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Club Sega Sofmap Akihabara Tokyo

Japan 2015: Tokyo – Walking around Akihabara and Ginza

Date: March 21, 2015

After spending way too much time at Yodobashi Akiba, I moved further into the heart of Akihabara district.

Akihabara underbridge Tokyo Japan
Ahh, wide footpaths
Gundam Cafe Akb48 shop Akihabara Tokyo
Yup, that’s a Gundam Cafe and next to it the official AKB48 Cafe & Shop πŸ™‚ For the uninitiated, Gundam is a popular mecha manga/anime/videogame franchise and AKB48 is the biggest (literally) girl group (literally) in Japan. And both cafes had long lines outside.
Akihabara building Tokyo Japan
Akihabara maybe the home to otaku/nerd/geek culture, but there are plenty of offices around
Akihabara Road Tokyo panorama
When I reached the main road, I just stood there with a smile πŸ™‚ An area with so many videogames, anime, gadgets… couldn’t believe such a place exists, but hey, I’m finally in Akihabara!
Club Sega Sofmap Akihabara Tokyo
I was tempted to enter Club Sega, but I turned around instead
Akihabara electronics store Tokyo
This was a complex of stores selling spare parts, electrical components and retro gadgets
Electronic components market Akihabara Tokyo
Definitely a place for electronics hobbyists
Wires spare parts Akihabara Tokyo
I just wonder how many still build stuff from scratch in the days of easy consumption
Cosplayers Akihabara Tokyo Japan
I crossed over to the main hub of Akihabara district
Akky One Gigo Sega Akihabara Tokyo
There were so many enticing buildings, but I had to get around quickly
Doner kebab Akihabara Tokyo Japan
I knew it was time for lunch, but I somehow thought I’d finish walking around Akihabara first
Hirose game Akihabara Japan
Lot’s of girls trying to entice men (mostly) to enter maid cafes
Street sale Akihabara Tokyo
A few stores had street sales but I didn’t find all the prices as low as they were claiming it to be

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Photos from Comic Con Express Bangalore 2012

September 8th and 9th

I was quite excited when I heard there was going to be a Comic Con held in ‘Namma Bengaluru’. After all, a convention exclusive to all things geeky (other than electronics & IT) isn’t something we get a whole lot in the country. But the folks behind the expo are all coming from the right backgrounds. This was a comic convention run and managed by comic book lovers – so I my hopes were high.

To makes things even better, the two day event was free! Even better? It was held at Koramangala Indoor Stadium, 5 minutes from where I live!

(Note: These photos are from both the days I attended, but I’m writing this post as one)

Comic Con poster Bengaluru
Instructions
Comic Con Express Bangalore Koramangala
I got to the venue at noon with my younger brother
Bangalore Comic Con Koramangala indoor stadium
Day 1, and the turnout was already impressive
Stormtrooper helmet Comic Con Bangalore India
As soon as I entered, I was hit with cosplayers (Cosplay = ‘costume’ + ‘play’)

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