Sunday, October 4, 2015

An Afternoon In Akihabara Part 3

Finally, for my third Akiba photo post, I double back a bit and have a look at the Animate Store on Chuo Dori and the Gamers just outside the Akihabara Electric Town Exit at Akihabara Station.  I finally get to visit Volks and the new Radio Kaikan Building along with the main Electric Town Exit area (that always shows up in pics).  I never did visit the main Yodobashi Camera store, on the east side of the Yamanote Line, this trip as I stayed to the west side of the station.  They have big floors of Gundam model kits, anime toys, hundreds more gashapon machines, and all the electronics you ever want to see.
The main block of anime stores on Chuo Dori on the east side of the street.  Don Quijote on the left, Anime in the middle, and Softmap on the right.
Just south of the above picture on the west side of the street.  It is where the arcades are and lots of little shops.  Behind this one block west was the little side street I went up with the Kotobukiya Store in the first post.
This corner looks pretty nice when it is lit up at night.  Big anime billboards, with Akiba Culture Zone on the right.
Yoshinoya for beef bowl and Go Go Curry next door.  More yummy food.
Yoshinoya menu.
Border Break video game.  I like the mechs and the characters.  One day, they'll do an anime.
More anime posters.
Some of the old electronics stores with no anime goods!  Just electronics parts and wires, and everything you need to build something like a time machine for Stein's Gate.
Electronics!
More electronics.  Who knows the resistor colour codes?  BBROYGBVGW.
Mai Dreaming Maid Cafe sign.
Volks
Electric Town Exit Area.
Gamers.
Gamers!
Electric Town Exit Area
New Radio Kaikan.  The big yellow sign lights up good.  It is a nice new building full of anime related stores.  Used and new.  Roomy and nothing like the old building featured in Stein's Gate.  I like it, but it doesn't have the same character or history.  Would have been cool if there was a display or exhibit about the old building.
AKB48 Billboard.
Vending Machines.
Vending Machines.
The colourful front of the Akihabara Gamers store.
Big crowds down on Chuo Dori later on in the day.  You can watch the metro trains pass overhead.

Gamers on the left, Volks on the right showing the Electric Town Exit street.
The konbini inside the New Radio Kaikan building.
Inside Radio Kaikan.  They sell these little 1/12 scale weapon models you can assemble for your figure or just display.
Inside Radio Kaikan. Airsoft guns.
Some custom models inside Radio Kaikan.
Gundam model kits inside Radio Kaikan.
Used trading figures you can buy to complete your collection inside Radio Kaikan.
Could have shown more anime merchandise inside Gamers, but the real highlight was this Kancolle Collection life-sized prop for Yamato.  At the Animate in Ikebukuro, I wasn't allow to take pictures, but here it was allowed for some reason.
A life-sized cardboard cutout and some stills from the anime, which wasn't bad if you like moe and miltary mixed.
More stills.
More cardboard stand ups.
They had some models of the guns from the destroyer and some fake shells.
The crowds on the Electric Town Exit looking west in the late afternoon. 
Some of the Subaru magical girls.  The animated shorts weren't bad and now it is a series.
Cut little seals!
They were advertising the anime here.  Awhile back there was an Attack on Titan popup store here in this department store right at the Electric Town Exit.
All good things end, and service had been restored for the Yamanote line for my exit.
It was a pretty good day down in Akiba.  I saw a ton of stuff and wandered to my hearts content, but you never seem to have enough time or energy or both.  That's all for now!

A Morning At Kanda Myojin Shrine before visiting Akihabara
An Afternoon In Akihabara Part 1
An Afternoon in Akihabara Part 2
An Afternoon in Akihabara Part 3

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