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Tokyo Manga Shop & Anime Studio Mega Tour ★ ONLY in JAPAN #29 東京漫画ショップ&アニメスタジオツアー

In this episode we head to Nakano Broadway, a shopping complex not far from SHINJUKU (station) To any anime or idol lover, this place can seem like paradise a kind of mini Akihabara One shop you will find all over the place is MANDARAKE Today we are at Mandarake. It’s an amazing place, a world of Manga To help me out is a professional, Patrick W Galbraith author of the Moe Manifesto and the Otaku Encyclopedia You’re really enjoying yourself, aren’t you? I am! There is manga everywhere, man! This is paradise! Recently worldwide, Manga and Anime is taking off, isn’t it? Yeah, I’d say so. The Manga has so much content,it’s a little bit different, something you might not imagine is being part of comics culture.. But I think it kinda offers range of materials, it draws a lot of new people in to get really excited about it, They sort of want to tell other people about it, I think it’s the stories, the characters which makes the difference, Like GOKU versus Superman They are so different. GOKU is almost flawed, right? yeah, superman is sort of invincible, right? he’s super powerful, super strong, He’s son of Krypton Well, he never loses! He never loses.But GOKU on the other hand, does lose always knows there’s someone more powerful than him So he gets his friends together, he gets stronger… He learns, he grows, he dies, he is reborn… So in a way GOKU is more approachable He’s a little bit more down to earth, more human. He can be hurt, he can cry, he laughs So I think people can relate more to flawed characters than to people who cannot even BLEED! A little bit more human, right? Closer to me Although that battle between GOKU and Superman is settled They did settle it. They said Superman wins because his power level is higher I think his power level is a little higher, but the thing is, that GOKU has his crew. And his crew will get together to do a smack down as a team Not on 1 on 1. That ‘s not the way things work Um..in my mind Anime is basically an animated version of Manga, no? I’d say a lot of the content comes from somewhere else You have kind of Anime based on Manga, based on light novels, based on games but in a way it is it’s own thing. I don’t think it’s kind of like a lesser version of the original It’s a different thing So when you look at “Ghost in the shell” manga Which is its own thing And you look at Oshii Mamoru’s “Ghost in the shell” film, Completely different thing And you can watch them side by side and see… the major in one way, and see the major in another way and they are sort of side by side and sort of expanded media world So it’s not the case where the book is better than the movie? I don’t think you have to compare them They both exist side by side, and they are both enjoyable All this talking and we haven’t even looked around MANDARAKE yet There are toy shops and manga shops Let’s start right here in the used Manga shop where Patrick and I are feeling that OTAKU vibe How about this? “KISEIJYU” also known as parasyte Sci-Fi horror that takes over your brain Do you know GENSHIKEN? See this guy? This is MADARAME GENSHIKEN is about anime….and Otaku! I love it…. I am OTAKU! Well then, take this! ONEPIECE SANJI! LUFFY! ZORO! Pirates, action, adventure? What more do you want? Well then, how about this? It is SOLANIN It stars Two girls….who wants to become…rock musicians Mandarake is a chain of shops within an amazing array of toys and manga through the ages It’s almost like a museum, but where things are for sale These toys really are collectables A way to connect to the past Patrick has found some old school action figures before they became much higher quality Mandarake has so many unique items Patrick finds another one, right at the entrance So this is for sale for 8500 dollars and it used to be a Gachapon machine so the capsules are inside the chest Put the money in here, and it comes out, here But it’s been changed to a display now and it’s for sale! Look at this guy! I can’t believe there is a Gachapon machine like this in the world! Only in Japan, beautiful If you missed a Manga in a series, you can find it here Want older? How about 1973? Across the way are these two Manga The price is reflected in their rarety and condition This one is from 1948 3 years after the war This is a 1st edition from a known artist expensive MANDARAKE also has an online store Contact them in English if you have a question or searching for something They don’t have English Manga but if you want some Japanese ones, this is the place to be 2 stops from Nakano on the JR chuo line is WAOWORLD Anime studio It’s a division of an education and entertainment company that.. you guessed it…also makes Anime Kaneko san works with club animators who aim to create a indie movie called chuyaden Right now they are putting together a promotion video to gather funds The goal… to produce a feature film based on fan feedback But first, what exactly is chuyaden? The story goes like this Boys and girls face a situation where the sun is about to disappear and they fight YOKAI Japanese monsters to regain it Day and Night Yokai do CHANBARA sword fighting battle And the hero characters, SHU,YUNA and KENTA have their ups and downs learning along the way SHU is a boy who is good at everything but doesn’t show his will often He grew up with Yuna, a quiet looking girl who hates losing There is also KENTA, Yuna’s little brother and loads of YOKAI, like Nurarihyon and Kasha Let’s see how all the story, and all these characters are made Wow. Look at all the detail the way he goes back and forth and checks underneath it Absolutely. Drawing the same characters over and over again in different positions You have to make sure you give the same quality, position, and detail over and over again is very labor intensive When he flips it up and down, you can almost see the action movement Absolutely. It’s moving right there in front of us.We’re seeing it being drawn Amazing This artist is hand drawing KENTA Artists work 10 to 12 hours a day, and they need a lot of energy Like these “GENKI (energy) drinks”. Creators live on them On the other side is where the digital process begins Each line is digitally entered It’s a time consuming process This project is planned to be crowdfunded And a future model on how an original Anime could be created through social networking It needs to create a strong connection between creator and fans It’s amazing how WAO has created everything in such a small studio, isn’t it? Absolutely. The trailer itself was produced just by the director and They were able to take these digital tools effectively to produce his own animations And getting other people involved in the process to take on more and more tasks Basically put together a coalition of talented artists And each one of them will probably make their own trailers and their own films Right. That’s how the industry works, isn’t it? In this sense, yes I think it’s keeping it a little bit more fast streaming the process because they are not just doing one thing,but you are doing more and more tasks using the digital tools So in a way it’s creating more rounded individuals who can do creative actions more autonomously I mean, to be working in this industry, how many people get to do this? This is where it’s happening You see people getting into it, and working their way up Learning their skill in the process We tried digitally coloring the main character, SHU It’s sort of like coloring by number, but harder You need to have an accurate touch It looks easy, but for beginners it could become a real challenge Oh you missed While we figure this out, take a look at how a Anime scene is made Several hours of work, crunched into 20 seconds There are countless movements needed to make just a 5 seconds scene Here are the final results Kaneko san explains There is a lot of excitment surrounding Japan’s subculture Manga and Anime are only going to grow in popularity Although we have just scratched the service of these massive industries, There are more and more chances to become part of it Either as a fan creator or Otaku reporters on a Manga rampage Just have fun with it!



Feb 2, 2018, 6:11 am Reply

That girl at the end looked like Yui Koike as Ahim

Dharmender Kasana

Feb 2, 2018, 6:26 am Reply

Why not english

Edward Willim

Feb 2, 2018, 1:07 pm Reply

"The author of Moe Manifesto"
I can't believe he's making money like that

Valerie Mabaya

Feb 2, 2018, 6:33 am Reply

super man can get hit by a tree no joke


Feb 2, 2018, 2:05 am Reply

I see Yaoi I click ?


Mar 3, 2018, 4:18 am Reply

What about saitama he's not human lol


Mar 3, 2018, 4:31 am Reply

That why we need to appreciate all the animators

Tina May

Mar 3, 2018, 9:17 am Reply

Great episode of anime, it required a lot of work for the final making! Thank you very much! Love your videos!

ResidentEvil302cuba rican215

Mar 3, 2018, 8:17 pm Reply

Damnit I Wana go 2 Japan so bad..I Wana go jus for the shops like this and the video games and figure stuff Ima need 4 this stuff

ResidentEvil302cuba rican215

Mar 3, 2018, 8:20 pm Reply

I would love 2 see the figures I collect horror figures mostly but I would love 2 go see the figures there

SSGoku 71

Mar 3, 2018, 9:39 pm Reply

GOKU can go mastered ultra instinct


Mar 3, 2018, 1:08 pm Reply


Dank How 2

Mar 3, 2018, 6:47 pm Reply



Mar 3, 2018, 5:17 pm Reply

if i ever set foot in japan, one of the 1st things I'll do is visit a manga/anime shop.I'd like to bring some home with me, but not sure how i go about doing that. is that even legal?

Jeffrey Niemann

Mar 3, 2018, 1:26 pm Reply

Solanin is great, Inio Asano is probably my favourite manga-ka.

quốc anh

Apr 4, 2018, 2:56 pm Reply

Ai biết wed anime japan ko?
Xin link wed anime jp

sharky shark

Apr 4, 2018, 5:59 pm Reply

gundam jumbo grade,OMG i hv that one

Datta Salve

Apr 4, 2018, 9:24 am Reply

Please tell me about the perman last vol 8 story

sly pasetes

May 5, 2018, 8:12 pm Reply

Goku is closer to human ??

Jimmer Seiber

May 5, 2018, 11:58 am Reply

Dude superman gets his ads kicked by anyone with kryptonite. And his character is hated by Stan Lee himself because it makes no sense that he would fly. Goku wins that every time in my book.

Natsuki KMR

May 5, 2018, 5:30 am Reply


Joker TM

May 5, 2018, 1:19 pm Reply

What? Goku can easily dfeate supperman

Tsuki Condor

May 5, 2018, 2:53 pm Reply

I feel Manga needs more love

Leader Q8

May 5, 2018, 4:18 am Reply

All the manga books in Japanese.. uh no English translation there? ?

Lesly Orozco

May 5, 2018, 12:59 pm Reply

I'm surprised that anime is inappropriate and for 18+. It's because the women's part is big and do things to boys

Morm Vannara

Jun 6, 2018, 10:30 am Reply

Super man is not a god but Goku is a god so Goku is stronger

Christian Gutierrez

Jun 6, 2018, 8:15 am Reply

Wonder if they got like 1968 or 1969 Shonen Jump ?


Jun 6, 2018, 9:29 pm Reply

What are the titles of the two yaoi mangas at the end?

cool Dorito

Jun 6, 2018, 2:16 pm Reply

Is manga in Japanese or English?

Lil Gucci

Jun 6, 2018, 8:05 pm Reply

?you know that goku can power up and he mastered UI superman is not match for him

Jojit Bunag

Jun 6, 2018, 6:25 pm Reply

Soo manga is cheaper in japan, but unless you know how to read japanese, then its no use to get it. If anyone could recommend me a shop in japan that has english manga, then please tell me

Giuseppe De Rosa

Jun 6, 2018, 6:03 am Reply


Hunter Forsberg

Jun 6, 2018, 6:13 am Reply

Patrick why would you let him pronounce all the terms wrong

chirastu thakur

Jun 6, 2018, 9:47 am Reply

You guys are grammar thank you very much for the video keep up your great work

Matthew Ahoy

Jun 6, 2018, 10:51 am Reply

I would love to live in Japan I'm in boring Australia.

Bagas Lpt

Jul 7, 2018, 4:03 am Reply

I cringed

Rebeka Blackwood

Jul 7, 2018, 4:32 pm Reply

I so love Japan!
Plz make about otome games!
I love Animes as well as otome games


Jul 7, 2018, 1:57 am Reply

hey without u guys i wouldn't know mandrake


Jul 7, 2018, 1:58 am Reply


Hola Burger

Jul 7, 2018, 5:11 pm Reply

This was filmed before Goku mastered Ultra Instinct 😉


Jul 7, 2018, 6:34 pm Reply

Ruffy???? did he just say… Ruffy?!?

Failed Artist

Jul 7, 2018, 2:36 pm Reply

Superman has lost multiple fights including the one were Doomsday KILLS HIM, Aquaman nearly kills him and Batman was able to defeat him.
So comparing Superman and Goku together isn't really good.

sai boonlatt

Jul 7, 2018, 3:29 am Reply

What about now? Goku is stronger then a god now. Ultra Instinct ???

The Sorrow

Aug 8, 2018, 11:06 pm Reply

paradise ahahahahah

Yourpal Phonna

Aug 8, 2018, 11:21 am Reply

And now i will appreciate every anime movie

Solomon Shannon

Aug 8, 2018, 6:58 pm Reply

Goku wins over superman any day

moon book

Aug 8, 2018, 2:26 pm Reply

Who just wish that the manga is English but you Japanese

Lay Bug

Aug 8, 2018, 5:40 pm Reply

Where's the hentai ? ?


Sep 9, 2018, 8:35 am Reply

Thanks about showing us the manga world there, my son and I love manga.

Arjuna Indian

Sep 9, 2018, 6:49 pm Reply

Superman is best!

M Askari

Sep 9, 2018, 4:46 pm Reply

Dark seid beated superman hundreds of times

James Roviezzo

Sep 9, 2018, 3:38 am Reply

I have the digimon game for ps4 that shopping mall looks similar to the one in the game


Sep 9, 2018, 10:56 pm Reply

Chillin in Japan and still mis-pronounces Mong-Ga not Main or mang

Kerry Persad

Sep 9, 2018, 12:41 pm Reply

i love dbz

JoEs_ Do9

Oct 10, 2018, 2:34 am Reply

is there english manga in china and japan

Unknown Girl

Oct 10, 2018, 11:10 am Reply

How much do the Japanese version manga costs?

Langji Hkyeng

Oct 10, 2018, 10:19 am Reply

Make a video on yaoi

john rambo

Nov 11, 2018, 4:55 pm Reply

They give a nuclear BOM..and now..they ( Japan) give it back…hihi..

Tom Johnson

Nov 11, 2018, 4:15 am Reply

Goku wins and thats final

Anjali Vishwakarma

Nov 11, 2018, 2:21 am Reply

We all respect who make anime and manga???


Nov 11, 2018, 11:19 pm Reply

I figure white guy would say superman would win, but for us goku will win

Red Neck

Nov 11, 2018, 4:30 pm Reply

Q: Goku or Superman?

A: Goku all day!

Aayush Gupta

Nov 11, 2018, 2:45 pm Reply

Time is changed now, Goku has powers of the god and even ultra instinct and I think Goku can beat Superman in ssb. So Goku is more powerful.

Seetha Raman

Nov 11, 2018, 11:41 am Reply

Can you do a pure vegetarian edition of Japanese food


Nov 11, 2018, 4:41 pm Reply

Omfg I wish of lived in Japan AHHHHHH I'M SO JELOUS, the only place you can get manga books in Germany is the library and most of them don't have any :'(

Nayro Jinges

Nov 11, 2018, 9:02 pm Reply

3:28 Guy in the background, thinks exactly as i was thinking…

Bulandai Rainbow

Dec 12, 2018, 2:08 pm Reply

7:34 flip phone!


Dec 12, 2018, 9:54 am Reply

Uh! Superman HAS lost before to Darkseid, Luthor, Vandal Savage, Wonder Woman, Batman, and some others. Heh heh heh.

Nerd Autêntico

Dec 12, 2018, 9:23 pm Reply

SuperMan loses for the a "BatNothing Power"

Asleep Awake

Jan 1, 2019, 4:28 pm Reply

Nakano Broadway is amazing. I can't believe I walked in the complex by accident. The Anime Cel shops are just out of this world and are astoundingly low key. With dwindling amount of cels, since all anime now is made on digital and 3D canvases I'm hoping real production anime cels there can be preserved and catalogued worldwide for posterity. I also always forget Mandarake's stuff is also online on their website.


Jan 1, 2019, 6:45 pm Reply

so cringe


Jan 1, 2019, 3:21 am Reply

that is where i want to go when i'm there mandarake..they do have their website but it's better to be there in person…i have been on their website


Jan 1, 2019, 6:29 pm Reply

p a r a d i s e

Zipporah Funaki

Jan 1, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

Really enjoyed this video. Is there any place on japan that has english manga

Ibrahīm al-Ameriki

Jan 1, 2019, 5:52 am Reply


It's such a man-child story. Every pathetic person I know thinks it's great.

Ataur Rahman

Feb 2, 2019, 6:10 am Reply

one dialogue from escanor.
superman stronger then goku now who decided that,superman can beat goku now who decided that

Studio Rock

Feb 2, 2019, 2:02 am Reply

3:24 that’s not one piece that’s wanted that oda early works

Ron Ely Rodriguez

Feb 2, 2019, 3:22 pm Reply



Mar 3, 2019, 4:35 pm Reply

Goku has almost no character development. Luffy and naruto so much more

u w u

Mar 3, 2019, 9:06 pm Reply

I use to buy my figures at the mandarake website, really cheap and in great condition


Mar 3, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

He was so innocent holding that yaoi manga

The beast 151 Denis

Mar 3, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

This is what I miss in my country

Mile Shady

Mar 3, 2019, 8:31 am Reply

Goku is far more stronger than Superman

Khirsten Yllene Tan

Apr 4, 2019, 1:36 pm Reply


shivam parmar

Apr 4, 2019, 4:09 am Reply

Who else noticed Koro Suke at 04:13 . This comment is only for Kitretsu Lovers ?

ChOgIwa !!

Apr 4, 2019, 4:50 am Reply

How much mangas cost


Apr 4, 2019, 5:11 am Reply

That moment you remember the manga are in japanese.

Crunchy Banana

May 5, 2019, 1:45 pm Reply

what happened if I visited nakano broadway from phillipines to there and i only visited there just for anime and manga and the manga was no english sub… 😐


Jun 6, 2019, 6:13 pm Reply

im so jelous 🙁

Sherina Yoren

Jun 6, 2019, 12:30 pm Reply

in my country manga is mango


Jun 6, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

Superman is weaker than Goku simply because Superman gets his powers from our Sun, while Goku is powerful regardless of where he is in the Universe. That's a very important and overlooked point in regards to Superman. Superman is one of the most vulnerable of the lot.

Night Stalker

Jun 6, 2019, 11:07 am Reply

5:53 I'll be damned!!! Is that 1991 yamaha TZR 250cc?????

Andrea Bryant

Jul 7, 2019, 3:27 pm Reply

John and his friends are funny!!
I need a friend like him!!

Rhyan Bullard

Jul 7, 2019, 5:17 pm Reply

Questions: are there any laws or bureaucracy a person has to go through in order to buy and bring unedited versions of manga? I've read online for example that a man was arrested or detained when he had a Japanese version of the Pokemon manga. Are there problems or is it just internet scare? Also, any advice when buying large objects or number of them that they don't fit in your luggage?

Running BoyetYT

Jul 7, 2019, 4:56 am Reply

Damn. . . My dream. . .

Picnic Films

Aug 8, 2019, 7:23 pm Reply

Virginity rocks


Aug 8, 2019, 5:37 am Reply

Weaboo's joined the Chat

Studio Rock

Sep 9, 2019, 1:53 am Reply

3:29 that’s not one piece it actually one Oda early works wanted

The Warrior محارب

Sep 9, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

That claim is so faulty. Goku can SMACK superman, as Goku at SSG first time was universal, and this man absorbed that and made that power inserted into his base form. Therefore Goku base full power is easily Universal, Superman isn't even near that.

Subash Anand

Oct 10, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

I want to be there

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