Akihabara

Akihabara is a anime/manga location
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Otaku capital of the world.

Akihabara, also known as Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara Denki Gai /秋葉原電気街), is located in Tokyo, Japan. Its name is often shortened to Akiba.

Overview

There are many different types of goods that otaku will love from computer and electric goods to anime paraphenelia. The most recent products are usually seen on Chūōdōri, the main street in Akiba. There is also a major section for used productsin Soto Kanda 3-chōme.
Akiba actually features some duty free shops as well as ordinary shops. There are tours available in English for visiting gaijin.

History

World War II started Akiba's trend for electronic goods with its first products being radio goods, vacuum tubes, and other electrical needs. From there, Akiba expanded to washing machines, televisions, and refrigerators. When the Famicom ("family computer") was released, more computer goods started flooding into the shopping district. In the '90s, anime started flourishing stores along with PCs when Windows PC was released.

Anime References

In Lucky Star, Konata works in a cosplay café where she invites her friends. She cosplays as Haruhi Suzumiya along with her friend Patricia cosplaying as Mikuru Asahina. They do the famous ending dance sequence in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to the song "Hare Hare Yukai."

In Genshiken, Sasahara is introduced to doujinshi shops by the other club members as an initiation ceremony of sorts. He figures out his strategy on which doujinshis to buy.
General Information Edit
Location Name Akihabara
Japanese Name: 秋葉原
Romaji Name: Akihabara
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