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Akihabara Live Web Cam

Here’s a live camera shot of Chuo Dori which is in the middle of Akihabara. Chuo Dori is one of the main streets with a ton of otaku stores on both sides.

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Akihabara Flashmob

Now here’s how flashmobs go down in Akihabara. Nice, cute and orderly…just keep watching for the local police to show up and try to restore order 🙂



It was a rainy, wet and cold day in Tokyo but that didn’t stop us from heading to Akihabara for a meeting with a friend before hitting the streets of Akiba to see how it all lights up at night! And we have our first mini giveaway in this vlog update!!

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Square Enix Opens Cafe In Akihabara

Great news coming out of Tokyo with the announcement that Square Enix have opened a new cafe in the heart of otaku goodness, Akihabara. It can be easily found as it’s located right next to another landmark in Akiba, Yodobashi Camera, next to Akihabara train station. One of the cool things about the cafe is […]

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New Animate Store For Akihabara

We already know that Akihabara is Ground Zero for all things otaku, right? Well, now there’s a new store opening up from a very popular chain. Animate has its main store in Ikebukuro, seen as a more female friendly part of Tokyo, catering for the female otaku. But they now have a new store opening […]


Akiba’s Beat E3 Trailer

Remember Akiba’s Trip on console and handheld a few years ago? That game allowed you to roam the streets of Akihabara with stunning architecture accuracy with pretty much all stores present and accounted for. A new game has emerged from E3 called Akiba’s Beat which is a new RPG from Acquire. The plot of the […]

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Akihabara Street Ads – March 2014

Here’s a look at the ever changing landscape of Akihabara, the Ground Zero land for otakus around the world. This gives you a look at the current ads doing the rounds in various stores, window displays and billboards around Akiba for the month of March, 2014. [AFG_gallery id=’392′]

Cosplay Events

Akiba Girls Collection Released

It’s time again for Radikan Press to release their compendium of the 2013 Winter Akiba Girls Collection. This publication is jam packed with 190 pictures of young ladies who service the community in Akihabara through the many maid cafes and other venues. The publication came about via the free magazine “Radikan” and their free web […]


Bandai Showroom Akiba December 2013

Apart from being an awesome train station, the Akihabara JR station is also host to the Bandai Showroom. It isn’t an overly large area but on a regular basis, the impressive figures in glass cases are rotated to make way for a new exhibition. December 2013 saw the cases housing a display called the “Super […]

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Akihabara Street Ads December 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these but some of these ads were too cute to pass up. That’s one of the things we love about Akihabara, the way it’s always changing and evolving and setting gaming trends. It literally feels like a part of Tokyo that is always breathing and alive. […]