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Sweltering hot in Japan right now and Akihabara is no exception - hot with an absolutely ton of cute 2D girlies!

Today we take our regular visit to the holy land - places visited include Yodobashi Camera, Cospa, Radio Kaikan, Lammtarra, Negishi, Sofmap, Toranoana, Animate, Akiba Culture Zone, Kotobukiya, Tsukumo, Mulan and other small stores in the area.

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August edition of Nyan TYPE and Megami magazine loaded with pinup posters like these. If you only had a thousand yen left, which of these would you choose? Megami Magazine with the railgun girls on the left or Nyan Type with the Oreimo girls on the right?

Railgun or Oreimo?

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How many of you watched Haiyore Nyaruko-san W last season?

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D-Arts Alisa Ilynichna Amiera (Gun Form) from God Eater by Bandai.

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Folks can grab some of these delicious noms at Beard Papa but only during Summer.

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Wakuwaku Taro no Yorozubako gift shop located right outside Akihabara station has loads of anime souvenirs that you can pick up at the very last minute.

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Do you know "Shichaku-wari"?

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It usually takes a while for Hollywood movies to arrive in Japanese theaters and folks here will have to wait until August 23th to catch Star Trek : Into Darkness.

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Shokugan capsules contents are sold separately at some places for those who cant be bothered to buy 6 capsules just to get the one you want.

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The J-pop music duo "Claris".

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The billboards outside Gamers. SOOON!

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Iron Man Mark VII iPhone cases.

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Second-hand Pokemon cards.

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Bushiroad's Vanguard cards and sleeves.

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1/3 scale Madoka and Sayaka dolls by Azone.

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Overhead view of Chuo doori in Akihabara.

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Lamtarra - the ero shop disguised as a normal DVD shop at the front ^^;

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Loads of eroge, doujinshi and magazines for the health conscious.

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Keep your smartphones and glasses clean with these multi-purpose pantsu cloth.

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Touhou ita-stickers and metal badges.

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Negishi - you must try this place when you are in Akihabara!

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Emobile and Ricotta collaborates to bring their users Ita-wifi pocket based on Walkure Romanze More & More.

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Wall 'O nendoroids.

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How many of you followed the Akiba Rangers shenanigans?

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Another mountain of new figures. For those who missed, Kotobukiya's Yui Takamura figure review is up in this post.

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Madoka Magica Movies 1 & 2 due to be released on July 24th.

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Life size Mikasa panel spotted at Toranoana.

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Kirino daki from Dengeki G's Festival comic vol.30.

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"Vote for your fave oppai size."

Which will it be?

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LLaLoL (Looks Like a Load of Loli's).

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Novel based on Hatsune Miku "Senbon Zakura".

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Idolmaster girlies as cute as ever.

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Linked Horizon's new album "Jiyu heno Shingeki" - includes the new and old OP from Shingeki no Kyojin.

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Escha & Logy's Atelier for PS3. How many of you are a fan of the Atelier series?

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Cutie from the eroge 1/2 Summer released on June 29th.

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Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay jackets by Cospa.

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Almost every store in Akihabara has a corner dedicated for dakimakura - goodbye to roneriness.

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Tis the hot season to the the owner of one of these Ita-sensu [痛扇子].

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For when the standard bug repellents get boring and you fancy electrocuting those blood sucking bugs.

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Touhou theme credit cards.

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The Kotobukiya Store - Super Potato is right opposite.

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Japanese politician themed snacks. Do they do things like Obama Cookies?

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Huge danbo on display at the Kotobukiya Store.

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Misty (Mistral Nereis) - another Shining Blade figure by Kotobukiya.

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Checking out some of the robots on display at Tsukumo.

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Just like our Mirai Suenaga Smart Doll, this robot can be operated from your Android device or PC via Bluetooth. The latest Smart Doll video below.

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For when all the first hand figures are gone - there are stores that sell second hand figures - just hope that none of them were bukkake figures.

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