Glass-walled entrance! Gratte, so #asthetic! Introducing animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store 1st Floor & Café Gratte! IkeAni Report 3

We're back with another installment of our "IkeAni Report" series, where we give you sneak peeks before the March 16 2023 (Thursday) animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store grand opening. Our third report covers Floor 1 and Café Gratte!

When you enter the building, you walk into Floor 1 (the ground floor). Even before the renovations, the animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store has always stocked this floor with merch from whatever series are currently most popular. How will this be supercharged after the grand opening...?

Plus, Café Gratte, which currently has seven locations Japan-wide, has opened a spot at the animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store! We have some pictures of the kinds of drinks you'll be able to enjoy there, so get excited!

Giant screen! See what's hot on Floor 1

Floor 1 is distinctive for its huge glass-walled entrance. As we described in a previous report, it as a huge open ceiling that reaches the third floor, creating a super spacious atmosphere.

Animate puts together displays for spotlight titles, so make sure to check it out when you visit!

Plus: the far end of Floor 1 now features a jumbo screen!

We plan to play the latest anime news and videos here, so don't miss it!

At last, Café Gratte comes to the animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store!

Among Tokyo's 23 wards, Café Gratte has locations at animate Akihabara, animate Shibuya, and animate Kichijoji PARCO - and now, as of January 26 2023, there's one on Floor 1 of the animate Ikebukuro Flagshop Store! 

What is a "Gratte?" Coined from "graphic latte," they are drinks that feature characters printed into topping cream. Grattes are very pretty, and look great in social media photos!

We've taken pictures of the kinds of Grattes and iced cookies you can buy there, so read on!

TV Anime "Tokyo Revengers" 

The TV anime "Tokyo Revengers" hit Gratte menu is getting a re-run! The anime, airing now, is a hot topic - so make sure to try a Gratte if you're in the area.

There are lots of designs to choose from! Let the sight of the characters in loungewear heal you!


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Gratte are famous for their gorgeous printed art. Check out how beautiful the colorful art by artist Suo turned out!

They look even better in person, so make sure to grab some if you can!


Takara-kun and Amagi-kun

If you think Grattes have to be colorful, think again...! Crisp black and white prints such as these from "Takara-kun and Amagi-kun" look gorgeous too.

There's also a color design from "Takara-kun and Amagi-kun," so choose your fave!

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More to come!

A full picture of the new animate Ikebukuro Flagship is coming together!

We will continue to report on the situation at the animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store until the grand opening, so make sure to check back later!

Look forward to our next report!