April 13th is “Coffee Shop Day”.
It’s a commemoration of the opening of Japan’s first coffee shop, Kahisakan, on the same day in 1888.
A wide variety of coffee shops are also in anime. Some have famous staff who are loved by customers, some have delicious menus that will make your taste buds tingle, and some have a slightly different concept, all depicted in different ways. So, what exactly are the most popular coffee shops among anime fans?
That’s where Anime! Anime! conducted a reader survey titled “What are some of the coffee shops that appear in anime?” for the first time in two years. We received responses from 162 people during the survey period from March 30 to April 6.
The ratio of males to females was about 25% and 75% respectively, with more females. About 60% of the respondents were under the age of 19, and about 20 percent were in their 20s.
■Conan’s “Poirot” tops the list for the second time in a row, and its employee is Amuro Toru.
1st place went to Cafe Poirot from “Detective Conan”. With an approval rating of about 27%, it continued to be the top choice.
Cafe Poirot is a coffee shop on the first floor of the Mouri Detective Agency building. There are many comments mentioning the attractive employees, such as “I want to eat Amuro Toru’s ham sandwich” and “I want to go to the store where Azusa Enomoto works!” “It’s been around for a long time, but it still has the same standard feel!” The relaxed atmosphere is another reason why fans want to visit.
In 2nd place is the Rabbit House from ” Is the order a rabbit?”. The approval rating was about 15%, the same as last time.
“When you think of a coffee shop in anime, it’s Rabbit House! It’s a place that holds many memories for Cocoa, Chino, and the others.” “I want to be healed by the delicious drinks and cute Cocoa and the others,” “The atmosphere of the store, the uniforms, the signature rabbit Tippy, and above all the cute waitresses! I really want to go there.” It seems that many fans are impressed by the fact that the story is set in a coffee shop.
3rd place went to Anteiku from “Tokyo Ghoul”. With an approval rating of about 12%, it moved up from 4th place last time.
“I’m interested in the strange concept of a coffee shop run by a foodie. The sandwiches the manager was making looked really good, so I’d like to try them,” “It’s a place of relaxation and support for food eaters,” and “Master Yoshimura is cool, and I’d like to drink coffee for food eaters.”
The coffee shop, which once opened for a limited time in Shibuya Station for an event, made it into the top three.
■Here are some of the other comments!
For Shirokuma Café from “Shirokuma Café”, “The master, the staff, and the customers are all relaxed, which makes me want to come here every day. I feel like I can spend a calm time without thinking about anything else.”
For Cafe Triangle in “Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea”, “It is a coffee shop that appears in many parts of the story as if it were a part of the characters. The quiet master watches over the town and its people as they change.”
In “PERSONA5 the Animation” pure coffee shop Leblanc, “there is a place where the main character lives and the attic is his hideaway. I want to eat Leblanc curry and relax with a cup of coffee after dinner♪”
“The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” Coffee Shop Dream, “This is the familiar coffee shop where the SOS team gathers every time. It is modeled after a real coffee shop and is a wonderful place that is loved by many fans even after more than 10 years have passed since the broadcast.
A wide variety of coffee shops were ranked in the 2021 edition of the survey. Among them, stores with engaging staff are highly popular.
■Top 10 Ranking
[What are the coffee shops that appear in anime? 2021 edition]
1st Cafe Poirot “Detective Conan”
2nd Rabbit House “Is the order a rabbit?”
3rd Anteiku “Tokyo Ghoul”
4th Uzumaki “Bungo Stray Dogs”
5th Shirokuma Cafe “Shirokuma Café”
6th Coffee Shop Dream “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”
No.7 Cafe Cat’s Eye “City Hunter” and “Cat’s Eye”
No.8 Rokuhodo “Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori”
No.9 Pure Cafe Mami “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K”
No.10 Amato-an “Is the order a rabbit?”
No.10 Cafe Asia “Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang-out!”
No.10 Steele “Blend S”
No.10 Hanesawa Coffee Shop “BanG Dream!”
No. 10 Mostro Lounge “Disney’s Twisted Wonderland”
(Response period: March 30, 2021 – April 6, 2021)