It is true that many people enjoy regardless of their age, gender, and cultural backgrounds. Animation is made and published by uncountable countries in this world and many of you may have memories of watching animation during childhood. I, though not really much enjoy animation now, also used to wait in front of television to watch famous animation such as crayon Shinchan and Dragon Ball. Pokemon and Digimon Adventure were also on my favorite list.
I had no doubt that those animations would be made by my home country since they looked very similar to how I look like and all animations were in my language. As you can guess, it was not correct. It was just all dubbed version of Japanese animations. Japanese animation industry still has a lot of influence to people from all over the world until now. In this article, we will look for the history of Japanese animation and how we can enjoy animes while traveling in Japan.
As I have already mentioned for several times, Akihabara is famous for Otaku culture. Naturally, there are many attractions related to Japanese anime, manga, or games. The interesting point of walking around the streets in Akihabara is that you can see many young girls and boys dressed like an anime or manga characters. They are either costume players or staff hired by some cafes and restaurants to catch passenger’s eyes.
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There are a lot of maid cafes all over in Japan, however, Akihabara is the origin of the this crazy boom of maid cafe. Basically you can see maid cafes wherever in Akihabara. If you turn your head to left side, there will be a girl dressed as a maid and tries to get customers to her working place, yes, maid cafe. Same thing happens even if you turn your sight to right side as well. Some maid cafes have become one kind of big corporate so they operate 7~8 maid cafes only in Akihabara. If we think of whole Japan, the branches they have will increase. This phenomenon shows that there are demands of many Japanese people and foreign tourists who love to visit here and enjoy this culture.
Do you love to watch Japanese anime(animations)? Do you like to play computer games? Are you interested in thousands of electronic goods? Well.. Let’s say it frankly. Do you think you have Otaku spirit?
If so, it’s time to visit Akihabara. Akihabara is well known for Otaku culture, which means people who are obsessed with particular interests(especially anime and manga). If you arrive in Akihabara, you will see major electronic department stores and tons of stores selling anime and manga goods. Unlike our previous ones, this article will focus on shopping malls mainly related to electronics and anime products rather than fashion.