To promote the release of the first volume of the DVD/Blu-ray this week and up-coming final episode next week, Gamers' Akihabara main store is now holding a special exhibition featuring the on-going Mikakunin de Shinkoukei/Engaged to the Unidentified TV anime on the entire fifth floor. Check the photo report after the jump!
Do you have a girlfriend who will give you a Valentine's Day chocolate? If not, no need to worry about it. The official site for the 2014 April TV anime Gochumon wa Usagi Desuka? today announced that the five Animate stores will distribute Valentine's Day chocolate for free to the fans on February 14. Hit the jump for more details.
Akihabara information site Radikan Press has released their latest “Akiba Girls Collection” photo compendium, featuring 190 photos of girls from Akihabara’s maid cafes and other establishments. YATTAR NEWS brings us pics, info, and links after the jump!
At the end of the year 2013, Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom in the JR Akihabara station featured mainly Bandai's popular figures from the Mobile Suit Gundam, Super Sentai, and Kamen Rider series, including the upcoming May 2014 product S.H.Figuarts Auto Vajin & Kamen Rider Faiz Set. Check the latest photo report after the jump!
As reported yesterday, the most advertised anime title in the Akihabara town now is no doubt Love Live! School Idol Project. For the fan of the series, Gamers Akihabara store is now holding a limited-time special exhibition "Love Live! Museum 2013 in GAMERS" on the fifth floor. Check the photo report after the jump!
I am staying in Tokyo now for Comic Market 85 held at Tokyo Big Sight on December 29-31. I had an opportunity to visit the world-famous otaku city Akihabara the day before the three-day event. Check the latest anime/game street ads in the Mecca of otaku after the jump.
This must be the greatest holiday gift for Japanese otaku who love this type of character. Fox Konko-chan, 8-year-old girl who is created as a Japanese mascot character for Foxconn Technology Group has released her first song "Konko-tan no Himitsu no Uta" (Konko-tan's secret song). Check the super-cute promotional video after the jump!
KADOKAWA/Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine announced today that they will distribute candies for free at Gamers' Akihabara store at noon on December 7 to express their gratitude to the fans of Non Non Biyori created by Atto. Hit the jump for more details.
This weekend, Akihabara maid cafe Cure Maid Cafe will be running a special event based on pervert punching smartphone game Oshioki Punch Girl!!!. Yes, you read that right...YATTAR NEWS explains all after the jump!
Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier is still very much alive in fans' hearts with all the birthday wishes she is receiving on her birthday. The Galactic Fairy's new Ichibankuji figure was also on display in Akihabara and the birthday board was filled with hand-written messages from her fans during the event throughout the day. More after the jump!
A male customer at a famous maid cafe in Akihabara called MaiDreamin stayed at the cafe for an hour before he threatened a female employee with a knife and fled the scene with 130,000 yen in hand at around 8:30pm of November 3rd, Japan time. How can anyone do this to a maid?! More details after the jump.
Popular curry restaurant PLUCK in Akihabara is having a month long collaboration event with Mafia-based otome game and anime, La storia della Arcana Famiglia during the month of September. The owner of the restaurant has come up with 7 special curry dishes inspired by the characters to celebrate the collaboration. More after the jump!
Two weeks after my July report, I visited the Akihabara town, the Mecca of Otaku in Tokyo again. Surprisingly, most of the anime/game-related street ads and posters have been already changed and the city has a totally new look. Check the August photo report after the jump!