Spider-Man has captured the hearts of people around the world. This is evident in the various movie sequels being produced every few years, as well as merchandise and even themed rides at theme parks. Japan released its own version of Japanese Spider-Man, produced by Toei Company (東映) in 1978. To commemorate the release of the latest movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, a cafe has been opened in Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ) in order to delight fans. This will only be open for a limited time, so if you’re a Spider-Man fan, make sure to visit before this special event ends!
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The newest Spider-Man movie is an upcoming 2017 superhero American film based on the character of Spider-Man in the Marvel Comics. The film is directed by John Watts and is all about how Peter Parker balances his high school life and being a superhero.
He will be battling with Vulture (a recurring supervillain of Super-Man) in the story. The cast includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, and Zendaya as Michelle.
Did you know that Japan produced its own version of the Spider-Man series from the end of the 1970s? Though Marvel wasn’t pleased with the creative license taken with the property, a legal agreement was reached over time.
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No one can beat Japan when it comes to movie promotions. It is committed to Hollywood blockbusters and a lot of the time, it makes quirky publicity stunts. The newly-opened Spider-Man Cafe is a great example of this. It is going to be open in Roppongi Hills only until June 15th, 2017.
The cafe is offering several Spider-Man themed treats such as Spider-Curry, a spicy tomato-based chicken curry. The set includes a ketchup-flavored rice which has a Spider-Man mask. This meal costs 1,500 yen. You may also order the Spider Sense Latte, which has been sprinkled on top to look like a Spider-Man’s web. This drink cost 700 yen. If you’re not into lattes, you can also order Spider Squash, which is a sweet strawberry drink mixed with tart lemon. This is a great reminder of Peter Parker’s sweet high school life.
Spidey fans will also get to enjoy a free Spider-Man sticker for every purchase they make. The cafe is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm. There is also an ongoing Spider-Man Cafe original staff t-shirt campaign is open to anyone; to enter, just follow Roppongi Hills on Twitter. Only 10 people will be chosen by lottery, and winners will be directly contacted.
Treat yourself to a unique kind of heroic dining by stopping over the Spider-Man Cafe next time you’re in Roppongi! The cafe building looks amazing even on the outside, with all the graffiti of the superhero and the Queens neighborhood in New York. Its interior is also filled with Spider-Man decors, cut-outs, and photos which look very interesting. Get to know Peter Parker well by visiting this cafe in Tokyo, and don’t forget to bring along that heroic spirit with you!