|The official artwork for this event is just too cute. God bless.|
Namja Town is a small theme park located in Sunshine City, one floor below J-World. It is owned by the same company the owns J-World, but it is not an anime/manga based theme park. It's most famous characteristic is pathway of about 15 different gyoza shops, all serving different kinds of gyoza. If you are a gyoza fan(I am) this is the place for you. There tends to always be at least one anime collab running though, so be sure to check the Japanese website if this place interests you!
So how the collab menu items work is that each of the different food stalls sells one of the collab food items. In order to eat off this menu, the first thing you have to do is find out which food stall is selling which collab food item.
|*Taken from Namja Town Website|
All of the food items come with a postcard, and luckily for everyone, the postcard is predetermined based on what food item you get. For this trip, I ate two food items and one dessert.
There was not really much of an exhibit here. Just a big wall decorated with the collab art, and a weird semi-realistic 2.5D image of Macchan inbeded in it. There was also one lotto game where you could win these huge buttons of the characters, a banner like the one that ballet sensei holds, and a photo booth.
|This art sure is super duper cute though. I am weak for it. Look at Victor popping that hip.|
|What is nice about this is that while the lotto decides what kind of merch you get, you got to pick character. This also means that Victor, Yurio, and Yuri are pretty much sold out of everything.|
I really liked this because it was in the actual show even though the backdrop for it is kind of weird.
|They have a few different options for backgrounds. I found it really disappointing that when you selected the characters they did not appear in front of you like they do in some photo booths. Instead, you are stuck posing in front of them.|
One thing I can really appreciate about this is that this place has a wide variety of merch, collaboration and not, and it is has collab merch that it is not blind. My first trip I only bought some of the blind merch, as is my tradition, but I might buy some of the character spesfic merch on my second trip. Victor's design for this collab is just so cute, I was tempted to buy the pillow for it.
|The acrylic charms on the left are blind.|
|You can select the character for the standees on the left, but the magnets on the right are blind.|
|These are some pretty cute pillows.|
|These items started near the end of the month of March.|
|New items from the end of March!|
|I got two Pichet magnets, as is my luck, but I also ended up with two little Katsuki Yuri's so that's nice. The Otabek and Chris keychains, Otabek and Victor phone straps, and the Chris bookmark are from the gacha game.|
While the exhibit for this event was not that great and some of the food portions were small, I still want to go back and try more of the food. I do not think that this exhibit would be interesting enough to make a special trip to Tokyo for, but if you are in the area or cannot make it to a special lottery reservation cafe, then this is not a bad option. It is also pretty cheap, which I think contributes a lot to it's "not bad" factor. If you go to this, you are primarily paying money to buy food and merch, which is not the most appealing thing to me personally.
I would give this collaboration a 6/10.