Translated by Jasmine Nishino
Mandarake Shibuya: Buy Anime, Manga And Otaku Merch In Shibuya
Written by yuri.sugiyama
Mandarake in Shibuya is a paradise for anime, manga, and Japanese subculture fans. Find out how to get there and what kind of things you can find in this otaku-friendly shop.
For those who wish to experience Japanese otaku life or find anime or manga merchandise, many would think about checking out Akihabara.
While Akihabara is a popular spot for tourists, Shibuya is also another must-go spot for many visitors. But not many people will think about going to Shibuya for anime, manga or otaku related goods.
During your limited time in Japan, you may want to see the Shibuya crossing and shop around at Akihabara for anime merch. Being on the opposite ends of Tokyo, it may be somewhat troublesome for some people.
That is why we would like to introduce Mandarake Shibuya branch to get your otaku fix while visiting iconic spots in Tokyo.
What Is Mandarake?
The photo above shows the massive Mandarake Complex building in Akihabara.
Mandarake is a second-hand book store that mainly carries manga and anime related DVDs, games, and figurines as well. There are several branches throughout Japan and one is in Shibuya.
Since Mandarake carries second-hand goods, you will not find brand new items, but you may be able to find rare goods that are difficult to find even in Japan.
Overall, Mandarake is a fun shop that is enjoyable for fans and those who are unfamiliar with the otaku culture as well. This is also a great place to find souvenirs for friends back at home that is into manga and anime!