A sexy service
There are BL genre novels and manga (Japanese comics) available on the shelves in the shop as well, known as "textbooks", and you're free to browse through and read any of them.
Enjoy the delicious food and drinks the shop has to offer, chat with your zaikōsei schoolmates, and be awestruck by their top-notch BL performances tailored specially for you.
This refers to works or fan works depicting romantic relationships between boys or men, marketed primarily for a female audience, and Ike Gaku is so well-known among the subculture's circles that virtually anyone claiming to be a BL fan knows of its existence. Visitors to the cafe take on the roles of 16-year-old high school freshmen who attend a mixed gender school that had been boys-only until the year 2011. As you're taking a break between lessons and chatting with the zaikōsei, or permanent students (played by staff members), you get to catch glimpses of tantalizing BL scenarios in a school setting.
These little scenes are what visitors look forward to and expect to see, and you can be sure the shop certainly delivers them in spades!
Eventually, they make up with each other with a sweet, sweet Pocky game, a game where they have to share a single stick of Pocky (a chocolate-coated biscuit stick).
The thrill of getting to see these preciously dramatic scenes performed live in front of you is an experience that's unique to Ike Gaku.
On the day we visited, Halloween was just around the corner, so the shop interior was adorned with creepy decorations, as if this was a school preparing for a spooky festival, and this subtle touch made it even easier for guests to get into the mood!
" to a zaikōsei and you'll be on your way in no time at all.
Let the tōkōsei know about your BL fantasy preferences, like who you want to be the The setting we chose for the characters this time is a sophomore student president who's dating a freshman.
When the latter sees the former being friendly with another boy during lunch break, he gets jealous and they fight about it.
Let's jump right in and see what Ikebukuro has to offer!
The first cafe on our recommendation list is Ikebukuro Boys BL Gakuen (Ikebukuro Boys BL Academy), also known as Ike Gaku.