From July 15 to 31, Akihabara Culture Cafe Schatzkiste will hold a collaboration event with Nexon's Kemono Friends smartphone game, titled "JAPARI CAFE." Mine Yoshizaki (Keroro Gunso/Sgt. Frog) has provided concept designs and the main illustration for the animal girls-featured RPG. Hit the jump for more details.
Namco opens "Cafe&Bar Characro feat. Yowamushi Pedal," a collaboration restaurant with the Yowamushi Pedal anime franchise, in Akihabara today on May 27. The facility offers original food and drink inspired by the anime characters and teams, and also sells limited merchandise. Check the details after the jump!
Bandai's new Robot Damashii/Robot Spirits action figure of AV-98 Ingram 1 from the Mobile Police Patlabor franchise was revealed at yesterday's sneak preview for the Tamashii Feature's 2016 event that is scheduled to be held at Bellesalle Akihabara this weekend. Check the video reports provided by MAiDiGi TV after the jump.
The current main displays at Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom are some selected items from the upcoming "Tamashii Features 2016" event to be held at Bellesalle Akihabara on May 21 and 22. As a sub-exhibition space, the showroom is scheduled to focus on Bandai's latest robot action figures. Check the photo report after the jump.
Japanese toy/figure company Kotobukiya's Akihabara store was holding a special exhibition for the third anniversary of its deformed non-scale figure line Cu-Poche on the fifth floor "Kotobukiya Base Akiba" for three days from April 29 to May 1. Check the photo report of the latest Cu-Poche figures after the jump!
Japanese toy/figure company Volks is now holding a "Girls und Panzer" miniature model contest on the seventh floor of its Akihabara Hobby Paradise building in Tokyo. This is the first official contest by amateur model builders for the anime franchise. Check the entries after the jump!
Japanese otaku/doujin shop Toranoana's Akihabara B store has a small event space on its B1 floor. It is currently holding an exhibition featuring the TV anime KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! in commemoration of the releases of the first season's DVD/Blu-ray and the production of the second season. Check the photo report after the jump!
The first game from the Sakura Taisen/Sakura Wars franchise was released for the Sega Saturn platform in September 1996. Following the first one last fall, the second 20th anniversary exhibition for the franchise is now being held on the seventh floor of the Gamers Akihabara store. Check the photo report after the jump.
During my recent visit in Tokyo for the Golden Week Holiday events, I also went to the Akihabara town to check the latest anime/game street ads as always. One of the most advertised titles was, to my surprise, Mirai's upcoming adult PC game Hanahime Absolute. Check the latest photos from the mecca of otaku after the jump.
To promote the ongoing rerun of the TV anime first season and the launch of the forthcoming second season, Tokyo Anime Center, located on the fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX building, is now holding an exhibition dedicated to Bushiroad's Luck & Logic franchise from April 19 to May 8. Check the photo report after the jump!
At the same time with the release of the franchise's first feature film Tantei Opera Milky Holmes the Movie: Milky Holmes' Counterattack, Kotobukiya's Akihabara store has set up a section dedicated to the Milky Holmes merchandise on its third floor. Check the photo report after the jump.