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Anime/Manga Tour of Tokyo-HELP PLEASE

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I am in the process of putting together a "Discover Japan" tour for the students in the East Asia studies class at my university and I'd like to include some notable and interesting sights related to Manga and/or Anime in or around Tokyo.

Does anybody have any ideas about places that would be fun, interesting and worth visiting? I'm thinking museusms, galleries, exhibitions, festivals or anything else that might exist related to Manga & Anime. The trip would be sometime between August-September 2007.

I'd love to hear your ideas so don't be shy!👍
 

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I agree Akihabara should be on the list, but Akihabara is a fairly big place. Is there anything specific there that you could base a day trip on other than electronics stores?
 

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If for nothing but the novelty, the maid cafes are something very unique to otaku culture. (No, seriously - from the standpoint of studying anime/manga culture, they are)

As for actual places there, I'm not a Tokyo-ite, and can't speak for specific locations well. Sorry.
 

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The maid cafes could be an option but it might be weird if a class of students goes there as a group. It could be something they might want to do on their own in the evenings though. Thanks!
 
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There are much Anime studios in Suginami-ku.

There is Anime Museum in Ogikubo of Suginami-ku.
http://www.sam.or.jp/flier.htm

Because a forest Ghibli art museum of Mitaka is a reservation system, please look at here.
Tickets - Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

JYOURAKU-JI (Manga temple)http://www.city.kawasaki.jp/88/88bunka/home/top/h0004.htm
http://www41.tok2.com/home/kanihei5/manga.html
An address:
4-12-14, Miyauchi, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
TEL :044ツ−766ツ−5068
When you observe here, please do a reservation on the telephone.
http://www41.tok2.com/home/kanihei5/manga.html
 

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Thanks Nagashima-san-that's gold. I had already thought of the Ghibli museum but I didn't know about the ticket reservation.
 
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Though it is not Tokyo,
There is Kyoto international Manga Museum in Kyoto.
http://www.kyotomm.com/english/
When you consider Manga, Anime, I think that you have to know EMAKI (a picture scroll).
http://www.emaki.net/emaki.html
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Though it is not Tokyo,
There is Kyoto international Manga Museum in Kyoto.
http://www.kyotomm.com/english/
When you consider Manga, Anime, I think that you have to know EMAKI (a picture scroll).
http://www.emaki.net/emaki.html
絵巻物データベース

A database of a Japanese art museum
http://www.dnp.co.jp/artscape/eng/mdb/index.html
 
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Just a question... is this something that you thought of on your own as an important inclusion to a tour of Japan, or are the other members of the East Asian studies programme actually interested in anime & manga...?
 

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Just a question... is this something that you thought of on your own as an important inclusion to a tour of Japan, or are the other members of the East Asian studies programme actually interested in anime & manga...?

Excuse me for not replying to your question-having read your original reply to this post I'm not convinced of your sincerity or desire to answer MY question. It seems you were more interested in expressing your own opinion of what constitutes an appropriate set of activities for a group of Asian Studies students to take part in whilst on a trip than actually reading what I had written. I'm sure someone else here would be happy to discuss with you the fine points of designing a syllabus or what constitutes culture in another thread.
 

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There's so much-thanks again Nagashima-san!
 

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Excuse me for not replying to your question-having read your original reply to this post I'm not convinced of your sincerity or desire to answer MY question.
I don't have an answer to your question... anime and manga are ubiquitous elements of pop-culture in Japan, manga being a little more prevalent in the "non-otaku" types, you know, housewifes, boys, girls, men, women... whomever... whatever.

It seems you were more interested in expressing your own opinion of what constitutes an appropriate set of activities for a group of Asian Studies students to take part in whilst on a trip than actually reading what I had written.
That's why I edited it, as it seems it's a "part of" your trip... not the sole purpose of it--- I don't know... I still just don't know what you expect to "discover", and whom actually is really interested besides you.

I think you'd walk away with a greater appreciation for the history of Japan if you went to Rekihaku instead of a Maid Cafe, but to each their own--- it's just that you're planning this around other people as well.
 

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I don't have an answer to your question... anime and manga are ubiquitous elements of pop-culture in Japan, manga being a little more prevalent in the "non-otaku" types, you know, housewifes, boys, girls, men, women... whomever... whatever.
It was a simple question...asking about places to visit related to manga/anime. Nothing more, nothing less. Nothing in there about culture.
That's why I edited it, as it seems it's a "part of" your trip... not the sole purpose of it--- I don't know... I still just don't know what you expect to "discover", and whom actually is really interested besides you.
I think you'd walk away with a greater appreciation for the history of Japan if you went to Rekihaku instead of a Maid Cafe, but to each their own--- it's just that you're planning this around other people as well.
Don't you think you are being a bit hasty to judge? You don't know anything about this trip other than when it is and that I want to include something about anime or manga yet you have a whole set of assumptions on which you are basing your criticism.
 
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HAizzzzzzzz, arguments happen. In fact you don't really find it easy to find a forum with no arguments. But guys, you're pretty decent debaters. You're not offending in a lowly-no-class manner but you're respecting each other, hmm, that's a good thing I guess, haha.

Anyway, add Dragon Ball into the anime list!!!!!! And Death Note, it's really good!!! Okie, have nicey days people!!!! BYEBYE!!!!!! Smileyssssss!!
 
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