XSEED Games and PQube announced official release dates for Akiba's Beat in their respective regions earlier today. The spiritual successor to Akiba's Trip hits PS4 and PS Vita in North America on May 16, followed by Europe on May 19. Hit the jump for a trailer and more.
Take a virtual trip around Akihabara, the center of otaku culture. How well do Akiba’s Trip’s location stack up to their real-world counterparts? Find out after the jump!
In addition to offering plenty of cute observations about Akihabara culture, this season's Akiba's Trip: The Animation has offered a parade of voicing acting notables as its enemies of the week. This week's "Electric Mayo's Falling Apart!" brought in one of the hottest voice actresses on the scene. Rie Takahashi is Konosuba's Megumin. She's Re:Zero's Emilia. And, this week, she's Urame Mayonaka on Akiba's Trip.
In Akiba’s Trip, an invading force has begun possessing visitors and residents of Tokyo’s famed otaku district, turning passionate geeks into superpowered bullies. But rather than scoff at newbies and “casuals,” Akiba's Trip encourages fans to share their passions. In this feature, guest author Dee Hogan takes a look at how Akiba’s Trip deftly explores the dynamics of nerd hierarches. Read on after the jump!
Axel Graphic Works has oppai mousepads based on the ladies of action-tragedy light novels Magical Girl Raising Project and Acquire game series Akiba's Trip as they appear in their anime adaptations. Reversing the anime's broadcast order, Matome Mayonaka,Arisa Ahokainen and Niwaka Denkigai hit this month, while Snow White, Ripple and Swim Sim are due in early February at 4,104yen each.
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!
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.
The official Youtube channel has unveiled a new trailer for AKIBA'S TRIP -THE ANIMATION-, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the vampire-stripping video games developed by Acquire. Hit the jump to check it out.
MS Factory has continued their attention-grabbing series of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt hug pillows with Briefs, who like lead angels is illustrated by animation director Hirokazu Kojima. There's also life-sized My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU kimono art curtains, pillow art by the legendary Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999) and more.