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Post by mr.kudos on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:37 am

Know as Electric Town...

But it's PARADISE FOR ANY ANIME FAN! - ANIME PARADISE

Here are the some things to expect in AKIHABARA

BTW IT'S MY DREAM TO GO THERE AND LIVE THERE...Just thinking about Akihabara excites me Onion Girl Amaze

Akihabara

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Akihabara (秋葉原), also called Akiba after a former local shrine, is a district in central Tokyo, that is famous for its many electronics shops. In more recent years, Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan's otaku (diehard fan) culture, and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district.Akihabara has also been undergoing some major redevelopment recently with the addition of the Akihabara Crossfield complex aimed at promoting Akihabara as a center for global electronics technology and trade, and a major renovation of Akihabara Station and surroundings. On Sundays, the main street is closed to car traffic from 13:00 to 18:00 (until 17:00 from October through March).Side streets lined by electronics shops and maid cafes

Electronics

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Hundreds of electronics shops, ranging from tiny one man stalls specializing in a particular electronic component to large electronics retailers, line the main Chuo Dori street and the crowded side streets around Akihabara. They offer everything from the newest computers, cameras, televisions, mobile phones, electronics parts and home appliances to second-hand goods and electronic junk.A few chain stores, such as Sofmap, Ishimaru and Laox, each operate multiple specialized branches along the main roads, while small independent shops can be found in the side streets. The only mega sized store is the Yodobashi Camera complex on the east side of the station.Note that some of the electronics on sale are only intended for use in Japan due to voltage and other technical differences, Japanese language documentation and limited warranties. However, several stores also feature a selection of international models intended for overseas use, and most also offer duty free shopping to foreign tourists on purchases of over 10,000 yen (passport required).Game center and vending machines selling soft drinks and canned oden

Otaku Goods

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The character of Akihabara has constantly changed over the decades and continues to do so. In the last decade Akihabara has emerged as a center of Japanese otaku and anime culture, and dozens of stores specializing in anime, manga, retro video games, figurines, card games and other collectibles have filled the spaces between the electronics retailers.In addition to shops, various other animation related establishments have become popular in the area, particularly maid cafes where waitresses dress up and act like maids or anime characters, and manga kissaten ("comics cafes"), a type of internet cafe where customers can read comics and watch DVDs in addition to having access to the internet.

Major Electronics Stores

Ishimaru Denki

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Hours: 10:00 to 20:00
Closed: No closing days
Ishimaru Denki operates three stores near Akihabara Station, which include the Main Store, the Akiba branch specializing in computers and cell phones, and the Soft branch selling CDs, DVDs, games and anime related goods.


Sofmap

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Hours: 11:00 to 21:00 (some branches have different hours)
Closed: No closing days
Sofmap operates 12 shops around Akihabara. In addition to their main store, they have many specialty branches that feature a type of item such as Apple products, CDs or games, as well as a number of outlets for used products such as used computers, cameras, CDs and software.


Laox

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Hours: 10:00 to 20:00 (branch store open until 21:00)
Closed: No closing days
Operating four stores in Akihabara, including the Main Store and Pocket Plus One mobile products store that both sell duty free items, as well as the Musicvox branch specializing in musical instruments and Asobitcity branch that carries hobby and game related products.


Yamada Denki

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Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Closed: No closing days
Yamada Denki operates a "LABI" store just across the street from the Akihabara Electric Town exit of JR Akihabara Station. It specializes in personal computers, pc accessories and household electronics.


Akky

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Hours: 9:30 to 20:00
Closed: No closing days
Akky specializes in duty free goods and operates three shops around Akihabara Station. Akky sells a variety of electronic equipment for overseas use, including cameras, computers, televisions, DVD players and software. Some branches carry used or refurbished items.


Radio Market

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Hours: Varies by store
Closed: Varies by store
Radio Market is a former black market zone that specialized in selling radio and electronic parts after World War II. Today it is a collection of narrow alleys lined by small stalls where hundreds of electronic components, security monitors, radios and computer parts are laid out for customers to browse through. Components are typically sold from wholesale lots at cheap prices and without packaging.


Yodobashi Camera

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Hours: 9:30 to 22:00
Restaurants: 11:00 to 23:00
Closed: No closing days
The Shinjuku based discount electronic store giant Yodobashi Camera opened its huge Akihabara branch in September 2005. Unlike most other electronic shops, it is located on the east side of Akihabara Station. This branch offers one stop shopping for computers, games, watches and cameras, and sells duty free and international models.

Otaku Attractions


Maid Cafes

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Maid cafes are cosplay themed restaurants where guests are served by waitresses that are typically dressed as French maids. In addition to serving food, the maids engage in conversation and games with the customers and treat them with the care and respectful language due to the master of a house. Maid cafes are popular with both men and women, and some cafes, like the @Home Cafe, offer English speaking maids.


Tokyo Anime Center

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Hours: 11:00 to 19:00
Closed: Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
The Tokyo Anime Center is found on the fourth floor of the UDX Building of Akihabara Crossfield. It stages anime related exhibitions, hosts anime related events and contains a shop selling toys, stationary and other souvenirs.


Don Quijote

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Hours: 10:00 to 17:00
Closed: No closing days
Don Quijote is a discount store chain that carries everything from groceries and toys to electronics and high end fashion goods. The Akihabara branch is home to the girl pop group AKB48, who perform daily shows at their theater on the 8th floor of the store (3000 yen). There is also a branch of the @Home Cafe maid cafe on the 5th floor of the store.


Radio Kaikan

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Closed for renewal. Scheduled to reopen in spring 2014.
Radio Kaikan closed in July 2011 to be torn down and rebuilt as a new building.


Super Potato

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Hours: 11:00 to 20:00 (from 10:00 on weekends and national holidays)
Closed: No closing days
Super Potato sells all types of video games and video game consoles, and specializes in retro systems and games. Here you can find practically every game system ever produced along with a huge selection of used game cartridges, discs and game accessories.


Gamers

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Hours: 9:00 to 22:00 (upper floors 11:00 to 21:00)
Closed: No closing days
Gamers sells a wide range of anime and manga related goods including movies, video games, CDs, stationary, software and character goods.


Mandarake

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Hours: 12:00 to 20:00
Closed: No closing days
Mandarake, the self described largest "manga and anime shop in the world", operates a large branch in Akihabara. Specializing in pre-owned goods, it is a good place to find rare and collectible manga, figurines, dolls, posters, CDs, toys and other types of manga and anime related goods.


Gundam Cafe

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Hours: 10:00 to 23:00
8:30 to 23:00 (Saturdays)
8:30 to 21:30 (Sundays and Holidays)
Closed: No closing days
The Gundam Cafe is themed after the extremely popular Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. The cafe serves gundam themed dishes and is decorated with art and themes from the series. A gift shop is attached and sells character goods and souvenirs.


AKB48 Cafe and Shop

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Restaurant: 11:00 to 23:00
Shop: 11:00 to 22:00 (Fridays, weekends and holidays until 22:30)
The AKB48 Cafe next door to the Gundam Cafe is a themed restaurant based on the popular idol group AKB48. The cafe serves food inspired by the idols, and character goods are sold at the attached shops. The cafe has a theater where a rotating cast of AKB members perform daily (reservations required) during scheduled performance times.

Other Attractions

Akihabara Crossfield

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Info Center: 10:00 to 17:00 (closed weekends and national holidays)
The Akihabara Crossfield complex consists of the Akihabara Dai Building and the UDX Building. The lower floors have shops and restaurants, while the upper floors aim to be the "global center for the IT industry" and accommodate offices, conference space and showrooms. The second floor of the UDX Building houses the Akiba Info Center while the fourth floor is home to the Tokyo Anime Center.

Reference: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3003.html

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Post by Ishi on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:21 am

Wow kawaii!! You must post the pictures then to attract more people.
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Post by mr.kudos on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:54 am

Yui-chan wrote:Wow kawaii!! You must post the pictures then to attract more people.

it's in the link if you want picture...Akihabara is fantastic especially the maid cafes and gundam cafes
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Post by Uchi_Reina on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:07 am

Hahah! Yan yung dream ko matagal na, kapag pumunta ako ng Japan someday. Akihabara ang gusto ko talagang puntahan! Shy Onion
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Post by mr.kudos on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:19 am

reina007 wrote:Hahah! Yan yung dream ko matagal na, kapag pumunta ako ng Japan someday. Akihabara ang gusto ko talagang puntahan! Shy Onion

every anime fans dream...Akihabara
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Re: Akihabara (Akiba)

Post by Athrun on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:50 am

mr.kudos wrote:
reina007 wrote:Hahah! Yan yung dream ko matagal na, kapag pumunta ako ng Japan someday. Akihabara ang gusto ko talagang puntahan! Shy Onion

every anime fans dream...Akihabara

noy just anime fans sir,also all tokusatsu fans



akibarangers anyone?
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Post by mr.kudos on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:53 pm

uhawsadugo wrote:
mr.kudos wrote:
reina007 wrote:Hahah! Yan yung dream ko matagal na, kapag pumunta ako ng Japan someday. Akihabara ang gusto ko talagang puntahan! Shy Onion

every anime fans dream...Akihabara

noy just anime fans sir,also all tokusatsu fans



akibarangers anyone?

let's call it every "otakus" paradise
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Re: Akihabara (Akiba)

Post by Athrun on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:15 pm

mr.kudos wrote:
uhawsadugo wrote:
mr.kudos wrote:
reina007 wrote:Hahah! Yan yung dream ko matagal na, kapag pumunta ako ng Japan someday. Akihabara ang gusto ko talagang puntahan! Shy Onion

every anime fans dream...Akihabara

noy just anime fans sir,also all tokusatsu fans



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let's call it every "otakus" paradise

XD yeah!!!!
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Post by mr.kudos on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:43 pm

If you were given a chance to go to akihabara...what will you do first?
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Post by kaxe on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:11 am

Hi just a share Very Happy

Since Cebu pacific offers cheaper flights to Osaka. Or you might end up in kansai area and it's still expensive to go to tokyo even if you're coming from that area TAT..

Although Akihabara is widely known there is also a place called "denden town" or denden street which is kinda like akihabara (it also has a hentai building 1f hetero 2f yaoi 3f yuri. ) Though no gundam cafe, akb cafe etc. there are still maid cafes Very Happy most of all bilihan ng murang action figures! I was mostly interested in anime but there are also game stores and electronic stores there. Denden town is situated in osaka.

If you see this big gunpla billboard you're there Very Happy
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Post by mr.kudos on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:11 pm

kaxe wrote:Hi just a share Very Happy

Since Cebu pacific offers cheaper flights to Osaka. Or you might end up in kansai area and it's still expensive to go to tokyo even if you're coming from that area TAT..

Although Akihabara is widely known there is also a place called "denden town" or denden street which is kinda like akihabara (it also has a hentai building 1f hetero 2f yaoi 3f yuri. ) Though no gundam cafe, akb cafe etc. there are still maid cafes Very Happy most of all bilihan ng murang action figures! I was mostly interested in anime but there are also game stores and electronic stores there. Denden town is situated in osaka.

If you see this big gunpla billboard you're there Very Happy

Thanks for that interesting information...I didn't know about that... Onion Laugh2
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Post by kaxe on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:38 pm

I didn't know about that before we went there too(and was so disappointed already since I thought there wouldn't be any anime in Kansai LOOOL). Good thing my prof. told me about it when I was there Very Happy
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Post by mr.kudos on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:53 pm

kaxe wrote:I didn't know about that before we went there too(and was so disappointed already since I thought there wouldn't be any anime in Kansai LOOOL). Good thing my prof. told me about it when I was there Very Happy

Ohhh I'm going to take note of that...
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Post by orotheheart on Tue May 28, 2013 1:35 am

Most buildings in Akiba are around 5 to 7 floors. Each floor have different goods such as videogames on one floor, doujins on the next then figurines on the third etc. Most building won't have escalators so get ready to use the stairs or the slow elevator. Mandarake sells the 2nd hand goods. You can find rare items and you can find cheap ones. Second hand goods in Japan are kept in really good condition and they'll say if there are any damages to the item (in japanese though). Funniest I've seen are 2nd hand porn doujins. I didn't even want to touch those. Japan is also very open when regards to pornography. You can actually read some of them before you buy which I did since you can never to such things in the Philippines.

I would also like to add the building Akiba Culture Zone. Other than the regular otaku goods you can find concert goods and original anime posters like the ones they use to promote movies and dvds. In the highest floor, you can dine in the Good Smile Cafe. Its an anime themed cafe where they'll feature 2 anime at a time. You choose one when you go in and the food and the design of the cafe will be the anime you chose. Example is the Hitagi crab curry and the Kirito black rice omelette that I ate. If you also like the placemat and coaster they provide you with the meal, you can buy it and bring it home.
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Post by mr.kudos on Tue May 28, 2013 5:25 am

orotheheart wrote:Most buildings in Akiba are around 5 to 7 floors. Each floor have different goods such as videogames on one floor, doujins on the next then figurines on the third etc. Most building won't have escalators so get ready to use the stairs or the slow elevator. Mandarake sells the 2nd hand goods. You can find rare items and you can find cheap ones. Second hand goods in Japan are kept in really good condition and they'll say if there are any damages to the item (in japanese though). Funniest I've seen are 2nd hand porn doujins. I didn't even want to touch those. Japan is also very open when regards to pornography. You can actually read some of them before you buy which I did since you can never to such things in the Philippines.

I would also like to add the building Akiba Culture Zone. Other than the regular otaku goods you can find concert goods and original anime posters like the ones they use to promote movies and dvds. In the highest floor, you can dine in the Good Smile Cafe. Its an anime themed cafe where they'll feature 2 anime at a time. You choose one when you go in and the food and the design of the cafe will be the anime you chose. Example is the Hitagi crab curry and the Kirito black rice omelette that I ate. If you also like the placemat and coaster they provide you with the meal, you can buy it and bring it home.

Well the Philippines is not fully "anime friendly" after all...
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Post by TsunaChii(。◕‿◕。) on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:05 am

I wanna go to Akihabara , It's always been my dream to go to AKB48 theather..!!! >_<
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TsunaChii(。◕‿◕。) wrote:I wanna go to Akihabara , It's always been my dream to go to AKB48 theather..!!! >_<

All of us dream someday visiting akihabara...to see good stuff about anime/manga and have a very great time
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Post by ZeD-Dark on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:12 pm

Akiba = Anime wonderland
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Post by Mashiroon-chan on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:17 pm

Yung tyan ko parang anrami ng butterflies..
AAHHH!!!!! magfofocus tlaga ako ng Studies ko para jan ako magtatrabaho!!!!! Wowwww Onion Speechless 
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