After several years of hard work to climb the proverbial Everest of anime journalism, we here at Anime Maru have finally been able to reap our reward: an all-expenses paid trip to Japan, the birthplace of weebs.
This is Akihabara, a mecca for Otaku. Tokyo is famous for its overcrowding, but it really is something else in person.
Just look at all the people in cosplay. This is what everyday life is like here in Japan.
Akihabara is full of of maid cafes such as this one. Those Japanese are such perverts, you can’t get anything like this in America!
Here in the background is the famous Japanese Staples Center, named for Monogatari character Hitagi Senjougahara. You’ll notice it’s located on Pico Blvd, named for another famous anime character.
Japan is wonderful because the people are so friendly and polite.
Here is a traditional Japanese Ramen stand for all you Ace Attorney fans out there! They’ve even got sexy anime girls as advertising mascots. Good ‘ol wacky Japan!
And here’s a shop that sells onigiri, or rice balls. Jelly filled are my favorite. Nothing beats a jelly filled rice ball!
Anime is everywhere in Japan! Here’s an advertisement for an upcoming anime movie, Phantom Thief Gru, the Moon Thief 3.
We’ll continue to post photos of our trip throughout the weekend!