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Hana Yori Dango Café (花より男子カフェ () ) was a promotional event for the mobile app, Hana Yori Dango: F4 and First Kiss. It was held at Sweets Paradise in Shibuya, Tokyo starting on October 9, 2015. The event was originally going to end on January 10, 2016,[1] but was extended to January 28 due to its popularity.[2]

Sweets Paradise provided a special menu inspired by the F4. The menu was changed to feature new items on November 21, 2015.[3] Additionally, several art installations were located around the café for patrons to pose with.[4]


File:Hana Yori Dango Cafe Press Release.pdf

On October 5, 2015, Voltage announced a collaboration with Sweets Paradise for a café inspired by Hana Yori Dango: F4 and First Kiss.[5] It opened on October 9 at Sweets Paradise in Shibuya, Tokyo. Akihiro Yokota (横田 晃洋 () ), the then president of Voltage,[6] and Kazuyuki Masuda (益田 和之 () ), then part of Shueisha's digital division,[7] spoke at the opening.[8] Daisuke Yamada (山田 大輔 () ), Voltage senior manager, introduced and answered questions about the app and café.[9][10] Hana Yori Dango Café opened on October 9, 2015 and was slated to conclude on January 10, 2016.[1] Due to its popularity, Voltage extended it to January 28.[2]


Each item on the food menu sold for ¥570 with a drink.

Food Menu (October 9 – November 22, 2015)

  • Tsukasa Domyoji: Memories of Okonomiyaki (道明寺 司 思い出のお好み焼き () )
  • Rui Hanazawa: Éclair Set (花沢 類 エクレアセット () )
  • Sojiro Nishikado: Anmitsu Set (西門 総二郎 あんみつセット () )
  • Akira Mimasaka: Shrimp and Avocado Salad (美作 あきら エビとアボカドのサラダ () )

Food Menu (November 21, 2015 – January 28, 2016)

  • Tsukasa Domyoji: Parfait Set (道明寺 司 パフェセット () )
  • Rui Hanazawa: Recommended Ratatouille (花沢 類 おすすめラタトゥイユ () )
  • Sojiro Nishikado: Favorite Sesame Tofu (西門 総二郎 好物 ゴマ豆腐 () )
  • Akira Mimasaka: Roll Cake Set (美作 あきら ロールケーキセット () )

Drink Menu

  • Hot Drinks
    • Tsukasa Domyoji: Latte (道明寺 司 カフェラテ () )
    • Rui Hanazawa: Espresso (花沢 類 力フェモカ () )
    • Sojiro Nishikado: Matcha Latte (西門 総二郎 抹茶ラテ () )
    • Akira Mimasaka: Tea Latte (美作 あきら 紅茶ラテ () )
  • Cold Drinks
    • Orange Tea (オレンジティー () )
    • Peach Tea (ピーチティー () )
    • Elderflower Soda (エルダーフラワーソーダ () )
    • Coconut-Lime Soda (ココナッツライムソーダ () )

Limited Menu

  • F4 Pizza (F4ピザ () )
  • F4 Dango Set (F4男子セット () )


Patrons making a purchase from the collaboration menu would receive a limited edition sheet of stickers and one coaster. The coasters had several designs and were chosen at random.[11] Some merchandise were also available for sale, such as a 2016 calendar, four types of folders, and a macaroon set.[12] There was an error with the calendar. New corrected copies were sent to customers.[13]

Art installations[]


Illustrations by Yoko Kamio

Four illustrations of the F4 members were specially drawn by Yoko Kamio and placed in the café above a complete book set of Boys Over Flowers. She finished the photos the day before the opening on October 8, 2015.[8][14]

Two 3-D art exhibits were featured at the event for fans to pose and take pictures with, including Tsukasa Domyoji doing a photo trend at the time, called "Ago-kui,"[15] and one of Rui Hanazawa on the famous stairwell. 2-D photos of Sojiro Nishikado and Akira Mimasaka as well as a life-size panel of the F4 were also available.[1]


Users were available to enter a lottery after downloading the game. The prizes were the following: an iTunes or Google Play card (worth ¥3,000), a limited edition postcard, a ticket for all-you-can-eat at Häagen-Dazs, or a specially made red card.[16][11] Voltage also held a campaign on Twitter from October 9, 2015 to January 28, 2016,[17] where user who followed Voltage had a chance to win limousine tickets if they retweeted the account.[18]




Saki with the 3-D Tsukasa


See also[]

Promotion and events
Promotion by media

Manga | Meteor Garden (2001-02) | Hana Yori Dango (2005-08) | Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Hana Yori Dango: The Musical (2016) | Boys Over Flowers: The Musical (2017) | Hana Nochi Hare (2018)
Meteor Garden (2018) | Hana Yori Dango (2019) | F4 Thailand (2021-22)


Shogakukan Manga Award | Toei Anime Fair | Meteor Garden F4 Music Party Concert
Meteor Garden and F4 World Exhibit | Hana Yori Dango Final Completion Preview | Hana Yori Dango Final Event
Boys Over Flowers Japan Broadcast Memorial Event | Boys Over Flowers Premium Event
Boys Over Flowers Last Event: Graduation | Boys Over Flowers Alumni Event | My Margaret (Gallery)
Tokyo Game Show | Animate Girls Festival | Hana Yori Dango Café | Salón del Manga de Barcelona
Hana Nochi Hare preview event | Girls' Manga Graffiti | Congratulations on Completion Exhibit
The New Decade Begins | Making of Yoko Kamio's World | First Premiere | Shooting Star Concert (Gallery)
Shooting Star Asia Tour (Gallery | Merchandise) | Hana Yori Dango Exhibition: Jewelry Box (Gallery | Merchandise | Promotion)

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