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In Which I Geek Out

Now that the midterms are finally over (for my friends at least--now they can stop studying for 8 hours at a time. I swear! It's not healthy...) we had a day off school. Knowing that I wanted to go to Akihabara, a section of Tokyo for anime/manga goods and the like, we decided to make a day out of it.

When you walk down the streets of Akihabara, you are usually looking at stuff like this:
There are people galore, all pushing into the stores. Maids stand on every corner handing out fliers for their cafes. Government people talk through loudspeakers on the top of cars. It's very fun and lively. The five of us met up at the station, and as we set out for Animate (a giant store for anime/manga books and character stuff) we ran into these:

I bought too much; some stuff for me and some stuff for friends. Unfortunently, what's "in" right now is a lot of more female-oriented stuff, so I actually couldn't find much for my friends who like more shounen (male) manga and anime. Fairly frustrating. Of course, I could have gotten them something along the lines of this:
or something else that they might have appreciated, but the thought of that is awkward beyond the extreme so sorry, some of you guys, I'm still looking for something for ya.

After that, we went and had ramen for lunch.
And took purikura:
(That seems to happen on every outing. American REALLY needs to get those...)

Then we continued wandering around, popping into random stores whenever the mood took us. Eventually, foot-sore, we wound up at Denny's which is MUCH CLASSIER here than in the US. Just look at the yummy desserts you can get:

I returned home tired, but happy. I think the next outing we have semi-planned (meaning, we essentially said "ok, let's do this in the future" with no definite time) is going to an aquarium.

I love geeking out! :)

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