IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that a World’s End Club themed cafe will be open at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 from August 25, 2021, in collaboration with Animate Cafe, Ltd. (Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by President Akihiro Yasunaga). Customers will be able to enjoy drinks based on the game’s characters, as well as purchase Animate Cafe exclusive World’s End Club merchandise on-site.
World’s End Club is a new wave action adventure game, with a scenario written and directed by Too Kyo Games (led by Kazutaka Kodaka, the creator of the Danganronpa series, etc.), developed by Grounding Inc. (led by Yukio Futastugi, best known for the Panzer Dragoon series, etc.) and produced/published by IzanagiGames (led by Shinsuke Umeda). The game was released on Apple Arcade℠ on September 4, 2020 and on Nintendo Switch™ on May 27, 2021.
◆ Collaboration details
“World’s End Club & Animate Cafe Collaboration” special web page:
・Event name: World’s End Club & Animate Cafe Collaboration
・Event period: From Wednesday, August 25 to Monday (holiday in Japan), September 20, 2021
・Venue: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4
・Entry: Online lottery reservation system between Wednesday, August 25 and Sunday, August 29
*Days other than those listed above: No reservation required (Numbered tickets may be distributed during busy periods)
・Reservations can be made through the lottery reservation website:
・Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 location
Otomate Bldg 1F, 1-23-5, Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013
5 minutes walk from Ikebukuro station (JR, Tokyo Metro)
●About the collaboration
Animate Cafe Ltd.—known for its collaborations with popular anime series and game titles—has announced that a World’s End Club themed cafe will be open at Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 from August 25, 2021. At the cafe, customers can enjoy drinks based on the game’s characters and purchase exclusive Animate Cafe merchandise.
● Regarding preventative measures against infectious diseases
The safety and health of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance. As a matter of routine, we thoroughly implement the below measures. To ensure the safety for our customers, we ask that customers to the cafe understand and comply with the following measures before making a reservation or visiting the premises.
[Preventive measures taken on our premises]
・We require all employees to manage their condition and monitor their body temperature and to always wear masks while working.
・We place plastic sheets between the cashier and the customer to block airborne droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking that could spread the virus.
・In addition to opening the windows and entrances to the extent the premises allow structurally, air purifiers are installed at all of our premises, and are in constant operation.
・All our premises are disinfected by professionals during the self-imposed suspension period.
・Please make sure to wear a mask when visiting the premises. We do not admit customers without a mask.
・We will use a non-contact infrared thermometer to take customers’ body temperature upon arrival.
・Please wear a mask at all times, except when eating or drinking, and continue wearing your mask while talking.
・To ensure a proper distance is maintained between customers, and for your own safety, we may need to limit customers’ actions while on the premises. Please be sure to follow the guidelines indicated on our social media, displayed at the premises, or as relayed by our employees.
・Our services may differ from those during times of regular operation.
・We may ask you to leave the store and refuse to offer our services in the future if we encounter any behavior that is disturbing to other customers or impedes our business operations.
For further details, please visit the Animate Cafe official website:
● Important notices
*Product images are for illustration purposes only.
*All the prices shown include tax.
*The date and time of the event and the admission process are subject to change.
*The event content may be changed, postponed, or canceled out without notice.
Further inquiries about World’s End Club & Animate Cafe collaboration, please contact:
Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4
◆About Animate Cafe
Animate Cafe, Ltd. is part of the Animate Group, and with a focus on themed cafes, is responsible for a whole host of events—both in Japan and abroad—in collaboration with popular anime, games, and comics that give fans a chance to enjoy the atmosphere of their favorite series firsthand. The company offers both seated, immersive cafe experiences, and accessible, pop-up stalls. To ensure customers can enjoy food and beverages based on their favorite series’ stories and characters safely and with peace of mind, all of our domestic premises have secured Tokyo Food Hygiene Meister certification—the highest level under the Tokyo Metropolitan Certification System for Self-Management of Food Hygiene. With themed menus, and exclusive original merchandise, our events have something for everyone.
・Animate Cafe official website
・Animate Cafe official Twitter account
◆World’s End Club official site store page:
◆World’s End Club Nintendo Switch Teaser Trailer URL
◆World’s End Club Product Summary
Title – World’s End Club
Genre – New wave action adventure
Producer/Publisher – IzanagiGames
Scenario Writer/Director – Too Kyo Games
Developer – Grounding Inc.
Executive Producer – Shinsuke Umeda
Creative Director – Kazutaka Kodaka
Scenario Writer/Director – Kotaro Uchikoshi
Director – Takumi Nakazawa
Character Designer – take
Development Producer – Yukio Futatsugi
Art Director – Kentaro Yoshida
Copyright notation – (c)IzanagiGames, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
◆About World’s End Club
World’s End Club is a new wave action adventure game, with a scenario written and directed by Too Kyo Games (led by Kazutaka Kodaka, the creator of the Danganronpa series, etc.) and developed by Grounding Inc. (led by Yukio Futastugi, best known for the Panzer Dragoon series, etc.). The character designer is take (best known for the Zaregoto series and Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon), the producer is Shinsuke Umeda, and the publisher is IzanagiGames.
・World’s End Club official website
・World’s End Club official Twitter
◆Kazutaka Kodaka’s Profile
Director, scenario writer, CEO of Too Kyo Games. Handled all planning and writing for the Danganronpa series. The series also had live drama (with Kanata Hongo as the lead actor) and anime adaptations that were met with critical acclaim, both domestically and internationally. He then founded Too Kyo games together with Kotaro Uchikoshi, Rui Komatsuzaki, and Masafumi Takada. He is now actively working on manga, anime production, novel writing, and more.
◆Kotaro Uchikoshi’s Profile
Director, scenario writer, and lavatory cleaner at Too Kyo Games. Handled direction and writing of numerous well-known game titles including the Infinity Series (Never7, Ever17, Remember11), the Zero Escape Series (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Virtue’s Last Reward, Zero Time Dilemma), and AI: The Somnium Files. He is highly praised even outside of Japan and has received numerous awards. He has delivered lectures on numerous occasions at GDC, Anime Expo and elsewhere.
IzanagiGames is headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo. The company produces interactive entertainment experiences, with a focus on console games, and is geared towards directly accessing the global games market with titles made in collaboration with Japanese creators. By expanding the company’s range of fund procurement, IzanagiGames aims to provide opportunities for exceptional creators to make new IPs and games which are then delivered as entertainment experiences to fans across the world.
・IzanagiGames’ official website
・IzanagiGames’ official Twitter account
・IzanagiGames’ official YouTube channel
・Izanagi Z Store (the official IzanagiGames merchandise site)
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