Cable broadcaster WOWOW to turn Pasela Resorts Shibuya’s B1 floor into Yuko Ichihara’s shop from ‘xxxHolic’
If watching the live-action drama adaptation of Clamp’s xxxHolic, which begins airing on Japanese cable channel WOWOW in February 2013, isn’t good enough for fans to visualise what the atmosphere within witch Yuko Ichihara’s store must be like, then maybe going into a real-life replica of the store will.
Cable broadcaster WOWOW today announced that it has teamed up with Karaoke chain Pasela Resorts to turn the B1 floor of the chain’s Shibuya branch (note: there’s a Pasela Resorts Shibuya, and also a Pasela Resorts Grande Shibuya; in this case we’re referring to the former) into a xxxHolic Cafe Mise – “mise” being Japanese for “shop” – conceptualised after the store operated by the manga and anime series’s heroine, Yuko Ichihara.
The xxxHolic Cafe Mise (xxxHOLiCカフェ ミセ) will feature tableware and props lifted directly from the live-action TV series. The actual costume that actress and model Anne wore in her portrayal of the Yuka Ichihara will also be displayed within the store.
Fans who’ve always dreamt of visiting Yuko’s shop from the series will have about a month or so to make their way to SHibuya and drop by the replica cafe; the xxxHolic Cafe Mise will begin operations on January 21, and will operate till March 30.
xxxHolic the live-action drama adaptation airs on WOWOW in Japan beginning February 24. A total of eight episodes are planned for the series.
xxxHolic Cafe Mise (xxxHOLiCカフェ ミセ)
Period: January 21, 2013 (Monday) to March 30, 2013 (Sunday)
Operating Hours: 11:30AM to 11:00PM (Sundays to Thursdays, and Public Holidays), 11.30AM to 6:00AM the following day (Fridays and the eve of Public Holidays)、（金・祝前日）11：30‐6：00
Address: Pasela Resorts Shibuya B1F (東京都渋谷区神南1-22-9 パセラリゾーツＢ１Ｆ)
Source: Excite News