AKIBA MANGA GUIDE TO AKIHABARA (C: 0-1-2) KODANSHA AMERICA (W) JPT Staff (A/CA)
AKIBA MANGA GUIDE TO AKIHABARA (C: 0-1-2)
(W) JPT Staff (A/CA) Makoto Nakajima
by the JPT Staff & Makoto Nakajima
The Akihabara district ("Akiba") in Tokyo, once known as the spot for discount electronics stores, has become a veritable "theme park" of Japanese pop culture. With shops of all kinds, gaming centers, clubs, bars and restaurants packed into an area of just 700 square meters, the Akiba can be a daunting place to navigate. This clever guidebook presents the wonderfully eccentric appeal of the district in an easy-to-understand and entertaining format - a fusion of manga and practical travel information that will prove invaluable to the foreign visitor. Throughout the book, the reader learns about the development of Akihabara, which evolved from Tokyo's electronics center to the place to go for personal computers, video games, animation and manga, into its most recent incarnation as the hub of street music.