Tokyo (Day 8 to 13) : Akihabara

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(With shops like these, I’ll be visiting every one of them)

 

The buildings and the decorations in Akihabara outmatched any other districts that I went. A very busy district filled with electronic and anime/mange otakus. Just the kind of place that I’ll dwell. I came here twice and twice I went back to hotel with bags of goodies. After two such visits, it was enough for me to decide that I will definitely return here again on the next trip (if there’s one).

Reasons:
#1: There were chicks scattered around Akihabara
#2: There were chicks behind the shop counters attending the customers (me!)
#3: There were chicks dressed up as cosplays
#4: Meido cafes to visit!

 
Okay okay, I admit I didn’t achieve reason #4 above. No guts to step into that unholy domain without a solid knowledge of Japanese.

 

Around Akihabara

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The shops

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From left:
1. Melon Books, a doujinshi shop. It was small and crampy but that didn’t stop a horde of hard core otakus. It opened my eyes on the extremes too: Plenty of overweight, sweaty and smelly lechers (sad to say, no females in that shop) patronising this shop. A lot of H-doujins sold. *wink* *wink*
2. The popular Gamers. They already queued outside on an early weekday morning waiting for it to open, 1 hour later.
3. Anime figurines on display.
4. Cosplay costumes (strictly no photography, but that doesn’t apply to me)

 

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From left:
1. An anime figurines shop. Every different genre was divided into different floors such as fantasy, sci-fi, school, maid etc
2. You can guess which floor would be my favourite.
3. Old skool consoles for sale!
4. Used games for sale!

 

Anime food(?)

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Even the sale of food contains anime elements. Who wouldn’t want to have a bite of cookies that a maid eats? ;D 

 

Life size Haruhi 

Somwhere along the streets of Akihabara, I discovered a huge, awesome Haruhi Suzumiya statue outside a game shop.

 

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(Ze life-size Haruhi)

 

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(I must thank my mate for such a “professional” shot. Marvelous indeed)

 

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