The Vice Squad Storms Japantown

We head over to SF's Japantown in search of manga, anime, and Tetris pieces???

Video posted by gia on Dec. 15, 2008

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GMan staff on Dec. 15, 2008 at 5:15 p.m.
I spotted a ninja behind you guys!  Watch out!

evilarchitecton Dec. 15, 2008 at 5:23 p.m.
LOL i used to go to that japan video place to buy air fresheners for my souped up import in high school.

also, maxwell looks curiously like an animal wolfing down a fish at that tai yaki stand.
Jon47on Dec. 15, 2008 at 5:48 p.m.
I want a sword and..
..
two swords.
lithboyon Dec. 15, 2008 at 6:23 p.m.
i want a puppy
CalAggieon Dec. 15, 2008 at 7:33 p.m.

Nice, short tour video of J-Town. The taikyaki stand is a part of May's Coffee Shop, which has good curry and other lunch items IMO. The SF Kinokuniya carries English manga alongside untranslated manga and magazines in the lower level that they expanded into a year or so again, which helped to alleviate the cramped feeling the main store before the change.

Also: I would like to recommend that any first-time visitors stop by Ichiban Kan in Miyako Mall (across the Peace Plaza) for cheap dry foods (ramen, etc.) and other miscellaneous stuff as well as Nijiya Market, a grocery store that is just off the plaza downhill on Post St., if you are planning to browse a wider selection of food.

Nikoon Dec. 15, 2008 at 9:15 p.m.
Gekiranger cosplay on that board. Awesome.
hazelnutmanon Dec. 15, 2008 at 9:56 p.m.
There are virtually no Japanese/anime/manga related shops around where I live (I have to buy everything online), so seeing this video really made my heart flutter with excitement.

Great tour :)
Hartson Dec. 15, 2008 at 11:03 p.m.
Great video;)
OkazukiIchigoon Dec. 16, 2008 at 12:02 a.m.
An anime store is cool but a manga cafe is just jaw-dropping!

YoYoon Dec. 16, 2008 at 9:59 a.m.
you guys are so lucky, live in london and have nothing which is even remotely as decent as that.
maxwellon Dec. 16, 2008 at 12:24 p.m.
@YoYo seriously? i'm surprised a place like London wouldn't have an epic Japantown of its own.
Devillyon Dec. 16, 2008 at 3:43 p.m.

Hmmmmmm.......Taiyaki.........(Simpson drool)

Zeouterlimitson Dec. 16, 2008 at 5:44 p.m.
I share the L block's love of 'Booty'.
  Omg, chocolate banana Pocky. Giev meeee.
Endogeneon Dec. 16, 2008 at 10:15 p.m.
DOOD PRINNY ON THE BOARD! DOOOOOOD!
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