If you are looking for the best anime for newbies (both movies and series), we have summarized a few stuff for you here. For fans that are new to anime, we always recommend watching movies. Anime series usually have hundreds of episodes. In fact, great ones have thousands. So, it will be an overwhelming commitment (*cough* *cough* addiction) to start watching a good series. However, you will never really be into anime unless you watch the best series.[Read more…]
Anime is any hand-drawn or computer-generated animation which originates from Japan. We can consider it quite an influential style of animation. It has a diverse medium, production methods, and genres. Its popularity has transcended Asia and has reached popularity in the West in the last couple of decades. So popular is this art style that it has its own national and international festivities. One of these would be National Anime day.[Read more…]
There is nothing like entering a shopping mall solely dedicated to electronics and electrical appliances. Even the smell of the air is different, and you can’t help but feel giddy with all the possibilities in front of you. If this is your idea of heaven, then the best place to go is Akihabara in Tokyo.
Also known as “Electric Town,” this area of Tokyo is crammed to the seams with hundreds of shops selling electronic gadgets and electrical appliances. Akihabara has made a reputation for itself, both locally and internationally. Indeed, it is one of the most frequented destinations in Tokyo.
More than gadgets, however, Akihabara is also known for being the center of manga as well as cosplay – two art forms that have taken the world by storm. Strolling around the area, you can spot lots of maid cafes, wherein the staff are dressed in maid costumes. They are there to serve the customers in a manner such as how servants would treat their masters. If it is anime and manga that you are impassioned about, then the Tokyo Anime Center is your destination of choice.
If you are worried about Japanese products not being compatible with international standards, you should know that there are also numerous duty free shops in the area. These duty free shops offer overseas specs gadgets and appliances. The staff in these stores is usually multilingual, and are more than ready to assist international customers.
To know more about Akihabara and get an almost real experience, I suggest the free virtual tour being offered online at New Discovery of Akihabara.
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