Golden Week is happening in Japan right now, this is the period of time from the end of April until May 5th. It’s known as Golden Week due to so many national holidays happening during this time. There are 3 consecutive holidays from April 29 to the 29th and then another 4 happening from May 3rd and during this time, quite a few of the businesses close up for the week and do some travelling.
Akihabara during this time is more crowded than usual especially with tourists leading many of the otaku stores to offer special events and offers. The largest shop chain of anime, manga and games is no different. Animate has just opened an exclusive “Only Shop” which is selling merchandise for hit anime, A Certain Scientific Railgun S. Most of the Railgun merchandise is available at the store including limited edition items as well. If you’re on town, best you hurry up along to it as it closes on May 6th.