Tokyo Anime Center in the Akihabara UDX building, a facility created to promote Japanese anime, has been holding an exhibition featuring two of the most popular 2011 summer anime, YuruYuri and Steins;Gate since September 6. It has become a must-go place for both Japanese and foreign otaku who visit the Akihabara town. In this article, I introduce the YuruYuri section of the exhibition. The Steins;Gate section will be up later.
Akihabara UDX building. The giant video monitor playing a PV of "Love Live! School Idol Project".
Tokyo Anime Center is on the fourth floor of the building.
The entrance door
The inside (YuruYuri section)
YuruYuri poster with the anime voice actresses' autographs
The life size cardboard stand-ups
The monitor was playing "Yuriyurarararayuruyuri Daijiken" (YuruYuri OP song) over and over again.
The autographs and scripts
Hand-drawing key animations
Various character posters
Of course they were selling the YuruYuri manga!
The Steins;Gate section coming next!
Also, the Toranoana (doujinshi shop) Akihabara store displayed the life size cardboard stand-ups
of the other YuruYuri characters with the VA's autographs.
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