throughout the manga relatively frequently.


▼ Rei’s Solo Meal ~Egg Sandwich~



▼ The infamous egg sandwich from Fujimori Bakery that the Kawamoto sisters raved about.


▼ The Kawamoto Sisters’ Favourite! All-Topping Anmitsu.



It contains apricot, pineapple and banana chunks, vanilla ice cream, sweet red bean paste and fresh cream, just like in the manga! Plus, a maraschino cherry and an adorable Momo-chan cookie! In the story, the Kawamoto sisters love this decadent dessert so much that they’re willing to splurge five days’ worth of grocery money on this rare treat.

▼ It’s more expensive in the manga. For once, real life has an edge over manga!


Besides the range of enticing food, the cafe also has a merchandise corner where you can get exclusive Sangatsu no Lion goods, as well as books about shogi.



The main characters of the series, and autographs from the seiyuu who brought them to life are on display too!




The limited time cafe will be in business till 30 December 2016. For more details on the menu and merchandise, check out their official website or Twitter!

Sangatsu no Lion Cafe
Address: Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 2-7-2, JP Tower KITTE 4F
東京都千代田区丸の内2−7−2 JPタワーKITTE 4F
Open Monday to Saturday 11:00 ~ 21:00 / Sundays & Public Holidays 11:00 ~ 20:00 (Till 21:00 on the eve of public holiday)
Closed on KITTE non-business days

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