FEATURE: Meeting Real Danbo from "Yotsuba&!" in Akihabara

Adorable cardboard robot appears in reality

Danbo is the famous cardboard robot from Kiyohiko Azuma's popular manga series Yotsuba&!, which is about the amusing life and adventures of the 5-year-old girl Yotsuba Koiwai somewhere in Japan. Kotobukiya has released many Yotsuba&!/Danbo-related items including apparel, figures, and plastic model kits. And they have been well received by the fan. Last weekend Kotobukiya's Akihabara store hold a special photo shooting event with a life-size Danbo on its 4th floor. If you buy more than 1,200 yen (about US$14.64) worth Yotsuba&! items at the store, you can take a commemorative photograph with the Kigurumi Danbo. I happened to be there last Saturday and took some photos of the event for the CR News readers. Please enjoy!


The event announcement poster via Kotobukiya Hayamimi Blog


Kotobukiya Akihabara store


The display at the entrance of the store


The showcase for the Yotsuba&! items by the escalator to the 4th floor


Yotsuba&! items section on the 4th floor


Danbo arrives!


Just like the manga, his eyes illuminate with the switch on the right side of his head


*all of the photos were taken by Mikikazu Komatsu with the store's permission on November 24th


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