Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part III: Marvel Superhero CollectiblesJanuary 25, 2018
Kotobukiya Akihabarakan is a cant-miss destination for Marvel Comics superhero fans and collectors in the Tokyo metropolitan area. A verdant edifice among the iconic sights of “Electric Town”, Kotobukiya’s five-story megastore is filled to the brim with a delectable assortment of statues, action figures, and licensed gifts to browse or purchase.
In Parts I and II of our tour of Kotobukiya Akihabarakan we focused on the shop’s massive stockpile of Star Wars and DC Comics collectibles. Now, in Part III, we’ve shifted the focus to what’s available for the devoted corps of Marvel Comics superhero enthusiasts who are fortunate enough to visit.
Once inside Kotobukiya Akihabaran Marvel superhero buffs will have to navigate the first floor’s mini-shops and displays dedicated to Yotsuba & Danboard, Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise, and Arc System Works’ popular video games BlazBlue and Guilty Gear. From there, it’s on to the second floor, which is teeming with “Giburi’s Goods” (plush toys and gardening items) and collectibles based on the popular “Tales of…” series of role-playing video games. The third floor is amply supplied with anime figures and collectibles (inspired by the ever popular Sword Art Online, Kantai Collection, and others). Upon reaching Kotobukiya Akihabarakan’s fourth floor (and pulling themselves away from the massive spread of Star Wars and DC Comics collectibles), guests will find the mother lode of figures, toys, and gifts inspired by Marvel’s comic book and cinematic universes. In addition to pieces from Kotobukiya’s expansive line-up of plastic model kits, ARTFX, ARTFX+, and Fine Art figures, collectors will find licensed pieces from manufacturers that include, Bandai, Takara Tomy, Square Enix, and others.
Marvel Comics statue and action figure collectors should be certain to spend some time at Kotobukiya Akihabarakan. For even more details about what’s on display, be sure to check out our prior features here and here. For prospective shoppers looking for the latest details about Kotobukiya Akihabarakan’s in-store amenities including overseas shipment, free Wi-Fi, free gift wrapping (in addition to detailed directions), be sure to check out Kotobukiya’s official page here.