Antic Cafe (known as “An Cafe” to their fans) is one of the most popular oshare-kei bands in Japan. They are especially popular with Harajuku kids, and the band themselves have referred to their style of music as “Harajuku dance rock”. In years past, we used to see large groups of An Cafe cosplayers on Jingu Bashi (the famous Harajuku Bridge) every weekend. Then in late 2009, An Cafe shocked fans by announcing that they were going on hiatus.

An Cafe Fan Fashion in Harajuku (14)

Fast forward to 2012: An Cafe are back! On August 8th and 9th in Harajuku, the band played their first concerts in over two years. Ecstatic fans made sure that both shows – dubbed “ANCAFESTA’12 SUMMER DIVE” – were sold out well in advance. As the date of the first show arrived, An Cafe fans decked out in the colorful fun fashion for which the band is known were seen on Takeshita Dori and other areas of Harajuku.

Besides their huge following in Japan, An Cafe have many international fans. We know that not all of you were lucky enough to score tickets for the band’s return at Ancafesta 2012. So, we decided to head out to the second day of the event at Yoyogi National Stadium in Harajuku to get pictures to share with the world. As this is a fashion website, we were interested in the fashion An Cafe fans were wearing at the concert.

We snapped over fifty An Cafe fans during the second day of Ancafesta’12 Summer Dive. The fashion on display was colorful and fun – as we expected from fans of a popular oshare kei band. We saw quite a few lolitas, several maids, various costumes, decora, lots of 6%DOKIDOKI accessories, Super Lovers, fairy kei (including two girls wearing Milklim), loose socks, kigurumi, and more. Check out all of the Antic Cafe fan fashion below and let us know what you think!

Antic Cafe “ANCAFESTA 2012” Fan Fashion Snaps in Harajuku


Click any of the An Cafe fan fashion snaps to enlarge them!

A big thank you to all of the friendly An Cafe fans who we met and photographed at Summer Dive 2012. If you’d like to know more about the band, you can check out their official website!

31 Comments

  1. Omg~ I love all the oshare kei stuff lately~
    Super *nyappy* to hear that An Cafe is back!

  2. Wow, SO many people are wearing those strawberry crocs!

  3. kawaiii-neeee!! they all look so cool!
    i still can’t believe An Cafe is back, i’ve loved them for like 4 years!! aiiissh *________*

  4. It’s like a flashback to 2009, some of the styles people are wearing.. it’s kind of nice ;w; So jealous they got to see An Cafe though!

  5. margarita

    What up with so many people wearing crocs? Is it because of the heat?

  6. ミント・エリ

    So much nyappy in one place, love it! wanted to be there so badly, but couldn’t afford it after spending three weeks in Osaka in May :’c
    hoping they’ll be touring when I go back in December! >A<

  7. Strawberry crocs seem to be a trend! :) cute!!

  8. Girl with pink hair has great shoes!! Oh, some of them are wearing crocs… interesting.

  9. Samanatha

    I am in LOVE with all the loose socks going on~!!!!!

  10. Valentine

    Woah! So many people dressed as maid, school girls and with crocs? Why is that? Just curious :3

  11. i love everything here… >.<' AN CAFE!! <333

  12. I love the Bou and Kanon cosplay idea! They did such a great job!
    But the one with the face makeup, to me, seemed like they were going to a KISS concert. But still awesome!

  13. Nice handcuffs on the air hostess & bear girl •*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

  14. I love TokyoFashion.com!

    Being an American “cafekko” myself, this particular post brought great joy to me! :D

    I had heard that Antic Cafe was getting back together back in April, but it’s super awesome to see that so many true fans went to the shows! :D

    Thanks for posting this. ;D

    NYAPPY~!! o(≧∀≦)o

  15. Madeleine

    I am so happy to see Tokyo Fashion talking about An Cafe. I love them so much, and I’m so glad they are back. <3 <3 I really wish I could have been there.

  16. I HATE CROCS!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! >.<

  17. Yay! So many cute coordinates <3 It's inspiring me to wear more lolita everyday. Thanks for the kawaii post.

  18. Wow I love the style!
    Btwo the person who asked why they’re wearing crocs well crocs in Japan are actually really popular and they do wear them alot

  19. great post.
    i like the styles. its sexy, beautiful, and yes scary at the same time,
    but i like it!

  20. I absolutely love the girl in the fifth picture! Awesome hair, awesome clothing, and super pretty!!! <3

  21. Super excited for An Cafe to come to London, a few of the pictures have given me some style ideas for when I go see ’em in November \m/
    =x!

  22. PamelaUsagi

    ooh.?! i want to be a cosplayer ! ^_^ i wish i can go to Japan Immediately!
    Arigato kasaimas! :*

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