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.
In commemoration of the broadcast of the TV anime adaptation of Jun Misaki's popular light novel series Hundred, At-Home Café, a famous maid café in Akihabara will host a special time-limited collaboration event from April 15 to 30. Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the release of the 1st DVD/Blu-ray volume of the Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue TV anime, the Gamers Akihabara store was holding an exhibition event dedicated to the anime on its seventh floor from March 17 to April 3. Check the photo report after the jump.
To promote the second season premiered in Japan on April 2, Japanese figure maker Volks' comprehensive hobby building Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise has set up a "Pop-Up Shop" dedicated to The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water anime series on its seventh floor's event section. Check the photo report after the jump!
One day before the general opening of this year's Anime Japan event (its photo reports will be posted soon), I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo on Friday afternoon to check the latest anime/game street as usual. Check the latest photos from the mecca of otaku culture after the jump!
The current main theme at Bandai's Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom in the JR Akihabara station's East-West Hall is its newly launched 10cm-tall action figure line "D.D.PANORAMATION" featuring the characters from the Saint Seiya anime series based on Masami Kurumada's long-running manga. Check the latest photo report after the jump.
After participating in the 115th Comitia, the largest original doujinshi event at Tokyo Big Sight, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo on Sunday afternoon, to check the latest anime/game street ads for my regular photo report. Check my new photo report of the streets below.