The Jakarta Post
'Glass Mask' or 'Garasu no Kamen' comics. (instagram.com/shoko_london/File)
What if you could eat a burger with purple buns that reminds you of one of the legendary Japanese mangas Garasu no Kamen (Glass Mask), or better known in Indonesia back in the 1990s as Topeng Kaca?
Created by Suzue Miuchi and first serialized in 1976, Glass Mask has become a global phenomenon. The series narrates the story of Maya Kitajima's endeavors in achieving her dream as a theater actress, and her competition with the less talented but more privileged aspiring actress Ayumi Himekawa.
Starting from July 19 to Aug. 29, a Glass Mask-themed café is scheduled to open in Osaka, Japan, for the first time as a collaboration with Cheers & Café Dining. According to Rocketnews24, a temporary café with a similar theme once opened in Tokyo last year.
All of the menus in this café are inspired by the comic’s characters and famous scenes, one of them is the juicy beef burger with purple buns.(entabe.jp via Antara news agency/File)
All of the menus in this café are inspired by the comic’s characters and famous scenes. A juicy beef burger with purple buns, for instance, may remind fans of the purple rose that Maya often receives from her “fan.”
Other dishes on the list include cold pasta that is based on “The Crimson Goddess,” the coveted stage play in the series, and Cold Eyes Parfait, which consists of vanilla ice cream, red bean paste, mascarpone cream and raisins, according to Antara news agency.
The cafe will sell other merchandise from the series, such as keychains and postcards. (wir/asw)