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Animate Store in Akihabara all Your Needs


Japan’s largest retail chain for anime goods, Animate, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this July, 2016. The rising number of female fans has spurred the anime industry in recent years to rapidly expand and orient itself to become female-friendly, in terms of both content and consumer experience. Animate was able …

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Itasha Anime Car 2017

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Alexi visits the ”Itasha Heaven” event at Odaiba and attempts to explain what these waifu-wrapped itasha are to normal people while attempting to conceal his true power level.

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All for just 10 bucks at this Tokyo restaurant


If you’re hungry, strapped for cash and indecisive, this Akihabara restaurant is for you. Few places in Tokyo are better equipped to separate you from your money than Akihabara. The neighborhood is block after block of stores selling electronics, anime merchandise, and Japanese souvenirs, with wares being at a variety of prices that can drain budgets …

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Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt in Japan


If you don’t know anything about Kowloon Walled City (九龍城寨) then have a read of my earlier posts where I looked at what it was (a lawless area of Hong Kong) and what it is today 20 years later (now redeveloped as a park). It’s a fascinating story which was confined to the pages of history until recently when …

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Magic The Gathering stores in akiba


It’s getting harder and harder to find the time to visit new MTG stores in Japan, but when I do find the time you can be sure I’ll be updating my list. A few weekends ago I found myself in Tokyo with my wife to do some shopping and had …

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“Why Japan has so many vending machines”


Some of the reasons Japan loves vending machines have nothing to do with an aging society of love of robots. Video series Vox Borders recently came to Tokyo, taking a look at aspects of everyday life in Japan. Something that caught host Johnny Harris’ eye, as with many new arrivals …

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New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara!


As long as you fill certain requirements, you too can be a maid in Japan. With a tagline that reads, “Of the GAIJIN! By the GAIJIN!! For the GAIJIN!!!”, it’s easy to understand what Akihabara’s newest maid cafe is all about, once you find out that the word “gaijin” means …

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Experience Attack on Titan on a planetarium screenings this summer

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Experience the terror of the Colossal Titan from Shingeki no Kyojin ( Attack on Titan ) at the Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenkuu (Oshiage) and Planetarium Manten (Ikebukuro) through the epic collaboration “Shingeki no Kyojin In The Dome: Heishi-tachi no Hoshizora” (Attack on Titan In The Dome: The Starry Sky of …

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Best Izakaya in Akihabara For Your Fun Nightlife!


One of the best ways to explore the nightlife in Japan in general and in Akihabara in specific is to spend the night drinking and eating snacks in Izakaya! These Izakayas below provide all the options you need, from private room, all you can drink menu, and much more. 1. …

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Tokyo Ghost Stations – Manseibashi


Tokyo is world famous for its extensive network of trains, bullet trains, subways, street cars, trams and trolley buses. You can’t walk far in Tokyo without finding some sort of public transport on rails. Considering that Tokyo has been nearly destroyed several times over in the last couple of centuries …

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