Posted by meronpan on February 18, 2009
So with my day trips completed and only 2 full days remaining, fatigue is starting to set in and I took things a bit easy today. If you’re looking for detailed figure/anime/manga coverage… sorry, not too much of that, please wait for me to get back from Japan ^^;
First order of business: find a stuffed animal for a friend’s girlfriend… to ikebukuro!
Just my luck that took me here…
And that wasn’t the only hello kitty store I visited orz. The first one (in shibuya) didn’t have the particular character, so I had to try again. It’s… really not my thing to walk into a pink, glittery store by myself to buy a stuffed animal -_-
Thankfully mission accomplished so I wandered around a bit. There was a Tokyu Hands that I wandered around a bit before heading up to the observatory deck of sunshine 60.
Another great view… I’m starting to really enjoy finding high places for photos ^^;
Not really sure what the above building is… seems like it should be famous… it’s so weird!
Really beautiful day again, and fuji-san was just baaarely visible. Alas, taking pictures through the glass wasn’t exactly ideal.
Lotsa buildings in… shinjuku i think?
On the way to and from dinner with a former coworker, snapped some pics of Tokyo Tower. Really beautiful at night… wish I had brought my tripod (and had a better camera/lens!).
Between dinner and sunshine 60 was… akiba of course ^_^ Spent some more time browsing stores to see if any figure purchases were worth making. I noticed that the Liberty (?) store has a bunch of used/damaged figures… also some older and event stuff for sale… might pick up that other lucky star nendoroid puchi set but still not sure…
I noticed the miko kagamin from the original lucky star nendoroid puchi run is really popular… one store had her going for like 1500 yen. But anyhow, back to Liberty, they even had movic’s tsukiumi… though if I remember she was almost 10000 yen and had a scratch on her cape orz. Lots of other tempting goodies since they were marked down due to being preowned or having slight imperfections. Gads who was it… mmm… blegh, can’t remember but it was some 1/8 scale figure for like 2000 yen or so… cheap!
In the end no figure purchases but I did get some manga… asu no yoichi 2-8, nagasarete airantou 14, and to aru majutsu no index 3. Note to self: buying manga from Gamers seems to result in free goodies ^^ Got more bookmarks, this time yoake mae yori ruri iro ya ~ Moonlight Cradle characters.
Also checked out one of the more… *ahem* adult stores… and no not ero anime or manga… like… av & tenga stuff ^^;;; I was originally heading up to see their cosplay stuff… but that was only accessible after wading through av dvds, onani toys/aids, and lingerie. Once I finally made way up… gads, never seen so many school uniforms and gym outfits… given their placement in a porn store… kind of unsettling ^^;;;
I’m thinking of putting together a rough picture tour of Akihabara… not sure how many are already out there, but guess it can’t hurt, especially with Akiba’s constantly changing landscape. Need to take more pics!
Aaand let’s wrap up with one last pic. This is from my kamakura excursion…