Akihabara

Anime game girl helps make Tokyo ramen restaurant famous, chef becomes her fan

Akihabara noodle joint becomes sacred ground for fans of voice actress game.

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Akihabara’s otaku shrine celebrates PlayStation 5 launch with ethereal one-night event

The PS5 is welcomed into the world at a Japanese shrine with a long history of protecting electronics.

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Cyberpunk kimono fashion hits the streets of Akihabara, complete with neon sign obi【Photos】

Wearable neon light tubes look set to become the fashion statement of the season.

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You can now rent Sega’s iconic Building 2 Akihabara arcade space, but it’ll cost you…A LOT

Even hanging some of those cool posters on the outside will cost you a small fortune.

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We tried Akihabara’s Star Kebab sushi roll and it changed our world

You read that right: kebab sushi roll. Trust us, it’s worth a try!

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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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Akihabara’s most popular anime girl mascot spokescharacter loses her job

After a decade as electronics stores’ mascot, Tsukumo-tan is unemployed.

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Akihabara store praised for “God-like” customer service

A store that trusts customers so much they literally leave money out for them.

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Tokyo Video Gamers, a new bar with free-to-play arcade games, opens in Akihabara

Game on and drink up at this Tokyo cafe where the staff are so friendly they’ll fight you.

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Akihabara loses another landmark as iconic electronics shop steps outside station gate shuts down

“I saw this place every time I went to Akihabara, and it was like an old friend.”

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Virtual dojinshi convention Comic Vket recreates the community joy of canceled otaku gatherings

Free-to-attend, free-to-exhibit event is an online substitute for cancelled Comiket, held in virtual Akihabara.

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Akihabara saying goodbye to landmark as giant Sega arcade announces it’s closing for good

Sayonara, Sega Building 2.

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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We try Akihabara’s new Shaken Ramen in a bubble tea cup 【Taste Test】

Yeah, you’ve had cup ramen before, but have you ever tried shaking it?

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AKB48 member tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese idol now receiving treatment in hospital.

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Anime voice actress announces marriage, fans start getting rid of her merchandise the next day

Not all fans salty about mega-star’s romantic milestone, though.

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Cancelled your trip to Tokyo? Free papercraft download lets you build Akihabara in your own home

Visit Japan’s otaku mecca, and stage giant monster fights in it, without ever leaving the comfort of your living room.

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Akihabara’s shady art salespeople surprisingly adhere to state of emergency guidelines

Eulien: Covenant

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Empty Akihabara – Tokyo’s otaku district hit hard by coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

The gathering point for anime and game fans from around the globe looks eerily different these days.

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