I think we might have oversold it a little in the headline, but it is still pretty exciting. At the start of this year, the supermarket on the first floor of the GenkiJACS building closed down, and we were all very sad.
But yesterday we received the news that the world’s best shop, Mandarake, is moving in in its place! For those who don’t know, Mandarake is a favorite of Japanese school students. They sell manga, collectibles, cosplay items and lots lots more. Their current store is about 10 minutes’ walk from GenkiJACS, and is a gargantuan treasure trove of fabulous stuff. This time we’re not overselling it in the slightest.
Mandarake is also distinguished by having one of the best English language websites around, and also one of the best taglines around – “Mandarake – Rulers of Time” indeed.
We’re already working on some special plans together with Mandarake, so we expect a lot more excitement when the store finally opens around the end of April. Fun times!