Akihabara: from its origins as a post-war black market to a mecca for world-leading electronics, it’s now become a pop culture paradise visited by tourists from around the globe.
Now introducing Beacon Magazine, your number one guide to the unique and varied culture of Akihabara.
vol.2Volume 2 of BEACON magazine explores Comic Market, the largest DIY comic convention on the planet, via interviews with top-selling manga artist Reine Hibiki and expert figure sculptor Tsukuru Shirahige. Plus: articles on Akiba’s high-quality audio equipment, model trains, retro games and more in an issue stuffed full of Akiba goodness!
vol.1Our commemorative first issue is packed with Akiba exclusives, including an exclusive interview with Takeya Takayuki, one of Japan’s leading figure sculptors, plus guides to Akiba’s super-sized meals, maid cafes, and secret spots to make the most of your Akihabara adventure. There’s something for everyone here!