December 6, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
@HOME CAFE HOLDS OUTDOOR CONCERT CELEBRATING “AIKOME FOREVER” WORLDWIDE RELEASE
15th Anniversary Single Written by Akihiko Yamaguchi (THE IDOLM@STER Side M) and Saori Kodama (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Akihabara-based maid cafe @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) performed a special outdoor concert for fans to celebrate the worldwide digital release of their 15th anniversary single “Aikome♡Forever”.
@home cafe held the rare outdoor event on November 30 as an exclusive gift for fans who purchased the CD version of “Aikome♡Forever” at Tower Records Akihabara. The mini-live, held at the Rooftop Sky Stage at Matsuzakaya Ueno, featured 17 of @home cafe’s Premium Maids, led by Legendary Maid Hitomi.
@home cafe – “Aikome♡Forever” (MV)
“Aikome♡Forever” was composed by Akihiko Yamaguchi (Infinite Stratos, Love Live! Sunshine!!, THE IDOLM@STER Side M) with lyrics by Saori Kodama (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Free!, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal).
11/30/2019 “Aikome♡Forever” Release Event
1. Eien Maid Shugi
2. Hapi Hapi Morning
3. Aikome Forever
“‘Aikome♡Forever’ is @home cafe’s first new song in 6 years. Our music video has more than 200,000 views on YouTube, and we’re so thankful for our Masters and Princesses’ cheer and support!” said Hitomi.
“When you visit our store which we call ‘your mansion’, we pour magical love into your life called ‘Aikome’. In this song ‘Aikome Forever’, we included our famous maid spell ‘Moe Moe Kyun’ in the lyrics. We’ll be waiting for your visit!”
Four of @home cafe’s At Home Ambassadors – Chimu, Mizukin, Chiacan, and Fuwaru – posted a message on Instagram to thank fans for their support of the new single, which is now available on all digital services including Apple Music, Spotify, and more.
Aikome♡Forever special page (in Japanese)
ABOUT @HOME CAFE
“@home cafe” (at-home cafe) was established in 2004 and is the longest-running food and entertainment maid cafe in Akihabara.
Led by world-famous maid Hitomi, one of the cafe’s original members and now its Chief Branding Officer, @home cafe welcomes masters and princess of all ages and nationalities to its 6 “mansions” in the center of Akihabara and 2 new locations in Osaka.
@home cafe provides guests with happy, family-friendly entertainment and delicious “kawaii”-themed food and drinks as 400 of the world’s top-level maids cast a spell to make everything magical!
“Moe moe kyun” – the original “maid spell” created by Hitomi – has become famous to fans of maid cafes and Akihabara culture across the world.
Starting in 2015, @home cafe has collaborated with Sanrio characters Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, and Pompompurin, where guests at @home cafe’s mansions can enjoy special collaboration dishes and cute, character-matching maid uniforms.
Every year, the “@home cafe maids of the year” ranking is held, where the year’s top premium maids are selected and awarded additional duties as maid culture ambassadors. @home cafe premium maids have made special appearances at international events in the United States, Chile, Mexico, Russia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia, delighting masters and princesses with authentic Japanese maid culture and “moe”.
@home cafe’s goal is to serve maid culture all over the world, moving further forward each year to more countries and pop culture events!