When you visit Japan, try a manga apartment


Behold the manga apartment

What's the first thing you want to do when you visit Japan? If your answer is "Sit around reading manga in the first room I arrive at," then Slow Curve has just the lodging for you!

Slow Curve have announced that they're working with real-estate company Tomareru to create a line of "Manga Apartments" targeted at foreign tourists and long-term visitors to the otaku-cultural holy sites of Akihabara, Nakano, and Ikebukuro. Each manga apartment will have all the features of a temporary dwelling. They'll be fully furnished and equipped with the necessary appliances, but Slow Curve plans to skimp a bit on extra services to keep the fees down to under 5,000 Yen a night.

The draw, of course, is the up to 2,000 volumes of manga stuffing the shelves all over the place, tailored to tastes of the surroundings. Akihabara apartments will have all the latest hot series, while Ikebukuro and Nakano flats will be packed with shoujo manga and classic manga, respectively. 

While I would question the wisdom of offering tourists an apartment that can only be enjoyed to the fullest if you hibernate in it - as opposed to going out on the town, it's a really cool idea as far as "themed" visits go. And it's not too pricey, either!

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