- October 18 2015
Go Akihabara, Get Hatsune Miku Goods for Souvenirs!
If you call yourself an “Otaku” of Japanese Anime culture, you may be familiar with the name Hatsune Miku. Here I will introduce you to places where you can get Hatsune Miku goods in the Akihabara area!
So, Who Is Hatsune Miku Anyway?
Hatsune Miku is not just a character from animation. She is a character being who uses VOCALOID system created by Yamaha (yes, the motorcyle/musical instrument company!). The basic structure of a VOCALOID makes synthesized vocal sounds by using a sampled-human voice.
By using this technique, Crypton Future Media Inc. created this cute looking character.
She has pretty turquoise pigtailed hair and her trademark costume!
She sings an original song on Nikoniko Douga which is a popular Japanese video torrent website that made her so popular. Hatsune Miku has a huge presence as a virtual idol.
The song made her popular
US TOYOTA used her song in its commercial
3D Hologram Live is popular as well
Hatsune Miku also has VOCALOID friends Kagamine Len and Rin.
Now you know a few things about Hatsune Miku, right?Let's find Hatsune Miku in Akihabara; a sanctuary of Otaku culture!
1) Want Her Figure? Go To Liberty!
Liberty has manga, anime, and game character figures, you name it! This store does not just sell but buys as well, and it is famous among those who collect figures.
Look at the variety of Hatsune Miku figures they have!
There was a limited edition Hatsune Miku figure which was exclusive to a Japanese convenience store called Family Mart (she wears Family Mart's uniform).
2) Want To Be Hatsune Miku? Get A Costume From COSPA
COSPA is located on the 5th floor of this building. It has many kinds of animation/manga goods.
Look what I found! A costume of Hatsune Miku immediately at the entrance!
There are different T-shirt designs available.
This T-shirt has "1925" on it, which is the name of her song and the costume looks different than usual.
I found out the costume I saw at the entrance was on sale!
You can also find other characters’ costumes in COSPA!
3) Otaku Treasure Box? Find Anything In Anime!
This is the place you don't want to miss in Akihabara for Otaku goods! Anime is alive and well in Ikebukuro, Shibuya, and Shinjuku also, but Akihabara has the best assortment!
Hatsune Miku goods are very popular items, so you can find something interesting there.
The picture below is called NENDOROID. They are a cute palm-sized version of VOCALOID figures!!
You will find something interesting about the Hatsune Miku goods at these stores in Akihabara! These items I showed you were just some of them and thetores have a lot more unique stuff with a constantly changing inventory. Enjoy walking around in Akihabara and find your favorite Miku!