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Finding Rurouni Kenshin and Sailor Moon in Japan

by KB Meniado

I was in Tokyo last month and one of the places I loved visiting the most was this bookstore! I think you’ll know why.

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At Aqua City in Odaiba

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The “Rurouni Kenshin” films were in cinemas back then so it was imperative these existed:

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I am not the biggest “Samurai X fan but I AM DEFINITELY A MOON CRYSTAL POWER MAKEUP GIRL.

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You know, I’m not even sorry for taking that much photos. (Nobody stopped me from doing so, anyway.) Why are these not available worldwide again??

Speaking of global, I’m sure most of you can relate with the Naruto and Doraemon (only my favorite robot/cat in the world).

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The Detective Conan series was also on-hand. (Photos excluded in this post because my fanatic of a brother seems to be almost in all of them.) It was basically a bookgasmic experience.

As for the local books, well, let’s say they were also eyegasmic.

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Disney books were available in both English and Nihonggo as well but boy, were they equally pricey as the rest of the books (or as the rest in Tokyo).

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Now, allow me to end this post with a universally known signature pose. ☁

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KB Meniado is bookbed’s Head Cheer Reader. In the words of writer Orhan Pamuk, she read a book one day and her whole life was changed. Follow her @heykebe on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter.

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