This week on Anime vs. Real Life, Wilhelm takes a look at the real-world setting of Akiba’s Trip. See how the anime's whimsical take on Japan’s center of otaku culture stacks up to its real-world counterpart, right after the jump!
Pasela Akiba Showadorikan, a karaoke bar and restaurant in Akihabara, is hosting a special collaboration event that includes a menu of food and drinks inspired by the characters of KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!. Hit the jump to learn more of the dangers posed by cabbages and crabs.
You probably caught on to the Akiba's Trip/"Akiba strip" joke in the title of this season's PSP game turned Gonzo anime. And, you may have guessed that the double-reading wasn't the extent of the series' word play. See how it factors into the series' leads after the jump.
Akiba's Trip The Animation is set in a fantasy version of Akihabara, the so-called "Holy Land" of otaku. But what's the real-life Akihabara like, and how did it come to be? Find out after the jump.
Shosen Book Tower, an Akihabara-based book store that caters to fans of anime and manga, has published their annual list of best-selling light novels, based on their sales data from December 01, 2015 - November 30, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the birthday of Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- on February 2, two special events are scheduled to be held in Akihabara and Shibuya during the next February. Check the details and key visuals drawn by the novel illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka.
It was announced at Akihabara Deastage yesterday on December 18 that six-member Japanese idol group Moso Calibration will perform "Gekiyaba Bokkaann!!," the second ED theme song for the ongoing TV anime Time Bokan 24. The group was formed in 2013 and this is their first anime tie-up song in their career. Hit the jump for more details.
Kiss Him, Not Me is teaming up with 2 locations in Akihabara with a collaboration campaign that includes both a special menu and a karaoke room decorated to suit the tastes of everyone's favorite fictional fujoshi. Hit the jump to learn more.
A Nonpartisan Parliamentary Association aiming to open a base facility to offer information about Japanese manga and anime held a general meeting in Tokyo yesterday. Acclaimed anime director Hideaki Anno was invited as a guest speaker to appeal the necessity of a place to preserve important materials. Hit the jump for more details.
Good Smile Company is now hosting its 15th anniversary exhibition at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Akihabara, Tokyo, from August 20 to September 4. The company's official YouTube channel has streamed a three-minute 360-degree video to show the inside of the event displaying over 1,000 items. Check the video after the jump!
Japan's newest national holiday, "Yama no Hi" (Mountain Day) has started being celebrated every August 11 from this year. In commemoration of the establishment, Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise is now holding a time-limited event featuring themountaineering-themed Yamano Susume/ Encouragement of Climb anime series. Check the photo report after the jump!
One day after the first day of the Comic Market 90, which I participated for my own doujinshi circle, I again visited the Akihabara town in Tokyo, the "Mecca of Otaku," to check the latest anime/game street ads as a routine mission. Check the new photo report after the jump!