CYBERPUNK MEETS KAWAII
Akiba Zettai Ryoiki has made a name for itself because it is foreigner-friendly and has a super kawaii vibe. Their maids are usually very energetic and have cat ears that go along with their maid outfits. The translation from Google on their website does not translate well, “a maid cafe where cats (cast members) who want to show their gratitude to humans can take on a human form and wait on customers within the confines of a Zettai Ryoiki 絶対領域 (meaning ‘absolute zone’).” The term Zettai Ryoiki is actually a euphemism for that sexy area between skirt and stocking. This is often tied to the maid look in Japan.
Akiba Zettai Ryoiki has been gradually growing its operations and offerings with their themed cafes. Previous/current cafes include Akiba Zettai Ryoiki +e has a pastel neon interior and is billed as a 2.5-dimensional space focused on gaming culture, and Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D. 1912. The A.D. 1912 has an upscale gothic style theme to it with a massive wine library.
Since Akiba Zettai Ryoiki is one of the most popular of maid cafes, this will be their fourth and most arguably the coolest. Since Geek Impulse is partial to Cyberpunk and Kawaii aesthetics. This Cyberpunk-Kawaii Fusion. The way maids will be in the future of course.
The cafe’s second-floor sign, easy to spot with its pop design and manga-style onomatopoeia sound effects in neon katakana letters, features background art by popular creator Tatsumi Tsurushima つるしまたつみ and the cafe’s neon-framed logo is designed by Ryo Hiiragi 柊涼, who also designed the logo for No Game No Life. (Pictured Below)
Here is the Menu
‘Summon Waifu’ Cake 嫁召喚ケーキ (¥800)
Omrice Plate (¥1,450)
A version of omrice from a maid cafe of the future.
Energy Rice Bowl エナジーどんぶり [Cream Croquette Curry Rice Bowl] (¥1,300)
Moe Culturing Parfait 萌え培養パフェ (¥1,000)
Strawberry shortcake, strawberry jelly cubes, strawberry syrup and more are inside.
Pictured Above, Nia Shinomiya’s likeness, virtual form as a CG model thanks to popular character modeler Pompucho ぽんぷ長.
One of the most impressive things about the new branch is the fact that Nia will be projected as a hologram outside the cafe, where she’ll be seen performing a cute “moe” gesture to attract the attention of passersby.SoraNews24
- Name (EN): Maid Cafe and Bar Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D. 2045
- Name (JP): メイドカフェ＆バー アキバ絶対領域 A.D.2045
- Address (EN): 2F TIT Akihabara, 4-2-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Address (JP): 東京都千代田区外神田4-2-7TIT秋葉原2F
- Tel: 03-6882-4174
- Hours: 12:00 to 22:00 (Last order 21:30), open every day
- Website: Maid Cafe and Bar Akiba Zettai Ryoiki
- Twitter: @akibazettai