JapanForum.com  


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
(#1 (permalink))
Old
mrrobato (Offline)
New to JF
 
Posts: 14
Join Date: Apr 2008
did anyone went to Akiba - 05-03-2008, 05:13 AM

did anyone on this forum ever visited Akiba ward?

I have TV Japan & showed brief clips of Akiba

the last I heard from NHK news that there were a bit of trouble with cosplay cafe incidents and Akiba is shrinking, fewer people going there to shop

from what I read about Akiba - its the world's largest electronics place (analog radio parts to PC parts to cell phones) & for Moe (anime & manga & cosplay)

I wonder whats going on right now?
Reply With Quote
(#2 (permalink))
Old
MMM's Avatar
MMM (Offline)
JF Ossan
 
Posts: 12,201
Join Date: Jun 2007
05-03-2008, 05:35 AM

Akihabara is not shrinking, and from the news I see, there is no shortage of people going there, but it is possible that its reputation is larger than reality (especially for foreigners) and some people are disappointed in what they find.
Reply With Quote
(#3 (permalink))
Old
charosian's Avatar
charosian (Offline)
New to JF
 
Posts: 24
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Niigata, Japan
Send a message via MSN to charosian Send a message via Yahoo to charosian Send a message via Skype™ to charosian
05-07-2008, 05:06 AM

I went there last summer, it s a pretty cool place.
i have heard a few stories lately about maids and stuff.


http://8bitplus.blogspot.com/ Check it out, its fresh!
Reply With Quote
(#4 (permalink))
Old
Nagoyankee's Avatar
Nagoyankee (Offline)
中庸を得るのだ~
 
Posts: 2,119
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tokyo, Japan
05-07-2008, 05:13 AM

Akiba is shrinking? Are you kidding? It's expanding!!

I see considerably more people there these days than 10 years ago. Akiba used to be only good for electronics shopping. Now it's like otaku heaven as well. It's pretty hot in Akiba now.
Reply With Quote
(#5 (permalink))
Old
SakeSan's Avatar
SakeSan (Offline)
Astronomer
 
Posts: 171
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Netherlands
05-07-2008, 08:38 AM

I'm going to Akiba this summer!^^
I heard it is really the place to be for otaku's.

Hm, i'm an otaku so i'm happy!^^


Reply With Quote
(#6 (permalink))
Old
MMM's Avatar
MMM (Offline)
JF Ossan
 
Posts: 12,201
Join Date: Jun 2007
05-07-2008, 08:43 AM

Don't get too excited. It's not like Disneyland...but good for a couple hours of decent exploration.
Reply With Quote
(#7 (permalink))
Old
eruchan (Offline)
New to JF
 
Posts: 13
Join Date: May 2008
05-09-2008, 01:48 PM

i just visited akihabara 3 days ago and it's the same. no way that it's gonna change and of course shrink. in fact, it is expanding and there are still many construction projects underway.

what i saw was that becoz of the tv news, more people are going there to check things out!!
Reply With Quote
(#8 (permalink))
Old
odonata's Avatar
odonata (Offline)
Roboto
 
Posts: 205
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: London
05-09-2008, 06:14 PM

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY CLOSE THE MAIN STREETS AND PEOPLE ARE EVERYWHERE
I hope that was loud enough as it is a fekking madhole on weekends.

Try buying a 120ohm resistor on weekends and reap the winds of AKIHABARA SAN. you will have to pick maids out of your gaddamn teeth before you even sniff a PC


Super Roboto Jutsu Powah - Dynamic Servo Death Crush *NeeP*

Last edited by odonata : 05-09-2008 at 06:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
(#9 (permalink))
Old
Saikou (Offline)
New to JF
 
Posts: 6
Join Date: Feb 2008
06-17-2008, 05:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by odonata View Post
Try buying a 120ohm resistor on weekends and reap the winds of AKIHABARA SAN. you will have to pick maids out of your gaddamn teeth before you even sniff a PC
Haha, I love it. This man speaks the truth!
Reply With Quote
(#10 (permalink))
Old
Harold (Offline)
JF Old Timer
 
Posts: 316
Join Date: Jul 2007
06-17-2008, 10:09 AM

I found akiba to be a little boring to be honest. It was just electric stores everywhere. I did have a nice dinner right next to Akihabara eki, though.


I
沖縄           My blog
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright 2003-2006 Virtual Japan.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC6