The pioneers of anison dance, the Real Akiba Boyz, are sponsoring the first-ever global Anison Dance Battle called “Akiba Street” Tokyo Otaku Mode brings us a intro video and full details on how YOU can enter, after the jump!
Lawson and Is the Order a Rabbit? are teaming up again for a Halloween-themed collaboration featuring original character goods. Hit the jump to learn more.
The current main theme of Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom, Japanese toy company Bandai's exhibition space in the JR Akihabara station's East-West Hall, is Chogokin, its die-cast metal robot toy brand launched back in 1974. Check the latest photo report after the jump.
At the same time with Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 held at Akihabara UDX and Bellesalle Akihabara on October 4, I also checked around the streets to take photos of the latest anime/game ads featuring colorful character illustrations in the Akihabara town as usual. Check the photo report after the jump.
This year's Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten (Autumn Festival) event was held at two venues in the Akihabara town, Akihabara UDX and Bellesalle Akihabara, on October 4. While the former held stage events to announce their newest projects, the latter featured exhibits to promote their 22-year history with 3,000 titles. Check the photo report after the jump.
Sometimes anime dreams don't come true, as evidenced by the ultimate failure of an anime-exclusive movie theater in the heart of Akihabara. Hit the jump to learn more about the slow, sad demise of OCC.
Akiahabara-bred idol group Dempagumi.inc bring it all back home with their new song and promo video “Akihabalife”, a time-travelling trip through Tokyo’s world famous otaku neighborhood. Enjoy after the jump!
Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom is Japanese toy company Bandai's exhibition space for its latest anime/game/tokusatsu character figures, located in the JR Akihabara station's East-West Hall. Its current main feature is "Robot," one of the main genres in Japanese anime culture. Check the photo report after the jump.
During my stay in Tokyo for the Chara Hobby 2015 event, I, as always, went to the Akihabara town to check the latest anime/game street ads. An middle-size event titled "Akiba Daisuki! Festival 2015" was coincidentally held at the Bellesalle Akihabara building in the weekend. Check the photo reports after the jump.
A clever promotional collaboration has transformed 2 Animate retail stores into "Anumate" locations straight out of Himouto! Umaru-chan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese karaoke chain Adores' Akihabara store has been running a collaboration campaign with the upcoming Hetalia The World Twinkle, the sixth anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's comedy manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers, since June 1. The anime's official Twitter has posted photos from the store.
The anti-immigrant and anti-ethnic Korean demonstrations of Zaitokukai (short for Zainichi Tokken o Yurusanai Shimin no Kai - Association of Citizens against the Special Privileges of the Zainichi) have raised debates about hate speech and Japanese identity. And, this weekend, they raised the ire of otaku who organized to stage an anti-racism counter-demonstration in Akihabara this weekend. Get a look after the jump.
The Animax Cafe in Akihabara is joining forces with the 2014 TV anime Yuki Yuna is a Hero for a special anime cafe collaboration. Hit the jump to learn more.