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© Junpei Inuzuka, Katsumi Enami/Isekai Shokudou Production Committee

Synopsis

Isekai Shokudou tells of a restaurant named “Yoshoku no Nekoya” (Western Cuisine Cat Restaurant), which is located in a basement of a Shopping district. Although it was famous among salarymen, this restaurant has a secret. Every Saturday, when the restaurant is closed, it is filled with “special customers” from another world. For those salarymen, this place is a restaurant that they regularly visit, with familiar menu, but for those “special customers” on holiday, they enjoy never before seen foods.

Comments

An anime that offers soothing experience in a thrilling setting. There’s no scene of the chef surprised and panicked to see the customer is a beastman or lizardman. The very interesting thing is how the opening at the beginning of the anime is so natural without any infodump.

In this early episode, the most striking character is a dragon who can turn into a beautiful woman. She made Nekoya restaurant her most valuable treasure. The Dragon gave her blessing of protection to Aletta, the demon girl who works in Nekoya, indicating that she is part of her treasure.

No tension in this anime despite the fantasy setting, so the anime is suitable as a “dessert” among other anime titles in this season.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title 異世界食堂
Source Material Light novel by Junpei Inuzuka (story) and Katsumi Enami (illustration)
Casts
Junichi Suwabe as Nekoya’s chef
Sumire Uesaka as Aletta
Fumihiko Tachiki as Alphonse
Houchu Ohtsuka as Tatsugorō
Kiyono Yasuno as Sarah
Motomu Kiyokawa as Altorius
Saori Ōnishi as Kuro
Shizuka Itou as Red Queen
Tomokazu Sugita as Heinrich Seelemann
Director Masato Jinbo
Scenario Masato Jinbo (Chaos;Child)
Character Design Keiichi Sano (Absolute Duo, Strike the Blood) dan Takao Sano (Shomin Sample, Nurse Witch Komugi R)
Opening Theme One In A Billion” by Wake Up, May’n!
Closing Theme Chiisana Hitotsubu” by Kiyono Yasuno,
Studio SILVER LINK
Official site http://isekai-shokudo.com/
Twitter @nekoya_PR
Broadcast Date  4 July 2017 (1230GMT / 1930WIB / 2130JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

© Junpei Inuzuka, Katsumi Enami/Isekai Shokudou Production Committee
© Junpei Inuzuka, Katsumi Enami/Isekai Shokudou Production Committee
© Junpei Inuzuka, Katsumi Enami/Isekai Shokudou Production Committee
© Junpei Inuzuka, Katsumi Enami/Isekai Shokudou Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Hamdan Maulana

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