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Gourmet Girl Graffiti Gets Food Event At Akiba Ichi

Gourmet Girl Graffiti is a series that doesn’t really hide from its identity. It’s a fluffy slice of life show, in which the main characters find some excuse to come together and enjoy a meal. Some character development is offered, back story bubbles to the surface, but the general flow of events tends to stay the same from week to week.

The real, defining moments of the show come from that inevitable scene, when the girls finally take the time to chow down on the dish of the week. And it’s here that the series really defines itself.

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Whether they’re dining on omelet rice, fried chicken, or just store-bought rice balls, the very act of eating turns into a sensual event.

It’s a bit bizarre and, yes, a bit out-of-place in a generally fluffy and nostalgic series. Still, it works.

Because of the show’s food focus, though, there are a number of opportunities for the artists to go nuts, and really craft a number of truly tantalizing food shots. Everything, from fried chicken to omelet rice, is given an attention to detail that have viewers’ mouths watering.

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It comes as little surprise, then, that a series of Gourmet Girl Graffiti themed food events will be held in Akihabara this month. From March 14 through March 22, fans can head to Akihabara UDX’s Akiba Ichi restaurant to try the dishes featured in the show. The restaurant will offer a limited menu, with items named after the show’s characters. While supplies last, customers will receive a free coaster featuring an illustration by character designer Yuki Yase.

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Source: Esuteru

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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