Kotobukiya Akihabara Store: Specialist Goods Straight from the Manufacturer to You

 

“Kotobukiya Akihabara Store” is operated directly by the well-established figurine and plastic model manufacturer “Kotobukiya”. The best thing about this store is that because it’s operated by the manufacturer, you can check out the latest products before they reach other stores.

With everything from cute characters through to Star Wars, Studio Ghibli, and the Godzilla series, the wide range of series represented here makes this a wonderland for figurine enthusiasts.

1Fはマリオやカービィ、ポケモン、任天堂系など、海外でも人気のキャラクターが充実。

1Fはマリオやカービィ、ポケモン、任天堂系など、海外でも人気のキャラクターが充実。

The first floor features a wide array of characters which are popular outside of Japan too, including Pokemon, Mario, Kirby and Nintendo characters.

2Fにはスタジオジブリのコーナーが

The Studio Ghibli area is located on the second floor. Products produced in collaboration with the movies, such as anime and games, are divided across different areas and floors, so you can find what you’re looking for straight away.

江戸時代の文化と融合したウルトラマン怪獣デザインの根付

“Netsuke” miniature carvings that combine Edo period culture with Ultraman monsters. The perfect decoration for your smartphone or wallet strap.

* “Netsuke” is a type of stopper which was used when hanging objects such as medicine cases and tobacco pouches from belts during the Edo period.

江戸時代の文化と融合したウルトラマン怪獣デザインの根付

The third floor houses made-to-order miniature folding screens. They are carefully produced one-by-one by artisans who also work on full-size folding screens of the type found in traditional Japanese houses and rooms. Of course, you can even commission a full-size folding screen if you wish!

4Fフロアの半分を占めるスターウォーズコーナー

The Star Wars area takes up half of the fourth floor. According to one member of the shop’s staff, “They are more or less all products that are only sold in Japan, so they’re popular among non-Japanese fans too.”

日本ならではのアイテム、ライトセーバー型の箸

日本ならではのアイテム、ライトセーバー型の箸

Something you’ll definitely only find in Japan - light saber chopsticks! Turn the light on and off at your will.

200体が一堂に。まさに圧巻!

Two hundred stormtroopers in one room - a true masterpiece! THIS is what collecting figurines is all about!

キャラクターの世界観を再現した展示もここならでは。

キャラクターの世界観を再現した展示もここならでは。

キャラクターの世界観を再現した展示もここならでは。

The way in which the characters’ view on the world is recreated here is also rather special. Apparently, a lot of people come here looking for limited edition products which sell out immediately, thinking “maybe they still have it there?”. This is the place to come in Akihabara to get your hands on a real treasure.

The stores also has English-speaking staff, so you can ask about how to use the figures, etc.

 

 

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