20
Jul
I recently showed what Summer in Akihabara looks like, now the focus turns to another popular tourist destination, Shinjuku. Courtesy of Danny Choo, Otaku blogger based in Japan, we can see what these amazing areas look like. Here's another great stop for Otakus to check out, there's talk that Shinjuku is becoming the new Akihabara, we'll se how that pans out. [AFG_gallery id='135']
18
Jul
Danny Choo, Otaku blogger based in Japan, has just posted some pics of a hot and sweaty Summer from Ground Zero for all things Otaku in Japan, Akihabara. Akihabara looks great as it always does and as someone who has been to Japan during the Summer season...it's unbelievably hot! [AFG_gallery id='134'] Source: Danny Choo
25
May
Microsoft looks set to not go down without despite the Xbox 360 selling pretty badly in Japan. We've just heard that Microsoft will continue hosting their annual Summer gaming event in Akihabara. The event called Xbox 360 Appreciation Festival in Akiba: Get Into It Action Game Life! This Summer Go To New Gaming Frontiers. The event will be run on June 17 from midday to...
30
Oct
Namco Bandai have announced the opening of a new Tales store in downtown Akihabara. The shop will be called "Tales of Shop" and will be located on the second floor of Kotobukiya's Akihabara current location. The store will be carrying exclusive items such ones that were seen at the recent TGS and in the near future will be the only place to snag rare Tales...
23
Aug
Melbourne and Brisbane both have the Mana Bar, a video game themed bar, that serve a purpose, draw crowds and have great drinks as the drawcard. Akihabara in Japan has the Game Bar A Button which every self respecting Otaku should visit while in Japan. It is tiny and extremely crammed and you'd be lucky to fit in more than 20 people! But take a...
10
Aug
Maid Cafes are nothing new in Japan especially Akihabara, or Akiba, to the locals. They serve the weary salarymen and the curious tourist looking for a bit of good old fashioned servitude and being made to feel like they are the only important person, in a completely fun way :) I'll be doing a spotlight on the Maid Cafes in Japan soon so keep your...
25
Jul
Ground Zero for all Otaku goodness, Akihabara in Japan, has a store that has launched a fantastic new service. For a price, the Clone Factory will 3D scan your head with cameras all around you, even above you, and digitise it before printing it onto a plaster cast resulting in a head with an uncanny resemblance to its owner. A special 3D printer is used...