Some big news for J-List fans — come by our retail store on your next trip to Japan!
For Immediate Release
April 1, 2010
J-LIST OPENS RETAIL SHOP IN AKIHABARA
J-List, one of the first anime shops on the Internet, announced today that it has opened a retail store in Tokyo’s popular Akihabara area. The store will stock anime figures, anime artbooks and magazines, bento boxes, plus the popular “Tenga” male stress relief products.
J-List founder Peter Payne said, “Ever since beginning operations in 1996, we’ve had one goal: to create the premier anime shop in Akihabara, the center of Japan’s otaku spirit. We’re happy that this day has finally been realized.”
The J-List retail shop is located on the 2nd floor of the Don Quixote shop facing the main Chuo Dori thoroughfare. The store will also stock the company’s signature Japanese-langage T-shirts, including “Looking for a Japanese Girlfriend” and anime parodies like the “Tsundere” kanji T-shirt.
To commemorate the new retail shop launch, J-List is giving away a copy of the Pixiv Girls Collection 2010 artbook in a Twitter campaign run in partnership with Dannychoo.com. In addition, the site is extending its 2010 Spring Sale event giving all customers a $5 coupon for every $100 spent on the site. Customers can take another $5 off any order over $25 for today only by entering JLISTAKIBA in the “store coupon.”
J-List can be accessed at http://www.jlist.com (includes NSFW products) or http://www.jbox.com (PG products only). For details on the Twitter campsign and to see beautiful pictures of the artbook, click over to Danny Choo’s site now.
(Hope everyone liked our little April Fool’s joke, thanks to Danny Choo for the idea and the cool graphic. The winner of the free Pixiv artbook has been selected, using a random number generated from random.org. And the winner is… @De_JaY — congratulations!)