Ikebukuro Sunshine City is an anime and manga fans dream city, and AX Tokyo was located right in the middle of all the action!  Who needs a dealers room when you could walk right outside and within a few steps be inside the anime shop of your dreams!  All around Ikebukuro were plenty of shops and interests including: Tora no Ana doujinshi store, Geo with used games and videos, Sakura Cafe with the one and only Sakura Taisen cafe and gift shop, Shinjuku Shoten manga shop, Gamers / Broccoli anime and manga shop, Closet Child with gothic lolita apparel and accessories, Animate with 8 floors of anime and manga and gaming goodness, Books Rashinban with used books and doujinshi, K-Books with character goods and trading cards, Manga no Mori manga shop, Toys R Us with a definite difference in selection of anime goods not seen in America, Tare no Panda ya with Tare Panda and Ghibli goods, NamjaTown food court and gaming center, Sega Gaming with cosplay picture booths and UFO Catcher machines, and lots of busy karaoke parlors open hours around the clock!  And yes, plenty of food places, too, for when you just have to sit back and rest those tired feet!

Anime Expo Tokyo 2004
Ikebukuro Gallery 1

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