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Don’t Miss Your Big Chance To Experience A Host Club Without Traveling To Japan!

Welcome! If you’ve always wanted to spend an evening being wined & dined by hosts like these, head to Café Nocturne at Anime North 2015 in Toronto! (May 22-24)

I’ve never been so sorry to be geographically challenged! If you’re going to Anime North (May 22-24) or are lucky enough to live in Toronto, GET THEE TO CAFÉ NOCTURNE ON THE DOUBLE!

Experiencing a host club usually requires an expensive ticket to Tokyo and all kinds of special arrangements – not the least of which includes studying Japanese (><) – but the brilliant organizers of Anime North are sponsoring an event at the Radisson with all the best features of a host club, plus some special extras!

Meet the professors at Boyfriend University
Real hosts like these sport an androgynous look that’s hard for English-speaking Westerners to copy, so at Café Nocturne, female crossplayers who have seriously studied for their roles will play the parts of the hosts. But believe me: women who understand the dansou café scene will make you forget they’re not super-attractive guys in a hot nanosecond!
 In case you didn't believe me about forgetting they're female beneath the stylin' suits, here are a few pictures from dansou cafés in Japan.
In case you don’t believe you’ll forget they’re girls beneath the stylin’ suits, here are a few pictures from actual dansou cafés in Japan.

Café Nocturne promises an evening of royal treatment and lively chat with the host of your dreams (you can choose your shimeisha from a bevy of suave entertainers), plus snacky snacks & special drinks. To help you decide which debonaire dude to choose, some of the hosts will offer special menu items and original drinks at their tables. You can even order a champagne call!

Look, the customer at the next table ordered a bottle of Dom Perignon! The hosts are all gathering around for a champagne call.
If one host isn’t enough for you: champagne call!

If you’re lucky enough to go, come here and tell me about it! I’m already DEEPLY ENVIOUS!


Of course, if you can’t make it to Toronto right away, you can’t go wrong by choosing the deadly charming hosts who work behind the closed doors of Club Nova in Fallen Angel

The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party’s over when…read more

Watch the Fallen Angel book trailer (1:08)

If you want to know more about hosts & host clubs, here are answers to the top ten questions I’m often asked…

Why do women go to host clubs?

What kind of women go to host clubs?

What’s it like to visit a host club?

How expensive is it to go to a host club?

What is a host club “champagne call”?

Can foreigners get into a host club?

How can I go to a host club?

How do I find a good host club?

Why do hosts dress like that? Everything you always wanted to know about host fashion.

A Day In The Life: What’s it like to be a host?

Photos courtesy of the HostXHost website and the Japanese magazines, Men’s Knuckle & Men’s Spider.

Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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