This is Shibuya’s largest anime and comic specialty store, located in the “Shibuya Center Town” in Udagawa-cho, Shibuya City, Tokyo. In the large store, there are a variety of new comics and doujinshi books, CD/DVD, character goods. There are corners around the shop for popular pieces, and it is devised to be easy to find the desired item. There are also special corners for limited periods selling themed limited items and special distribution items.
Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 1-8-8 Okashima Building
A popular shop dedicated to action figures located in Akihabara, the otaku subculture mecca. From videogame and anime to movie characters, the shop carries action figures from a wide array of genres. In addition to action figures, Kotobukiya also sells stuffed animals and plastic models. Many of the shop’s customers are women and international tourists, and Kotobukiya has the lineup to meet the diverse needs of its customers.
Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-2-1 Animate Sunshine 2-3F
A one-stop cosplay shop carrying a huge variety of cosplay items such as wigs and color contacts in addition to, of course, costumes. From new works to old favorites, the shop carries costumes for a stunning array of anime. ACOS also only stocks the best cosplay accessories, such as prop swords, an item no Japanese character cosplay costume can be without. The shop also allows patrons to try things on before they buy.
A store specializing in American toys located a five minute walk from Ueno Station's Shinobazu exit. There isn't a toy collector in Tokyo who doesn't know about Red Mercury. The sheer number of toys crowding the store's shelves and showcases is stunning. The abundance of Star Wars and Transformers toys and merchandise, in particular, will amaze you. And as you might expect from a store which has been in business so long, you can find some truly rare items tucked away here and there. Red Mercury carries a wide selection of other toys, from action figures to vending machine toys to ornaments and decorations. Merchandise and other items are also sold on the store's website.
This toy store is located on Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street, known as the Harajuku for older women. This landmark shop with its red tent facing the street offers nostalgic retro toys for purchase. This store itself would not look out of place in an old film. With remote control cars, dolls and toy trains, there is plenty to find here for both children and adults. There are also more premium items available to root through as well, which are always quite popular with adults looking for something interesting to buy.
I loved my experience when this Animate Cafe (there are actually 3 Animate Cafes in Ikebukuro) held the special cafe event for my video game. There is a process to book in advance to attend this and...