Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: Inside Kotobukiya’s Sprawling Tokyo MegastoreJanuary 11, 2015 5 By The Nerdcotics Staff
In addition to being an established haven for fans of anime, video games, and electronic gadgets, Tokyos Akihabara district has earned the distinction of being an alluring terminus for toy enthusiasts as well. Bolstering the draw of the Otaku-centric borough is Kotobukiya Akihabarakan the sprawling retail space of the venerable Japanese collectibles manufacturer, Kotobukiya.
A short walk from the JR Akihabara train station amidst the arcades and assorted shops is an experience like no other for action figure and statue aficionados. Visitors to Kotobukiya Akihabarakan are treated to five floors teeming with a dizzying variety of souvenirs, gifts, and a captivating stock of collectible figures produced by Kotobukiya (of course) and other reputable Japanese toy makers including Play Arts Kai, Bandai, and Kaiyodo.
Beyond the extensive selection of items for sale, Kotobukiya Akihabarakans, varied floors are filled with one-off memorabilia, autographed artwork, and meticulously assembled model and figure displays comprised of iconic characters from cornerstone video and science fiction universes like Metal Gear, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Star Wars.
Science fiction and toy connoisseurs planning a visit to Kotobukiya Akihabarakan should be sure to reserve ample time (and money) in order to maximize the delight that Kotobukiya’s electrifying Tokyo venue is certain to offer.