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Take a guided tour of 'Akiba-land'

Jun 6, 2010

Take a guided tour of 'Akiba-land'

Maid cafes, cosplay (costume play), gachapon vending machines, canned oden noodles and otaku (geeks) — lots of otaku: I thought I knew Akihabara, or “Akiba” as its fans affectionately call it. I bought my first Apple computer (a secondhand Macintosh Powerbook) there in the ...