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2:00 PM on 02.15.2014

Girl Fight: Akiba holds ladies-only BlazBlue tournament

On February 10th, there was a tournament for the game BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma in e-Sports Square Akihabara. However, this contest was different from a normal one. The BlazBlue tournament was all girls. That's right, n...

Amber Hunt


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2:00 PM on 11.29.2013

Akiba's Radio Market to shut down tomorrow

Long before Moe infected the alleys of Akihabara, it was known best for one thing, Electronics. Not many places captured the spirit of Akiba quite like the Radio Market. I'm sure most who have made the pilgrimage, are familia...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 11.11.2013

More Akiba's Trip 2 than you ever knew you wanted

Seriously, there is a ridiculous amount of footage here courtesy of Japanese Youtuber GameEmpireHD, captured for your benefit (and presumably his ad revenue). These more than 75 minutes of collected play from Acquire's ...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 08.29.2013

JX: An interview with Dempagumi.inc

The fun loving group of Dempagumi.inc was kind enough to sit down with me and chat about some of the things that they like. I will warn you right now, the audio does peak when these girls get going. So if you have your speak...

Josh Totman

8:00 PM on 08.18.2013

Kristina's Summer Vacation: #18 - Akiba

Today, I spent a few hours wandering about Akihabara. Since it's Sunday, the main electric district area is closed to vehicle traffic from 1-6 p.m., so everyone is free to roam safely up and down the street. A friend tells me...

Kristina Pino

8:00 AM on 06.16.2013

Celebrate Father's Day with Pants Man!

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there! And if you (or your dad, for that matter) happens to be a fan of father-and-daughter manga Yotsuba&!, Kotobukiya has a treat in store at their Akihabara branch. Anyone picking...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Get a feel for the BD/DVD release of Senran Kagura

There is only one way that the Senran Kagura series could be advertised in Akihabara for the BD/DVD release and that is with oppai standees. Three of the main girls of the series, Ikaruga, Asuka, and Hibari got the 3D op...

Josh Totman

5:00 PM on 03.20.2012

Char's hot curry brings all the space girls to the yard

Blond space loli magnet Char Aznable lives on in Gundam Cafe's spicy red hot curry. With curry that is advertised as being as antagonizing as Char is as a villain, and called Char Zaku Curry to even match the color of his ste...

Kristina Pino

8:00 AM on 02.08.2012

Visit Nene, Manaka or Rinko at 7-Elevens in Akihabara

If you happen to be around Akihabara from Valentine's day (Feb.14) through Feb. 29 this year, you're in luck! Now you could take your Love Plus girlfriend on a date from your device to 7-Eleven via their download service 7-sp...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 01.24.2012

Idols x Instant Ramen x Akihabara

I imagine there are a few of you out there that, for one reason or another, put up with the monotonous and wearisome preparation required for making instant ramen. Pouring hot water, only to have to wait patiently for three m...

Chris Walden



JapanaTour: Akihabara part two photo
JapanaTour: Akihabara part two
by Chris Walden

Welcome back to JapanaTour, the series of articles that are created by mashing my fingers on a keyboard until something half legible appears. Raising the bar, folks! 

It's time for a second trip into the otaku wonderland known as Akihabara, where we'll be focusing on some of the weird and wacky eateries you can visit. Unfortunately, I couldn't eat absolutely everywhere on my trips over there, so I may miss out one of your favourites. If that happens, let us know all about it in the comments, but for now, follow me to the other side!

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JapanaTour: Akihabara part one photo
JapanaTour: Akihabara part one
by Chris Walden

Welcome back to JapanaTour, the series of articles that makes me spend more time thinking of a witty opening line than actually writing meaningful words!

This week, it seems I have the daunting task of describing Akihabara, the place I imagine the majority of you will want to head straight for on a trip to Japan. Of course, being the otaku paradise that it is, we'll have to split this up somewhat. For this instalment, we'll be taking a brief glance at what Akihabara is all about, as well as some of the places you can visit. We'll return in the future to check out the arcades, eateries and everything else I've missed. If there's something you want me to talk about specifically, let me know in the comments. Besides that, it's time to jump!

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