information unavailable, hours of the old Shibuya store and the other stores are: 12pm ~ 8 pm daily
This Mandarake is northeast of Tokyu Inn. The entrance is an escalator to the second floor. The escalator way is lined with posters on the north side of the 'road' and is next to a game center. The whole place is in one of those covered shopping areas, like the one leading up to the building Nakano's Mandarake's in. It's toward the east end of the shopping area. The shopping area is on the dark side with a lot of game places and the like. On the corner of the block Mandarake's on, there's an exit/entrance to an underground passage/shopping, which leads to Osaka station (PLEASE learn the # of the exit for me ^^). That there is a covered shopping area nearby is not obvious from the exit. There's more in that block than this shopping area, so good luck finding it. Once you get inside the covered shopping area, finding the Mandarake shouldn't be too hard. LDs, Cels, records, knicknacks, CDs, dojinshi and the stage are on the entrance floor. Manga, books, and mags are on the bottom floor. Plan to spend a whole day and maybe go twice. There is a little area w/a few chairs in the stairwell, but I don't know if eating is OK. Feel free to sing karaoke on the stage and give the poor workers a break. ^_^
Hours: 11am ~ 7pm weekdays, 10am ~ 7pm weekends
Kita-ku, Sonezaki-shinchi 1-13-22, Umeshin Toei Kaikan 3F
I've never been to this one, so if anyone goes there, please write to me about it! ^_^ It's on a big corner a few blocks south of the station. From the station, take the eastern most of the two big streets which head south from the station. Pero is on the southwest corner of the huge intersection with the triangle of land in the middle of it.
Located mainly along Nipponbashi Dori to the east of Nankai Main line's Nanba station, there is an electronics district like Akihabara in Tokyo. It's called 'DenDen Town' and is full of new and used CD/LD/LP/game shops. To get there, you take the main street east bound from the station; this street is called 'Nansan Town'. You can also reach Nipponbashi Dori from Sakaisuji line's Ebisu-cho station in the south end of 'DenDen Town'.
This is an awesome manga shop near the station. It's down an alley just south of the main east bound street leading away from the station (and toward Nipponbashi Dori). If anyone can find more spacific information, please tell me. ^_^
Hours: 11am ~ 7pm
Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi 4-9-13, SEM Biru 2F
This is a store that sells used LDs, CDs, videos, etc. It's on the east side of Nipponbashi Dori, in the electronics ditsrict. It's on a corner with a Dotour just across the street. I've never been there. If you go, could you please tell me what it's like? ^_^
Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi 5-12-3 Chikatetsu Saikaisujisen Eki MT Biru
This place carries character goods as well as CDs and LDs. Please tell me what it's like. ^_^ It's in the Saikaisuju line's Ebisucho Subway station building on the east side of Nipponbashi Dori.
Hours: 11am ~ 7pm
06-636-7444 and 633-1370
Naniwa-ku, Nanba-Chu 2-4-2, Supe-su (Space)Nanba 2F and Noppinbashi Kaikan 3F
These stores sell LDs, CDs and videos. I've never been to them, so any info would be great. ^_^
The first one is about half a block south of the main street east bound from the station. It's on the west side of it's street which has a shoe store on the corner and is 2 blocks east of the station.
The second one is on the west side of Nipponbashi Dori, across the street and half a block south from the Saikaisuju line's Ebisucho Subway station building.
Panic, Media Mix