Arma Bianca, a Tokyo-based company that offers original anime/manga merchandise, will open a Christmas-themed pop-up shop dedicated to the TV anime Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out! on the seventh floor of Gamer's Akihabara main store from December 12 to 27, 2020. Check out more information including the lineup of its limited items after the jump!
As the PlayStation 5 rolls out around the world, celebrations began in full, with the Japanese celebrations being conducted in the heart of Akihabara's own Kanda Myojin Shrine, the same shrine that features in TV anime such as Love Live! School Idol Project and Steins;Gate! See the shrine lit up in blue after the jump!
Earlier this month, it was reported that the Sega Akihabara Building 2 Arcade was closing its doors on August 30 after donning the Akihabara cityscape for 17 years. In the closing hours of the arcade, a group gathered in front of the building to say sayonara as the staff waved a tearful thank you and goodbye. See the love after the jump!
"ComicVket 1," a doujinshi event held in a virtual reality space between August 13 and 16, 2020, attracted 104,546 visitors from all over Japan and the world. In the "Virtual Akihabara," a VR recreation of the real Akihabara town, participants were able to check the latest doujinshi, limited-edition merchandise, and interact with each other. Hit the jump for more details.
Sega Entertainment will open a new cafe in collaboration with the ongoing TV anime Sword Art Online : Alicization - War of Underworld- on the fifth floor of the SEGA Akihabara Building 4 from September 12 to October 25, 2020. Check out part of the special collaboration menu and items after the jump!
Tokyo-based company HIKKY will hold a doujinshi event "ComicVket 1" in a virtual reality space between August 13 and 16, 2020. During the four-day period, the Akihabara town in Tokyo, often called a Mecca for otaku, will be recreated in a virtual world as "Virtual Akihabara." Check out its image visuals after the jump.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba continues to be a publishing juggernaut in Japan, proving so popular that the latest issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (in which Demon Slayer is serialized) is being sold at Animate's Akihabara location via lottery style drawing, a move that is largely unprecedented in the history of weekly manga magazines. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news, Gundam fans! The GUNDAM Café, a restaurant and character goods store in Akihabara, is going to get about four times bigger after it closes for renovations in March of 2020 and re-opens in July of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
To promote its upcoming premiere, a life-sized figure of Latina, the main heroine of the TV anime adaptation of CHIROLU's fantasy light novel series If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord., is now displayed on the eighth floor of Shosen Book Tower in Akihabara. Check out the super cute daughter figure after the jump!
TMS Music announced on January 25 that Rev:robe, a new idol unit formed by three waitresses who work at popular maid cafe @Home Cafe in Akihabara: Nagi, Ayu, and Hagumi, will release their debut single this spring. @Home Cafe was established in 2004, now has six stores with 300 maid waitresses in the area. Hit the jump for more details including their video message.
Bandai Namco Amusement's character-themed cafe AniOn Station in Akihabara, Tokyo, will open a time-limited cafe collaborated with Toei Animation's PreCure anime franchise that celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, from December 21, 2018, to January 20, 2019. Hit the jump for more details about the PreCure Music Cafe!