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    Friday December 3, 2021
  • Animate's Flagship Store in Ikebukuro to Become the 'World's Largest Anime Shop'

    The store is set to reopen in Spring 2023

    Japanese anime chain store Animate announced today that they plan to convert its main store in Ikebukuro into the "world's largest anime shop," planning the "grand opening" for spring 2023.  See the full concept for the store after the jump!

  • Saturday October 16, 2021
  • Sega Arcades Returns to Ikebukuro, Opening Across the Street From Old Building

    Three SEGA projects are planned for the area

    A mere week after the tearful farewell of SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO on September 20, Sunshine Street shines brightly again with a brand new SEGA arcade set to open across the street from the old GiGO building – the first of three projects from the arcade chain. The Twitter account for SEGA Ikebukuro shared the first look at the first Ikebukuro project today which can be seen after the jump!

  • Monday February 22, 2021
  • Bandai Namco to Open World's Biggest Gashapon Store in Ikebukuro

    3,000 machines will feature inside the Gashapon Department Store flagship store

    Bandai Namco Amusement will be opening their Gashapon Department Store flagship store in Ikebukuro's Sunshine City this weekend, aiming to have the world's largest collection of gashapon machines in one store–a whopping 3,000 machines! Spin the machine after the jump!

  • Sunday July 28, 2019
  • Cosplayers Hit the Streets for Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2019

    Last year's festivities featured over 20,000 cosplayers and 105,000 visitors

    Cosplayers, photographers, and onlookers from all over the world are preparing to descend on the streets of Ikebukuro in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, Japan for the 6th annual "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest", a two day event full of cosplay-themed festivities on October 26 - 27, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday June 7, 2019
  • BanG Dream! & Revue Starlight Ads Now Occupy Ikebukuro Station

    The two-day event includes big exhibits, talk stages, attractions, and merchandise sales

    To promote this weekend's collaboration event "Garuparty! & Revue Starlight - Re Live- Festival," various street ads for Bushiroad's two smartphone games, BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! and Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight - Re Live-, are now displayed in and around the Ikebukuro station in Tokyo. Check out how the ads occupy the town after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 4, 2018
  • Monogatari Series OP Director Yukio Takatsu Helms Ikebukuro PR Anime at Shaft

    Shouta Aoi voices one of the main characters, an incarnation of owl

    To appeal the concept of "Sacred Place for Anime: Ikebukuro" to anime fans in Japan and abroad, Toshima Ward in Tokyo and Animate have decided that they will start steaming a three-minute short anime from January 17, 2019. Yukio Takatsu (Monogatari series opening director) serves as director at Shaft. Check out how Ikebukuro is illustrated in the anime world in trailers after the jump!

  • Sunday October 28, 2018
  • Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Cosplays as Maetel from Galaxy Express 999

    Subculture-savvy politician blended in with the crowd at "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2018"

    After a two year hiatus from appearing in costume in public, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike once again showed off her cosplay skills when she appeared dressed as Maetal from Leiji Matsumoto's classic science fiction manga / TV anime, Galaxy Express 999, on the closing day of the "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2018" event, which was held in East Ikebukuro Central Park on October 28, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday July 21, 2018
  • Love Live! Sunshine!! Taiyaki Are Too Cute to Eat

    Limited time collaboration with Sega Taiyaki Ikebukuro runs from July 23 - September 17, 2018

    For a limited time only, fans of Love Live! Sunshine!! will have the chance to acquire a tasty treat in the shape of their favorite members of Aqours thanks to a collaboration campaign with Sega Taiyaki Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn all the juicy details.

  • Tuesday January 9, 2018
  • Secret Base Robot Bar Encourages Patrons to Be Chillin' like a Villain

    Limited time collaboration reproduces the royal throne of Degwin Sodo Zabi from "Mobile Suit Gundam"

    Patrons who've always wanted to lounge in a throne like a space-dictator will soon have the opportunity to do so thanks to a new collaboration at Eizo Izakaya Robo Kichi ("Mind's Eye Image Tavern Robo Base"), a mecha-themed eatery in Nishi-Ikebukuro. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday November 14, 2017
  • "Girls und Panzer" First Original Art Exhibition to be Held in Ikebukuro This Winter

    Event costumes are newly designed by the original character designer Fumikane Shimada

    In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the TV anime, Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will hold a first large-scale art exhibition dedicated to the Girls und Panzer anime series from December 23 to 31. The event will display the key anime drawings used for all series, from the first TV anime in 2012 to the upcoming six-part OVA "Final Chapter." Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday October 23, 2017
  • Robot Base-Themed Bar Opens in Nishi-Ikebukuro in November

    "Eizo Izakaya Robo Kichi" uses in-house smart phone app to allow patrons to enjoy classic mecha scenes

    In November of 2017, a new pub / eatery is opening in Nishi-Ikebukuro that seeks to give patrons the experience of work-weary mecha pilots meeting at a secret base to knock back a few drinks and share war stories. Hit the jump to learn more.

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