2nd Japan Trip - Day Two Photos - Nakano Broadway (& Akiba)

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Just came back from my 2nd Japan trip this November! Videogame obsessive. Trip last year to Japan has got me hooked on figures/anime - and now manga, and AKB48 too. http://myfigurecollection.net/profile/Jul http://andallshallbewell.wordpress.com

So, on Day Two, I spend most of the day in Nakano Broadway, and awesome Otaku shopping place in Tokyo. Bookmarking the day was Akihabara, since that's where I get the train from. I already posted up my loot from this day. Was awesome. Probably posted more memories of the day on that post too.

Again, I've got many more photos I haven't shared.

More photos from this Japan trip to come!

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Checked out Akiba before heading to Nakano.

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Fairly busy on a Saturday.

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Another Akiba pic. Its always good being in Akiba.

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On the way to Nakano Broadway. You have to go through this mall first. I love the tagline of those "Copo" shops - "Here we have all kinds of socks."

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And the entrance to Nakano Broadway, not the Tomomi cut-out on the right. I have a bigger picture of that too if you want to see it. And a picture of a store which says "Nakano Broadway: Second Impact", but the picture isn't high quality. Let me know if you want to see it.

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I grabbed some Tonkatsu for lunch at the same place as last year. It was okay, nothing special. I hate the way you sit all ronery at a counter at these kind of places in Japan. I got the pork cutlet and mince cutlet and miso soup and rice set. They also played a cool re-arranged instrumental version of AKB48's "Ponytail no Shushu" at the restaurant, which I recorded on my iPhone, but can't find a way to get it off.

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Nakano Broadway was very busy on a Saturdayt. They didn't want you to take any photos of Tetsujin(?)

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Lots of figures for sale. So many more photos of figure displays in shops, let me know if you want to see any photos.

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And, yeah. You could buy Mio shimapan from a gatcha gatcha machine. And also other shimapan. Weird.

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Some "Nakano Broadway-style" dressed girl playing Drummania at one of the many Nakano game centres. Lots and lots of pictures of the game centres if you want to see any...

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Some old massive Evangelion figures. A lot of the old ones are bad quality but these ones are cool. I got told off for taking this photo :(

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Massive figure in the UFO section of a game centre.

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Many Eva machines

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AKB48 advertising Wonda coffee. So, of course I bought some. Still love vending machines.

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An awesome restaurant/bar area just next to Nakano Broadway that I didn't know about.

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Cool restaurant on the corner.

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More of the bar/restaurant area. So many of these little streets.

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One restaurant with soo many lanterns.

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Final pic of this cool area...
I could post a pic of what I ate if you want.

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Evangelion PachiSlot. It was the first time I really got into PachiSlot. Most of the time it was on this screen, and occasionally PenPen or Ritsu would show up - but when it got into the Angel battles it was so so epic. I was kinda hooked...

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Back in Akiba. Massive Tomomi ad on the side of Sofmap.

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Another part of Akihabara at night. No electricity saving here - full of neon!

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And yeah - my first actual arcade game 1CC. And in Taito HEY! of all places! Mushihime-sama Futari Black Label. Original, Reco, normal settings (they have another machine with too many extends). Very very excited. Only ever managed this feat once on the Xbox 360 port (but with a much better score). My hands (and the rest of me!) were shaking afterwards with a mixture of excitement, jetlag, and lack of sleep.

Day Three to come!

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Jul
Just came back from my 2nd Japan trip this November! Videogame obsessive. Trip last year to Japan has got me hooked on figures/anime - and now manga, and AKB48 too. http://myfigurecollection.net/profile/Jul http://andallshallbewell.wordpress.com