K-Books/comic bookstore that provides a variety of eye-catching comic books
K-Books Akihabara is strategically located on the third and fourth floors of Akihabara Radio Kaikan, where it takes only a minute-walk from JR Akihabara Station via the Electric Town Exit.
For anime fanatics and artists, K-Books is the best place for you.
For anime artists and fanatics, a place filled with stocks of Manga and anime comics, novels, videos, videogames and magazines, as well as other related printed materials and items will be a perfect haven for you to fulfill your fandom. K-Books Akihabara provides a variety of eye-catching comic books that feature doujinshi produced by artists mostly from the Kansai area. Doujinshi are independently published literary works, like novels, Manga animation and magazines. With more than 170,000 stocks of these local Japanese literary works – both used and new – piled by category and lined on their shelves that ran the whole way from the floor up to the shop’s ceiling, you will surely be fascinated with all the colors that meet your eyes.
However, K-Books Akihabara is more than just a mere comic or book shop. For first time visitors and tourists, it is considered to be an interesting attraction where you do not see anything like it anywhere in the world but in Japan, where Manga – a greatly patronized literary arts animation all over the globe – has been conceived and realized. That’s why the anime book store hopes to entice not only those doujinshi fanatics, but even adventurists who wanted a unique experience in Tokyo. Several anime and doujinshi bloggers considered K-Books Akibahara as the best doujinshi store in Tokyo that offers a very good deal of prices, sometimes, even twice cheaper than the other comic book stores in the area. While few professionals and well-known artists include some of their works in the display to reach out to the market outside the regular industry, most doujinshi are created by amateur artists, who hope to create a stepping stone for their artistic talents to be discovered by famous publishers, or just simply, because of their passion in arts and literature.
K-Books Akihabara is more than just a mere comic or book shop. It is also a tourist attraction where you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
Another interesting thing about the book shop is their adult section where anime pornographic magazines, comics and videos are liberally displayed, ranging from hetero to homosexual porn. While this section is strictly marked “No minors allowed,” it is still advisable for parents to be vigilant when taking their children to the shop. K-Books Akihabara is strategically located on the third and fourth floors of Akihabara Radio Kaikan, where it takes only a minute-walk from JR Akihabara Station via the Electric Town Exit. Except during a few days before and after the New Year, the bookshop opens daily from Sundays to Saturdays, and even in some holidays, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information about the K-Books Akihabara, check out their website at http://www.k-books.co.jp. All information on their site is in Japanese. You may also contact them at 03-5207-5065 or visit the bookshop on 1-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo.
how to access
K-Books Akihabara is strategically located on the third and fourth floors of Akihabara Radio Kaikan, where it takes only a minute-walk from JR Akihabara Station via the Electric Town Exit. The Akihabara Station is accessible via several subway and train lines: the JR Chuo-Sobu Line, the JR Keihin Tohoku Line, JR Yamanote Line, the Toei Subway-Shinjuku Line and the Tsukuba Express. From the Tokyo International Airport in Haneda, it is also possible to take the Limousine Bus that will take you directly to the place.