Don’t worry, Yu Suzuki has not created Shenmue Diner Dash for cell phones. Instead, Ryo Hazuki’s Japanese voice actor Masaya Matsukaze has opened a cafe in Akihabara with a unique twist (don’t all Japanese cafés have a unique twist?). Matsukaze’s cafe, called “Seiyu Café”, is staffed by voice actors and has a voice acting theme. The interior of the space resembles a recording studio, and throat-friendly drinks are sold alongside alcohol and sweets.
If having a café run by Ryo’s voice actor isn’t exciting enough, the joint features something called “Seiyu Jukebox”. Instead of a quarter guzzling record player, Seiyu Café’s jukebox are the voice actors themselves. For a fee, actors will recite lines from previous roles. Imagine, enjoying an iced tea while hearing Matsukaze recreate Ryo’s greatest hits! I’d request classics like “I’m looking for sailors.” and “how about a game of lucky hit?”. And let’s not forget “I see.”!
Check out the official site here and check out the photos below! Man, wish I could check this place out! In the meantime, I’ll see if Corey Marshall has opened up a coffee shop.
Best of luck to Masaya Matsukaze and his café! If any of our Japanese readers have a chance to visit it, make sure to tell Matsukaze SEGAbits says “hi” and get him to read a few lines for the camera.