Here's something that will get some people I know really happy. It's a brief 15 second trailer for season 2 of the swimming anime, Free! The trailer was posted by Kyoto Animation on their YouTube channel. Like all good teaser videos, not much information is shown apart from the words at the end, "Ato Sukoshi", which translate as "coming very soon," while the voice over says, "Summer is...
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Jan
It's time again for Radikan Press to release their compendium of the 2013 Winter Akiba Girls Collection. This publication is jam packed with 190 pictures of young ladies who service the community in Akihabara through the many maid cafes and other venues. The publication came about via the free magazine "Radikan" and their free web edition. There's over 50 people employed in the Akiba area...
Apart from being an awesome train station, the Akihabara JR station is also host to the Bandai Showroom. It isn't an overly large area but on a regular basis, the impressive figures in glass cases are rotated to make way for a new exhibition. December 2013 saw the cases housing a display called the "Super Heroes/Mecha" edition. There were figures on display from from the...
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Dec
It's been a while since we've done one of these but some of these ads were too cute to pass up. That's one of the things we love about Akihabara, the way it's always changing and evolving and setting gaming trends. It literally feels like a part of Tokyo that is always breathing and alive. Check out the gallery below but be warned...kawaii sensory overload!...
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Dec
Levi from Attack on Titan had a birthday recently which generated a huge interest in Japan. So huge in fact that on the Japanese Pixiv portal site, as many as up to 3,000 fan drawings had been marked for his "birthday festival". To honour the occasion, doll store located in Akihabara, Dolk, put out a notice that they were going to be releasing a Levi doll. The...
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Dec
Akihabara, that wonderful land for all Otakus has a mascot in the form of an 8 year old girl called Fox Konko-chan. She was created by Foxconn Technology Group as part of a multinational electronics contract. Recently she released her debut track called "Konko-tan no Himitsu no Uta" (Konko-tan's secret song). She was designed by Tsukasa Nagano who happens to be a well known moe artist and manga...
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Oct
Akiba's Trip 2 is the game that uses real life locales from the Otaku town of Akihabara which is why we can't wait to get our hands on it. We thought we'd take a closer look at the workings of the games and see what else gamers can expect. For a start, the game will feature stores that really exist but you can also expect...
Great clip filmed around Asakua, Akihabara, shibuya and other parts in Japan featuring the performance group, World Order. They're being led by former martial artist Genki Sudo through the streets of Japan in a carefully choreographed slow motion routine. The routine itself isn't difficult but what makes it better and raises the technical aspect just that little bit is the speed at which it was...
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is fighting game from Sega doing the rounds in Japan drawing loads of attention. The reason for this is due to the amazing stylised graphics and visual gameplay which makes the stand out above the rest. The game is also jointly being developed by publisher ASCII Media Works and Sega. It's a mashup style of game featuring characters from several different...