An official Gundam Café website announced that all Gundam Cafés will close in 2022. Four Gundam Cafés will close in January 2022, with the Dohtonbori café in Osaka being closed down since March 31, 2021. Also, in the statement they shared on their website, the reason for the sudden closing down wasn’t mentioned.
Closing dates for all of the Gundam Café
January 10, 2022
- Gundam Square Café in Osaka
January 30, 2022
- Gundam Tokyo Café Brand Core in Akihabara
- Gundam Café DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba
- The Gundam Cafe in Fukuoka
March 31, 2022
- Gundam Factory Yokohama
In addition, the Yokohama Satellite Café at the Yokohama branch will remain open for now, but unfortunately, the Gundam Factory will close down on March 31, 2022. The Gundam Factory Yokohama is the home of the life-sized, moving RX-78-2 Gundam statue.
The very first Gundam Café branched opened in Akihabara in 2010. Additionally, the main Akihabara Café has expanded its store in July 2020. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gundam Franchise, floor space in the store increased nearly four times.
The Story of Main Gundam Universe
Universal Century 0079. The rebel space colonies of the Principality of Zeon launch a war of independence against the Earth Federation, using humanoid fighting vehicles called mobile suits to overwhelm the Federation Forces and conquer half of Earth’s surface. Months later, the Federation has finally developed its own prototype mobile suits at a remote space colony. But when the colony suffers a Zeon surprise attack, these new weapons fall into the hands of a motley crew of civilians and cadets. Fate places a youth named Amuro Ray at the controls of the white mobile suit Gundam.-Via, Crunchyroll
Source: Gundam Cafe JP