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July 20, 2016 4:37 PM   Subscribe

Kirby Café [Japanese] Starting this August, several Kirby Cafes will open across the country [Only in Japan]. Here are some of the dishes that will be served. The Kirby Cafe opens August 5 at Lucua 1100 in Osaka’s Umeda and will run until September 4. Similar cafes are slated to open this August in Tokyo and Nagoya. [via: Kotaku]
posted by Fizz (26 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Can I pipe up that the Kirby's Dreamland Challenge on Vine is amazing?
posted by Apocryphon at 4:56 PM on July 20, 2016 [5 favorites]


The question is what powers I gain for eating these foods.
posted by curious nu at 5:04 PM on July 20, 2016 [5 favorites]


Noooooo they're closing before I go to Japan this fall nooooooooo
posted by paradeofblimps at 5:14 PM on July 20, 2016 [6 favorites]


The question is what powers I gain for eating these foods.

Inhale your waiter to find out!
posted by leotrotsky at 5:18 PM on July 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


If it is anything like the Moomin cafe I went to in Osaka there will be a way too long line for pretty forgettable food, but a lot of nice merch to buy.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 5:19 PM on July 20, 2016 [5 favorites]


/heavy breathing intensifies

please please please let the Tokyo cafes still be open in the last week of September / first week of October
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:36 PM on July 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


P o_o P ?
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 5:44 PM on July 20, 2016


(>'_')>
posted by tobascodagama at 6:15 PM on July 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


(M)
posted by JHarris at 6:40 PM on July 20, 2016


Man, this is one of those times I wish America was as neat as Japan.

I want those cups. So kawaii!
posted by deadaluspark at 6:41 PM on July 20, 2016


P o_o P
posted by Sing Or Swim at 6:44 PM on July 20, 2016


Problem is, you have to eat all of these dishes in one bite, by opening your mouth wide and literally inhaling them.
posted by SansPoint at 6:45 PM on July 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Caution: you must be at least 21 and show photo ID before you are allowed to eat two dishes at once.

(Let's see who gets THIS one!)
posted by JHarris at 6:45 PM on July 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Oh oh the starry blue nonalcoholic drink I want.

(My Japanese is poor, but I can sound out non alcoholic! ...Priorities...)
posted by AlexiaSky at 7:23 PM on July 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


This made me very happy. Thank you.
posted by soakimbo at 7:59 PM on July 20, 2016


For a minute there I was envisioning Darkseid Chocolate Cake and Uatu Tofu Specials. Wrong Kirby.
posted by benzenedream at 9:45 PM on July 20, 2016 [5 favorites]


The Google translate of that page is delightful.
posted by davidmsc at 11:00 PM on July 20, 2016


The Google translate of that page is delightful.

Actually, it's an exact rendering of the original Japanese.
posted by sour cream at 1:24 AM on July 21, 2016


Oh, I had the wrong Kirby. So much for my dream of being served by impossibly muscled waiters in ludicrous hats. AND THE DOTS! THE DOTS!
posted by Grangousier at 2:37 AM on July 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Post title is iconic.
posted by Pendragon at 4:22 AM on July 21, 2016


It's about time that somebody gave that Hello Kitty a run for her money.
posted by prepmonkey at 5:44 AM on July 21, 2016


For a minute there I was envisioning Darkseid Chocolate Cake and Uatu Tofu Specials.

You're not alone. I was hoping for Galactus Goulash and Silver Surfer Stew.
posted by Paul Slade at 5:52 AM on July 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna explain my joke above, because I just want to leave me alone:

In some Kirby games (most of them that you can inhale enemies to copy powers), if you inhale two enemies with powers at once, you get a special secret power called Mix. When activated, the game will rapidly cycle through nearly all the powers in the game, and if you press a button to get a more-or-less random power.

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star, each power has a special cartoon graphic that appears on the status line. Mix has its own little portrait: of Kirby in a tuxedo, mixing drinks! Here's a video of Mix in action in Super Star. Note that you can inhale two enemies with the same power and still get Mix. Here are the details.

Aside 1: In most games that have Mix (even those without the cartoon graphic indicator), it's possible to wait out the power roulette. It times out after a few seconds. If you stopped it by pressing a button you get a random power, but if you wait it out, you always get the same power, depending on which pair of abilities you swallowed. Most Kirby games with copy powers have puzzles that rely on having one of a small number of abilities, or even having a specific rare ability, sometimes powers that are not located anywhere the puzzle's location, and there are a couple of places where this is actually the fastest, safest way to get the ability.

Aside 2: In Kirby Super Star, Mix can actually generated some unusual "powers." In both KA and KSS you can get the rare UFO power out of Mix, but I've read that, in KSS, you can also get "Ouch," which inflicts damage, or even "Done for," which costs Kirby a life! Fortunately there are enough other powers in the game that these results are very uncommon.
posted by JHarris at 6:00 AM on July 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


If you do nothing else today,make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, then press Pagetop.
posted by brett at 6:40 AM on July 21, 2016 [7 favorites]


The Google translate of that page is delightful.
Meta Knight is every night secretly eating parfait
posted by NMcCoy at 7:15 AM on July 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


I KNEW IT
posted by obiwanwasabi at 9:24 PM on July 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


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