As much as I hate to admit it, maid cafes have become quite the mainstream thing around Japan, and especially in Tokyo. There are numerous maid cafes with pretty much any type of theme. If you can think of a theme, there is likely a maid cafe about it. Trains? Got it. RPGs? Got it. Plus-size staff? Got it. There really is a maid cafe for pretty much anything.
I’ve never heard of CURE MAID CAFE before, but after doing some research on it, it was one of the first maid cafes to open up in the Akihabara area dating back to 2001. The EVANGELION collaboration that they announced will feature many items, ranging from clothing to food.
The food items will include a curry dish under the name of ‘Ikari’s Shinji Curry’ and ‘Kaworu’s Moon Omelet Rice’. There will also be special colored drinks themed after each character. Funnily enough, Misato’s special drink is a can of beer with some bar snacks. There are also special dessert options, ‘Rei’s Coconut Milk Parfait’ and ‘Asuka’s Sweets Plate’.
In terms of goods, there will be two t-shirts released, one with Kaworu, ‘Kaworu Nagisa in Uniform T-shirt‘, and one with the NERV logo, ‘NERV Acid Graphics T-Shirt‘. I have to say, the NERV Acid Graphics T-Shirt is pretty damn cool and I kinda want one.
The EVANGELION x CURE MAID CAFE collaboration event will be taking place from 19 March through 11 April. If you happen to be in the area and are interested in going, you can make a reservation at the official website, here.