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« on: June 26, 2006, 10:25:31 am »
Hello everyone, I am Anime Shopgirl.  I am building the Northwest's first Cosplay Cafe in Tacoma Washington.  It is what it sounds like, it's an Anime store with gaming, cosplaying, and fun events for any age group.
I will be at this years Kumoricon to advertise the shop, as well as sell some Japanese goodness.  We will open with over 1000 anime dvd titles as well as VHS rentals, and special ordering through the store.  I have been in the Industry a long time, and being on the road is a lot of fun, but having a home port is nice too.  Our neighbor store Cardcaptors Unlimited is also a great place to get your game on, literally.  They do Magic the Gathering, as well as Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh. almost every night of the week.  I have been a fan of anime since the good old days ( of the 1980s ) and made it my job.  So if you are ever in the area of Spanaway Washington, check us out behind the UHAUL on Pacific Ave and Military between Albertsons and Taco Bell.  

Here are some of the links for more information :

www.tacomacosplaycafe.com

( temp website ) http://www.geocities.com/tacomacosplaycafe/info.html

myspace.com/animetacomacosplaycafe
Add to friends, and we will keep you in the loop of upcoming events

Store opens July/August 2006  

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If you come in cosplay, your picture becomes a part of our wall :)
See you at Kumoricon!

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 12:57:04 pm »
That is AWSOME. Next time I'm anywhere near Takoma I am going to have to check that out.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 08:14:38 pm »
Mondays - Old School Anime night ( anything with big hair )
Tuesdays - Mecha Anime  ( Trsndforming robots, cute girls )
Wednesdays - Girl shows ( Sailormoon, cardcaptors, and all that is cute )
Thursdays - Anime from the 1990s
Fridays- Free for all anime shows ( you just never know )
Weekends - Movies, and stuff that is not released in the United States

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( temp website ) http://www.geocities.com/tacomacosplaycafe/info.htm

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 04:27:44 pm »
Woah... I'm gonna have to make it a point to go there when I'm in Washington... sounds awesome...  :D


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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006, 04:34:45 pm »
now the question begs to be answered: will the staff be IN cosplay?
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006, 05:15:03 pm »
Please post when you officially open and honestly, anyone who is up for taking a roadtrip with me there, I will totally drive =D

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006, 07:18:02 pm »
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Please post when you officially open and honestly, anyone who is up for taking a roadtrip with me there, I will totally drive =D

>D Come down and pick me us Leashy-chaan! -clings-

I think it would be awesome to have a big party there someday... Maybe opening day or something. ;D

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 07:21:14 pm »
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now the question begs to be answered: will the staff be IN cosplay?


we know you want it to be like the restaraunts in Japan ware the staff dress like Anime House maids and call the customers Master
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2006, 11:22:07 pm »
Yes, the girls will be in cosplay.   :oops:
We will have an grand opening event.
As soon as we know when it opens, we will announce it to the world
Oh, and have a nice day.

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2006, 10:49:07 am »
What kind of events would you like to us run at the Tacoma Cosplay Cafe?
Now is the time to speak your mind, as all suggestions will be considered.
For those of you who knew The Anime Cafe in Parkland WA, we had a reunion where we got a lot of great ideas from members of Sakuracon, so throw out what you would like to see, and we'll see if we can make it happen.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :oops:

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2006, 11:03:52 am »
I think Karaoke. And... Anime inspired food... and... uhh... Free food for the cosplayers. xD

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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2006, 10:23:17 am »
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I think Karaoke. And... Anime inspired food... and... uhh... Free food for the cosplayers. xD

If no free food, at leased cupons for cosplayers.

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2006, 03:29:36 pm »
as long as the waitresses are in cosplay im happy :) *waves hand* one platter of california rolls over here please!
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2006, 11:39:06 am »
yes j rock karaoke!!!!!! if this place is open and good i want my birthday there !!!!
okay how about a vage character costume night where you dress as a spacific character from one episode like ururu from the episode where she fights ichi go or ishida when there dress as shimigamin
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2006, 02:11:40 am »
sounds awesome!

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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2006, 01:40:31 pm »
this sounds like a blast.  maybe consider doing a plate championship for sushi like Marine Polis does once you get more established would be fun to see
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2006, 09:05:41 am »
If I ever learn to drive a car, it'll most likely be to go here everyday.

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2006, 08:44:27 pm »
Please let us know when you plan on opening, as we are just about all interested in attending the grand opening.
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006, 06:21:46 pm »
nooooooo sob......I was gunna open the first one here in Portland...sob...I even talked to a rich eccentric man but he said to wait a while till I was older. *crys* There was even a nice spot picked out downtown...well at least if your  cafe works its proof that people will go to a place like that and gives me more proof people like anime. (he doesnt think its that popular)

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2006, 12:52:58 am »
The paperwork went through for the county, but as for the sushi serving, that will take awhile to go through.  The Tacoma Cosplay Cafe will have over 1,000 anime rentals as well as Anime from the 1970's to today.  There are events everyday, with larger events on the weekends.  There will be assorted packaged Japanese goodness, and Japanese ware.  It will be a family friendly store, those under the age of 18, bring your folks by to show them what Anime is all about.  We are located in the suberb of Tacoma located in Spanaway, behind the Uhaul on Pacific Avenue and Military Road, fairly near the military bases McChord Air Force Base, and Ft. Lewis Army base.  The wall is going up, and we are moving in. I will announce the grand opening ASAP.  We are happy and thankful for the support as there needs to be more ANIME and GAMING stores and venues to be a positive alternative for people.  

Check us out at www.tacomacosplaycafe.com , temp website
http://www.geocities.com/tacomacosplaycafe/info.html and our sister store
www.cardcaptorsunlimited.com for more events, so whether you are into ANIME or TABLE TOP GAMING, check us out when you're in the area, and look forward to the OCTOBER COSPLAY GAMERS EVENT, more information will be posted soon, and check out our AD in the Kumoricon Book this year.  :D  :D  :D

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« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2006, 09:41:55 am »
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nooooooo sob......I was gunna open the first one here in Portland...sob...I even talked to a rich eccentric man but he said to wait a while till I was older. *crys* There was even a nice spot picked out downtown...well at least if your  cafe works its proof that people will go to a place like that and gives me more proof people like anime. (he doesnt think its that popular)


heh, i undeerstand what you mean XD i was gonna open the first anime themed restaurant in a year or 2 XD seems everyone got the idea at the same time
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2006, 11:13:56 am »
I think that the more places for Anime and Asian related is a good thing.
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2006, 11:37:19 am »
Gus and I are seriously planning on opening our own shop in the Portland area. (As in taking small business classes, researching business plans, cleaning up our credit, looking for grants and loans, etc.) We'll be very interested in seeing how things go for you. Gus has reservations about whether or not this would work. (He thinks the only thing you can sell in Portland is coffee. :P)
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2006, 11:38:34 am »
When is it open?  Is it open already?  I wanna go!

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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2006, 10:39:26 am »
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Gus and I are seriously planning on opening our own shop in the Portland area. (As in taking small business classes, researching business plans, cleaning up our credit, looking for grants and loans, etc.) We'll be very interested in seeing how things go for you. Gus has reservations about whether or not this would work. (He thinks the only thing you can sell in Portland is coffee. :P)

that would be nice for all the people that are not getting their drivers license for another two years at the very least. Go fer it!

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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2006, 12:28:33 am »
We are trying our best to open our doors ASAP, I promise :)

Check out the following site for updates

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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2006, 03:45:43 am »
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Please post when you officially open and honestly, anyone who is up for taking a roadtrip with me there, I will totally drive =D


LOL, wanna come get me first?
It will only take you hours and hours ans hours.


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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2006, 08:48:44 am »
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Gus and I are seriously planning on opening our own shop in the Portland area. (As in taking small business classes, researching business plans, cleaning up our credit, looking for grants and loans, etc.) We'll be very interested in seeing how things go for you. Gus has reservations about whether or not this would work. (He thinks the only thing you can sell in Portland is coffee. :P)
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that'd be great. :3 i live closer to portand than i do to tacoma, so i'd definetly go there more often. XD
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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2006, 09:45:48 pm »
We are ready to go with over 1,000 Anime titles to rent, DVDs to order, and random Anime swag to buy.  It took all summer, but we are here and open for business starting Sunday at 12:00noon.  

Anime rentals are $2.00 a for one day rentals and $3.00 for 2 day rentals for DVDs, and $1.00 for VHS rentals for one day, and $2.00 for 2 days rentals.

We are located behind the UHAUL in Spanaway on Military and Pacific.  Check out our GRAND OPENING

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Monday -  4:00pm - 9:00pm ( 5 hours )
Tuesday - 4:00pm - 9:00pm ( 5 hours )
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Thursday - 4:00pm - 9:00 pm ( 5 hours )
Friday 4:00pm - 9:00 pm ( 5 hours )
Saturday 1:00 pm - 9:00pm ( 8 hours )
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00pm ( 8 hours )

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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2006, 11:00:15 pm »
OMG! I really want to go there! I'm actually going to study for my permit so I can get my liscence soon, and go to this place every time I visit my dad! I am so stoked!
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« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2006, 09:35:50 am »
Are you kidding, why couldn't you have opened this past weekend? ;-;  I was in Tacoma all weekend and now I won't  be back for awhile

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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2006, 06:46:52 pm »
I want to cosplay my Totchi outfit there! ^_^

So will there be Jrock DVDs that we can buy?

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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2006, 09:29:26 am »
Looks like I'll have to make a trip over the mountains for a visit. I look forward to checking the shop out!  :D

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« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2006, 09:46:08 pm »
WE ARE OPEN, and will be at Kumoricon, we will have tons of anime stuff and RAMUNE.  Check us out, we'll be the ones with the giant silver ice chest filled with Ramune. :)  Until then, must continue packing.
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« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2006, 04:21:58 pm »
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WE ARE OPEN, and will be at Kumoricon, we will have tons of anime stuff and RAMUNE.  Check us out, we'll be the ones with the giant silver ice chest filled with Ramune. :)  Until then, must continue packing.
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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2006, 04:50:44 pm »
Umm, how much experience are you looking for when you hire?  I'll be sixteen in about 2 weeks, and even though it'll be a long bus ride, I'd really like to have this as a first job.  ^^

And if I can't be hired...  my school requires me to have an internship...  Free work man.  XD
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« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2006, 08:19:16 pm »
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WE ARE OPEN, and will be at Kumoricon, we will have tons of anime stuff and RAMUNE.  Check us out, we'll be the ones with the giant silver ice chest filled with Ramune. :)  Until then, must continue packing.
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OMG that was you guys! I'm sorry I never noticed and put two and two together. I bought some Ramune from you. Thanks for selling it cold. And thanks so much for coming!
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« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2006, 08:27:43 pm »
how far is tacoma?
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« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2006, 09:06:08 pm »
Tacoma is a little bit south of Seattle and about 140-150 miles from Portland.
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« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2006, 09:31:53 pm »
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WE ARE OPEN, and will be at Kumoricon, we will have tons of anime stuff and RAMUNE.  Check us out, we'll be the ones with the giant silver ice chest filled with Ramune. :)  Until then, must continue packing.
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I totally didn't notice that was you guys either, that is awesome. Though I guess since I didn't really get to check out any of the vendors I have an excuse! Glad to see you made it down to the con though :D
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