Akihabara-based maid cafe @home cafe
recently announced the worldwide digital release of their 15th anniversary single 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"). It is
’s first new song in six years, and it is now available on all digital services, including Apple Music
, and more.
The group also recently performed a rare outdoor concert on November 30th to celebrate the release. 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
It was as an exclusive gift for fans who purchased the CD version of Aikome♡Forever
at Tower Records Akihabara.
was established in 2004 and is the longest-running food and entertainment maid cafe in Akihabara. “Moe moe kyun” – the original “maid spell” created by Hitomi
, one of the cafe’s original members and now its Chief Branding Officer
– has become famous to fans of maid cafes and Akihabara culture across the world.
The MV for Aikome♡Forever
can be viewed below, followed by photos from the Matsuzakaya Ueno outdoor concert. A short video message from four of @home cafe
’s At Home Ambassadors – Chimu
- is available on Instagram