Its that time of the month again where we take a lookie around the holy land - Akihabara - the one stop for all your electronic and anime/manga needs.
Today's post includes photos taken at Super Potato, K-Books, Spin Gear, Trio, Kotobukiya, Radio Center, Dospara, Sofmap, Sega Game Center, Melonbooks, Comic Zin, Mandarake, Akibaoo, Animate and Yodobashi.
Game cartridge for Nintendo's Famicom (Family Computer) console.
How many of you are Rockman ninja's?
Sega's Mega Drive games - Super Shinobi was one of my first games for the system.
Nintendo 64 oldies - Custom Robo 64, Super Mario 64, Biohazard 2, Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask etc.
The Super Famicom section.
The original Puyo Puyo series.
Fantasy RPG games - Romancing Saga, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Ogre Battle, Star Ocean.
I prefer the action/platform/shoot-em-up genre though.
The original Game Boy cartridges.
I managed to dig up my old Game Boy the other day and was wondering how I managed to see anything on the 4-shades-of-gray screen ^^;
The MSX computer game corner.
Games in the original packaging cost a wee bit more.
Cyborg 009, Yatterman, Goemon etc.
While the 3rd and 4th floor is comprised of retro games and consoles, the 5th floor has retro arcade machines and snacks from the Showa era.
On one of the backstreets of Akihabara - make sure you walk down the smaller alleys to find gems.
Manga magazines - Comic Gene, Comic Gum, Harta, Comic Flapper, Comic High and Manga Time.
Kancolle loli doujin.
Signed Idol cards up for grabs.
One Piece mini prize figures.
How many episodes of One Piece do you reckon you have watched?
In Japan, most of the larger establishments will ask you to put your wet umbrella into these plastic sleeves when visiting on rainy days - this is to prevent the floor from getting soaked and also prevents merchandise from getting wet too.
When folks leave the shop they would throw the sleeve away in the bin provided. Where possible, I try to take a sleeve which has been used which is not much different from taking a new one. These sleeves are free by the way.
The K-ON girls looking as lovely as ever - especially Mio ><
Who is your fave?
If you like Taiyaki, then do try visiting the Kanda Daruma Taiyaki store located at the intersection of Chuo Dori and Kuramaehashi Dori.
Akihabara Radio Center has a load of electronic parts - if they don't have what you are looking for then just ask as some of the shop owners are kind enough to redirect you to another place that does.
Low and high-end oscilloscopes.
The Dospara computer hardware store has pretty much everything you need to build your own PC - motherboards, audio cards, fans, memory, computer cases, monitor accessories and more.
Audio cards for PC. I started off as being a PC otaku and would travel to Akihabara a lot - not only to get parts but to exchange parts which either had resource clashes or were just plain incompatible.
Loads of dakimakura brides to take home at Mandarake 4th floor.
Mandarake's 2nd floor has a collection of dolls and often have Dollfies too.
Yakitori and Kushiage cooking machines.
Checking out the latest and greatest at Sofmap's eroge floor.
Second-hand latest eroge titles - if you missed out on the pre-order and want to save cash, then you may want to check out these corners.
Every inch of an eroge shop is optimized ^^
Is your fancy being tickled by any of these lovely ladies?
Rows of mini-figures, trading cards and snacks - few shops still have the original Moekana in stock.
Stacks of fresh new figures from Griffon Enterprise, Kotobukiya, Ques, Kaitendoh, Phat and more.
Recognize any of these light novels?
And more related goodies at Animate's Love Live Only Shop.
Yodobashi's camera/lens section. My current image armoury is the Sony RX100 II, NEX 5R and RX1. What camera are you using?
Camera gears for various terrains.
The entire corner dedicated to Sony's a7.
Emobile's portable wireless router (called Pocket WiFi).
Computer speakers from various manufacturers.
Kancolle Battleship Yamato plastic model kit - although the box is decorated by the Kongou - the only thing in the box is the ship.
Latest Megami Magazine, Newtype, Nyantype, Animage and Shonen Ace mags.
These glasses supposedly protect your eyes from blue (wave length) light emitted from the screens on your video game or computer monitor.
Official Kancolle comics and artbooks.
Previous instalments of Akihabara Shops listed up below.
And all Akihabara related posts listed up below.