Menu items, collectibles, and coasters mark the beginning of the new anime series.
The new anime Hand Shakers is getting a delicious kickoff thanks to Animate Cafe, whose Kitchen Car is being converted ino a promotional restaurant for the series. From January 20 to February 12, you can drop by -- no reservations required -- and try out one of six specially designed drinks made to represent the character pairings in the show.
Their featured drink, "Tazuna and Koyori's Bond," is a mix of berry-flavored drinks with whipped cream, berry sauce, and mint. The others are variants on sodas, carbonated drinks, ice cream floats, and coffee, as seen below.
Drinks will be served with one of 11 collectible coasters featuring the show's characters.
Also available for sale at the cafe will be limited-edition pinback buttons and keychains:
Hand Shakers is simulcast every Tuesday at 1 PM on Crunchyroll.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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